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by Bounce
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery of website watches all showing same times?
Replies: 23
Views: 725

Re: Mystery of website watches all showing same times?

I was told a number of years ago by a watchmaker, that the likes of Rolex , Omega etc use fake non working movements for pictures so that the hands can be set to wherever they want.
by Bounce
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward
Replies: 28
Views: 753

Re: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward

First off welcome to the forum. A number of years ago I was looking for what I call a gardening watch ( a watch that looks good, is robust & can take a bit of water) & I came across CW in a magazine advert. I liked what I saw bought one, then I added another, sold them & bought another couple, repea...
by Bounce
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Servicing

Amazon sell the batteries recommended for most Quartz watches for less than £5, a good quality tool to remove the caseback & change them yourself.
It is really easy, I have done plenty & never had a problem, I even purchased a number of replacement seals in different sizes.
by Bounce
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abysmal Service from Christopher Ward
Replies: 39
Views: 2888

Re: Abysmal Service from Christopher Ward

Hi All, Before you buy another watch or send your watch in for a "service", think twice! I'm not going into details, but their so-called Service Department is a joke! I've posted this on here in the hope that somebody from CW will read it, unlike the emails I send to them, and actually do something...
by Bounce
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does CW sell returned watches?
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Does CW sell returned watches?

Welcome to the forum.
I would be very surprised if they tried to sell you a returned faulty watch as new, I think you may be feeling a little bit paranoid, maybe because of a few recent issues people have had. :-)
by Bounce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Service

I would personally still drop Chis a line & see if he can help at all.
by Bounce
Thu May 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 26973
Views: 1493767

Re: CWL of the day

Great to get it back after over 2 months away for repair.
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by Bounce
Thu May 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

Well I finally got my Trident back today, it took about 9 weeks altogether. I have wound it & it certainly feels better so I will keep my fingers crossed. When I received it back the report shows reversing wheel & movement inspection, working time (effective) time spent 1/2 hr. Now surely it would ...
by Bounce
Thu May 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

Well I finally got my Trident back today, it took about 9 weeks altogether. I have wound it & it certainly feels better so I will keep my fingers crossed. When I received it back the report shows reversing wheel & movement inspection, working time (effective) time spent 1/2 hr. Now surely it would t...
by Bounce
Mon May 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C11 Titanium Elite Chronometer LE - DISASTER
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: C11 Titanium Elite Chronometer LE - DISASTER

Would that not be covered under the 5 year warranty if still in date?
by Bounce
Sat May 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

Baxter wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:04 am
Nothing to worried about. CW quality is impeccable. LOL. Posted this pic ini a friends store front in Texas. Not many were impressed.
I had this happen to a previous Omega Speedmaster I owned, stem & crown come adrift.
by Bounce
Fri May 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

I must admit I do manually wind all my automatic watches after they have run down as I find this is the easiest way of setting them (I like to have them spot on as I am obsessive). I am now concerned I may be damaging my other watches by doing this. Chill - absolutely no panic required :) There is ...
by Bounce
Fri May 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

[quote="Essex Paul" post_id=774420 time=1558013999 user_id=51313 It all depends on who you talk to, some say there is a weakness others scoff, but it's out there and doesn't go away. Sometimes I wonder if watch guys just start these rumours so they can argue - but they wouldn't...surely not.... I c...
by Bounce
Tue May 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded spinning rotor
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Dreaded spinning rotor

Just had an update from Customer Services, my Trident is going to be another 3 weeks with them because of the backlog, I must say I am a little bit disappointed with this news, I was told in the middle of March it would be back on my wrist within 5-6 weeks. :(
by Bounce
Sun May 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More great service from CW support!
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: More great service from CW support!

Glad to hear about your positive experience with CW customer services. :thumbup: