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    Christopher Ward C8 Flyer Automatic DLC

    Listed on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132947424120
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    Watch shopping at Zurich Airport

    A quick stopover at Zurich Airport on the way from Amsterdam to Southern Spain in September 2018. I didn't have much time but still an opportunity to look at the displays and walk into a few shops.
  4. These are pictures of a visit to the Royal Observatory in 2017. The history is very interesting, especially when you're a watch enthusiast and interested in horology in general. It wasn't too busy and I can highly recommend taking a tour with one of the guides. Usually I like to explore on my own but the guide was very knowledgeable. The museum is quite nice as well and shows the history and need for reliable time instruments through the ages. And especially the need for accurate time for navigation.
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    Welcome to Horology World

    Thanks Chris. It's understandable a new site is difficult for new members to engage, remain interested and coming back. It was worth a try and I enjoyed doing it. As mentioned, there are so many other social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and the main for-profit commercial forums like Watchuseek that makes it difficult to start something from scratch. No plans for other ventures but that may change at any time.
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    Welcome to Horology World

    Hi Frank, very sorry to read that your venture hasn't worked out. (Also feeling some what guilty for forgetting about the site not long after signing up.) Any plans to launch a new venture?
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    Christopher Ward C8 Flyer Automatic DLC

    1. Model: C8 Flyer Automatic DLC 2. Diameter (w/o crown): 44mm 3. Condition: Like new 4. Age: 3 weeks 5. Availability of box and papers: Both 6. Current location of watch: Michigan, USA 7. Price: US$ 350 / GBP 270 8. Shipping-costs: Free Priority Mail in the USA, my cost to other countries. Priority Mail to the UK is GBP 40. This was purchased in the January sale and I am offering it here in the CWA group for the same price. I also bought a C8 Wordtimer in the sale and these 2 watches are just too similar to keep both in the collection. I wish I could keep them all but I try not to become a watch hoarder. It was worn on a different strap for a couple of times but mostly spent time on my desk. It is still in pristine new condition except for a few tiny marks on the bottom of the lugs. I am usually very careful with strap changes and these quick-release straps should be easy. But it is what it is. The strap is a black Tiber and really nice quality. I timed the watch for 7 days and has an accuracy of -0.3 seconds per day. This was laying flat on a desk for most of the time and average accuracy can vary depending on how you wear it and the position it is stored at night. And it can change over time. I'll pay for Priority Mail shipping within the USA and also cover any Paypal fees. I will ship to Canada, Australia/NZ, Western Europe and perhaps a few other countries at my cost. Also posted for sale on the CW forum. It will go to eBay with a 10% mark-up after about a week if there are no interested buyers here. The watch will arrive exactly as described or I will happily refund your moeny and pay for return shipping. Please check out my feedback on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/usr/frank.wulfers
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    CW of the day

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    Oris Artix GT Day Date Black

    Ref number: 735-7662-4424
  11. 50-piece Limited Edition - GBP 2995 - US$ 2850 An icon of the skies, Concorde revolutionised air travel through its ability to reach Mach 2.04 - over twice the speed of the sound. Its legacy is celebrated in the C8 M2.04 Limited Edition, a watch whose design mimics the unique cockpit instrumentation that helped enable supersonic flight. A piece of metal from Concorde G-BOAB sits in the backplate of this 50-piece limited edition, while our in-house chronometer Calibre SH21 offers world-class levels of efficiency - much like the plane that inspired it. Description Without a doubt, Concorde remains one of the crowning technological achievements of the 20th century. Capable of travelling faster than a rifle bullet, its pioneering spirit is celebrated in the C8 M2.04 Limited Edition – a 50-piece limited edition built to mark this beautiful plane’s 50th anniversary. The M2.04’s 44mm grey DLC (diamond-like carbon) case and dial reference the instrumentation found inside Concorde’s cockpit – distinctly different in appearance to those found in other aircraft due to the complex nature of Concorde’s various systems that enabled supersonic flight. Most distinctive are its hour and minute hands, influenced by those found on the airspeed indicator panel (the alignment of these two hands indicating Concorde’s optimum speed). A clever fusion of design and functionality also arrives in a power reserve subdial present at 9 o’clock: it features the same intersecting red zone found in the Concorde’s Machmeter – this time to warn the user of their watch’s remaining power reserve – with bold yellow detailing to denote both the top and bottom of its Calibre SH21 movement’s 120-hour power reserve. Yet the real occasion of this watch is found around the C8’s exhibition window, which contains a piece of valuable metal sourced from Concorde G-BOAB. Most notable for flying in formation with the Red Arrows down the Mall and over Buckingham Palace to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a piece of its rudder metal has been melted down, cut into a ring shape and engraved with the message ‘Rudder metal VW23 from Concorde 102, G-BOAB, 1969-2019, 50 years’. From front, to back, to within, the C8 M2.04 Limited Edition is a watch indebted and inspired by the miraculous feat of engineering that is Concorde. Listen to the interview with Mike Bannister, Chief Pilot, BA Concorde fleet for 22 years. Movement As a plane that could travel faster than the speed of the Earth’s rotation, Concorde was marketed as the ultimate method of transport for the time-conscious businessperson. With passengers taking off from London at 11am actually arriving in New York before their flight’s initial take-off time – they’d land at 9.20am in the Big Apple – the possibility of whirlwind business trips meant punctuality was crucial to Concorde’s operation. It was only appropriate, then, that the M2.04 be powered by a hand-wound version of Christopher Ward’s in-house movement, Calibre SH21 – a chronometer-certified movement that rivals Concorde’s efficiency with a timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day. The first commercially viable movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years, Calibre SH21 is just as momentous for its 120-hour power reserve, monitored through the themed indicator on the C8’s dial. A small second complication only adds to the aeronautical theme. Visible through the C8’s reverse exhibition window, a fuselage-inspired bridge reveals SH21’s twin barrels, here decorated with a silhouette of the Farnborough wind tunnels that helped develop Concorde, as well as other aeronautical greats including Spitfire. Technical Diameter: 44mm Height: 11.9mm Weight: 87g Calibre: Calibre SH21 hand-wound chronometer (COSC) Case: 316L stainless steel Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 metres) Dial colour: Black Lume: TC-1 SuperLumiNova Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Black/yellow Lug to Lug: 53.2mm Features Special limited edition of 50 pieces Swiss made Ring of Concorde G-BOAB metal with "Rudder metal VW23 from Concorde 102, G-BOAB, 1969-2019, 50 years" engraving embedded below museum-grade sapphire 27 jewel in-house Calibre SH21 hand-wound COSC movement with small second and power reserve complications 120 hour power reserve Decorated twin barrels of SH21 visible through exhibition caseback Bridge engraved and finished in black PVD Marine-grade grey diamond-like carbon (DLC) sandblasted stainless steel case Original Concorde instrument panel inspired dial and hands with TC-1 SuperLumiNova markings Instrument-themed small second subdial at 6 o'clock Museum grade anti-reflective sapphire crystal Sandblasted crown stamped with Farnborough wind tunnel profile Unique engraved individual serial number Deluxe presentation case and owner's handbook with signed Certificate of Provenance
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    Discount promo codes for Christopher Ward watches

    Spring 2019 promo codes Spend £500+ --> £100 off: 100SPRING19 Spend US$ 625+ --> US$ 125 off: 125SPRING19 Spend CA$ ?+ --> CA$ 170 off: 170SPRING19 Spend EUR ?+ --> €120.00 off: 120SPRING19
  13. nordwulf

    Design suggestions for CW watches

    The new C60 due in May of this year is most likely going to have a pointy arrow hour hand and baton-shaped minute hand. I was looking at the current handset and understand the water drop hour hand is not for everyone. The minute hand looks great though and is a distinctive design feature. How about replace the water drop hand with a similar sword hand? And of course switch the position of the word mark with the twin flags and put TRIDENT PRO back on the dial.
  14. nordwulf

    Watch strap and bracelet storage

    I had my straps in several boxes and containers and finally got some better storage for them. These are basic plastic stackable jewelry trays that can hold a good number of straps. They are not very high but that's a good thing so you won't keep stacking many straps on top of each other. After I got things organized, I realized I had more straps than I thought and found some I didn't even know I had. I have to get another set of three for some more straps and bracelets. Possibly for some watches and tools, spring bars and other small things as well. These are 1" height and are $18 for 3 trays so not expensive. They also come in 1.5" and 2" height and you can get soft liners and compartment inserts as well. Find it here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ClOlER
  15. Bold and legible in both its steel or diamond-like carbon (DLC) case configurations, the C8 Flyer Automatic is a strong entry point into the world of Christopher Ward's mechanical aviation watches. £595 Description Introducing a Sellita SW200-1 movement to our aviation range, the C8 Flyer Automatic shares the same case and aesthetic as pieces like the C8 Power Reserve and UTC Worldtimer, without any sacrifice made in the attention to detail and design. Inspired by the Spitfire's dashboard clock, legibility is key. Gunmetal indexes, hands and double-sized numerals are filled with SuperLuminova, contrasting strongly against the Automatic's matte black dial; its baton markers have also been cut away, with depth provided elsewhere by a sloped and fully tracked outer minuterie ring. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal ensures minimal reflections in all conditions. The Automatic's 44mm case references the larger sizes worn by fighter pilots - for example, the enlarged crown is a nod to those who had to operate theirs whilst wearing thick flying gloves. On the reverse, the backplate has been deep-stamped with an image of the Farnborough wind tunnels, used to develop icons of British aviation including the Spitfire and the Concorde. British by design and British by nature - this is a watch that isn't afraid to declare its roots in a heroic period of the RAF's history - the C8 Flyer Automatic's precision is assured by its robust Swiss-made movement. Available with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) or brushed and polished steel case, which one will you choose? Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o'clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that's eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C8 Flyer Automatic with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 44mm Height: 12.05mm Weight: 96g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 metres) Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds/day Dial colour: Black Lume: T-C1 SuperLuminova Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Camel Lug to lug: 53.2mm Features Swiss made 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement Brushed and polished stainless steel case Multi-layered dial with lume-dipped hands Deep-stamped screw-down backplate Push-down crown with serrated teeth and deep-stamped wind turbine motif Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal Date window with black disc White SuperLuminova numerals and indexes Unique engraved serial number Vintage finish Tiber leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch
  16. Bold and legible in both its steel or diamond-like carbon (DLC) case configurations, the C8 Flyer Automatic is a strong entry point into the world of Christopher Ward's mechanical aviation watches. Description Introducing a Sellita SW200-1 movement to our aviation range, the C8 Flyer Automatic shares the same case and aesthetic as pieces like the C8 Power Reserve and UTC Worldtimer, without any sacrifice made in the attention to detail and design. Inspired by the Spitfire's dashboard clock, legibility is key. Gunmetal indexes, hands and double-sized numerals are filled with SuperLuminova, contrasting strongly against the Automatic's matte black dial; its baton markers have also been cut away, with depth provided elsewhere by a sloped and fully tracked outer minuterie ring. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal ensures minimal reflections in all conditions. The Automatic's 44mm case references the larger sizes worn by fighter pilots - for example, the enlarged crown is a nod to those who had to operate theirs whilst wearing thick flying gloves. On the reverse, the backplate has been deep-stamped with an image of the Farnborough wind tunnels, used to develop icons of British aviation including the Spitfire and the Concorde. British by design and British by nature - this is a watch that isn't afraid to declare its roots in a heroic period of the RAF's history - the C8 Flyer Automatic's precision is assured by its robust Swiss-made movement. Available with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) or brushed and polished steel case, which one will you choose? Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o'clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that's eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C8 Flyer Automatic with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 44mm Height: 12.05mm Weight: 96g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 metres) Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds/day Dial colour: Black Lume: T-C1 SuperLuminova Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Camel Lug to lug: 53.2mm Features Swiss made 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement Brushed and polished stainless steel case Multi-layered dial with lume-dipped hands Deep-stamped screw-down backplate Push-down crown with serrated teeth and deep-stamped wind turbine motif Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal Date window with black disc White SuperLuminova numerals and indexes Unique engraved serial number Vintage finish Tiber leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch
  17. Bringing the worlds of military and civilian aviation design into one watch, the C8 UTC Worldtimer puts the wearer directly in touch with cities around the globe thanks to its two-piece worldtimer dial and 'UTC' functionality. £975 Description Named after Universal Coordinated Time - a term preferred in aviation over 'GMT' - the C8 UTC Worldtimer offers the wearer near-unlimited timing possibilities. The watch takes its design cues from the rest of the C8 Flyer Collection, which references the Smith's Mark II A clock used in Spitfires during World War II. All carry engravings of the historic aviation wind tunnels in Farnborough where the aerodynamics of British aircraft like the Spitfire and Concorde were honed. Perhaps the most striking feature of the timepiece is the two-piece dial, which features a crown-operated worldtimer bezel showing prominent international cities, meaning the wearer can immediately work out the time anywhere on Earth. For those looking to keep track of one timezone in particular, the 24-hour GMT hand will be an invaluable tool. The military feel is continued with the large Arabic numerals, raised indexes and 'pipette' hands, all of which are coated with Superluminova for visibility at low light. Meanwhile, the 44mm case is available in stainless steel or with a black DLC finish. Movement This fine ETA calibre ('calibre' is the fancy word in the watch industry describing a movement) with dual-time functionality allows for the time to be told in two time zones simultaneously - hence its use on 'GMT' watches. When fully wound, it delivers 42 hours of continuous power, while vibrating at a rate of eight times per second (28,800 times an hour). This frequency allows for excellent accuracy when regulated by a Christopher Ward expert. Technical Diameter: 44mm Height: 11.5mm Weight: 88g Calibre: ETA 2893-2 Water Resistance: 5 ATM Strap: 22mm Vibrations: 28800 per hour Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day Lug to Lug: 53.2mm Features Swiss made Self-winding mechanical movement with GMT function 42 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Marine-grade stainless steel case Screw-in back plate with Farnborough wind tunnel design Large twin crowns Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Multi-directional rotating internal bezel displaying international destinations Gunmetal hands T-C1 Super-Luminova coating on hands and indexes Vintage finish leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch
  18. nordwulf

    Design suggestions for CW watches

    C65 Automatic Date
  19. A good price for the Kontiki on bracelet that is difficult to find these days. $850 is not the lowest it has ever been but still a great price. The bracelet and clasps on these are very nice as well. Get one while you can..! Item is in stock at Gemnation and ready to ship. https://www.gemnation.com/watches/Eterna-KonTiki-1220.41.43.0268-37775.html
  20. A thread with the current promotions of Rakuten Global Market and cash back through Ebates. https://global.rakuten.com https://www.ebates.com/globalrakuten.com Their current cashback is 16% and they occasionally go up to 20%. For example, you can get the Seiko SBDC053 for $622 - 16% = $522. https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/watch-shop/item/s-p-0060/
  21. A good deal on these chronographs with Precidrive (high accuracy quartz) movement. $225 for the SS case and $258 for the PVD. https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/certina/ds-2/ds-2-chronograph/C024-447-17-051-02.pid https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/certina/ds-2/ds-2-chronograph/C024-447-17-051-22.pid
  22. Many different models for some good prices. https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/eterna-3c050746-6b55-4624-8ca1-1cd50c9117bb Tangaroa on bracelet $500 - On leather strap $400 1848 Legacy - $600 Kontiki 4-hands - 44mm for $1500 - Not a great deal but a model that you don't see for sale very often.
  23. Mondaine Gottardo 2016 is $189 at Massdrop. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/mondaine-gottardo-2016-quartz-watch Looks like a pretty good price based on a quick google search.
  24. It is available again for $338. Stunning watch, the other watches in my collection are getting jealous.. They also have a blue dial with rose gold-tone. While I am not into gold on my watches, this version seems tasteful and is tempting for $372 - other discounts mentioned before. https://www.macys.com/shop/product/citizen-mens-automatic-grand-classic-eco-drive-two-tone-stainless-steel-bracelet-watch-42mm-nb0046-51l?ID=938996
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