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    Quote Originally Posted by sys12345 View Post
    With all the MRT issues... i doubt i would like to be reminded each time i look at the caseback!!!
    That way just pulling the legs of smrt. I myself was stuck in three out of the few smrt major incident... I guess you have seem the reply to your "120" enquiry. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceheller View Post
    Now that ball watch has officially landed here, would anyone be interested in a ball watch that is dedicated to Sg. Ball watch has issue limited edition watch to Taiwan, Japan and middle east. THG got Sinn to occasionally do one U series for them and Azimuth did one anti-clocwise watch to celebrate national day. Surely, the number of BALL fans here in Sg is much larger than the ball watch Facebook "like".
    So why should ball watch not do one for us esteem BALLers in Sg. Maybe a simple fireman series design with a see-through case back that has Sg flag printed on the rear glass to commemorate Sg success. And since it is a fireman series, it would be more affordable. And maybe, special price would be given to multiple ball watch owners like a handful of us here. What do you think?
    Dear Iceheller,

    I think this is really a good idea especially this is from the Ball fan and Ball supporter and we will feedback this to the management is Swiss.
    Maybe we won't see it so soon as the basel fair in Swiss is just over but we will try to work it out hopefully we can have our own Limited Edition soon.
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    Great idea, I'd want to get one if it's going to be a reality.

    A merlion will be a good representation of Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldjaffa View Post
    Great idea, I'd want to get one if it's going to be a reality.

    A merlion will be a good representation of Singapore
    Thanks theoldjaffa, i will try to suggest a merlion at the caseback for you..
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    the number of ball watch owners here may be limited, however i am sure that there are many ball watch owners who are not login into this forum. so a realistic target of 150 or 300 is feasible depending on the price of watch.

    low production number means higher cost to customers, higher production number may result in lower cost to customers for a specific model.

    i have come across a brand where the faithful followers wanted a sg edition of the watch, the group even design the dial, case back, etc, specifying which movement as well. they met with the local brand distributor and communicated with the headquarters as well. in the end, the plan fell through because by the time the brand owner decided to have a go ahead, it was more than 12 months since the start of discussion.

    then there was another brand which wanted to come about something for local market. convince the local followers to put money up front. a friend of mine paid full price for the watch without seeing the final product. the understanding was that the launching price will be higher than those who pre-ordered. guess what on the actual day of launch, the brand sold the watch @ a lower price to another buyer that my friend paid for. my friend swore never ever to buy from that brand again.

    the idea is itself is good to forge an identity, however there are many concerns coming from brand itself, the faithful followers of the country, watch design, etc. more important, when the final product is ready, will those who expressed interests pull the plug last minute?
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    Just to add another point...

    The potential buyers of such a LE may not necessary be an existing Ball watch owner. I would consider any brand that has a nice looking SG LE (if it is not excessively overpriced), as it would be something meaningful to me.
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    Even if its country specific, do not forget that there will be potential demand from WISes beyond Singapore. As long as the design is appealing, there will be a strong demand. Case in point: Steinhart Black Sea, designed by the Russians for the Russian forum members. Yet, WUS members from all over the world are trying to get their hands on one, despite of the very limited product nos.
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    Let's hope BALL Swiss will not look too much into the monetary gain but as a reward for BALL Sg fans so that they can make a quick decision to have or not to have. This will prevent the slow death of waiting endlessly and finally give up hope . I think (correct me if I wrong) it shouldn't be so diffcult because the only change is the dial and the case back design and the rest follow the Fireman series (movement, size, watch case, strap,...).

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    All your thoughts came through my mind when I started the thread. Though I maybe hot-headed when I see injustice, I am some time cool. Fireman series is so call the entry watch for BALL so won't hurt our pocket too much and beside I suggest special price for repeat BALL watch owners. WaHahaha. And as mr TANWL said it, cost should not be everything, who know we would reprocicate back with more purchase.

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    Some of these ideas put up are really worth considering, IMO. Like what Mr Iceheller has put forth, the concept can be somewhat a form of "reciprocating" current Ball Watch fans to have a Ball watch that is designed to capture hearts; to be wanting; to be owned. Even Mr pegasi agrees that new Ball Watch owners may be 'borned' from such a probable project. As for price range, I reserve comments at this point.

    In fact as I was typing this post, some ideas came to my mind - if such a model does come about eventually, Ball Watch (BW) can have a 'reward' structure of sort, like to give certain discount rate for current BW owners to purchase an LE/SE model. All one has to do is to show that he/she has at least a Ball watch to obtain the discount. This can also be enhanced to a range of discounts given, for example, one watch owned=10%; two=20%; three or more=35%, etc. In this manner, it 'rewards'/'reciprocates' the fans.

    Then how do you capture new owners? Simple, just reverse the above on potential owners for example, someone wants to buy a LE/SE model but as he/she has no Ball watch to enjoy the discount, he/she will have to pay the full price. BW can offer this new (potential) owner a certain discount for the next Ball watch purchase he/she makes, may be w/in a certain time frame. With this, more BW owners may likely grow.

    I thought this can see current owners being 'rewarded' and new owners 'found'.

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