Back in September, reviewing my newly acquired C63 Sealander GMT, I finished with the following:
My conclusions: I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that I think this is the best CW watch I have owned.
I can’t say that it is CW‘s best ever watch, because I haven’t experienced most of them, except fleetingly in Declan‘s Room of Wonders, or on display or adorning another person’s wrist at a GTG. There may well be other worthy and viable candidates for that accolade for all sorts of reasons. However, I think that the C63 range in general has to be right up there.
You will notice that I hedged my bets slightly because I couldn’t come right out and call it CW’s best ever watch. So I limited the accolade to my own personal experience.
Well, six months on and my personal best ever CW may have a rival. I am aware that the New Watch Love Goggles are still on, but I am really taken with my latest arrival, the C9 SH 21 Small Seconds Chronometer. Early days, but first indications are that this could well turn out to be a real winner. I kicked myself for not buying one when they were introduced, and I’m thrilled to have one now. I’ve heard lots of great things about the SH 21 movement, so now it’s time to see for myself. Set at midday yesterday, this is how it looks after 30 hours. Doing what it says on the tin, I think.
Again, I’m limiting my judgements to my own experience. I have no doubt that the Concept and the Single Pusher Chronograph, among others, will have their supporters. And I’m sure there will be others.
I have said my bit so I will sit back and enjoy this. We are not counting and we are not keeping score; just having a bit of fun.
What is your best ever?
Go for it!