svaglic wrote:Try to get ladies watches that aren’t quartz, encrusted with gaudy fake diamonds and in stupid colors like Pink and other pastel colors, plus MOP dials. I think watch designers hate women so they make ugly cheap watches for us.
: I completely agree there, and hate gaudy, tasteless, loud, bling watches. Come to think of it a lot of watches with real diamonds fit that category too.Quartz
: Ah, this is where I disagree having studied the market. I want to give the women in my family nice mechanical timepieces. They all want quartz. The same is very true of market research where only a tiny fraction of women are into collecting mechanical watches and the vast, vast majority want a quartz where generally they don't need to set it so often or worry about winding it and it's lighter. Have you grabbed some of those recessed minuscule crowns on some ladies watches? I'd hate winding many of those too. So as a store, the niche we need to fill for ladies watches in particular is mostly quartz, but we have mechanical too. The only areas in the store that I see having quartz are ladies watches, and some chronos. For chronos, mecha-quartz can help make some affordable. Great example are our Straton Legeras: The same style of watch is available in both VK mecha-quartz, and the much more expensive ETA Valjoux 7750/7753.
Anyhow, back to mechanicals in ladies sizes, we're working on some 36mm or 38mm NH35A-based ladies watches. I prefer 38mm as that makes them unisex and our female market is only 8% or so. Not our brand, just a custom build project watch of 50 or less using a nice enamel acquired dial: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ELmdr8JOgaet-BEME3NxF9U26AtHAvgZ/view?usp=sharingMother-of-Pearl
: Also have to disagree on this one but it may just come down to possibly that we have differences in personal taste. I love some MOP watches and they've been extremely popular and always sold out first (including men's watches like the Arcturus LC-1) vs the non-MOP dials.