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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by welshlad » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:12 pm

Kip wrote:All we know is what is on page 16-19 of the magazine with a release date of soon. I am speculating in Mid May to take advantage of Fathers Day.
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by welshlad » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:20 pm

Both the C70 D-type and the new C70 Bitofferrariscrapmetalintheback are described as chronometers, but neither says so anywhere on the dial. Isn't that a bit odd? I thought the C70 chronometers (ie those COSC rated) normally stated that somewhere, eg on the dial, rehaut or bezel.

I do actually quite like the look of the D-type version, even though I normally have limited interest in motorsport.
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by vikingdrvr » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:30 pm

welshlad wrote:Both the C70 D-type and the new C70 Bitofferrariscrapmetalintheback are described as chronometers, but neither says so anywhere on the dial. Isn't that a bit odd? I thought the C70 chronometers (ie those COSC rated) normally stated that somewhere, eg on the dial, rehaut or bezel.
I wondered the same thing...COSC-or not?
welshlad wrote:I do actually quite like the look of the D-type version, even though I normally have limited interest in motorsport.
I have a keen interest in motorsports and Jaguar in particular, but very limited and waning interest in a quartz :silent:
...but I do love the tach fashioned subdial. Can't quite make out the other subdial treatment...gauges I guess?
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by Tooks » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:13 am

My magazine arrived on Friday and looked through it yesterday, and have to say it's an improvement on what has gone before.

It does get a big confused at times, and seems to be undecided whether it's an 'advertorial' publication, a magazine actually produced by CWL or one produced by a third party with CWL sign off.

An example is the 'breaking news' on page 9 about a moon phase watch under development. It states 'rumours from Johannes Jahnke's studio in Switzerland...' and goes on to say 'while the company refused to confirm or deny reports, rumours of a possible launch in 2015 were circulating around horological circles'.

So, a few things raised. If this mag is CWL, they'd know the answer to that surely? The other is talk of it being developed in the master watchmakers studio, and interestingly he isn't referred to as CWL's master watchmaker like he is elsewhere in the magazine.

If anybody insists that CWL is still a manufacturer, somebody set up a factory tour and I will be the first to buy a ticket!

Otherwise, I do prefer the Jump Hour 3 over the previous incarnations, but then I'm not a fan of Roman numerals so not really surprising.

The Kingfisher article was interesting, partly for the fact that something only conceived in 2007 and only recently discontinued can be considered classic and the other that although it was an attractive design, it has not aged well. I also feel the pictures made the watch feel far more substantial than it actually was, and I've owned two!

I think it may be a precursor to a Mk2 version though, and is an attempt to build a heritage.

Overall though, a good effort, and I think I see why a lot of folks are excited by CWL watches, as at least there appears to be many new models and developments coming, and in the oft slow moving watch world that will appeal to some.

Personally, CWL is still a company that I want to love, but that still grates as much as pleases.

I do struggle with the marketing messages sometimes, the many discounts and offers, and the quality worries.
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by highway62 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:27 am

Nicely balanced post.

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Post by Dooku » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:59 am

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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by gregstar » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:27 pm

What price tags do we think the ferrari and jag watches will attract?

I hope the jag one is around the £600 like the c70 vw4 chronos.(optimistic)

I can see the ferrari being a few grand.
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by mabotham » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:48 pm

gregstar wrote:What price tags do we think the ferrari and jag watches will attract?

I hope the jag one is around the £600 like the c70 vw4 chronos.(optimistic)

I can see the ferrari being a few grand.
Jaguar around £500-600
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by gregstar » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:49 pm

Sounds good to me.
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by mabotham » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:50 pm

That Jaguar did look very nice on the wrist.


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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by gregstar » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:10 pm

Got my 30th later this year. Could be a good present
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Post by MiniMpi » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:31 pm

gregstar wrote:Got my 30th later this year. Could be a good present
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Post by willie » Fri May 02, 2014 2:19 am

Hi just signed up to get it cant wait till I get
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by jtc » Fri May 02, 2014 7:55 pm

Strange, I usually get these but mine hasn't arrived yet ... I don't want to sign up again then end up with 2 arrive, just because some auto labels got printed :)
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Re: CWL Summer Magazine 2014

Post by Robin CB » Fri May 02, 2014 9:46 pm

jtc wrote:Strange, I usually get these but mine hasn't arrived yet ... I don't want to sign up again then end up with 2 arrive, just because some auto labels got printed :)
Same problem :? Will give it until after the bank holiday though ....

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