AnOrdain Questions

I met AnOrdain at the WatchPro Salon today. I’d already secured a build slot but had a few questions. I‘m pretty sure I’m going with a fume dial. Pre-meeting, the preference was: plum, blue, grey, green. After seeing them in person: the new order is grey, plum, blue, green. Just to be clear: they are all good imo.

Here’s a list of things I enquired about:

Do we get to pick from every watch in the catalogue when your build slot is due?

yes.

What customisation options are available?

Movement (Sellita SW210 or LJP G100). Strap/bracelet choice. Laser etching on caseback - they’re also considering the possibility of exhibition casebacks.

The fume dial currently only comes in 38mm - will other sizes be available?

In 35mm (which is great for me personally btw!) probably yes. The 41mm will probably not - due to warping in the firing process.

What other models are on the horizon?

I was shown the Model 3. Anyone who is signed up to the newsletter will have seen a preview. I can only describe it as an AnOrdain x Grand Seiko x Nomos. With Mr Jones  Watches’ lugs. 

On a separate note, the 35mm Model 1 surprised me with its size - it fit nicely on my 6.25” wrist (very thin bezel, all dial). There’s no movement option with that size

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Thanks for the information. Great photos! anOrdain should bring in wrist shots from customers or social media - the photos on the site look so different and don’t do the fumé justice

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K.evin

Thanks for the information. Great photos! anOrdain should bring in wrist shots from customers or social media - the photos on the site look so different and don’t do the fumé justice

You’re right. I think the dial can look so different depending on the ambient lighting conditions. I’m looking at the green dial photo now and dont recall it looking like that. In person the green and blue were a lot more ‘sparkly’. 
That’s a great idea about the customer photos - perfect for something like their IG account

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Chunghauphoto

You’re right. I think the dial can look so different depending on the ambient lighting conditions. I’m looking at the green dial photo now and dont recall it looking like that. In person the green and blue were a lot more ‘sparkly’. 
That’s a great idea about the customer photos - perfect for something like their IG account

Oh wow, so there really is no alternative to viewing them in person 👍

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K.evin

Oh wow, so there really is no alternative to viewing them in person 👍

I don’t know what the answer to that is. They’re online only and appear at the odd watch show/fair/exhibition here and there. Perhaps the customer photos may be the only way to go.

It’s just the fumes btw. The ‘regular’ Model 1s and Model 2s appeared the same to my eyes

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I am jealous!  What a great opportunity and Fume all the way.   

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I absolutely love mine, but if I were buying a fume dial today, the purple would be it.  It is absolutely amazing in person.

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I love my green dial...but to be honest I want them all!! 

The dials are amazing and the work is superb.

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ChronoGuy

I love my green dial...but to be honest I want them all!! 

The dials are amazing and the work is superb.

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This is the right approach.  :-)  

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Watchtanline

I am jealous!  What a great opportunity and Fume all the way.   

I am extremely fortunate to see and have the opportunity handle them. Not because of retail or marketing but because they are artisanal items, that are (relatively) rare and difficult to produce.

The Parisian Blue still makes me gasp every time I see it but the Fume dials are just ’showstoppers’ imo

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AllTheWatches

I absolutely love mine, but if I were buying a fume dial today, the purple would be it.  It is absolutely amazing in person.

I can imagine! Which one did you go for?

What was the experience like? Was it all done over email and did you request anything ‘special’?

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The green or blue for me 😍

Will they be there on the 3rd? 🤔

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ChronoGuy

I love my green dial...but to be honest I want them all!! 

The dials are amazing and the work is superb.

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Looks really good on you!

How long did you end up waiting for it?

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Deeperblue

The green or blue for me 😍

Will they be there on the 3rd? 🤔

No such thing as a wrong choice imo with these!

Its the same company (WatchPro) organising the pop up. They weren’t on the list of exhibitors (but the list hasn’t changed from when they announced it - more may have been added). 
I’m assuming the exhibitors will have something to sell (being so close to Christmas), I can’t imagine AnOrdain will have anything to sell as the waitlists are currently closed, as they clear the backlog

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Chunghauphoto

I can imagine! Which one did you go for?

What was the experience like? Was it all done over email and did you request anything ‘special’?

I was early on the An0rdain train, so I have a model one Post Office Red.  I was going to engrave the back with a map, which they used to offer, though not sure these days, but kept it simple. 

It is a striking watch. My only complaint is the crown is really small and if you do not have nails, it can be a pain to pull out, but other than that, all good.

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AllTheWatches

I was early on the An0rdain train, so I have a model one Post Office Red.  I was going to engrave the back with a map, which they used to offer, though not sure these days, but kept it simple. 

It is a striking watch. My only complaint is the crown is really small and if you do not have nails, it can be a pain to pull out, but other than that, all good.

You bagged it for a (frankly) ridiculous price!

I’m not sure if they updated the crown on the refresh? Which strap did you pair it with?