To get a sense of watch quality, I ordered a non-branded watch sample using the design specs I requested. This was to see how good the supplier was with shipping, the quality control of the sample, fit, finish and how it felt on my wrist.
The watch felt great. Solid, lightweight and the crown didn't dig into the top of my hand. Not chunky or burdensome to wear like a larger Swiss mechanical. Perfect for something to wear daily!
However, I identified a few areas that needed more attention:
First the cut edging wasn't consistent on the side of the crown.
Secondly, there was metal flashing inside the watch itself:
I worked with the factory to fix these two issues for production. Production was now underway!