CWL discovery survey

Discuss Christopher Ward watches

Which did you discover first?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:46 pm

1. CWL website
54
71%
2. CWL forum
2
3%
3. Essentially at the same time
18
24%
4. Don't recall
2
3%
 
Total votes: 76

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Same time, practically, having heard about both via another forum.
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The CWL website first - by following a link from a Watches thread on a car based forum. No coincidence that owners/followers of classic cars seem to have an equally unhealthy (expensive) penchant for watches :)
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Saw an advert in Aviation Classics Mag, it had a full page showing the C8 Vintage, I had to have one !

Just opened my package 10 mins ago with the Cream C8 with vintage strap... looks great but too big for my wee wrist I am afraid ... will be exchanging it for a gold C5 Malvern, looks classy !!
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Got chatting to a chap whilst window shopping at Charles Fox, Bournemouth, October 2010.

He mentioned CWL which I googled when I got home, and the rest is history.

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omegaman3 wrote:Saw an advert in Aviation Classics Mag, it had a full page showing the C8 Vintage, I had to have one !

Just opened my package 10 mins ago with the Cream C8 with vintage strap... looks great but too big for my wee wrist I am afraid ... will be exchanging it for a gold C5 Malvern, looks classy !!
The C5 cream aviator is lovely too...
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Late in '08, looking for 18th birthday present for my god-daughter, not impressed with high-street jewellers' collections, so googled "British Watch" and found CW site. Problem solved! 8)
Looked in occasionally over the next 2.5 years, but I had 2 Omegas and a couple of quartz cheapies...who could want for more?
Finally got the bug last summer, went a bit mad (especially on inexpensive little vintages) and now looking to "refine" the collection. Watch no. 15 is currently being pursued... :lol:
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I have to thank my wife. Mrs D is an avid (and quite successful) participant in competitions. CW had a comp back in 2008 and she went on the site. Told me about the 'nice watches' and asked if I'd like one for Christmas. The rest is expensive history. :lol:
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omegaman3 wrote:Saw an advert in Aviation Classics Mag, it had a full page showing the C8 Vintage, I had to have one !

Just opened my package 10 mins ago with the Cream C8 with vintage strap... looks great but too big for my wee wrist I am afraid ... will be exchanging it for a gold C5 Malvern, looks classy !!
I'm quite lucky I can wear both. Was thinking of selling my C8 Mk1, but I'm happier with it now that I've accepted it's a casual wearer. The gold C5 is top banana! 8)
Sorry chaps, OT post but I wanted to reply to that!
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A couple of years ago I was looking for a good value automatic with a brown strap and I saw a recommendation for CW in (I think) the Independent newspaper. The Brit source attracted me and the designs and value were self-evidently what I was looking for.
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Unexpectedly received the brochure in the post and after a thorough going over decided I liked the C3 Chrono best. Progressed to the website then discovered the forum via the website.
So either the direct marketing works and / or the discussion on the forum makes good business for CWL as I have purchased one watch and reserved the 2012 FLE. :D
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I ran across some mentions on ABlogToRead.com and YouTube. Liked what I saw on the CW website, but then I spent a few days on the forum here and that sold me on two watches (so far...). The forum photos and user reviews, in particular, are what converted me...twice.
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I'd had the website in favourites for a year before I came here - I had to join to get on the list for the 2009 LE.
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I have to thank Timezone for discovering CW. It was a perfect timing senareo for me because Timezone had CW on their home page as the primary featured watchmaker, giving the whole story. I became interested and started exploring CW's web site and here I am 3 years later, or is it 4 years. I forget. I discovered the Forum and Kip was just one of us Joe's at that time. Had a great time that first year.
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I should add that I too discovered CWL first. I joined the forum a month or so after buying my first CW watch.....a C4 SBS. I was member # 123 at the time. I assumed moderator duties in May of 2008.
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CWL discovery survey

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About two years ago my friend who always like good watches found CWL and told me about them. He bought a C7 Black face on leather and when I saw it in the metal I was sold on them :)
I bought my first CWL about a year later, a C70 Ad Astra and now have 5 CWL's :) :)


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