2021 release wish list

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I have just the one CW watch (blue C65 hand-winder) and it's a keeper especially now I have found the strap that for me really "turns it on".
During 2020 there have been some near-misses, close-but-no-cigar releases.

I liked the C60 40mm Sapphire but there's only so much room for blue watches in my life. 3 is enough :)

So for me another colour way of the Sapphire is on my wish-list. Grey please, and with a steel 12 hour bezel. Not a lot of those in the current CW catalogue! I'd buy that watch in a blink of an eye.

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(a) would that watch or similar be interesting to other folk?
(b) what other watches would CW fans like to see?
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C60 titanium in 40mm please. Keep the WR to 600m do it can stay relatively thin.

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I won't say. It would probably be the Kiss of Death. But if they did it I'd probably buy it.
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A refresh of the C20 would be nice, or a 40mm fixed bezel sports watch.

I found the old 43mm classic a bit too big and not all that inspiring.

Edit: A 5 day SH21 version would make it a bit special.
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MarkingTime wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:43 pm
A refresh of the C20 would be nice, or a 40mm fixed bezel sports watch.
I'll go with that, although with the addition of 38mm sizes :wink:

It's one area of the market that isn't over-saturated at present and the options for a competitively priced, well designed integrated bracelet watch are very limited and something that perhaps CW could capitalise on.
In fact, the only half-decent one under £1500 I can think of is the ML Aikon.
Heck, they could even design a dive bezel version if that's the core focus.

Also, a revamp of their dress range to include some smaller cases (36-38mm).
If the recent TV advertising is really generating an increase in brand awareness among the general public, it could be a good time to start looking at models that can be marketed as unisex.
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StrappedUp wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:25 am
MarkingTime wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:43 pm
A refresh of the C20 would be nice, or a 40mm fixed bezel sports watch.
I'll go with that, although with the addition of 38mm sizes :wink:
38mm would be good too. Dress watches always wear bigger due to a greater dial to bezel ratio.
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My understanding from the various Mike France interviews is that the 40mm watches have pretty much killed off the 38mm watches. I suspect that a 36 - 38mm watch is not going to happen any time soon.
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Invicta sell loads of "comic" variants of their watches, and I've nearly bitten a couple of times. Anyway the Flash and Batman variants, and so on - they always market the 46mm as mens, and the 38mm as ladies, and I really can't see any difference other than the size.
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Following on though, it did put me off, 46mm is too big, but I wasn't sure about buying a "ladies watch" for myself.
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albionphoto wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:04 pm
My understanding from the various Mike France interviews is that the 40mm watches have pretty much killed off the 38mm watches. I suspect that a 36 - 38mm watch is not going to happen any time soon.
I do believe that he is referring to the C60s whenever this is mentioned. Or at least I hope so :problem:
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He is referring to the C60 models. That's correct. However, looking at the history of the "dress watch" line and longevity of models within it, I'm still not convinced that a 36 - 38mm watch is going to be launched any time soon. The "enthusiast/online watch community" likes this size but it has to be a commercial success outside that group. As a unisex watch it may work but then CW (and a lot of other brands too) will have to figure out how to market such a thing properly to both men and women.
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A c60 Sapphire grey (or blue for that matter) with a steel 12 hour bezel would be a solid offering

A C60 40MM Black Gold variant (I loved the C65 Black Gold but I'm growing tired of the entire retro trend). Would be amazing if they put the SH21 in it.

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C60 42mm white dial, black bezel, with bright orange GMT hand, and a COSC option would be nice.
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I’d love to see an non-LE version of the C65 Anthropocene. I white dial C65 GMT would be fantastic, I think.

albionphoto wrote:
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+1 to that!

I’d also like to see some new C7s

And maybe a different color way for the C65 World Timer GMT
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