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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CWL discovery survey

Post by Kip »

A bit of a curiosity survey.......

When you first found CWL and the forum, which did you discover first?


I would also be interested in hearing if you were you led from the CWL website to "The Asylum" or from "The "Asylum" to CWL.

I will let this run through the weekend. Just looking for an idea.

Thanks.
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Post by Monkey »

It was the website first for me, while searching for a possible Xmas pressie from my better half!!

Found and joined the forum just after that very Xmas, sporting my new C3 :D

Been 4 years now!!!!
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Post by ianblyth »

It was from a brochure posted to me. I don't know why it was sent as I don't recall signing up to get one. But that got me interested in the C40 with the Valjoux 775. They were giving away a free winder worth £75 at the time. Once there I found the forum. Until then I had no idea there were forums for watches.
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Post by androo »

Like Ian I got a brochure, not sure why. I loved the look of the C1 with brown dial. At the time I wanted an automatic so didn't make a purchase. Several months later was looking through the net via google for a specific look. Up popped a picture of the 2009 fle. so considered joined the forum to buy one. Around the same time I kept looking at the black dialed C8 MKI and it came up NN so purchsed both around the same time.
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Post by Tomsolo »

I had decided it was high time i had a decent watch and decided to google "British watches" up popped Christopher Ward... I found the forum from there when i started to look at reviews of the watches to gauge quality...the rest is history.. :D
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Post by Wis »

I heard a programme on BBC with Christopher Ward and the legendary Mr. Daniels. This lead me to the web site. Can't remember how I found the forum.
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Re: CWL discovery survey

Post by watchlover1 »

I didnt vote because my option isnt there...Il give you the precise moment though...on the central line (tube) commuting home from work I saw an article in either a newspaper or a magazine listing the Trident watch...it must of been 2 years back at least. I made a mental note of the brand then went online to check out the watches...the C20 Lido caught my eye though I think it was an LE model ,phoned from work a few days later to order one but none left :(
anyway thats how I found CW initially then forgot about them untill I accidently stumbled across the website when I was actually searching for something else...the power of google!
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Post by Mr Rick »

I saw a CW on another forum. Searched for the website and later found the forum. The rest, as they say, is history. :D
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Re: CWL discovery survey

Post by footycrazy »

I was looking for an automatic swiss made watch on Google, and CWL was top of the list. From the CW website i joined the Forum.

Enjoyed the banter and found lots of usefull information and stayed. :wave:
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Post by f1colin »

Bought a winder from a chap in 2007, who commented that i must have surely heard of CW. I hadnt, but went home and to the website.... Only discovered the forum much more recently and wish i had known about it sooner, but that might have been even more costly?!
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Re: CWL discovery survey

Post by CornishDave »

Saw a small advert for CW in a Sunday supplement so it was website to the Asylum for me.
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I think Downer sent me over here from WUS. :)
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Post by alphajet »

Found the CW website, started lurking on the forum and joined after ordering my first watch a C4 SSS Swiss Movement model. So at the same time realy.

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Post by Mortis »

I had just started collecting and was looking at other fora, some of which recommended CWL and the forum. I browsed the CW Forum and then ordered ordered my first (a C8 MkI)... When it arrived I joined the Asylum, immediately ordered two more watches and the rest, as they say, is history. :lol:
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Re: CWL discovery survey

Post by Lamps »

I googled English watches about 4 years ago, and I'm still here, just not as much time to read and follow the posts these days, still visit most days tho. 8)