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BobMunro wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:20 pm
TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:16 pm
ssholloway21 wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:15 pm So, what has everyone been up to?
Watching the hands on review of the new CW Aquitaine but ssssshhh, it’s secret! :lol: :lol:
Me too - I like the yellow one but the pink one is not for me.
Each to their own, I suppose - I actually thought the shade of pink used was quite nice. The yellows a little too ‘in your face’ I think
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jkbarnes wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:24 am I thought for sure the collection would be live by the time I got up this morning. I was looking forward to taking it all in over morning coffee. Oh well.
But you are up very early Andrew. Your post was timed at 11:24 UK. That's about 5am, Virginia time. :D
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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection Preview

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TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:04 pm So, let me get this straight in my head. There is an article with full details, including pricing, that’s been published within the last hour. There is a full ‘hands on’ review on you tube that is sponsored by Christopher Ward themselves. Yet, it’s not allowed to be discussed on here? In the words of Micky Morgan (most will need to Google it!) - I can’t spake!
Yup; I know Chris. I've taken a peek at the hands on video 'sponsored by Christopher Ward' as well; unfortunately its not a video by Christopher Ward themselves, yet.

Patience will be rewarded. :wink: :wink:

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I wasn't able to attend the preview call on Tuesday. I've obviously now seen the watch on the unspecified other watch website article.

It does seem a bit anti-climactic and would have been better if CW could have gone live with the Aquitaine at 6am or whenever this morning to avoid all the spoilers.
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Recent experience has taught me that I don't necessarily go base over apex for a watch on first introduction so for now at least I'm playing it cool and waiting for some real "on wrist" footage to help me.

I'm looking to you guys to help me out here.....
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CW have now published their Official Video on YouTube, the link for which has bee posted in this, new, topic;- C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released


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It's also posted on the website now.

https://www.christopherward.com/int/new-watches
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TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:04 pm So, let me get this straight in my head. There is an article with full details, including pricing, that’s been published within the last hour. There is a full ‘hands on’ review on you tube that is sponsored by Christopher Ward themselves. Yet, it’s not allowed to be discussed on here? In the words of Micky Morgan (most will need to Google it!) - I can’t spake!

The thing to understand here is trust.

We made a commitment to CW that we would honor their request of an embargo until a given time or circumstance. We have chosen in the past and now to honor those commitments. CW trusts us to do so. It is a trust that we have earned.

I don't care what other sites, blogs or groups do. I only care that we fulfill our promise. Without that trust we would not be able to get some of the information that we do or hold events that we have had. It is that simple.
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Mike2795647 wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:52 am
Lawrence wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:05 am I just saw the pics on another site and now I'm slightly sad.
Likewise, although will wait for the official pictures and specs (and hope to god it’s a 20mm lug width) Over the years I’ve read that so many people want CW to ditch the name and just go with the logo, now it’s happened, My initial reaction is that it makes it look more like a fashion brand watch and its lost some of its CW identity
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Kip wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:18 pm
The thing to understand here is trust.

We made a commitment to CW that we would honor their request of an embargo until a given time or circumstance. We have chosen in the past and now to honor those commitments. CW trusts us to do so. It is a trust that we have earned.

I don't care what other sites, blogs or groups do. I only care that we fulfill our promise. Without that trust we would not be able to get some of the information that we do or hold events that we have had. It is that simple.
Totally agree with Kip here...

Basically, just because someone else is either not following the rules, not bound by the rules or just an accidental error... this doesn't remove the obligation on anyone who agreed to abide by the embargo to continue to do so... it's called integrity... the military even embody it in an "honour code" :thumbup:

If we followed everyone else and started giving away information early, then CW would (quite rightly) stop the previews and then we all lose :problem:
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Thanks again for arranging the preview and happy that we continue to play by the rules so that we can have more previews in the future!
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JasperCat wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:23 pm
Kip wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:18 pm
The thing to understand here is trust.

We made a commitment to CW that we would honor their request of an embargo until a given time or circumstance. We have chosen in the past and now to honor those commitments. CW trusts us to do so. It is a trust that we have earned.

I don't care what other sites, blogs or groups do. I only care that we fulfill our promise. Without that trust we would not be able to get some of the information that we do or hold events that we have had. It is that simple.
Totally agree with Kip here...

Basically, just because someone else is either not following the rules, not bound by the rules or just an accidental error... this doesn't remove the obligation on anyone who agreed to abide by the embargo to continue to do so... it's called integrity... the military even embody it in an "honour code" :thumbup:

If we followed everyone else and started giving away information early, then CW would (quite rightly) stop the previews and then we all lose :problem:
Firstly, I didn’t agree to any embargo as I didn’t attend the pre launch zoom thing. Secondly, I came onto the CW watch forum to discuss a new CW release after reading an article on it and watching a hands on video, which was even sponsored by CW themselves. It’s at this point I read that it’s not allowed to be discussed - something I found bonkers! If it wasn’t already in the public domain then fair enough but it was - jeez, even CW themselves stuffed up last night and published it on their own website!
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TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:23 pm Firstly, I didn’t agree to any embargo as I didn’t attend the pre launch zoom thing. Secondly, I came onto the CW watch forum to discuss a new CW release after reading an article on it and watching a hands on video, which was even sponsored by CW themselves. It’s at this point I read that it’s not allowed to be discussed - something I found bonkers! If it wasn’t already in the public domain then fair enough but it was - jeez, even CW themselves stuffed up last night and published it on their own website!
That's fair enough, if you didn't attend the preview and agree to the embargo, then of course no worries discussing anything at all :thumbup:

Fortunately, it's just a watch range anyway... not an issue of national security :lol:
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TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:23 pm

Firstly, I didn’t agree to any embargo as I didn’t attend the pre launch zoom thing. Secondly, I came onto the CW watch forum to discuss a new CW release after reading an article on it and watching a hands on video, which was even sponsored by CW themselves. It’s at this point I read that it’s not allowed to be discussed - something I found bonkers! If it wasn’t already in the public domain then fair enough but it was - jeez, even CW themselves stuffed up last night and published it on their own website!
You may not have agreed to it, but we did. Hence the enforcement.
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JasperCat wrote:
TigerChris wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:23 pm Firstly, I didn’t agree to any embargo as I didn’t attend the pre launch zoom thing. Secondly, I came onto the CW watch forum to discuss a new CW release after reading an article on it and watching a hands on video, which was even sponsored by CW themselves. It’s at this point I read that it’s not allowed to be discussed - something I found bonkers! If it wasn’t already in the public domain then fair enough but it was - jeez, even CW themselves stuffed up last night and published it on their own website!
That's fair enough, if you didn't attend the preview and agree to the embargo, then of course no worries discussing anything at all :thumbup:

Fortunately, it's just a watch range anyway... not an issue of national security :lol:
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People need to step away from the keyboards, put the meth pipes down, eat, get some sleep, and get on with life.

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