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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    I wasn't around for the Kingston. How long was it from initial pre-orders to first delivery?

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Years....

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BigHaole
    I wasn't around for the Kingston. How long was it from initial pre-orders to first delivery?
    I missed the pre-order and had to wait for General Ordering to open. From that day till delivery was only 27 months.
    But let's not dwell in the past as this is all water under the bridge. And you know the disclaimers from financial institutions (paraphrasing): Past performance is no guarantee for future performance.

    I managed to get in on pre-ordering / early registration for both Project 300 and Project GMT. The clock is at 43 months and 21 months (and counting) respectively. These projects seem to progress slower than the Kingston. It would be nice to see (the light at) the end of the tunnel, but to be honest, I don't really care: I still have a few watches to wear and these will be ready -and fantastic- when they are.

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    I rarely think about the P300 or Key West project these days; however, I woke up this morning wondering if we'll actually see a completed project. I'm happy to own several MKII watches and happy that MKII seems to be successful. The form, fit, and function are fantastic. I normally wear an MKII; the only other watches that I wear in my collection are my Tsunami and Typhoon.

    As demand for MKII's increases, I'm not sure that Bill can successfully manage the professional and specialist series along with multiple special projects simultaneously and provide reasonable product delivery times. When I placed my orders, I expected that delivery would be a couple of year away. However, in my opinion, three and a half years is not reasonable. I don't see how Bill can continue to produce his fine timepieces and manage customer expectations without a change in operations. The pains of growing a business is felt by all.. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that would appreciate some some news or talking points from Bill in the special project threads... Has there been any progress or forward movement?

    No, I have will not consider selling my three special project orders. I'll keep waiting albeit impatiently.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by gman54 View Post
    I rarely think about the P300 or Key West project these days; however, I woke up this morning wondering if we'll actually see a completed project. I'm happy to own several MKII watches and happy that MKII seems to be successful. The form, fit, and function are fantastic. I normally wear an MKII; the only other watches that I wear in my collection are my Tsunami and Typhoon.

    As demand for MKII's increases, I'm not sure that Bill can successfully manage the professional and specialist series along with multiple special projects simultaneously and provide reasonable product delivery times. When I placed my orders, I expected that delivery would be a couple of year away. However, in my opinion, three and a half years is not reasonable. I don't see how Bill can continue to produce his fine timepieces and manage customer expectations without a change in operations. The pains of growing a business is felt by all.. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that would appreciate some some news or talking points from Bill in the special project threads... Has there been any progress or forward movement?

    No, I have will not consider selling my three special project orders. I'll keep waiting albeit impatiently.
    I'm right there with you, Buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaCosmicMan View Post
    I'm right there with you, Buddy.

    In my experience, it works out best if you try not to think about 'The Wait' ....

    Focus your thoughts instead, -On the Result-

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    The wait doesn't bother me nearly as much as the lack of communication. It wouldn't take much time to post a few updates, even once a month, to let us know how things are progressing. On the one hand, Bill makes watches with waiting lists to buy, so he must be doing a lot of things right, but I think a little communication would go a long way, particularly for people, like myself, who are buying their first MKII and first "project" watch.

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    I understand people's concerns. I really am not that interested in the communication, but I understand that others are. I know there has been some movement on the Key West. I am more concerned with Project 300. I think there is a challenge about Project 300 that is holding it up and in turn holding up the Key West. I have nothing to base that on. It is just my opinion/feeling/idiocy.

    I know when Project GMT gets to me that I will love it. I will also look down on all those who do not own one! I WILL BE INVINCIBLE!
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    Project GMT: Design thread

    Just a practical question: If I decide to buy an MKII (i.e. a Nassau) and I have to wait, lets say, 32 weeks, when am I supossed to make the full payment? At the first or at the end of the waiting time?

    To me it is very different to wait 32 weeks with my money (or at least, most of it), in my pocket!

    As an example, I've just received a wonderful Stowa flieger that I booked 24 weeks ago, but I've only paid for it three weeks ago, when Stowa confirmed me that it was about to be send! And it is the same for, i.e., WUS projects...

    Anyway, I would like to be waiting for my MKII GMT...
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    Jfha1210, I believe ~half down then you will get a notice when to send the balance. From the time you send the balance you still may have months though. Good luck.
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