CW 2021 Forum Watch of the Year

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Which model is the most significant introduction of 2021 for Christopher Ward?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:32 am

C1 Wordglow
1
1%
C63 Sealander Automatic
33
36%
63 Sealander GMT
18
20%
C63 Sealander Elite
3
3%
C60 #tide
3
3%
C60 Anthropocene GMT
2
2%
C60 Concept (LE 210)
30
33%
C63 Colchester
1
1%
 
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I voted for the C60 Concept.

I think it undoubtedly meets the brief.

A watch that has people who wouldn’t bother looking at the brand, discussing it.

A watch that has people that routinely spend significant sums of a watch looking at it and thinking - yes they do know what they are doing.

A watch designed and executed with input and work from a couple of the heavy hitters of haute horology.

The C63 range is nice but…

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I went for a C63 Sealander Automatic. It sets a benchmark for value at the price and is a nod to the alleged demand for smaller watches (yuck). It's not for me but I see it as more important for the brand going forward. It's a high quality entry level piece which should build demand for the brand.

I own a C60 Concept and it is a great achievement. It's not going to build the number of new owners that the C63 will. It's a halo piece. It might be followed in 2023 or 2034 with something else very special but it's for afficionados and those who are already into watches. Both the C60 Concept and #tide may point towards a new design for the C60 Trident Mk IV but it is the Sealander which will have the greatest impact overall.
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I went Concept as it does show what CW can do.

I reckon the tide is perhaps the most important in terms of raising awareness of environmental issues.

On a different note, I wis there was going to be a forum watch for 2021.
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The C60 Concept is an aspirational model. It adds gravitas to the whole of Christopher Ward’s offerings. It announces: look what we can do! And what CW can do is pretty dang amazing. Not only can it amaze at the top end, but it can amaze throughout the line. All models benefit from the Concept lift. That the Sealander collection draws new buyers in for the value proposition, a great build and design at an affordable price, it fuels the fire for the higher end watches.

I don’t own a Concept. I don’t own a Sealander. I think the Concept embodies the notions of the Watch of the Year. It gets my vote.
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When I first encountered CW it was because of the Trident range of divers, they were very appealing and were the bedrock of what CW were offering (or so it seemed to me). Over the last couple of years I've been active on the forum CW seem to have been distilling their experience, and that knowledge seems to have solidified in to the C63 range. Most non watch nuts are not looking for WIS complications; they want a simple three hander with a compelling dial and, perhaps, a date. An attractive price point is central, along with the new logo placement. The C63 auto is the watch with which to plough a new furrow, along with its GODO credentials. It's a great concept but it's not a Concept.

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For me it's the Concept driving CW forward.

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Another vote for the C63 Auto, it's all been said already.
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thomcat00 wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:37 am The C60 Concept is an aspirational model. It adds gravitas to the whole of Christopher Ward’s offerings. It announces: look what we can do! And what CW can do is pretty dang amazing. Not only can it amaze at the top end, but it can amaze throughout the line. All models benefit from the Concept lift. That the Sealander collection draws new buyers in for the value proposition, a great build and design at an affordable price, it fuels the fire for the higher end watches.

I don’t own a Concept. I don’t own a Sealander. I think the Concept embodies the notions of the Watch of the Year. It gets my vote.
Although i do think the Concept is a nice watch and a move forward for CW, who has actually looked up and seen what CW can do? apart from the usual paid for reviews, ones from the usual fanboys and fashion mags i cant see any industry/journalistic praise for it. My views were also echoed the other day when a member asked why there were no reviews of the Sealander (i think). Why does CW not get kudos outside of this forum and the FB group that so many think it should?
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Got to be the C60 Concept. CW is moving forward and it shows what it is capable of. C63 sealander range is a great set of watches.
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Scottish Watches sum it up beautifully.

“If a 300m, titanium case, COSC certified fully skeletonized watch isn’t enough for you this 210 piece limited edition has another stand out feature; the price. Each individually numbered piece has a cost of £3,495. That’s £3,495 for an automatic movement with a 5-day power reserve, hand finishing and the famous 60/60 guarantee. Beat that.”
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nbg wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:21 pm I voted for the C60 Concept.

I think it undoubtedly meets the brief.

A watch that has people who wouldn’t bother looking at the brand, discussing it.

A watch that has people that routinely spend significant sums of a watch looking at it and thinking - yes they do know what they are doing.

A watch designed and executed with input and work from a couple of the heavy hitters of haute horology.

The C63 range is nice but…

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Another vote for the Concept. Simply superb achievement by CW.
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Undoubtedly the Concept for me. I usually start to wobble if I wear the same watch for 2 days, I've been wearing this one for weeks on end and have no inclination to swap it.

It's a stunning achievement and elevates the brand to new levels. It's a beautiful looking watch, and just as importantly wears brilliantly too - so light and well balanced. Whilst I appreciate some of the arguments for the Sealander, the Concept takes CW's most famous watch (the C60) and moves it on to a whole other level - the epitome of 'Watch of the Year'
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golfjunky wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:29 pm
Although i do think the Concept is a nice watch and a move forward for CW, who has actually looked up and seen what CW can do? apart from the usual paid for reviews, ones from the usual fanboys and fashion mags i cant see any industry/journalistic praise for it. My views were also echoed the other day when a member asked why there were no reviews of the Sealander (i think). Why does CW not get kudos outside of this forum and the FB group that so many think it should?
Would you care to elaborate on this rather sweeping, generalised statement, please, Greg? Perhaps name some names?

As to the paucity of reviews on the Sealander? Yes, there was a recent request for video reviews on the somewhat niche C63 Sealander Elite;- C63 Elite - Where are all the video reviews and there does seem to be a bit of a shortage for that specific model.

However, considering the C63 Sealander Automatic and GMT, a quick Google search throws up at least a dozen Video reviews on YouTube.

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