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SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter - Firle Seenen

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Post by WPybus » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:06 am

A really nice looking Bauhaus style watch from the UK, has already been made so the watches are ready to ship once the campaign is over, which is a rarity for Kickstarter and probably drops the risk factor.




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I’m really impressed with the design and the spec and have pledged for another watch to add to my collection, STP movement and enamel face; quality
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:00 pm

I was on the fence about posting this one.
So thanks for making it happen @WPybus!

Here's a video review from Just One More Watch which shows off that dial even better.


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Post by WPybus » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:23 am

Why on the fence @TheJohnP ? Because the watches are already made and in stock therefore not a true Kickstarter project?
What do you think about the design/spec/pricing?
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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:46 am

Mostly find pause in a 41mm dress watch. Just a tad too large in my opinion.

I've also read that the STP1-11 can be problematic. But know it would be tough to expect any other Swiss movement with the current ETA restrictions.

Personal nitpick with the hands. They seem way too thin. Especially with a larger dial.

Finally, being almost $500 isn't outrageous but also not the easiest to justify. Although I realize their enamel process is going to increase costs.

So reasons. Haha

Still wish them well and hope they reach their funding goal.
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Post by WPybus » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:05 am

Good points well made; I normally wear an Alpina as a dress watch and it’s gigantic so this would be a bit more conservative for me!!
Yes it’s a bit thick when wearing a suit but it always feels good to have to pull down your sleeve, thus demonstrating your subtle wrist bling!!!
I see this watch as one id take on holiday.... go swimming with a dive watch, climb a mountain in a tool watch and take the wife shopping in something a bit more subtle...!?
As long as I’ve still got a job in 20 days I still think I’m in for this- as I can’t afford www.anordain.com and my CW GMT (that id wanted since it came out!!) has just arrived the Firle fits in nicely!!!
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:03 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

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97 backers pledged £42,538 to help bring this project to life.
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:07 pm

For anyone still interested in a preorder, the campaignhas moved over to Indiegogo

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/firl ... p1-11--2#/

Preorder pricing is $554

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