c2 Lido - why so many for sale on fleabay?

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Re: c2 Lido - why so many for sale on fleabay?

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I think the problems with the C2 are as follows:

-it looks like it should be quite a delicate watch in photos, but in reality it wears much larger and therfore doesnt look dressy.

-Its perhaps a bit dated in styling looking more like a 70's seiko than some might find ideal.

-its quartz

-(and this only applies to new ones) the C2 has lots of sharp angles and creases, with a slightly squared off case, and CW have decided to marry that to a smooth, curved, bracelet. The two just don't marry.

The C2 has sadly never floated my boat. The only time i got close to tempted was the forum LE with the blue hands on the OLD C2 bracelet.
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I think it all goes to show how much is all down to subjective opinion.
To me there are no 'problems' with the C2. What some may describe as dated , others may see as classic.
Definitely it's one if my personal faves in my collection, but wouldn't it be boring if we all had exactly the same tastes and ideals ? :D
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A cut above your average beater but for £100 or so they can be treated like that.
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shrink wrote:I think the problems with the C2 are as follows:

-Its perhaps a bit dated in styling looking more like a 70's seiko than some might find ideal.
There are Seikos from the 70's that look like the C2 ? Please do tell, I want one to go with my C2 and C20.. 8)
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ianblyth wrote:
robert75 wrote: Having already bought a CW watch I must say I am very impressed with the build of their watches. For the price these are going for I am tempted (Almost wish I had never seeen this thread now!)
Whatever you do then, don't look at the reference gallery. :shock: :lol:

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Jan wrote:
shrink wrote:I think the problems with the C2 are as follows:

-Its perhaps a bit dated in styling looking more like a 70's seiko than some might find ideal.
There are Seikos from the 70's that look like the C2 ? Please do tell, I want one to go with my C2 and C20.. 8)
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took me a google search of about 4 seconds to find that. Case shape and styling look familiar?
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shrink wrote:Case shape and styling look familiar?
It is close but no cigar.

This also has elements.

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dereks wrote:I was the sucessful bidder on ebay for the first one at £104.52. I am now waiting delivery of the watch and will post pictures when it arrives. This is my second CW watch my first CW watch a C6 Kingfisher was purchased three weeks ago.

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Derek - many congrats - Pictures please in due course....!
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