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    Baselworld 2022 Cancelled

    https://www.watchpro.com/breaking-ne...rld-cancelled/

    Cant say I'm surprised as its been on the decline for a while. Wonder if the end of it is nigh.

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    It's not what it once was, but still an enjoyable visit and experience for any WIS. I'll miss it if it goes (my dad lives not far away, so I've been often over the years).

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    Isn't this old news? WatchesAndWonder has taken up the mantel now?

    https://campaigns.hautehorlogerie.or...2_5_Oct_EN.pdf
    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 12th November 2021 at 22:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Isn't this old news? WatchesAndWonder has taken up the mantel now?

    https://campaigns.hautehorlogerie.or...2_5_Oct_EN.pdf
    Baselworld had planned a mini fair in Geneva at the same time as W&W 2022 a few blocks away. They had 10 or so exhibitors booked in, which they are now canceling.

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    Had some really great days out at Basel, have missed it over the last couple of years.

    Always got the impression that it was like the Peoples Front of Judea and the Judean Peoples Front with them and Geneva shows.

    Hopefully well be ok to get to/from Geneva in April

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Baselworld had planned a mini fair in Geneva at the same time as W&W 2022 a few blocks away. They had 10 or so exhibitors booked in, which they are now canceling.
    Thanks for the clarification! And hope no offence verv.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Had some really great days out at Basel, have missed it over the last couple of years.

    Always got the impression that it was like the Peoples Front of Judea and the Judean Peoples Front with them and Geneva shows.

    Hopefully well be ok to get to/from Geneva in April

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    Ive been once only so wasnt aware of that! Cheers.

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. HHGTTG


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Thanks for the clarification! And hope no offence verv.
    No offense to me.

    I think this was a cry for help from Baselworld who can not accept that they have disappeared slowly but surely. Outrageous prices and agreements, poor management made The Swatch Group drop out first.
    Several followed and when the pandemic came, they started by moving the fair to a time that the exhibitors did not accept. The next move was not to pay back the advance payments without a bad attempt
    at parts of it. This made Rolex & PP jump off as well and then they hit the last nail in the coffin without realizing that now it's over. Baselworld will not come again, but there will probably be a total restructuring
    of the whole concept. Provided W&W 2022 will happen (which everyone hopes), they are the ones that will be the Swiss watch fair in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    https://www.watchpro.com/breaking-ne...rld-cancelled/

    Cant say I'm surprised as its been on the decline for a while. Wonder if the end of it is nigh.
    ^^^ I would have thought so. I thought after Rolex and PP quit it its days were numbered.

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