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Michael Friedberg Wrote:Far be it from me to tell anyone how to run their business, but to me the trick would be to replace the entry level segment with a new in-house movement that could be slightly more, but not say almost double in price. That may not be possible, however, without compromising quality.
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The UK Greg Wrote:To qualify for Geneva Seal over 50% of the cost of production would have to be done in the Canton of Geneva plus other manufacturing criteria which I am sure IWC could comply with. So in short it will not happen until IWC relocates to the Canton of Geneva.
MARIAN42 Wrote:Well, for me not having the Geneve seal simply belong to the the qoute "IWC is different". I like it the way without it, similarly to the fact of not having the chronometer seal. Because "we" go further than that :o) And for Geneve also geographically ;o)
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ShaneIwc Wrote:Personally I think it would be a mistake to move away from the entry level models with the non in house (ETA) movements, as I think it will stop a lot of novices from falling in love with IWC in the first place and therefore affect their long term viability. My first IWC was a Portofino with an ETA movement, I now own 17 IWC's with a mix of in house and outsourced movements, if it wasn't for my first Portofino I might never have purchased an IWC ( but then again I have wanted a Da Vinci PPC since I was a kid) so I might still be an IWCAHOLIC.
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Best regards,Jim"We are the other people, we are the other people...you're the other people too!" Frank Zappa