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I just found out about this forum from CW this morning when I ordered my second Malvern for a friend. Thanks Hans, for setting it up.

At least here I can "talk" about this great watch without being chastised.
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Welcome to the forum Bob!
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Bob Demers wrote:At least here I can "talk" about this great watch without being chastised.
Join the club, shill! :D
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Is it OK to be a "shill" for CW here?? :wink: :wink:
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Bob Demers wrote:Is it OK to be a "shill" for CW here?? :wink: :wink:
Sure, we all are fan of our CW :wink:
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Based on this forum, thewebsite, and a post on Timezone, I rather impulsively ordered a Malvern a couple of days ago. I have been contemplating my first automatic watch purchase for some time and doing lots of reading as I am totally a novice on the issue. Every time I thought I had determined the best buy for me, I read another seductive review, or magazing article, or post with fantastic pics. But, the CW site and members prevailed and I am looking forward to receiving my new jewel. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
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Bill, welcome. You're in good company here as most of us have a hard time fighting these impulses.



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Post by Hans »

Bill, good choice, I think the Malvern is the perfect watch for a first automatic!
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I am very curious to see what others here might consider a reasonable competition to the Malvern. I looked at the Marcello C automatic dress watch, the oris XXL, the Titoni Madison, The d fremont Precision Automatic, and the Steinhart collection. All are based on the Eta swiss movements and have various adaptations or decorations. Which watches did you consider and how difficult was the decision to choose between them. Thanks
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I'm not sure what a direct competition would be. I was pretty much going to go with a Hamilton Jazzmaster until I stumbled onto the Malvern. My decision to get the malvern was based on features that let the Malvern work in both casual and dress situations, customer service and price. Pretty much in that order. When I put the pros of each watch up against each other the choice was simple.
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Hi there,

Almost the same as Bilkt3 overhere: I was searching some info about Ingersoll. I saw the brand in at a jewellery and wanted to know something more about it. It would be my first automatic watch too...
I owned some mechanic Poljots and a Elysee watch before but the great quest was a Swiss mechanic watch.
Don't know how, but I ran into some pictures and reviews of the Malvern ( i probably have to blaim one of you guys). I ordered mine last week and am waiting for the postman to deliver.
I first fell for the specs of the watch, only moments later the beauty of it made me decide to buy...
The email-contact with Chris just made me feel even more better about my decission! Seems like a great guy to me.

Hope to talk to you later overhere.

Greetings,
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billkt3 wrote: Which watches did you consider and how difficult was the decision to choose between them.
I was trying hard to decide between the Hamilton Jazzmaster and Tissot Le Locle when I came across David's review on Malvern. CWM was the winner, obviously..
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The eagle has landed. I came home from work and there it was! Serialnumber 344 did arive today. If you don't mind, I will sit in a corner and look at it the rest of the evening.
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Bill, I don't think you will regret getting the Malvern. It really is a great buy and an excellent watch. There's nothing that can touch it (in my opinion) out there in its price range.
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I just got an email from Chris that my watch had just been tested and was being sent today. The number is 384. I had asked Chris about the movement. I was curious as to any special decorations or custom parts that might have been incorporated. He indicated that the ETA movement was finished at the ETA factory per Chris's specs. No unusual parts have been substituted. Such candor by Chris is most appreciated and I can't wait to see his handiwork. It should be here for Valentine's day.
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