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Forstner bands relaunched

  1. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 24, 2019

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    :eek::eek::eek:

    (Edit : :eek: = Good :eek:, not bad :eek:)
     
    Edited Sep 24, 2019
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  2. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    Thanks! I was hoping to launch before the anniversary too, but it’s taken a lot longer than expected. C’est la vie I suppose. But I agree that this would’ve been a good idea by Omega.
     
  3. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 24, 2019

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    @Forstnerbands looks great. Please keep us updated when pre-order opens.

    I assume you'll be shipping the the UK?
     
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  4. M'Bob

    M'Bob Sep 24, 2019

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    @Forstnerbands: is the material you are using chromed or stainless steel?
     
  5. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 24, 2019

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    @Forstnerbands
    Hopefully available by the beginning of December as I'll need to put half-a-dozen underneath the Christmas tree :whistling:
     
  6. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    HA! I was wondering :)
     
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  7. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    Stainless steel all the way
     
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  8. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    You assumed correctly! Worldwide shipping will be available.
     
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  9. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    You and me both! I’m gonna be real bummed if we miss the holiday season :) Kidding aside, these should be in stock and shipping out about end of November. Fingers crossed
     
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  10. M'Bob

    M'Bob Sep 24, 2019

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    Just curious on the history of this endeavor: did you purchase the rights to the name, and get the original tooling? What made you do this, ultimately?
     
  11. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    As to the ultimate question of why, I’m watch (and speedy) obsessed, love the history and connection with NASA, and have just really loved this style of bracelet for a long time. But they’re so hard to find and really expensive if you can even locate one. Figured it would be good to bring it back.

    The tooling I couldn’t find, so it was a long process of trying to faithfully recreate the bracelet based on sampling and looking at past IP about it. Speaking of that, we indeed do have the rights to Forstner, Komfit, and the JB triangle.

    Loving all the questions - thanks to all who have engaged.
     
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  12. rob#1

    rob#1 Sep 24, 2019

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    That’s my Xmas present sorted :D
     
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  13. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 24, 2019

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  14. zinengineer

    zinengineer Sep 24, 2019

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    I haven't really researched this style of band too much, but it looks very interesting. It's not clear to me how the ends are adjustable...is it a "slip/sliding" (Paul SImon singing in the background ::facepalm1::) type arrangement? I would also be interested in curved end links.

    this may prove to be a viable alternative for my FOIS; I've been looking for the ever elusive 1125/617 combination to swap out the leather band the FOIS came with.
     
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  15. ext1

    ext1 Sep 24, 2019

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    @Forstnerbands Are you planning to do the curved horn lug option too?
     
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  16. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    Thanks for the question! Perhaps a better way to describe the end links would be spring loaded. You can fit the bracelet on a watch that has lugs between 16 and about 21mm.
     
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  17. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 24, 2019

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    Indeed! It’s in process.
     
  18. ext1

    ext1 Sep 24, 2019

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    YESSS!!!!

    \(´▽ `)ノ
     
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  19. zinengineer

    zinengineer Sep 24, 2019

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    perfect, thanks. I'll be keeping an eye out; I subscribed to your updates so I'll be watching and waiting
     
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  20. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Sep 24, 2019

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    Damn I am looking forward to this :)
     
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