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I think this is wonderful by CW. I don’t get the cynical angle at all. Definitely not a money grab. How much profit is really in 20 ish watches? Not enough to spend the time talking about it. What difference does a few grand make to CW in the grand scheme of things? It’s nothing.

I hope to get lucky but if I’m not, I hope the new owners love their unique pieces.
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welshlad wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:03 pm As I say, the banal speedposts will be removed, but for some of the users being referred to they have actually made some very useful posts in the pursuit of the 25 threshold, e.g. additions to the Reference Gallery are always welcome.

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Numerous pictures after such a gap is speed posting by the back door whichever way you look at it. And the Mods seem to condone it. (see above)
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Rather than comment on the perceived “value” of prototypes compared to released model variants… I’ll just post an example…

My prototype C65 Trident Diver in bronze… exactly the same spec, movement, finish, detail and quality as any of the released C65 Trident Divers… but it’s in a bronze case!

Is it any better or worse than any other model… absolutely not, but one thing is (fairly) sure… there is no other quite like this one. Even the C65 Trident SH21 bronze was realised in a quantity of 150, although a superb watch too.

So for me, and I suspect others too… the prototypes do have some intrinsic value, not monetary but uniqueness and perhaps even pride of ownership :thumbup:

As always… YMMV :D

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I was just telling the misses that this was a real smart move. They just had a ton of purchases through the sale earlier this month. Now they have 18 prototypes that are working up a frenzy. I have to imagine that these will sell in a blink of an eye and people that didn’t get one will buy something else in the sale.

CW is gonna sell all 18 and then who knows how many more from this. Very smart.
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Jkpa wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:41 pm I think this is wonderful by CW. I don’t get the cynical angle at all. Definitely not a money grab. How much profit is really in 20 ish watches? Not enough to spend the time talking about it. What difference does a few grand make to CW in the grand scheme of things? It’s nothing.

I hope to get lucky but if I’m not, I hope the new owners love their unique pieces.
Word.. :thumbup:
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JasperCat wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:47 pm Rather than comment on the perceived “value” of prototypes compared to released model variants… I’ll just post an example…

My prototype C65 Trident Diver in bronze… exactly the same spec, movement, finish, detail and quality as any of the released C65 Trident Divers… but it’s in a bronze case!

Is it any better or worse than any other model… absolutely not, but one thing is (fairly) sure… there is no other quite like this one. Even the C65 Trident SH21 bronze was realised in a quantity of 150, although a superb watch too.

So for me, and I suspect others too… the prototypes do have some intrinsic value, not monetary but uniqueness and perhaps even pride of ownership :thumbup:

As always… YMMV :D


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A point well made.. :thumbup:
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nordwulf wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:20 pm Some seem to have negative feelings toward the CWA group here on the forum and in the other group but we're just another community of CW fans.
Yes, I have seen quite a lot of negative feelings about CWA. Mostly around people who were barred from other groups for racist, misogynist and abusive comments and subsequently moved to CWA.

It only takes a few people like this to give a group a bad reputation.
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jkbarnes wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:18 pm
triffidman wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:30 pm This is one jumble sale I won't be attending, simply through self respect.
A ”not for me” and move on would have sufficed, rather than throwing an insult at anyone who might be interested in the sale. There’s a real undertone of “some of you are suckers too stupid to see this for what it is” to your posts.
Come on, the blokes entitled to his opinion the same as we all are
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Thunder1 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:04 pm
JasperCat wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:47 pm Rather than comment on the perceived “value” of prototypes compared to released model variants… I’ll just post an example…

My prototype C65 Trident Diver in bronze… exactly the same spec, movement, finish, detail and quality as any of the released C65 Trident Divers… but it’s in a bronze case!

Is it any better or worse than any other model… absolutely not, but one thing is (fairly) sure… there is no other quite like this one. Even the C65 Trident SH21 bronze was realised in a quantity of 150, although a superb watch too.

So for me, and I suspect others too… the prototypes do have some intrinsic value, not monetary but uniqueness and perhaps even pride of ownership :thumbup:

As always… YMMV :D


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A point well made.. :thumbup:
I totally agree. I also have a prototype and feel that it is totally unique.
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tralls wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Thunder1 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:04 pm
JasperCat wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:47 pm Rather than comment on the perceived “value” of prototypes compared to released model variants… I’ll just post an example…

My prototype C65 Trident Diver in bronze… exactly the same spec, movement, finish, detail and quality as any of the released C65 Trident Divers… but it’s in a bronze case!

Is it any better or worse than any other model… absolutely not, but one thing is (fairly) sure… there is no other quite like this one. Even the C65 Trident SH21 bronze was realised in a quantity of 150, although a superb watch too.

So for me, and I suspect others too… the prototypes do have some intrinsic value, not monetary but uniqueness and perhaps even pride of ownership :thumbup:

As always… YMMV :D


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A point well made.. :thumbup:
I totally agree. I also have a prototype and feel that it is totally unique.
I would love to own one hence I’m part of this conversation.

I’ve missed out in open sales, and the only ones I’ve been offered through enthusiasts’ groups have been, well, let’s just say, it was obvious when they didn’t make it to production 🤢
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Molan wrote:
nordwulf wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:20 pm Some seem to have negative feelings toward the CWA group here on the forum and in the other group but we're just another community of CW fans.
Yes, I have seen quite a lot of negative feelings about CWA. Mostly around people who were barred from other groups for racist, misogynist and abusive comments and subsequently moved to CWA.

It only takes a few people like this to give a group a bad reputation.
I know who you are referring to, I've found CWA to actually be a true reflection of enthusiastic fans of the brand. It's run superbly by Frank and his mod team and doesn't lean towards current trends that appear on the majority of most watch groups involving gossip etc.
Being a member of all CW Facebook groups, I found the biggest one ( in numbers) to include the most racist, ageist, sexist members I've ever seen where they don't get pulled up.

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TigerChris wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:45 pm Come on, the blokes entitled to his opinion the same as we all are
He absolutely is! I wasn’t challenging his opinion, but just the manner in which he expressed it.
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For a thread that should create much pleasure to all it appears to have far too many angst ridden posts.

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Molan wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:14 pm
nordwulf wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:20 pm Some seem to have negative feelings toward the CWA group here on the forum and in the other group but we're just another community of CW fans.
Yes, I have seen quite a lot of negative feelings about CWA. Mostly around people who were barred from other groups for racist, misogynist and abusive comments and subsequently moved to CWA.

It only takes a few people like this to give a group a bad reputation.
Thanks angusbon!

There has never been any kind of this activity on the CWA group and CWE members repeating these allegations without any proof is not only annoying but insulting to all of our 2800+ members. There is a confused CWE member who keeps repeating this **** and he never provided any proof. We can't interview every member and see what they are about.

Please stop regurgitating this nonsense about CWA. It was already talked about in the CWE group and the admins sided with this confused member. I remember seeing some misogynist posts on CWE that were up for a long time. Talking about the pot calling the kettle.. and the regular drama there..

Sorry to bring this up in this thread but this had to be said.

Now let's get back to the prototypes..

Most of these are sold at full price without any discounts. Except for the ones that are sold as Nearly New. Some are prototypes for a reason and they can be difficult to resell.
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I must admit that I have just man scanned this, but from a lot of the posts on here if I were CW I would just say f#$k it why go to all the trouble of setting this all up with Kip....just put them up for sale on the website :escape:

Note...I’ve not signed up and have no intention of buying any :D
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