CHRISTOPHER WARD C5 MALVERN QUARTZ MK II £107.45 @ Christopher Ward
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CHRISTOPHER WARD C5 MALVERN QUARTZ MK II £107.45 @ Christopher Ward

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Found 20th Jan 2016
Good looking swiss made watch with a decent movement, sapphire crystal and italian leather strap for £107.45 delivered.

I've ordered one and it's a beautiful watch. I think it's much better value than £100 watches from high street.

Features
Swiss made
Quartz movement
Surgical grade stainless steel case
Unique engraved serial number
Screw-in crown and back plate
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Galvanic finish charcoal dial
Embossed alligator pattern Italian leather strap with CW motif clasp
Technical
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 9.7mm
Calibre: Ronda 515
Case:316L Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 50 metres
Strap: 18mm black leather
Dial Colour: Charcoal

61 Comments

Cheap for a C5 http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_large/public/thumbnails/image/2015/01/09/16/3282286.jpg

Classic watch by a quality brand. Voted hot. 100 quid will not buy you better imo.

Banned

Why is the movement decent

It's just a fairly bog standard quartz movement - you can buy them for about a tenner. And that's singly.

Really like Christopher Ward, very large range all the way up to complex movements.

About all it is worth really. For £100 there are loads of quartz watches about. I lke some of Christopher ward watches but they are way over priced.

finnmaccool

Cheap for a C5


She is hot

Bendown

About all it is worth really. For £100 there are loads of quartz watches … About all it is worth really. For £100 there are loads of quartz watches about. I lke some of Christopher ward watches but they are way over priced.


Over priced?

Burgainhunter

Over priced?


Yes, really it is. better off picking up a citizen or seiko from argos, loads to choose from at £100, at least your friends/workmates would have heard of these brands.

Really!? Would much rather have a Christopher Ward on my wrist than a Citizen or Seiko!

Anyone who has any remote interest in watches will have heard of Christopher Ward. At this price it's good value. Much better than the equivalent Argos Seiko/Citizen.

Iv got 4 different Christopher ward watches. never had a problem with any of them, all have 5 year warranty. and customer service that IMO is second to none. Friend just bought one of these and it looks stunning in person.
And try talking to citizen or Seiko if you need any help or advice.

Bendown

About all it is worth really. For £100 there are loads of quartz watches … About all it is worth really. For £100 there are loads of quartz watches about. I lke some of Christopher ward watches but they are way over priced.



Actually the brand is famous for exactly the opposite.

Bendown

Yes, really it is. better off picking up a citizen or seiko from argos, … Yes, really it is. better off picking up a citizen or seiko from argos, loads to choose from at £100, at least your friends/workmates would have heard of these brands.



Stick to your iPhone. It is evident that you do not have a "scooby doo" about the topic. Do you buy all of your jewelry from Argos or just the classy pieces for special occasions?

Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 20th Jan 2016

Tyranicus66

Stick to your iPhone. It is evident that you do not have a "scooby doo" … Stick to your iPhone. It is evident that you do not have a "scooby doo" about the topic. Do you buy all of your jewelry from Argos or just the classy pieces for special occasions?


In my life I have owned many high end watches, I personally would not buy from argos. You seem to talk the talk so tell me why this quartz watch is superior to another brand? Perhaps its the 50 meter water resistance or the genuine leather strap, or perhaps the eta auto movement. Oh I forgot its got a ronda quartz movement, lol

Edited by: "Bendown" 20th Jan 2016

Bendown

In my life I have owned many high end watches, I personally would not buy … In my life I have owned many high end watches, I personally would not buy from argos. You seem to talk the talk so tell me why this quartz watch is superior to another brand?



At the moment i have about 60 watches in my collection, including 3 CW and 10+ seiko's, ranging from a vintage Pogue through Prospex right down to staight up 7002 auto beaters so i am not "talking the talk" - i am talking about a topic that i consider to have some knowledge about, in stark contrast to your comments to date.

The watch industry regards CW as an entry level luxury product that offers outstanding value. This consensus is also prevalent among most (exclude Archie Luxury as he is certifiably nuts) experts and customers that have owned a CW product. They even have the strap line "the worlds most affordable luxury watches".

To assert they are overpriced is flat out wrong.

The Rhonda movement used here is extremely accurate, robust and proven performer and is often fitted in watches that are considerably more expensive. In most cases, short of some extremely rare complications (Tourbillon etc..) only a very small proportion of the cost of any watch is made up by the movement. Most automatic watches that the general public consider "expensive" normally contain a bog standard ETA 2824-2.

You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the brand.

For £100 this watch will be vastly superior to its Seiko counterpart, that is not an opinion its a fact. Hold a £100 Seiko sideways and admire the strap sag and hair plucking linkages - you will probably have mineral glass or if your lucky "hardlex" (Seiko's owe value proposition). You certainly will not have a decent anti-reflective Sapphire crystal.

I am a massive Seiko fan but your suggestion that at this price point it is comparable to the C5 is also flat out wrong. Also this is a dress watch and despite their multiple attempts Seiko have not successfully cracked the dress watch market, short of the Grand seiko price point. They are very much a rugged sport / utility brand.

P.S. This a dress watch on a leather strap, remind me again why you would be swimming with it on?

Tyranicus66

At the moment i have about 60 watches in my collection, including 3 CW … At the moment i have about 60 watches in my collection, including 3 CW and 10+ seiko's, ranging from a vintage Pogue through Prospex right down to staight up 7002 auto beaters so i am not "talking the talk" - i am talking about a topic that i consider to have some knowledge about, in stark contrast to your comments to date.The watch industry regards CW as an entry level luxury product that offers outstanding value. This consensus is also prevalent among most (exclude Archie Luxury as he is certifiably nuts) experts and customers that have owned a CW product. They even have the strap line "the worlds most affordable luxury watches". To assert they are overpriced is flat out wrong.The Rhonda movement used here is extremely accurate, robust and proven performer and is often fitted in watches that are considerably more expensive. In most cases, short of some extremely rare complications (Tourbillon etc..) only a very small proportion of the cost of any watch is made up by the movement. Most automatic watches that the general public consider "expensive" normally contain a bog standard ETA 2824-2.You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the brand. For £100 this watch will be vastly superior to its Seiko counterpart, that is not an opinion its a fact. Hold a £100 Seiko sideways and admire the strap sag and hair plucking linkages - you will probably have mineral glass or if your lucky "hardlex" (Seiko's owe value proposition). You certainly will not have a decent anti-reflective Sapphire crystal. I am a massive Seiko fan but your suggestion that at this price point it is comparable to the C5 is also flat out wrong. Also this is a dress watch and despite their multiple attempts Seiko have not successfully cracked the dress watch market, short of the Grand seiko price point. They are very much a rugged sport / utility brand.


I actually like the tridente range, would bite if they had the right one at half price. A always miss the 42mm version on the bracelet though. They used to be reasonably priced but now they seem overpriced at the regular price. Perhaps I will get the chance to get one when they have a sale on the tridentes

Bendown

I actually like the tridente range, would bite if they had the right one … I actually like the tridente range, would bite if they had the right one at half price. A always miss the 42mm version on the bracelet though. They used to be reasonably priced but now they seem overpriced at the regular price. Perhaps I will get the chance to get one when they have a sale on the tridentes



Is that a climb down i sense? :P

You can pick up a decent C60 for around £300 in the clearance that happens once a year. I have a black on stainless and it is great. Looks a lot like an Omega Seamaster but without the tears when you scratch / smash it. Gets some nice comments too. Avoid the small one, 42mm is the way to go.

Tyranicus66

Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around … Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around £300 in the clearance that happens once a year. I have a black on stainless and it is great. Looks a lot like an Omega Seamaster but without the tears when you scratch / smash it. Gets some nice comments too. Avoid the small one, 42mm is the way to go.


No, I am not biased against anything. Just strikes me as nothing special on that watch for the money. I looked after xmas on their sale but no Tridente 42mm Black dialled on bracelet, Talking watches, Have you seen the re issue of the seiko 6309 turtle, looks nice but not available many places yet. Like the look of that and 44mm dia

Got one but an original. Best place to pick up new Seiko's is currently creationwatches.

Tyranicus66

Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around … Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around £300 in the clearance that happens once a year. I have a black on stainless and it is great. Looks a lot like an Omega Seamaster but without the tears when you scratch / smash it. Gets some nice comments too. Avoid the small one, 42mm is the way to go.



When is this once a year clearance? Is this it?
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 20th Jan 2016

"You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the brand."

And, regardless of the long winded and boring brag about owning "60" watches, that is exactly why this is an overpriced item.

As an owner of over 60 pairs of socks, including ones with Family Guy, Simpsons and even the new Star Wars characters, I recommend wearing this enchanting timepiece with the Levis you bought from Sports Direct.
Edited by: "worthinger" 20th Jan 2016

worthinger

"You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the … "You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the brand."And, regardless of the long winded and boring brag about owning "60" watches, that is exactly why this is an overpriced item.As an owner of over 60 pairs of socks, including ones with Family Guy, Simpsons and even the new Star Wars characters, I recommend wearing this enchanting timepiece with the Levis you bought from Sports Direct.



I would keep collecting the novelty socks, whilst your at it buy some fetching white sports socks... and jog on.

want

worthinger

"You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the … "You pay for the fit, finish and brand on the watch. Mainly the brand."And, regardless of the long winded and boring brag about owning "60" watches, that is exactly why this is an overpriced item.As an owner of over 60 pairs of socks, including ones with Family Guy, Simpsons and even the new Star Wars characters, I recommend wearing this enchanting timepiece with the Levis you bought from Sports Direct.



Bendown

I actually like the tridente range, would bite if they had the right one … I actually like the tridente range, would bite if they had the right one at half price. A always miss the 42mm version on the bracelet though. They used to be reasonably priced but now they seem overpriced at the regular price. Perhaps I will get the chance to get one when they have a sale on the tridentes



It's Trident and agreed, they do look very nice for the money - although at their full cost they are moving in to the realms of Oris which makes them a little harder to justify.

I really dislike the "Chr." part of the logo. It's not any kind of normal abbreviation and the lack of a vowel makes it not really pronounceable. I don't understand, it's supposed to be a quality brand so write it in full or not at all.

Tyranicus66

Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around … Is that a climb down i sense? :PYou can pick up a decent C60 for around £300 in the clearance that happens once a year. I have a black on stainless and it is great. Looks a lot like an Omega Seamaster but without the tears when you scratch / smash it. Gets some nice comments too. Avoid the small one, 42mm is the way to go.



​when I saw it I thought omega actually, which reminds me I need to find a strap for my beloved watch.

Outstanding value for one of their watches.

A boring watch at an inflated price, now reduced. I've got maybe 15 watches, all battery operated. They all still work (some after many years) I see no reason to add this one.

Lovely looking watch good find.

skyblueox

Alternative for … Alternative for you...https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006JH0MHE/ref=tnp_emaildp_1


Sekonda make some nice looking watches

This is a great deal. Really don't need another watch... but damn it's tempting!

LOUGHBORO GUY

Sekonda make some nice looking watches


Have to agree that looks a very nice watch, I own a Sekonda that I got from Amazon for £42 after seeing it at my local jewelers for £90.

lugsy3

Have to agree that looks a very nice watch, I own a Sekonda that I got … Have to agree that looks a very nice watch, I own a Sekonda that I got from Amazon for £42 after seeing it at my local jewelers for £90.


Fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing your comments regarding this deal and this watch.

mudds

I would keep collecting the novelty socks, whilst your at it buy some … I would keep collecting the novelty socks, whilst your at it buy some fetching white sports socks... and jog on.



I'm blown away by your wit.

Deweysboy

Fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing your comments regarding this … Fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing your comments regarding this deal and this watch.


Anytime (pun intended)

Guess we'll add watch ignorance to the list of HUKD community vices
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