FLE #8 - poll #2

Discuss Christopher Ward watches

Please check all that apply (See photos below)

I would buy #1 with……
28
10%
I would buy #2 with…..
27
10%
I would buy #3 with....
13
5%
Red tip sweep hand
29
10%
Red sweep hand
26
9%
Applied Device (twin flags)
34
12%
Exhibition case back clear
47
17%
Exhibition case back smoked
12
4%
Exhibition case back with device (twin flags) imprint
6
2%
I would buy in a 38mm size
13
5%
I would buy in a 42mm size
42
15%
 
Total votes: 277

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FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Kip » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Please check all that apply

#1
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#2
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#3
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Not all options are shown (ie. #3 with a red sweep hand).

Proposed changes we are making from a standard C60 GMT MkIII are...

White dial (currently not available) or smoked glass device dial
dial print*
2 tone bezel
Blackened hand set
Red tip or all red sweep hand*
Matching white date wheel
Applied device (twin flags)
Exhibition case back*
Case back engraving*

* = To be determined

Sizes available (one only)

Trident GMT 600 - 38mm or 42mm

Pricing;-

Current RRP is…
C60 MkIII GMT - strap £895 ($1020)
C60 MkIII GMT - bracelet £995 ($1135)

Estimated pricing for the FLE, as in previous years, will be about £75 ($100) over stock i.e. (Final pricing to be determined)

C60 MkIII GMT FLE - strap £970 ($1,120)
C60 MkIII GMT FLE - bracelet £1,070 ($1,235)
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by TigerChris » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 pm

Not voting as these options put me out, unfortunately, as I'm not interested in red as I have white/red and black/red on other watches. Good luck getting it off the ground all, I hope it works out.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by lisnalee » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:11 pm

Just voted for the options I'd prefer.

@kip is it worth adding to the first post that the hands and indices are black on the white dial version?
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by StrappedUp » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm

^^^ and is the base of the GMT hand white or grey?
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by lisnalee » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 pm

StrappedUp wrote:^^^ and is the base of the GMT hand white or grey?
Dont think it's been decided on yet, both colour options have been suggested. Personally I'd prefer gloss white to match the dial.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by jkbarnes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:00 pm

Other than the second hand, what’s the difference between options 1 & 2? Clearly I’m missing something.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by lisnalee » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:08 pm

jkbarnes wrote:Other than the second hand, what’s the difference between options 1 & 2? Clearly I’m missing something.
That's the only difference
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Andy-Smith » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Kip, do we need a min of 25 buyers for a particular variation to be doable?

ie if 35 wanted red tip second hand but 25 wanted all red second hand we could commission both?

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by TigerChris » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Andy-Smith wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Kip, do we need a min of 25 buyers for a particular variation to be doable?

ie if 35 wanted red tip second hand but 25 wanted all red second hand we could commission both?
Not a prayer are you going to get 60 people willing to pay FLE premium in my opinion. Looking at the numbers its gonna be a struggle to get 25 to agree on one design enough to fork out the best part of a grand.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Andy-Smith » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:28 pm

To fork out over a grand I would need the exact option I like, in fact might buy two one for me one for my son. We have one each of the CWELE.

TigerChris are you in or out at the moment?

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by TigerChris » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:36 pm

Unfortunately, I’m out Andy. PVD case and I was very much in. Another colour apart from red accents and I might have been in, but I’m not interested in the current designs. I really hope it becomes a reality though as I’m very surprised that Kip has come around to even trying it after the last one.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by iain » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm

I wouldn’t read the poll results and assume they show indicative numbers. For example, I would buy most of those in 42mm so have voted against numerous choices. I will however only be buying one watch though and I suspect others will do the same.

If you see that 25 have voted for option 1 and 25 for option 2, it may well only equate to 30 different people and not necessarily mean there are 50 buyers.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Galton321 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:11 pm

Sadly I don't like any of them. Blue PVD and I was good to go. However, I hope you get the numbers and I'm sure the takers will be delighted with the result.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:44 pm

On the white dial version, which I've voted for with clear display case back, I still feel that to have the seconds hand with the red tip and lume pip surround in red would look good.

Might we get some input from CW designer/s on this?

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Macdaz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:19 pm

Voted, and other than the smoked dial and 38mm I'm still in for all options!
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