1. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Oct 10, 2017

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    Good morning all.

    Does Basel World allow for non-Industry people to attend?

    As a serial collector, I would really like to go!

    Any advice welcomed:)

    Regards,

    Simon
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 10, 2017

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    I think anyone can go - you just buy tickets don't you?
     
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  3. elbeik

    elbeik Oct 10, 2017

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    I think just like any other fair, first days are media / industry only and then it opens to the public.
     
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  4. dtf

    dtf Oct 10, 2017

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    Tickets are fairly cheap too I think.
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 10, 2017

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    The problem is getting there and finding a room; especially for anyone flying from a different continent! ;)
     
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  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 10, 2017

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    It's been my dream to go to Baselworld. But all my friends always said, if we go there we must prepare the war fund to at least purchase something from there. So my question to anyone who had ever attended Baselworld before:

    Can we purchase anything on the spot inside the Baselworld ?

    I probably the only one in my group of friends that wanted so bad to go to Baselworld...to see and purchase some Swatch !
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 12, 2017

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    I don't 'know' but I'd be amazed if you couldn't buy watches there... there must be a reason why TAG have all those booths.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 12, 2017

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    Baselworld is an odd event.

    It's primary focus is as a trade show, but it does sell tickets to the public. What this allows you to do is look at the new watches through the windows of the stands- TAG Heuer is quite accessible and you can get quite close.

    What you won't be able to do is see and touch the watches in person, or buy them/ place an order. Unless you have an appointment you don't get to go inside to any booths and try anything on- at least for the big brands...the smaller brands in the outer halls would be a better bet. And you won't get an appointment unless you are a dealer/ media/ high value customer

    Accomodation is difficult, but it's not too far from Zurich

    So why go? Well, it can be a great way of meeting up with other watches lovers.

    I've often thought about organising an event with TAG Heuer to bring Calibre 11 readers together and to make sure that everyone gets that access to the new watches....maybe some time with TAG Heuer to explain the new watches. If there is interest, then I can revisit the idea
     
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