My Visit to the Showroom

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My Visit to the Showroom

Post by StrapMeister » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:56 pm

So, after some contemplation, I decided to take a half day off from work and book myself in for a visit to the Showroom.
Very easy to find as the instructions provided were very good.
Arrived in Maidenhead about 3 quarters of an hour early so parked in the Nicholson's Multi-storey and wandered into town for a mouch around.
Anyway, only so much mouching can be done, and ended up turning up about 15 minutes early - which wasn't an issue.
A very warm welcome, sat down, made comfortable and provided with a very nice coffee.
The eye candy on display was amazing - one thing I noted was that some of the watches look some much nicer in the flesh as to say.
I was particularly impressed with the C8 UTC, C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer and the C65 Khaki (which I'll be honest looks more Olive - but nevertheless lovely).
Anyway I was there to see a specific model.
Declan was extremely accommodating and a very interesting conversation ensued with a couple of sneak previews of what's coming :silent:
Exciting times ahead.
All-in-all, I was made to feel extremely welcome and very well looked after :thumbup:
I would highly recommended a visit if you can make it.

So, now comes the guessing the game...
What did I purchase?
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C2 FLE; C3 SWT; C5 RAF BoB; C8 MkI; C8 MkI.5; C8 MkII; C9 FLE; C10 FLE; C60 FLE Scooter Blue; C60 FLE Red JAG; C60 Trident 316L LE (Blue, Orange, Yellow); C60 Trident Vintage Pro 600; C60 Trident Bronze SH21 LE; C80 Sector; C90 Becketts; S70 BRG COSC.

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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:02 pm

C65 Vintage GMT.
Steve
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by StrapMeister » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:04 pm

Close...you're on the right track :thumbup:
C2 FLE; C3 SWT; C5 RAF BoB; C8 MkI; C8 MkI.5; C8 MkII; C9 FLE; C10 FLE; C60 FLE Scooter Blue; C60 FLE Red JAG; C60 Trident 316L LE (Blue, Orange, Yellow); C60 Trident Vintage Pro 600; C60 Trident Bronze SH21 LE; C80 Sector; C90 Becketts; S70 BRG COSC.

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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:31 pm

Remembering you bought a C60 Trident Ombre but returned it, you clearly have a hankering for a bronze watch.

From your comments the C65 Trident Diver is calling to you.

Combine the two for a C65 Trident Bronze SH21 LE?

Guy

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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by StrapMeister » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:30 pm

Well deduced Guy...absolutely spot on :thumbup:
..and here it is :D

ImageC65_Trident_Bronze_SH21_002 by StrapMeister, on Flickr
ImageC65_Trident_Bronze_SH21_001 by StrapMeister, on Flickr
C2 FLE; C3 SWT; C5 RAF BoB; C8 MkI; C8 MkI.5; C8 MkII; C9 FLE; C10 FLE; C60 FLE Scooter Blue; C60 FLE Red JAG; C60 Trident 316L LE (Blue, Orange, Yellow); C60 Trident Vintage Pro 600; C60 Trident Bronze SH21 LE; C80 Sector; C90 Becketts; S70 BRG COSC.

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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by Camulos » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:46 am

What watch did you wear to the visit, out of interest?

Congratulations on your purchase!
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by Essex Paul » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:26 am

Congrats on your purchase, great looking piece. :clap:

Was at the showroom a few weeks ago and totally agree, great experience and Declan was very helpful Indeed. :thumbup:

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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by Viognier » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:27 am

Fantastic pick up, congratulations,
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by albionphoto » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:06 am

I was at the showroom on Thursday. Great experience as usual. Declan helped me put a new quick adjust bracelet on my SH21 Trident. I added a couple of more service pods to my flock too. Declan was the friendly, helpful perfect gentleman as always and thanks to him for all the running around. He remains a great asset to CW.
I was able to meet Chris for the first time and we had a good chat about the C7 Apex and other things. I'm afraid he may think I'm a bit strange as the Anglo-Saxon exhibition at the British Library might not have been the expected reply when asked what my plans in London were. It was a great exhibition too.
The C65 Khaki definitely looks more olive than olive drab in real life and for me it would look better with a green bezel. The concorde prototype looked great and I'm sure will be a hit with the TMB market. Other news... the C65 range is running the C60 range very close for best selling range, Pepsi GMT in Feb - March 2019 and the C60 Mk III in May - June 2019. Great times ahead for CW.
Thanks again for the time Declan and Chris spent with me. A visit to the showroom is always a pleasure and is highly recommended.
Mark
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:12 am

Excellent choice!
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by StrapMeister » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:10 pm

Camulos wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:46 am
What watch did you wear to the visit, out of interest?

Congratulations on your purchase!
I wore my C80 Sector :D

Thanks for the kind words.
I'm really pleased with my purchase and it's a gorgeous watch :D

Yes, totally agree that it's a great experience and an insight into what and where CW are going - exciting times ahead :thumbup:
Also I agree that Declan is a great asset to CW - really nice chap and very helpful.

Agh...shame! I missed you by a day Mark - would have been nice to have thanked you in person for the C8.
Hope you had a good time while you were over here.
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by albionphoto » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks Nigel. I'd have liked to meet another CW victim too :D
I've had a good trip catching up with friends and family. :thumbup:
Once a year is quite enough for the showroom. Too big a risk to the credit card...
Mark
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Re: My Visit to the Showroom

Post by MiniMpi » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:10 am

Congratulations Nigel :clap:
The C65 Bronze SH21 LE is a stunning watch mate 8)
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