Nov 23, 2017

Help me decide!

So which one and why?

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So which one did you go with?
PetrosD
Still working on it.
it’s going to be my Xmas gift to myself on behalf of Santa :-)
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.
Go Christopher Ward! Better looking!
CW with 43mm and saphire bezel! CW is better built then Alpina!

Please offer CW!
Go Christopher Ward! Better looking! Most of all, because the band width matches the overall size of the watch. Alpina band looks a bit odd to me.
I really dig the Alpina!
CW but go with 38MM. The Alpina is a giant! All though the Alpina has a cooler Lume bezel.

CW Has a Titanium Black with a Lume Bezel.
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I meant to say 38mm (Size) but you know typing early in the morning is hard.
postnick
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Thanks for clarifying. That was confusing indeed. You know, when it comes to diver watches my sweet spot is actually 44mm.