Fears collaboration

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The more I look at the offerings from Fears, the more I like them. I’m not so fond of the collaboration, but the rest of the line up is top notch!
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bradjhomes wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:33 pm
JAFO wrote:I do like that Fears. I just had to find a review, as I didn't understand it. I thought the number at the top was a date, and now I see it's the hour, which I presume only goes up to 12, as the review didn't go past 12.

Anyway, I like the watch, but not £4000 worth of liking.

Maybe it's the colour I like, as it reminds me of the Heritage 57 Speedy in the deep red.

Here's the review, on oracle time, posted yesterday.

https://oracleoftime.com/fears-christop ... ch-review/
Yes - only goes up to 12. Same as the old CW Jump Hours.

And I’m glad you chose that review to post (which I wrote)
The review came up on my phone selections page -not sure what the technical term is - and I had a look as I'd seen this thread on the CWF. Thanks for posting. I was very impressed with the images. :D

In the light of your last comment, I read the review again carefully, was still impressed, and I will keep my eye open for more of your insights.
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NationOfLaws wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:44 pm And does the swish logo on the lug mean that Christopher Ward has finally admitted defeat on the rebrand and has decided to sell the logo to another brand, clearing the way for the Chr. Ward logo to return, as heralded by the no-logo Bel Canto?!??!?!????!11?!
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NationOfLaws wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:27 am I’d pick one up if it wasn’t $4k. One day.
horses for courses, but I wouldn't buy one based on the looks alone at any price...
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NationOfLaws wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:44 pm And does the swish logo on the lug mean that Christopher Ward has finally admitted defeat on the rebrand and has decided to sell the logo to another brand, clearing the way for the Chr. Ward logo to return, as heralded by the no-logo Bel Canto?!??!?!????!11?!
I see it as just an indication/acknowledgement that the movement was licensed from (or provided by) CW, if you will.
You need to recognise the logo as belonging to CW of course, although I'm sure buyers would do.
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The Adrian Barker video dropped it appears.
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OllyW wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:53 pm No, that's a limited edition watch to raise money for the Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers.

https://britishwatchmakers.com/open-dia ... hris-ward/
It seems to me that many watches created to make money for the 'Alliance', will by default, be of benefit to the Swiss watch industry as well, simply because of this whole 'British heart / Swiss hardware' thing that many 'British' brands like to promote.
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Caller wrote:
OllyW wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:53 pm No, that's a limited edition watch to raise money for the Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers.

https://britishwatchmakers.com/open-dia ... hris-ward/
It seems to me that many watches created to make money for the 'Alliance', will by default, be of benefit to the Swiss watch industry as well, simply because of this whole 'British heart / Swiss hardware' thing that many 'British' brands like to promote.
Of course, but as the ‘profit’ a goes to the alliance, that’s presumably quite a big share no matter which nation’s companies also benefit.
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Out of curiosity, does the alliance have a definition for what constitutes a British watchmaker, or even brand?
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Caller wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:20 pm Out of curiosity, does the alliance have a definition for what constitutes a British watchmaker, or even brand?
My guess…

Minimum of substantive design work carried out in Britain, with at least some employees based here?

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^^^ I had the same questions, and couldn't find much on their site except for this:

"As our sector’s official trade body, we represent by far the majority of watch and clock making brands trading across the British Isles (including the Republic of Ireland)."
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ajax87 wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:45 pm ^^^ I had the same questions, and couldn't find much on their site except for this:

"As our sector’s official trade body, we represent by far the majority of watch and clock making brands trading across the British Isles (including the Republic of Ireland)."
Thanks, I wonder what rules are in place - Dti perhaps - that determines whether an alliance has the right to become an 'official trade body'?
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