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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2012 09:00 pm
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After all the long nights and weeks of preparation and rendering I really overlooked to officially open the pre-order for the H2O ORCA! crazy.gif

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 Posted: Thu May 31st, 2012 07:22 pm
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UPDATE 31.05.2012:

Please let me inform you some updates of the last days. :-)

Watch Prototype Arrival:

We are expecting our prototypes to arrive end of June. As we are receiving 10 prototypes in total I´m sure you will see some previews of the watches in July. After arrivial of the watches we will make of course the first photos shooting of the prototypes, but short after that we will send the watches to the company who is hardening our cases. This process will take a pretty long time (approx. 2 weeks)! I don´t know if I could survive without them for such long time. :-)

Bracelet Prototype Arrival:

We hope to receive the bracelet prototypes also at the end June. As well the bracelet prototypes will be hardened.

Bracelet length:
Our bracelet will be VERY LONG! With 210mm length incl. clasp I believe it is the longest bracelet in the market. Add the length of the watch (approx. 54mm) and even your 10.4" wrist could wear our new watches!!!! So lots of spare links to adjust to EVERY wrist.

WR Testing:
As we were the first micro brand officially certifying the WR of our watches we will continue with this open communication. We will test the WR of the watches up to their maximum or stop latest at 3000M. :-) This should be enough for everyone. :-)

Watch Box:
Up today I was planning to use our standard H2O KALMAR watch box with 4 compartments. We are checking right now a hard-shell case alternative similar to the PELI case 1150. Our hard-shell case prototype is in the air right now and we will receive it next week. The decission will be made in next week.

CNC Machine:
Our first CNC machine will arrive next week. I´m really looking forward to that as this is our first step into own manufacturing of our watches. But we are German: One step after the other! :-)

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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2012 08:06 pm
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Please let me give you our latest news update on the H2O ORCA:

1. ORCA Case Prototypes: We have received this week the first images of the finished prototypes. The prototypes will be send next Monday and should arrive in that week. From the first photos especially the sapphire bezel inlays turn out to be very nice.

2. ORCA Bracelet / ORCA CNC Buckle prototypes: The bracelet and buckle will be shipped as well in next week. We can´t wait to get this monster bracelet into our hands. This bracelet will be longer than usual with 210mm/8.26 inch and with the watch case in between this results in approx. 264mm or 10.4 inch length. This should be enough to fit everybody.

3. ORCA Watch Box: We have changed the inside foam design slightly and prototypes should arrive as well next week. We get two prototypes with stiffer and softer foam and will choose the better one depending on the prototype touching experience.

4. HEX Screw Driver: There will be two Hex watch maker screw driver included into the package. These screw driver are Made in Germany by a specialist for such items. They are custom made for H2O as they are not included in the regular production program of the manufacturer. There will be a white H2O wave + H2O company name printed onto the screw driver. Even though it seems like to be a simple task of just placing an order, it´s quite more difficult as you would expect. These Hex screw driver are made only on custom order and the Hex screw driver cone needs to be manufactured with very tiny tolerances between 1.47-1.49mm. We have too many screw driver in our office not meeting this criteria and will go for Made in Germany. :-)

5. Leather straps: The different leather straps are in the stitching process already. We have bought two months ago more than a dozen calf leather skins in Germany to ensure the vest possible quality for the H2O ORCA straps. I personally wear more or less only leather straps and therefore my eyes are always focussed on perfect craftmanship, leather quality and lowest use of chemical ingrediances. Together with our new H2O ORCA CNC buckle you may not find any better strap.

We would like to buy everything out of one or two hands, but this is impossible if you want the best available quality for every single item. (Un-)fortunately I´m not the person buying this stuff from watch catalogs, so every single H2O ORCA part is constructed by our German engineer and myself.

We are sure to show you within the next week the first shots of the H2O ORCA! :-)

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Tomorrow is THE day!

The first real life images of the H2O ORCA DIVE and H2O ORCA DRESS are likely to show up TOMORROW on OCEANICTIME. The remaining models H2O ORCA CLASSIC, H2O ORCA VINTAGE and H2O ORCA MONO will be published in the beginning of the next week at same place.

Let me intrigue you a little bit:


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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 05:42 am
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moonboom wrote:
Tomorrow is THE day!

The first real life images of the H2O ORCA DIVE and H2O ORCA DRESS are   likely to show up TOMORROW on OCEANICTIME. The remaining models H2O ORCA   CLASSIC, H2O ORCA VINTAGE and H2O ORCA MONO will be published in the   beginning of the next week at same place.

Let me intrigue you a little bit:




That looks wonderful!!!!!
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C-A-N-T
W-A-I-T-T-T!!!!!!
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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 06:17 am
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very,very cool Clemens!chickendance.gifchickendance.gif

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