Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Discuss Christopher Ward watches

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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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by H0rati0 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Bident wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:06 am
I noticed recently my The North Face jacket also has an unconventional logo placement (back of right shoulder). Makes me wonder what other companies have adopted similar, non-conformist, brand placement (perhaps a topic for a new thread).
That's so people following you can see what jacket you're wearing, because of course that's the most important thing they want to know..... :-s
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by nbg » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:00 pm

Just done a quick logo position survey of mine and Mrs nbg’s outdoor walking jackets and coats. Eight brands, seven with logo front left, one front right. Where more than one from a given brand there was consistent positioning of the logo. I am reassured that I chose well. :)

Beanie hats and equivalent was more tricky. As the logo seemed to be front, back, left or right side - depending on how you position it on your head. :lol:

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Thegreyman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:03 pm

My Sunderland of Scotland golf waterproof has their logo on the upper left sleeve (and no where else) :? The CW of golf clothing :lol:
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by scooter » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm

I never go anywhere without my Lidl branded plastic carrier bag.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by TigerChris » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:19 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:35 am
Bident wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:06 am
I noticed recently my The North Face jacket also has an unconventional logo placement (back of right shoulder). Makes me wonder what other companies have adopted similar, non-conformist, brand placement (perhaps a topic for a new thread).

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Perhaps indeed a new thread.

I have one or two North Face items, and I belong to a Camino de Santiago pilgrimage group on Facebook which often discusses clothing and equipment. Funny thing, but neither there nor on the Camino itself have I encountered anyone worrying about the logos on their fleeces, beanies, trousers and rain jackets. We just wear them. :D
I had to google ‘Camino de Santiago’ as I hadn’t a clue what it was, I didn’t think I’d ever heard of that outdoor clothing make before :oops:

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by TigerChris » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:20 pm

scooter wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm
I never go anywhere without my Lidl branded plastic carrier bag.

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If there as good as the Aldi one I use then top bit of kit :D :thumbup:

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by scooter » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:26 pm

There isn't really much to choose between the Aldi and Lidl bags Chris.

Thank you.

I never really went away but just had nothing to say.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by tjcdas » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:09 pm

Owners discussing the 9:00 positioning, they also knew it was poor!

Their faces tell what they really think.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Essex Paul » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Just looked at my football clubs shirt.

Can confirm that the club logo is on the right.
Kit manufactures on the left.

Symmetrical.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Mikkei4 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Sorry but can you all stop discussing this right now please as negative comments and endless discussions concerning the logo are totally frowned upon.

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Sorry but can you all stop discussing this right now please as negative comments and endless discussions concerning the logo are totally frowned upon.
I just popped in to bump this thread, but you beat me to it!
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by nbg » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:33 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Sorry but can you all stop discussing this right now please as negative comments and endless discussions concerning the logo are totally frowned upon.
My most humble apologies - but that was a pointless post. :)

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by hughesyn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Starting to wish I'd never started the poll :D

The main thing I've learned is that the new C65 Trident Automatic is gorgeous *despite* having the logo at 9.

That's good enough for me, and I hope they sell shed loads.
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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Broadsands » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:30 am

It's not just the placement - the whole thing seems a little egotistical - who really wants "Christopher" on their watch (other than Christopher Ward!), anymore that "Raymond" on a Raymond Weil is a great look - these aren't the sexiest names out there! And Christopher being so long in characters really doesn't work with Ward sitting flush left anyway. How a so called designer put this together and it passed senior management at CW is beyond me. The twin flags on the other hand is great - so, just have those with "Ward" below it and they would have a classy design that would stand the test of "time". And there is a reason why most watch brands place their logos on the dial where they do...! Putting it at 9 is not being clever - it's a poor choice.

Shame, because I love many of their designs, apart from the choice of logo design and placement. Sorry, you said not to make it a rant about anything other than the placement!

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Re: Logo at 9 o'clock poll

Post by Macdaz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 pm

There are lots of people, me included with the C65 Trident GMT, who like a watch but are 'trying to get past' the 9 o'clock logo. Now I know we have concluded that we are a small bunch of people who are put off by the placement but in the scheme of things for Christopher Ward the numbers are proportionally low. Nonetheless, some people are being put off.

Thinking of it another way, I wonder how many people, including us, have looked at a watch with a traditional placement, and thought: "I'd buy it, if only the logo was at 9 instead of 12"?
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