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    Question Estimated Shop Opening Date 2021

    Hi Eddie, hope all is well and have had a good Christmas and New Year!

    I was wondering what your estimated opening date for the shop is this year? Dying to get an order in for the 'Baby' Willard!!

    Many thanks,
    Fraser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraspop View Post
    Hi Eddie, hope all is well and have had a good Christmas and New Year!

    I was wondering what your estimated opening date for the shop is this year? Dying to get an order in for the 'Baby' Willard!!

    Many thanks,
    Fraser
    When the new batch of Everests arrive/ The forecast is mid-January but I don't have a firm date.

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    That's great news. Thats sooner than I thought. Thanks for letting us know.


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When the new batch of Everests arrive/ The forecast is mid-January but I don't have a firm date.

    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When the new batch of Everests arrive/ The forecast is mid-January but I don't have a firm date.

    Eddie
    Great, thanks a lot!

    Fraser

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    Thanks for the info

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    I need a fireproof pocket until then...

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    Can't wait for the fun to begin! I set more alarms for the shop opening than I do to wake up in the morning.

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    What's it like ordering on the website? I've only purchased one everest and that was secondhand.

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    I was eagerly waiting for the shop to open but with all the brexit things going on I'm having second thoughts since I'm a different country. I really wish I had ordered a prs-40 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowfury View Post
    What's it like ordering on the website? I've only purchased one everest and that was secondhand.
    Best advice is to get your order in as close to the opening time as possible; set a few alarms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed875 View Post
    Best advice is to get your order in as close to the opening time as possible; set a few alarms
    No no, you've got all the time you need, go out for a latte and come back when you feel like it... (muhahaha)

    like after I get my order in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed875 View Post
    Best advice is to get your order in as close to the opening time as possible; set a few alarms
    Does it tend to open up at good times for people in the UK? Based in California Iíll have to plan more odd hours if thatís the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowfury View Post
    Does it tend to open up at good times for people in the UK? Based in California Iíll have to plan more odd hours if thatís the case.
    Generally speaking the shop opens at 14:00 UK time on Sundays for between 15 - 30 minutes, but not every Sunday, sign up for the Timefactors newsletter for advance notice of opening times.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Generally speaking the shop opens at 14:00 UK time on Sundays for between 15 - 30 minutes, but not every Sunday, sign up for the Timefactors newsletter for advance notice of opening times.
    Looks like thatís 6 am my time then. Whelp Iíll definitely need an alarm all right. Just want to get my hands on that jubilee Everest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^Deadly_Sin^ View Post
    I was eagerly waiting for the shop to open but with all the brexit things going on I'm having second thoughts since I'm a different country. I really wish I had ordered a prs-40 months ago.

    Frustrating isnít it. Iím from the UK but living elsewhere in Europe and this whole issue has been very frustrating from the start. But now it seems like itís going to effect everything in regards to purchases over 22 quid (inc shipping). Iím often put off from buying say from America due to getting hit with customs and now we have this in Europe. I can always send it to a family member in the UK but itís not ideal.

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    Is the news letter something you subscribe to via the website? I though I read mid January somewhere that's pretty close now.



    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Generally speaking the shop opens at 14:00 UK time on Sundays for between 15 - 30 minutes, but not every Sunday, sign up for the Timefactors newsletter for advance notice of opening times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Is the news letter something you subscribe to via the website? I though I read mid January somewhere that's pretty close now.
    Try it and see
    https://www.timefactors.com/subscribe.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Try it and see
    I tried to subscribe at least twice over the past year and I still wonder whether I shall ever receive a news letter or announcement :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_i_G View Post
    I tried to subscribe at least twice over the past year and I still wonder whether I shall ever receive a news letter or announcement :P
    You can expect between 4-5 emails per year based on my archives for 2019 and 2020

    The last two you should have received seem to be (mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/6/2020, 9/10/2020

    From: eddie@timefactors.com
    Subject: Time Factors Site Update (...)
    Last edited by redhed18; 9th January 2021 at 21:05.

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    Well as of now I guess I cannot expect any emails. Second time I subscribed was during the order proces in sept. 2020. At least that's how I remember it. I thought Let's tick that box since I haden't received anything then. But even after ordering I never got any mail. Perhaps I'm too stupid to subscribe but yah. I will probably never find out way it didn't work twice.

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    Let's give it another whirl!

    I will say that I found out about the ordering date from this forum first, but a couple of days before the store opened I DID receive an email. I managed to not spend all of my money this go around and signed up for an email for January. I believe it will be either the Expedition or the PRS-36. Ciao! BTW, is London now on ZULU time?

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    Thanks Redhead. I've subscribed so lets see how it goes. The last time I tried to place an order in December I could even get the site to load on my computer at 1355 and it was closed again a few minutes past 1400. Fingers crossed.



    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks Redhead. I've subscribed so lets see how it goes. The last time I tried to place an order in December I could even get the site to load on my computer at 1355 and it was closed again a few minutes past 1400. Fingers crossed.



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    Regarding Brexit - will the prices for EU customers be without UK VAT from now on?

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    Any kind of solid date on the release yet? Desperate to get my hands on an everest.

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    Last edited by cart3rlfc; 14th January 2021 at 13:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cart3rlfc View Post
    Any kind of solid date on the release yet? Deseperate to get my hands on an everest.
    eBay desperate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    eBay desperate?
    Not double price no maybe a small premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cart3rlfc View Post
    Not double price no maybe a small premium.

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    I got my Everest second (third?) hand on another watch forum. Itís doable without a huge premium. I think the 36 mm is actually commanding a higher secondary value than the 40 mm that I got.

    It obviously sucks that these are being resold but I canít say I donít understand it. Maybe someone needs a quick buck because they had some sort of emergency expense. Maybe someone fell out of love with their watch or needs to sell to fund their grail. Itís isnít necessarily all scalpers (although thatís always a consideration for any limited run product). I never made a dime selling my watches and I wouldnít ever part with the one Rolex sub Iíve purchased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strelki View Post
    Regarding Brexit - will the prices for EU customers be without UK VAT from now on?
    There's never been any VAT on the prices on my website.

    Post #41

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...liveries/page2

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    sorry, wrong thread
    Last edited by fogar; 14th January 2021 at 11:46. Reason: wrong thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    eBay desperate?
    No, he just needs a solid date. Shall we let him have it?
    Art is not what you see but what you make others see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    No, he just needs a solid date. Shall we let him have it?
    I will keep an eye out on the forum and my emails

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    Quote Originally Posted by cart3rlfc View Post
    I will keep an eye out on the forum and my emails
    It looks like it is going to be soon anyway. In less than a month.
    Art is not what you see but what you make others see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's never been any VAT on the prices on my website.

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    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...liveries/page2

    Eddie
    Thanks for the clarification, Eddie.
    I guess this means ~20% increase on top of the website price when purchasing from EU country from now on.
    I guess I will find out soon when you open the store - I just canít resist buying Baby Willard.

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    I'm guessing that Eddie will be keeping to the old format of opening the shop on a Sunday for five minutes? The new website looks more like a 'conventional' click and buy when you want format or is that just my wishful thinking?

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    I plan to open this Sunday (24th) but there won't be any Everests, it's now mid-February for those.

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

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    Thanks for the update Eddie,

    Do you have a 'service partner' or recommended watch repairer?

    My PRS 29 a (acrylic version) has stopped and I guess needs a service.

    It may have been the shock of the Navigator arriving in the collection ;)




    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I plan to open this Sunday (24th) but there won't be any Everests, it's now mid-February for those.

    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Thanks for the update Eddie,

    Do you have a 'service partner' or recommended watch repairer?

    My PRS 29 a (acrylic version) has stopped and I guess needs a service.

    It may have been the shock of the Navigator arriving in the collection ;)
    I guess it was the new kid on the block syndrome. The navigator sure is an awesome watch, it is my new go to watch along with my new Timor Heritage field.

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    Hi Kneadking,

    Thats another interesting piece. Do you have a side by side pic by any chance?

    Did you get yours with the early bird kickstarter discount. 900 squirrels sounds a little expensive.

    A nice looking with though.



    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I guess it was the new kid on the block syndrome. The navigator sure is an awesome watch, it is my new go to watch along with my new Timor Heritage field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Hi Kneadking,

    Thats another interesting piece. Do you have a side by side pic by any chance?

    Did you get yours with the early bird kickstarter discount. 900 squirrels sounds a little expensive.

    A nice looking with though.

    I did in fact get in on the Super Early bird for $767.00, but to me it was worth every penny, and because it was under the $800.00 mark I didn't have to pay anything in customs fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_i_G View Post
    Perhaps I'm too stupid to subscribe
    Turns out this wasn't the case. Miraculously I got the announcement a couple of days ago. Good to know!

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    did the everests go live today? understand stock not in yet....... snow caught me off guard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede View Post
    did the everests go live today? understand stock not in yet....... snow caught me off guard!
    No everests available today

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    How quickly did 300 pieces sell today?

    Congrats to those who scored their favorite piece(s) today and best of luck next time for those who didn't. It took me a few attempts to get the Baby Dreadnaught. And I will definitely try my luck for the black 36 mm Smith Everest.

    Let's just hope none of todays pieces shows up on eBay at a premium.

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    I picked up the Baby Willard and will get the next Everest

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    wait what? the shop was open last night?
    i didn't get any email from Eddie that the site will be open on 24th to place order? does that mean the new 36mm prs-25 is all gone again? so annoyed missed the sept batch and this one too :(

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    Estimated Shop Opening Date 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by billa84 View Post
    wait what? the shop was open last night?
    i didn't get any email from Eddie that the site will be open on 24th to place order? does that mean the new 36mm prs-25 is all gone again? so annoyed missed the sept batch and this one too :(
    No - the Everestís are due in February see post #35 in this thread....


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    You guys not getting the email notification might want to re-register or do on a second address - was in my inbox on Friday afternoon virtually 48 hours prior to the event today

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    No - the Everestís are due in February see post #35 in this thread....


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    okay sorry i jump the gun too quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    You guys not getting the email notification might want to re-register or do on a second address - was in my inbox on Friday afternoon virtually 48 hours prior to the event today
    probably cause of the new website the lists of emails address might get updated.
    i will re-register myself...

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    i've have just registered myself with the new website to receive future newsletter, but odd after registering i got the page to verified that im not a robot then after that it just go to the contact us page.

    i didn't get any notification that i've registered successfully so not sure if it went through....thought?

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