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by officerdibble
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Sneak Previews
Topic: C11 Altus
Replies: 93
Views: 29872

Re: C11 Altus

Holy moose! I just received the mailer for the C11 and came to look at the comments from the sneak peek I assumed would have been posted. I think it's a stunning watch (well, it's two stunning watches). I'm not at all knowledgeable about watches (other than appreciating the value of CW) and I've che...
by officerdibble
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: 2009 - Forum LE
Topic: Voting for the CW Forum LE 2009
Replies: 152
Views: 29843

Re: Voting for the CW Forum LE 2009

For me much will come down to the aesthetics (I voted for the C2). It will need to look stunning, classy and elegant. Fortunately I'm not a designer, so I have no clue what that means it should look like :-) In fact, thinking about it, I hope they make a version of the C2 that looks exactly the same...
by officerdibble
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: Another C2 Review
Replies: 7
Views: 3176

Another C2 Review

No, you're not seeing double, I thought you might be interested in a longer review I wrote about buying a CWL watch for my consumer behaviour website. In addition to reporting on some of the latest consumer behaviour research I also started writing the occasional review of retailers for my E-zine. I...
by officerdibble
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: C2 Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Re: C2 Review

Except I would have to remind myself that I did want a quartz all along and not buy two watches that were otherwise very similar. One thought on the auto version (which would be a classic, classic no doubt), would it be deeper? In most watches 40mm diameter is too much for my lady-wrists, but the CW...
by officerdibble
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: C2 Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Re: C2 Review

Here you go...

Snapped in haste so not really doing the classic looks justice.
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by officerdibble
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: C2 Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

C2 Review

I have been absent from these parts for some time. The reason was the C13. I wanted it as soon as I saw it and ordered one on the first day it went on pre-sale. Having waited patiently for it to arrive I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I tried the watch on and realised that it was just wa...
by officerdibble
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The New Homepage
Replies: 52
Views: 10538

Re: The New Homepage

A website like the Ball Watch you mention would never work for a business model like the one CWL currently operates. Although it is a clever flash site and stirs emotion with its atmosphere it would not make me rush out to order a Ball watch on its own for the same reason that we complain here abou...
by officerdibble
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The New Homepage
Replies: 52
Views: 10538

Re: The New Homepage

Here's my take on the new look website. Firstly, what is the point of the website? For the loyalists who have bought into the brand and experienced the products it's a means to an end; what do the watches look like and cost? Are the images attractive enough to tempt you? And so on. For newcomers to ...
by officerdibble
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Novelty or convenience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Novelty or convenience ?

The technology seems clever (I know nothing of such things) but the overall aesthetic result looks very feminine to me. Given the current chunky fashions in male watches the absence of an extra hunk of metal on the side looks a little odd to my eye. I think it works much better on the (ladies) diamo...
by officerdibble
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is CW watch worth?
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: How much is CW watch worth?

How long is a piece of string? The answer is, more than you think. Statistically speaking a piece of string has a mean length of 16.8cm. This is generally thought to result from the lengths that remain from sections of string that people have used and deemed too long to waste by throwing away. The ...
by officerdibble
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Brochures
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: New Brochures

I wonder if the sneak previews have shot themselves in the foot. A fair number of folk have made comments about how the original designs were better, and in the case of the C13/C15 I’d probably agree, I guess if you see an early pre-production model and really like it, then it gets changed a bit yo...
by officerdibble
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Global
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Global Warming in your back yard.

Surely the biggest marketing cock-up of all time was calling it Global Warming instead of Global Wetting (at least in the UK). Warmth we can handle; warmth we crave; for warmth we go to dodgy foreign places with funny food and rudimentary hygiene. In fact, if flying around the planet creates more gl...
by officerdibble
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My CW Purchase Experience - Mixed bag
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: My CW Purchase Experience - Mixed bag

Firstly, I think you make some excellent points about how a good internet shopping experience should work, and it would seem eminently sensible for Christopher Ward to take your suggestions on board. I too am waiting for a watch with excitement but don't have any clear idea of when it will arrive. O...
by officerdibble
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: Press release
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Press release

Excellent coverage of an excellent story. I think it reflects extremely well on the company that when they learned that their original plan of Far East assembly was going to be an issue they turned the problem into an opportunity (yes, they're living the business cliche!) Business congratulations ar...
by officerdibble
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: U-Boat watches - these look interesting !
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: U-Boat watches - these look interesting !

They defintely cut a certain dash in the style department, although I fear I'm not designer-enough to carry one off myself; I suspect people would think that I'd lost some eyesight and couldn't see anything smaller. Also, whilst not wishing to dwell unnecessarily on the past, I wouldn't particularly...