The Phoenix has arisen

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Re: The Phoenix has arisen

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JasH wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:10 pm
kev017 wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 1:06 pm Just seen this on Chrono24

https://chrono24.app/christopherward/be ... ETCURR=GBP
Yes, it was sent to me by a number of people.

The seller has already been identified. I know who he is, and CW have also identified him.

This being a bespoke Phoenix, not a mass produced Daytona, it's not easy to remain incognito if flipping.

The annoying thing is that an enthusiast who would have loved the Phoenix and worn it, missed out on an allocation just because this flipper wanted to profiteer form my hard work :thumbdown:
Did CW tell you who is the owner?
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Re: The Phoenix has arisen

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JasH wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:14 pm
nbg wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:48 am
Rather baffling to me! :)

I understand why some folk buy just to flip and make a few £k of profit. Not something that I would do, but each to there own.

However given that the watch was primarily offered to people who were members of supercar club(s) I wouldn’t have thought such folk would have been that bothered about making a few £k on a quick grubby resale of an item of wrist jewellery.

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He isn't a supercar owner. Nor someone who was personally known to me.

He was one of those who found out about the watch on social media and asked me for it (promising not to flip etc etc). I had a number of Phoenix to allocate after the car guys got theirs, as this was my first "general release" bespoke. My first was strictly only for owners of a specific car model (not only brand), but the Phoenix was only "inspired by" the car.
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To paraphrase Mr Lincoln, you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some other time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.

You did your best, and that's the best you can do. I doubt anyone feels that you let them down. Cheers. :D
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Re: The Phoenix has arisen

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Tufa wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:43 pm
JasH wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:10 pm
kev017 wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 1:06 pm Just seen this on Chrono24

https://chrono24.app/christopherward/be ... ETCURR=GBP
Yes, it was sent to me by a number of people.

The seller has already been identified. I know who he is, and CW have also identified him.

This being a bespoke Phoenix, not a mass produced Daytona, it's not easy to remain incognito if flipping.

The annoying thing is that an enthusiast who would have loved the Phoenix and worn it, missed out on an allocation just because this flipper wanted to profiteer form my hard work :thumbdown:
Did CW tell you who is the owner?
I told CW. As I made every allocation, I know who received every single watch. CW knew too of course.
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Re: The Phoenix has arisen

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AlexS. wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 1:49 pm Not cool, but I guess that's it for him regarding future limited releases. I had a chance to buy the Phoenix but gave up so somebody else can have a go.

@JasH you are really killing it with these designs! I do hope you never come up with a 36mm Twelve design or you'll force me to burn a hole in the wallet. :D
Thank you :thumbup:

I am not planning on a 36mm though, as I only ever make watches that I personally desperately want.

My next one is well underway though, and it's even more special. But I will make 99, so that far fewer people miss out. It's a high horology piece.
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Re: The Phoenix has arisen

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It is a great watch but I can’t help but see this everytime I look at it.

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