Christopher Ward watches are sold via the Internet, designed in London and manufactured in Switzerland using high quality Swiss movements for both the Quartz and automatic models in his range.The Kingfisher was the first to really catch my eye and when I received it I was even more bowled over by the beauty of the yellow dial and overall quality of the watch – it is a real eye catcher and a pleasure to wear.
So here are my thoughts on this watch. First, I love the finish on the metal very industrial looking and more purposeful than the polished look on my Breitling Navitimer for example. This kind of finish copes well with scratches and hard labour! The bezel edge and the crown howver are shiny but this is a nice contrast. I wanted to swim in the watch and use it on the beach and I opted for the silcon strap and this is very comfortable and again adds to the functional appearance as well as contrasting well with the yellow face. The yellow face is in my opinion simply gorgeous and shimmers beautifully as it catches the light. The sapphire crystal is a whopping 4.5 mm thick and scratch resistant. Hold the face at the right angle and it refracts light showing just how thick it is – this looks very cool too!
The unidirectional bezel has a satisfyingly tight action with no play at all. The timekeeping is simply amazing but then it is quartz so it should be.
Finally, the packaging is also first class. A lovely display box adds to the quality feel of the product and a hand signed letter from Mr. Ward himself is a nice touch. Quite simply this watch hooked me as surely as a Kingfisher catches fish!
- Swiss made movement, current models all Swiss made
- 5 Jewel Ronda quartz movement
- 2 Piece uni-directional bezel
- Screw-in crown and back plate
- 30 atm (1000 feet) water resistant case
- 4.5mm Sapphire crystal
- Adjustable strap with easy opening butterfly clasp
- Super-Luminova indices bezel marker and hands
- Unique engraved serial number and No Decompression Limit table
- Diameter: 42mm
- Height: 13mm
- Weight: 140g
- Calibre: Ronda 715
- Strap: Silicon Rubber – width 22mm