How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
Post Reply
User avatar
NMS75
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 616
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:26 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: United Kingdom

How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by NMS75 »

Hi All

Having owned my CW C70 GE for several months now I have yet to see anyone else wearing a CW watch in the street or elsewhere. I have always had a major interest in watches and do tend to notice certain brands when I am out and about - mainly the likes of Rolex, Omega and Breitling etc. However, on a trip to Bath this weekend I finally spotted a gentleman wearing a C9 Harrison Chrono! A lovely looking watch indeed!

Do other members spot CWs on the wrists of strangers when they are out and about?

Mark
Watches: Christopher Ward C7 Rapide MKII | Christopher Ward C70 Grand Epreuve | Rolex Submariner 16610 | Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN | Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50 | Steinhart GMT-Ocean 1 Blue Red

User avatar
chuckf1
Senior
Senior
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:03 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by chuckf1 »

I've never seen anyone, aside from watch forums, wearing a CW. But that goes for all the watches I wear, CW, or not.

User avatar
MiniMpi
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 34420
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:56 am
CW-watches: 22
Location: Cork, Ireland

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by MiniMpi »

I'm soon to take delivery of my first CW but i see a lovely C7 Rapide in black on my friends wrist most days during the week.
He was the inspiration to get my own CW ;)
Ferg

22 CW watches and a 1934 Rolex 912 'Tank'.

Check out my Instagram @minimpi610

Woodell
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 478
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:51 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: U.S.A.

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Woodell »

I don't think there are many here in America......Maybe we have a Quota or something :D :D
Wear: C-60 Trident......Xezo Tribune LE
Own but never wear: Adriatica "Pilot" - Baume & Mercier "Capeland" - Swiss Military Hanowa
"Railroad Chrono." - Sector "SK-8" - Movado - Elgin "Swiss"

User avatar
wagnetic
Senior
Senior
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:03 pm
CW-watches: 5
Location: Boston, USA

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by wagnetic »

Not seen any over here.

Now if I were to head t'up north to New Hampshire I might spy one or two I'm guessing...
Own
C70 DBR1, C60-GMT-SKKO, C6SBSK, C4SST, 2012 Red FLE

Want
C40 IPK, or C11 PVD Chrono.
2013 FLE.

User avatar
Peteo
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2859
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:35 pm
CW-watches: 4
LE-two: yes
LE-fourb: yes
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Peteo »

The only CW I've seen that I don't own myself is my friend's C5. Honestly, I'd be shocked if I saw a CW in the wild here in the States (and I'll admit that there's a part of me that enjoys that). Maybe us Yankee CW fans can have a get together like those crazy Brits are planning?

Most of the watches that I see in the wild these days are Citizens or Seikos. If I actually did see a CW in the wild, I might not be able to contain myself.
Peteo
CWs: C70US #702, C60SYS #5, 2009FLE #34, 2012FLE Red #72 (for sale)
Non-CWs: TUDOR Black Bay Blue, OMEGA Speedmaster Racing, BREMONT Solo, BALL Streamliner, SEIKO 5 Fathoms, ORIS TT1, HAMILTON Navy Pioneer, SINN EZM 13 & 103 A Blue

User avatar
Baker86
Junior
Junior
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:07 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Perth, WA

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Baker86 »

I live in Darwin and travel interstate (Australia) a fair amount and i am yet to see another CW Watch on the wrist of a "stranger" as per a previous post plently of Rolex and Omega not so many CWL though!

User avatar
Mortis
Forum Menace
Forum Menace
Posts: 2938
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:48 pm
CW-watches: 12
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
Location: Surrey

How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Mortis »

I suspect our foreign friends are less likely to see a CW in the wild (both because of numbers sold and the size of their countries!). I will say that it increases in likeliness exponentially (yes, I mean that rather than even polynomically) as time passes, thanks in the main to the increased sales.

I have seen two, but neither was on "everyday journeys". One was in Scotland, in the Borders (I'd say Ian would be proud, but they are Posh Southern Softies to him!) and the other on the London Underground. The latter was a white C6 so I asked the chap about it. I obviously scared him, though, as he was very vague (apart from admitting to loving it) and jumped off at the next stop!

User avatar
scooter
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 14062
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:14 pm
CW-watches: 1
LE-two: yes
LE-foura: yes
Location: UK

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by scooter »

Not yet.

Haven't even spotted the C9 in Bath and am always there
:lol:

scooter
#1 scooter blue 2012 FLE (50 made)

Tooks
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1880
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:55 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: Leics/Lincs

Post by Tooks »

I saw my first CW, a C2 Lido, on a chaps wrist at a meeting in London a couple of weeks ago.

I've seen a couple of 'unconfirmed' sightings, but this was the first.

User avatar
The Laird
Forumgod
Forumgod
Posts: 888
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: Great Britain

.

Post by The Laird »

.
MAD AS A BOX OF FROGS!!!

User avatar
Royston 64
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 9:38 am
CW-watches: 4
Location: Northern Ireland

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Royston 64 »

Woodell wrote:I don't think there are many here in America......Maybe we have a Quota or something :D :D
If there is a quota, Kip has used it all up!!

Haven't seen any others here in Northern Ireland. I'm sure they are here somewhere though.....must leave cave and see!

User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 30513
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 146
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Kip »

wagnetic wrote:
Now if I were to head t'up north to New Hampshire I might spy one or two I'm guessing...
Your odds will certainly improve! :lol:

Although I have had a couple members stop by and visit me, I have yet to see one outside of the shop.
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.

User avatar
Lamps
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2339
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:04 pm
CW-watches: 2
LE-two: yes
Location: Bolton

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Lamps »

I have never seen one in the wild, I'm sure it will happen one, surely I cant be the only person in bolton to have bought one.

Dealmaker
Junior
Junior
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:04 am
CW-watches: 6

How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Post by Dealmaker »

I've seen 2 at work belonging to customers. A C70 Brooklands and a C5 (can't remember which). I complimented them both on their excellent taste!
C40SKK C8SWT-MK2 C8SKK-MK2 C6SOSI C70DBR1 C2LE

Post Reply