FLE #8 - Poll #4

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I will buy one of these 2 models as described. (You may vote for 2 and can change your choices.)

Poll ended at Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am

#1 - Silver sweep hand with red tip - silver GMT hand with red tip
4
8%
#2 - Red sweep hand with red tip - silver GMT hand with red tip
8
15%
#3 - Black sweep hand - white GMT hand with red tip
17
32%
#4 - Black sweep hand with red tip - white GMT hand with red tip
10
19%
#5 - Black sweep hand with red tip including lume circle - white GMT hand with red tip
14
26%
 
Total votes: 53

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FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Kip » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am

This poll will essentially determine if we move forward or not. Here are the 5 finalists.

The poll will run for 3 days.

If you are not buying, please do not vote.

Please vote for your top 2 choices. Total vote count will determine whether we have a winner or need to have another round.

#1 - Silver sweep hand with red tip - silver GMT hand with red tip
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#2 - Red sweep hand with red tip - silver GMT hand with red tip
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#3 - Black sweep hand - white GMT hand with red tip
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#4 - Black sweep hand with red tip - white GMT hand with red tip
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#5 - Black sweep hand with red tip including lume circle - white GMT hand with red tip
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Proposed changes we are making from a standard C60 GMT MkIII are...

White dial (currently not available)
dial print
2 tone bezel (Charcoal and like a silvery graphite)
Blackened hand set
Blackened indices
Red tip, all black or all red sweep hand*
GMT hand color*
Matching white date wheel
Applied device (twin flags)
Exhibition case back

* = To be determined

Trident GMT 600 - 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 #4

Post by iain » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am

Kip

I thought I was fairly certain what this design was including, but your text above has me questioning something.

You mention blackened handset. Can you confirm whether the hour markers are also blackened, or will these remain as standard?

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Kip » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 am

Blackened as shown.
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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Andy-Smith » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:16 pm

Great work Kip lets hope we get enough buyers.

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by peter160866 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:51 pm

Andy-Smith wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Great work Kip lets hope we get enough buyers.
Agreed. Could I have number 66 to go with my slimline fle no. 66 !
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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by iain » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:01 pm

Kip wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 am
Blackened as shown.
Thanks for clarifying Kip

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Blackdog » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Kip wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am

If you are not buying, please do not vote.
Sorry, Kip. I missed the commitment sentence above...

I voted for my preferences. I might buy, but cannot commit 100% ATM...

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by FlyboyChris » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:09 am

Hi Kip, love the design and I will definitely buy, if possible could I reserve number 14? Ta!

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by stobievulture » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:07 am

9 or 99 for me, deffo interested
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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:15 am

stobievulture wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:07 am
9 or 99 for me, deffo interested
Can't imagine that there'll be 100 pieces needed or produced, however good it looks.

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by iain » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:35 am

With this poll having ended with only 53 votes, and assuming most people voted for two options. I suspect the low numbers are probably enough to stop this FLE from going any further?

A shame but not that much of a surprise, I hope CW take some of the design ideas and put them in mainstream models. I would really like to see the blackened hands and white dial make it to production.

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Kip » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:39 am

Well now.....what we have here is a minor dilemma.

Do we take #3 as the winner or have one more vote between #3 and #5?

We need to determine if we will have 25 as a minimum, of one model....
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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by Kip » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:40 am

...in the meantime CW is verifying for me that there are no issues with these models for production.
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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by iain » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:46 am

Personally I think we need to say, this is the final design, would you buy it? I would have voted to buy all of these options but only had two votes. This may have affected things if everyone who voted was of a similar mindset.

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Re: FLE #8 - Poll #4

Post by lisnalee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:57 am

Even though I prefer #3 I would happily take #5. In the interest of getting sufficient numbers to get this watch into production it's maybe best to have a final vote between both of them.

It's only going to delay things by a few more days.
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