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Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:28 pm
The price hike has pushed a great many watches above the threshold for paying a tariff in the US. That’s most unfortunate. Anything above that threshold is a deal breaker for me in the future.
Does the threshold refer to price paid rather than RRP/list price? If so then you may still get a watch with voucher/promotion/sale that takes it below the threshold.
Price paid, so I will certainly be making use of promo codes on future purchase. That, or clearance items only for me now.
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No one likes paying more than they need to for anything but the above statement from CW sounds fair and reasonable to me. Prices can’t stay the same forever.
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That terrible tv advert had to be paid for eventually I guess. Oh, and we can blame the euro!

Just more reason not pay full price and wait for the discount periods or sales - making the true value of the watch uncertain.

At least those currently on ebay can sell for a little more now to make someone a profit.

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As they haven't increased the price for a good while, it's fair enough though, especially as these are still luxury purchases not essentials :thumbup:

However, never mind the watches, take a look at the increase in strap/bracelet prices :shock:
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Don't get me wrong, it's their business and they have the right to do what they want, when they want... that said, how can they warrant a 40% hike on the worldtimer? I don't mind price increases, but be sensible with it!

Was there any notice that this was coming? If there was notice, it may have pushed people into purchasing prior to the increase...
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Kip wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:14 pm
There have been no changes to prices of limited edition watches as these would largely have all been manufactured prior to the majority of the cost increases being applicable.

Mike France, Christopher Ward CEO & Co-founder:
That’s not entirely accurate, some of the Limited Edition models have indeed had price increases, these have at least:

C65 Trident Diver SH21 Limited Edition (on bracelet)
C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition (on bracelet)

Others may have too, but I don’t recall.

Again though, it’s a price increase, it happens... they are still extremely good value compared to a load of other brands :thumbup:
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JasperCat wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:22 pm
However, never mind the watches, take a look at the increase in strap/bracelet prices :shock:
I'm glad I ordered my C65 AM GT LE on bracelet, per Downer's Rules #10. I've saved myself a lot of money!
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JasperCat wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Kip wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:14 pm
There have been no changes to prices of limited edition watches as these would largely have all been manufactured prior to the majority of the cost increases being applicable.

Mike France, Christopher Ward CEO & Co-founder:
That’s not entirely accurate, some of the Limited Edition models have indeed had price increases, these have at least:

C65 Trident Diver SH21 Limited Edition (on bracelet)
C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition (on bracelet)

Others may have too, but I don’t recall.

Again though, it’s a price increase, it happens... they are still extremely good value compared to a load of other brands :thumbup:
Both those model variants have gone up by £5, which is 0.46% for the Anthropocene and 0.26% for the SH21. So really it's more about rounding than a price increase.

Info about previous pricing can be found in the CW Archives (link at the top of the page).
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looking on the bright side, a 15% discount saves more money now...I'll get my coat :escape:
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H0rati0 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 pm
looking on the bright side, a 15% discount saves more money now...I'll get my coat :escape:
And it makes the fantastic watches I have in the sales corner look even better value. :D
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welshlad wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:58 pm

Both those model variants have gone up by £5, which is 0.46% for the Anthropocene and 0.26% for the SH21. So really it's more about rounding than a price increase.

Info about previous pricing can be found in the CW Archives (link at the top of the page).
Apologies, I just saw a change and assumed it was a bigger amount :oops:

You are quite correct, it is just £5 :thumbup:
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Even with their latest new prices, I remain of the opinion that this brand can not currently be beaten when it comes to best overall quality and features within the price points of their most popular models, C60 diver especially.

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Craig64 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Even with their latest new prices, I remain of the opinion that this brand can not currently be beaten when it comes to best overall quality and features within the price points of their most popular models, C60 diver especially.
Totally agree, and I think this extract from the linked recent review (below) says exactly that:
I’ve been blown away by the features that this watch offers for its list price of just £895. In a lot of ways, it’s redefined my expectations for what a sub-thousand-pound watch should feel like and include.
https://barkandjack.com/2020/08/12/a-w ... sandhurst/
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My C65 HK$8,700 —> HK$9,235

HK$1,000 gets taken off for 1000LOUPE18 tho.
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Re: Price increase?

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Forgive me if it's a little off-topic. I'm looking at ordering a C65 on backorder. Does anybody know if the currency exchange rate is calculated at the time the order is placed or when it ships and the card is charged?
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