The new CWArchive

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Re: The new CWArchive

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The forum upgrade we did today has finally enabled the forum to directly link to the CWArchives via the banner on the Portal page and the Archives link on the Board Index page.

As you probably realize, the CWArchive is a constant work in progress. Many, many thanks go out to my Admin Team for their constant diligence and efforts at maintaining this archive. I also want to thank those who have made suggestions via the "Suggest an edit" function.

We would also like to announce that we have made some recent additions.

Under the “Publications” tab a link to important videos has been added. This contains links to the Christopher Ward Youtube channel as well as links to what we feel are important videos of historical value.

Under the “About” Tab we have added “Logo Evolution” which will show you the logo’s used and when, since CW was founded.

Our most significant accomplishment is the addition of Model Retirement dates that has been added to every model variant. These dates are not necessarily the last sale date of a model but reflect when a model was no longer available at regular price via the website. This will establish a tighter time frame of model availability.
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Re: The new CWArchive

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First thing I checked when the Forum came back up. Great work and many thanks!
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Re: The new CWArchive

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Me too! Superb work mods & admins! It all looks brilliant!
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Re: The new CWArchive

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While going through and cleaning up some CW files on my computer I found some original pdf's of CW catalogs from 2007. 08 and 09 that I didn't know I had. We have now added these to the CWArchives. This is the direct link to the publications.

It is our intent to get all of the older catalogs and the original Christopher Ward Magazine into the CWArchives as soon as possible, but some still need to be converted to pdf's. We are working on it.

In the meantime, enjoy the read of the early models of CW. Some you may have never seen and I am sure a few you forgot about.

Also added is a video titled CW-The first 10 years. This was first viewed at the event in 2014 that launched the SH21 movement and announced the rebranding along with the merger of Synergies Horlogères.

I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane.
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Re: The new CWArchive

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Thanks Kip! I just flipped through the catalog. It’s fascinating to look at the design language of their early watches to see how the brand has grown and evolved over the last 13 years.

I’d love to see them take that rectangular lady’s watch and scale it up to a more masculine size, maybe with the movement from the 529 to keep it thin.
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Thanks from me too - it's amusing to flip back through some of the magazines and I just noticed you were mentioned in Spring 2014! :lol: One of the watches in the catalogues you have just uploaded is still my daily wearer, so it's far from forgotten! :)
Looking back at that collection though makes me feel it's a shame CW don't do any of their lady's range of watches anymore.
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Re: The new CWArchive

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Thanks for your hard work, Kip!
It seems CW changed a lot since the beginning, the brand logo and design changed a lot, also seeing the new watches, I hardly find watches with a glass back... :(
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