Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:10 am

Nomadz wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:59 pm
So the prices look decent. But who are they ?. Montoya showed an example which is I assume, purported to be their case refinishing.
It is however a picture of a Brit watchmakers work, lifted from a UK watch forum thread. That's pretty concerning.

https://findawatchmaker.sharetribe.com/ ... estoration
http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.ph ... ke/&page=3
We might be reading a bit too much into this example. Looking at the thread in the UK forum, the OP talks about the case refinishing and states "...watching Rocco work using a lapping machine..." This suggests to me the OP isn't claiming to have done the refinishing themselves.

Is it possible Montoya's first name is Rocco and the photo is actually of his work?

EDIT =>. Just searched and found out Montoya's first name is Jorge. Maybe "Rocco" is an employee?
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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:14 am

Is he I the U.K.?

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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:14 am
Is he I the U.K.?
No, LA area according to the Google map insert. I am wrong. Nick's concerns appear valid. It is sketchy.

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Post by Morethan1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:58 am

ericf4 wrote:Have you considered either using 2 screwdrivers, or scotch tape to ensure smooth transactions?

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Post by Morethan1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:59 am

JP Chestnut wrote:This really is the "two screwdrivers" of start ups.
I hope I win an award for it
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Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by Morethan1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am

I appreciate all the comments.
They were all valid points that I'll go and address.
Thanks for your time, hopefully I'll graduate to "3 screwdriver startup status" after I implement all the ideas.
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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:18 am

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JP Chestnut wrote:This really is the "two screwdrivers" of start ups.
I hope I win an award for it
If one of my students submitted this business plan as their final project their award would be "B-".

With that said, I think there's space for your service in the market. And I hope you it works out.

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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by BacoNoir » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:50 am

This isn’t a startup so much as it is an Angie’s List business model. Give referrals to established businesses and take a cut for bringing them customers.
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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by Nomadz » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:52 am

I think it’s a great idea man if they have references. Any pictures of work really must be their own work. In the end Alex remember your own reputation will be tied to this endeavor. I would think very carefully about that piece.
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Post by Morethan1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:20 am

Hey guys, I really appreciate the honest & earnest concerns. I went over them all and I was not able to fix or have solutions for all of them. I bit more than I could chew with this endeavour and for that reason I have shut it down.
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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:29 am

I think this is a good idea, but it needs a large community behind it to work, and I don't see how you can monetize that. I'm thinking something like this:
http://www.mtbr.com/user-reviews.html

But reviewing services, not parts. If WUS, TRF, or TZ put some effort into something like that, it MIGHT work - though most of those guys don't know enough to assess anything.

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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by River Rat » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:26 am

Looks like the site took a dump nothing there now.

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Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

Post by Morethan1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 am

River Rat wrote:Looks like the site took a dump nothing there now.
I killed it
Moving on
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