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Baselworld 2010

Finally I have a little bit of time to finish by much overdue Baselworld report. Well at least I won’t have to compete for eyeballs now :)

As usual I arrived the day before the fair is opened to the public. At this point the town is still quiet. There are some press around and the buyers are beginning to trickle into town.

For those of you that do not know the town of Basel it occupies a unique geographic location in that it is actually “in” three different countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany. The airport itself is actually divided into sectors by country although the immigration desks now are rarely in use.
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Kingston Non-dates are here!

The non-date Kingston C3 and BGW9 watches are here! This is the first batch of 100 watches (50 of each type). If you received the e-mail about submitting your parts kit orders you are in this first batch. We are sending out a second batch of the non-dates and the first batch of date dialed Kingstons to the assembler in January.

The watches will be going out to the first 100 pre-order customers that ordered a non-date BGW9 or non-date C3 watch. I realize that this isn’t going to cover all of the Plankowners but this is the most efficient method to deliver as many watches as quickly as possible. However, this process still covers the vast majority of the Plankowners.

The watches arrive here in a semi-finished state. This is done so that we minimize process oriented damage to the cases and bracelets and to ensure the best alignment possible for the bezel and dial. The watches still need to be verified for timing and to have the protective coating removed. Shipments are expected to begin next week and the process to get the first 100 out the door will take several weeks to complete.

Kingston Update

The parts kit ordering page is up. At the moment we are only taking orders from the first 100 customers that we will be shipping to first so we can concentrate on shipping rather than the paperwork for all of the customers. We have updated the ticket system to provide those customers with the ordering link. The ordering link will not be publshed in a public way on the site. You will need to login to the ticket system or refer to the e-mail generated by the tickert system to get the url address.

Please note that unless you order a black or gold date wheel and/or an extra strap you will not need to submit payment. You may choose the “PayPal” payment option that will allow you to check out without submitting payment. If you are purchasing a black or gold date wheel and/or strap please check out as normal and remit payment.

If you have any questions please send us an e-mail.

Kingston Update

The watches are leaving Swtizerland some time this week. Our plan at this point is to begin shipments next week. We just finished updating the tickets for the first batch of BWG9 and C3 customers and I will be working on the parts ordering page later today. We will do our best to deliver as many orders in time for Christmas as we can.

Kingston Update

There will be a new update available by Monday, Dec. 6th.