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 Posted: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 11:46 am
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Is it using a catalogue case Steve?

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 Posted: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 01:13 pm
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Ventura wrote:
Is it using a catalogue case Steve?

Page 34, bottom right... in the mysterious catalog of watch cases that I have never seen. sorry, not trying to sound smart here, but I have not yet seen a catalog of watch cases at the office in Hong Kong. I have seen a catalog of hands and it is nearly 4 inches thick with thousands of hands to look at.

As for our cases it always starts with ideas and discussions. There is no need to reinvent the sub case, so we talk about what we want to do with it... bring the lugs in more, remove the crown guards, round off the end of the lugs, add a polished edge between the top of the case and the side, brush the bezel for better grip, add a lume bezel insert... these discussions are how we came up with the case.

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The reason I ask is because it looks like a better quality version with adjustments such as screw down crown, domed crystal etc of the case I have for my Mees and Co dive watch.

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Hey there Steve,
Is this 1st Raven an LE?  If so, how many of these are being produced and made available?  BTW, gr8 looking classic timepiece, looking forward to adding one to the collection. Thanks and Have a good one.  Happy Collecting ALL!
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This production is 100 pieces. We will continue the production if the demand is there. We are also looking into a future GMT model.

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Ventura wrote:
The reason I ask is because it looks like a better quality version with adjustments such as screw down crown, domed crystal etc of the case I have for my Mees and Co dive watch.

I had never heard of that brand, I just looked it up. Is it a 42mm case? I see differences in it right away, but yes it looks like a sub case also.

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Ventura wrote: The reason I ask is because it looks like a better quality version with adjustments such as screw down crown, domed crystal etc of the case I have for my Mees and Co dive watch.and the Mees has a asian movement, plastic movement holder,a plastic bezel inlay,a hollow bezel,a plated brass case,a plastic dial,and can't be worn in the water...yep,I can see the resemblance..dog smile.gif

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Erm...yeah I was saying that everything in the Raven seems to be better quality I believe. I was pointing out the case and possible the crown, with the lack of crown guards makes it look like a similar case, hence asking if this was an modified catalogue case used for the Raven mistake.gif

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Ventura wrote: Erm...yeah I was saying that everything in the Raven seems to be better quality I believe. I was pointing out the case and possible the crown, with the lack of crown guards makes it look like a similar case, hence asking if this was an modified catalogue case used for the Raven mistake.gifwhat we are trying to teach you,is just because a case looks like,doesn't mean they come from the same place...there are literally 1000's of Rolex homages out there,and all the cases look the same,that doesn't mean they are the same or were made the same...each manufacturer may have a in-house catalogue(usually only a couple pages,hardly a catalogue) of past cases they have built to show potential customers,and that doesn't mean there are shelves of cases just lying about,But there is NO such universal catalogue that every manufacturer magically pulls from....no.gif

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Let me just answer, and give away more proprietary information. The factories do not keep cases on a shelf, and pull them off to to make watches, at least not in my experience with our watches and our factory. We discuss the watch with the factory, we get engineering specs of the case, we make changes, we discuss the dial and hands, we get drawings from the factory, we discuss changes. Then we begin production, this involves making these cases from steel bars, not taking some case off some shelf.

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Does anyone have an idea when this watch will be for sale??  The wait is killing me......     crazy.gif

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 Posted: Sat Feb 25th, 2012 05:33 pm
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krethk wrote: Does anyone have an idea when this watch will be for sale??  The wait is killing me......     crazy.gifas posted by Steve on page 4 of this thread:
OKay, I have news that we had a short delay but they should be shipping to me at the end of this week. That means they should arrive by Monday. I will need to sort and inspect them when they arrive and then build the web pages for the purchase opportunity. I will try and make an HD close up video of the head piece today. I still do not have a bracelet here to show, they will arrive with the watches.

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