A great post, Chris. I didn't know the story about your wife, that must have been truly devastating at the time.Noush wrote: ↑Tue Nov 07, 2023 12:13 pm Ah, the trip down (for me a relatively short) CW memory lane...
I discovered CW in 2018 when I was 'back in the market' for a watch. Mrs N had passed late '15 after a long, long, tiring and emotional illness (MS).
Watches were going to be my 'me something'. And look where THAT has taken me by gosh!
So for me this as much about the forum as the watch brand
And I think that's how I see what CW has become. Broader, deeper, in its range and especially ambitions. They can and do make watches now that make the industry and market sit up and take notice. While the value is still there, even if not the bargains, CW is a brand of much greater stature.
No longer 'micro brand'. Brand.
I've highlighted one of your remarks in red, because that is certainly me. I still don't own a CW, and aI find my watch ambitions taking me in different directions so I'm not sure that ownership will ever be realised. And, I agree with your comment about CW being a brand that other competitors take notice of. They haven't invented the wheel, they've just put some nice white wall tyres on it.