PUBLISHED BY Joshua Clare-Flagg ON 9 Sep, 2015.


On September 9th 2015 the Christopher Ward Forum has their annual “chat with Chris”. This time, though, we had some extra guests making it even more special. Chris is joined with co-founder of CWL, Mike France, Jörg Bader, CEO of Synergies Horlogeres, inventor of the “Bader Buckle”and Johannes Jahnke (JJ), father of the SH21 movement.

The Chat

@ Kip – Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:54 pm

The “Chat with Chris 2015” will be held on Wednesday September 9th. The chat will start at GMT 19:00

@ Kip – Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:55 pm

In addition to Christopher Ward, we will be joined by another founder of CWL, Mike France, Jörg Bader, CEO of Synergies Horlogeres, inventor of the “Bader Buckle”and Johannes Jahnke (JJ), father of the SH21 movement.

@ Kip – Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:56 pm

Our guests will be joining us live from Biel Switzerland, the HQ of Synergies Horlogeres.

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 pm

And we’re all supposed to know about time!!

@ DavidL – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Greetings from Phoenix…I’ll go have some lunch!

@ doggbiter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Hey…I’m in Phoenix too!

@ flynehome – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:36 pm

I’m here in Virginia, USA, just outside of Washington DC.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

test

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

London, UK here! and it’s not raining

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

hi Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

hi

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

test

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm

hi Mike
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 danieleh – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Greetings from Norway, standing by

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:41 pm

evening dan

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:46 pm

I’m there.

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:47 pm

Give a man a watch and he knows the time, give him many and he’s not so sure.

@ domndick – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:47 pm

how does this work then

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:48 pm

hi Johannes

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:48 pm

Hi to all.

@ Peter Ellis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:49 pm

Hello everyone

@ Renton – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:50 pm

Evening

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:50 pm

anyone else got the apple keynote on to while away the next ten minutes? 
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 chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:52 pm

hi Peter

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:53 pm

scooter’s in the room

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:53 pm

evening!

@ nbg – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:54 pm

Evening

@ LUE5TEN – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:55 pm

What up everyone

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:55 pm

Hi to everybody !!

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 pm

evening mr bader!

@ stefs – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 pm

Yo!

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:57 pm

Good evening!
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 Wis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Good evening from Norway!

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:59 pm

Welcome everyone…..Just a reminder….I will be asking the first 5 most requested questions.. Please reserve your comments and follow ups until we open the chat for everyone.

@ Viognier – Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:59 pm

Hello All!!!

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

On behalf of the forum, I want to welcome Chris, Mike,Jorge and JJ to the chat. Even Peter Ellis has joined us. Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us. We really do appreciate it.

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

Evening all!

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

I will let you gentlemen decide who should answer each question.

@ Clach77 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

Evenin’ all

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

Good Evening everyone

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

Are we ready to go?
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:00 pm

Thanks for joining us all guys and dolls, as you know this time we have people in the room that may actually know a bit about a few things horological…. and Peter Ellis too…. hopefully we can answer all your quations…shall we start

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:01 pm

Evening all (or afternoon, depending on your continent!)

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:01 pm

First Question….

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:01 pm

drumm roll

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:01 pm

Why doesn’t CWL use a small gang of volunteers from the forum to proof-read magazine editions before they go to print? I’m sure any such volunteers would be happy to be sworn to secrecy until the magazine is published.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:02 pm

errors per issue.

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:02 pm

Similarly, why not use volunteers from the forum to review draft watch designs and provide feedback, eg like the recent date wheel color issue on the C60 Vintage?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:02 pm

mikes typing
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:02 pm

with 2 fingers

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:03 pm

Hi everyone, believe it or not we have very few errors per issue and have plenty of people who already check the mag for us. And we don’t want to ruin your fun finding the errors.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:04 pm

Watches (or anything for that matter) designed by committe often turn out to

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:04 pm

compromises. We don’t want that for ur watches

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:05 pm

We have had some experience designing by committe with the FLE’s

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:05 pm

We are always happy to show designs at an appropriate stage – and perhaps should do more of this – but the start of the process isn’t the place

@ Vishal.m – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:05 pm

Hello! 1) When is the moon face coming out? 2) will there be trident pros at 40mm with in hounse movement SH-21? 3) any titanium trident pros out soon?

@ Vishal.m – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:06 pm

house*

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:06 pm

What can you tells us regarding the new bracelet/clasp that has been in the works? Will it be a clasp only change? Clasp and bracelet? What seems to be the development issues? Patented?
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:06 pm

Jorg def. one for you

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:06 pm

Jorg def. one for you

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:06 pm

note to self …dont bang the keyboard

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:07 pm

There won’t be a new bracelet but we rather fine-tune the buckle which will offer a fine adjustment device

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:07 pm

Glidelock equivalent?!
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 jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:08 pm

No, I don’t think that we reach quite as far ……

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:08 pm

Related – Why is it that none of the bracelets have half links? Wouldn’t the half links, in conjunction, with micro adjustments allow virtually limitless adjustments?

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:09 pm

Half links are usually not half links because the construction needs to be just like on a ordinary link and so they don’t (mostly) suit the purpose of fine adjustment. We therefore opted for a proper fine adjustment device

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:09 pm

Half links have been requested for years…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:09 pm

on the point of…

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

Please wait a little longer and see ….. in case it wouldn’t suit, then ……

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

development issues

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

there are not really issues.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

there are not really issues.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

we just want to get it right and this takes time

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

we now think we are very close and

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:10 pm

The fit of many of the early bracelets

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:11 pm

(Can we also ask follow up questions? I don’t recall–pls disregard if no)
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:11 pm

Please withhold comments and questions until the first 5 questions are completed….

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:11 pm

hope to have something to show in a few months

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:11 pm

In fact we signed off hte finaldesign today

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 pm

here in this office

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 pm

so this will not be released in the last quarter…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 pm

it is going into production shortly….

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 pm

but as you will appreciate we still have stock of current models
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 pm

and hterefore need to plan the introduction very carefully

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 pm

What i can say is we think it is a great improvement

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

Next question…Do you have more sub 40mm watches on the drawing board? Would you consider the C11 (MKII) in a smaller case (similar to W11) such as a 36mm since it tends to wear large?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

I anticipate a Spring intro

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

re sub 40

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

Happy to have Jorg help us on this as he’s the man who invented the butterfly clasp and knows a thing or two about bracelets

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

keep an eye out next week for the first up
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

I think you will like it… certainlyy hope so.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm

to answer an earlier question

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm

it is the moonphase in 2 colours

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Midnight and white

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm

jj04 complication

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

folowing that we have a series of new introdcutions spread over 2016 and 2017 to whet

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

your apps
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

What about a C65 38mm? Would seem to be a lot of interest in this specifically.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

And planning even smaller case sizes too

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

we noticed that

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:17 pm

and hopefully have or will respond. Adrian has been working on the new c65 introductions

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:17 pm

which do indeed contain a 38mm

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:17 pm

thats not to say however that it will be a straight takedown

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:18 pm

however until we see the first

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:18 pm

This will be good news for many.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:18 pm

protos we can t define it exactly.
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:18 pm

current sales suggest a 38 mm version would certainly be a worthy intro

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:19 pm

definitely 2016

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:19 pm

Back to the moonphase…..can you tell us any more?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 pm

launch date 17th

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 pm

And it will surprise many we think

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 pm

both technically and for it’s looks

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:21 pm

September?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:21 pm

yes

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:21 pm

pre-order

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 pm

Open series?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 pm

open

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 pm

We will show the first model at SalonQP in November…

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 pm

(What’s open series–sorry)

@ mabotham – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 pm

not le

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:23 pm

limited edition

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Next question….What do you see as future developments based on the SH21 tractor besides a chronograph? Given that one of the added values of the SH21 movement is the 5 day power reserve, I am surprised that we have not seen a watch with a power reserve indicator (aside from the recently released GT40). A lot of watches with extended power reserve (e.g. IWC, Grand Seiko) make a feature of this.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:23 pm

JJ all yours

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Is this something the CW has considered and rejected?

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 pm

Some view the C8 P7350 the best watch in the collection. However, it is out of the price range of many. Is/would CW consider an everyday ‘working’ C8 watch along the same lines i.e. hand wound, no date or other complications, 42mm+ and preferably an SH21, or at least COSC?

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 pm

power reserve is in the process
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 jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 pm

You will love it, Kip !!!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 pm

We are working on a C8 Flyer with SH21

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:25 pm

launch spring 2016 we hope

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 pm

power reserve is late spring

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 pm

and in the c9 collection

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:27 pm

by the way all sh21 are coscs

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:27 pm

Ok everyone… it is your time. Ask away! Please give our guests time to answer.

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:27 pm

There has been general discussion that watches are going ‘smaller’ again. Do your sales suggest that might be the case? (Personally I love the 42mm size. My C11 Chrono is a wonderful size and a brilliantly thought-out case design)

@ downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:28 pm

What is the slimmest case for SH21?
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:28 pm

watches are getting smaller thats for sure

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:28 pm

Any plans to revamp website to match “Rolex of Internet” quality?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:28 pm

but it wont happen overnight

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:29 pm

I ask myself whether I’d want the SH21 in the Trident or stick with the standard movement… a bit like a Sea Dweller/Sub discussion..!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:29 pm

yes. We will be launching a new site in 2016…and I hope it will be better than Rolex’s which I find awful

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:29 pm

Are you finding it difficult to employ repair/ service staff in the UK.

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

slimmest case for SH21 is 12.2mm in handwind version

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

its not that difficult
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 TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

Re size: sounds like a 40mm Trident might be the sensible default size at some stage..? Personally I prefer the 42mm but I recognise it’s not for everyone…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

the real issue is to what standard

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

Are there any plans to introduce more exhibition backs across the range? I think it’s a shame that so many of these watches have amazing movements in them that are hidden away. Possibly sacrifice some of the WR of the trident pros to introduce a display back?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:30 pm

you want to have

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

as you know we have a swiss operation

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

Sweet! Thank you (re site)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

sot he need for us is not as great

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

as some other brands

@ stefs – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

Any pictures for us to enjoy gentlemen?

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

Thanks Chris..

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

For JJ – We know what the SH21 movement is and that it was the 21st design. Is there a caliber variation number for the hand wound (such as SH21-M) and what will determine future variation calibers.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:32 pm

unfortunately Fraser not here… pi dont know how to f=do pics
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 JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:32 pm

we have internal codes for the movement versions…

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:32 pm

I have a question about the GMT hybrid bezel. Why not a “normal” 24hr bezel, and can it be an option? I love my Mk1 GMT and would like to consider a second but not with the hybrid bezel.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:32 pm

Yes, we will be introducing more ex backs, includimg the new moonphase

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:32 pm

but they are not on the main plate, cause all movements have the same main plate…..

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

I second Proco – it’s the only thing stopping me buying a GMT

@ PaulWB – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

Any possibility of making straps available for the C2 given the unusual lug size

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

thanks Mike. Good response

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

We are looking at introducing a new bezel on the GMT

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

SH21A is automatic, SH21Z is central second, SH21PR is ?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

c2 – placed the order today

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 pm

Any plans for a blue and black ‘batman’ GMT bezel?

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Yuck ;(

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

+1 batman

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

We call it The Inter Milan…and no

@ PaulWB – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Chris – that was quick

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Thanks JJ

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

we dont mess around at CW

@ mabotham – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

[[(i like the different gmt bezel!!!) waering it now]]
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 benbjo – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

any plans for other bezel variations in the c60 vintage line?

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Guys can I suggest we slow down the questions or we won’t give the CW team time for detailed replies

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:35 pm

mchat.php#

@ pbankey – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:35 pm

Any plans on adding either an all brushed 20mm bracelet or more sizes of the rubber band, like a small? (I have what I like to call an “artist”-sized wrist  )

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:35 pm

no plans for more vintage bezels…need to see how the current one goes

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

It does look good

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

c65 bracelt…
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

am looking at it in line with the new c65 additions

@ benbjo – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

pity, I would love a red one

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

Any plans for the plain Trident dial from the Vintage being used on any of the standard range instead of the wave pattern?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

the C60 chrono – good news that it’s finally coming! will it have a date and running seconds?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:36 pm

on the rubber bad front I have collected today the xs and xl variations… we will conduct some tests when back in the uk

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 pm

That’s why we want to design ourselves

@ Viognier – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 pm

For Jorg or Chris: Will the newly re-designed C60 bracelet ( and clasp) retro fit onto the C60 first and second generation cases?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 pm

re wave v plain

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 pm

My C11 has standard-sized leather strap, but the fact that the case is quite large means it wears longer than a lot of watches…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:38 pm

again in the new c65 thinking we will probably introduce a flat dial variation

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:38 pm

Thanks Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:38 pm

there will be a c8 xs that will fit the c11

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:38 pm

Sorry, did I miss the answer on Proco’s question: “I have a question about the GMT hybrid bezel. Why not a “normal” 24hr bezel, and can it be an option? I love my Mk1 GMT and would like to consider a second but not with the hybrid bezel.”

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Plans to release an Auto C1?
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 crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Good question

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:39 pm

re C60 bracelet retrofit: No, I don’t think it is possible because we need 2 additional holes in the buckle to fix the device, sorry!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

No plans for a C1.

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

Well dang

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

for chrisedwards: date yes, a kind sweeping of second

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

Why are there no model numbers on the watch cases? Do you not think this would be valuable for ID purposes and to collectors in the future?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

The C9 Small-second does the job we feel. Do you?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

I do … and we are reviewing the data that

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:40 pm

we put on our watches

@ sadgit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Any chance of the return of the “pepsi” bezel on the Trident?

@ downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

How about a “travellers” GMT SH21? Is it in the plan? Ever? Please?

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

C1 was a classic in my opinion

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

The C60 chrono – why have you decided to use the ETA 7750? I thought a chrono module for the SH21 was under development?
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

to date we have had no real need form a manufacturing point of view… but as we grow

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

C1 was the worst selling watch we ever had I’m afraid

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Not quite. Subdial hand too plain, and I love the dial colors of orig.

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

gmt on SH21 is possible but not on the top priority

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

we realise there will be a need…also as we get older

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Re the C60 chrono – do you know what case size and height it will be (given the 7750 is a tall movement)?

@ nathanclarinet – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

QC issues highlighted with increasing regularity on the forum. Limited to forum or more widespread?

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Why have you dropped the Ladies line, no demand? (my wife loves her watch)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

the c60 chrono in 7750 can be introduced earlier thabn we can complete the sh21

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

C1 worst selling? Woah! Have any left over then? They seem VERY sought after now?
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 downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:42 pm

thanks JJ01… although I disagree about the priorities

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

qc

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Case size is 43mm of the new C60 Chrono the height…

@ stefs – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Approx numbers of repairs please?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

will c60 chrono keep the day/date complication and running seconds?

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

OK, so at least the SH21 chrono is still on the books  what’s the timescale for that?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm

in fact a s a % of sales the qc returns are decreasing in % terms…. but inceasing in actual numbers… this is not surprising as we are experiencing

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:44 pm

Best selling to date Mike?
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:44 pm

compound 30-40% groth rates

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:44 pm

Best selling watch to date the C60 Trident Pro Mk 2

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:44 pm

as we grow we are looking to improve where we buy components …the

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:44 pm

trident mk2 is a good example of that

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

c60 height…17,10mm…..

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Best Trident colours? Black bezel, then maroon, then blue?!

@ PaulWB – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Mike – that’s high!!

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Are you working on any other movements, such as something that would replace the need for the SW200 and ETA 2824?

@ stefs – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Crickey mike thats high!

@ Serlo – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Can you tell us more about the exact dimensions of the moon phase, size, height etc.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

TimR, you ca have a job in our merchandising depratment:)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:45 pm

the c60 is 43mmm bezel

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 pm

and the 41.4mm case

@ nathanclarinet – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Thnaks Chris- good to hear ref. groth (sic) rates 
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 downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 pm

17.1mm crikey

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Thanks Mike re the C60 Chrono dimensions. But 17.1mm height is pretty tall/thick/chunky!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

17.1m isn’t that big for a watch of this type….must be small in Wales?

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

Any more watches that have that c9 Harrison blue LE character in the works?

@ stefs – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

17.1 is just too much

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

moonphase is 40mm

@ doggbiter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

Moonphase in a C9 case?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

yes

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:47 pm

17.1 would pull me away

@ downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

17.1 is a deal-breaker for me….

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

KIP: re other movements. We are considering the situation but not actually work ……

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

c9 blue…not any in work…sorry

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

Mike, you’re on. I’m a Merchandiser who worked at the same company as Peter Ellis years ago in Leicester..!!

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

Hmmm, 17.1mm is definitely too tall! That’s why you need input from the forum as per Kip’s first question!
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 mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

Ha Ha…..Peter, over to you

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:48 pm

its a man size watch

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

for real men

@ Renton – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

17 isn’t that dramatic. C40 SpeedHawk is 16.

@ Peter Ellis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Re Leicster …good to know. P.m sometime

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

I wore a 19.5mm PO without issue so 17 is good in my book

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Sounds like a strap line Chris!!

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

Thanks Peter. Not sure how to pm… (user error!!)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

like it….

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

45mm Omega Planet Ocean Chrono is 19.2mm thick

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

PO Chrono is 19.2 and Deepsea is 17.7 so I think it’s ok
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 tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

eggtronics, you beat me to it!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

we will call it the slimline c60 chron0

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

Can you elaborate for us the design process for a new watch. Does it start on a napkin? How do you pull together the dial, hands with a case?

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

For real men. Not lads. From Wales. Not this one anyway!

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

looks like we have all been googling PO dimensions!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

I think it’s too thin:)

@ Clach77 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

It’s a marketing strategy that works for Yorkie, so why not watches!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

design

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

design

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm

design

@ downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

re po chrono etc… two wrongs don’t make a right..
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 Peter Ellis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

What’s your name ? Where at British Shoe?

@ mibby – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

43 and 17 too big for me. Can we have a 35 x 8 please?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

…i think there was an article in the mag whichmis still on the site…

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

>17mm must be a more limited market..?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

no napkins here

@ doggbiter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

my wife wears taller watches than that!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 pm

35 x8 -Toy chronos r us
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 pm

dad and lad

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 pm

Did all the original C900 mono pushers sell out?

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 pm

35 x 8 may need a Piaget calibre

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 pm

do you mean the rosegold

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 pm

one thing that I have noticed with my CWs is that very few of them have the back plate on straight. It can’t be too hard at manufacture to have them lined up, and would make a bit difference with those more OCD-prone collectors amongst us!

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

17.1mm is taller than my wife!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

series of 1-25
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 mibby – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

Everybody could make 35 x 8 in the 60s. Do todays watchmakers have bigger fingers?

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

No I mean the 250 SS ones

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

*big

@ Clach77 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

If chunky chronos are Mike’s thing, is there any chance of a C40 MkII?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

They are small in Wales:)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:53 pm

still have the originals left…they are on the site

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

or were before I left the uk

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

Any chance of a jumping hour with Arabic numerals?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

C40 Mk II, maybe not…but we are developing some very interesting new Sports models for 2016

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

Re C900, thanks, just wondering.
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 jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

In the 60s it was all hand-wind chronographs …

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm

arabic as in 1 2 3 4 5 n6 etc

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

in the 60s they were not 60ATM

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

Sorry I’m obdurate and/or blind re earlier question – why the hybrid bezel on the C60 GMT?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

if so been there done that

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

A handwound chronograph would be cool – and thin!

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

A recent article on A Blog To Watch examined whether manufacturers should make accuracy claims. While the author was in favour of the practice, one of the main arguments against was the increased cost of warranty service to regulate movements that are out of spec. CW states an accuracy for it’s movements that are in line with the manufacturers specs. Even this is more than most companies are doing today.

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

Does the cost of warranty servicing for accuracy add any significant cost to the price of Christopher Ward watches? Is it truly cost prohibitive for manufacturers to warranty the accuracy of watches?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

C60 GMT – We are developing a non-hybrid
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 tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm

ah cool thanks Mike

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm

I’ll be buying that for sure

@ benbjo – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm

Other than moonphase, are there other plans for 2015?

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm

Yes Mr Ward jumping hour with 12345 etc.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm

mchat.php#

@ Boydesian – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Does CWL have any plans to operate a service center in North America?

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Doesn’t the JH Mk3 have arabic numerals? Mine does!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Re accuracy….we always state the accuracy of our watches, proprietary and now in-house. If it’s more expensive we think it’s all part of being transparent and will continue to do so
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

ahhh you mean the indexes not the JH

@ downer – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Here’s a contentious question… When are we getting the 3rd logo – without the CHR???

@ markwarman – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Thanks, looking forward to a non-hybrid on the GMT

@ panos – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 pm

I understand if you cannot answer this question but where do you see CW in terms of pricing and your aim of ”putting premium grade watches within the reach of everyone”? Surely you must have been noticed by some of the old big companies with some your models

@ atnits – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Brave old downer!

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Yes sir the indexes as well as the jump hour function.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 pm

panos… nit sure i understand

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 pm

I hope not. It would be messy formJH.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:59 pm

arabics…will look at it … but nothing on the cards soon

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:59 pm

Oops, sorry, I see – indices as well as the JH. 
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 scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:59 pm

Any chance of the Nearly News on sale being more descriptive of the actual watches on offer?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:59 pm

Not contentious at all. Far more people like the logo than dislike it but we never rule out change if we think it’s appropriate.

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Are there any plans for any variations on the C9SS, e.g. different colours, arabic numerals? Or a different use for the handwound SH21?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 pm

NN – neer really had any problems…. they tend to sell in ano seconds… is there something in particular that is missing

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Has anyone ever complained that you say Chr Ward London as opposed to Chr Ward Maidenhead?!!

@ panos – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

Do you think you are competing with companies in the 1500-3000 range and do you see CW as moving up in terms of pricing in the future? I value the company and really hope some of the watches I have will be future collectibles

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

SH21 in JH would be lovely.
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 chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

any plans for typhoon mk2, with more 7750 features visible?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

C9 SS – Peter likes the original prototype which was more cntemporary. If the ew one sells well, we will def develop into new versions…

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

I absolutely loved the JH mk1. Beautiful.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:01 pm

I think we are competing with companies higher than 3000

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Forum members buying watches with pictured old logos and receiving new logo ones. 2 known being returned.

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Re : NN, Watches arriving with the new logo and showing the old logo on the site.

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Pounds or dollars?
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Since the company seems to be ridding itself of #1’s and prototypes, I am wondering how you see the legacy of Christopher Ward? Will you keep the original C5 #1 and prototypes?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:03 pm

nn – that will be due to loading the wrong image…

@ mibby – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:03 pm

Please can we have a 40mm trident pro?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:03 pm

3000 £s and dollars…. imagine if you will..

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Ha! Yes!

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Protos….we have plenty more so don’t worry Kip.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

a well known company with a 120 hour power reserve cosc movement… how much would that be

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

MUCH more!

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

a lot

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

exactly

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Can you please confirm what grade you use for ETA and Sellita movements – minimum and average for non COSC models

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Just want to Thank you for the current C65, I adore the watch, so much I bought two of them !

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 pm

40mm Trident Pro – very possibly if the sales keep going as well as they are
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 TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Do you use any ETA movements now?!!

@ Scrogg – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Sorry Chris, but that is a very dismissive answer. I am one of the members that bought NN expecting it to be old logo and am very disappointed

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

we use eta movements

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

We use both basic and elabore and TOP for COSCS

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

and will continue to do so

@ mibby – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Great re 40mm. Also, PVD rose gld and black would be nice. Like the new yacht master, but not £17k…

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Trident 38mm and 42mm logical. 40mm as well seems a wide range…? Unless 42mm were dropped?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Scrogg…sorry abouut that…email me cc deb@cw tomorrow and we will sort something out for you

@ tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Thanks Chris and Mike. What will you do for GMT 2893-2 movement when the ETA’s dry up?
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 gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

I got a new logo expecting old, but wasn’t worried about it…can see why folks would be.

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

We are past the 1 hour mark…ok to continue?

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

How will you continue with eta with the new restrictions approaching

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

ok…of course

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:07 pm

By 2019 when 2893 dries up we will have our own

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:07 pm

it will still take a while for eta to dry up…if indeed it does…however look at Mikes reply now
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 Helix Von Smelix – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

Where is Fraser this evening, and his photos?

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

I’m curious as to the rough % Sellita: ETA on the Trident? I thought ETAs were getting more difficult to source in the numbers you need?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

in bed

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

his feet stick out

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

Any plans to continue on with the leather goods? I for one loved their quality.

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 pm

TMI!
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 tempus fugit – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

Thanks both re ETA, and for answering all my questions. I’m going to sit back until the end of the chat now. All the best until next time, from a very satisfied customer.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

60/40 in favour of Sellita

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

What if anything is happening with the Bluebird partnership? Will there be any more Bluebird models?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

Leather goods

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

on;y if watch related

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

given fraser’s absence tonight could we have some teaser pics posted in the sneak previews forum when he’s better please to keep us going

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:09 pm

If you develop a GMT version of the SH21, will it work like the current ETA2893 or will it be a “traveller’s” GMT like Rolex/Omega where the hour hand can be change independently without stopping the watch or affecting the GMT hand? I would prefer the latter!
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 JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

more where the hour hand can be setted

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

Bluebird have some issues at the moment so we have shelved any more designs for the moment

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

teasers…will see what we can do when we get back to blighty

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

Thanks Mike. Good % of ETAs still. Not that the customer knows what’s in their watch unless it’s opened (some would like to know I suspect!!)

@ Renton – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

Any indication of when C11 Mk2 will be coming our way?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

thanks Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

c11….. nothing on the cards right now

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:11 pm

We have noted that the C8 Flyer and C65 rose gold’s have black dials with black date wheels and white on white. You also reacted to the date wheel color reaction when the vintage Tridents were released. Will this change (matching date wheel color) be made to the rest of the C65’s, C60’s and other CWL models where needed or appropriate?
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 TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:12 pm

+1 re ‘Traveller’s’ GMT where hour hand moves independently. Excellent. Thanks JJ.

@ markwarman – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:12 pm

An interesting hour, my first time on one of these and as a CW fan – Brilliant. Look forward to seeing the non-hybrid GMT and the C60 Chrono. All the best M

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Where appropriate we will definitely have black date wheels but actually many black dials look more aesthetically pleasing with white. For instance, Rolex, Omega etc..

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Many noticed that not only has the C60 case size been increased to 43mm on your website, so has the C65’s case size. So it cannot be due to the C60’s bezel being bigger. Has the case for both models always been closer to 43mm, or are you using a new, bigger case now?
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 TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:14 pm

Quite a few Omegas have black date background…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:15 pm

re date wheel

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:15 pm

The old case was slighty smaller but hands up here, we should have described the MK2 as 43mm from the start.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:15 pm

they do…but not always…as Mike says there are no rules around this stuff

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:15 pm

just personal preference

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

yes

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

C60 chrono – my final question promise! – will subdials be at 12 9 & 6 or 3, 6, & 9? or neither?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

12 9 6

@ Serlo – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

Why don’t you include details on the lug to lug measurements on the website. I think that this is more indicative whether a watch will fit than the diameter.

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

great, with date?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm

and there will be an interesting take on it
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 crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

any plans for a Richard Mille style..?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

brilliant  can’t wait to see! thanks Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

basically add 6mm… its pretty standard

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

Whatever happened to the idea of a VIP or Frequent Buyer club?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

Chrono has a date calendar
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:17 pm

richard Mille….uuuurgh

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

thanks Mike

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Ha ha

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

glad to hear no plans to introduce skulls across the range…!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

RM…cever though

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

VIP Club still a runner.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

clever

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

VIP Club – You’ll get honourary Membership for sure Kip!
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

maybe

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Will the watch service pod case be made available for purchase or another case similar to that of the Oakley watch vault?

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Popular though with the younger future market Chris

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:19 pm

But who would want to be a member of a club that allows Kip to join:)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:19 pm

dont see why not…. how mich?

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:19 pm

any plans for dressy tritium watch? Not with squared hands, but slender pointed ones etc

@ Peter Ellis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:19 pm

Slow down Kip. Sore fingers here

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:19 pm

much?
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 chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

you’d probably get tonnes of takers at £5-£10

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Got me Mike.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Dressy tritium? Surely a sports watch feature?

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

I will join the Asian side of club. Kip is in global one.

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Like the sound, much earlier in the chat, of SH21 going into C8 Flyer. You’ve taken C8 Spitfire and given us C8 Flyer. Any similar plan for the C9 GT40 getting a ‘regular’ version?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

£10 plus postage …ok then…say yes and i will do it

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Sorry Kip:)
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 welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

The service pods sell for >£40 on eBay, so you’d sell loads at £10. Do it!

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Yes here re travel pod.

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

yes!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

our pods…£40???

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Not dressy per se, just best word I can find. Just not blocky hands.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

am in the wrong game

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

GT40….very much in mind to introduce a non TMB version as reaction has been fantastic to the current model
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 sproughton – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Definitely the travel case is a good idea

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:22 pm

GT40 – great news; thanks

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:22 pm

Are the hands on the cosc trident constructed from one or two pieces? It appears that they are two minus the second hand. If two, what is the reasoning?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:22 pm

have to say I love the look of the GT40 but the LE is out of my price range so a non LE would be extremely attractive!
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 pm

jorg on the hands

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 pm

minute and hour from one piece, second is two pieces

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Any plans to offer a watch with a classic date pointer, that points to the date on an outer circle on the dial? Maybe the moonphase has this?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:24 pm

moon phase does not…..

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:24 pm

we dont have one yet…
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:24 pm

Any developments regarding a ceramic orange bezel?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:24 pm

but Adrian is looking at possible date variations on the date pointer

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

ceramic orange – nope

@ ianblyth – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

Ceramic teal?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

I like the idea of a sporty moon phase – for example, a C60 look but with moon phase complication – this goes against all the grains I would assume, but may be worth investigating to see if there is a market for it!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

the problem is

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

getting the right orange is difficult to do

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm

we have tried and failed

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:26 pm

but havent given up

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:26 pm

jorg…any further
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 gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:26 pm

Moon must be dressy for me

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:26 pm

re sporty moon phase….discuss

@ CHZacc – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm

any plans for a ‘build your own watch’ type function for the webpage?

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Not sure that’s the right combo

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Yes

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Kip: Re orange ceramic. We got samples but a nice clear orange is very hard to achieve. So we still challenge the supplier to improve and hopefully on one of the forthcoming visits we may get there.

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Bezel colour very important to get spot on. Maroon Tudor Black Bay looks nicer to me than CW maroon; but only seen the CW on a screen..?

@ ianblyth – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

Werewolf basketball. Can only be played at full moon.

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

You mean configure you cw? Not design your own, right?

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

There are chronograph moonphases that are sporty, e.g. speedmaster. If do handwound it would be nice and slim too! 
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 CHZacc – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

yes configure

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

yes, we are lookinga at a way we can allow the customers to build their own watches from our various compnents

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:28 pm

I can’t wear a dress watch, but I like something a bit more interesting (hence GMT C60, makaira, speed hawk being my go-tos) – it would be unique, for sure!

@ CHZacc – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

great thanks

@ markwarman – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

Has there been any consideration in offering finance options for the more expensive watches?

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

welshlad – they’re note CW’s though

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

*not

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

in time honoured fashion…. no foinance options
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 pm

we have tried it and there was not much take up

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 pm

No Irish finance here!

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 pm

Ya

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 pm

begorrah

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 pm

Is the thought of a pocket watch floating around anywhere?

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 pm

oops. Y’all do take PayPal. That can serve for financing out 6 mo

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:31 pm

Yes, floating at the bottom of Lake Neuchatel

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:31 pm

good shout

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:31 pm

paypal I mean

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:31 pm

Seriously though Kip…it is a possibility
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:31 pm

Many have asked this….To Chris: have you prepared, or are you preparing, or failing so, going to prepare a very well considered, significant, exotic yet personal and not just off the shelf, needless to say beautiful, and festive X’mas present for our Angel Wera?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

…well I suppose I have to no

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

I have pocket watches…all old classic ones. For new, I prefer watches that strap to my wrist..!!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

now

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

ideas on a post card please

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

I’d sell a kidney to get mech pocket

@ Viognier – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

Here, here on recognizing Lady Wera!!!!
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 doggbiter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

I’m pretty sure Chris is real, but is Mike a bot?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

now theres a promo

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

Kip would sell both of his

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

Pockt watch: blued hands; roman numerals; crisp enale

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

Pockt watch: blued hands; roman numerals; crisp enale

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

Wera is a legend, no doubt

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

enamel dials

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

I AM A ROBOT
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 doggbiter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 pm

I thought so…

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

Anything you gentlemen would like to ask the forum?

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

Sorry. Hitting the keys hard like Chris..!

@ Peter Ellis – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

No need to shout

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

Apart from the Moonphase, any more launches planned in 2015 (sorry if you mentioned this earlier)?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

2 after that

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

2 after that

@ mabotham – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

any consideration of using a selct few for prototype feedback pre production?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

mike has a question

@ danieleh – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

Embossed dials and PVD gold/rose cases, any thoughts? Maybe with moophase?
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 mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm

Yes, something for our medical fans

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Will Everton wi Premiership this year?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

any year

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

ever

@ jbader – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

EvertonWho?

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

My son is on your side Mike.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:37 pm

He’s a Tip Top Man!
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 fazibear – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:37 pm

uhem…its neverton…

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:37 pm

Any more questions folks? Time to wrap up…

@ mabotham – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

any consideration of using a selct few for prototype feedback pre production?

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

pulsometer?

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

That’s your pocket watch sorted Kip

@ CHZacc – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

no but Northern Ireland and Wales will be in the Euros

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

one last one for jorg and JJ last chance

@ gatehealing – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

Thanks y’all!

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

no just to say keep up the good work and thanks for taking the time to put up with our incessant questioning!!

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

Visiting the showroom in December, hope to meet you again Chris.
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 Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

Rewinding to womens watches, was the question answered as to why no more? Lack of take up?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

look forward to it

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

One more question Mike…any plans for unloading the JHI gold?

@ mabotham – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:38 pm

overall doing a great Job Chris et al

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Thanks all. Very interesting. Pics next time if poss please Chris! (I’d love to have a sneak preview of the C60 chrono…)

@ ianblyth – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Teal bezel?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Kip…. you hav no chance

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

teal….hmmm ….discuss

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

I know, but I have to keep asking…

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Squale do a great azure bezel fyi…

@ nathanclarinet – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Thanks chaps, much appreciated as always

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Wont hurt to ask but bravo keep acepting rejections.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

will have a look

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Women’s watches – very small part of the range and we see a different opportunity to gain more fans via smaller case sizes, extended strap sizes and colours and maybe the occasional feminine dial.

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

I must come into Maidenhead sometime as only live down the road and pass the town most days on the train into the big city

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

I’m posting the transcript on watchitallabout.com as per last year – feel free to email me the sneak peek pics  josh@watchitallabout.com
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

proco…please do

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

c

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Oh – quick one, ballot for SalonQP – where do we find out about that?

@ Viognier – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Thankyou Chris, JJ, Mike, Jorg, Peter and Kip. Really enjoy this each year!!

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Thanks re ladies watches, my wife loves hers.

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Thanks re ladies watches, my wife loves hers.

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Re strap size, small strap is almost impossible to get it right with bader buckle.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

well be in touch re qp like last year

@ PaulWB – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Many thanks for all your time

@ chrisedwards – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

cool, cheers
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 Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

and I’ll pop in when I have a free day and fancy going to the wrong side of berkshire

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Thanks again to Chris, Mike, Jorge and JJ for spending this time with us. It is really appreciated. I do hope you enjoyed yourselves.

@ TimR – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Can I pls say to Josh at WIAA: top reviews. Great detail. Brilliant close-ups too.

@ markwarman – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

I’ll be visiting the shop for my 40th (soon)!!….hoping my wife will treat me!!! Thanks for tonight.

@ Satt – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Wow this was great thanks to all involved.

@ scooter – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Thank you

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

@TimR cheers man!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

cheers… we certainly did….

@ Proco2020 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Thanks everyone

@ crag145 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Ditto…. Thanks to you al

@ eggtronics – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Thanks to you all for taking the time out of your busy schedule
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 Christopher Ward – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

over and out… wera if youre watching … x

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Understand Bader on small is difficult. Not much we can do about that apart from maybe suggest normal clasp. Will think aout adding this advice to te site. Thanks for raising.

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

A reminder to members that we hope to have the transcript posted.

@ JJ01 – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

thanks for the thanks

@ welshlad – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Thanks guys for your time and answers. Much appreciated!

@ jmarchitect – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm

Thanks to all at CWL for taking time out again for the chat. I look forward to the transcript!
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 Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:43 pm

Talk to all soon.

@ hsukirk – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks, Mike. Imammliving with med one with 3 more holes. Thanks all.

@ mikefrance – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:43 pm

Bye everyone. Really enjoyed it.
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 Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:44 pm

Truly thanks to all at CWL; have a good evening.

@ Kip – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:44 pm

Thank you to everyone who participated in the chat. I do hope all your questions were answered.

@ Renton – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:45 pm

 

@ MiniMpi – Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:45 pm

Thank you very much all at CWL

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