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Christopher Ward interview scheduled

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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