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I’ve come to a cross road with CW

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Having recently visited No:1 and seeing the new releases I think I’ve come to a cross road with CW. None of the current lineup appeal to me, the drive for smaller cases and divers hasn’t helped. I have no criticism of the lineup, clearly well designed and engineered. Mike and his team have been more than generous but this is down to personal taste and no more.

I have a milestone birthday to enjoy this December, I’m hoping that CW will surprise me with a watch that captures my imagination of the past and helps me celebrate.


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I had a long drought with CW. What drew me back in was the sandstorm and then the black sand supercompressor. I love these two watches. I enjoy the fact that they’re CW watches and I love the slightly unusual (for CW) designs.
Anyway- I hope you get your milestone wish before December- perhaps it will chime?? :D
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missF wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:55 pm perhaps it will chime?? :D
I will take another look.
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missF wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:55 pm perhaps it will chime?? :D
I'm looking forward to hearing about this one too :thumbup:

Richard, CW has had my number as far as watch designs over the last few years. I had my drought for about 10 years before that, between my C5A in 2010 and my C60 Sapphire in 2020. It might not be long until your drought is over, with the speed of new releases lately.
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You’re not the first and I doubt whether you will be the last. I became disillusioned a few years ago, sold the watches I had and convinced myself that CW would never again produce anything I liked. Unlike you, I found most of the watches too big. I have hit peaks and troughs, but I seem happily settled now with my gold C5, my C9 SS SH21 and my C63 GMT. Nothing in the current lineup speaks to me either…divers and military don’t cut the mustard with me. Lindsey’s idea of waiting for the next major release could be good. You might like it.
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ajax87 wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:14 pm It might not be long until your drought is over, with the speed of new releases lately.
Indeed, I hope the ‘speed’ delivers because I’ve always had a soft spot for CW.
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It's probably more a give way sign than a full on crossroad. Just let the current models pass you by until the touch paper is lit again. CW are prolific if nothing else. As the saying goes, "never say never."

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:22 pm I became disillusioned a few years ago, sold the watches
I guess where I differ is that I have never been disillusioned with CW and have never sold any of my watches. As said, it’s down to personal taste and the current designs don’t excite me. I haven’t put my finger on it, except the ever decreasing cases. My preference is for 41mm and 42mm both sit well on my wrist. At a push a 40mm but it has to be an exceptional watch. I’ve two Monaco watches, a calibre 17 at and a calibre 12 both less than 40mm but the square case makes it the perfect fit for me. I’ve a soft spot for Tag Heuer too, the Autavia was the first of my collection. Perhaps another TAG Heuer will be the perfect 65th birthday watch.
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strapline wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:44 pm It's probably more a give way sign than a full on crossroad. Just let the current models pass you by until the touch paper is lit again. CW are prolific if nothing else. As the saying goes, "never say never."

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I like the thought of a stop sign. I’m in no rush, although I hit 65 this year I’m happy to wait to see what 2023 brings be it a CW or another brand.
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I don't think you really need to celebrate or mark a particular birthday with something just because. I would just wait until something really does catch your eye, and then strike. It might even be a CW. :D
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JAFO wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:43 pm I don't think you really need to celebrate or mark a particular birthday with something just because. I would just wait until something really does catch your eye, and then strike. It might even be a CW. :D
I always thought my 65th was going to be special but with the pension age raised to 66 I guess I can delay my old age by a year.
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^^^^ Surely with your past support of CW and recent visit to CW Towers, you've been given a sneak, and private / confidential, preview of what is coming up; so you know the lie of the land. :wink: :wink:

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:56 pm given a sneak, and private / confidential, preview of what is coming up
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Totally respect your insights here, but at the end of the day, so much of this ends up being subjective and down to personal taste, doesn't it? The first couple of CWs I bought -- the C65 Trident GMT and C65 Trident -- are both 41 mm, and now that I have a 38 mm (Sandhurst) and 39 mm (Sealander), those case sizes feel a bit big to me. My own feeling is that the design direction feels tighter and more focused than it used to be, but -- again, as I started with -- so much of this is just down to personal preference. If nothing else, they do seem to continue to come out with more options and models, so maybe something new with scratch your itch at some point. I hope so.
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ROF68 wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:55 pm scratch your itch at some point. I hope so.
Thank you but it’s not an itch, I’ve plenty of watches to satisfy me. It’s not even a need or a want, it’s a watch that I’m looking forward to. If it takes months or even a year or two I know there’s a watch that will capture my imagination. Right now it’s not a CW.
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