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. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    My wife purchased a Christopher Ward Malvern Automatic C5SKS for me for Christmas.

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    It's our fourth order from Chris Ward to Canada. 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.


    Sorry to hear the watch is stuck in customs. It's a real beauty, though. Congrats on the purchase. I intend buying the same watch, soon, but on the steel bracelet. Christopher Ward watches look fantastic, and such a great price too.
     


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    I just picked this up for myself as a Christmas present [​IMG]

    It is a Cartier Pasha, and I purchased it at more than half off of retail!

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    AJ
     


  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know how on topic this is, but I see a lot of you have bought nice branded watches off EBay. It's something I am considering doing, but I have always been worried I would get ripped off with a nock-off. Just curious, have any of you had any problems like that?
     


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    I don't know how on topic this is, but I see a lot of you have bought nice branded watches off EBay. It's something I am considering doing, but I have always been worried I would get ripped off with a nock-off. Just curious, have any of you had any problems like that?

    I don't trust my knowledge about watches enough to buy off of eBay. There are a lot of fakes and frankenwatches out there.
     


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    Got a Stowa from eBay, great watch!
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    Why not [​IMG] 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.
     


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    If my Malvern Auto does not appear soon (24 days and counting at Canada fucking Customs), I may go for this. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Got a Stowa from eBay, great watch!
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    well done- nice. and you got out of the two month wait..
     


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    Those Christopher Ward watches look pretty nice.
     


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    tor Senior member

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


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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.
     


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

    Christopher Ward forum
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


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