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Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by Kip » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:43 pm

"Chat with Chris 2018" format and details posted here.

Post your questions for the "Chat with Chris" here.

I shall start the chat with the top 5 questions and/or the ones of most interest to everyone. Please have your questions posted by July 22. I will post the list of 5 questions that will be asked so you can have any others you may have ready to go.

During the chat, you may also ask questions via the Zoom chat function. Direct your questions to me and I will make every effort to get them in based on interest and duplicity.

If you are unable to attend and have a specific or general question that you do wish to ask, please send me a pm and I will make every effort to get your question in if time permits. No guarantees….but I will try.

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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by mvlow » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:52 pm

This has to be the question many want to ask. The logo. I personally do not mind the logo and have defended it in the past, but whenever a new CW is released the Internet goes nuts with the negative logo comments. Can Chris please discuss/explain their thoughts behind the logo and why they do not change it based on all the negative feedback. It will make a nice cut and paste answer for future negative logo comments as new models are released.
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by albionphoto » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:32 pm

Are there any plans for new complications? How about an annual calendar for example? What changed your mind about skeleton watches? Do you have any pictures of the forthcoming skeleton SH21? Will you ever make a Trident without guilloche?
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by gwells » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:12 pm

in previous chats, a regatta watch has come up as a possibility. still a possibility? any closer to reality?
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Post by Pipesmoker » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:14 pm

albionphoto wrote:Are there any plans for new complications? How about an annual calendar for example? What changed your mind about skeleton watches? Do you have any pictures of the forthcoming skeleton SH21? Will you ever make a Trident without guilloche?
I would be very interested to hear if there are any plans or any consideration would be given to a watch with a Tide complication
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Post by H0rati0 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:44 pm

I'd snap up a trident with power reserve display. IMHO, tool watches should have one and the capability is there on the SH21.
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Post by jtc » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:46 pm

albionphoto wrote:Do you have any pictures of the forthcoming skeleton SH21?
+1

This is an exciting one.
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by welshlad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:26 pm

In the past few years, both the development of the SH21 movement and the huge success of the C60 600 have provided springboards to push the company forward. What future developments have you got planned that you hope will be further springboards for the company?
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Post by theemaadhatter » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:47 pm

welshlad wrote:In the past few years, both the development of the SH21 movement and the huge success of the C60 600 have provided springboards to push the company forward. What future developments have you got planned that you hope will be further springboards for the company?
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by Lavaine » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Has the loss of JJ affected timelines for further development of the SH21?
New models in the pipeline?
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by iain » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:02 pm

Lavaine wrote:Has the loss of JJ affected timelines for further development of the SH21?
New models in the pipeline?
I think this question could be expanded to ask about future recruitment plans for a replacement for JJ, or if there aren’t any, what is CW going to do regarding future developments?

Are they for example looking to buy in already developed movements from a third party? Doing nothing on this front could be seen as though they are happy to take a backward step in driving innovation.

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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by Kip » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:21 pm

Frank Stelzer has been the technical director since JJ's departure. He was also instrumental in the development of the SH21.
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by richtel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:16 pm

The Trident range continues to be a very popular model. While the two current model sizes sell well, there continues to be a feeling from many that the 43mm is too large yet the 38mm too small. Are CW considering an intermediate case size?

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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by welshlad » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:06 pm

richtel wrote:The Trident range continues to be a very popular model. While the two current model sizes sell well, there continues to be a feeling from many that the 43mm is too large yet the 38mm too small. Are CW considering an intermediate case size?
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I know it's been asked before but it's still a very relevant question and their viewpoint may have changed now.
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Re: Chat with Chris 2018 Questions

Post by DISJT » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 pm

welshlad wrote:
richtel wrote:The Trident range continues to be a very popular model. While the two current model sizes sell well, there continues to be a feeling from many that the 43mm is too large yet the 38mm too small. Are CW considering an intermediate case size?
+1

I know it's been asked before but it's still a very relevant question and their viewpoint may have changed now.
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