The Ombre is my first CW, and in fact my first diver. Typically they haven't really appealed, although I've always loved the trident counterbalance and as much as the 43mm size concerned me, the bronze case, matte black ceramic and the distressed dial were too much to resist
I have 088/300, which was bought raw on the brown leather strap and has developed quite a nice patina already.
As a new CW customer I will say the buying process was very good, support was quick to respond and it is comforting knowing there is the refund policy available.
When the watch arrived, the box was clearly not new, in fact it was pretty scuffed to be honest but I wasn't overly fussed by that. I'd (perhaps mistakenly?) read this forum before it arrived, so I was very thorough looking over it before removing the protective plastic as I didn't want to affect the ability to return it (if the 9 index bothered me for example).
This and the box possibly dampened my initial 'wow' of seeing the watch as I was looking for flaws, and then upon inspection there was a small 'dent' at the bottom which meant I spent a good 10 minutes deciding whether I wanted to return it, which again somewhat took the shine off the experience. Pic below for reference.
Overall, I decided that I bought this watch as a daily that would look better once weathered, so the small dink in the bottom would soon be irrelevant. The 9 marker is possibly ever so slightly rotated (as in the earlier screenshot), but honestly I don't think it is something I would have noticed, and even looking at it it's incredibly minor and hasn't effected my enjoyment of the watch.
Having now had it on for nearly two weeks, I have no regrets in keeping it (other than seeing the £150 off voucher code the day after ordering!) and am really looking forward to seeing how it develops over time. The experience has possibly tempered my enthusiasm for buying additional CW watches in the future, but I'm sure there'll be more that prove irresistible!
A quick picture as it looks now