Nov 23, 20171561 views

Help me decide!

So which one and why?

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The Alpina would be my choice as well lovely watch
Update that I bought both, and decided to return CW and keep Alpina. Very happy with that decision.
Both were great and beautiful watches but at the end I liked the Alpina more. It’s more masculine and more beautiful in my personal opinion. At the end CW was too shiny and the lack of double AR made it less pleasing to look at.
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Thanks for the info. It's a beautiful piece.
Tariq
Thanks. As a reference, here is a size comparison with two 42mm watches

100% Alpina, not another Rolex lookalike.
My vote is for the CW. Someone mentioned the CW looks too much like a rolex... well the Alpine looks too much like a Seiko to me
Right.
So which one did you go with?
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Does it have an hour hand, or is it one of those super hard-core diver watches with only minute hands?
Cloaca
Haha, it’s 5:26pm, so where would the hour hand be? Right under the minute hand of course :-)
CW. Love the hands and they're reputed to be exceptionally well made for the price.
CW for sure!
The CW.
Alpine.....
CW. I have that exact one in white and you will not be disappointed
CW is much higher quality than Alpina.
Compare the hands and you'll see it right away.
Alpina charges a premium price tag for being an old Swiss brand, not because it is a premium product. I had a good look at some Seastrong at an AD, and a lot of the quartz pieces had the second hand missing the markers and the bezel action was inferior to entry level Seikos (SKX and Turtle).
CW make a great product despite feeling a need to change their branding every few years. Their divers are both original and in good taste.
Christopher Ward by far. Disappointed they removed the word London from the face of the watch.
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I like the move from 12 to 9 and adding the full word Christopher Ward v. just Chr. Ward. If you look at the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Edition it soooo balances out the watch face and is beyond super sexsi!



kidcanuck
Thanks. Yes I can see the balance you’re referring to.
Seiko is the best money you can spend in a decent watch nowadays....quartz or automatic....not fond of automatic at all, as none give you the exact time over a week....but nothing we can do about it
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Well that is the point of view I always hear, and I respect it, but at the end I see a watch as a machine designed to give you the time, so it has to give you the time right.
Same way a car has to be able to transport you, no matter how much leather or designer stuff to put on it at the end of the day, it is a car....
Also you can get really nice Seiko's as well, design-wise. one of the reasons my spectrum is now rather limited, as i like better the classic watches, and mainly all the new technologies that offer the advantages of a more precise time, are going to designers that IMO make them horrible looking. I.M.E. designer watches are never good watches, they get the first movement they can get cheap, place a brand on them and ready to go for thousands...Just my last two cents....
BTW both of those above look really nice, you can't go wrong with either one, if you are just looking for a fashion statement....
albertofgomez
Thanks for your explanation.
I personally have a few Swiss automatics and swap them every 2 or 3 days (sometimes every day) just because I get tired of each one very fast but miss it again if I don’t wear it for a week or so. Therefore each time I wear each one I truly enjoy it and it feels novel and new again. Now each time I pick one of them to wear, I set it accurately (and I truly enjoy setting it. It’s part of the fun and the experience like someone who enjoys a stick shift car). Anyway I set it accurately and by the time I swap it in 2 or 3 days, it’s just a few seconds off. So I always have the correct time within a few seconds. I don’t mind a few seconds and I think that for majority of people a few seconds doesn’t affect the normal rhythm of their day.