FLE #8 Parameter poll

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I like the 2 tone ceramic GMT bezel in Charcoal and silvery graphite.
53
9%
I like blue PVD case.
27
5%
I like the standard C60 Case.
37
6%
I like an all brushed case.
29
5%
I like the smoked translucent dial.
26
4%
I like the smoked translucent dial with device imprint.
20
3%
I like a solid color dial.
44
7%
I would like the twin flags applied rather than embossed on the dial.
42
7%
I would like the twin flags embossed rather than applied on the dial.
13
2%
I prefer a design based on the C60 MkIII.
33
6%
I prefer a design based on the C60 MkIII GMT.
44
7%
I prefer a 38mm size.
12
2%
I prefer a 40mm size (C60 MkIII only)
36
6%
I prefer a 42mm size.
51
9%
I would pay up to £ 1070 ($1235) for a C60 MkIII GMT FLE.
40
7%
I would pay up to £870 ($1010) for a C60 MkIII FLE.
34
6%
I will buy the the FLE if I like the final design.
58
10%
 
Total votes: 599

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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Macdaz » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:52 pm

By definition this will end up being a watch designed by a committee. To keep enough people happy it could be hideous, it could be fantastic.

At the moment I have preferences, but not many red lines. 38mm case size and the translucent dial are probably the two things that would knock me out (Although even then, with the dial, I'd still want to see the final outcome before deciding). Equally, there is nothing it has to have at this stage. I'm open about almost all of it and it will simply boil down to "do I like the final offering". I've been here before with the wordmark placement at 9 being an absolute non-starter. Now I love my c65 GMT! So I never know until I know. (And then I still might not)
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:30 pm

It would appear that the the favorite type of configuration would be, although not limited to, the C60 GMT, 42mm, 2 toned bezel, solid color dial with an applied device (twin flags), in a standard case.

Looking back at my last summary here on page 24, that would seem include numbers 1,2,3,4, 7,8, and 16-23. These would need a redo to include all the requested/most voted on features.

Perhaps the Photoshop guys could have another go and revise these mock ups.

While personally I favor numbers 9 and 12 I will remind everyone that we are not restricted (yet) in what may be suggested.
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by lisnalee » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Kip i will sort out no's 1-4 and make the necessary changes and post them on the other thread. I think 7 & 8 are ok unless i have missed something?
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:36 pm

7 and 8 would seem to need a case change.
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Post by lisnalee » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:12 pm

Kip wrote:7 and 8 would seem to need a case change.
It's GMT 7 and GMT 8 your refering too?Image
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by iain » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Just reposting this here from the “Would you buy....” thread as recommended.

Some great looking designs here, however they all have the standard silver hands. There was talk earlier in this thread, including confirmation from Christopher Ward, that blackened hands would be possible. I assumed this option was left off the poll for brevity, but would like to see it picked up again if the white dial watch (GMT or standard C60) becomes the final choice.

I’m not asking for photoshop copies of everyone but I wouldn’t like this option to fall off the radar, as this would be a lot more desirable, to me at least.

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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by TigerChris » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:56 pm

Well, if the decision has been made for it to be in a standard C60 case, in the words of Duncan Bannatyne, ‘I’m oot’

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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:03 pm

No decision has been made. I was simply pointing out preferences based on the poll.
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Andy-Smith » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:15 pm

iain wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Just reposting this here from the “Would you buy....” thread as recommended.

Some great looking designs here, however they all have the standard silver hands. There was talk earlier in this thread, including confirmation from Christopher Ward, that blackened hands would be possible. I assumed this option was left off the poll for brevity, but would like to see it picked up again if the white dial watch (GMT or standard C60) becomes the final choice.

I’m not asking for photoshop copies of everyone but I wouldn’t like this option to fall off the radar, as this would be a lot more desirable, to me at least.
I agree with this post.

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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Mikkei4 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:27 pm

Any update on the potential amount of up-charge for an embossed name logo?

If the bezel is to be 2 toned I still think that it needs to be fully lumed and so all the hour numbers on the bezel would have to be white otherwise there'd be lower intensity of lume on half the numbers which wouldn't be a good look IMO.

Plus, from the "Would you buy...." thread the suggestion to make part of the GMT hand the same colour as the dial is genius. It makes the coloured arrow part look like it's floating on the dial without being connected to anything.

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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Macca » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:40 pm

Every year this ends up being a bit of a free for all and the people that vote don’t actually buy... I think there should be a nominated model every time, at least there is a few less variants on a theme to vote on then! Happy the GMT seems popular though


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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by watchaholic » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:02 pm

White dial, RED accents.
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Re: FLE #8 Parameter poll

Post by Andy-Smith » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:26 am

watchaholic wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:02 pm
White dial, RED accents.
Me too.

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