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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:13 pm

Whilst I have been still tempted by the CW leather or the Aevitas Rosewood boxes , I have however found what looks to be a very good value one on Amazon, for just £22.99 in a really nice deep red colour.
The sections are a little narrower than my 2 Fossil leather boxes, but seem to be able to accommodate watches up to 46mm, they also sit slightly higher up so the crown does not touch the side sections, which appear also to be removable. If you put 2 larger watches side by side there may be some slight contact between them so may have to use a little care. Anything up to to 44mm will fit with ease.

Cushions nice and soft, it's quite lightweight so whether than means it's perhaps not as solid and well made as others I am not sure, colour looks amazing, how the metal fixtures will wear over time again it's hard to say, but for me it's a bargain, hence I have just ordered a second one.

I am not saying it will be as nice as the Aevitas. but price wise it's amazing value for money.

Photos make it appear a little darker than it actually is, a Rosewood colour would be a better indication.

So it probably isn't the quality of others discussed in the thread but for the price I am very pleased with it - just have to decide once the second one arrives whether I use them both, or get my 2nd Fossil back from my wife so she can have one of the new one's.

The colour in the Amazon link at the bottom is maybe a better indication of the shade, the final picture on the Amazon site is a bit deceptive as the cushions on mine sit higher up compared to the partition height.

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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by Viognier » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 pm

I've had my CW watch box for 6 years and it's been fantastic.
Small collection of timepieces that I enjoy

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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:33 pm

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I've had my CW watch box for 6 years and it's been fantastic.
I ordered one earlier today, as much as I like the cheap Rosewood one's I have from Amazon, and the Fossil I already had there is more space in the CW one and it looks a touch of class.

I suppose I could have made do with what I have, but there is a little extra space in the CW one and I think it will be a better fit for my CW watches.
They are a little close together in the Amazon one's hence I have put some of my cheaper watches in there just in case so most of my other brands will be fine in the existing boxes I already have.

I recently had some improvements made to my loft which will make storing the original individual watch boxes easier, it's a bit daft keeping them all in their own box because they take up so much room in my cabinets/chest of drawers.
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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by Viognier » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:38 pm

^^ Well done! Congratulations
Small collection of timepieces that I enjoy

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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:38 pm

Viognier wrote:
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^^ Well done! Congratulations
Cheers. :D
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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:00 am

My CW watch box is due to arrive today.

Edit - seconds after typing that is arrived, blimey....

First impressions, really nice though the black box it came in has a 1 inch scuff mark on one of the corners, warch box 10 out 10 but outer box they need to do better for that price.
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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by Craig64 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:29 pm

Hi Johnny
Good to hear your collectors case arrived on time.
Was the scuffed black box that it came in, the outer packaging box? I can't remember how mine was packaged, but for me any marks on the outer packaging would not have mattered, as it would have been disposed of, as long as the collectors case itself was unmarked.

If you are willing to, it would be great to see a photo of your case with some of your watches in. :thumbup:
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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:27 pm

Craig64 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Hi Johnny
Good to hear your collectors case arrived on time.
Was the scuffed black box that it came in, the outer packaging box? I can't remember how mine was packaged, but for me any marks on the outer packaging would not have mattered, as it would have been disposed of, as long as the collectors case itself was unmarked.

If you are willing to, it would be great to see a photo of your case with some of your watches in. :thumbup:
Hi Craig,

No the actual case itself is fine, it had an additional black cardboard box and within that there was a black CW bag with the watch case in..
It was the outer black cardboard box that was scuffed, I guess it's no big deal just I have heard others say they have watch boxes arrive that have scuff marks on them.
I ordered a cheap Rosewood one from Amazon that was only £23 and the outer packaging perfect, I am probably being picky but for £140 I didn't really want to see a damaged, albeit slightly marked, box.

Anyway here is a photo. Ideally there be an 8th but my other brands boxes are also bursting.

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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by Craig64 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi Johnny
That is absolutely superb, and you've got a great and varied collection there!
Thank you very much indeed for taking time out to share the photo.
I've got two things in common with you, the collectors case and the orange dial C60 Trident :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: CW 8 watch collectors case

Post by johnnysharp2 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:58 pm

Craig64 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:54 pm
Hi Johnny
That is absolutely superb, and you've got a great and varied collection there!
Thank you very much indeed for taking time out to share the photo.
I've got two things in common with you, the collectors case and the orange dial C60 Trident :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks, the C60 Orange is really nice.
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