How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

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Thegreyman wrote:
missF wrote:
Qtronic wrote:I am in Edinburgh, and have never seen anyone else with one yet...
that's because my C11 is currently back at CW towers being repaired! it'll be back on display very soon i hope! :thumbup:
I'm in Edinburgh too folks so maybe you'll see me wearing my C65 LE sometime, although just bought two more in the sale yesterday so it could be a C70 VW4 or C11 Extreme 8) I'll keep an eye out for you and your CW's myself. Edinburgh is a big village as some say :)
Hi, thanks for the reply. I missed the 43mm Tridents in the sale but was looking at the C11... I hope you like the C11 ... :-)

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I saw a guy on my train from St Pancras wearing a lovely C40 speedhawk. I want another :(
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I haven't seen one in passing yet.
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Saw a C11 Makaira in Winchester today. One of the other CWs that I saw a couple of years ago was also a Makaira - I guess they are quite easy to recognise at a distance.

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Never and actually CW is the most asked about watch I wear as people are saying they've never heard of the brand before.
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Seeing this post was originally started in 2011, and now 2016 , seeing lots more people wearing cw watches.
I own many cw watches, now my friends also wear them after being impressed by my collection.
It starts a knock on effect!
The cw collection is now huge and caters for different tastes or different moods.
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Have not seen one in Malaysia so far except on the wrists of my wife and cousin. CW watches especially the JH mk3 are really unique and impressive. Both of them were instantly hooked and now another relative is jumping on board with mk2 LE.

Agreed that those who really got a chance to examine the watch itself would be convinced, picture has limited effects. However, many are not aware of the brand.

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Here in America, and NYC specifically, I've never seen a CW in the wild. Like probably everyone on this forum, I'm always looking at the wrists of the people around me. I don't even know that I've seen a Tudor, Bremont, or similar here either. I've only seen a Nomos outside a shop once or twice if that.

Most people under 30ish here wear either Fossil (if male) or Michael Kors (if female). Outside of that group I see lots of unidentifiable watches, plenty of Rolex and Timex, fewer Omega, Victorinox, and Invicta. There are a lot of smartwatches here, too.

To my surprise I've seen several Orient Makos here and there, and I always get comments when I wear mine (which is seldom).

My CW watches, sad to say, get few comments. But always very glowing when they do.
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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.....

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Never seen one but have a limited social life as my son is disabled.
I think I need to go out and about at local jewellers pretending to be interested in buying a watch and showing off my CWs, I feel I am missing out on the lack of compliments!
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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.....

Dave
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.
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fishman wrote:
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.....

Dave
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.
Hi Fishman,

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.

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mrnutt wrote:
fishman wrote:
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.....

Dave
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.
Hi Fishman,

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.

Dave
It does, thanks Dave. I'd be curious to hear about the uncle's opinion of the CW watch quality compared to some of the more expensive watches in his collection. How would he compare the CW quality to Omega or Rolex for example. It's always interesting to me to get that kind of information from people with a lot of high end watch experience.
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I saw another CW a couple of weeks back, an older gent was wearing a silver dial C9 Harrison GMT at my 4yo's pre-school sports day, he was one of the other kid's grandfathers I guess.

Didn't get to talk to him about it, which is a shame because I think the GMT variant is uncommon by any measure.
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My C60 Pro 600 was spotted the other evening in a pub by the barman, who happened to have a black Mk1 C60!

First time I've ever seen another one in the wild!
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