WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

1 - 20 of 666 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
854 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
On behalf of Ernie Romers, Watchuseek owner and Fidel Chirtes, designer/engineer, I am pleased to make this official announcement and introduction of Watchuseek Dive Watch Forum’s first ever forum designed watch, the WUS Dive Watch Project (DWP)

First I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ernie for the forum and the use of the WUS logo, Fidel for the awesome design and technical guidance, Jim (RhinoRanch) as master facilitator, the DWF moderators and forum members who contributed to the development and for the continued support.:thanks|>|>|>

The eye candy:



The details:

Limited edition of 100 units
ETA 2824
45mm case diameter (bottom)
43mm bezel diameter
24mm lug width
16.45mm height
Double domed sapphire crystal
1000m WR
Brushed 316L SS
Auto HRV @ 9 o’clock
C3 Superluminova
12 month warranty

Packaging & extras:

Packaging - something cool TBD and discussed further, feel free to post suggestions. Looking to include a rubber strap and possibly a tool.

Pricing:

Regular price = $895 + shipping
Pre-order price = $750 + shipping for all WUS members
Required deposit = $300. 50 confirmed and paid orders required to start production

Important information:
This watch is a fresh design and as such many of the parts require new tooling. Therefore please understand that the construction of the watch will take many months to complete. Progress updates will be given as new information becomes available. Pictures of prototypes and/or samples will be provided when available. For pre-ordering you are getting an awesome deal on a limited production timepiece. Many of us know that waiting for a new watch can be frustrating so please keep this in mind when making this commitment. I know this is a little vague, but there are so many things that effect the production cycle. However if enough interest early on, I'd expect to have them completed before the year-end.

Ordering process:

As you may know there was an informal serial number reservation list a while back. In order to accommodate those who “reserved” a specific number, you will have first dibs to keep your number.
If you HAVE “reserved” a number already, send an email to [email protected] with your first and last name, WUS username and the serial number. I will provide you with a PayPal address you can send the $300 deposit to. There will be a reasonable amount of time given to hold your number and make the deposit. Afterwards, you will be contacted if I don’t hear from you. And then if you don’t make your deposit, your number will be removed from the preferred list and be made available for someone else.

If you HAVE NOT “reserved” a number already, please stay tuned and be on the lookout for the open ordering process.


Thanks,
Keith
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
731 Posts
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! Christmas came early everyone! This looks simply amazing. The time and dedication from Ernie, Fidel, Jim, and various other folks involved is simply amazing. I've a relative new member here and unfortunately got on this boat a tad bit too late (hopefully I'll be able to get one still!). I'm glad to see Boschett announcing this as they seem to be very well respected among us all. I can't wait to hear more ideas but again would like to express my profound admiration and respect for the individuals who have made this project come to life. Things did seem a little fishy as the chat had died down but IT'S ALIVE!

 

·
Banned
Joined
·
10,224 Posts
Yeah, baby, YEAH!!!

Looks sensation guys. Huge congrats to everybody in making this happen. The next Dreadnought has arrived...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,592 Posts
Keith,

Thanks so much for having faith in me and especially Fidel and the members at WUS !

This is truly a remarkable accomplishment for everyone involved, and particularly Boschett-Timepieces working behind the scenes diligently for almost 8-months. I want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made a reservation, and encourage everyone to get your order in ASAP.

Fidel -- you did an unbelievable, incredible job also working behind the scenes, never letting the slightest detail slip by.

And of course none of this would be possible without Ernie Romers and the largest most successful watch site in the world WUS !

Okay, I've got to wipe the tears from my eyes.

Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
305 Posts
Awesome!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
631 Posts
This looks very cool! :p :-!

May I ask if the plan is to have the watch done in a bead blasted finish and/or brushed finish?

Also, can you post the lug to lug height of this watch for someone like me who is concerned of lug overhang on my wrist?

Thanks and I do look forward to watching the progress on this watch project. |>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,592 Posts
Keith can correct me if I'm mistaken ... but my understanding is that the total length is 51.5mm and brushed finish.
Jim


This looks very cool! :p :-!

May I ask if the plan is to have the watch done in a bead blasted finish and/or brushed finish?

Also, can you post the lug to lug height of this watch for someone like me who is concerned of lug overhang on my wrist?

Thanks and I do look forward to watching the progress on this watch project. |>
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,856 Posts
Keith can correct me if I'm mistaken ... but my understanding is that the total length is 51.5mm and brushed finish.
Jim
Looks blasted and real nice in the pics, but I'll be ecstatic with either finish.

Deposits made. C'mon guys and gal! The sooner that we get to 50 confirmed, the sooner they will be on our wrists!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,592 Posts
Thanks Mike, Flinty, Eric L., Jima, Lilhoody,

This is history in the making !
Late winter storm out here, and I'm beat. I expect 50 confirmed orders by Saturday at the latest.

Check back with you guys in the morning.
Jim

Looks blasted and real nice in the pics, but I'll be ecstatic with either finish.

Deposits made. C'mon guys and gal! The sooner that we get to 50 confirmed, the sooner they will be on our wrists!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
GOD DAMNED ECONOMY!!

Jim, that looks positively STUNNING. Perhaps my girlfriend will understand that I need to cancel our vacation for this....:-!

Eh, unlikely.

Great job to everyone involved. It is truly remarkable.

Edit: I know all the hard work that went into all this and I am honestly inspired. You all should be very proud of yourselves and it is this passion that makes it so hard NOT to be able to purchase it. But again all, amazing amazing amazing job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,327 Posts
All paid up!

I noticed the only change in spec was the case thickness - originally listed as 15.75mm, now 14.5mm. What was changed? 16mm is perfect!
 
1 - 20 of 666 Posts
Top