Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 am

TheBeatles wrote:
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Well, after seeing the pics of the Trident MK3, I think I'll be contacting Ross to see about upping my order from one H2 to two
I changed mine to 2 at the last minute, as wanted the all blue and the white/titanium combination. What colour are you going for?
Decisions, Decisions - I’ve ordered 3 Super Early Bird and have yet to make a final choice. I think the blue/blue is a definite though. And that titanium bezel looks amazing, in addition White dial no-date option has a great balanced dial.

Update:- my 2nd Formex Essence delayed until May.
And did you add the Sellita to any of them?

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am

TPS10 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 am

And did you add the Sellita to any of them?
No, decided against it. I have other Seiko movements and I am happy with them, especially as I rotate my collection and the NH35 is accurate enough for me and my lifestyle. I might have been swayed if it came with display back as standard for the Sellita. But I wasn’t going to buy that as an addition.

I’m sure I could change my mind though when I make my final choices and pay the extra then. Ross seems an amazingly accommodating guy, I’ve been very impressed with him and his attitude to Customer Service.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 pm

TheBeatles wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am
TPS10 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 am

And did you add the Sellita to any of them?
No, decided against it. I have other Seiko movements and I am happy with them, especially as I rotate my collection and the NH35 is accurate enough for me and my lifestyle. I might have been swayed if it came with display back as standard for the Sellita. But I wasn’t going to buy that as an addition.

I’m sure I could change my mind though when I make my final choices and pay the extra then. Ross seems an amazingly accommodating guy, I’ve been very impressed with him and his attitude to Customer Service.
I’ve added the Sellita to my one. If I decide to try and go for a second I will add it to that also. As for Ross, he’s been absolutely fantastic. Some of the requests/comments made have been enough to make a Nun swear, but Ross has remained calm, collected and professional throughout. He has impressed me a lot. I will definitely be keeping an eye on any of his future projects.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:07 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 pm
TheBeatles wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am
TPS10 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 am

And did you add the Sellita to any of them?
No, decided against it. I have other Seiko movements and I am happy with them, especially as I rotate my collection and the NH35 is accurate enough for me and my lifestyle. I might have been swayed if it came with display back as standard for the Sellita. But I wasn’t going to buy that as an addition.

I’m sure I could change my mind though when I make my final choices and pay the extra then. Ross seems an amazingly accommodating guy, I’ve been very impressed with him and his attitude to Customer Service.
I’ve added the Sellita to my one. If I decide to try and go for a second I will add it to that also. As for Ross, he’s been absolutely fantastic. Some of the requests/comments made have been enough to make a Nun swear, but Ross has remained calm, collected and professional throughout. He has impressed me a lot. I will definitely be keeping an eye on any of his future projects.
Ive added Sellita in both mine, so have ended up paying more for my 2 watches than you have for your 3!

Couldn’t agree more about Ross, how he’s kept his head with some of the rubbish being spurted about is quite remarkable! It’s my firsts kickstarter experience and it has been fun watching it all unfold, just the wait now for 6 months.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 am

Looking at the comments here and on the Hamsun Kickstarter campaign, it seems we have a fair few members taking the plunge.

I also noticed an ex Forum member there too. DISJT looks to have pledged. An unusual name, so certainly would appear to be Chris.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:24 pm

TheBeatles wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 am
Looking at the comments here and on the Hamsun Kickstarter campaign, it seems we have a fair few members taking the plunge.

I also noticed an ex Forum member there too. DISJT looks to have pledged. An unusual name, so certainly would appear to be Chris.
It is Chris, he's changed his name on there a few days ago - his comments were under his name to start with. He's ordered 3.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by StrappedUp » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm

The price of those is pretty remarkable. Just excitedly hurried across to KS and pre-order the white to find the campaign ended a few days ago :(
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:05 pm

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The price of those is pretty remarkable. Just excitedly hurried across to KS and pre-order the white to find the campaign ended a few days ago :(
Ryan, you should pay more attention. :D TigerChris, TPS10 and even Bahnstormer_vRS (Guy) have been going on about these watches for ages. Don’t know if Guy took the plunge, he kept his cards close to his chest if he has!!! There were rumours he was tempted.

I myself, pledged for 3. Might be the bargain of the year if all works out well.

I was very wary of Kickstarter in general.

And I say that, being absolutely gobsmacked at the accuracy (+/- 2spd) of my Formex Essence. Says he, excitedly awaiting his second soon.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by StrappedUp » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:04 pm

I really should do. I'd previously looked at their Nanok, but missed the H2.

Oh well, something else will come along hopefully. For the first time since starting this mucky habit, I am 'diverless' and I don't feel entirely comfortable with the situation if I'm being honest :lol:

Could do with a fix until I have some decent funds available towards the latter part of the year.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:07 pm

@TheBeatles - you may well have been right Brian but, much as the Hamtun is an excellent looking and specified watch at an excellent price, I decided not to go for it.

I have nevertheless got a Kickstarter watch inbound imminently, in the guise of a Draken Kalahari, due for dispatch from New Zealand in the next week or so.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by Deployant Dave » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 am

Any other Kickstarter brands that anyone is following/backing?

I'm tempted by the latest offering from Ventus; anyone backed this?

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:38 am

Deployant Dave wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 am
Any other Kickstarter brands that anyone is following/backing?

I'm tempted by the latest offering from Ventus; anyone backed this?
This ones not hit Kickstarter yet, but I’m signed up for updates. Due in Q2, so fairly shortly I would reckon. I’m planning on backing it when it becomes live. They are based in Dundee, so following the British theme.

https://akuratime.com/

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by Deployant Dave » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Liking the look of that.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue May 14, 2019 4:47 pm

Lufbery watches came up in discussion in another thread in relation to Trench watches.

Their Mark VII Trench watch is not a bad offering and still available at the Super Early Bird price.

Might take a punt and hope that their delivery for November is in time for the 11th.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Sun May 26, 2019 4:13 pm

Just found this one, quite like it but December delivery (for me) a bit of a turn off.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/de ... nding_soon

28 days to go, fully funded but deals still available.
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