C63 Sealander Collection

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
hadon2525
Junior
Junior
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by hadon2525 »

jkbarnes wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:07 pm I’ve got to honest, I think my favorite thing about the C63 Sealander is that beautiful blue lume against a white dial. God, I love blue lume! I wish I had a watch with blue lume.
I neglected to mention the lume. I found it to be excellent.
Fat-Sam
Guru
Guru
Posts: 320
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:51 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: Hackney/Islington

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by Fat-Sam »

jkbarnes wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:07 pm I’ve got to honest, I think my favorite thing about the C63 Sealander is that beautiful blue lume against a white dial. God, I love blue lume! I wish I had a watch with blue lume.
Yeah I know they say the newest green lume is longer lasting but I’d rather the blue any day
“Downsizing…”
JLC Reverso Duoface med.
CW C63 Auto. green
Meistersinger Metris blue
Longines x HODINKEE
Omega Seamaster Deville 1961
DIY Watch Club Diver
Raymond Weil Toccata
SevenFriday P1/01
Swatch Van Gogh
G-Shock GA2100
Tribi: MDS and TRI-04
User avatar
AlexS.
Junior
Junior
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:26 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by AlexS. »

And finally here :)
Image

More photos and impressions to follow.
These users thanked the author AlexS. for the post (total 6):
timor54sproughtonjkbarneswelshladJcalder68strapline
C65 Trident Classic Mk1 Limited #167
C63 Sealander GMT Green
Rolex Explorer 2 216570 BD
sproughton
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1365
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:59 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by sproughton »

AlexS. wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:13 pm And finally here :)
Image

More photos and impressions to follow.
Look forward to it. This may be the first CW to encourage me to open up my wallet since 2015...

Is that photo a good representation of the shade of green?
User avatar
jkbarnes
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 4034
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: Virginia, USA
Contact:

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by jkbarnes »

AlexS. wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:13 pm And finally here :)
Image

More photos and impressions to follow.
Outstanding photo! In fact, it’s the first one I’ve seen that makes me really like the green dial. I wonder what it is???
Andrew
“I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.”

C65 Trident Vintage
C65 AMGT LE


Find me on Instagram @jkbarnes
Or follow my photography on Instagram @jkbarnesphotos
User avatar
AlexS.
Junior
Junior
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:26 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by AlexS. »

sproughton wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Look forward to it. This may be the first CW to encourage me to open up my wallet since 2015...

Is that photo a good representation of the shade of green?
Same feeling here, did not buy a CW since they moved the logo to 9 o’clock. ;)

This is closest to daylight green impression, will snap some tomorrow during day.

From this evening. It seems the face of the watch is scratched badly. ;)

Image

Image
These users thanked the author AlexS. for the post:
sproughton
C65 Trident Classic Mk1 Limited #167
C63 Sealander GMT Green
Rolex Explorer 2 216570 BD
User avatar
AlexS.
Junior
Junior
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:26 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by AlexS. »

Another one ;)
Image

I've uploaded some to the reference gallery:
reference-gallery/c63-sealander-gmt-t56725.html#p888611
C65 Trident Classic Mk1 Limited #167
C63 Sealander GMT Green
Rolex Explorer 2 216570 BD
User avatar
AlexS.
Junior
Junior
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:26 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by AlexS. »

And daylight green:

Image
These users thanked the author AlexS. for the post:
Bahnstormer_vRS
C65 Trident Classic Mk1 Limited #167
C63 Sealander GMT Green
Rolex Explorer 2 216570 BD
User avatar
strapline
Forumgod
Forumgod
Posts: 871
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by strapline »

Some really great photos there, particularly the wrist 'n' cuff shot. As soon as they launched the C63 I thought they should offer an ombré dial finish, I think it's a nice alternative to the flatter, lacquered dials.

Des
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. T Soprano
Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2946
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by Mikkei4 »

Without zooming through all posts about this collection I can only recall 1 photo of a blue dial.

Hasn't anybody bought or considered the blue dial version ?
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26641
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 5
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:32 am Without zooming through all posts about this collection I can only recall 1 photo of a blue dial.

Hasn't anybody bought or considered the blue dial version ?
They do seem to be a bit rare, don’t they?

When the Sealander range was first introduced the automatic and the GMT were only available in black and white. I’m sure we have all noticed this before with new ranges and models from CW. They introduce the basic/traditional/conservative dial colours to begin with and then drip the other colours in after a few months. Testing the waters maybe? Who knows? Personally I would like to see all the colour options declared from the beginning, but I know that isn’t how marketing works.

Anyway, I’m known for liking the odd blue dial and had the colour being available at the beginning would probably have bought one. I said that I was holding out for a blue Elite (hasn’t appeared). But in the end the more I looked at the GMT the more I liked it. I wanted it for my Greek trip in September and, although I sort of knew from experience that a blue version would be forthcoming before too long, I went for the black and absolutely fell in love with it as soon as it arrived. I certainly wouldn’t change it in favour of a blue dial now. As it happens I would have been far more excited about the blue dial if it had been a more vibrant kind of royal blue like we saw on the C60.
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 10192
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 12
Location: UK

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by nbg »

Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:32 am Without zooming through all posts about this collection I can only recall 1 photo of a blue dial.

Hasn't anybody bought or considered the blue dial version ?
Yes I have considered the blue dial!

I haven’t considered the black, white or green. I believe the jargon is “I already have the white and black GMT slots in the watch box covered”.

As to the green I would have preferred a non Ombré style green dial.

As to buying the blue, I have been waiting to see more pics. If not many show up I will probably book a showroom visit for early December - unless you beat me to it and put up some pics…

In a bored moment earlier in the week I almost ordered the blue. But them again I also almost ordered the blue dial EB Bloxworth 3HD on the tropic strap.

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK
Tally
Guru
Guru
Posts: 345
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:39 pm
CW-watches: 4

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by Tally »

Mine arrived today :thumbup:
IMG-20211112-WA0016.jpeg
IMG-20211112-WA0014.jpeg
IMG-20211112-WA0012.jpeg
These users thanked the author Tally for the post (total 3):
AlexS.LeszekFat-Sam
Sent from my Etch-A-Sketch

Selling 2008 Tag 2000 auto
User avatar
AlexS.
Junior
Junior
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:26 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by AlexS. »

The only remark at the moment is that the crown seems a bit rough/sharp, it could have a bit softer feel finish, and maybe a tad thinner/less protruding.
C65 Trident Classic Mk1 Limited #167
C63 Sealander GMT Green
Rolex Explorer 2 216570 BD
Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2946
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Post by Mikkei4 »

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:57 am
Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:32 am Without zooming through all posts about this collection I can only recall 1 photo of a blue dial.

Hasn't anybody bought or considered the blue dial version ?
They do seem to be a bit rare, don’t they?

I wanted it for my Greek trip in September and, although I sort of knew from experience that a blue version would be forthcoming before too long, I went for the black and absolutely fell in love with it as soon as it arrived. I certainly wouldn’t change it in favour of a blue dial now. As it happens I would have been far more excited about the blue dial if it had been a more vibrant kind of royal blue like we saw on the C60.
The black does look good but black/GMT is covered for me by the 38mm C60 Mk2 that I bought off Wyatt and I'd be less excited if the blue C63 was the vibrant royal blue of previous C60s. Maybe that shows just how difficult it is to produce a blue dial that'll please the majority. I'd have liked it more if it'd been a sunburst blue like the new TAG Carrera Twin Time or Seiko Quartz GMT.
nbg wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:16 am
As to buying the blue, I have been waiting to see more pics. If not many show up I will probably book a showroom visit for early December - unless you beat me to it and put up some pics…

Neil
Like you Neil I've been waiting for more photos hence my question. I doubt that I'll beat you to showing more photos but I do intend visiting the Showroom hopefully in the next few weeks. If I do get there I'll be taking loads of photos of the blue dials in the CW collections.
Post Reply