An e-mail will be going out over the next two days with the ordering details for those customers that submitted a deposit for the General order last year. We are doing the notifications in two batches. The first half of the General Order customers will receive the e-mail first. This will help us provide more accurate information regarding the remaining versions of the Kingstons that are available. We will begin e-mailing the second group on Friday June 24th. We are only taking orders from clients that have submitted deposits already. If we receive orders from customers that do not have a deposit on file we will be assessing a cancellation fee to cover the administrative costs of the cancellation.
We are opening the ordering now because:
A) Based on the current feedback from our Swiss assembler about their current backlog we expect lead times to be abnormally high the remainder of 2011. If we wait until Q4 of this year to finalize the selections the remaining watches will not be completed before we are ready to begin delivery in January 2012. If we dispatch the General Order customers’ selections in the next 10 weeks we expect that the watches will return by the end of Q3 of 2011 and thereby missing the holiday rush.
B) Our staffing situation will change during the summer and as a result it will take longer for us to organize these orders.
C) I anticipate that we will run out of certain dials such as the BGW9 non-date gilt dial. Opening the ordering now will allow us to confirm what is deliverable and refund deposits if a suitable alternative to anyone’s first choice cannot be allocated.
If you do not have a deposit on file for the General Order and would like to subscribe to the waiting list please fill out the form below:
[Waiting list is now closed to new subscribers]