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C63 Colchester

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C63 Colchester arrived:

https://www.christopherward.com/militar ... C0-TM.html

Interesting new strap too
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Really interesting watch. Under 1k, too.
Will probably be lost under the radar with the Concept release. Very tempting...
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is essentially the C63 Elite in slightly different packaging, right? And that’s not meant to be a dig on the watch. I like the blacked out case in lieu of titanium, in fact.
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^^^ based on the Elite, but there are quite a few differences such as the case, dial and the case back.
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Yes, though 38g rather than 45g (as though 45g wasn't light enough!) and 22mm lugs rather than 20mm it seems. 1mm wider too, according to the specs. Screws for the case-back rather than a screw down back. It's rather nice!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:16 pm ^^^ based on the Elite, but there are quite a few differences such as the case, dial and the case back.
monkeymax wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:18 pm Yes, though 38g rather than 45g (as though 45g wasn't light enough!) and 22mm lugs rather than 20mm it seems. 1mm wider too, according to the specs. Screws for the case-back rather than a screw down back. It's rather nice!

Ahh, OK. So there is more to it than just the some visual cues. Clearly a variation in the C63 Elite, not just a simple repackaging.

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I really like this one. A really nice addition to the military line.
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Very cool, but a near miss for me. I wish it wasn't trying so hard for a military aesthetic. The "coin" caseback is a cool concept and the material is intriguing.
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Looks like a more rugged (visually at least) version of the Elite. Not for me but it's good to see alternatives to the Elite being released - have a feeling there could be some very good versions ahead.
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I own the elite and like both but have to say I am surprised that it isnt more expensive in a carbon fibre composite. I also think it is a mistake to push the lugs out to 22mm if that is correct
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CW fans can never again criticize Bremont tie-ins :lol:
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Another good-looking model, but I'd feel a bit of a Walt wearing the badge of a unit I've not served in/with. Even if it is out of sight.
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FloridaPhil wrote:CW fans can never again criticize Bremont tie-ins Image
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Add the wider lug width to a case thats 2 mm thicker and thats me out of the game for swapping them over.
Still think it is a very cool watch though
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exHowfener wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:01 pm Another good-looking model, but I'd feel a bit of a Walt wearing the badge of a unit I've not served in/with. Even if it is out of sight.
My exact reason, after seeing the caseback, for dismissing the idea of having one. I won’t buy any of the Bremont armed forces range for the same reason. I think only people who have served in that unit should wear that badge.
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