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Couple of months back, the Redux Courg campaign was launched on the Kickstarter platform. It was met with overwhelming enthusiasm, to the point that a group of backers decided to back out fearing they can never deliver with such volume.

I decided to stick with it. It was my first time backing a watch on Kickstarter, and I was sold by the concept - a pilot/ diver hybrid in Titanium that is under 40mm? Yes please!

Fast forward to today, this was waiting on my table when I came home:
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I like the whole crate look it has going.

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Released from the parcel...

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And the side...

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Taking everything out...

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Another view...

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And the watch!

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Together with some extra natos and zulus I bought...

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And a parting shot.


This is not meant to be a comprehensive review (which I am sure someone more qualified will do). This is more of an initial thoughts post.

My view? An excellent watch for the price. Good build quality. The Kickstarter campaign was a joy with constant updates and information throughout the journey. You can feel the creator's passion behind the watch.

Other thoughts? Kinda thick. Gives it more wrist presence I suppose, but something to consider for those with smaller wrists (like me unfortunately). Also, the lugs doesn't wrap around the wrist as much as I would like. Also, for some reason, it feels like the bezel doesn't align perfectly to the dial.

But all in all? I love it, and can see myself having a lot of fun with it. For this price, I would say it's a steal.
 

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Eagerly waiting for my TiGr5...should be receiving it in the next few weeks I believe.
 

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Congrats on snagging this timepiece. I don't think I have ever seen a timepiece to come with six straps before. The straps is enough to make this a good buy.

Enjoy it often and wear it in good health!
 

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Nice looking sports watch. Congrats on your new arrival!
 

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Just read the kickstarter ad. Amazing how much lifestyle guff that bloke got away with. Also he doesn't mention China once in the entire advert when he entire watch case and movement and box all clearly come from China and arrive preassembled at his office. Nh35a costs about 25 dollars from the Chinese factories. Titanium case about 30. So it's fair to say he is now a very rich man. Shows you the power of back story kindness and lifestyle marketing. Food for thought.


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Just read the kickstarter ad. Amazing how much lifestyle guff that bloke got away with. Also he doesn't mention China once in the entire advert when he entire watch case and movement and box all clearly come from China and arrive preassembled at his office. Nh35a costs about 25 dollars from the Chinese factories. Titanium case about 30. So it's fair to say he is now a very rich man. Shows you the power of back story kindness and lifestyle marketing. Food for thought.


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All micro-brands do exactly the same thing, considering the majority of them are using NH35 or Miyota 9015. The premium customers pay is for somebody to design it, handle the manufacturing process, check for QC problems, etc. I think it's unfair to say that the watch should only cost as much as the base parts - any watch you buy on the market, whether it's a luxury Swiss watch or a KS project, has some profit margin built in. Whether a watch is worth the final price is up to you to decide.

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It was a superbly managed KS and I liked the watch... except I didn't like the bezel and it was a deal-breaker. But enjoy the new watch!
 

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Just read the kickstarter ad. Amazing how much lifestyle guff that bloke got away with. Also he doesn't mention China once in the entire advert when he entire watch case and movement and box all clearly come from China and arrive preassembled at his office. Nh35a costs about 25 dollars from the Chinese factories. Titanium case about 30. So it's fair to say he is now a very rich man. Shows you the power of back story kindness and lifestyle marketing. Food for thought.


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Since you've figured out this simple formula I guess there is nothing stopping you from becoming rich next.
 

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Couple of months back, the Redux Courg campaign was launched on the Kickstarter platform. It was met with overwhelming enthusiasm, to the point that a group of backers decided to back out fearing they can never deliver with such volume.

I decided to stick with it. It was my first time backing a watch on Kickstarter, and I was sold by the concept - a pilot/ diver hybrid in Titanium that is under 40mm? Yes please!

Fast forward to today, this was waiting on my table when I came home:
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I like the whole crate look it has going.

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Released from the parcel...

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And the side...

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Taking everything out...

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Another view...

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And the watch!

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Together with some extra natos and zulus I bought...

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And a parting shot.


This is not meant to be a comprehensive review (which I am sure someone more qualified will do). This is more of an initial thoughts post.

My view? An excellent watch for the price. Good build quality. The Kickstarter campaign was a joy with constant updates and information throughout the journey. You can feel the creator's passion behind the watch.

Other thoughts? Kinda thick. Gives it more wrist presence I suppose, but something to consider for those with smaller wrists (like me unfortunately). Also, the lugs doesn't wrap around the wrist as much as I would like. Also, for some reason, it feels like the bezel doesn't align perfectly to the dial.

But all in all? I love it, and can see myself having a lot of fun with it. For this price, I would say it's a steal.
Thanks for taking the time to share this, it's a cool watch and very unique in terms of materials and styling. I was very curious about this one but like other folks was really skeptical of his ability to deliver on time. I'm glad he's proven us wrong! Maybe there will be more to come from this brand, the project watch world can use more people (and watches) like this.
 

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Still waiting for mine, or indeed any update on it since the shipping announcement on December 20. I hope that's just because of the holiday season and that it will turn up any time soon now.
 

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Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get mine too..... Hopefully soon.


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Also the seiko movements that seiko sell in bulk to middle men who then sell on to Chinese factories need to be properly cleaned, oiled and regulated. The Chinese factories do not do this. Did this guy do 1000 watches him self. Or did he just post them out. Time will tell.


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Also the seiko movements that seiko sell in bulk to middle men who then sell on to Chinese factories need to be properly cleaned, oiled and regulated. The Chinese factories do not do this. Did this guy do 1000 watches him self. Or did he just post them out. Time will tell.


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You, sir, are pointless.
 

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Also the seiko movements that seiko sell in bulk to middle men who then sell on to Chinese factories need to be properly cleaned, oiled and regulated. The Chinese factories do not do this. Did this guy do 1000 watches him self. Or did he just post them out. Time will tell.


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Production SITREP: Storm Before the Calm | Redux & Co.

>> Roughly half of our special order has arrived and technicians are regulating them. Seiko will deploy two technicians to oversee assembly and that will coincide with my arrival.

It sounds like the factory does it, under the supervision of Seiko technicians.
 

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I find that statement hard to believe. Anyways I'm not saying I don't like the watch. I'm saying I could not believe the mount of lifestyle bs this guy spews out. It's extraordinary but good on him.


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I find that statement hard to believe. Anyways I'm not saying I don't like the watch. I'm saying I could not believe the mount of lifestyle bs this guy spews out. It's extraordinary but good on him.


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Dude, give it up. This is watches we're talking about. The chief currency used in marketing watches is lifestyle BS.
 

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Congrats on snagging this timepiece. I don't think I have ever seen a timepiece to come with six straps before. The straps is enough to make this a good buy.

Enjoy it often and wear it in good health!

Thanks! Just to clarify, it comes with one strap (the black nylon on the watch). The rest are from my own collection :)
 
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