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by albionphoto
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Team BRIT racing
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Team BRIT racing

Excellent.
by albionphoto
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Concept
Replies: 423
Views: 13212

Re: C60 Concept

Well mine's been stuck in US Customs since Sunday...
by albionphoto
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega Seamaster “Baby Flightmaster”
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Omega Seamaster “Baby Flightmaster”

That's a stunner. Well done on the find.
by albionphoto
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are CW Too Affordable?
Replies: 44
Views: 1230

Re: Are CW Too Affordable?

After a little thought it struck me that there is a marker for the fully absorbed cost of a CW. By fully absorbed I mean including cost of sales, customer service, R&D, debt payments and so on. Take a look at the big sale in January. Typically you'll see that no watch is sold at less than 50% of...
by albionphoto
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are CW Too Affordable?
Replies: 44
Views: 1230

Re: Are CW Too Affordable?

The old days of ten years ago aren't coming back. They are not coming back. Please face that fact. Wow - I wasn't expecting a small comment in my post to give this reaction. I didn't mean to wind anyone up! If anything, I'd say we probably feel the same thing... I also don't want the old days of te...
by albionphoto
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are CW Too Affordable?
Replies: 44
Views: 1230

Re: Are CW Too Affordable?

There is another issue too. Could CW survive on their business model of ten years ago. The market for low priced quartz watches has pretty much collapsed. The advent of the smart watch means that sub 300 or 400 pound quartz watches are not a growing market. Indeed the various Morgan Stanley reports ...
by albionphoto
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Incoming impulse buy- think I need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: Incoming impulse buy- think I need help!

Could be a Breitling?
Could be a Zenith?
Could be an IWC?
Could be a Blancpain fifty fathoms?
Could be a Farer?
by albionphoto
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Concept
Replies: 423
Views: 13212

Re: C60 Concept

Mine is still stuck in US customs... All the good pictures are already taken.
by albionphoto
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC service / repair / info
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: IWC service / repair / info

I guess it depends upon where your friend lives. If there is a good local watchmaker then they may be able to service the watch. Using an authorised IWC service centre will most likely result in a higher cost repair. An independent watchmaker who has access to IWC parts would be your best bet.
by albionphoto
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: Dilemma

Get a quote for a repair/service and then decide. My guess is that the repair cost will mean that selling this watch to fund another purchase becomes untenable.
by albionphoto
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Concept
Replies: 423
Views: 13212

Re: C60 Concept

Mine should be with me next week...
by albionphoto
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike France Interview From WatchPro Salon
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Mike France Interview From WatchPro Salon

That's a great find. Thank you. It was interesting. Not a lot of new stuff but well worth watching.
by albionphoto
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Colchester
Replies: 56
Views: 2696

Re: C63 Colchester

I will add that for small parts like a watch case the forging/injection molding process makes a lot of sense. "Forged" and injection molded seem to be used interchangeably which is mostly true and in practice the end result is similar. As dipidyy said, for large parts like an aircraft wing...
by albionphoto
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 21
Views: 539

Re: Old Skool

That's pretty cool , Lindsey. old skool CW it may be, but i don't think it would ever go out of fashion.
by albionphoto
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: My Latest - 1815 Annual Calendar
Replies: 34
Views: 841

Re: My Latest - 1815 Annual Calendar

Congratulations on the watch and the forthcoming nuptials. Enjoy both in good health.