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Hi, my name is Jamie Boyd and I'm the founder of Wessex Watches, an independent watch designer/maker based in Wiltshire, UK.. We opened our website www.wessexwatches.co.uk in July and have just launched the 3 watches above over on Kickstarter

The objective of Wessex Watches is to make high quality, engraved dial watches available at realistic prices.

All of our watches feature a hand made, engraved, solid silver dial.

The watches are:

Top - The Ælfræd - 958 Britannia Silver dial, movement Miyota 821A - Normal price £399, on Kickstarter from £299

Middle - The Caelo - 958 Britannia Silver dial, movement Sellita SW200-1 - Normal price £699, on Kickstarter from £499

Bottom - The Incudo - 958 Britannia Silver dial, cold enamel inlay, movement ETA 6497-1 Elabore - Normal price £799, on Kickstarter from £569

We specialise in custom, bespoke design watches and there are some good deals up on Kickstarter, e.g. a custom 6497-1 Elabore from £799, custom Skeletonised 6497-1 with cut away dial from £999, custom SW200-1 from £699.

Thanks very much for taking the time to read this.

Jamie

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Well, that's certainly something different! My immediate reaction was 'hmmm?' But curiosity got the better of me and I've just spent about 20 minutes browsing your site and it's not enough time.

I don't like the Arthurian stuff - and my house in England is in the north Wessex or Lambourn Downs - but some of the other designs piqued my interest. Late here now, so I will have a better look tomorrow.

Have you created a design centred on the white horse at Uffington, or horse racing at Lambourn? 

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That's quite a collection of dials on your web site, a bit left-field for me but I wish you well with the endeavour

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Good luck with your new company. You certainly are offering something different. I do like the signs of the zodiac one .

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As a point of interest @Wessex Watches, with regards to warranty repairs/ owner damage, say like knocking of and losing the bezel, or damaging the Crystal. Do you have a repair facility ?

 

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33 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

As a point of interest @Wessex Watches, with regards to warranty repairs/ owner damage, say like knocking of and losing the bezel, or damaging the Crystal. Do you have a repair facility ?

 

We certainly do sir, we assemble all of the watches in-house and carry spare parts and replacements for all the models we make. We also have service facilities, and in fact, if the watch is serviced by us, and only us, it carries a lifetime limited warranty.

We acknowledge that this is not always feasible for purchasers from overseas to take advantage of, but it is there for any owner to take advantage of if they can or choose to.

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Not my cuppa tea, those dials are far too fussy for my liking, and that makes the thin and delicate hands quite difficult to read, but they do look awesome and you deserve to have some success with this venture.  Good on you for offering something a bit different, and at very competitive prices for such a nice quality product.

For what it's worth, to my eyes at least, the cheapest of the 3 on your Kickstarter campaign is the best looking, and at £299 it seems to offer really good value for money.

Nice one guys, I hope you will continue to add updates of your progress on here :thumbs_up:

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Load of OLD Ladies Tea Doylies befitting any "Ye Olde Tea Shoppe" window. :scared:

£290 too much!

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1 hour ago, mel said:

Load of OLD Ladies Tea Doylies befitting any "Ye Olde Tea Shoppe" window. :scared:

:laugh::laughing2dw::laughing2dw: that seems overly harsh, it's not like they killed a man.

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21 hours ago, JoT said:

That's quite a collection of dials on your web site, a bit left-field for me but I wish you well with the endeavour

Thank you for the good wishes sir. Yes a lot of them are 'different'!

We also specialise in custom and bespoke design work to suit all tastes and can reproduce customers own designs with a very fast turnaround.

4 hours ago, Davey P said:

Not my cuppa tea, those dials are far too fussy for my liking, and that makes the thin and delicate hands quite difficult to read, but they do look awesome and you deserve to have some success with this venture.  Good on you for offering something a bit different, and at very competitive prices for such a nice quality product.

For what it's worth, to my eyes at least, the cheapest of the 3 on your Kickstarter campaign is the best looking, and at £299 it seems to offer really good value for money.

Nice one guys, I hope you will continue to add updates of your progress on here :thumbs_up:

Thanks for the good wishes and appreciate your honest opinions.

3 hours ago, mel said:

Load of OLD Ladies Tea Doylies befitting any "Ye Olde Tea Shoppe" window. :scared:

£290 too much!

Thank you for the constructive input, oh how we've laughed! There is always a place for tactless wit, no matter how bad the spelling or grammar used to express it!

1 hour ago, Hussle said:

:laugh::laughing2dw::laughing2dw: that seems overly harsh, it's not like they killed a man.

Not yet!

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I sincerely wish you the best of success...

Not at all to my taste but you deserve to succeed.

Roger

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18 hours ago, A2orry said:

Good luck with your new company. You certainly are offering something different. I do like the signs of the zodiac one .

Thank you sir, there are 12 different Zodiac ones, one for each sign. They can also be personalised at no extra cost.

 

11 minutes ago, Roger said:

I sincerely wish you the best of success...

Not at all to my taste but you deserve to succeed.

Roger

Thank you for the kind wishes, appreciated.

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The fact you also offer a bespoke design service would appeal to me, certainly with a mechanical movement.  Offers endless possibilities for gifting a timepiece to family members or employees?

Wish you well.

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31 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

 

The fact you also offer a bespoke design service would appeal to me, certainly with a mechanical movement.  Offers endless possibilities for gifting a timepiece to family members or employees?

Wish you well.

:thumbsup:

Thank you for your kind wishes.

The bespoke/custom service is our best seller, we are currently doing 2 watches as wedding day gifts from the bride to their husband and an Islamic themed Lion head for a customer in Saudi. 

Some of our commissions include a cricketing/patriotic themed watch for a cricketer in St. Vincent, a Concorde themed watch for an ex-Concorde pilot and a cocktail themed (yes really) watch for the owner of a chain of cocktail bars!

We also customise or personalise our 'standard' designs at no extra cost. As far as we are aware, no other watchmaker comes close to our prices for a customised, Swiss movement, watch!

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Not for me but nice to see something a bit different. You should advertise in metal detecting magazines. I bet you would do well in that arena. I do it my self and have been looking for an interesting way of incorporating ancient coins I have found into jewellery, I reckon that could be an interesting prospect 

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3 minutes ago, topheronetwoo said:

Not for me but nice to see something a bit different. You should advertise in metal detecting magazines. I bet you would do well in that arena. I do it my self and have been looking for an interesting way of incorporating ancient coins I have found into jewellery, I reckon that could be an interesting prospect 

Thanks for that, good idea. We could certainly replicate one of your finds onto a nice silver watch dial!

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4 minutes ago, Wessex Watches said:

Thanks for that, good idea. We could certainly replicate one of your finds onto a nice silver watch dial!

 

could be very interesting , you have been bookmarked , thanks 

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12 minutes ago, topheronetwoo said:

 

could be very interesting , you have been bookmarked , thanks 

In fact, if you post a  HQ picture, taken straight on, of one of your favourite coin finds in this thread, I will produce a dial incorporating the design. I can't think of a better way of marketing a service other than by producing the goods, so to speak, and I love a good challenge!

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43 minutes ago, Wessex Watches said:

In fact, if you post a  HQ picture, taken straight on, of one of your favourite coin finds in this thread, I will produce a dial incorporating the design. I can't think of a better way of marketing a service other than by producing the goods, so to speak, and I love a good challenge!

Would be very cool to see what can be done! I’m having issues iploading pictures at the moment , I have a thread running currently asking for assistance. I’ll post here when I can upload images if that’s ok ?

I’ve emailed you a selection of images, hopefully there is something suitable 

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