The Agony of Choice

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The Agony of Choice

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Good grief!

How difficult is it to buy just one CW watch?!

Just when I'm set on ordering the C5 tan with an additional black strap, I look more closely at the C20 Lido!

Why doesn't money grow on trees?

I notice that he C20 has a quite wide 26mm strap which along with the face will give it a much large look I guess. But now I'm back to square one.

I actually want both of them, the c5 for pure dress and the c20 for daily wear.

The agony of choice......
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They are very different despite both being 'dress' watches

The C5 is probably more evening wear dressy & the C20 is more office wear dressy with a Mad Men retro feel to it. So it probably depends on when you are most likely to wear just the one.

Or buy both & you are covered for all occasions! :D
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If money is a bit tight for both as new, why not get the one you really want new and look through the For Sale section on here for the other one pre-owned.

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/viewforum.php?f=9

Or you could go completely for the second hand market and have enough for both and maybe more........ :lol:
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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I think the c20 Lido on bracelet is the more "dress up and down" watch comparing to c5. But c20 seems not to fit too well on smaller wrist (like mine). I don't know if there is any picture of c20 on the new CW bracelet and it's worth checking on for sure.

Just some ideas on top of all the advice above, you will have a great time-piece on your wrist either way.
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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Welcome.....my first was a C5......and it's a class watch.....difficult choices/choice....but you will get no help here.....we all love em....everyone will support the choice you make.......but you could order both......have a good look at home.......and send the one you don't want back......and GET ALL YOUR MONEY BACK under the 60/60 scheme, then your a winner having been able to check out both....

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sibex wrote:Good grief!

How difficult is it to buy just one CW watch?

And just to confuse you more....have the 2 looks all in 1 and order a C50 with a bracelet from a C5 :thumbup: :lol:
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Haha... Excellent :-)

I think this is the beginning of a long hobby so at some point in the future I will have a few of them.
Thanks for all of your advice.
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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Hi Sibex, found two pictures on the forum of C20 on new bracelet for your reference:

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Hope it alleviates some of your agony :lol:
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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Hi,

Thanks so much. I do love this watch. I have contacted Tyke and am really tempted. Im just going to look at trying one to see how the fit will be (on my 17cm tiny wrists) before i commit to buy from a private seller who I quite correctly couldnt return to if it didnt fit.
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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Hello Sibex.
I have managed to delude myself it looks OK on my 16cm wrist so I think you'll be OK with the C20 on a 17 cm wrist.
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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sibex wrote:Good grief!

How difficult is it to buy just one CW watch?!

Just when I'm set on ordering the C5 tan with an additional black strap, I look more closely at the C20 Lido!

Why doesn't money grow on trees?

I notice that he C20 has a quite wide 26mm strap which along with the face will give it a much large look I guess. But now I'm back to square one.

I actually want both of them, the c5 for pure dress and the c20 for daily wear.

The agony of choice......
Don't agonize, buy them both, it the pain's that bad! Money doesn't grow on trees? :(
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Russ-Shettle wrote: Money doesn't grow on trees? :(
I've got a friend who thinks it does...he's a cider maker in Brittany! :D
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Russ-Shettle wrote:Money doesn't grow on trees
Pretty sure it does... It's made of paper. :roll:
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Re: The Agony of Choice

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This probably wont help but a few years back it was the C20 which really caught my eye on the CW website.It was the LE version and I tried to order one but alas they had sold out! But from various posts Ive seen on the forum since, the C20 does seem to wear bigger on the wrist than it may appear in pics..something to do with the lugs design/shape?

I have a C5 now which is the perfect size for my skinny wrists so made the right choice, dont let that put you off the C20 but Im certain another forum member did post re the size of the C20.
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Thought it was made of linen?
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