conjurer wrote:I've honestly heard nothing but great things about OWC, which is located in New Zealand or Sumatra or some fucking place down there.
Unlike most micros, the guy who runs it (his name escapes me, but it probably starts with Bruce) is said to be very upfront about how long it takes to get one of his watches--and as Eddie states above, it can take a long time indeed--but OWC won't take payment until the watch is ready to ship.
Dan has a slightly different business model to every other stinking micro. He has already made his money, so he isn't trying to get a bunch of WUS / WF / DWC simps to bankroll a shitty catalog watch. Rather, he is making the watch he wants to make, and selling to whomever shares his vision. Unfortunately for Dan (and prospective customers) he is very fussy and so there are many delays while he finds the right suppliers, tweaks the designs based on prototypes he receives, etc, etc.
He makes a great watch, but it's probably a lot less stressful to pick some parts out of a catalogue, hash together a piss-poor web page, and upload it to kickstarter.