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2017-10-16: Paradive Gen3

Quick update as I plow through some paperwork today:

  • Pre-order shipments will begin this week. Don’t know when quite yet this week but it will be this week. Thanks for your patience.
  • General Ordering: This will open in the next week or so. Please note that these new orders will ship after the pre-orders so you can expect shipment sometime in November.

2017-10-05: Paradive RTW Pre-orders

The email requesting the final selections from the pre-order customers has just gone out. If you do not see the email in your inbox please check your SPAM folder. If you do not see the email in either location please let us know and we will re-send. Thanks for your patience and support!

General orders: General ordering will open at the end of next week (on or about the 12th of October.) This is so that we can, as best we can, keep the pre-order customer orders separate from the general ordering customers’ orders for scheduling purposes.

2017-09-29: Paradive Gen 3 ordering

For pre-order customers:

  • Ordering pages are ready and have been tested (more time consuming than one might expect ; – same goes for the testing of the coupon codes)
  • The coupon codes you need are ready and have been tested. At this point I just need to write and send the ordering email
  • Rubber straps have arrived and have been QC’d. They are good to go.
  • Timing QA of the first batch of watches has been completed.
  • We still have to QC the bezel inlays. If all goes as expected deliveries should begin by the middle of October.
  • Our estimate at this point is that we should be able to open ordering for the pre-order customers within the next 7 days.
  • If we have to make the ordering page public to everyone at the same time the lead times posted on the ordering page will not apply to pre-order customers (see below)

General order customers:

  • Please note that your orders will begin shipping after the pre-order customer watches have been delivered.
  • General ordering is expected to open in about 1-2 weeks. The lead times posted on the ordering page will apply to the General Order customers and not the pre-order customers.
  • At this time we expect that we will make the ordering pages private for the Pre-order customers for about 1 week so that we can get their selections in and keep everything organized. We don’t want General Order customers mixed in with the Pre-order customers as it will unnecessarily complicate scheduling.

Thank you for your patience and support!

2017-09-20: Paradive Gen 3 Update

Final selection ordering for pre-order customers should open in the next 5-7 days. We have been checking the timing on the watches and want to take a few more days for the following:

* Check the inserts to make sure nothing goofy has happened.
* Waiting on word from the rubber strap vendor to see when we will receive the straps (already into the 2nd delay so hopefully we get good news soon. They are supposed to be ready next week…..may be. If the straps weren’t so damn good I would have dropped these guys a long time ago.)
* Finish getting organized for the rest of the QC and shipments.

For General Ordering:

* We are still deciding when to open up ordering since it will take a few weeks to get the pre-orders out the door. In any event we will send an email out to anyone on the mailing list.

To sign-up for the mailing list:

General Mailing List

Paradive Gen 3 Mailing List

2017-09-13: Project 300 Update

We are preparing the ordering email and ordering pages for the Project 300 customers at this time. We expect that the email will be able to go out tomorrow. For the 2nd stage pre-order customers we will begin asking for your final selections and payments in October/November 2017.

Updates on the project’s progress and other administrative details:

  • Project updates are posted on the Mk II site and will not be sent by email.
  • Case parts QC/QA will begin soon. If the QC goes well we hope to begin deliveries in Q4-2017 or Q1-2018. It is unlikely we will be able to make any deliveries in time for the holidays – I know that’s in Q4 but better not to get any ones hopes up, a lot can happen during QC. Also we don’t want to rush the assembly of parts we haven’t worked with before. (All QC and assembly work is performed in the USA)
  • Case parts continue to arrive.
  • The dials have been approved for mass production and are due to be completed in Q4.
  • The hands are in process
  • Order and logistics details:
    • Scheduling will be performed based on the sales order number for your earliest deposit for this project.
    • When customers place their final selection orders the new sales order number that is generated will be the order they will follow through delivery.
    • The address on the final order will be the one we will deliver to unless updated. The address information in the final order will supersede all previous address information.
    • 2nd Stage Pre-ordering will close in October 2017.

Thank you very much to the Project 300 supporters – the Plankowners in particular. This project has required more time than any of us expected so we are so glad to be entering the final stages. The Project 300 will represent the last of our legacy projects (i.e. Using our old funding methods and project structure). For any future projects we will be able to restructure the process to significantly reduce development times. Again thank you for your patience and support!


2017-08-30: Paradive Gen 3 Update

The first batch of watches has arrived. We are still waiting on the delivery of the 12-hr GMT inserts in aluminum and the rubber straps. Both of those parts should be delivered in the next 2-3 weeks.

The ordering email due out in August is behind schedule because I am behind on paperwork. The good news is that the QC of the received watches has begun and so far so good. I expect that we will be sending out the final selection emails in the 1-2 weeks….I just need to find a day or two to set up the ordering system and test it before we can send out the email.

Thanks for your patience and support!