Thank you for thinking of pre-ordering one of our watches! Here're a few more details to make the process clearer. A watch listed as a pre-order on our web-studio is still in production, which means we are still in the process of preparing the components and assembling the watch. By pre-ordering, you make sure you can receive one of our watches, which sell out fast. Pre-orders also come with an additional milanese mesh strap, which you can get for free by applying the code TIMEFORART after you add the milanese mesh to your cart.
We display an estimated date in which the production will be completed and the watch will be ready for shipping. We must emphasize that this date is just an estimate though, as production consists of many moving parts, and thus is often uncertain, especially in these times of covid-19. Further, we emphasize quality every step of the way, so we prefer to be meticulous, rather than rush the process to get your watches out sooner.
Here's a detailed picture of where production is right now. The main bottleneck in our production process is the kinetic art discs, which are made with propriety Japanese technology, and are quite difficult to craft. While the staff working on the discs are all back to work now, after a month-long covid-19 quarantine, the process have been slower than usual, as production lines are backed up due to the shut-down.
Here are the specific production details and shipping estimates. Do check back as we will update this space with ongoing details:
Rhizome: Our current stock sold out quickly, and we are waiting for another set of discs from our supplier, which hopefully will be delivered in early August. The estimated shipping date for Rhizome is late August.
Dasein: We have just five watches left in stock. After they sell out, the estimated shipping date is around late August.
Eudaimonia: We have just two watches left in stock. After they sell out, the estimated shipping date is around late August.
Dasein HELIOS: We have just four watches left in stock. After they sell out, the estimated shipping date is around mid to late September. We have just placed a new order for a batch of Dasein HELIOS discs, so they will take a while to arrive.
Eudaimonia HELIOS: We have just four watches left in stock. After they sell out, we will be waiting for the Eudaimonia discs to arrive, which hopefully will be delivered in early August. The estimated shipping date is thus late August.
Kato: We have received one batch of discs a few weeks ago, and production is almost complete, and so orders in May and before will be shipping around next week. For orders in June and after, estimates are a bit more uncertain as we do not have enough discs for assembly, so they remain a fluid variable. An estimate will be around late August. Orders in August and after will take even longer, as we wait for a third shipment of discs, so the estimated shipping date will be around late September to early October. This design has been particularly difficult to make, as it's very thin and delicate, and our supplier had to experiment and re-do multiple procedures, compounding our delays.
I hope this has elucidated the pre-ordering process for you. If you have any further questions, or need your watch urgently, please contact us by email, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you for checking out our design studio.
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