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A watch inspired by the rugged and beautiful nature of Alberta, with an optional locally made Horween leather strap.
A watch inspired by the rugged and beautiful nature of Alberta, with an optional locally made Horween leather strap.
A watch inspired by the rugged and beautiful nature of Alberta, with an optional locally made Horween leather strap.
521 backers pledged CA$ 53,616 to help bring this project to life.

PRODUCTION!!!

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Hey Backers!

It’s been a long time since an update! Things are moving along at a really quick pace, so there is a lot to fill you in on.

Entering Production

The order to the manufacturer was placed early last week, and we are in production, right on schedule!

 Caseback Modification

Even after the first simplification of the rose, the caseback design was still too detailed to laser etch (I think one of you totally called it in the comments, hat's off). The laser was lingering too long on the metal and burning it. 

As soon as we figured out, I re-made a version of the rose to be more laser-friendly. It’s etching well, and I am happy to share the result (sorry for the poor image quality):

I actually quite like the new illustration. It has admittedly lost a bit of its hand-drawn vintage feel, but I think the gain in visual clarity (especially on such a small space) is worth it. I really hope you like it. 

Delivery date clarification

There has been a little confusion as to the shipping and delivery dates of the watches. I just want to be clear that while we hope to be shipping the watches in late October or early November, delivery itself may take a week or more depending on your location. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

As always, thank you SO MUCH for your continued support,

Leo  

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    1. Lord Sam Green on August 13, 2015

      Looking real good there Leo!

    2. Alberta Watches Creator on August 12, 2015

      Hi Andrei,

      You're right, it is a different rose. I'm sorry you like this version less. The old one was too complicated for the laser. It was burning the metal, and the results didn't look very good, it was just too complicated, and you couldn't see the detail.

      This new rose is definitely a compromise between detail and being able to put it one such a small space. In the closeup photo it's less exciting, but I think on the watch, being much smaller, it will look quite nice. I hope it's a change you can get used to!

      Thanks,

      Leo

    3. Alberta Watches Creator on August 12, 2015

      Hey Scott,

      They will be shipping from Calgary. Local shipments will only take 2-3 days, but we'd be happy to organize a pickup date for locals when the time comes!

      Leo

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      Andrei on August 12, 2015

      Logo is differs from the original flower (#1), number of leaves less and not so nice.

    5. Scott mennie on August 12, 2015

      Quick question about location of production, where are they shipped out of? I live in Cochrane and would be happy to pick it up if at all possible :)