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by MadJam250
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

Well, this poll backfired for you MadJam :lol: Backfired? It's opened up debate and of the 46 votes casted so far 20 of them have voted yes. Judging by the voting stats now (currently a dead tie of 27 each), methinks your comment has backfired on you Blowfish? ;-) My raising this isn't a dig at the...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

People have missed the point here. This is not a ETA v sellita which is bette thread. This is about the right to know what one is buying. Personally, how many jewels a movement has or how many bpm it produces has zero bearing on my life. I simply wish to know what I am buying. Apply this rule to mo...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

blowfish89 wrote:Well, this poll backfired for you MadJam :lol:
Backfired? It's opened up debate and of the 46 votes casted so far 20 of them have voted yes.
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

Fair question, but if, as highlighted earlier, a page in the booklet quoting JJ's views on both movements is added then that would maybe reassure the doubters (ie. The ones who had the perceived 'inferior' movement in their watch). Either that and/or all the movements have their own CW reference as ...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

Having read "The ETA v Sellita Story" as written by CWs very own Johannes Jahnke I have come to the conclusion that I really don't need to know. http://www.christopherward.co.uk/blog/the-eta-v-sellita-story/ "Aesthetically, the movements are identical and difficult to separate and the only signific...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

........the likes of Steinhart, Tissot, Hamilton and other similarly priced Swiss makers can be specific. Tissot and Hamilton, being part of the Swatch Group who own ETA, will obviously not have supply problems that some independent watch makers have. It is fair for CWL to be able to substitute equ...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Re: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

I've not selected either. It's not that I don't care; I am content that at the point of assembly CW will use whatever is appropriate from the choices shown in the specifications due to supply limitations. I am sure they do too. Yet the likes of Steinhart, Tissot, Hamilton and other similarly priced...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: use only three words
Replies: 31090
Views: 1128778

Re: use only three words

MadJam250 wrote:Cat went missing :-(
Cat back home! :-) :thumbup:
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: use only three words
Replies: 31090
Views: 1128778

Re: use only three words

Cat went missing :-(
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?
Replies: 126
Views: 5787

Poll: Chr.Ward movements .. being more specific?

Some CWL watches are marketed and sold as having either an ETA or Sellita movement in them, eg. C60 .. despite being of similar quality, some fans/owners like to know exactly which is being used in their watches. Currently, the only way to find out is to remove the caseback (which may affect warrant...
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy Birthday vikingdrvr and mcb2007
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Happy Birthday vikingdrvr and mcb2007

Many happy returns
by MadJam250
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy Birthday Phil0886
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Happy Birthday Phil0886

Many happy returns.
by MadJam250
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Invicta
Replies: 35
Views: 1561

Re: Invicta

I own several Invicta watches, all of which were bought at bargain prices. Of the four Pro Divers, three are equipped with SW200-2 movements ( as are many CWL watches, yes?), and one with the Seiko Instruments NH-35A, of which several members have voiced approval. None of the Pro Divers is oversize...
by MadJam250
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Invicta
Replies: 35
Views: 1561

Re: Invicta

I don't know why, but to my shame I must admit to owning an Invicta. If you turn the lights off and close your eyes it looks a bit like a Rolex, from 500 yards away. I paid $40 on a Carnival cruise ship. It's about what the watch is worth. Loose bezel that won't line up, sharp edges to strap, etc, ...
by MadJam250
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hastings & Co.
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Hastings & Co.

Another great review from Josh:

http://www.watchitallabout.com/hastings ... ch-review/

Really liking the look of this model. Lovely presentation box too.