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This is just speculation, and I welcome any confirmation or contrary interpretations... Regarding the "Nearly New" watches that have been added, when you hover over the image on the listing page or the item once added to your cart I noticed that many of them are showing item numbers starting with "N" and not "NN" which would indicate they are actually NEW stock. They may just be liquidating existing NEW inventory by discounting them as NN. Thoughts?
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audio.bill wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:11 pm This is just speculation, and I welcome any confirmation or contrary interpretations... Regarding the "Nearly New" watches that have been added, when you hover over the image on the listing page or the item once added to your cart I noticed that many of them are showing item numbers starting with "N" and not "NN" which would indicate they are actually NEW stock. They may just be liquidating existing NEW inventory by discounting them as NN. Thoughts?
I’m pretty sure nearly new product codes have always started with a single “N”. If it were new it would start with a “C”.

For example, a NN C65 would start “N65-…” while a new one would start “C65-…” whether discounted or not.
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ajax87 wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:20 pm
audio.bill wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:11 pm This is just speculation, and I welcome any confirmation or contrary interpretations... Regarding the "Nearly New" watches that have been added, when you hover over the image on the listing page or the item once added to your cart I noticed that many of them are showing item numbers starting with "N" and not "NN" which would indicate they are actually NEW stock. They may just be liquidating existing NEW inventory by discounting them as NN. Thoughts?
I’m pretty sure nearly new product codes have always started with a single “N”. If it were new it would start with a “C”.

For example, a NN C65 would start “N65-…” while a new one would start “C65-…” whether discounted or not.
Thanks very much for your post and looking at existing new stock listings I believe you are indeed correct. Not sure why I thought NN was used. :oops: Please excuse my post above, glad I qualified that it was just speculation!
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I concur with Ajax87, as my NN purchase only has a single N, and new purchase is C.
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Alex's summary above is correct, i.e. Nearly New product codes (or SKUs) start with "N", but brand new product codes generally start with "C".
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Regarding prefixes, new stock in sales has an S prefix.
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For the definitive guide on product codes / SKUs, both past and present, see this part of the CW Archives:

https://cwarchive.knack.com/cwarchive#watch-codes/

You will see that it's all very straightforward and not at all complicated. Err... 8-[
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^^^ I stand corrected! S for new sale watches, and apparently M for Morgan watches?
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^^^ Looks that way to me. :thumbup:
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welshlad wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:31 pm For the definitive guide on product codes / SKUs, both past and present, see this part of the CW Archives:

https://cwarchive.knack.com/cwarchive#watch-codes/

You will see that it's all very straightforward and not at all complicated. Err... 8-[
That's, equally "Err...." but the N for nearly new will not be on the caseback, just the bill of sale and the registration card, am I right in thinking that? :thumbup:

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I'm sure that's right. When a watch is made it will have a serial number/model number on the back. I imagine the style of that has changed. My C65 just shows AAV-058 on the case back. No other model designation.

They can run off a new card to show the watch was sold as N or S, but they can hardly change the case back.
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tikkathree wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:02 am That's, equally "Err...." but the N for nearly new will not be on the caseback, just the bill of sale and the registration card, am I right in thinking that? :thumbup:
Yes, that's right. SKUs are not typically stated on casebacks. They are just stated on the warranty card and invoice/order.
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welshlad wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:33 am
tikkathree wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:02 am That's, equally "Err...." but the N for nearly new will not be on the caseback, just the bill of sale and the registration card, am I right in thinking that? :thumbup:
Yes, that's right. SKUs are not typically stated on casebacks. They are just stated on the warranty card and invoice/order.
The limited edition models DO have their LE serial # on the back of the case. How do I know? I was the original owner of the blue C60 Trident #06 until someone here made me an offer for about double the original price some 5 years later :thumbup:
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ndabunka wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:03 am The limited edition models DO have their LE serial # on the back of the case. How do I know? I was the original owner of the blue C60 Trident #06 until someone here made me an offer for about double the original price some 5 years later :thumbup:
Yes, serial numbers are generally on the back of all CW watches, not just LEs. The point being made was that SKUs (i.e. product codes) are not generally on the casebacks.
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