Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

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Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby Racer-X » June 5th 2017, 11:03am

by Zach Weiss "When Christopher Ward first announced the C1 Grand Malvern, I was very excited. Over the last six years, we’ve seen that brand grow and change many times over and after a slight bump with their rebrand, the C1 looked like they were back on track. Great styling, even greater price and featuring their SH21 movement with a new, sexier design; there was a lot to like. Aside from the watch itself, what I was excited to see was a C Ward that had its own voice. It wasn’t derivative of other brands, nor was it “classically” styled. Rather, it was something new, something they could own."

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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby koimaster » June 5th 2017, 11:07am

Nice looking watch. CW has good reputation in the world of WIS.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby foghorn » June 5th 2017, 11:13am

Not a big fan of the PR indicators design. Otherwise a looker.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 5th 2017, 12:06pm

I like that PR indicator in a narrow aperture. Gives a bit of depth to the dial, which still remains very clean and simple.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby Thunder1 » June 5th 2017, 2:15pm

I could be seen wearing that one.. ;)
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby conjurer » June 5th 2017, 2:29pm

Interestingly, the new hipster-doofus-inspired CW logo works well on this watch.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby TemerityB » June 5th 2017, 2:36pm

CW is a micro brand? I always thought it was an internationally popular small brand. I'm always confused.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby conjurer » June 5th 2017, 3:28pm

TemerityB wrote:CW is a micro brand? I always thought it was an internationally popular small brand. I'm always confused.


I don't think I'd refer to 'em as a micro. While I've never owned one, the one that passed through my hands for one of the auctions was a nice watch, to be sure. Also, they tend to avoid normal micro tactics, like taking sixteen years to ship, or threatening writers of less than glowing reviews with teeth-shattering punches.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby Racer-X » June 5th 2017, 4:46pm

I will put CW in the Hail Brittania forum moving forward. That said, I really like this one, pedestrian new logo and all.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 5th 2017, 5:35pm

conjurer wrote:Also, they tend to avoid normal micro tactics, like taking sixteen years to ship, or threatening writers of less than glowing reviews with teeth-shattering punches.

...or buying themselves a forum on WUS, or immunity on Timezone (to be enforced by the jackboot-wearing Oberkommando der Forum).
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby tiktok » June 5th 2017, 5:45pm

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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 5th 2017, 6:53pm

tiktok wrote:Oberkomandette

The Public forum on Timezone, yes, that term would be fitting for the head of the local regime. Though aren't micro-brands dwelling in the "Independent Horology" forum (where Feldwebel Wilhelm Massena is in charge)?
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby bobbee » June 5th 2017, 7:05pm

Nice watch, confusing bi-ligual posts... :D
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby tiktok » June 5th 2017, 8:36pm

The mods on TZ are a butt load of hoots. They seem to always get together with other TZ mods at some tony winery in Napa for funnin'.
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Re: Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

Postby artman » June 5th 2017, 10:43pm

I dig the 5 day power reserve and I like the design on the rotor a lot.
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