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Hexa timeline

Post by themadhungarian » May 16th 2012, 4:18pm

In the interest of keeping a record of my experience with this company, and because it appears as though I am the only Watchlord who reserved a watch, I am starting this particular thread. I'm not sure where I first learned of Hexa, but I believe it was through the watch blog OceanicTime.

29 December 2011: reserved a bead blasted/PVD bezel K500 through the Hexa website: http://www.hexawatches.com/index.html

30 December 2011: received a reply from Vic Donati, 'designer, partner' of Hexa watches. My first choice of serial number was taken but my second choice was available.

01 January 2012: received an email stating I was one of the first 250 to reserve and so would receive certain small benefits. To wit, my name in the owner's manual, first choice on their next watch, free lifetime adjustments (this watch is billed as being adjusted to six positions from the factory)

05 January 2012: email from Vic Donati with a graphic rendering of the watch: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1.1&thid=134b0ee0c0bab219&mt=application/zip&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3D885c7f936e%26view%3Datt%26th%3D134b0ee0c0bab219%26attid%3D0.1.1%26disp%3Dsafe%26zw&sig=AHIEtbT0Y32HWWiGW6gbTpORng9N9jKb-w&pli=1

18 February 2012: mailchimp mass email from Hexa with a 'spy shot' of the dial and further marketing copy

03 May 2012: OceanicTime posts a brief review of the watch and discusses revisions. The review is favorable: http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2012/05/hexa-k500-prototype.html

13 May 2012: another mailchimp email, this time with photos of the prototype K500 and a list of the revisions that will appear on the final product. The watch is expected to ship in 6-8 months according to the email.

13 May 2012: received invoice for 50% non-refundable deposit.

16 May 2012: payment sent to Hexa

16 May 2012: an email I sent concerning a possible problem with my shipping address receives a reply from 'Tonya at Team Hexa' within 5 minutes of being sent at 8:15 PM EST. I consider that good response time/ CS considering it was well after business hours.


06 June 2012 Hexa email regarding custom strap giveaway. There are 5 straps to be given away. They are nice straps, but I really don't get the point. A big MEH for me, just get the watch made and send it out!

25 July 2012 Email announcing that 'By popular request' each K500 will come with solid end links at no extra cost. I did not previously believe solid end links were simply a bonus on the watches I own that cost more than $500 and include them, and I am not inclined to believe it now. In any case, if Hexa wants a pat on the back for this ploy, they won't get it from me.

24 August 2012 Email announcing arrival of the SII NE15B movements.

27 September 2012 Hexa progress update #6. Email with graphic of the K500 production caseback design. The design is simple, a circle within a circle. The outer ring is engraved with, 'Automatic Movement', 'Premier Edition', '500 m', and 'Stainless Steel' while the inner ring is engraved with the Hexa logo over K500 and below that the serial number.

I am going into this fully aware of the risks. My experience thus far has been very positive. I will strive to be objective about the overall experience with this company and about the final product when I receive it. I am not under any illusions about the country of manufacture. The case and components are undoubtedly Chinese with the movement being the commercially available Seiko 6R15 ( SII NH15) with some assembly and adjustment in Florida. Thanks for reading and stay tuned.

Anthony
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Post by eddiea » June 7th 2012, 3:03pm

Great info magyar...thanks.
Good looking divers, I must say...
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Post by themadhungarian » June 7th 2012, 3:12pm

Thank you Eddie, looks like you and I are the only ones reading hahahaha. When I get the watch let me send it to you so we can both do reviews.

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Post by eddiea » June 8th 2012, 9:52am

Sure thing....
Which model are you getting?
I thought the all PVD and the all bead blasted, are both nice...

P.S Nevermind , I missed your OP reference on the first paragraph..
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Post by themadhungarian » July 1st 2012, 2:40pm

Hahahahahaha, ok. No group hugs. Other than the strap giveaway, there is no news lately.

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Post by Jeep99dad » July 25th 2012, 9:31pm

I am on the list as well fellas and very excited!
I loved the prototype and with the chnages they'll make to the final versions, it'll be great!
I ordered the BB with PVD bezel model
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Post by bedlam » July 25th 2012, 9:35pm

Jeep99dad wrote:I am on the list as well fellas and very excited!
I loved the prototype and with the chnages they'll make to the final versions, it'll be great!
I ordered the BB with PVD bezel model


Brice you actually had a prototype in your sweaty hands didn't you? What level of finish did the watch have if you are able to equate it to an equivalent brand?
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Post by Jeep99dad » July 25th 2012, 9:56pm

yes I did have it for a week. I wrote a review on 3 other forums, I'll post the link here to the one on WUS if it's ok with MGMT Image (please delete if not ok)
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/hexa-review-week-w-hexa-k500-prototype-lots-like-about-unique-diver-modem-burner-715357.html

Finish was on par with most boutique watches I've owned, which is a lot Image
I am really pleased they are delivering the watch with fitted end links now, that was one my one complains even though to be honest I'll wear mine on straps. The bracelet is the same style found on many divers before but this one seems better built, with screw bar links and an awesome clasp a la Doxa or Boschett (Compare the HExa bracelet to that of the Red Sea for example, which uses pins for each links and a reular clasp)


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Post by themadhungarian » November 22nd 2012, 2:20pm

Received update #7 The watch will ship in January 2013.

Anthony
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Post by themadhungarian » January 31st 2013, 10:22am

The Hexa K500 arrived yesterday and it is fantastic. Mine is the bead blasted finish with PVD bezel. It is beautiful. I will post photos soon, I just wanted everyone to know I am still around and still buying and collecting watches and still an asshole. Love ya, mean it.

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Post by eddiea » January 31st 2013, 11:34am

themadhungarian wrote:The Hexa K500 arrived yesterday and it is fantastic. Mine is the bead blasted finish with PVD bezel. It is beautiful. I will post photos soon, I just wanted everyone to know I am still around and still buying and collecting watches and still an asshole. Love ya, mean it.
Anthony

Hey dude , welcome back...glad you got your Hexa, but you better post some pics before Conjurer start bitching his " pics or it didn't happen" shit..
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Post by themadhungarian » January 31st 2013, 12:00pm

Indeed. It even came with a plastic pelican case clone hahahahaha. I miss everyone here. Pics coming.

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Post by conjurer » January 31st 2013, 4:28pm

ocean wrote:Pics or it never happened. Image


Yeah, some time this month, please.

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Post by chuckf1 » January 31st 2013, 5:07pm

I'm going to take the heat off of themadhungarian. You want to see some crappy photos? Well I'm a crappy photographer and here are some crappy shots of my bead blasted Hexa.

First we have the carrying case, which like the watch itself, it built like a tank Image

Nest is the watch in the case Image

Now I don't do metal bands, so my Hexa sits on my wrist, with the great rubber strap they include: Image

It's now official. You've seen pics of a Hexa in the wild.
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Post by themadhungarian » February 16th 2013, 7:16am

That is interesting Eddie. I wonder what is going on there. Anyway, I love mine and will be keeping it 4evar:

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Post by themadhungarian » February 16th 2013, 7:20am

My sincerest apologies for the awful photography. Instead of buying more watches this year my goal is to buy a good camera and photography lighting set-up so I can give my watches and this forum some respect.

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Re: Hexa timeline

Post by eddiea » February 18th 2013, 11:57am

Nice Anthony!!! looks like a tool watch made like a tank!
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