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I love this watch!! This took 9 long months before delivery but it was well worth the wait. BRAVO to Bill Yao and his impeccable work. An elegant diver with a technical-tool aspect as well.












 

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Wow. Looks amazing! But might I ask... why 9 months? I'd be pulling out my teeth by four! ;D
 

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Excellent|>|> Bill Yao does fantastic work.

Wear it in good health and enjoyb-)


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Bob:thanks
 

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Congrats
One of the best watches "for the money"
Bill does such a great job, they run as accurately as any watch I have owed
good luck and enjoy
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Very Very nice. Love the hands and the date window. Lume looks to be awesome too. Congrats and thanks for posting.
 

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nice contrast between the bezel and case. congrats|>
 

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It takes that long because Bill is a one-man operation. While he sells some of the more popular or standard variants pre-assembled, for a custom job (such as this one), he assembles personally, by hand, and regulates the movement himself before shipping. To be specific: for a custom job, he installs:

hands
dial
date wheel
bezel
crystal
strap

In between, he also needs to set aside time for designing whatever is coming next and doing all those things associated with a small business -- handling orders, web site design and admin, accounting, parts ordering, customer service, etc. etc.

And because Bill Yao/MKII is not that well-kept of a secret, demand is really high. If you go for a custom job (from all accounts, well worth it), you have to wait in line -- and if he gets sick or there's a QC problem with parts or he has to (for example) travel to the Basel watch fair, well ...

I do like the "pregnancy" comparison -- I imagine that that new Stingray will be Allan's "baby" for a while!

Looks great, BTW, and very nice shots as well. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, why did it have to take 9 months long? It's like pregnancy...


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Thanks for posting!
 

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p.s. Guys, this means that if you'd like your wives or girlfriends to give you one of these for Christmas, NOW would be the time to start hinting :-d


It takes that long because Bill is a one-man operation. While he sells some of the more popular or standard variants pre-assembled, for a custom job (such as this one), he assembles personally, by hand, and regulates the movement himself before shipping. To be specific: for a custom job, he installs:

hands
dial
date wheel
bezel
crystal
strap

In between, he also needs to set aside time for designing whatever is coming next and doing all those things associated with a small business -- handling orders, web site design and admin, accounting, parts ordering, customer service, etc. etc.

And because Bill Yao/MKII is not that well-kept of a secret, demand is really high. If you go for a custom job (from all accounts, well worth it), you have to wait in line -- and if he gets sick or there's a QC problem with parts or he has to (for example) travel to the Basel watch fair, well ...

I do like the "pregnancy" comparison -- I imagine that that new Stingray will be Allan's "baby" for a while!

Looks great, BTW, and very nice shots as well. Enjoy!
 

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Great looking watch. Congratulations. Mine is the most accurate I own and the strap is so comfortable that I am not happy with any other strap I have tried on it.
 
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