Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

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    Question Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    I'm graduating with my MS finally after 6 long years of doing it part time, with long breaks for having kids etc.() ... and I wanted to get a watch instead of a class ring since I don't wear jewelry besides my wedding band.

    Now saying that, I don't have a lot of money, and most likely will get Christopher Ward C90 Beckett's - Power Reserve C90SWK, which I am after for a little while, just really like that watch ...

    ... would it be bad\weird\cheesy to engrave the back?


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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    The back is a saphire crystal....where are you going to engrave ?

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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    They offer engraving from factory ... I'm not sure how they do it, but it's either around the caseback on the SS part, or there is an insert somewhere on the movement just as below picture (it's also Christopher Ward Watch) - It said on the website it depends on a movement and case back, but doesn't go into any detail.

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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    That example looks cool. That would be a nice way to celebrate your accomplishments...and by the way....a Big Congratulations to you.

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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    Congratulations, firstly and foremost. Stock answer, as I'm certain you're expecting, if an engraving means something and is significant for you, then go for it. With that said, personally, I love the idea of an engraved watch as opposed to a ring. I think showing it off will reinforce your accomplishment, and that the watch will become far more meaningful to you in kind.

    If you do go that route, please be sure to share some pics!

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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    I don't think it is cheesy, and in the case of a Christopher Ward I think it is almost appropriate. It is not such an expensive watch that it could be considered collateral in a worse case scenario, and it is not as cliche as say... a Rolex. If you were doing something gaudy like a gold coin dial featuring the school's seal...then I'd cry foul. They may add it to the rotor in the case of an auto. Good Luck and post pics when you can! I am sure we will all be interested. BTW, nice selection in the C90.



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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    Thanks a lot. Yeah, I didn't even think about the rotor - even more now I think it will look good. I just wanted to make sure people don't think it's "gaudy" or weird to put engraving on this type of watch. Not that I wouldn't do it anyways, but general opinion would probably affect how I post pictures of that watch ;)

    I definitely will post pictures, just have to wait till May :)
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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    Congratulations on both the graduation and the watch. I suppose it shouldn't be a problem for CW to do it if you put in a request ... else, get it done by a local jeweler?
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    Re: Watch instead of class ring ... engr. question.

    First off congratulations on the MS! I think your idea of getting a graduation watch is great and CW watch is one that will be in style for years to come. Engraving the rotor will make it a bit more special than case engraving imho.

    I graduated many years ago sans class ring and don't miss it at all. My sense is that class rings are not as popular as they once were in the immediate post WWII period.
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