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Hi all, I have no particular experience in watches. So here is a question to hopefully gain myself some insight in the different facets of watches, brands etc...

As I read some articles and followed links on watch sites I came a cross the CW watch as being named well worth the money and cheap in comparison to major brand - exspense / quality rating.

My question is about this; How is the comparison ( exspense / quality ) rating concerning CW malvern automatic and an Christiaan vd Klauw Vesta automatic watch ( Eta 2824-2 ).

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DB, perhaps you could post a link so we could compare the watches. I can't find anything by Googling the information you provided.

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I am having trouble with my browser but here it goes....

Vesta model automatic - ETA 2824-2

Vesta older model manual wind - Peseux 7040

I am trying to link to the webpages but as im said having trouble the person who wrote these pages ( in dutch ) are very informative and have some outstanding pics....imho.

Here is an english information like page about van der klauw watch.
The Vesta is probably the cheapest model he made and is out of production, I think.

High end and Satelite mondial version

A link to his website so you can get some info at first hand.

Present website CvK
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DB, I think you could expect that a Van Der Klaauw watch to be greatly decorated. Therefor it will be quite expensive, maybe too expensive if you look at the movement. The name 'Van Der Klaauw' will also cost you a whole lot.
For a CW on the other hand, you don't have to pay for the name etc. But you can expect good decoration (golden movement, blued screws, decorated dial) and an overall good watch.
The movement is the same, great working ETA 2824-2.
We could say that a CW is worth its costs.
A Van Der Klaauw is undoubtly a bit more decorated and you could say its nicer. But you pay very much for the name.. it's not really worth it if you ask me :wink:
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In the last link, those are beautiful watches. Incredible work. Somehow I don't think those watches are in the same price range as CW. Essentially, if it's the same movement, you're left to compare aesthetics, price, customer service, etc.
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Yes those last link watches are I think in an overall other price category and probably also in an other technically category. The Vesta would probably cost around 1250 GBP. Which from your info I gather is technially in the same category as CW. Its plain decorated but as I said I am not to well into it all. Except that I am looking for some general info so to speak to see If I even without the proper knowledge can balance it all off.

Hoped someone here had experience with both watches...


Well at least I think there were some nice watch pics, as I have seen here some great watch pics aswell. Compliments for the site !
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