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What are some watch brands that are similar to CW? Hamilton?
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I presume you are referring to affordable swiss made? in that case, just on top of my head, Steinhart, Atlantic, Davosa, Victorinox, Rodania, Mido, Swiss Army, Tissot, O&W, Zeno Watch Basel, Aristo, Zeppelin, Junkers........

Out of the mentioned, I think only Steinhart is similar to CWL in terms of online business.

Needless to say, my vote to CWL for the best value for dosh.
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Aifo wrote:I presume you are referring to affordable swiss made? in that case, just on top of my head, Steinhart, Atlantic, Davosa, Victorinox, Rodania, Mido, Swiss Army, Tissot, O&W, Zeno Watch Basel, Aristo, Zeppelin, Junkers........

Out of the mentioned, I think only Steinhart is similar to CWL in terms of online business.

Needless to say, my vote to CWL for the best value for dosh.
Lots of folks on this forum seem to hold Steinhart in as much esteem as CWL (or maybe just slightly below it). If you're not absolutely set on your watch being swiss made, then of course, that opens up a few more makers like Archimede, Stowa, Magrette, etc.
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Of course in the value for money stakes the big players of Seiko and Citizen take some beating, but would not be categorized alongside CWL et al.
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Peteo wrote:Lots of folks on this forum seem to hold Steinhart in as much esteem as CWL (or maybe just slightly below it).
I've looked at the Steinhart site several times. I do like the look of the Marine Chronometers but, even more than CW, they seem to have gone exclusively down the 40mm plus road. :(
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With the risk of being shot down in flames, i think Steinhart offer slightly better value for money than CW. Thats not a knock on CW as they do offer great bang for your buck. Hamilton do aswell
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sidders wrote:With the risk of being shot down in flames, i think Steinhart offer slightly better value for money than CW. Thats not a knock on CW as they do offer great bang for your buck.
Tempted to agree, although you also need to take CW's 60/60 guarantee and customer service into the equation.
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What's the 60/60 guarantee?

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leoo wrote:What's the 60/60 guarantee?

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CW will unconditionally refund any watch you are unhappy with if returned within 60 days. They have a 5 year (60 month) warranty if there are any mechanical difficulties with watch. I don't think any other watch company comes close to that. Even high end brands usually give 2 year warranty.

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leoo wrote:What's the 60/60 guarantee?

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What was known as the 60/60 now falls under the CW360 program. It means 60 day return policy and a 5 year (60 month) movement guarantee.
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sidders wrote:With the risk of being shot down in flames, i think Steinhart offer slightly better value for money than CW. Thats not a knock on CW as they do offer great bang for your buck. Hamilton do aswell
Not shooting you down in flames old boy, but I'd say Steinhart might offer better value unless you like smaller watches and/or are female! :problem:
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Kip wrote:
leoo wrote:What's the 60/60 guarantee?

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What was known as the 60/60 now falls under the CW360 program. It means 60 day return policy and a 5 year (60 month) movement guarantee.
It is a big plus that no other watch company does. You have 60 days to examine the wtach and if you don't like it send it back, no questions asked - literally, and get a full refund. They even send you a pre paid bag to return the watch and box.

The 5 year movement is brilliant as well. I bought a CWL of eBay and the rotor had become disengaged so it was not winding the watch. As I had the manual with the date and serial number just copied that and sent it in and the movement was replaced. The guarantee is transferable as long as you have the paperwork.
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Not shooting you down in flames old boy, but I'd say Steinhart might offer better value unless you like smaller watches and/or are female! :problem:
Care to qualify that statement?
CW C60 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 189g weight
Steinhart Ocean 1 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 190g weight.

Also the Steinhart Ocean 44 comes in at a feminine 44mm, as does their aviation model. Not exactly smaller, nor
more feminine.
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stueyman wrote:
Not shooting you down in flames old boy, but I'd say Steinhart might offer better value unless you like smaller watches and/or are female! :problem:
Care to qualify that statement?
CW C60 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 189g weight
Steinhart Ocean 1 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 190g weight.

Also the Steinhart Ocean 44 comes in at a feminine 44mm, as does their aviation model. Not exactly smaller, nor
more feminine.
Anyone else confused ?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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highway62 wrote:
stueyman wrote:
Not shooting you down in flames old boy, but I'd say Steinhart might offer better value unless you like smaller watches and/or are female! :problem:
Care to qualify that statement?
CW C60 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 189g weight
Steinhart Ocean 1 42mm diameter, 13mm height, 190g weight.

Also the Steinhart Ocean 44 comes in at a feminine 44mm, as does their aviation model. Not exactly smaller, nor
more feminine.
Anyone else confused ?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yes, me. Although that is not unusual. :oops:
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