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MadMrB wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:38 pm Still loving it...

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That strap :clap: Gorgeous looking!
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Some images of the original C60 Bronze/Blue for comparison...
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exHowfener wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:51 pm I thought they would do a green dial at some stage, but that's better than i expected. Seems to suit a more relaxed strap rather than a bracelet, but that's an (my) opinion rather than a fact.

I wonder what colour is next? Orange?
Absolutely agree on the strap rather than a bracelet.
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andybarry87 wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:29 am
Fat-Sam wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:00 am
hgercek wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:10 pm I was going to get the blue Sealander, but now this green dial... It is more attractive whereas the blue dial is more versatile. It is hard to choose.
I’m in a similar position although I actually preordered the blue …and am now considering sending an email asking for a little swapsy to green!
I wonder if they will have a lot of this. I am not sure if there is a reason that they are releasing them in a staggered way (supply chain constraints?), but it must be an admin headache dealing with people who change their minds once something more to their taste is released. This is a loaded point as I’d like to them to confirm a larger sized model of the elite!
I did send the email and they said I needed to cancel and re-order. Handy for me in a way, as I wouldn’t want a spare strap with the green so it’s saved me £60

Doesn’t seem a great way to do business though, as I now have cancelled and found myself looking at Montas and Lacos and came on here to browse the for sale section before ordering the green 😄
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JAFO wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:58 am The unwritten "buy on a bracelet" rule might apply to OEMs where bracelets cost nearly as much as a CW watch, but have less import with bracelets priced as reasonably as CWs, I think.
In terms of long term value I would say you are absolutely correct. I might buy on the bracelet because CW change their cases every so often so that new bracelets may not fit. I had this with my Mk II C60 Trident when the Mk III came out. Who knows what will happen when CW introduce the MK IV trident and suddenly the MK III Trident bracelets are no longer available. To be fair this situation might not happen for a few years with the C63 collection but given the cost of CW bracelets I'd be tempted to buy one anyway and stash it away for the future just in case I felt like wearing the watch on a bracelet at some point.
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JAFO wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:58 am The unwritten "buy on a bracelet" rule might apply to OEMs where bracelets cost nearly as much as a CW watch, but have less import with bracelets priced as reasonably as CWs, I think.
Gotta be honest, I’m liking this post purely for your use of the word import.
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Just saw that Matt Baker was wearing the sealander elite on the black and orange hybrid on countryfile this weekend. He was even wearing an orange top with the sleeve pulled up to both match and show of his watch.
Nice choice matt :thumbup:
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I decided to purchase the C60 Anthropocene GMT instead of the C63 Sealander GMT, but man is it a touch call! I am still waffling.
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albionphoto wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:22 pm
In terms of long term value I would say you are absolutely correct. I might buy on the bracelet because CW change their cases every so often so that new bracelets may not fit. I had this with my Mk II C60 Trident when the Mk III came out. Who knows what will happen when CW introduce the MK IV trident and suddenly the MK III Trident bracelets are no longer available.
My reasoning too, I had the same issue with my MK2 and had to search out a bracelet on ebay, though luckily found a NOS. Not actually used it, but it's "in stock" if I want it....On the same basis I picked up one of the last 43 C9 bracelets in a CW sale. Grab 'em while you can.
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H0rati0 wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:49 pm
albionphoto wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:22 pm
In terms of long term value I would say you are absolutely correct. I might buy on the bracelet because CW change their cases every so often so that new bracelets may not fit. I had this with my Mk II C60 Trident when the Mk III came out. Who knows what will happen when CW introduce the MK IV trident and suddenly the MK III Trident bracelets are no longer available.
My reasoning too, I had the same issue with my MK2 and had to search out a bracelet on ebay, though luckily found a NOS. Not actually used it, but it's "in stock" if I want it....On the same basis I picked up one of the last 43 C9 bracelets in a CW sale. Grab 'em while you can.
And CW bracelets are on the affordable end of the scale too. For something like the Sealander Elite with the titanium bracelet I think buying on the bracelet is a "no brainer".
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albionphoto wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:12 am
And CW bracelets are on the affordable end of the scale too. For something like the Sealander Elite with the titanium bracelet I think buying on the bracelet is a "no brainer".
This is true, however it seems the trade off is limited lifetime availability - when a model run ends so do the spares/accessories. Contrast with a Zenith buckle for a 23 year old watch: a quick email to Zenith CS and it was shipped the next day. Not inexpensive, but in stock available. They didn't even want a credit card up front, just sent me an invoice!

IMHO, if CW really aspire to the premier division, they have to get a lot better at whole life CS.
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That's true. I worry that whole life CS is going to put overall costs up. Holding inventory for a number of years is a cost that will have to be paid by someone somewhere. It's a trade off. For the time being holding unique parts for the watch head may be all we can expect. I'm okay with that because the price of the watches is still very reasonable.
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Tempted buying the blue auto, but I am wondering whether C60 MK3 bracelet is able to pair with C63 Sealander auto case. Can anyone help me on this matter?
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The cases differ thus requiring different end links, so not compatible.
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I plan on buying the C63 Sealander in green while my $125 voucher is still good. But, I am having a really difficult time deciding whether to go with the Automatic or GMT version. I like the looks of both which is making my choice difficult. I lack a GMT in my CW collection but wonder whether the extra function is worth the price difference? There is something about the plain Automatic that is quite striking. Any suggestions or advice on which way to go? In either case, I would be buying the watch with two straps, the green canvas & vintage camel. So, the orange accented GMT hand might go nicely with either of those straps.

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