CW novice question on model numbers.

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CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am

Hi CW experts

Was wondering what the number stood for after “C” on model references.

For example C1,C9,C65 etc.

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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by gaf1958 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:47 am

As far as I know, it doesn’t have any particular meaning, other than men’s watches were always Cx, Cxx or Cxxx. Women’s watches (when CW made them) were usually Wx, Wxx etc.
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 am

gaf1958 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:47 am
As far as I know, it doesn’t have any particular meaning, other than men’s watches were always Cx, Cxx or Cxxx. Women’s watches (when CW made them) were usually Wx, Wxx etc.
Oh I see gaf.
So it’s just a random number, meaningless? :-k

Wonder then why bother with that? Just call it say the CW Trident 600 metres. Or CW Grand Malvern Power reserve. The Harrison. Etc etc.


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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:09 am

Oddly enough I wrote about this just a couple of weeks ago.

Have a look at this article.
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:48 am

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:09 am
Oddly enough I wrote about this just a couple of weeks ago.

Have a look at this article.
Will read that cheers! :thumbup:
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 am

Good article Steve.

Although it doesn't explain where CW got their numbers from.
Just refers to a certain line.
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm

Originally they gave each case a number. Case #1 = C1 &c.
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:22 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Originally they gave each case a number. Case #1 = C1 &c.
Ah ok.
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by andybarry87 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm

I always assumed C was for Mens because of Chris and W for women because of Wera :lol:
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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Korkki » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:39 pm

andybarry87 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm
I always assumed C was for Mens because of Chris and W for women because of Wera :lol:
No W is because of Mike and for Australian markets

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Re: CW novice question on model numbers.

Post by Thermexman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 pm

^^^ :lol: :clap:
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