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Christopher Ward is producing just 250 examples of the C900 Single Pusher with a list price of £2,450 (~75), which is a truly astounding price for a mechanical monopusher chronograph. Consider the Bell and Ross WWI Monopusher which sells for ~00 USD, the Longines L27764213 Single Push-Piece Column Wheel Chronograph at 50, or even the Corum Centro Monopusher which will set you back around ,000. The monopusher chronograph is a rare and expensive complication so it's noteworthy that Christopher Ward has produced one, let alone an example for less than four thousand dollars and still backed by a five year warranty. For those in the market for an interesting, rare and great looking watch, the Christopher Ward C900 should definitely make the cut.
There is also the matter of the moon phase. It is a retrograde style moon phase indicator that has the moon moving back and forth versus in one continuous revolution on a disc. The photo realistic moon phase disc is said to be hand-painted by local artists in Le Locle Switzerland. Last, the moon phase indicator is accurate to 122 years or so given that it sets the moon phase by its more true cycle of 29 days, 12 hours, and 44 minutes. Most less expensive moon phase indicators have the cycle set to 29.5 days.
The second element of this larger idea is related to product. If people have this new found idea to buy watches for kids, then they need to have a good idea of what to buy. It is true that many watches out there right now would be good for kids, but I really think they either needed to be touted as such, or at least packaged as such. Most kid's watches should be smaller than those for full-grown adults, less expensive, but at the same time items that assert similar values. If you want to buy clothes or toys for a kid, you know where to go. If you want to buy a watch, you are much more on your own. The industry needs to package the concept much better. This means new ranges of watches for kids or repackaging existing products for kids. Don’t make the consumer work too hard to find the right item. Give them easy choices that range from fun to formal, sporty to silly. And make them more mainstream. Brands like Swatch are an obvious choice to start all this.
A few websites online seem to disagree as to the movement used in this watch. Gevril however makes it clear that the Corsaro uses the Technosablier SEDD3C6912 caliber. The what? I have never even heard of movement maker Technosablier up to this point. Google their name and visit their website. You'll get a laugh. They claim the movements are Swiss made but I would put money against it. My feelings are that all Technosablier movements are made in China - with perhaps some final assembly in Switzerland (and that is giving them the benefit of the doubt). While the layout does remind you of the popular Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750, the movement itself looks like some other Chinese movements I have seen. I have no idea what the quality of these movements are - but I can say that it won't be as good at the 7750 or its Sellita clone the SW500.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Mad for Reverso watch is a fun way to enjoy Mad Men off the screen. As I mentioned, it is a highly limited piece. Only 25 will be made at a price of ,450.
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