WindUp NYC - A CW review

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WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by albionphoto » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:39 am

For those that don't know WindUp is a watch show hosted by Worn and Wound. It is held in October or November at Chelsea Market (between W15th and 16th, 9th Av, NYC). Chelsea market is an interesting place to visit if you're ever in NYC with lots of restaurants and interesting "artsy" shops. It's about a 20 minute walk from New York Penn Station.

Christopher Ward have attended before in 2015 when it was first held in Chelsea Market. At that time the CW stand was hosted by Wera and Declan. I bought my C11 Titanium Elite from them (I've sold this since, so don't ask). This time CW were a sponsor of the event and the booth was hosted by Chris Ward, Declan Strange, Olivia and Alex. For those who like a wristwatch check, Chris was wearing a C60 Apex on the hybrid strap, Alex was wearing a C60 Trident blue on blue and Olivia was wearing a C5 Malvern 595. I don't remember what Declan was wearing, sorry.

They had a range of watches on show including a C60 Apex, the new C60 Abyss, C65 Anthropocene (C65 white dialled GMT) and the C65 Black and Gold. The C60 Apex is a great watch. WindUp coincided with the arrival of my C60 Apex and I saw my first stranger wearing a CW. I'm not sure a watch show counts as a true encounter though. There was quite a lot of love for CW amongst the public at WindUp. The C60 Abyss was getting a lot of love as was the Worldtimer. I did look at the C65 Anthropocene but my attention was riveted to the C65 black and gold. Now I have another case of watch lust.

Amongst the other brands present were Monta, Oris, Spinnaker, Hamilton and Dan Henry.

The show was busy from its opening at 11:00 AM and by the time I left it was buzzing. I hope that CW have a good show and that WindUP helps them spearhead the American market for them.

ImageWindUp 1 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

ImageWindUp 2 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

Olivia, Chris and Alex working hard
ImageWindUp 3 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

A busy WindUp
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Loupe in the US very, very early (I think I got mine before you lot in the UK - ahh, schadenfreude)
ImageWindUp 5 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

C65 Anthropocene, C65 Black and Gold and C60 Abyss
ImageWindUp 6 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

The C60 Abyss is cool, the C65 Anthropocene is icy cool and the C65 Black and Gold is just amazing.

My next stop, in a very WIS weekend, is going to be Watch Time NYC so the C60 Apex should be a hit amongst the Armin Stroms A. Lange und Sohne, Breguets... I'll review Watch Time in the "Other Brands" forum.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Squalus » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 am

That C65 Black and Gold looks rather similar to some of the FLE suggestions. That may sway some people one way or the other.

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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by albionphoto » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:19 am

The resemblance is probably due to poor photography. The black and gold is a PVD coated bronze case. The accent ring and bezel edge are, in actual fact, a red gold colour. The back of the case is a gloss black. It's very stylish and dressy as the 6 and 12 numbers are also a red gold colour.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:47 am

A good write up Mark, thanks.

I’m interested to see the two new C65s in more detail.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:00 am

@albionphoto - Excellent write Mark and thanks for the pictures too.

Looks like an excellent event and wonderful to hear that you have been married up with your C60 Apex. :wink:

There were a good number of other brands there, both large and small, what else did you get the chance to look at?

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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by timor54 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:57 am

White C65 GMT with black edged hands, they’re starting to learn about legibility :thumbup:
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by DanielDZ » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Thanks for the write-up, it sounded like a great event.

I’m keen to see both the C65’s more closely. On paper, the white faced GMT could be perfect for me, but I need that spark. I like the applied indices.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Bounce » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Great write up & pictures thanks for taking the time to share.
Some interesting pieces there.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:18 pm

timor54 wrote:White C65 GMT with black edged hands, they’re starting to learn about legibility Image
Look carefully, they're not black edged hands.

Standard steel finish. This is a better photo.

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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by albionphoto » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:25 pm

Other brands
Monta, Dan Henry, Junghans (they have some lovely watches), Stowa, Oris, Lorier, Brew Co. I think only the Junghans really stood out from the crowd though.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:29 pm

Thanks for the review, Mark. Looks like a really interesting event, and I’m sure UK members going to Bristol next Saturday will have a chance to see the new watches as well.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by albionphoto » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:11 pm

I'll add some pictures of the non-CW brands to a thread on the "Other Brands" section tomorrow. I have some more pictures of the C65 black and gold which I'll add here too.
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Kip » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:01 pm

albionphoto wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:39 am

Christopher Ward have attended before in 2015 when it was first held in Chelsea Market. At that time the CW stand was hosted by Wera and Declan.

I couldn't make the event this time, but I was there for the first one in 2015 with Wera and Declan.

Looks like a classier booth than we had for the first show.

Thanks for your report. :thumbup:
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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by albionphoto » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:51 pm

C65 Black and Gold
In Loupe Winter 2019 and publicly displayed at WindUp Watchfair NYC 2019 - So I'm not breaking any embargoes. This is a 200 piece limited edition.

ImageWindUp 10 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

ImageWindUp 9 by Mark Wheeler, on Flickr

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Re: WindUp NYC - A CW review

Post by Clach77 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:33 pm

That looks very much like the the prototype that Mike was wearing at the Edinburgh GTG.
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