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CANCELED: Kickstarter: Lufbery Watches - Mark VII Trench Watch

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CANCELED: Kickstarter: Lufbery Watches - Mark VII Trench Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am

This is the second watch and Kickstarter campaign from Lufbery Watches, based in Surrey, UK.
They specialize in creating vintage military watches.

Their latest Kickstarter is for the Mark VII Trench Watch

Super Early Bird pricing is $286
Regular pricing will be $475

Comes in four colorways/"models" with two bronze colored cases held back for stretch goals.
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Specifications:

- 43m diameter x 11mm
- 20mm strap width
- 316L premium stainless steel
- Domed sapphire crystal glass
- Engraved case-back
- Seagull 3620 manual mechanical movement
- 21,600 bph
- Engraved crown
- 30-minute Chronoscope function
- 5 ATM / 50M water resistance
- C3 luminova on hands and numerals
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Lufbery Watches - Mark VII Trench Watch

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Post by Boourns » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:41 am

That tuxedo-ish one looks awesome.
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Lufbery Watches - Mark VII Trench Watch

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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:26 am

I'm really digging the Grenadier (white dial) version.
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Lufbery Watches - Mark VII Trench Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed May 29, 2019 10:23 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was...

CANCELED

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 16 2019

Update from the creator:

Dear backers,

Thank you for your support in backing the Lufbery Mark VII, but it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the cancellation of this Kickstarter campaign. However, this is not the end of Lufbery Watches or of the Mark VII Trench Watch and I am looking to re-launch in the autumn.

Why are we cancelling a successful campaign?

First of all, huge apologies for letting you down. You have been kind enough to offer me your support and trust and I’ve re-paid you by failing to deliver on what appeared to be a successful campaign. In reality, the campaign was not that successful. Although I set a target of £10000, I actually needed £30000 to make my first purchase order. I know this was a stupid thing to do and I have learnt from my mistake, but it is what countless blogs and articles advise Kickstarter creators to do (the logic behind it is that Kickstarter’s algorithm places campaigns which have been funded quickly to the front page of their search results).

Again, apologies for wasting your time and I hope you will be kind enough to offer me some feedback as to how to improve. I’ve spent the last two years and countless hours developing the Mark VII and I am not willing to let it fail just yet. I want to re-launch a new improved Mark VII in the autumn and I would appreciate your ideas on what could be better. Any suggestions about the pricing, the movement, the diameter of the case and the campaign page, would be hugely beneficial in helping me to make the campaign a success in the future.

Thank you for your support, patience and feedback. I hope to post an update in a month with more information about the re-launch.

Many thanks,

Stuart
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