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    Ordering on 27 October

    As some of youi will have discovered, ordering was only open for 10 minutes today. 160 orders received and they will take 2 weeks to ship (working through weekends).

    I do know that more orders were accepted for the Expedition than I have stock. This happens when customers have an item in the shopping basket but haven't yet completed the order, the shopping cart doesn't adjust stock levels until the order has been completed but will allow you to complete the order when you have an item in the basket.

    It looks like I have orders for 18 more than I have stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    As some of youi will have discovered, ordering was only open for 10 minutes today. 160 orders received and they will take 2 weeks to ship (working through weekends).

    I do know that more orders were accepted for the Expedition than I have stock. This happens when customers have an item in the shopping basket but haven't yet completed the order, the shopping cart doesn't adjust stock levels until the order has been completed but will allow you to complete the order when you have an item in the basket.

    It looks like I have orders for 18 more than I have stock.

    Eddie
    Having received the Expedition last week all I can say is 'it's worth the wait'.
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    Wow, that is quite some demand!

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    I hope this will encourage you to make more, Eddie!


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    Well fingerís crossed that I get my order. I actually bought on a bit of a whim. Since it was announced I was thinking the Everest white face one to buy and at the very last minute decided the Expedition was just more attractive as an overall design...

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    I ordered the black dial Everest. I was sitting (shivering) in the garden with some guests when I remembered the store was open. I told my wife, "off to check the food." I thing I ordered at 8 minutes past. Looking forward to the watch.

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    Not all of those orders were for watches . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Not all of those orders were for watches . . .
    No, I have ordered a strap.

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    Aha! So, Eddie, any black Everest left?

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    Question whats next ?

    it would be interesting to know , whats next, or if thats it for the watches that have sold out ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtonseye View Post
    it would be interesting to know , whats next, or if thats it for the watches that have sold out ?
    Welcome to the forum, going on the continuing success of Timefactors watches, the gaffer (Mr Platts) will get more made,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Excited to hear of any dispatch emails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezzick3 View Post
    Excited to hear of any dispatch emails!
    Same!

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    My order just arrived ! Good stuff Eddie - thanks !

    In horology, amongst other things in life, you just can't beat a good threesome :-)





    The new rivet strap clasp does indeed have the matching logo for the black dial !

    Must say the Everest Expedition is a stunner ... and to think that all three of these Everests could be had for a fifth of the price of a Rolex Explorer, without losing much if anything in the comparison stakes ... simply TERRIFIC value.
    Last edited by 459GMB; 30th October 2019 at 14:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    My order just arrived ! Good stuff Eddie - thanks !

    In horology, amongst other things in life, you just can't beat a good threesome :-)





    The new rivet strap clasp does indeed have the matching logo for the black dial !

    Must say the Everest Expedition is a stunner ... and to think that all three of these Everests could be had for a fifth of the price of a Rolex Explorer, without losing much if anything in the comparison stakes ... simply TERRIFIC value.
    And just like Rolex,if you put the Expedition on eBay now that it's sold out, you'd probably make a profit :-)

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    And just like Rolex,if you put the Expedition on eBay now that it's sold out, you'd probably make a profit :-)

    Eddie
    Haha - I probably should have bought two in that case. Can't sell this one ... can't even bring myself to sell my crappy Swatches from my previous "non-watch" life :-)

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    Expedion on hte way!

    I can hardly wait. Order confirmation on Sunday was at 14:04
    Last edited by fishbio2; 30th October 2019 at 20:31. Reason: added info.

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    Are we meant to receive any kind of confirmation on orders from TF?
    I've received confirmation from Sage on Sunday although nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhavs26 View Post
    Are we meant to receive any kind of confirmation on orders from TF?
    I've received confirmation from Sage on Sunday although nothing else.

    Bav
    I had an email from Eddie yesterday at 15:05 advising that my order had been dispatched, and it arrived via Royal Mail just before mid day today.

    <<EDIT: My Sagepay order confirmation was timed at 14:02 on Sunday btw .... >>

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    Are they being dispatched according to the time the order was placed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallang View Post
    Are they being dispatched according to the time the order was placed?
    That would be my guess, but Eddie is the one who could confirm that either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallang View Post
    Are they being dispatched according to the time the order was placed?
    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    That would be my guess, but Eddie is the one who could confirm that either way.
    That's how its always been done in the past.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    My order just arrived ! Good stuff Eddie - thanks !

    In horology, amongst other things in life, you just can't beat a good threesome :-)





    The new rivet strap clasp does indeed have the matching logo for the black dial !

    Must say the Everest Expedition is a stunner ... and to think that all three of these Everests could be had for a fifth of the price of a Rolex Explorer, without losing much if anything in the comparison stakes ... simply TERRIFIC value.
    That trio looks awesome I'm not sure which I think looks best the expedition or the white everest

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    Despatch email arrived 14:55 today for my order which was confirmed at 14:02 Sunday


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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    That trio looks awesome I'm not sure which I think looks best the Expedition or the white Everest
    I wasn't sure either, as you can see ... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    And just like Rolex,if you put the Expedition on eBay now that it's sold out, you'd probably make a profit :-)

    Eddie
    There's a chap selling his on the Sales Corner at 1.5% over list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post
    Despatch email arrived 14:55 today for my order which was confirmed at 14:02 Sunday


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    1403 order time, sounds like I missed out on dispatch today by mere seconds!

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    1403 and it's today! 00.22 hours! Wo Wo Wo.

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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    I can hardly wait. Order confirmation on Sunday was at 14:04
    My order time was 1403 so I am hoping to get a shipment confirmation today. Hope you enjoy yours. I tried ordering on the 6th when the old version was still available but some problems with my payment and I had to go so didn't get my order in until the 27th but got the new version with rivet bracelet so I am pleased that I had to wait.

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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezzick3 View Post
    1403 order time, sounds like I missed out on dispatch today by mere seconds!
    Same here for me. 1403 confirmation email so we should be real close to the dispatch email. Can't wait.

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    I'm a 14:02 man and still waiting and praying for my dispatch email.. It must be this morning surely!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejtrent View Post
    Beeeeaaaauty. Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejtrent View Post
    Looks excellent mate. How is the size for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejtrent View Post
    That looks fantastic, great shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csinclair85 View Post
    I'm a 14:02 man and still waiting and praying for my dispatch email.. It must be this morning surely!!
    1403 and sadly nothing today...

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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezzick3 View Post
    1403 and sadly nothing today...
    Eddie sent me my dispatch via UPS and it is scheduled for Monday the 4th of November. Thanks Eddie.

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    Oh dear. 2.04pm - I naively thought Iíd be early in the queue! Itís good though that Mr P paces himself. What a pain, having to post to all us obsessively anxious and impatient buyers!

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    I can understand it but seriously, I could ship an extra 2 watches a day if I didn't have to respond to e-mails and phone calls asking "where's my watch?".

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I can understand it but seriously, I could ship an extra 2 watches a day if I didn't have to respond to e-mails and phone calls asking "where's my watch?".

    Eddie
    Some of us understand the concept of a 'one man band' and base our expectations accordingly. Keep up the good work
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    Missed out! Just checked my junk mail and sadly I missed out on the Expedition. Oh well, perhaps next time around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Some of us understand the concept of a 'one man band' and base our expectations accordingly. Keep up the good work
    Absolutely, do not want to appear ungrateful!

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    Mine arrived today, Everest black dial. Beautiful watch, I'm really impressed. I don't seem to have the right size screwdrivers fo rteh bracelet so off down to a jeweler after the rugby. I was also impressed with the watch case, but not as impressed as my 9 year old who has "borrowed" it for his two watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Mine arrived today, Everest black dial. Beautiful watch, I'm really impressed. I don't seem to have the right size screwdrivers fo rteh bracelet so off down to a jeweler after the rugby. I was also impressed with the watch case, but not as impressed as my 9 year old who has "borrowed" it for his two watches.
    If you have a springbar tool, try the forked end of that ... worked for me !

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    Eddie, do you have any lead time for the next batch of Expeditions please

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    Ordering on 27 October

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    Eddie, do you have any lead time for the next batch of Expeditions please

    Unlikely to be until after Christmas.



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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Mine arrived today, Everest black dial. Beautiful watch, I'm really impressed. I don't seem to have the right size screwdrivers fo rteh bracelet so off down to a jeweler after the rugby. I was also impressed with the watch case, but not as impressed as my 9 year old who has "borrowed" it for his two watches.
    I ordered the same one and mine is at my local UPS hub for delivery Monday the 4th of November, am very excited. How is the new Miyota 9039 movement in yours working. I have heard people say they are noisy due to the unidirectional rotor but then I have heard others say it is not an issue with them. Guess I will just have to wait to get mine to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I ordered the same one and mine is at my local UPS hub for delivery Monday the 4th of November, am very excited. How is the new Miyota 9039 movement in yours working. I have heard people say they are noisy due to the unidirectional rotor but then I have heard others say it is not an issue with them. Guess I will just have to wait to get mine to see.
    I read a lot of forum post and reviews. I was worried (in a very small way) about the movement noise, the handset dimensions, and the riveted bracelet. Like most things on the internet, the issue is somewhat exaggerated and hyperbole tents to rule.

    I tried to listen for the rotor noise but can't really hear it. Yes it is there, but you need the watch pretty close to your ear to pick it up, or maybe better hearing than mine, although my wife claims mine is bat-like.
    It may be my old eyes. but the hands look great to me. Yes, one mm difference on both hands would move towards the ideal, but on my wrist looks lovely.
    The rivets are barely noticeable in actual wear. If you like rivets, you'll like them, if you don't you can easily ignore them. For me, the bracelets tapers nicely and is comfortable to wear.
    Lume is great
    Weight is great.


    TLDR, lovely watch, I think you'll enjoy it.

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    Dispatch email received today, it feels like Christmas Eve!

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    Decided to check my spam folder today. Dispatch email sent 2 days ago! :)

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