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what led you to Christopher Ward?

Post by Lewis » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:19 am

Hi all,
My post about the watch snob got me thinking. Even though the snob is well, a self centered snob, the up side is a lot of people read him and maybe they will find cwl via his post.

That said I thought it would be great to hear how everyone found Christopher Ward.

Personally I was really interested in the Meistersinger Perigraph. On their site they mentioned the design award that the perigraph had won and that the c9 Harrison was a strong contender. From there I looked up the cwl c9. As they say the rest is history, I received my first cwl c60 for Valentines day.
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Post by DCB2 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:13 am

I found Christopher Ward through the website dappered.com. I've been looking for a high quality non Rolex, non Omega, non Tag automatic dive watch, and I think the C60 is perfect. Traditional roots with a slightly modern twist.

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Post by Viognier » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:46 am

Was looking at alternatives to the Omega Seamaster Bond watch and ran across a comparison of the C60 to the Steinhart Ocean One series.......I have the C60 and the Steinhart OVM....bit no Seamaster :)
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Post by gwells » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:45 am

when i was looking for my first proper watch, i came across the C8 vintage review on worn and wound.
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Post by Cirrus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:05 am

I was in a meeting with a Royal Navy officer who was wearing one - I forget which now, may have been a C60 - and was impressed enough after playing with it to go and buy a brace of C5s :-)

Edit:- It was a C20.
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Re: what lead you to Christopher Ward?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:35 am

Looking for a lady's watch for a birthday present back in 2008.
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Post by agong » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:58 am

Got to know cwl when I lost my watch (before I was a 'watch guy') and in search of a new one. I suppose that I should start exploring into quality swiss made timepiece.

Cwl is partly to blame for the watch diesease I caught! :D
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Post by Stanley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:37 am

Hi.
It all started via the internet, just scrolling through various sites, I came across the Christopher Ward brand, never having purchased a watch on line and looking at how competitive the prices were I was slightly doubtful of the quality and reliability, still unsure I rang the company (just to see if they really existed) and spoke to Wera who completely put me at ease regarding making a purchase.I now own four Christopher Ward watches, all have given excellent service,there is always someone at the end of the phone to discuss any information or details on the watches you are considering purchasing. Wera and Tom have always been a great assistance to solving any enquires.

A great brand with excellent products and superb staff.

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Post by Andyshall » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:16 am

I noticed a bloke at work was wearing a Britling but said nothing as I didn't know him that well and I am not a big fan of Britlings. The next day he had a different watch, the the third day different again - I had to ask. The last two had been CW - which he enthused about more than the Britling, I just had to have a look........

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Re: what lead you to Christopher Ward?

Post by welshlad » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:36 am

About a year ago, I decided I should get myself a half-decent watch to replace my ageing Tissot quartz V8 Chrono. I didn't want to spend thousands, so starting googling around for high quality, good value watches....and Christopher Ward kept appearing in all my searches. So I took a look and found the forum and that was all I needed to see! :)

This is a great thread, but can someone fix the spelling mistake in the thread title as it's driving me nuts! :shock:
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Re: what lead you to Christopher Ward?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 am

I'd thought for some time, a few years ago, that I ought to get a 'proper' watch, as opposed to a series of routine Seiko Quartz, and fancied a TAG Heuer but didn't really have the budget for one.

Following the bereavement of my parents in 2011, both of whom had Omegas (just one each, my Father's a Constellation) I decided to take the proceeds of my Mother's car to buy a watch with and created a 'watch fund'.

Looking at TAG Heuer's, I liked the Monaco for its square case, but was only able to afford a pre-owned one. However in a way something at the back of my mind niggled me to spend 'all that money' on one watch.

Then, reading EVO's monthly watch page about this time last year, they had a write up on the C11 HRDC. I liked the style, appreciated the value for money, did some research and shortly after had bought a C9 Chrono for best and in memoriam, plus a C11 Black Manta for daily wear.

A year later I have a further three CWL watches and two more Seikos (all within the budget of my watch fund) and now have the bug. I've also learned that its not such a crime to have an expensive watch such as a TAG Heuer or Omega and may well one day get one of these as well.
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Post by moriarty » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:59 am

I stumbled across this forum, whilst looking into skeleton watches.

Then decided to have a look at the CW site.

Then bought my first CW in November 2012 and have bought one or two more since then :D
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Post by richtea » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:17 pm

Perhaps my lead up to C Ward may seem a little outdated as it wasnt really anything to do with web sites or friends recommends
I began collecting mechanical and some vintage watches many many years back and then in a move with the changeing industry sold or gave most of my early ones away (not too expensive models thankfully)

Around 5-6 years or so i again began picking up one or two old Russian and Swiss hand winds etc and then one day out of the blue though either a magazine or post delivery a small quite understated catalogue landed with what seemed like half decent looking watches in the pages
Over the next 2-3 years i saw a few of these catalogues appear and always liked the models depicted but couldnt understand the branding and was a little sceptical
It wasnt until over 2 years back from now i actually reserached the online offerings from C Ward
I currently own 6 C Wards 5 of my own and 1 for my Wife
Interestingly they are now amongst my favourite watches and it took me some considerable time and thought to actually sell a C6 Kingfisher recently
The thing i find with Chris Ward watches is they form a bond with you as an owner Thus making it difficult to part with one even if its too large or not completely in line with your normal choices

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Post by CornishDave » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:05 pm

Saw an advert in a colour supplement in the Daily Mail, several years ago. now I have "several" of Mr Ward's watches and he has a few thousand of my pounds! :problem:

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Post by AdDaMan » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:07 pm

I was looking for a carbon faced watch and that lead me to the newly launched C700 grand Rapide.
Suffice to say I didn't end up buying that but a few others instead!

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