Yep, shipping has started! The first collectors to receive their watch are those who pledged for the "priority shipment" level and "trio" rewards. I missed the Fedex cut-off time today, so watches will actually be moving tomorrow.
Next are the "Early Birds" units. I believe this will keep me busy throughout March (100 units to build). "Extreme Edition", "I Can Wait" and all orders placed after the Kickstarter campaign will most likely slip early- to mid-April.
The assembly process is a little bit slower than I hoped because I need to "blueprint" (i.e.: tweak mechanical dimensions to match spec with 100% precision) certain internal parts myself. Nothing catastrophic...it's just slower. That being said, it feels awesome to actual have all the parts and being now able to start delivering.
Meanwhile please take a few minutes to watch the instruction video on YouTube. This will make your first contact with the watch more enjoyable as you'll know precisely how it works (French version is coming soon...désolé du délai)!
Thanks for your patience. At this point unless something out of the ordinary happens, I'll be posting updates on a monthly basis. I'll continue to post on Instagram as often as possible.
P.S.: The Type 50 will be featured in March edition of GQ in United Kingdom (on sale March 12th)!