The "production sample" cases (one in each finish) arrived yesterday. But there were some small issues that will have to be resolved in the production cases. Additional samples (6 in each of the 3 finishes) will be on their way before the end of the month (July). Assuming these pass my inspection, the full production order will then be authorized. The samples (18 total) will have production serial numbers on them. So, if they pass my Q.C. these cases will be used for the pre-order customer watches as well as my stock samples (which I also get to wear - tough duty, having a dozen new watches to choose from on any given day).