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Re: 25.1.24 teaser

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The introduction of the Twelve Ti in 36mm COSC seems bigger news and more impactful than this. I wonder why they chose to do the whole 3 day teaser for this and not the Twelve release yesterday?
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I agree, this seems like smaller news in comparison to the Ti 36 Twelves.
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ajax87 wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:22 pm The introduction of the Twelve Ti in 36mm COSC seems bigger news and more impactful than this....
Yep. It's something I've been hoping for.
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I think the reaction is largely due to the media blitz. It wasn't necessary and caused too much speculation. All they needed was a day before launch to say 'A great watch design in a new size!'. Just like they did with the 12. Not sure why they thought they needed the full court press media launch.

That said, the watch is fine. Doesn't look cluttered to me. I am sure people who like smaller watches will be very happy.

As everyone else has said, the bigger one is still available.
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Yoobaldy wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:26 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 12:47 pm
DarrenC7 wrote:Going to hold off for an updated C60 300 for my first CW. An updated dial even might have made me consider this.
What kind of update are you looking for on the C60 Trident Pro 300? Updated dial?

It was only released 18 months or so ago (2022/08) so wouldn't be due a nip & tuck for a couple of years at least.

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Could be referencing the "Ultimate" Trident Pro 300 per page 11 of the latest Loupe.

Reading into that article more do you think this one will be a 600m, Titanium diver?
It won't be 600 or they would have said 600. That being said, it sounds like it will be titanium. Based on the statement 'play on the themes of accuracy' I would say COSC. The mention of luminescence combined with the picture seems to point to the 12 o'clock marker being the lumed ceramic compound like the Concept. Maybe the rest of the markers too bit it is hard to tell. I would also expect the titanium to be highly machined with polished chamfers like the 12.
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Clach77 wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:22 am 36mm Sealander GMT it is. :thumbup:
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I’m seeing a lot of positivity about the size online — dozens of comments on two CW Instagram posts, for example, easily overwhelming the ‘wish the blue was available in 42mm’ folks.

It was interesting to read in the Loupe article that the white C63 GMT is CW’s single biggest-selling watch. The 36 may not be what most here would hope for, but it may be a real hit all the same — the second-most popular complication in watch-making (after the date) in a size more accessible to more than half of the population in a niche no one else is really occupying.
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Rezn8r wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:00 pm in a niche no one else is really occupying.
Yep, this was highlighted by CW in the blurb on the web page. It's quiet in the 36mm GMT space. And CW have just figured themselves large here. I think this is the importance of this new release :thumbup:
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Rezn8r wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:00 pm …the second-most popular complication in watch-making (after the date) in a size more accessible to more than half of the population in a niche no one else is really occupying.
I like it, Bilbo! :wink:


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C63 Sealander has a lot of sales in the US. The US also likes white dials. The US is about 30 - 35% of CW sales. Adding a more unisex size (oh how I hate that term) and a GMT too just makes sense. It expands the US and Rest of World (perhaps) sales. Whether I like it or not, I think it's a good move.
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I've just been looking at the photo I took yesterday of my C65 Dune GMT

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and thought that . ..
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. . . if you reduce the case size by 1mm either side, take away the 24hr chapter ring and instead put the 24hr ring on the bezel, the dial of a 36mm Sealander GMT may end up a fraction larger than the dial on the C65 Dune GMT even though the case is smaller.

Then, keep it on a bracelet to elongate the visual look of the lug-2-lug and the Sealander may 'wear' larger than the Dune.

. . .or am I barking up the wrong tree.:-k :-k

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The continuation of the 36mm blitz isn't interesting me at all.
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JAFO wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:20 am The continuation of the 36mm blitz isn't interesting me at all.
In the case of both this week’s releases, I have the original (larger) size in my box and I am very happy with them. Had the 36 mm Twelve come first I might well have been interested, because for a fairly dressy watch I think that’s quite an acceptable size. As it is, I wouldn’t dream of selling one to buy the other.
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I’m a proud owner of a CW C63 36mm three hander, I bloody adore the thing, I wear it every single day and twice on Sundays.

However for this particular model I’d choose the 39mm.

If case shrinkage were to be applied I would rather see it on the dune or military series. A 35-36mm sandhurst, yes please!

Or, how about a 38-40mm Anthropocene?

I’m afraid I’m on the band wagon of CWF opinion here, but really why change something that is utterly perfect already?!
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johncolescarr wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:42 am I’m afraid I’m on the band wagon of CWF opinion here, but really why change something that is utterly perfect already?!
Because it's not perfect for many people who have a skinny wrist?? If the 36mm size is too small for you - then it's not meant for you??

Sorry @johncolescarr - I'm absolutely not singling you out for my thoughts here. This is a general response to some general posts that seem almost disgruntled by this release. As if CW have made a mistake somehow? They're not changing something - simply offering it in another size? While still offering it in the original size? So that more people will be able to wear and enjoy this watch?

A giant truckfull of incredible watches have come and gone under my nose that are too big for me. I'll never get a chance to wear them.
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