Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

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Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

Post by DBCooper » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:44 am

Thanks to our buddy Foghorn I had seen this one before and I liked the way it looked. When AJC posted the CW secret sale thread I couldn't pass it up. Have only had it a couple of days so as usual I'm just going to post pictures and some of the particulars.

The packaging this watch comes in goes way beyond what a watch in this price point deserves. Very nice packaging with a CW cleaning cloth included.

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The case is 38mm in diameter with a height of about 11mm. The lug width is 18mm. It is water resistant to 5 ATM.

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Very simple black galvanic dial with 3 hands and a date window @ 3 o'clock. I believe galvanic refers to the dial being electroplated (galvanized) with some type of metal. What metal was used to plate this black dial, I can't say. AR sapphire crystal.

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Mine came with an ETA 2824-2. I was expecting an SW200 so this was a pleasant surprise. The initial accuracy check was +11 secs over 24 hours. There is an exhibition case back to view the movement.

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The rotor doesn't have the jewel count on it like most of my other watches. I suspect this is because CW is using both ETA and Sellita movements on this model.

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Has a screw down crown. The crown, clasp and strap are all signed. The clasp is dual deployant. Mine came with a gator grain leather strap that will be changed out of course. Strap or bracelet?

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Took a couple of wrist shots with the OEM strap. The size is fine by me. Looks good on the wrist but I think this will be my limit on the small side. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

Post by AJC » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:59 pm

I would love to see it on the bracelet. Never seen a c5 on one before. The black really looks sharp... Conratumalations!
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

Post by Hater » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:34 am

Nice looking watch db, nice size and great movement.

Question, does the dial allow a glare/reflect off the back side of the crystal? It appears as so in one of your pics. Double sided AR coating, single or none?
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

Post by DBCooper » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:57 am

All I can tell you is the description said. :?:

Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

I can see reflections at some angles. Whether its coming from the front side or back side of the crystal...hellifino. :albino:
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