Value of Forum to CW

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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by Helix Von Smelix » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:50 pm

robinbarke wrote:
akirk wrote:
Kip wrote::shock: I have to pay for all these!! :cry:
well.... ;)

just think of it as the CWL museum in the USA - I am sure you can get tax benefits for that...

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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by Richard B » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:58 pm

The value of the forum goes way beyond the sales generated to members, by several orders of magnitude.

That's why CWL set it up. I mean bought it! :silent:
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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by rcherryuk » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:16 am

Helix Von Smelix wrote:
robinbarke wrote:
akirk wrote:
just think of it as the CWL museum in the USA - I am sure you can get tax benefits for that...

Alasdair
Yep, I found this one interesting until overtaken by "inane banter"

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yes, but you kept posting :lol:
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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by Lavaine » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:58 am

Richard B wrote:The value of the forum goes way beyond the sales generated to members, by several orders of magnitude.
My thoughts exactly. I don't think the value of the forum is in sales, but rather in research. Spend some time on here and you can see what other watches CWL customers are wearing, and are interested in. Release a new watch and you'll get MANY unvarnished opinions of it, along with umpteen suggestions on how to improve it or what the next model should be.

Really, the forum is a very open and honest CWL focus group. And it clearly works, as we've seen many things changed and introduced based at least in part on the feedback that the asylum provides.
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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by 7ee » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:42 am

On this subject, am I being blind or have Christopher Ward removed all links to this forum from their website?

The site has been refreshed and I can't see any link to the forum now.

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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by akirk » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:02 am

links there under reviews:
http://www.christopherward.co.uk/online.html#online3

but the forum link page has gone:
http://www.christopherward.co.uk/forum.html
(not found now)

it used to be on the footer menu - under About Us - no longer

however if you go to the blog - it is still on the footer menu:
http://www.christopherward.co.uk/blog/ (go to bottom of the page)

so yes, it looks as though it has been removed (but not accurately!)

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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by Kip » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:38 am

Tetlee wrote:On this subject, am I being blind or have Christopher Ward removed all links to this forum from their website?

The site has been refreshed and I can't see any link to the forum now.
There is currently some updating being done on the site. All forum links will be restored when completed.
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Re: Value of Forum to CW

Post by Richard B » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:44 pm

Lavaine wrote:
Richard B wrote:The value of the forum goes way beyond the sales generated to members, by several orders of magnitude.
My thoughts exactly. I don't think the value of the forum is in sales, but rather in research. Spend some time on here and you can see what other watches CWL customers are wearing, and are interested in. Release a new watch and you'll get MANY unvarnished opinions of it, along with umpteen suggestions on how to improve it or what the next model should be.

Really, the forum is a very open and honest CWL focus group. And it clearly works, as we've seen many things changed and introduced based at least in part on the feedback that the asylum provides.
That's one element of it.

Google any (non-CW) watch model, go to "images" and see now long before a picture of that watch posted on this forum is shown. It's usually on the first page of "hits".
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