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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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Awwwwww, it's not fair, I wanna be black and white like you Dad ...

Well you'll just have to be patient. I had to wait years...
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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missF wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:32 am Awwwwww, it's not fair, I wanna be black and white like you Dad ...

Well you'll just have to be patient. I had to wait years...

So have you nicknamed it the penguin because it’s black and white? Or because you had to wait a long time for it?

For me it’s a penguin because I couldn’t wait to unwrap it while I was drinking my cup of tea…… :lol:
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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I like the name penguin 🐧

CW did a great job shipping this thing.
Unfortunately I don't like the 🐧.
I opened the box an absolutely nothing happened ....
I'll give the 🐧 a few days... Who knows.

Unscrew the 👑 is Butter btw...
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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iain wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:03 am
For me it’s a penguin because I couldn’t wait to unwrap it while I was drinking my cup of tea…… :lol:
Very sweet :D (no pun intended :lol: )
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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I've just noticed that the logo is black rather than shiny steel - is that right? I've just been angling the watch around but it's not reflecting any light. That's really cool 8)
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^^^^ Take your pick, Lindsey.

Black, grey or silver. :wink: :wink:

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I love it! I think this may be the best Sealander CW has made, maybe they should hire the design team 😂

I love how the vinyl record ring draws my eye in preventing the dial from looking too expansive on my skinny wrist, how good it looks on leather straps (i’m a strap guy) and how detailed it is whilst remaining cohesive.

A big thank you to the design team for coming up with this and seeing it through, and to @welshlad for having to deal with all this with patience and grace during what I’m sure turned out to be a bigger/longer commitment than you probably thought you were signing up to!

Also to those who have the consort bracelet on the FLE, how comfortable do you find it and are you able to get a good fit? (I know butterfly clasps can sometimes dig in and lack of micro adjust) And is it similar quality level to the Bader or a step up?

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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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Theartfulbodger wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:10 pm Also to those who have the consort bracelet on the FLE, how comfortable do you find it and are you able to get a good fit? (I know butterfly clasps can sometimes dig in and lack of micro adjust) And is it similar quality level to the Bader or a step up?
Personally I’m not convinced by the consort. It seems a little lightweight and dressy for me. I’m starting to wish I’d have stuck with the bader bracelet instead of swapping over.

As for fit. Mine came with 4 half links and it’s easy to adjust. I’d say it’s probably impossible not to get a decent fit and you can position the clasp exactly where you like under your wrist by swapping links about.

Quality? Difficult to say as they are both very different looks and hard to compare. But the consort doesn’t seem like a cheaper alternative.
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:57 pm ^^^^ Take your pick, Lindsey.

Black, grey or silver. :wink: :wink:
Haha! Great series of pics Guy :thumbup:
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Has anyone else measured the accuracy of their FLE? I’m getting +13s/day, which out of the 25 or so modern mechanicals I’ve had takes the prize for the least accurate, the only other watch I have which is more than 10s/day out is my grandads watch from 1937!

I realise this is still technically in spec, and that it may well change as this is day 1 (although my experience is that this is rarely the case), but just a little disappointed. I may open up the case back and twiddle the fine adjustment screw if it annoys me enough. My 36mm sealander runs consistently at +4s/day which I am very happy with. I measure with toolwatch.io app.
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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^^^^ I wore mine yesterday evening with negligible handwinding, let it rest overnight, then set it properly first thing this morning.

Looked at it just now, 12 hours later, it's no more than 1 seconds adrift ( hard to tell if it is + or - ).

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Mine seems regulated decent ... Did not test on the wrist ... But flat dial Up is about +1-2s a day
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missF wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:32 am IMG_4252.jpeg


Awwwwww, it's not fair, I wanna be black and white like you Dad ...

Well you'll just have to be patient. I had to wait years...
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Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

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Theartfulbodger wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:10 pm
Also to those who have the consort bracelet on the FLE, how comfortable do you find it and are you able to get a good fit? (I know butterfly clasps can sometimes dig in and lack of micro adjust) And is it similar quality level to the Bader or a step up?
I find the consort very comfortable. Like was stated above the links are so small that it is pretty easy to get a good fit. I find it excellent quality.


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I also like it on the Bader too. Makes it a bit more sporty I think.

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