My CW History

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My CW History

Post by downer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:39 am

Going through a few old photographs on my laptop, I noticed a few CW watches I'd totally forgotten about and thought it may be interesting (or not :)) for newer forum members to see a few of the older models.

So here, in the sequence I acquired them, are the 32 CW watches that have passed through my collection. Some were long(ish) termers, some I kept for a very short time, some I still have, and some I regret parting with. There are even one or two that have been in and out twice!

The one that got me started - a C3 in 2008:

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A C5 Aviator:

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C8 Blackhawk:

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C8 Mark1 Cream Dial (I think this one may now be with Guy having also been with Ferg):

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C4:

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C6/C60 LE:

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C2 FLE from 2009:

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C15 (saw one of these last week in the CW cupboard. It looked huge):

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C40 - my first 7750:

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C4 NAS 815 (a mistake that I did not keep for long):

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C6 White:

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C8 Mark II Black:

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C60 Pepsi:

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C7 BRG LE:

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C9:

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C8 MkII Cream:

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C6 LE (The first forum LE):

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C2 Quartz:

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C9 FLE (2011):

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C90:

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C60 Scooter (the first of two):

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C9 Chronograph:

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C60 GMT Orange:

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C5 Slimline (my first attempt to get along with the Chr logo):

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C10 FLE (my second attempt...):

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C60 Scooter (again):

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C60 Prototype:

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C8 Blackhawk with modified date wheel:

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C70FR:

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C3 FLE:

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C65 Classic Black:

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C60 Ombre (my latest and greatest):

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Re: My CW History

Post by Clach77 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:43 am

That’s a great catalogue of your collection. Good to see them all posted. :thumbup:
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Re: My CW History

Post by 0uatiOW » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Wonderful idea, great pictures. Interesting to see how the CW look has changed over the years, but also how it has stayed unchanged if you know what I mean.

Can you please explain what’s behind the name Scooter? Named after the member, or the other way around?
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Re: My CW History

Post by downer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:23 pm

0uatiOW wrote:Wonderful idea, great pictures. Interesting to see how the CW look has changed over the years, but also how it has stayed unchanged if you know what I mean.

Can you please explain what’s behind the name Scooter? Named after the member, or the other way around?
Indeed, the “scooter” watch is named after the scooter member.

For the 2012 Forum LE we chose a standard watch (C60) and invited all members to suggest colour schemes, which was then followed by a voting process.

Two designs were selected (50 of each were produced) and thereafter became known as “the Scooter” (blue) and “The Jag” (red).
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Re: My CW History

Post by scooter » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:31 pm

Looking through your fine collection of watches owned reminds me of those great early models and why I came to CW in the first place.

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Re: My CW History

Post by Kip » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:49 pm

Spectacular photos of your CW journey Richard. I think a couple may be up for Photo of the Month!!
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Re: My CW History

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:42 pm

Fantastic pics. :clap:
Love some of those early ones. :thumbup:

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Re: My CW History

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Some great photos there Richard and a wonderfully eclectic spread of CWs from over the years. :clap:

C8 MkI Cream dial - yes, this watch is now in my possession, having bought it from Ferg (MiniMpi) a few months back.

C7 MkI BRG LE - I did also own this watch for a while a few year ago. At the time I bought it, it had been fitted with a black bezel as the result of a recase at CW (if you look closely at your photo the green bezel is pretty bashed up and, being an LE, CW did not have any green bezels available).

I wonder what I might buy from you, or being previously owned by you, next. :lol:

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Re: My CW History

Post by atnits » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm

The old ones are the best ones. :wink:

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Re: My CW History

Post by Viognier » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:49 pm

Brilliant photo essay Richard! Enjoyed that.

It was the C60 Scooter Blue that got me hooked (that will never leave my collection) and I still have my C3 chronograph....really enjoy it as my only quartz in the watch box.

Nice touch on the Ombre addition; have to say the black leather strap looks sharp
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Re: My CW History

Post by Lavaine » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:46 pm

I remember the C5A. To this day that is one of the best looking straps I've seen on that model. I asked you about where you acquired it back in the day, but I never picked one up :(.
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Re: My CW History

Post by neilj568 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Some great photos of some great looking watches - I wonder if there was as much of an outcry when the logo changed to the Chr Ward?
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Re: My CW History

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:21 pm

neilj568 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Some great photos of some great looking watches - I wonder if there was as much of an outcry when the logo changed to the Chr Ward?
Yes!

Great collection of photos there, Richard. A fine trip down memory lane.
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Re: My CW History

Post by Clach77 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:06 pm

neilj568 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Some great photos of some great looking watches - I wonder if there was as much of an outcry when the logo changed to the Chr Ward?
Indeed I remember one long standing and respected forum member vowing never to buy a watch bearing the Chr. WARD logo. Now, if only I could remember who that was. :silent: :lol:
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Re: My CW History

Post by StrapMeister » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:26 pm

What a terrific idea and great to see some of those early models.

Love the C5 Aviator (Cream dial)
...and would love to prise that C8 Mk1 Cream away from Guy
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