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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Why not

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    Breitling Crosswind TT

    This particular piece comes in on the "small" side for Breitlings at just under 43mm. It's not as flashy in person as it is in this pic.


    This is particularly nice IMO.

    I do a little Gold trading ( no holding ) but I usually don't like yellow Gold watches. This one I like a lot.

    I really know very little about watches and I don't want to start learning.
     
  2. audiophilia

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    Which CW model is that? I can't seem to find it on their website.

    Christopher Ward forum
     
  3. audiophilia

    audiophilia Well-Known Member

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    Finally arrived today after 23 days at Canada Customs (they don't like it when we don't have to pay any taxes, oops, I mean duties, on products). Pricks. Lovely watch. Wanted a stainless daily driver but not too large. Fits the bill perfectly. The fit and finish on this watch is exquisite. My crap non photo skills do not do it justice. And for the price, they are a steal. 38 mm 38 hour power reserve Unboxing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    This is particularly nice IMO.

    I do a little Gold trading ( no holding ) but I usually don't like yellow Gold watches. This one I like a lot.

    I really know very little about watches and I don't want to start learning.


    It's a two-tone. I don't think I could wear an all-gold Breitling. Maybe the newly-popular gold Daytona or a smaller piece in the 38-40mm range. Anything else is a bit gaudy IMO.
     
  5. Willie5566

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    Finally arrived today after 23 days at Canada Customs (they don't like it when we don't have to pay any taxes, oops, I mean duties, on products). Pricks.

    Lovely watch. Wanted a stainless daily driver but not too large. Fits the bill perfectly. The fit and finish on this watch is exquisite. My crap non photo skills do not do it justice. And for the price, they are a steal.

    38 mm
    38 hour power reserve

    Unboxing

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    I stumbled on this thread by doing a search for watches. I am not sure if finding this thread was good or bad. Man I really want a nice time piece but you guys have shelled out some serious cash.

    @autophilia-The CW watches look great and what a great price for a swiss watch. You mention in one of your posts that you avoided going through the US Outlet to save some money. Can these watches be found in the US? I would like to avoid your frustration with customs.

    @everyone else What do you all think of this guys watches?

    http://shop.ebay.com/omega_addict/m....&_trksid=p4340

    I realize the concern with fakes but given his rating, I tend to feel comfortable believing his watches are authentic. It looks like he repairs them and sells them.

    I am far from a timepiece expert. I would appreciate any advice in making this purchase.
     
  6. audiophilia

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    @audiophilia-The CW watches look great and what a great price for a swiss watch. You mention in one of your posts that you avoided going through the US Outlet to save some money. Can these watches be found in the US? I would like to avoid your frustration with customs.

    Chris Ward's US website

    USA Customer Services
    Open 7 days a week 24 hours a day
    Telephone: 1.877.226.8224

    Ships from Delaware, IIRC
     
  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    How are Christopher Wards quality anyways? With all the CW talk I checked out the website and I am really liking the Henley. I'm a big fan of the Tag Heuer Monaco but the Henley for $350 is looking good right now and might hold me off until I could jump on a Monaco in the future. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    My buddy just got a Henley Auto. It's one of the few CWs that I don't like.
     
  9. Willie5566

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    Chris Ward's US website

    USA Customer Services
    Open 7 days a week 24 hours a day
    Telephone: 1.877.226.8224

    Ships from Delaware, IIRC


    Thanks!!! I may be including a CW watch in my New Year's resolution.
     
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    A little retro...
    Omega Speedmaster Automatic
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    How about B-Type dial?


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    Beautiful watch. What's the details on it?
     
  12. TheWraith

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    Finally arrived today after 23 days at Canada Customs (they don't like it when we don't have to pay any taxes, oops, I mean duties, on products). Pricks.

    Lovely watch. Wanted a stainless daily driver but not too large. Fits the bill perfectly. The fit and finish on this watch is exquisite. My crap non photo skills do not do it justice. And for the price, they are a steal.

    38 mm
    38 hour power reserve

    Unboxing

    [​IMG]

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    Gorgeous watch, just the one I'm looking at getting also. However, I can't decide between the black face or the white. I'm really in something of a quagmire over it [​IMG]
     
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    How are Christopher Wards quality anyways? With all the CW talk I checked out the website and I am really liking the Henley. I'm a big fan of the Tag Heuer Monaco but the Henley for $350 is looking good right now and might hold me off until I could jump on a Monaco in the future.

    Don't do it! I've been down that road before and bought the cheaper watch to tide me over. It's just not worth it.

    Not that there's anything wrong with the CW though. There seems to be some circle jerk action going on around here with them but they do seem like a solid watch for the price.
     
  14. Robes of Executiveness

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    Saved lots of $$$ on duty via Royal Mail rather than the US outlet. Between 6 and 8 days is the norm.

    This one was ordered Dec 8th and was signed for by Canada Post Dec 12. And now it sits in Canada Customs. As the email from Canada Post CS says 'they have the legal right to hold as long as they see fit'. As such, it's been sitting there for 13 days. Understanding this is a busy time of the year, it is still so bloody unacceptable.

    So, thanks Canada Customs. Thanks a lot! Merry fucking Christmas to you, too.

    That's why if it's worth something to you, NEVER use the post office. ALWAY use a professional shipping co like fedex. They can get it through faster not to mention less likely to lose it or have it stolen by a crooked mailman.
     
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    The problem is not the Post Office or Royal Mail or Canada Post or USPS, it's Canada Customs. FedEx and UPS don't have a problem with them because they bill you for $60.00 brokerage (tax). I don't mind a delay for no TAX, but 23 days is ridiculous.
     
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    Not that there's anything wrong with the CW though. There seems to be some circle jerk action going on around here with them but they do seem like a solid watch for the price.


    I think the "circle jerk" is because you cannot beat the quality and price point of those watches. You would be hard pressed scratch that; it would be impossible to find another watch with the qualities of a CW watch at $300-$400. The combination of Swiss Movement, Nice Styling, Saphire Crystal, Screw in crown, etc. for $350 is tough to beat.
     
  17. polar-lemon

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    I think the "circle jerk" is because you cannot beat the quality and price point of those watches. You would be hard pressed scratch that; it would be impossible to find another watch with the qualities of a CW watch at $300-$400. The combination of Swiss Movement, Nice Styling, Saphire Crystal, Screw in crown, etc. for $350 is tough to beat.

    Hamilton bought from princeton watches equals or exceeds those qualities in that price range.
     
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  19. Willie5566

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    Hamilton bought from princeton watches equals or exceeds those qualities in that price range.
    I am not familiar with Hamilton but the first three watches I looked at were $500+. Is there a specific one you are referring to. CW seems to have quite a few models under $500.
     
  20. audiophilia

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    Hamilton makes a fine watch. The Christopher Ward watches are well made, look great, but no one who knows watches will mistake them for Omega, TAG, etc. That said, Seiko were plastic fantastic years ago, now they get a lot of love around here. I was shocked at how many great looking Seiko auto divers are around. Maybe, my next purchase. Unless Chris makes one, of course! The two divers on his site are not my cup of tea.
     
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