Logo at 9 o'clock poll

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Do you prefer the logo placement

Love 9 o'clock - well done CW
20
15%
Ambivalent - 9, 12 or any other o'clock doesn't bother me
39
29%
Would prefer not 9 o'clock, but everything else is so good I'll buy despite it
33
24%
Hate 9 o'clock - won't buy a leftyt-logo CW
43
32%
 
Total votes: 135

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Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by hughesyn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:40 pm

Now that we know the twin flags at 12 will be a feature on Mk3 Trident, I was wondering how everyone feels about logo placement.
Also prompted by the 12 o'clock location of the logo on the C8 M2.04.

Ignoring the font and spelling out the whole name, I'm only asking about the location.

This is not supposed to start a logo rant session.
CW think people love 9 o'clock (based on my conversation with MF), I just wondered if the forum members go along with that.

Personally I am moving very slowly from Hate to Will buy despite.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by what-time-is-it » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 pm

I have more of a problem with the flag thingy, especially when 'Christopher Ward' is omitted from the dial and it just has the flag as on the Motorsport models. I don't mind the flag on the crown, but not convinced 'Christopher Ward' & Flag logo are really necessary other than filling in a space on the dial.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by hughesyn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:50 pm

what-time-is-it wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 pm
I have more of a problem with the flag thingy, especially when 'Christopher Ward' is omitted from the dial and it just has the flag as on the Motorsport models. I don't mind the flag on the crown, but not convinced 'Christopher Ward' & Flag logo are really necessary other than filling in a space on the dial.
I thought the same until I saw the C7 Chronograph Automatic in the metal and bought one. Now I love it.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by TigerChris » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:00 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:50 pm
what-time-is-it wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 pm
I have more of a problem with the flag thingy, especially when 'Christopher Ward' is omitted from the dial and it just has the flag as on the Motorsport models. I don't mind the flag on the crown, but not convinced 'Christopher Ward' & Flag logo are really necessary other than filling in a space on the dial.
I thought the same until I saw the C7 Chronograph Automatic in the metal and bought one. Now I love it.
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You gave in aswell did you? :D Some bit of kit aren’t they, I have mine on today :thumbup:

Edit: Forgot to say, I voted ambivalent as I couldn’t really care less now, but that’s only after purchasing a couple with 9 o’clock and flag. I wasn’t keen just by website pics alone, but seeing the actual watches made me not bothered.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Ttf23 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:14 pm

I voted ambivalent as it is closest, but it does completely depend on the watch. I’m ambivalent about the placement on the C60 trident think the 9 o’clock placement looks great on the C65 vintage trident (the old one), but the old logo and 12 o’clock placement looks better on the jumping hour and the small seconds.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by hughesyn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:17 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:00 pm

You gave in aswell did you? :D Some bit of kit aren’t they, I have mine on today :thumbup:

Edit: Forgot to say, I voted ambivalent as I couldn’t really care less now, but that’s only after purchasing a couple with 9 o’clock and flag. I wasn’t keen just by website pics alone, but seeing the actual watches made me not bothered.
I felt the same, seeing the lefty-logo watches at the GTG changed my opinion towards not bothered.
Now I'm on the lookout for a few...
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by H0rati0 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:50 pm

Sorry, unless potential customers prefer the new branding, the change was ill advised. Ambivalent is a big missed opportunity.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Essex Paul » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:52 pm

I voted ambivalent.

Personally I quite like the new logo at 9.
But as long as I like the watch itself it wouldn't put me off wherever it was placed.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by monkwearmouth » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:33 pm

I don’t mind it at all.


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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Mikkei4 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:07 pm

I've just voted with the "Hate 9o'clock - won't buy a lefty logo CW" as it's the closest to how I feel. A truer statement for me would be "Can't like 9o'clock so I can't buy any lefty logo CW"
I've posted my thoughts previously and recently but I'll repeat them here so they'll be together with other Forum members comments whether pro or con.

My eyes and brain like symmetry. Maybe it's a little bit of OCD or even totally OTT but if anything doesn't "look" symmetrical then I have problems liking it. The house I liked best of the houses that I've owned is a Victorian double-bayed detached - perfect symmetry. But I love my Moonwatch even though it's not totally symmetrical because the clever design of the shape of the lugs and crown guard give the impression of symmetry so my brain is fooled (it's not difficult to fool my brain :D )

So when I look at the CW watches with the name at 9 there is no symmetry according to my eyes and brain especially with a big empty space at 12 even if the flags are there as they are not "visible" because they are indented only. So when I say I'll never buy a lefty logo CW it's not because I dislike the logo (it's fine centre justified at 12) it's because I can't like the overall look at the watches because the dial lacks balance or symmetry or whatever you wish to call it.

I don't like saying the above because I like the design of the C65 and would buy at least 1 but for the logo at 9. It's likely I'll like the new C60 but for the logo at 9 but very doubtful I'll get past it to buy 1 - Sorry but as I've said previously "it's my loss".

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by timor54 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:11 pm

Not a problem @ 9.

Ideally should be positioned opposite the date window i.e. 9-3 or 12-6.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by hughesyn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:18 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:07 pm
So when I look at the CW watches with the name at 9 there is no symmetry according to my eyes and brain especially with a big empty space at 12 even if the flags are there as they are not "visible" because they are indented only.
The prototype C60 Mk3 had a printed twin flags at 12 if I recall correctly.
Probably inspired by the CWE LE, they have decided to fill the empty space at 12 with a more prominent twin flag.

So it might not be so bad for you...
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Mikkei4 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:25 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Mikkei4 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:07 pm
So when I look at the CW watches with the name at 9 there is no symmetry according to my eyes and brain especially with a big empty space at 12 even if the flags are there as they are not "visible" because they are indented only.
The prototype C60 Mk3 had a printed twin flags at 12 if I recall correctly.
Probably inspired by the CWE LE, they have decided to fill the empty space at 12 with a more prominent twin flag.

So it might not be so bad for you...
I'll wait with an open mind and maybe book a Showroom visit once they've all been released to try them on in the flesh. My plan is not to spend any watch money until August anyway so I'm not in a rush.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Bident » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:34 pm

I like the 9 o'clock position, love may be too strong of a word while ambivalent too weak. But not having "like" as an option, I voted for "love."
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by TigerChris » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:49 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:18 pm

The prototype C60 Mk3 had a printed twin flags at 12 if I recall correctly.
I would hope that the actual release would be an applied twin flags, not printed?

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