I just got my journal today. According to a little note packaged with it, it's the D23 2011 renewal gift. So from my understanding, the watch was a sign up gift (renewing and first time members) while this is being sent out to those who renewed.
As for what I think about it, I think it looks pretty cool - a hard bound book with some neat artwork on it. I haven't opened mine yet and dont intend to for a while just because I think I want to keep it nice looking.
I seem to remember the watch being for the 2011 renewal members as a 'special' deal if you renewed within a certain time. I just received the journal today too and was expecting the watch. The journal is nice, however, I still want my watch. Im calling.
"Whether in his movies or in his theme parks, Disney always promised a fantasy in which one could exercise the privileges of childhood - privileges he never abandoned in his own life. This will to power took the inanimate and brought it to life, or the illusion of like. In animation one could exercise the power of a god." - Neal Gabler, writer-'Walt Disney, The Triumph of The American Imagination'
I never heard that it was supposed to be engraved. What was it supposed to be?
I think it said it would be your initials. You had to check a box if you wanted it engraved or not. I did but it came without it. Not that big a deal to me really. Its still a nice watch even without the engraving.
Hmmm... no watch for me, but I did get the journal. As someone who writes in a journal every single night, I was thrilled to get something from D23 that's actually useful, and I'm particularly excited that they printed lines on the pages (which you don't always find).
I just got the journal as well. It seems to be the renewal gift for the year. The membership gift is the watch. According to the website if you renewed you were supposed to get both. I have never received the watch. Nor did I receive the pin that I was suposed to get for renewing early. Of course, I was a first day member and I never received one of the issues of the D23 magazine the first year so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Anyone else not get the watch yet?