Chris375 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:36 am
G1DRP wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:20 am
Thegreyman wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 am
When you say you "killed" it, what kind of damage did you do to it?
Apparently the impact broke a screw inside the watch, which is ridiculous because there were no marks on my wrist. They want £30 to repair it which, although it's nothing compared to the cost of the watch, I am reluctant to pay it. In my opinion, it's a sports watch and it should be more resilient. It's been in for repair since mid December 2018 and I really don't want it back to be honest. I couldn't bring myself to sell it on because it could happen to the next owner.
I do like CW's watches but, this will be my first and last CW watch.
If you smacked it into a door frame and CW only want £30 to fix it then I think that is a decent outcome. If you have the Trident Chrono auto, that's an expensive watch. Is it not cutting off your nose to spite your face not to get it fixed?
I suspect plenty of watches might not survive a similar bangs, the build quality and internals of CW I'm sure stand comparison with competitors e.g. movements are not unique to CW.
You do have a point, I probably am cutting my nose to spite my face but, I have lost faith in the watch. There is an ISO standard for shock resistance and I have copied the basic outline from Wikipedia and pasted it below;
The International Organization for Standardization issued a standard for shock-resistant watches, which many countries have adopted. ISO 1413 Horology—Shock-resistant watches specifies the minimum requirements and describes the corresponding method of test. It is intended to allow homologation tests rather than the individual control of all watches of a production batch. It is based on the simulation of the shock received by a watch on falling accidentally from a height of 1 m on to a horizontal hardwood surface.
In practice shock resistance is generally tested by applying two shocks (one on the 9 o'clock side, and one to the crystal and perpendicular to the face). The shock is usually delivered by a hard plastic hammer mounted as a pendulum, so as to deliver a measured amount of energy, specifically, a 3 kg hammer with an impact velocity of 4.43 m/s (This will deliver approximately 30 Joules of energy to the watch). The watch must keep its accuracy to +/- 60 seconds/day as measured before the test
I understand your frustration but as the ISO standard you have copied across it does state that it allows tests on certain numbers of watches and not all watches produced in the batch. It could be that your watch might have had a flaw in the production of the screw (which broke). In my opinion, for what it's worth, maybe pay for the repair as it is only £30 then if it happens again then possibly cut your losses.
Just a thought,
Interesting topic, as I have been wondering for some time, where the C Ward family lands on this whole issue of shock resistance. I currently own a C8 Flyer PR and a C60 ACAN, neither of which is marked "shock protected", nor is much said on the website about this. Is the testing you have described the same as the din 8308 as described on the Damasko website? I have always known that any mechanical watch is a VERY delicate mechanism, and because the smack into a doorframe didn't leave a mark on your arm is no reason to believe it was the watches fault. Still doesn't answer the question of shock protection within C Ward as a whole.