Reserve List, Waiting List & Watch Numbering
A potential point of contention when it comes to a special edition watch project is the use of watch numbers. There of course the option of not having numbering engraved on any of the watches. Although this would end all problems associated with the choosing of numbers, I think most will agree that having a Special Edition number adds to the exclusivity and the enjoyment of the watch.
For now the WUSSE production run is targeted at 55 samples. However, itís not our wish to exclude any forum member that would like to purchase a WUSSE watch, so there is the possibility that the quantity might increase. We will constantly monitor the feasibility of adjusting the quantity, although it should be understood that at some point it will become final as the cost of the project is affected by the quantity of watches produced.
Hereís how the numbering system for the WUSSE project works:
Everyone who said they were interested in buying WUSSE watch was assigned a Rank in the sequence they first posted their interest. They were also assigned a watch number based on the FIRST number they requested. If that number was already taken, they were assigned the next subsequent number they might have requested.
Your Rank is important. For those that didnít pick a number as part of their initial post or requested a number that was already taken, you will be able to choose from a list of available numbers in the order of your Rank. We will be contacting everyone in order of their Rank to choose from the remaining available numbers. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PM BOX! If we donít receive a timely response from you we WILL move on to the next person in line.
Once all the numbers have been assigned we will post all the watch numbers and their ownerís names in this thread. At the same time weíll show a waiting list for those ranked 56 and higher.
When someone drops out of the project, their watch number will be reassigned by us in order of Rank on the waiting list. Confused? Hereís an example: Jim has number 34 but has decided to drop out. We offer number 34 to the next person in line, which in this example is the person ranked 56. If person 56 isnít interested, it is then offered to 57, and so on.
All watch numbering will be controlled by the Project Managers. There will be no open discussion, badgering or offers to trade numbers. Most people have picked their number for a reason and once it has been assigned, itís yours (providing you pay for the watch in full). No one should be asked or forced to give up their number.
Your watch number will also identify you as being eligible for the discussion and voting as part of the design process. If your name doesnít appear in the Watch Number list in the next post, check your PM box frequently over the next week. We want to finalize this list as quickly as possible.