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2017-02-21: Project 300 Update

Here is the current status of the Project 300:

  • Case parts have begun to arrive.
  • Bracelet is still in production. The EP (end-pieces) are still in production. We had some comments on the finishing and saw an updated EP last month and sent them our feedback earlier this month.
  • We have finished the review of the non-date dial sample and that should be going into production in March. Right now we are prepping the sample for the catalog photos so that we can finalize the ordering page.
  • We are still reviewing the date version of the Project 300 dial.
  • We will resume the production of the hands next month. We had been testing the supply chain and are comfortable with proceeding with the mass production of the hands. This will take more time than normal since we are sub-contracting with a specialist in lume application to finish the hands. To compensate for this we will start the production of the hands as soon as possible.
  • QC will begin soon and we will start contacting Plankowners to submit their final selections and payments next month. We have to shoot the catalog photos before we can open final selection.

As always thank you for your patience and support of the Project 300.

2017-12-07: Project 300 Update

  • Case parts are in the final phases of manufacturing
  • The bracelet end-link has been approved for mass production and production is currently in process
  • Best estimate right now is that we will begin QC of the case parts in Q1 of 2017. If all goes well delivery should be able to begin in the summer of 2017
  • We will be taking photos and preparing the web site for receipt of final selections and payments. We expect that we will start ordering for the Plankowners in February/March of 2017. We will follow the same process as we did with the Project GMT where we will open up ordering in batches. The expectation is that we will contact one group approximately each month.

Thank you for your support and patience.

This will likely be the last update before 2017 so we wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2017!

2016-09-27: Project 300 Update

We got word earlier today that the case parts are expected to be completed in Q1 of 2017. The bracelet end-link will be ready for our review before the end of the year. As noted before we do not expect that the bracelet end-link re-design will impact the delivery timetable since we expect to be preoccupied with the QC of the case parts while the bracelets are being manufactured.

In the mean time we will be working on the following:

* Manufacturing and QC’ing the hands we will need for this project

* Reviewing the dial samples and getting the dials into mass production

2016-09-16: Project 300 Update

The Project 300’s case components have entered the mass production phase. The only part that is awaiting approval for mass production is the end-link for the bracelet. As noted earlier we do not anticipate this creating any delays in the delivery timetable.

2016-08-30: Project 300 Update

Here is an update on the Project 300:

  • Most of the case parts have been approved for mass production.
  • The 2 components that are still waiting on our approval are the click spring and the bracelet end-link.
  • We re-designed the bracelet end link after seeing the first round of samples. We will post a pic of both after the new end-link sample has been delivered for our review. We hope that you will agree that the re-design was worth the effort. The bracelet and the case parts can proceed in parallel so the delay in the mass production of the bracelet will not effect the case production. The end-link re-design should not have an significant impact on the overall schedule.

2016-08-12: Project 300 update

A brief update on the Project 300:

* The second round of dial samples are in and I hope to get these into mass production in the next month or so.

* Part of what is keeping me busy is we are in the final stages of clearing the cases for mass production. Barring any unexpected problems we should have the approval completed by next week.