Is it time for a CW Watch?

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Is it time for a CW Watch?

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This might be quite a fun topic.

Everyone has a dodgy watch in their drawer (or is it just me?). The watch that makes you say, "Its time I bought a CW"

I've got loads!

Looking at the watch I've attached a picture of here is what made me order a c20.

Its a beautiful Fossil Big Tic, with digital dancing men to represent the seconds. It is a 40mm masterpiece with luminous hands. :D

Shocking but believe me, its not the worst watch I have. More to follow.....

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Umm, yes it's, well it's something
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Hence the c20 on order! :-)
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I've aired this dirty linen on here before, but here's just one of mine....

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Remember the Lidl watches, this one is automatic and cost £14.99. Only wore it once, it was a how do they make them for that price moment. :D

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My watch habit started with this and now I almost never wear it. I believe Raketa have blacklisted the seller because of the dials that they graft onto the watches. I am torn between despising the seller for ruining a watch I'd not consider buying now and being grateful that I was daft enough to buy it and it was an introduction to this madness.
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alphajet wrote:Remember the Lidl watches, this one is automatic and cost £14.99. Only wore it once, it was a how do they make them for that price moment. :D

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Hi

Maybe its just me on this one but though the case and dial may not be to everyone's taste at that price they appear on the photo as better than they have a right to be
As an aside i am a big optics fan and can recall buying some £14.99 binoculars from Lidl and having a similar moment to yours about "how can they do this at the price"
Of course later on i realized after several Nikon Canon Pentax etc they were inferior but nonetheless brilliant at the price point

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That Lidl looks superb - I wish CW would put the date at 6 o'clock on the C5 and a few others (Trident??)

I thought I'd got rid of all my early watches, but lurking in my drawer is one from the digital era, a black rubber lcd Casio F-30. The interesting thing about that watch is that despite being a £5 watch, it came from of all places, the Benetton Formula 1 team and the reason is that back in the early 90's before F1 steering wheels looked like carbon fibre ps3 / X360 controllers, the drivers used to have an F-30 stuck to the middle of the steering wheel (honest)!! :oops:
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Ive owned a couple of shockers in my time and still do....some I threw away years back while a few have stayed. The worst is a Guess watch I bought on impulse at Vegas airport. no proper box, a small cheap plastic thing...the watch is just tacky and looks ugly..its a square shape except they took the oversize concept a bit too far.Not proud but we all learn I guess :?
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I decided it was time for a CW last summer. I had bought a ladies watch as a present a couple of years earlier, so I was receiving the mags and keeping up with developments on the website. Then my gold Omega got dropped (well, I dropped it! :oops: ) and the Seamaster's bracelet pins became too dodgy to risk. Suddenly I was bereft of nice watches, and acquired a C8 and a DBR1 in quick succession. The madness stems from then! :lol:
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I bought my C3 because of you lot. Seriously. I only heard the name because I went on the PistonHeads forum and somebody mentioned CW watches as being worthy, so I came on the forum to see what it was all about. Bought the C3 (at full priceGrrrr) as "a cheap way" into Christopher Ward watches just to see how they compared to other brands.

Wasn't really all that impressed to be frank, I thought the bracelet looked "Cheap" but once I'd bought a tan strap to go with it, it transformed the watch... and my opinion.

I would have bought a C60 but with the upcoming FLE I thought it best to wait as two similar watches was too much, even for me. So I'm waiting patiently for the FLE...

Of course, the legendary customer service has swayed me: wanting a C13 with none available and the awesome Wera acquiring one for me from spares, has made me a commited owner. To my certain knowledge, three people have bought CW watches due to seeing mine and hearing of how fabulous the company is. A friend bought a C60 Trident GMT in the copper colour that I really want - the b'stard! Sure he only bought it to pee me off :löl:
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Well how about the little beauty below:
This is a gorgeous piece my dad bought me, as he owned one too. He must have misheard me when he asked if I liked his and I answered "no, its bloody awful tac".
So now I own an Oskar Emil. Yep, I've never heard of them either.
If anyone wants to buy it, it is in perfect condition and will help me fund my next CW. Apart from its obvious use as a watch, it can also used as a woman deterant and an expellant! Bonus.


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I sort of, I mean, in a platonic way, quite like that :oops:
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To be fair, I think the face is nice... its just the "gold".... *shudders* .. It actually looks better in the picture.
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Interesting topic and one I am happy to contribute to. Let me do it in easy steps though, starting with this picture of my collection...

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Not long after I got into collecting mechanical watches, my mother in law bought me a christmas present and had it delivered straight to the house. It arrived in a watch box sized package and I became mildly excited. Then I reminded myself that I am an awkward bugger to please and prepared myself for a let-down...

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Nearer to the day, I became the proud owner of my Vixa Type 1 (bottom right in the picture above), an early present to myself and thoughts of what might be in the box left my head. On christmas eve, I handled the package and the thoughts returned. It was a heavy package and I recall thinking it is bound to be okay, isn't it? I mean, anything of this weight must be ok?

On christmas day, I saved this box to last and after the socks, scent, chocolates, etc, I opened the box to reveal this...

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Lovely. Truly. Lovely. :evil: