Fantastic trip to the Towers

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Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Macdaz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:20 pm

So the day came and battling through the rain, and arriving 10 minutes late I (and a friend) had a great visit to the showroom, where I was, indeed, like a child in a sweet shop.

In the absence of Declan, Olivia did a great job of looking after us and Mike France popped in and spent a good twenty minutes chatting to us. (I know this is fairly standard for a visit to CW but how many other Company owners/founders would do this). I told him my reservations were the logo placement, or more the space at 12, but I wanted to get over it, and that was why I wanted to see some watches on the wrist. We had a good discussion around this, (but please don't start another debate here!)

No surprise but Mike was passionately evangelical about the placement and some of that passion must have rubbed off as I walked away with the C65 GMT Pepsi. Of course I have the 60/60 to be sure and Mike has asked me to feedback to him once I finally decide one way or the other. (It's gone away now until my Birthday next week).

The highlight of the visit though, was a sneaky look at the C60 Apex which Mike was kind enough to show us, launching (I think) in September. It. Is. Stunning! I can't say too much and obviously there are no pictures, but it is beautiful. It is not my cup of tea as I'm not a fan of skeletonized watches, but I can still appreciate that it is an amazing piece. The beautifully decorated movement through the exhibition back is fantastic to the point that it might be tempting to put in on the strap upside down!

In all, I'd definitely recommend a visit, it's a fine way to spend an hour or so. (Now I just need to work out how I can afford the C8 P2725 so I can go back)
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Chris375 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm

Glad you had a great time at CW Towers and hope you enjoy your C65 GMT Pepsi (for your birthday). Are you suggesting they had a C8 P2725 for sale? If so, did it have an original strap and how much was its price?

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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Chris375 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Glad you had a great time at CW Towers and hope you enjoy your C65 GMT Pepsi (for your birthday). Are you suggesting they had a C8 P2725 for sale? If so, did it have an original strap and how much was its price?

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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Macdaz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 pm

They are available on the website (NB this is not the similar TM-B C9)

https://www.christopherward.co.uk/watch ... tic-range/
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:10 pm

Glad you had a good time. It is indeed a great experience there and I’m thinking about another visit soon to view the C65 Diver and Auto.
Agree that no other watch company (I think) let’s you chat with the owners, or in my case the man with the name on the dial.
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Darksol » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:38 pm

Great story! Enjoyed reading about your experience. :D

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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by albionphoto » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 pm

I'm glad you had a great trip to the showroom. I hope you like the "Pepsi".
So the C60 Apex is stunning! I wish there were pictures. Still I'm on the shortlist and no doubt I'll see it soon enough.
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Macdaz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 pm

albionphoto wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 pm
I'm glad you had a great trip to the showroom. I hope you like the "Pepsi".
So the C60 Apex is stunning! I wish there were pictures. Still I'm on the shortlist and no doubt I'll see it soon enough.
It'll be worth the wait. I couldn't risk pictures. They know where I live!
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Chris375 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:24 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Chris375 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Glad you had a great time at CW Towers and hope you enjoy your C65 GMT Pepsi (for your birthday). Are you suggesting they had a C8 P2725 for sale? If so, did it have an original strap and how much was its price?

Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Chris375 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:54 am

Apologies for the following lengthy diatribe.
My brain malfunction regarding the C8 P2725 was down to the fact I recently purchased and collected from CW Towers a C9 P2725 TM-B and wondered if another had surfaced. My watch did not have an original strap (none available) or the booklet for the watch. I appreciate the booklet can be downloaded but it would have been nice to have the original just as much for provenance if I ever came to sell it. Also one would have thought the original strap would have remained with the watch.
On a similar note, I was fortunate enough to purchase a C7 Apex and asked if I could also buy a spare strap similar to the original as I like to wear my watches and not hide them away. Yet again there were no extra straps so I bought a Nato strap for it. Obviously CWL can't keep an infinite amount of spare straps/parts for their watches (especially limited edition ones) but perhaps, as far as straps are concerned, they could send out two original straps with each watch - one for use and one for keeping.
Diatribe over.

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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Chris375 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 am

Getting my watch numbers mixed up again - sorry :oops: . I meant I purchased a P7350 without strap and booklet. The C9 P2725 is the watch I am after.

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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:18 am

Sounds like another great visit to CW towers. I really must get round to doing that one day....or move house to Maidenhead :idea:
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Macdaz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:54 pm

I forgot to mention I had a good look at the new packaging too. In real life it looks much more in proportion than in the photos. Less long and thin. Has a real quality feel to it too. I liked it!
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Essex Paul » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:02 pm

Macdaz wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:54 pm
I forgot to mention I had a good look at the new packaging too. In real life it looks much more in proportion than in the photos. Less long and thin. Has a real quality feel to it too. I liked it!
That’s good news. I liked the old box shape and the photos of the new packaging didn’t appeal to me.
Will have look when I visit soon.
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Re: Fantastic trip to the Towers

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm

Thegreyman wrote:Sounds like another great visit to CW towers. I really must get round to doing that one day....or move house to Maidenhead :idea:
The latter option will cost you dearly Patrick. In more ways than one. Image

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