Is this how they get you?

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The only thing to be aware of for new members is that if you are interested in a limited edition, they are usually not included in the voucher and if it’s a very small production run you might miss out by waiting for a voucher that you can’t use anyway.
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redmonaco wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:56 pm
WalterSMonaco wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 am
Going through my old mail today and there is a $125 voucher from CW. I really don't need another watch but this voucher is staring me in the face :-k
None of us need any of our watches!!! Thats what makes it so much fun :0)
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A £100 voucher turned up in my inbox today! Use 100LOUPE18 :)
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Well I’ve decided I want to add the red bezel c60 to my collection but I’m forcing myself to sell either my c60 mk3 GMT (blue) or my C60 LE sh21 (white) ...

Decisions ... decisions ...
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I think you have just hit on “how they get you”, and it’s not with the vouchers. It’s not peculiar to CW, either. A new model is introduced in fairly basic livery; the choices are quite limited but if the thing looks successful then within months you see a whole range of models with different coloured dials and bezels, along with other features.

You see the latest must-have, mentally attach a voucher to it, and hey presto you are selling the one you bought originally. There’s nothing wrong with it, but you just want the shiny new thing more.

No criticism, it’s how businesses work when they market new products. You only have to look at certain companies who bring out new phones every six months, and people almost break their necks in the stampede to buy them.

If you fall for it they’ve got you. Whose fault is that?
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The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
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I am in the opposite camp. The flippers are my legitimate targets!

As new & full set only please.

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@WalterSMonaco Have you decided yet about which one of the two will you sell?
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Yes. I am keeping the GmT. It keeps fantastic time and I love the color. I am going to put the sh21 up for sale as I can’t justify another diver and really want a red bezel.
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