Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Integrated bracelet sports watch and looking at that sketch the bezel looks a bit like my old laureato. I imagine the titanium will be a larger version and steel will be the smaller. Maybe 38 and 41. Face colours will be blue, green and black and will have adjustment in the butterfly clasp which will be a nice touch.
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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missF wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:35 pm Not sure about genres, but it’s been a while since we had squares... I almost bought a makaira the other day, but a seventies square would suit me down to the ground :D

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Based on the drawing, I don't think you will get one this go around. It looks round to me. Crown guard looks like it could be replaceable with a hex screw in it. Also note the scalloped bezel and caseback.

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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rkovars wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:40 pm
missF wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:35 pm Not sure about genres, but it’s been a while since we had squares... I almost bought a makaira the other day, but a seventies square would suit me down to the ground :D

5EF08C3A-AB20-4C9B-8195-43A27304CCFC.jpeg
Based on the drawing, I don't think you will get one this go around. It looks round to me. Crown guard looks like it could be replaceable with a hex screw in it. Also note the scalloped bezel and caseback.


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That's it.... the missing genre..... a swoppet watch! Just like those toys when we were kids Image
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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tikkathree wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:23 pm
rkovars wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:39 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:28 pm On page 11, a teaser about a new line coming - inspired by 1970s watch design and “There’s one genre of watch that our collection is missing.” Perhaps the return of a motorsport line?
First thing I thought was integrated bracelet steel sports watch. Admittedly that is taking quite a bit from the teaser image and the fact that it is a butterfly clasp on the bracelet.
Where's this one going forumites?

Missing genre could include

quartz watch,
chronograph,
daily alarm watch,
tuning fork hummer,
pocket watch,
"for smaller wrists formerly described as a ladies watch",
doubtless others. 100m WR doesn't point towards it being at all "diver-ish".

What would a "carbon neutral, wind or solar powered watch" look like? :oops:
There already is a chronograph. There are three unique models (C60, C65, C3) on the site, in fact.
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Hmmm… Do you need to apply for Loupe on an issue by issue basis? I’ve not seen mine (yet).
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Internaut wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:11 am Hmmm… Do you need to apply for Loupe on an issue by issue basis? I’ve not seen mine (yet).
No; once you have signed up, you should be good to receive it ad infinitum.

In the meantime, you may read it, and download a .pdf version on the CWArchive.

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:19 am
Internaut wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:11 am Hmmm… Do you need to apply for Loupe on an issue by issue basis? I’ve not seen mine (yet).
No; once you have signed up, you should be good to receive it ad infinitum.

In the meantime, you may read it, and download a .pdf version on the CWArchive.

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This is interesting actually. I signed up and only received the summer copy No25, haven't received anything since. I thought you probably had to register interest on an issue by issue basis.I've just been going to the link on the CW website and reading online, that seems to work fine and has less of an environmental impact too.

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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I used to always receive them in the post and then they stopped more recently.

For the last couple of times I've received the email saying an issue is due and to request a free copy.

Happy to read online and save the environment etc but I did request one for this issue as it would be the bel canto detail. No magazine ever turned up, so I must be on the list with the others now who mysteriously don't receive them.
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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tikkathree wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:11 pm ...the missing genre...
A "play away" GMT with independent hour hand would be nice! 8)

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Latest Loupe finally arrived.....!

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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I appreciated getting the loupe, but I would have been happy to just read it on line. It must be an expensive magazine to produce.
Now maybe an alternative would be for CW to charge for a loupe subscription but include a discount code for subscribers only. What do you think?
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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JAFO wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:46 pm I appreciated getting the loupe, but I would have been happy to just read it on line. It must be an expensive magazine to produce.
Now maybe an alternative would be for CW to charge for a loupe subscription but include a discount code for subscribers only. What do you think?
I can understand the slant of what you are suggesting but it would seem that CW and others consider the vouchers to have been a pure and simple marketing tool (see cut and paste below from the thread discussing this subject) that didn't actually give a "real discount" and that were no longer relevant to CW so I can't see them re-introducing them whether Loupe is on subscription or not.

"The vouchers were a promotion/marketing tool. The promotion has ended. Simple...... The notice is now and it is prior to the expected January sale and the release of the next Loupe."

However your suggestion would have provided a solution to this - ".... It probably costs them more to produce the vouchers, insert them in loupe and mail them then they are getting in return value...." although I can't understand why a digital discount code rather than producing paper vouchers wasn't preferred by a Company that is and always has been an "on-line" seller.

Personally I like having a physical copy of Loupe to read. If it was a choice of reading it on line for free or receiving a physical copy at a subscription cost I'd probably go with the free digital option.
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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This drawing is really teasing my interest !
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Any further cue ? Launch date ?
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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Misterchrono wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:27 pm This drawing is really teasing my interest !

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Any further cue ? Launch date ?
I intend to buy a couple, at some point this year. Not sure which dial colour(s) :)

However the only clues available are those in loupe magazine…

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Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

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Misterchrono wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:27 pm This drawing is really teasing my interest !

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Any further cue ? Launch date ?
Probably sometime this year is the best we can do! If I were forced to guess I would say closer to June/July. But only CW knows!
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