Can We Still Take Limited Editions Seriously

Post Reply
User avatar
koimaster
Founder
Posts: 40382
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon, Thanks for visiting! Now go back home!
Contact:

Can We Still Take Limited Editions Seriously

Post by koimaster » May 17th 2020, 10:15am

Have the last two decades been some of the most turbulent in watchmaking history?

It does seem to be the case because everything we thought we knew about the industry has changed in unprecedented ways.

Having an interesting collection of products and a worldwide retail network supported by effective marketing and communication in a selection of equally tasteful publications is not cutting it anymore.

The current consumer seems to be completely different from the one of ten years ago, who, by the way, is not the same one as ten years before that even if it might be the same person.

Watch collectors and connoisseurs also change due to the impact that, for example, social media has on the industry. And brick-and-mortar stores are closing as more and more people shop online.

https://quillandpad.com/2020/05/17/can- ... reprise-2/
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 3303
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Can We Still Take Limited Editions Seriously

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 17th 2020, 10:22am

Can we take them seriously?


No.


End of story.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H.P. Lovecraft

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
User avatar
Falstaff
Watchlord WIS
Posts: 7854
Joined: August 31st 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Can We Still Take Limited Editions Seriously

Post by Falstaff » May 17th 2020, 1:27pm

While the concept of a limited edition has certainly been devalued by the vast numbers of "limited editions" churned out by every dewy-eyed kickstarter with watchmaking pretensions, access to a Chinese parts catalog and a minimum order with Guangzhou factory, there remain some limited edition offerings from reputable marques with long term real-world value.
"The killer awoke before dawn. He put his boots on. He took a face from the ancient gallery - and he walked on down the hall."

The Doors
Post Reply

Return to “General Watch talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest