Do you own a power watch??

Here you can post stuff that is not related to Christopher Ward
User avatar
missF
CW Forum Poet Laureate
CW Forum Poet Laureate
Posts: 11693
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:59 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Edinburgh

Do you own a power watch??

Post by missF »

Speculation is rising over what the new CW release is going to be. An integrated bracelet watch with a dodecahedron bezel? That would make it a power watch for me - and I’m writing this without particularly defining what I mean by that. But if watches can display sophistication or sportiness or playfulness or timelessness or character they could also display power.

So - do you own a power watch?
Mine is my C11 - especially when it’s on a black strap. It’s far from girlie and it’s not one for hiding under a cuff. It just demands comments. Whatever you think of it you have to reckon with it...

1A5611BD-8C27-4928-B3D0-1850F13D9F6A.jpeg
These users thanked the author missF for the post (total 3):
JasperCatGar787markee
User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 13035
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 14
Location: UK

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by nbg »

I will go for the original sports watch. :)

With an 8 day power reserve movement, In a rose gold grande case, worn on a hand made strap.

Polo anyone…

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK
thomcat00
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1633
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:14 am
CW-watches: 15
Location: FLX, NY, USA

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by thomcat00 »

It was 1997 and I got my first Rolex at 29, a 16013 two tone DateJust that was about 15 years old at the time. I felt it was pretty bada$$ to have a Rolex before 30. And not a Sub or Explorer - watches which are nice but not my type. It’s nice, but 25 years later it does not feel like a power watch any longer. I love it and I don’t. I don’t really like it for its style any longer, but Dad was with me when I got it. He was dead by the end of that year. It’s a sentimental keeper more than anything.
3E5E3475-D322-49C8-8965-D8334A39CC49.jpeg
with Kung Fu grip, and life-like hair
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 33586
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

@missF I think I see what you mean. The C11 stands out for you in the ways you have stated. So I thought about what a “power watch” might be for me.
  • Something powerful and indestructible in and of itself. “Towering o’er the wrecks of time” in the words of John Bowring. Standing tall amid the carnage after all its companions have fallen, sword in hand, yelling death to all comers. I don’t have one.
  • Something that reflects your power (given or assumed) and standing in the world, something rare and fine like the King’s Parmigiani-Fleurier. I don’t have one.
  • Something that demonstrates the vulgar power of filthy lucre, like the rapper’s diamond Rolex or the sports star’s Richard Mille. I don’t have one (Deo Gratias).
  • Something that makes you feel more powerful/empowered when you wear it. I have plenty of watches with feelgood factor, but none that arouse that particular feeling. I have, and have had, my moments but I generally feel reasonably in control whatever I’m wearing.
I have to conclude that the answer is no.

But if His Majesty were gracious enough to present me with his Parmigiani, I wouldn’t say no. :D
These users thanked the author Amor Vincit Omnia for the post:
markee
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; apprentice travel writer

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time


Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. (Max Ehrmann)
User avatar
jkbarnes
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 7821
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Virginia, USA

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by jkbarnes »

thomcat00 wrote: Sat Apr 15, 2023 5:05 am It was 1997 and I got my first Rolex at 29, a 16013 two tone DateJust that was about 15 years old at the time.
This is the first thing I think of when I hear the term power watch.
These users thanked the author jkbarnes for the post:
thomcat00
Drew
User avatar
Thegreyman
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 12023
Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 3:45 pm
CW-watches: 6
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by Thegreyman »

@missF Your C11 is a good choice

On a similar vein I'll go for my Panerai for it's bold powerful looks - big numerals, big case and big presence.

It also has a big "Power" reserve too!


Image
These users thanked the author Thegreyman for the post:
jkbarnes
Patrick

C60 Pro 300, C60 Sunrise, C63 Sealander Lucerne blue LE, C65 Dartmouth, W11 Amelia (wife), C63 Sealander (son)

Some others + a few on the way
User avatar
trsullivan
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 670
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:37 am
CW-watches: 13
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by trsullivan »

I expect not. Most of my watches make me feel good, so I guess they are "empower" watches....
These users thanked the author trsullivan for the post:
jkbarnes
Tom
Rule #1 - "Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut."
C3GWT, C13SWK, C5Aviator, C5 BoB, C4BBMF, W7BBMF, Pepsi GMT, Scooter Blue, C80, C65 LE, C7 COSC, C3 FLE
C65 AM GT LE
User avatar
missF
CW Forum Poet Laureate
CW Forum Poet Laureate
Posts: 11693
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:59 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by missF »

trsullivan wrote: Sat Apr 15, 2023 3:50 pm I expect not. Most of my watches make me feel good, so I guess they are "empower" watches....
Brilliant :D
User avatar
iain
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 3035
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:13 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by iain »

If by “power” you mean big and bold then I have my Ingenieur.

If by “power” you mean a watch that evokes powerful memories because of why you bought it or memories you made along the way it then it’s my Zenith or my IWC pilot.

If by “power” you mean that it’s a tough watch then it’s my Bremont.

If by “power” you mean that is a watch that might be ‘better’ then it’s my JLC

If by “power” you mean that it’s a watch that makes you feel good by wearing it then it is all of the above.

However if by “power” you mean a watch that makes me feel powerful and better than others then I’m afraid I don’t own such a watch.
Iain’s Law: Any discussion on the Christopher Ward forum, irrespective of the thread title or subject matter, will eventually lead to someone mentioning the Bel Canto if the thread continues for long enough.
User avatar
watchaholic
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1893
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:28 am
CW-watches: 4
Location: NE North Dakota, USA

Re: Do you own a power watch??

Post by watchaholic »

Much consideration brings me to the Zenith Defy. Not sure why. Maybe the amazement in people’s eyes when they first see the chrono hand whizzing around the dial at breakneck speed. Lots of wrist presence with its size, and the black subdials against the silver dial really pop. And lastly, not likely to see another in the room.
87ABA35D-A742-4BEB-974A-A1EEA57F1430.jpeg
E61ECC3F-7CF0-4B1D-B061-D8EA952641B8.jpeg
Time and money? I’ve spent most of mine on booze and women. The rest I just wasted…
Dwight
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post