I would like to give my two cents as well. First of all, I do own this watch, and everything reflect my own -brief- experience with it. Secondly, I also wrote an email regarding my experience to Makara Watches customer service and actually wanted to wait for their reply (at all) until I write here. However it seems that it might take a while. Nevertheless, I would update the post in case of any new information.
Anyhow, I purchased the watch directly on Kickstarter to be shipped in March 2020 (to Europe). It is the bronze Sea Serpent with blue dial. After a few months of extra waiting (but acceptable in current situation), I just collected it a few weeks ago from the customs. First impressions were pretty OK. Nice looking watch, heavy but not bulky, materials felt good. Maybe the buckle needed a bit more smoothing, it has pretty sharp edges compared to the case. And yes, the straps are dust magnets.
However, I quickly noticed that the bronze case had already started to develop some pretty visible stains. It is not a patina, yet, and I know how quickly bronze can get affected from environment. It simply looks dirty. One expects a new watch in better shape and I can remember seeing bronze watches in mint condition in stores for showcasing. Nevertheless, it isn't nearly disappointing as finding out that the bezel was not aligned correctly with the case. The pointy edges of the bezel do not point to the right directions (i.e. 0°/360°, 90°, 180° and 270°) on the case, but are tilted 6° to 7° in counter-clockwise. So they sit between the markers. Well, once seen, cannot be unseen. It simply bothers me.
But, the real problem, as may be known to some of you, is the customer service. I had heard about how poor it is, but based on my budget and willingness to add a bronze watch to my collection, I was ready to lose that kind of money and take the risk, if by any chance the watch needed to be serviced (under warranty). I wasn't expecting to get a faulty watch at the start though. Especially after seeing a good few other buyers on the internet, complaining about the exact same problem or the poor finishing and quality control, I'm a bit disappointed. I would definitely try to reach the Makara customer service, but if it does not work in a considerable time (be it repair or refund), I would visit our local watchmaker to let the watch reassemble again. It is an unnecessary hassle to transact between two continents under current conditions.
One more thing (to me a very important one). I would have expected to have a serial number *on* the watch. I mean particularly engraved on the case or in dial etc. It would not just be a nice touch, but a must in my opinion for a limited edition watch. Other than that, an OK piece of watch in my humble opinion (maybe not for the current retail price).
PS: Don't gonna comment about the movement. I know what I have paid for and what to expect for it.