I recently had the chance to play the new J.Rockett Clockwork delay pedal.
It's an awesome fully analog tape echo delay that also has a boost and modulation function but the thing is, it clocks in (pun intended) at around $400...
For the same amount, for $100 more you could get an hx stomp that does everything but man, the Clockwork does have a particular vibe to it that makes you want to play non stop!
My question to you is, do you feel a delay pedal can be justified at $400?
$400 just for tape delay? That's Strymon Timeline territory. I could buy the Collider for less and get a really good multi-reverb in the bargain. The Belle Epoch Deluxe is $50 cheaper, with more control over warble/tape age. I'm sure someone would buy it, I'm just not so much of a tape echo connoisseur that I need a $400 unit that isn't an actual tape delay (for a couple hundred bucks more you can get a T-Rex Replicator or a Gurus EchoSex 2 and have a real tape loop unit).
Got one a these T-Rex Replicator Tape Echos new about 6 months ago. I've been constantly playing it even on gigs on a pedal board. I love the sound of it. It just has a character that's fuller and more three dimensional than analog and digital delay pedals I've tried. Been using the Ibañez AD-9 before getting this one. The T-Rex is a little more than $400, think it was like $529 and worth every penny. Came with a coupla patch cables and 2 tape cartridges and I bought a coupla replacement tape cartridges just in case for like $29. Contrary to what I have heard they're not hard to tweak and adjust. If a pedo makes you want to play non-stop it's worth the $400 and even more.Get whatever inspires you to PLAY!
Purchase it carefully and if you don't like it, sell it and use that $400 again for another awesome pedal. Rinse, repeat.
My experience: I started with a bunch of cheap pedals, then ended up selling everything for like 4 really good expensive pedals. I'm much happier with a few $400 pedals than with a couple dozen $100 pedals.