mrnutt wrote:I have oddly seen quite a few CW's in the wild.
My Fiances uncle has 5 or so CW's in his strong collection of 80 of so watches and he rates them very highly.
I used to work at a pub in Twickenham London and saw a number of CW's in there, mainly Tridents and the odd Malvern, then bizarrely my optician had a makira pro on.
And like a few others have mentioned, I to look at others wrists and see who's wearing what, the CW's are out there, as they are different to a lot of other more main stream stuff I find them easier to pick out from the crowd.
Still saving for my next CW, though hoping my missus has heard the hints about the blue on blue moonphase as a wedding present.....
Would you discuss in a bit more detail about your what your fiancé's uncle likes about the CW watches compared to the other watches in his collection? He has a lot of watches with which to compare the quality,finish,design etc of the CW watch to other makers.
I don't know the exact in's and outs but I think for him its the value proposition, the quality for the money. The uncle has a huge variety of watches from £30k plus Mont Blancs to £100 swatch sistem 51's and everything in between, I think he buys things he likes the look of more than anything as well as gunning for specials and limited editions.
I know he has a CW world timer, jumping hour, c8 regulator and one of the flyer/pilots watches and a low numbered GT40, so they are all the *higher* end of the CW lines, he likes what he likes and his is in the financial position to kinda get what he wants when he wants.
All of his watches all have a style about them and each one has a meaning to hm and is special in some way is what I get from him when we meet and discuss, he likes interesting pieces and something that's that bit different.
Hopefully that shed's a bit more light on it for you.