PUBLISHED BY Joshua Clare-Flagg ON 22 Jun, 2017.


On June 14th 2017 the Christopher Ward Forum had their annual “chat with Chris”. Many thanks to forum member IanBlythe for creating the transcript.

  • MINI-CHAT

@ Kip – Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:01 am

Chat with Chris 2017 UK time is GMT +1 = 21:00 (9:00 pm) EDT time is GMT -4 = 16:00 (4:00 pm) For anyone that may be confused about the time zone…try this link.http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:42 am

Today is the day.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am

Please remember that I will be asking Chris the top 5 questions that have been assembled by request.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:44 am

Please withhold your comments and questions until I declare that the chat is now open.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:29 pm

This is a test

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:54 pm

FYI… Although he won’t be typing in responses, Chris will do that…

Co Founder Mike France is standing by if you would have any direct questions for him.

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:55 pm

Evening all!

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Good evening team!!

@ ianblyth – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Good evening.

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Evening folks

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi all

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:57 pm

We will be starting in a few minutes…just waiting for Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Hello folks

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Evening!

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Hello all

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Good Evening Chris

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:59 pm

and Mike

@ Kansas City Milkman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Evening

@ Korkki – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:00 pm

Hello

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:00 pm

You ready Chris?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:00 pm

Yup

Upfront… may I just say….

Wera is overwhelmed with the number of emails she has received since her news broke, and she genuinely thanks everybody for their kind words and sentiments.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01 pm

Please send our best to her.

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Yes best wishes to Wera

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Will do

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

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

@ 21234rick – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Hello all

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Let’s get right to it shall we?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Love it seems like only a year ago we did this last time

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:03 pm

1. By far the most asked question is…Are we likely to see integrated bracelets for the C1, C3, C5 and C8 ranges soon?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:03 pm

No. not in the short term anyway….

But one of the things we are looking into for the future is to upgrade the quality again of our bracelets with the inclusion of screwed links….but this will take a while as at the same time we think we need to develop a system of quick release that doesn’t tread on anybody else’s patents.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Do you not see enough demand for bracelets for the C1 etc.. models?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 pm

90% of dress sales are leather …certainly for us and for most of the industry and in aviation it is even more

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Does it have to be new? Can you buy someone else’s

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:06 pm

Chris, do you mean quick release at the springbars and why does it need to be quick release?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:06 pm

I did mean that… it’s all about interchangeability between straps

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:07 pm

We may have some follow questions on that later.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:07 pm

Next question..

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:07 pm

OK

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:07 pm

2. Are there any plans to produce a thin 8.5mm case height or less, dress watch with a small second hand and no date window?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:08 pm

Yes and not too far away….

We are challenging ourselves with less than 6mm for a mechanical movement. And we are close…so far we can get to 6.25…… but think we can get below 6mm

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Which case are you going to base that on Chris, the C3?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Would you like a peek at some early drawings on what internally we call the air project a proper slim line but that’s just a working title….

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

I take it this will not be an in house movement

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Yes we would certainly like a peek

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

maybe …maybe not

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Sure would!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

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@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Nice

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Thoughts?

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

WOW!!!

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

+1

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Good

@ downer – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Too thin  :)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

:)

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

That should make a few happy people

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

strewth

@ danieleh – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Very nice indeed!

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Slim. Is that 40mm case again?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:12 pm

We are thinking 39mm

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:12 pm

Perfect

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:12 pm

Wake up Piaget!!

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:12 pm

I’d need to add weights to remind me I was wearing it!

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Go for 41mm

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Even 39mm is a little big for a dress watch, but might be ok as it’s really slim.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 pm

It will be hand wound of course

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 pm

The C5 FLE is 8.5mm & 40mm and it works ok so 6mm and 39mm should be spot on

@ nbg – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 pm

A 1st proper dress watch for CW!

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 pm

I know this next question can sometimes be a matter of perception, but…

3. What’s the incentive/point to buy another CW watch at full price with yet another sale on the horizon? (4) the frequency of sales and vouchers being issued also seems to give the impression that the watches are overpriced to start with.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 pm

Well firstly… overpriced to start…I don’t think so..

but to answer the question..

firstly whilst our SALES loom large on most of the member’s radar it still is in total and the recent SALES were largely down to us clearing the decks of old logo watches to a relatively low % of annual sales and it comes in concentrated periods…

Also…on our site as we are only online everything is highly visible…whilst other brand sites remain relatively clear…that’s because the retailers and secondary markets do the work for them. Plus very rarely will see you a Limited Edition on sale or on new lines the most you will see is maybe a discount through a loyalty voucher or event promocode…which we give to our database rather than post on the site. So far also our full price sales are extremely strong and that the trend seems to be holding up.

@ SouthLondonEagle – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 pm

Cushion watch? What chance?

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:18 pm

I am sorry for barging in on late hour, greetings to all, especially Chris, but has there been any news about bronze watches, divers in particular? Thanks

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks for explaining. Next question…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Bronze…hang on a moment.

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Here is an AB test for you

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm

4. Any plans for other in-house movements or will you continue to concentrate on development of the SH21?

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Awesome

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Brushed or polished/brushed

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Nice as well…size?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Talk bronze…then I will get to that one Kip

43mm

@ TigerChris – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Put me down for a brushed bronze!

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Brushed

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Brushed  :-)

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Take my money!

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Brushed and polished for me; Yachtmaster, eat your heart out

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Brushed too here, thanks Chris for that great news. Sign me up right away  :)

@ Kansas City Milkman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Neither! (Sorry)

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

40 please

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

And, size?

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Brushed + polished

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Both very nice  :-)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

We might do a smaller version if it goes well

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Brushed and polished is my choice..

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Price around £795

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

But 43 will be first issue?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

For late autumn

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

mm

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Will start saving  ;-)

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

LE or open?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Open

43 will be first issue

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:22 pm

£795 – Wow!

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Will it have a bracelet option?

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

See through case back?

@ ianblyth – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

No bronze for me

@ TigerChris – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

That’s a great price

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Solid back

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Wow!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Kip can you repeat your SH21 question it’s disappeared up the page

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:24 pm

4. Any plans for other in-house movements or will you continue to concentrate on development of the SH21?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:24 pm

Yes we have been working hard on a chronograph version form the SH21 base with our man Frank in Switzerland doing some great stuff. It’s far from being signed off… but we are all hopeful we can get something to market by the close of 2018. In fact, in reality it sounds like nothing has happened since we launched SH21 but actually we could have called the small second and the power reserve sh22 and sh23. Should have done I suppose with the amount of effort that went in. Maybe we should rename them individually a bit like we did with the JJ calibres…thoughts?

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:26 pm

No need

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:26 pm

Good idea – provides clarity

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:26 pm

Not bothered but I’m in the know not sure about non geeks

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:26 pm

Clarity how?

We have a lot of none geeks

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Yeah, milk it. Bremont would have pretended they had about 12 different in-house movements by now, all based off the same one!  :)

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Hard to explain – each JJ is kind of a very different watch.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Good idea

@ TigerChris – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

I would rename them. Different complications, different movement number. Would give each its own identity

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

I’m with Welshlad

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Any non SH21 in house plans?

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Agree with TigerChris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 pm

We will work on that…come up with some suggestions

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Matters to non geeks but all depends on how you market it

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Yes sh24

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Chrono to be SH25?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Why not

With the chrono we will have then have created a really strong base to build upon… and then we focus on bringing the price down by introducing more industrialised processes.

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Any silicone parts?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 pm

My last question….Some say that 38 is too small for a C60 and 43 too big…

Any plans in the pipeline for a for 40mm trident?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Not thinking now…but we did consider on size… sales don’t support that… BUT we have a planned launch date of 2019…for a trident MK3…which…currently… is targeted to introduce a 3rd size of…. 48mm

Typo 40mm

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:32 pm

:-D

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:32 pm

If there isn’t the option how can you base that on sales?

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:32 pm

if you build it, they will come

@ SouthLondonEagle – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

It is not too small. Don’t let anybody persuade you otherwise.

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Hahaha

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

I want 48mm!

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Nick must have got excited there!

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

I want 48mm

@ SouthLondonEagle – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

OK but don’t lose 38mm. Please.

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Hurry up! 2019 is ages

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm

told you!

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Yes.. finally. Come on Chris. Us Gorillas need love

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 pm

We also have in dev a true professional Trident based professional dive collection and this may also include…watches for GTNL (Gorillas That Need Love)

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Sounds expensive

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Woo hoo!!!!

@ SouthLondonEagle – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Meaning?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Meaning bigger than 43

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

:-P

@ SouthLondonEagle – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Ta

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 pm

With a wetsuit everyone gets a gorilla sized wrist!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:36 pm

But earlier than that take a look at this

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@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:36 pm

What do you think this is which isn’t too far away. The clue is in the pics

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Looks thick? Is it

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Like your holiday photos  ;-)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:37 pm

glass box///should wear thinner

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Dial size?

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Looks quite tall, even with the box crystal.

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Nice thin bezel, for a diver

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Liking the ultra domed crystal; vintage style?

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

C65 judging by the file name?

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Thickness please Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Think that’s because you are looking at half a watch. It is a c65 vintage diver

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

That’s beautiful

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Looks interesting!

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

41mm good size too

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

And we think it’s maybe too thin and maybe have to bulk up for a divers watch

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Now, dress it in bronze and you have a buyer (again)!  :D

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

41 is perfect

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

It will also be hand wound as per early dive watches

@ TigerChris – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Looks interesting, sort of ‘heritage diver’ style. But I’m still thinking about the bronze!

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Definitely not too thin

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

The floor is open guys…. go easy and give Chris and/or Mike time to respond

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Chris, any dial specs on the AIR please? – small seconds at 6? Indices?

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Any teasers for the new Motorsport collection?

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

How do you decide which watches will be Limited Edition releases? At the price point sold I can’t imagine that such limited runs are that profitable, but I’m the 316LE so much that I can’t see why it doesn’t become a part of your regular sales.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

Air…not yet. Motorsport give me a moment.

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

OK thanks

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

We also have plans as some of you will have read for a complete new motorsport collection launching in the summer Adrian has made some pics if you are interested….

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

General reaction to the new website launch fiasco and logo

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 pm

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@ Alex r – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Any chance of re issued straps for C6 C20 etc. And would a pin and buckle option be available.

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Ho;l

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Hollow lugs?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Logo get back to…just a bit on the Motorsport

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Orange insert reminds me of Bremont but in a good way

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Partly but almost fully…

What you are looking at is a much more complicated case than you have seen from us before… it’s a 4 part case allowing us to play with colour

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@ TigerChris – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Well, duty calls, I must get some work done, so unfortunately I have to leave. Thanks for giving up your time Chris

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 pm

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@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 pm

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@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

You can see the differences here to the old cases here….and hopefully begin to see the emergence of a handwriting that we are keenly developing

case 1.png

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Cool

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

case evolution.png

and some pics of the sort of look the 6 models we will launch with will have

DETAIL 1.JPG

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Very Bremontesque.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

DETAIL 2.JPG

DETAIL 3.JPG

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

C7 Auto eh? Very interesting.

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

A huge step forwards. Superb.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Thoughts?

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Looks good

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Yippee something at 12!!!!!

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

That is nice

@ jtc – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Wow, applied motif looks great

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:45 pm

Looks good and different to other brands  :-)

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:45 pm

Motif @ 12 nice!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:45 pm

So we expect to launch in the summer after the holidays.

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Loses the big empty space at 12

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Like the dial close-up with flag logo at 12 and the orange second hand

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Perhaps a red band on the case to match the strap

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

4 models…and then 2 further LEs

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

How come bronze launch is autumn? Wouldn’t it be prudent to have it ready for summer, water/patina/etc.?

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Logo at 12 due to demand or choice?

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Interesting slanted case sides.

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Hugely exciting times ahead

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 pm

Prices leading in at £395….£695…£795 and £1595

It is worth saying just how cool this case is in the flesh… I really think it’s one of best pieces of work to date…and has been in work with devices at 12 for over a year as we said it would be a process overtime that the new branding would be released and introduced.

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 pm

Very exciting. Love the Twin Flags.

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 pm

Loving the motif

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm

Is there a quartz….COSC?

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm

It is a great evolution of the case/motif etc.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:49 pm

There is Q COSC LE. The launch package will then be followed up with an SH21 PR version.

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:49 pm

Can we expect a new design for the Moon phase this year?

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Alas I have to depart. Many thanks Chris, Kip & forumites. A hugely exciting chat that has made this gorilla extremely excited about the future. Now take my money for the bronze and the future 45mm diver. Thank again

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Moon Phase …yes in September in C1 40 mm guise

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm

£1595 – automatic chrono? 7750 based?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm

£1595 is a 7750 valjoux

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

How did the new website go live with so many faults?

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Look forward to the new Moon Phase – how much though?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Would you like to see some early pics of C8?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

yes

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:51 pm

yes!

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Any pics of Moon Phase?

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Would love to see some pics of the new Moon Phase

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Moon Phase £1395

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

C8 yes please; has the Flyer been shelved?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Not so much shelved but relaunched

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm.

Ah, ok

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Have a peek here

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@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Massive improvement!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Moon Phase – Adrian didn’t leave me a link … but we will forward soon

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Nice

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Intriquing

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

C8 looks good, but could you change the hands?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 pm

This new look flyer will become a much more together collection and will drop the 38mm versions… concentrating on 44mm versions

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 pm

Really like the steel version.

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 pm

Filled in they look less condomy

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 pm

YES!

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Too big for many though

@ FloridaPhil – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Arghhh

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Do you see a general trend towards larger (e.g., 44mm) watches?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Calling it an MKII?

@ FloridaPhil – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

40mm would be nice

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

On the hands…the success of the C8PR/reg and UTC gave us confidence this is the way to go. Won’t be a Mk2 as it is markedly different

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Love the vintage looking C8, great work

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

44mm is good for an Aviator; C8 PR sells well so why not a basic version

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 pm

Agree on dropping the 38mm

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

The hands look great to me. A strong signature design.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

44mm only…is only the thinking for the Aviation range

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

I like the hands too.

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Noooooo.

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Something for everyone here tonight!  :D

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

C8 PR sells well so why not a basic version??

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Agree on the hands; happy with those on my Regulator

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Expand

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

I liked the hands on the UTC.

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

How come bronze launch is Autumn? Wouldn’t summer launch be more appropriate for bronze diver?

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Sorry; C8 PR sells well so why not a basic version?? ; meant that you have the C8 PR and you are bringing the same ‘signature’ to a regular C8; that was all.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Agree hands on my C8 PR are very legible.

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

You said that the C8s sell best on leather. I take it there are no plans for a bracelet then?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Christmas is x2 the Summer.. :)

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

It’d be great if you could get the bronze diver out for summer  :-D

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

No bracelet plans

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

hehe, true that. I guess, I can’t wait to get my hands on it  :D

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Only so much we can do in a calendar year.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Bracelet :-O

@ jtc – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Any plans for something with a 1 – 12 bezel, for semi second timezone tracking?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Wera tells me patience is a virtue

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

When will the new C8s be launched?

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

She’s right

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Definitely got to go now. Adiós all, and many thanks.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

JTC… not on the table at the moment.

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Chris, out of curiosity, what do you wear as your everyday watch?

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

She’s right but she knows us!!

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Cheers Nick; see you around

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

C8 launch September

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Chris…we are approaching the 1 hour time…you okay for a bit more?

@ smegwina – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

We wish her well for the future

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Been many returns/faults with the SH21 PR?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Trident

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm

of course

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Good taste with the Trident. Easily my fave.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 pm

PR returns…actually less than we expected. There was some teething problem on the first batch but nothing that JJ couldn’t sort… we are happy with its performance to date

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Curious to know how many employees now in the organisation?

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Did you mention possible launch date for AIR, Chris?

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Wearing my Trident at the moment

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:01 pm

Hence the intro into the Morgan collection

Spring 2018 for the AIR is our target – maybe late spring

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:01 pm

Cheers!

@ matski171 – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

Will there be a Trident quartz LE any time soon?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

1 less than last week…38 I think

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

Will there be a chance for non Morgan owners to buy the Morgan collection, or will I have to buy a Morgan?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

Trident Q LE- not planned

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

Can’t wait for a new blue or orange 4pc case 40mm Trident !!!

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

I love the C8 Aero but am not going to buy a Morgan.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm

You need to buy a Morgan but if this collaboration is successful we probably will extend the collection for non Morgan owners

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Laughs, thanks

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Any plans for domed dress watch, something like Junghans Max Bill line and similar?

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Now that’s a very good sign.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Future for quartz with the brand?

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

OK thanks; I’ll keep my Honda then  ;-)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Adrian has left me one more pic to share

…. as the c60 burned orange and kingfisher blue were successful and the recent 316L orange

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm

okay….

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm

How about a follow up 316L like this?

316L.png

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm

:-O

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

wow, that’s a great one

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Domed…no plans on the table

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Really, really love it

@ matski171 – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Lovely +1

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Nice

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Nice. That will sell strongly!

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

You are killing my retirement…

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Wow. Dear god man I only have so much money for Tridents.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

I like that too. My bank account just went into hiding.

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Like that Chris

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Here’s my credit card number. Be gentle…

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Can sit alongside my prototypes…

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

It’s reminding me of my C65 Classic LE …with a bezel

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Not bad for a diver.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:05 pm

Yes, you’ve hit the sweet spot with that!  :-D

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Chris, you’re killing us here…

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Any chance of a matching blue strap with that?

@ jtc – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

See, that with a 1-11…

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

OK … I guess I will put that into production tomorrow

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Please do.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Strap is RT (rubber touch leather) with blue backing…also the blue rubber fits well on it

@ Korkki – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:07 pm

Could you also do a run of spare bezels for old Mk1 C60s; charcoal, khaki, pepsi etc? Please  [-o<

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:07 pm

I’m now saving for the bronze and the blue 316L!!

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

I missed the answer or you missed this question….

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Andrew our head technician has some orders for MK1 bezels in place…not sure but will check

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Any plans to re- release straps for the c2 and c20?

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Dial is one-color or sunburst ? ? Can’t tell, I see two tones of color ?

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

With Debs and Wera gone what’s the plan to fill those huge boots?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

c2 /20 ..NO… but ask me privately I may have some

Dial is one colour but Matt

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Looks more Teal, than blue

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Don’t change a thing with that blue 316L – it’s perfect!  :-D

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:10 pm

The plans are already in place and have structured to take account of the changes.

We have a great opportunity now to move the CS to a more customer facing position in that we will bring it under the marketing department we are also reviewing (an ongoing process) our after sales processes and some other interesting developments are afoot in things like international returns being much easier…through online returns with DHL pick up etc.

@ jtc – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:13 pm

Any plans to pack the boxes better?

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:13 pm

Would this be for International repair returns too?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:13 pm

On the Wizzie the wiz front I am afraid you will have to come up with a name for me as I have the sofa in my office now.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Did you empty first?

@ MiniMpi – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

The infamous sofa

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

…not as pretty I know… but I don’t negotiate as hard

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Hope you still have some hidden gems in the sofa  ;-)

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Emergencyward10

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Could Kip run a poll for ideas?

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Showing your age AVO!

@ ianblyth – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Chrissie the Wizzie

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Might not be as polite as the FLE poll.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

Nice Emergency Ward10…showing your age but I like it.

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

Chris’s Couch?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Has there been any progress made on an orange ceramic bezel for the C60, or is it dead in the water?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

Orange – pretty dead…so far… it is hard not just for us but for lots that have attempted to turn black powder into a vibrant orange. when somebody else cracks it we will swoop in. All the oranges on the market IMO are a bit dirty looking.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

“In the couch?”

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

wardacademy

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 pm

Loving the flag motif at 12, any more pictures?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

I think Mike has some pics on the motif… but may have to wait until tomorrow.

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

Any see through case backs on the tridents?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

See through…no …it compromises ATM.

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

Chris’swardrobe

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

What about the orange rubber on the Seamasters, thoughts?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Send what you have and I will post

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Orange rubber…it’s a maybe

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Orange rubber strap? A bit Oris Aquis…

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Any more Titanium tridents on the horizon?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Titanium – we see it in the new professional range I talked about earlier but that will take a bit of time to polish off.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:20 pm

So no planned changes to the current line up then.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:20 pm

Tridents? Not currently

A question if I may

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

You may

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Where are your heads on smart quartz?

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

No

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Maybe

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

How has the 38mm C65 Vintage been selling? Always strikes me as a nice affordable Explorer alternative.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

I prefer mechanicals. I have enough Quartz already.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Not for me

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Do you mean counting steps and Bluetooth smart?

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Does CW really need it?

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Smart watches? Not my thing but I’m old and don’t like Apple.

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

SQ – Not for this old dinosaur

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

Quite a few GS fans on the forum, the quartz FLE sold out quickly

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

I would love a 3 hand COSC quartz

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

All-black titanium Trident (or something else) – something like speed master moon watch black black, any thoughts?

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

Quartz are also good – but prefer a small second hand dial

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/sp … 445101005/

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

But a CW smart watch?

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

Prefer a high quality COSC quartz to smart quartz.

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

What’s your our thoughts on some of the forum designs?

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm

This is smart like connected I guess

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

If you mean a proper smart watch then no

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

We are thinking connected

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

No

@ Bahnstormer_vRS – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Smart watch;NO

@ Helix Von Smelix – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Nope

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

No – leave that to Apple etc!

@ jtc – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Yuck, software gets old quickly and can be problematic

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

It’s an interesting concept but not for me at the moment. This may not be your target demographic though.

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Too late to the party for that.

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

It’s not your USP; others will probably do it better.

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Nope. Maybe the wrong crowd here though.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Dates too quickly

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Like the tag but it’s too expensive compared to my Garmin

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

ok…. just thought I would ask  :)

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Smart watch are out of date about a day after launch. Not for me.

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Welshlad’s C65 question?

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:24 pm

I don’t really see the point of smart watches. You still need your phone in your pocket so doesn’t really make sense to me.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Unless you can change the logo…

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

What’s a phone?

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Joking btw

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

The C65 vintage is probably one of our best watches

ever… its been a riot

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

A phone is what lots of people use instead of a watch :-O

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

In terms of sales?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:25 pm

In fact all the new logo watches have performed well to date

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

:-(

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

I see it still 20,000 a year?

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

C65 vintage a good seller?

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

…. whether that’s Brexit or the logo or just good watches

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Good to hear, the C65 vintage is a looker.

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

That’s great to hear. Just shows that simple, elegant designs (i.e. not smart watches!) can be really popular.  :)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Is up for debate but it’s definitely all going in the right direction.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Do you have any plans for a skeleton watch?

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Hope you haven’t spent too much on smart watch R&D!

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

LOL

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Lol

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

We can now happily say that 55 per cent of all our sales are now to international destinations.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Why is that nice looking C65 vintage with a green strap 38mm!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm

38mm because it is a vintage look / size

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

International sales are a good thing. Glad to see CW finding success outside of the UK.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Any final questions guys? We have probably taken too much time already. Chris needs a beer!

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Are you doing Salon QP again, or other shows?

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Lots of new US forum members recently.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Or even Wind-Up in New York.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Salon QP…. like many brands and including the Telegraph themselves …let’s say it’s a ?

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Do you need someone to audit your sales figures? I know a retired bank director in Oxfordshire who’d be happy to do it for you….  ;)

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Is he cheap?

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Yes, it nearly beer o’ clock!  :-D

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Product tester over here.

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Wind Up…doesn’t pay.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Fair enough, it’s a small show in an expensive location.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:30 pm

I think it is time to call it a wrap…

@ Amor Vincit Omnia – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Chris, Mike & Kip – thanks so much guys – really informative evening…bring on the AIR!!  :D

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thank You Chris…and Mike for spending part of your evening with us. We really appreciate all the info and the previews..…very exciting!!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Yes beer sounds good.

@ albionphoto – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks Chris, thanks Kip.

@ what-time-is-it – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Many thanks, good to watch and chat.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks a lot Chris, I’ve really enjoyed the chat

@ hughesyn – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks!

@ Thermexman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks a Chris & Kip. Night all. I’ve enjoyed it.

@ Matta – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks for the lots of awesome info Chris, it was great! Thanks Kip for setting all up. Better get that blue 316L out ASAP

@ welshlad – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks Chris that was great. Much appreciated.

@ matski171 – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Many thanks

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Exciting times ahead! Many thanks Chris!

@ Korkki – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thank you Chris

@ Thegreyman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks for the insight to the CW future Chris, enjoy your beer!

@ Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Been a pleasure….. look forward to reading all the bits I missed.

@ golfjunky – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks

@ Kansas City Milkman – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks and well done all. Good stuff

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Chris…I will talk to you soon….

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

This has been very interesting – thanks!

Christopher Ward – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

You will and thanks for organising again Kip…top stuff

@ stefs – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Night all

@ jvspin – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks for taking the time of the Q and A!

@ blairgscott – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:33 pm

Thanks for everything you’ve shared today.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:33 pm

The transcript will be available from Ianblyth in a day or so….

@ suicidal_orange – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:33 pm

looking forward to it having missed the beginning

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks again Chris and Mike…Goodnight.

@ ianblyth – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:34 pm

Transcript at weekend. Have busy couple of days.

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:35 pm

Thank you also to everyone who participated…well done.

@ EddieTheBeast – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:35 pm

bb4n

@ Kip – Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:36 pm

Sounds great Ian…Thank you

Finis..

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