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Old 07-21-2017, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I made final payment on the Sea Storm today and now the wait begins:

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Old 07-21-2017, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations Frans, that is one very nice looking watch and certainly appears to be good value for money. I like a watch without crown guards.

Something to look forward to. We're sure to hear more once you receive it.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations Frans, that is one very nice looking watch and certainly appears to be good value for money. I like a watch without crown guards.

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Modelled after the first commercially available drive watch. I will bore the pants off of you all Mmmm, what strap? What strap indeed.
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Cool deal Frans!! Love the domed Sapphire bezel on that watch. Congrats


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Helson has a similar watch but twice the price. Prometheus as well but that one is discontinued. I hope they hurry with their shipping. I've done some quick research and a tropic strap it will be!
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Congratulations Frans, that is one very nice looking watch and certainly appears to be good value for money. I like a watch without crown guards.

Something to look forward to. We're sure to hear more once you receive it.
I once thought (because of the Sub of course) that crown guards were THE feature to have on a dive watch. But just because everyone and his uncle applies this to their own 'design' it has become stale. I do like dive watches without crown guards as well. What is the chance to knock off a screwed down crown?
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Very cool. It will be well worth the wait.

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If it is half as well built as my Estoril, you will be a very happy camper.

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Very nice. Looks solid!
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I really like that one looking forward to your thoughts and photographs.

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sure hope what happen to me doesn't happen to you during your wait.
I ordered one of my best watches ever and it seemed like a 1,000 pins
were sticking me while I waited!!!

Further, I couldn't keep from following the tracking info trying to decide
where it was in it's trip to me.n.

That's when I determined I needed to lighten up!!! Wife said I looked
like I could butt a hole into a wall.

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Old 07-22-2017, 08:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've just received a message from FEDEX, it will be shipped next Monday.

Edit: ETA is 25 July, before noon.
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Frans:
Sure hope what happen to me doesn't happen to you during your wait.
I ordered one of my best watches ever and it seemed like a 1,000 pins
were sticking me while I waited!!!

Further, I couldn't keep from following the tracking info trying to decide
where it was in it's trip to me.n.

That's when I determined I needed to lighten up!!! Wife said I looked
like I could butt a hole into a wall.

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During the past years I have cemented a rock solid patience, built by waiting for months on pre-ordered watches that were even more months late. And don’t forget KickStarter, a year over due for a reward to arrive is no exception. Or it never arrives. That’s why I have stopped with KickStarter, 3 projects down the drain and money lost.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The watch in the photo is a prototype, I don’t know how the production model looks. Will do in two days.
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The watch in the photo is a prototype, I don’t know how the production model looks. Will do in two days.
Sure it will be superb I have had my eye on Borealis for some time now the watches look outstanding.
I can see one clearly on the horizon for my rotation.
Enjoy and be sure to share some real life photos.

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Old 07-23-2017, 10:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Sure it will be superb I have had my eye on Borealis for some time now the watches look outstanding.
I can see one clearly on the horizon for my rotation.
Enjoy and be sure to share some real life photos.

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Me too, I wanted an Escoril but somehow missed it and they are sold out now. They had some blue one’s left but I always go for a black dial. The Cascais looks great as well, still some left.
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That's sharp alright. Looking forward to pics on your tropic strap of choice.
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