Visiting the Showroom

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Got an appointment to visit the Maidenhead showroom next week and I’ve got a few questions.

Is it easy to find? I’m travelling by train and the website says a 10 minute walk.

If I see a watch I like , can I purchase there and then and can they resize the metal strap while I wait?

Finally, I’ve got a 10% voucher code for my first order. Can this be used for in shop purchases or do I have to buy online for that?

Thanks in anticipation. I’ve never seen a Christopher Ward watch before so looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.
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SimonB65 wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:39 pm Got an appointment to visit the Maidenhead showroom next week and I’ve got a few questions.

Is it easy to find? I’m travelling by train and the website says a 10 minute walk.

If I see a watch I like , can I purchase there and then and can they resize the metal strap while I wait?

Finally, I’ve got a 10% voucher code for my first order. Can this be used for in shop purchases or do I have to buy online for that?

Thanks in anticipation. I’ve never seen a Christopher Ward watch before so looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.
Hi Simon,

Enjoy your visit, it is very good experience visiting the showroom.

Yes you can pay and take the watch away the same day, they will also resize on the day too.
You can also use the voucher there as well.
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That is brilliant, thanks for the reply Ferg
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As Ferg says, it’s a pleasant experience, they look after you very well, the coffee ain’t bad and your wallet is in grave danger.

I’ve been in there as part of the Forum Admin Team meetings with CW management (pre covid), and on one occasion bought a watch. The bracelet was resized for me on the spot.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:34 pm As Ferg says, it’s a pleasant experience, they look after you very well, the coffee ain’t bad and your wallet is in grave danger.

I’ve been in there as part of the Forum Admin Team meetings with CW management (pre covid), and on one occasion bought a watch. The bracelet was resized for me on the spot.
Thanks Steve, sounds a good experience. The wife will appreciate the coffee and hopefully the wallet will withstand it. The prices seem decent value for what you get to be fair.
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Good luck, Simon. It will be interesting to see what you come away with.
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SimonB65 wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:39 pm Got an appointment to visit the Maidenhead showroom next week and I’ve got a few questions.

Is it easy to find? I’m travelling by train and the website says a 10 minute walk.

If I see a watch I like , can I purchase there and then and can they resize the metal strap while I wait?

Finally, I’ve got a 10% voucher code for my first order. Can this be used for in shop purchases or do I have to buy online for that?

Thanks in anticipation. I’ve never seen a Christopher Ward watch before so looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.
It's maybe not the easiest place to find if you don't know Maidenhead but it is a fairly short walk from the station. From the station cross over the traffic lights and head roughly left towards the main part of the town and the High Street. The Showroom in Park Street is a grey flint-looking building near the HSBC branch. Before you go do a Google search for HSBC Maidenhead and see the map to give you a rough idea of where to go from the station.

If Declan is working you will have an excellent experience and the only problem will be deciding what watch to buy.
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There’s no sign above the door, nothing that says Christopher Ward. Just lookout for a grey flint building with bars at the windows and a yellow door. You will be well looked after, have a great time.
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I've been to the showroom a few times now. It is easy to find. Use your phone or make a simple sketch if you're worried. There are a couple of routes you can take depending upon if you want to go through Maidenhead town centre or not. As others have said the showroom is in a flint building with a bright yellow door. You'll need to use the intercom to get into the building. It's all pretty easy.

You can buy a watch there and it will be resized on the spot. They make excellent coffee too. Declan is the nicest and most dangerous man in England. He will sell you a watch with a smile on his face and you won't even feel the pain of your bank balance being reduced.
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The hardest part is crossing the A308... Declan's strike rate is believed to be 90% - so become one of the 9 out of ten and buy a beautiful watch.
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Does anyone know if there is a C1 Bel Canto at the showroom?
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^^^^ I imagine there will be, as there were three on display at the Launch Party on Wednesday that, from their serial numbers, were Prototypes.

However, if you want a definitive answer, you'll need to contact CW. :wink: :wink:

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Thank you for all the replies. The watch I’ve got my eye on is the Sealander 63 with a metal strap. Only decision is whether to go for 36mm or 39mm and face colour. Think it will be 39mm with white face but could be swayed.

This would be my first automatic watch purchase. Nearly bought a Bremont Broadsword on a recent cruise but the price put me off. Plus I really want a metal strap.
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SimonB65 wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:39 pm Thank you for all the replies. The watch I’ve got my eye on is the Sealander 63 with a metal strap. Only decision is whether to go for 36mm or 39mm and face colour. Think it will be 39mm with white face but could be swayed.

This would be my first automatic watch purchase. Nearly bought a Bremont Broadsword on a recent cruise but the price put me off. Plus I really want a metal strap.
Simon, just to help you along when you arrive at CW Towers, the metal strap is what they'll call a bracelet. :thumbup: :thumbup: I hope you have an enjoyable visit.
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Well I visited the showroom today and am now the owner of a C63 Sealander 39mm with a white dial and steel bracelet. Was struggling to decide between that and the 36mm but decided as I already own a 33mm Smiths Astral wind up watch that the bigger size gave a bit more variation to that which is normally me dress watch.

Really pleased with my purchase.
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