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    Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    I'm not affiliated with them, but I placed an order for the blue dial, no date. I thought I saw somewhere the projected release date, but now can't seem to locate it. I sent off an email to them about a week ago but no response.




    So for those who have ordered one do you know when the projected delivery time is?

    Or anyone who has pre-ordered from Gruppo Gama before, what has been the "typical" lag time from placement of order to getting the actual watch.

    Thanks! Any information would be appreciated!

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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Per this page

    https://www.gruppogammawatches.com/dmpreorder.html

    projected availability is August/September 2019.
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avo View Post
    Per this page

    https://www.gruppogammawatches.com/dmpreorder.html

    projected availability is August/September 2019.
    Wow! All business. Nothing namby pamby about these guys. Pay up & shut up. We'll tell you when we want more money. You'll get the watch when we say you'll get the watch.

    Jeepers man!
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    What do you want them to do? Would you rather that they not tell you when you're going to get the watch? Or that they demand that you pay the full amount up front? (as is the case with many pre-orders …)
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avo View Post
    What do you want them to do? Would you rather that they not tell you when you're going to get the watch? Or that they demand that you pay the full amount up front? (as is the case with many pre-orders …)
    I'm sure there is more to it than just that pre-order instruction page. They just don't seem appreciative nor that we are the customer. I'm wholly agains the pre-order model, so it seems harsher to me than to those that follow that model. They actually have not committed to when you will get the watch. There are no refunds. The buyer is completely subsidizing the building of the watch. The buyer has everything to lose for a sight unseen product. I've wrestled with this before so I won't bang it around anymore. My hang up evidently.

    Thanks Avo

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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avo View Post
    What do you want them to do? Would you rather that they not tell you when you're going to get the watch? Or that they demand that you pay the full amount up front? (as is the case with many pre-orders …)
    I'm sure there is more to it than just that pre-order instruction page. They just don't seem appreciative nor that we are the customer. I'm wholly agains the pre-order model, so it seems harsher to me than to those that follow that model. They actually have not committed to when you will get the watch. There are no refunds. The buyer is completely subsidizing the building of the watch. The buyer has everything to lose for a sight unseen product. I've wrestled with this before so I won't bang it around anymore. My hang up evidently.

    Thanks Avo

    RD

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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Thank you!

    I completely glossed over that first line! I knew I had seen something about the timeline but could not recall where. It's more me than them, but diferent formatting could help, e.g.

    "Expected delivery date: August or September 2019 (est.)"

    BTW: I am envious where you live. Beautiful town! I once organized a WIS GTG at a Pizzeria with a lighthouse tower looking thing at the entrance and the local Rolex dealer hosted us where James Henderson who was a Doxa rep. at the time gave away some Doxa goodies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avo View Post
    Per this page

    https://www.gruppogammawatches.com/dmpreorder.html

    projected availability is August/September 2019.
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    It's OK RD I went into it with eyes wide open, I just could recall when it was to be delivered and glossed over the info on the web-site.

    Hey considering it's June already, waiting til Sept. is not all that bad!

    We're not talking MKII watches where the "Cult of Yao" gladly waits with baited breath for a watch 8 or 9 years in the making after deposits have been paid!! Sarcasm fully intended!!! :)


    Quote Originally Posted by Riddim Driven View Post
    I'm sure there is more to it than just that pre-order instruction page. They just don't seem appreciative nor that we are the customer. I'm wholly agains the pre-order model, so it seems harsher to me than to those that follow that model. They actually have not committed to when you will get the watch. There are no refunds. The buyer is completely subsidizing the building of the watch. The buyer has everything to lose for a sight unseen product. I've wrestled with this before so I won't bang it around anymore. My hang up evidently.

    Thanks Avo

    RD

    Thank you
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    Quote Originally Posted by sfnewguy View Post
    BTW: I am envious where you live. Beautiful town! I once organized a WIS GTG at a Pizzeria with a lighthouse tower looking thing at the entrance and the local Rolex dealer hosted us where James Henderson who was a Doxa rep. at the time gave away some Doxa goodies.
    Yes it's a nice place to live, I'm quite lucky to have found long-term employment here. I know that pizzeria, but sadly the local Rolex dealer (a family-owned jewelry store that had been in business for almost 100 years) closed back in 2016 ...
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    Re: Gruppo Gama Divemaster Pre-Order - anyone else order one?

    looks aside, quality fit&finish wise, is this watch worth 9bills? thoughts?

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