A1soknownas wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Despite the potential of what a quality value for money offering the new Trident may be it is only as good as the worst one they are prepared to let out of the door.
Reputations fall as quickly as they rise, regardless of how many watches that are sent out to youtubers. To be clear I am not criticising this method of promotion but it may indicate a business strategy and a potential change in demographic of the customer that is needed to grow the business which then impacts upon numbers in production, quality tolerances and the ability to provide an appropriate level of customer support.
Absolutely, nail squarely on head.
As always it is a trade off between quality and price - pay top whack and you are paying for the manufacturer to discard a percentage of components / products that don't make the grade - sometimes a significant percentage. Unfortunately, at this price point we are a very long way from this rationale.
When CW were knocking out auto Tridents at a few hundred pounds it wasn't hard to exceed customer expectations. Now that they are pushing into the thousands it can be a much tougher audience and, TBH, people like us who frequent places like can be the toughest!
Personally I would never part with more than £500 for a CW watch because I also have Omega, Rolex and Tag Heuer watches that have given me a metric on quality that I know CW will never match.
This is not to say that they are not great watches - I have half a dozen CW watches which I enjoy owning and which all punch above their weight in terms of value for money, but they cost between £225 and £500 each.
IMHO this sector is where CW's sweet spot was and where they should have stayed because there is a significant amount of gathering evidence that they can neither reliably supply a higher end product nor provide the kind of after sales services that buyers expect at the higher price point.
Having said all of the above, maybe they are more than content flogging more for more to a less discerning audience and hoping that us sometime whinge bags and nay sayers on the forum will just give up and go away leaving this place to be a happy clappy enclave of sycophants!
To coin a phrase....you pays your money and makes your choice.