C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition Reduced to £1995

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Tyke » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:43 pm

Fugly - at any price.

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by welshlad » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 pm

As with all the scrap metal special watches, they aren't aimed at watch enthusiasts like us. Hence why we scratch our heads about them. They are aimed at the enthusiasts for the car in question. These guys/girls may not know much about watches, but they may be very taken with a high quality watch that is clearly inspired by and connected with their beloved car.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Paul Drawmer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 am

welshlad wrote:As with all the scrap metal special watches, they aren't aimed at watch enthusiasts like us. Hence why we scratch our heads about them. They are aimed at the enthusiasts for the car in question. These guys/girls may not know much about watches, but they may be very taken with a high quality watch that is clearly inspired by and connected with their beloved car.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by sproughton » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:17 am

Agree with both the last two posts, however that's not going to stop me commenting on what a horrendous mess it looks as an actual watch.

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Caller » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 am

I think everyone is aware that the targeted audience will not be buying this watch for it's aesthetic qualities, which is just as well.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by mabotham » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 pm

Worse one of the lot for me in the 'scrap metal' range............

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Tyke » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

mabotham wrote:Worse one of the lot for me in the 'scrap metal' range............
What do you expect from this company, look at their delivery fleet! :D
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by jtc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:15 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Fair point Scooter.

Looks better in real life, as usual.

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Lawrence » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:11 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Except the dial is a pretty faithful replica of the Rev Counter on Bentley 4 1/2 litre (supercharged) No. 1 Birkin Blower

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:44 am

Thanks for that Guy, ties it all together now.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Thegreyman » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:01 pm

Just had an email from CW offering a £500 discount on the C8 Birkin, now £1,995
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by what-time-is-it » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:09 pm

Also had the email - supply chain savings nonsense.
Unloved and still overpriced I'm afraid.

I seem to recall receiving an almost identically worded email last year for the C7 Rapide Chronograph Auto. :thumbdown:
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by Thermexman » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:12 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Just had an email from CW offering a £500 discount on the C8 Birkin, now £1,995
...and you can use the £100 voucher on top!
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by scooter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:14 pm

The email read as if we were getting first dibs but it is on the website at £1995 and will be reduced by the latest £100 voucher as well.

Whilst not for me I am pleased to see that previous purchasers are being contacted and will be refunded the price difference.

It's good to see an acknowledgement that CW got the price wrong on this one.

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Post by what-time-is-it » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:16 pm

Thermexman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Thegreyman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Just had an email from CW offering a £500 discount on the C8 Birkin, now £1,995
...and you can use the £100 voucher on top!
If you really want one Steve use MOD10 and it's yours for £1795.50!
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