Earlier today I shipped out the changes for the Project 300 drawings. There were no major changes required. Mostly the edits were questions about double checking details. The biggest change is the addition of the final bezel inlay design and artwork. I expect that as long as the case supplier doesn’t misinterpret my instructions and start changing the case unnecessarily, which has happened in previous projects, we should be able to sign off on the technical drawings before the end of May and start sampling. So far the extra effort invested in the 3D model is paying off. Normally I would not hazard to suggest when the technical drawings might be done at this stage in the process.
The replacement links for the Nassau bracelets have arrived. We will be checking them next week. If everything is okay we will start notifying customers to place their orders for the links and should be able to start shipping the Nassaus scheduled to go out next week with the proper links. Please note that this may mean that the watches expected to ship on April 13th may go out a few days late.
We will be doing something a little different for the April round of pre-ordering for the Project GMT. While I think everyone involved prefers the more relaxed pace of ordering the current process is proving too time consuming. Here is what we will be trying for the April round:
- We will set the ordering page to the “Notify Me” mode. We will do this on Wednesday, April 8th, 10 am (EST)
- The system will add your email address to the wait list in the order that they are submitted. We will leave it in this mode until 10 pm (EST), April 8th
- We will pick customers at random from the emails collected during this time frame and send them an ordering link or coupon code to place their orders.
- Customers will have until 11:59pm, April 11th to complete their orders, after which we will pick another set of customers.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
The detailed drawings have been submitted for my review. Now we will see if the work we put into the 3D model pay off in a faster review and approval process.
We posted a few Nassaus for sale on the E-boutique. The Nassau 1002 and 1003, due to very limited quantities on hand, sold out very quickly.
The Nassau 2002 is still available with silver/black insert. The Nassau 2002 is now sold out – wait list is operation in case any one cancels. To be notified please submit your email address here. We have no more red triangle insert versions available.
I have been informed by our supplier that the manufacturing of the replacement link is complete. I have sent them a portion of the bracelets we have on hand to have the replacement links installed, which will also serve as a test to make sure the new links fit the bracelets that we already delivered to customers. We will publish an update as soon as we hear back from the vendor regarding a time table for the re-work schedule. We hope that we will be able to send the links or the re-worked bracelets with the Nassau deliveries in April.
I have forwarded my comments to the case supplier regarding the 1st draft. The changes are not significant so hopefully the revisions can be executed without too much trouble. I will follow up with the vendor in Basel.