C63 Sapphire GMT COSC LE

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stuartl226 wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:08 pm
David. S wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 5:36 pm 20220510_173302.jpg



This was waiting for me when I got home...
I'm on cooking duties tonight so I'll take some more photos later.
First impressions are very good.

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Nearly 3 weeks in! Are you still really pleased with it ? It looks awesome and I was wondering if it met your expectations.

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Hi Stuart,
It's safe to say it has surpassed my expectations.
When I first saw it on the website I ordered it straight away, I really liked the design and had been waiting for CW to release a cosc certified black sapphire dial, however I was unsure of the size I usually go for 41 or 42 mm watches, I was also unsure about the screws at 3 and 9 o'clock that secure the dial, they look huge on the various YouTube reviews I have seen of the sapphire dials.
In reality the dial screws are tiny, and you really don't notice them, it may be different for the white sapphire dial, but with the black dial the screws aren't noticeable at all.
The size is great too, its quite thick and the case design is fantastic, so even though its a little smaller than I'm used to, it wears really nicely.
So...as you can probably tell, I'm really pleased with it, did you manage to pick one up for yourself ?

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Re: C63 Sapphire GMT COSC LE

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Agree it has surpassed mine as well I love the watch. I got mine 5/13 also after buying it as soon as I saw it and got #54. I was also waiting on a COSC sapphire and it being GMT, black, and in the 39-41 range was perfect for me.

Really like the date location at 6p and the blue GMT and seconds hand. Lot of nice lume on the dial and even bezel which is great.

I think this watch looks really great with the black hybrid strap but I got it with the steel bracelet as well. I wear the black strap more at work and the steel one when going out or on weekends.


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Re: C63 Sapphire GMT COSC LE

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David. S wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:40 pm
stuartl226 wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:08 pm
David. S wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 5:36 pm 20220510_173302.jpg



This was waiting for me when I got home...
I'm on cooking duties tonight so I'll take some more photos later.
First impressions are very good.

David.
Nearly 3 weeks in! Are you still really pleased with it ? It looks awesome and I was wondering if it met your expectations.

Stuart.

Hi Stuart,
It's safe to say it has surpassed my expectations.
When I first saw it on the website I ordered it straight away, I really liked the design and had been waiting for CW to release a cosc certified black sapphire dial, however I was unsure of the size I usually go for 41 or 42 mm watches, I was also unsure about the screws at 3 and 9 o'clock that secure the dial, they look huge on the various YouTube reviews I have seen of the sapphire dials.
In reality the dial screws are tiny, and you really don't notice them, it may be different for the white sapphire dial, but with the black dial the screws aren't noticeable at all.
The size is great too, its quite thick and the case design is fantastic, so even though its a little smaller than I'm used to, it wears really nicely.
So...as you can probably tell, I'm really pleased with it, did you manage to pick one up for yourself ?

David.
Hi David,
Yes I instantly love the look of it but ummed and ahhed for a days before finally making the plunge. So glad I did with all the reviews but because of my ditherings I am waiting for delivery 😕
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Re: C63 Sapphire GMT COSC LE

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I have an opportunity to buy this watch at $1700 USD (£1350). I have a white dial Sealander GMT on the way. If I buy the Sapphire, I can’t return it so I’d need to rely on the secondary market if I didn’t like it. $1700 seems a little high though. What’s the community’s take?
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Pricing information from CW Archive:

https://cwarchive.knack.com/cwarchive#m ... 01ef89c52/

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Whoever it is, is asking over RRP, and with no option to return I would say that’s a bit steep!
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To be fair they’re asking £1180. It’s the shipping and import duty that is driving the price up
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^^^ Still over RRP. Your money, your choice, old boy.
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Yeah, I really wanted it but I don’t think I can swing it. Thanks for the information!
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It hurt to do but I passed on it. Maybe someday one will make it my way, but with 200 made that seems unlikely.
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Re: C63 Sapphire GMT COSC LE

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I have logged 3 of these units sold so far. the prices (USD) are ..

$1,380
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Personally I would wait.
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I tried to buy one on Reddit for $1380, shipping included, but the guy would only take cash. His prerogative, and he felt strongly about it because he’d been scammed before apparently, but no way I felt comfortable floating that much cash to a complete stranger. Really hurt to let that one go, too.
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By the way, I just want to say that this community has been insanely welcoming and helpful. Much appreciated!
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NationOfLaws wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 11:18 pm I tried to buy one on Reddit for $1380, shipping included, but the guy would only take cash. His prerogative, and he felt strongly about it because he’d been scammed before apparently, but no way I felt comfortable floating that much cash to a complete stranger. Really hurt to let that one go, too.
I tried to work with that same seller I suspect. I have several dozen transactions as buyer and seller there so I would hope I come off as trustworthy but no luck. Here I am still hoping that some of these come up for those of us on the waitlist. I'm kicking myself as at the point that I decided to buy it it was still available then when I went to complete the transaction the next morning it was sold out.
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Maybe he’ll come around. His most recent listing was the second time he put it up for sale and hasn’t marked it sold yet.
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