New Christopher Ward C8 UTC WorldTimer (GMT) Automatic Watch World Time 44MM Tan. New Christopher Ward C8 UTC WorldTimer (GMT) Automatic Watch World Time 44MM. S8-44-GM-SK-C C8 UTC WorldTimer Automatic 44mm Black Dial Tan Strap as seen in pictures. If there are any challenges or errors, you will need to contact the Christopher Ward company direct.Bringing the worlds of military and civilian aviation design into one watch, the C8 UTC Worldtimer puts the wearer directly in touch with cities around the globe thanks to its two-piece worldtimer dial and'UTC' functionality. The watch takes its design cues from the rest of the C8 Flyer Collection, which references the Smith's Mark II A clock used in Spitfires during World War II.
All carry engravings of the historic aviation wind tunnels in Farnborough where the aerodynamics of British aircraft like the Spitfire and Concorde were honed. Perhaps the most striking feature of the timepiece is the two-piece dial, which features a crown-operated worldtimer bezel showing prominent international cities, meaning the wearer can immediately work out the time anywhere on Earth. For those looking to keep track of one timezone in particular, the 24-hour GMT hand will be an invaluable tool.The military feel is continued with the large Arabic numerals, raised indexes and'pipette' hands, all of which are coated with Superluminova for visibility at low light. Meanwhile, the 44mm case is available in stainless steel or with a black DLC finish.
This fine ETA calibre ('calibre' is the fancy word in the watch industry describing a movement) with dual-time functionality allows for the time to be told in two time zones simultaneously - hence its use on'GMT' watches. When fully wound, it delivers 42 hours of continuous power, while vibrating at a rate of eight times per second (28,800 times an hour). This frequency allows for excellent accuracy when regulated by a Christopher Ward expert. Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day.
Lug to Lug: 53.2mm. Self-winding mechanical movement with GMT function. Screw-in back plate with Farnborough wind tunnel design.Multi-directional rotating internal bezel displaying international destinations. T-C1 Super-Luminova coating on hands and indices. Vintage finish leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch. Beautiful presentation case, owner's handbook and microfibre cleaning cloth. With so many watch brands to choose from its a good question. However, if you are interested in luxury Swiss watches, you might want to consider this small English company that has been causing a stir in the global luxury watch industry since 2004. Discovering they could access the same components and superb manufacturing as many of the Swiss big boys, three friends, Mike France, Chris Ward and Peter Ellis decided they would turn the industrys distribution model on its head and launch the worlds first online only luxury watch brand with a simple aim, to put premium watches within the reach of everyone. More than ten years on, the Christopher Ward brand has become synonymous with creating superb timepieces at remarkable prices. So how does David take on and beat the Goliaths of the luxury watch industry? Our watches are all made in Switzerland the universally acknowledged home of fine watchmaking. We have a unique business model that puts the customer directly in touch with the watchmaker and takes out all the expensive middlemen. We apply fair margins to our cost prices, and were open about that, resulting in honest pricing.
The sort of customer care you may have thought had vanished in the last century but which is alive and well at Christopher Ward and under-pinned by our industry-leading 60:60 Guarantee. Were an English company with our HQ in Maidenhead, Berkshire, so its perhaps no surprise that our watch designs are heavily influenced by English narratives and our aesthetics are often discreet and understated in that quintessentially English way. But to ensure a level of quality that its just not possible to procure by manufacturing in Britain, all our watches are made in Switzerland under the auspices of our own workshop in Biel/Bienne, where we count Omega, ETA and Rolex as neighbours. The Swiss have the best watchmaking infrastructure in the world which trains, develops and attracts the very best watchmakers in the world. We are very fortunate to have some of the finest young watchmakers in Switzerland working for us, and we give them the freedom to craft remarkable innovations (like the development of our own in-house movement, Calibre SH21, launched in 2014).
For these guys nothing is too much trouble to ensure our watches consistently reach the highest quality levels. However, we didnt stop there. Theres no doubt that paying celebrities to promote a brand is the fastest way to grow sales. We took the view that theres a growing constituency of well-informed people who understand this and who dont need and, moreover, dont want the endorsement of an arbitrary yet expensive face trying to sell them a watch, preferring instead to do their own research, often online, before making their decision. So, if you see someone like Brad Pitt or Nicole Kidman wearing a Christopher Ward watch (and youd be surprised just how many celebs own a CW) you can at least have the satisfaction that they paid for it themselves!
Well, not in the traditional way at least. You wont see Christopher Ward on an F1 car or Premiership football shirt anytime soon although to date we have been approached by two of the former and five of the latter- because the costs are extraordinary.
However, we introduced our Christopher Ward Challenger Programme in 2013 to offer support to young people with world-class potential to achieve their goals against the odds, but who are desperately in need of funding against the world, against all odds, as it were. This chimes with our own mission to take on and beat the big Swiss brands, has huge positive impact for the Challengers, and we are proud to have already had several world champions including Olympians, Sam Brearey yachstman, skeeter Amber Hill, rower Will Satch and wheelchair athlete Sammi Kinghorn. Again, its a simple philosophy that informs our approach to pricing our Swiss watches. This gives us just enough to make a fair margin after covering the running costs of the business.Our competitors may start with a similar cost price but thats where the similarity ends. Their overheads, including those celebrity endorsements and Formula 1 sponsorships, arent small. They then sell to the distributor at a price which includes enough margin to make a profit after taking those big overheads into account. This usually means the price they paid the watch company needs to be doubled at leastall financed from the pocket of the customer. We arent naive and understand the world of branding and the costs that can be associated with creating brand halos but in a world that is increasingly able to see beyond the logo we are proud to be a pioneer in the democratization of luxury watches. We have an unashamedly old-fashioned approach to customer service that eschews platitudes and relies on respect, courtesy and common sense. Its borne of an acknowledgement that our success is entirely dependent on your satisfaction and delight.
And thats what we aim for every time. When we get things wrong we aim to put them right quickly with the minimum of fuss and hassle for you. Please Contact me for more details. Awesome and Superb Items are, All Right Here!!! WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS.
Actual color of the item may vary on your monitor's screen or on the reflection made by photo shoots. The item will be relisted. And not to any other address.Some of the higher end item might take longer if they need to be picked up from a safe or do extra testing on them. Please contact me about it before paying, ask for total. Again, need to contact me first or you item will cancelled. We have built our business around referrals from our most satisfied customers. We stand behind all the watches we sell, and we guarantee your satisfaction. May be waived on exchanges of higher value. NOTE: Please do give an attention on reading this!!
Items we sell are 100% AUTHENTIC, as described, and pictured. Unless otherwise stated everything is. We do NOT guarantee WATER TIGHTNESS of used watches.
Some of the items that we sell are PRE-OWNED/USED. Expect some of the items are NOT as good as new. We are NOT CONNECTED and/or RELATED to any COMPANIES of the BRANDS that we sell. In some cases, we use stock photo if new item. Or stock picture for main picture.
Please ask all questions before purchasing. However, we will DEEPLY APPRECIATE if you can leave one for me as soon as you received the item. CUSTOMER'S SATISFACTION is our primary concern in doing this business.
The watch should not be used in the water! All diving watches, even recent, should be sent for a qualified water sealing service each year prior to diving season. Any props display that might appear in the pictures is not included in the sale. We do check them out to make sure they are keeping time and running, however we do not service each and every watch and it is possible that servicing may be necessary at your expense. Servicing a vintage watch is highly recommended given that we dont have service record in most cases.Please see our service level guild for more information. Please bear in mind the age of these watches, in some cases 50-80 plus years old and due to the age of these watches we do not guarantee for water tightness whatsoever, even if it is marked waterproof on any watch we sell. Remember that seeing the item at very high magnification, as in the pictures that I provide, brings to life small defects that the human eye does not perceive. That is why many people will like even more the watch after seeing it for real. Please don't send me a message telling me what you think is the value of the item, or asking me if I will consider an offer in the amount of x or what is my best price.
This is the most effective way to avoid the disappointment of seeing the item go to someone else. I do not guarantee time keeping on any of my vintage watches, even if the time keeping is perfect.
Very old watches keep good time but do not expect the accuracy of a modern watch. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage.High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable). Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. Unfortunately lot of sellers are calming the watch has been serviced where the watch has not been.
So please be careful and ask questions from sellers first. As far as my watches please see below.Watches I sell can have the following service Levels. Level # 1 Experts Watches Serviced. Serviced by our service repair center with over 40 years of experience very old school and very hard to find these day. Our routine service includes the following. Complete disassembly of the watch.
Completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and timed using state of the art equipment. Clean all moving parts with specialized cleaning solvents. Proper lubrication with only the highest-grade lubricants and oils during the reassembly process. Your watch is tested to our exacting standards of 24 to 72 hours to assure accuracy, water resistance, and proper operation of all functionality.
(Overhaul Lubricants, Gaskets, Sealing, Regulation, MISC testing). The was inside case is marked and dated by the service man. Receipts are available on request. Level #2 Serviced by previous owner.
This watches are inspected and timed to make sure it meets the vintage watch timing standards. Level #3 Inspected and timed.
Are less expensive watches or newer watches that does not need it might not go through his process. Actually, wearing the watch in the pulse will get you different results for sure, because the watch will. Be subject to very different positions and temperatures.
Like a car, a mechanical watch will require periodic maintenance by an expert watchmaker. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches.
All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive.
Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely.
Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement.If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.
Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert.
Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth.Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Welcome to EXPERTS WATCHES EXPERTS WATCHES was born from a passion of collecting wristwatches for over 40 years. This passion has evolved into an opportunity to create the best destination for luxury & vintage pre-owned timepieces.
Offering an expertly handpicked inventory of luxury & vintage pre-owned watches for sale, including watch accessories, jewelry, and watch straps. We have been providing high quality personalized customer service experience to our customers for over 15 years. This has been a joyful experience to share ones passion with others. Our Goal is to provide range of watches and luxury products to cater to all our customers.
From novice to experienced collector, and from affordable to well-designed luxury goods. From time to time we try to bring in watches that are beyond our collecting palates. This can be a challenging experience especially in a vintage watch world, but also a fulfilling one to help our customers with their collecting needs.
All the custom accessories at EXPERTS WATCHES are developed with the goal of creating products of superior quality and affordable prices. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "New Christopher Ward C8 UTC WorldTimer (GMT) Automatic Watch World Time 44MM Tan" is in sale since Friday, July 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "expertswatches" and is located in Fullerton, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.