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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Kip » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:40 pm

Terminator 2 wrote:Heres the answer. Guess who owns this ???

www.christopherward.us

Our very own Mr Ward.

Aye there is no hiding place because The Terminator always gets his man.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Ollsbols » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:06 am

Terminator 2 wrote:
Chris has been too slow with domains. Believe it or not even http://www.christopherwardlondon.com is owned by a guy from bloody Preston in Lancashire.

Why on earth would a guy called Ashwar from bloody Lancashire want that domain name. To make money if you ask me. I hope Chris doesnt give them it.

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I would question if there is some sort of 'passing off' or copyright issue. His look and feel are very similar, images are similar if not copied from Chris' site and it looks like he has stolen some text. The quality is low and I would say cheapens the CW brand. I know he does say in some small print it is not the real site but that means very little in these cases. A half decent copyright/IP lawyer would take that guy to the cleaners and rightly so.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Terminator 2 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:47 am

Ollsbols wrote:I would question if there is some sort of 'passing off' or copyright issue. His look and feel are very similar, images are similar if not copied from Chris' site and it looks like he has stolen some text.
You know something, I never actually checked the link. I just presumed it would be dead. Now what on earth is that website all about? Is it simply a CWL fan or is it an attempt to ride on CWL's coat tails and get income via the amazon links etc. Or is a using that domain name as a CWL affiliate which gives him a share from refferals. All his CWL links go straight back to the official website. Very odd indeed and the domain name is certainly not registered to Chris or CWL.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by zach471 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:51 am

Anyone else having any problems with his site?

I was surprised that the C8 came in at under 10mm thick. This is really going to cause wearability problems... almost like a pancake. Still, looks nice.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Lamps » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:34 am

That site is offering most if not all the watches £10 less that the the real CWL site, but none of the links work.
No forum either, but if there I'd guess members would include names like Tarminator2, Limppo and Kap.
What is that site doing??????????

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Terminator 2 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:58 am

lamppo_the_GasFitter wrote:What is that site doing??????????
Its riding on the coat tails of CWL. Its there to make money from referrals. Although the links do take you to the CWL website they are going through http://www.awin1.com which is an add click site. The prices are well out of date because nobody has bothered their butt to update it.

If I was Chris I would do something about it. The design of the site although out of date closely resembles the style CWL used in the past. It prominently displays the CWL logo and the fact it has the domain http://www.christopherwardlondon.com makes it seem even more official. Although its not a con because it does take you to CWL in the end it is very sneaky. There is a very small disclaimer on the site

This is NOT the official Christopher Ward Web Site. It is just a reflection of the products on sale. To see the actual site

but you have to look for it. Also as the prices are wrong could p*ss off a potential CWL customer who goes to the official site to then find the prices are higher and blame CWL for an error.

Mr Ashwar from Preston Lancashire is needing a lawyers letter to stop him using that url in this manner. I dont for one minute think that the site is there purely as a fan site.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Ollsbols » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:54 pm

No update yet..... They had problems with the new website etc over the weekend. Apparently they were due to get it up and running lunchtime ish. Am getting so impatient and too over excited.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Kip » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:32 pm

Ollsbols wrote:No update yet..... They had problems with the new website etc over the weekend. Apparently they were due to get it up and running lunchtime ish. Am getting so impatient and too over excited.
It appeared that there were several attempts last night at upgrading the website. So far no good.
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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by village » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:54 pm

Phone the order line!
I spoke to a nice lady there earlier today who was only too happy to relieve me off my hard earned cash in return for a C8 :D
Roll on the end of August!
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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Ollsbols » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:59 pm

Just spoken to a lovely chap, Neil at CW. He is saying the new site will be up in a couple of days. Usual technical issues.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Stefaan » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:09 pm

Kip wrote:I expect that those prices will be accurate as everything is in the final stages.
I hope Chris will manage to correct those ghastly "it's" on page 5 ("... inner-case which surrounds it's fine Swiss ...") and page 17 ("... alligator and is sure to become as popular as it's cousin,..."). Making fine watches is no excuse for murdering the English language, and it's worse if perpetrated by an Englishman priding himself in producing English designs :) :).

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Thallium » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:07 am

Oi. With no website available for the C8, I might miss getting my C8 Blackhawk. Hopefully the new site is up soon.

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Kip » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:14 am

Thallium wrote:Oi. With no website available for the C8, I might miss getting my C8 Blackhawk. Hopefully the new site is up soon.

Email Wera or customer service to reserve one.
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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by Thallium » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:50 am

Kip wrote:
Thallium wrote:Oi. With no website available for the C8, I might miss getting my C8 Blackhawk. Hopefully the new site is up soon.

Email Wera or customer service to reserve one.
Heh, I wish I had thought of that earlier. E-mail sent! :D

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Re: CWL August Launch Info

Post by flashman » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:53 am

Stefaan wrote:
Kip wrote:I expect that those prices will be accurate as everything is in the final stages.
I hope Chris will manage to correct those ghastly "it's" on page 5 ("... inner-case which surrounds it's fine Swiss ...") and page 17 ("... alligator and is sure to become as popular as it's cousin,..."). Making fine watches is no excuse for murdering the English language, and it's worse if perpetrated by an Englishman priding himself in producing English designs :) :).
Well said Stefaan. We must maintain standards :)

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