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Last edited: 30 March, 2012 - 14:18
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Here are the numbers:Total Completed Survey: 82 (100%)How many Collectors' Forum 3 Watches should be produced? Assume the watch will sell for 8000 CHF or less100 31.5% 200 28.8% 500 27.4% Unlimited 12.3% Should anyone who wants one be able to qualify for the watch? Yes 53.3% No 46.7% Should applications for the watch only be through this forum?Yes 89.0% No 11.0% Should IWC Boutiques be able to sell this watch independently of the Forum?Yes 22.5% No 77.5%Should other IWC dealers be able to sell this watch independently of the Forum?Yes 17.5% No 82.5% My comments:--Everyone is divided on quantities. I think we need enough to satisfy collectors here and but not have so many to lose exclusivity. The 200 number at least is a middle ground. Some comments suggested a period of "open enrollment" and quantities geared to that.--The second question of mine wasn't well-worded. IT could have meant that people here might not get the watch b ut only "insiders". That wasn't my intent. Many of the comments (which are difficult to show here) said that amny active forum member should qualify. I concur with that. I'd also rather err on the side of being slightly liberal than restrictive.--I think almost everyone thinks applicatiosn should be through this forum, and a large majority are opposed to sales outside of the forum. IF the project proceeds we might need to use boutiques for payment/delivery for technical reasons, though.Your comments?
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Alan Ross Wrote:Michael,Your analysis is sound.I voted against the sale by boutiques or ADs. What I was concerned about was the sale outside of the Forum. For those not located near a boutique delivery by an AD is fine. I just don't think independent sales should be permitted.Also, I think Forum members should get first preference. Let's say anyone with over 500 posts gets first choice for a day or two. Then other Forum members can participate. I do not wish to exclude anyone, but active participation should mean something.200 watches I think is optimistic; I think 100 is more likely the best. One way to gauge interest is to take a $1000 non refundable deposit after the watch design is announced. then the limited edition number can be announced.Just my opinion.
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