Chaykin

Jan 11, 2021,16:41 PM
 

I wonder how the Joker and my piece below have impacted Chaykin’s profile and overall business.  No question these pieces brought attention but I wonder if there has been a material impact in demand for other pieces or his clocks as a result of this series.  Or, has it just been a cash flow positive that’s allowed other good and more meaningful stuff to continue








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Good point, I think this is always an interesting open problem to study for a brand: to which extent does the success (or lack thereof!) of a model affect/trickle down to the rest of the offering?

 
 By: FabR : January 11th, 2021-19:47
As I leave this answer to the KC experts, let me congratulate you on a great-looking piece...easily one of the most attractive KC around!👍

I know the year before he launched the Joker he had a very hard time selling his watches

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 12th, 2021-01:32
The succes of the Joker will def have put more attention to his other watches but can’t tell you if there selling like hot cakes now . I def would love to add another watch from his collection at some point to join my beloved Joker ...  

In part many of the watches, the Joker and Clown and those variants included, have a limited audience.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : January 12th, 2021-04:51
For example the Russian Time, Decalogue or Hijra would have very specific buyers, so it’s hard to gauge. I really like the style of the Lunokhod but I think it’d be a monster on my wrist for sure.

The Lunokhod is indeed a amazing but very large watch

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 12th, 2021-06:10
I like the Carpe diem a lot and the Cinema (also a bit to big)

That was me.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : January 13th, 2021-18:16
I passed on the Joker originally as I thought it wouldn’t fit. Then I got to see one in person and was happily surprised.

How thick is it?

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : January 14th, 2021-06:22

13.7mm. So a little thick. But its well balanced, and it doesn’t feel thick or chunky on the wrist.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : January 14th, 2021-15:48
Bezel, case shape allow it to wear well (visually).

I agree, but it’s odd that would be true on this forum. Chaykin has been a member of AHCI since 2010. Long before these watches.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : January 13th, 2021-10:14
For me, it was the Cinema Watch in 2013 when I first heard of him or perhaps it was the first time I saw something that made me look further.

Like the Nautilus! Oops :)

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : January 14th, 2021-15:48