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Delivery Update: Pre-Basel

Here is the report of the Kingtons delivered before I left for Basel, Switzerland. I did not get a chance to file this report before I left as I was, among other things, busy re-ordering instruction manuals and travel boxes so that they would be ready upon my return to the US. When I left on my trip we had about 6 instruction manuals and 1 carton left of the watch boxes.

I believe that we have completed through number 23 of the pre-built and C10 of the customs. I am not 100% sure because I am doing this from memory and do not have the delivery schedule at hand. For the pace of deliveries I believe that we can increase the number of Kingstons shipped out per week. What you have seen on a weekly basis is still below my target pace. One of the reasons for the sudden increase in the lead times for the Swiss Made watches listed on the e-boutique was to allow me more time to work on Kingstons in April.

Travel Notice: Baselworld 2011

This post was originally posted on March 5th. I changed the time stamp so that it would show up on the home page.

I will be traveling to the annual Baselworld show. I will be out of the office from March 22nd through April 2nd. E-mails will be answered and online ordering will remain open but we will not be able to processing the following:

  • The ticket system will be updated after I return
  • E-mail copies of sales orders will not be sent out
  • Order changes and the processing of refunds/cancellations

these transactions will be processed when I return to the office on April 4th.

At the moment our schedule for delivery of Swiss Made watches is booked solid through the 18th of March and any orders placed after March 4th will be shipped the week ending April 9th.

If anyone happens to be attending the show in Basel, Switzerland feel free to drop me an e-mail and may be we can meet up for a coffee or beer. I will just be attending the show to taken in the new watches, meet suppliers, and a few customers. We will not have a booth at the show.

UPDATE March 21st, 2011: The lead times on the site have been updated to to take into account that we won’t be able to ship while I am at the show. The lead times will be updated when I return based on the number of orders that we receive while I am away. At the moment we are booked through April 15th.

Domain name re-shuffling (clean-up)

You will see missing images (or not see as the case may be) on the site. Also URLs for the site are going to be a bit squirrely as we fix broken links.

Also we had to make some adjustments to the DNS records so you may have gotten an error message when accessing:

  • This is a FALSE error message. The store was NOT deactivated. We had to update a server so that it re-directs to the blog. It has been updated. The links and our URLs should now function correctly.

We will be working on the site this evening and keeping an eye out for any additional issues.

Thank you for your patience with this transition.

Delivery update

The watch-build side of the operational restructuring is largely complete. Not withstanding a a few loose ends to tie up, I now have the capacity and flexibility to dedicate more time to Kingston shipments. As of last week we have completed through #19 and C8, totaling 4 more orders. There is a gap between the customs which is why it has not moved. I will try to complete one custom per week but last week was so hectic that I didn’t get to all of the units planned.

Please note that we will be confirming shipping address as we complete the orders. We had a couple of close calls but got lucky that the shipments were re-routed in time. There is no need to confirm the addresses in advance. We will contact you when the order is complete and ready to go. Kindly keep an eye out for an e-mail from us as you see your number come up.


Domain name shuffling (UPDATE)

We will be moving around the domain names tomorrow. As of 3 pm EST (March 8th, 2011) the changeover has been initiated. – will be re-directed from the e-commerce site so that it points to what is now the blog. You may have trouble reaching this site during the day today until the propogation is complete. – will remain active and will point to what is now the blog. This URL isn’t affected by the shuffling around so you should use this for the time being. – this is a new domain that will be the new home of the e-commerce shop.

The best way to reach either of the Mk II sites tomorrow will be by using

It will take us some time to fix the links on what is now the blog site. In addition the changes to the domains make takes several days to completely propogate over the Internet.

Thanks in advance for your patience during this transition.

Shipments resuming…

this week as scheduled.

I will provide the update of the watches shipped by the coming Tuesday.