Christopher Ward interview scheduled

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Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby kip » June 2nd 2015, 5:55pm

The chat will be on Wednesday June 10th. It will start at GMT 21:00 and will last for approximately 1 hour.

We are going to do things similar to what has been done successfully on the Christopher Ward Forum. We will start the Chat with about 5 questions. I will ask the questions and Chris can answer these without interruption. We will then go to an open chat where you can ask anything you wish. We feel that we may actually be able to get more questions and answers with this format.

You may post your questions below. The top 5 questions and/or the ones of most interest to everyone are the ones that I will ask Chris to start. Please have your questions posted by June 8th.

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

UK time is GMT +1 = 22:00

EDT time is GMT -4 = 17:00

For anyone that may be confused about the time zone...try this link.

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

We do realize that the time will not suit everyone, but it really is the best we can do for the majority of timezones as well as coordinating with the busy schedule of Christopher Ward.

I hope to see you all there.

The chat will be available via the "Chatbox" link on the index page.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby Racer-X » June 2nd 2015, 7:09pm

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Really great this could be arranged!
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2015, 11:41pm

:bvbvbv:

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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2015, 11:41pm

:bvbvbv:

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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby biglove » June 3rd 2015, 4:38am

Fantastic!

We are normally GMT-6 but have Daylight Savings Time in place at the moment. Hoping I can make it.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby foghorn » June 3rd 2015, 12:47pm

My question:


Now that you have established a US presence in the form of the showroom in NH are there any plans to go beyond the internet and , eventually , go into a "brick and mortar" environment, either in Europe or the US??? Or perhaps have a US authorized service center?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby jason_recliner » June 3rd 2015, 2:32pm

Wow! Well done Kip, Alain and the Lords. I don't know what that time works out to in Perth hours but if I can't be there live, I'm already looking forward to reading it afterwards.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby Jamesbee » June 4th 2015, 1:09am

Looking forward to this! Cheers Kip.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby kip » June 5th 2015, 4:09am

One question posted in 2 days!!! :o

I thought you guys would have plenty.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby biglove » June 5th 2015, 4:25am

I would be interested in seeing CW offer more women's dress/dive watches, some with diamond hour markers. Any plans for such in the works?

Love the C60 line; but have to admit the lume is its weakest point. Great color choices with the Superluminova but for a dive watch it fades too quickly. Any plans for using Tritium in the future? Ball seems to have done so quite tastefully.

In my opinion the C60 diver is a great take on the Submariner with enough differences to take it far beyond a homage. Would love to see a Titanium diver, new hour/minute hand styles. Is Titanium in the future for CW?

Any thoughts on designing a watch based off of the Patek Nautilus?

Sorry these aren't more "high brow," but I have owned four CW watches and these are some things I would like to see in future models.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby Airframer » June 5th 2015, 10:01am

Are there any plans for watches similar to the single pusher chronograph and world timer, but utilizing a smaller case size/movement? A smaller JJ Calibre?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby foghorn » June 5th 2015, 4:21pm

The listed price for service on your site for quartz analog is the same as for mechanical analog-$105.00.
I would think the mechanical would be a bit more "labor intensive" and subsequently costlier. (105.00 in these parts for a mechanical is extremely reasonable)
Is the quartz service expensive or is the mechanical underpriced?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby foghorn » June 5th 2015, 4:25pm

kip wrote:One question posted in 2 days!!! :o

I thought you guys would have plenty.







I'm sure the questions will come now that the weekend is here and the booze flows more freely. :mrgreen:
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby Racer-X » June 5th 2015, 4:54pm

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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby tiktok » June 5th 2015, 11:33pm

Very much like the C8 fliegers. 1) Do you feel there is any qualitative difference between the ETA and the Sellita movements and 2) would you consider making a sterile dial/no date version to be true to historical reference? 3) Could you talk about your new in-house movement that is starting to appear in some of your line and what this holds for the future of the brand?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby bedlam » June 6th 2015, 1:12am

Does Chr Ward have a phobia of putting fully indexed bezels on a dive watch?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby jason_recliner » June 6th 2015, 3:59am

Hi Kip, are you able to discuss please the nature of your British and Swiss brick and mortar facilities, and those in other countries, vis-a-vis relative contributions to your watches?
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby jaw » June 6th 2015, 11:34am

Hey Kip,

It's your pilot line that resonates with me the most - I own an early C8 with the smaller hands and still like it. I am however, challenged to find another CW from a different line that compels me to buy again.

Your homage approach has been acknowledged by many. To me, the C60 mentioned above is more of an homage at the component level - an assortment of design cues from other watches combined (e.g. Rolex-ish markers, Bremont hands). So, now that you have your own movements I'm wondering when can we expect more original designs to go with them?

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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby jaw » June 6th 2015, 12:18pm

tiktok wrote:Very much like the C8 fliegers. 1) Do you feel there is any qualitative difference between the ETA and the Sellita movements and 2) would you consider making a sterile dial/no date version to be true to historical reference? 3) Could you talk about your new in-house movement that is starting to appear in some of your line and what this holds for the future of the brand?


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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby foghorn » June 8th 2015, 11:26am

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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby kip » June 8th 2015, 11:45am

Thanks for the bump.

I have put together a pretty good group of questions for Chris. I do hope that many will there!!
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby foghorn » June 8th 2015, 12:52pm

I hope there will be someone copying the goings on for those of us who might not make it live.
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby Racer-X » June 8th 2015, 1:15pm

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For the Time-Zone challenged...
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby biglove » June 8th 2015, 3:30pm

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For the Time-Zone challenged...


Thanks, Russ.

I was just about to, embarrassingly, ask for clarification. Stupid DST screw up my GMT-6 mindset. :(
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Re: Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Postby ocean » June 8th 2015, 5:16pm

Now that you have an in house movement, what escapement are you using? Is the barrel new or is it from stock parts?
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