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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ventura Watches - v-matic EGO

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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ventura Watches - v-matic EGO

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 am

First Kickstarter from Ventura Watches out of the UK with their debut model, the v-matic EGO.


Early Bird pricing for leather strap version is $921
Regular price will be $1,350

Early Bird pricing for titanium bracelet version is $1,003
Regular price will be $1,500

Estimated delivery for the Early Bird batch is September 2019

Let's address that price. The watch features a titanium case and an ETA 2892 movement.
They mention that ETA 2892 movements aren't easy to source, but curious if they have those movements on lock with the availability becoming more difficult from Swatch Group.

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Ventura Watches - v-matic EGO

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Post by Boourns » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:44 am

Titanium case is nice. 2892 is nice. But $900+ still seems pretty steep to me. Especially with a sterile dial/MVMT feel.

Also the date wheel is kind of confounding for me. I get the need to come up with something new, but this is significantly less readable or useful than a traditional date wheel.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Ventura Watches - v-matic EGO

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Post by ManOnTime » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 pm

I literally spilled an entire cup of lemonade all over my keyboard when I saw the price.

(My somewhat slippery fingers from handling my lunch may have had a small part in it.)
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Re: SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ventura Watches - v-matic EGO

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was


SUCCESSFUL


63 backers pledged £49,121 to help bring this project to life.
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