C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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New addition: CW C65 Aqutaine Automatic

Fresh from the UK, the Aquitaine arrived today. The pictures don't even begin to reflect the beauty of the watch.

The new bracelet tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 16.3mm and 18.6mm respectively at the clasp. The strap links are now screwed, which is a problem because I can't use my tools to apply two screwdrivers on the left and right at the same time to loosen the screws. Apparently it is a screw/sleeve combination and not, as with other manufacturers, a screw head on one side and a thread at the end. If I had known that beforehand, I would not have ordered the steel bracelet or had it shortened by CW in advance. The only thing left to do now is to go to the local watchmaker to have the bracelet shortened before I scratched the screw heads any further than I had before.

Otherwise a great watch that turns into a glow cookie in the dark :-)
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Re: C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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Thanks for the photos! That second photo is one CW should be using! It shows off the dial so much better than any of their images!
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monkeymax wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:42 pm Thanks for the photos! That second photo is one CW should be using! It shows off the dial so much better than any of their images!
Thank's bro :-)
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Looks great! I was already considering a jewelers screwdriver set so this is making the decision a lot easier.
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Love the low light shot!
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Congratulations - It is a great looking watch and as ever your photos show it well.

enjoy :thumbup:
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Kalli64 wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:19 pm New addition: CW C65 Aqutaine Automatic

Fresh from the UK, the Aquitaine arrived today. The pictures don't even begin to reflect the beauty of the watch.

The new bracelet tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 16.3mm and 18.6mm respectively at the clasp. The strap links are now screwed, which is a problem because I can't use my tools to apply two screwdrivers on the left and right at the same time to loosen the screws. Apparently it is a screw/sleeve combination and not, as with other manufacturers, a screw head on one side and a thread at the end. If I had known that beforehand, I would not have ordered the steel bracelet or had it shortened by CW in advance. The only thing left to do now is to go to the local watchmaker to have the bracelet shortened before I scratched the screw heads any further than I had before.

Otherwise a great watch that turns into a glow cookie in the dark :-)
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I had that with a watch. Screwed links with two screws on each, which were loctited. I got a watch maker to remove all the removable links, and I put back the ones I needed. Still better than pins and collars though :D You can still see the thread locker on the screws. I don't know how to get it off.

By the way, I hope you are recovering, and feeling a lot better now.
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JAFO wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:00 pm
Kalli64 wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:19 pm New addition: CW C65 Aqutaine Automatic

Fresh from the UK, the Aquitaine arrived today. The pictures don't even begin to reflect the beauty of the watch.

The new bracelet tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 16.3mm and 18.6mm respectively at the clasp. The strap links are now screwed, which is a problem because I can't use my tools to apply two screwdrivers on the left and right at the same time to loosen the screws. Apparently it is a screw/sleeve combination and not, as with other manufacturers, a screw head on one side and a thread at the end. If I had known that beforehand, I would not have ordered the steel bracelet or had it shortened by CW in advance. The only thing left to do now is to go to the local watchmaker to have the bracelet shortened before I scratched the screw heads any further than I had before.

Otherwise a great watch that turns into a glow cookie in the dark :-)
IMG_3992.JPEGIMG_3993.JPEGIMG_3994.JPEGIMG_3995.JPEGIMG_3996.JPEGIMG_3997.JPEGIMG_3998.JPEGIMG_3999.JPEGIMG_4001.JPEGIMG_3165.JPEG
I had that with a watch. Screwed links with two screws on each, which were loctited. I got a watch maker to remove all the removable links, and I put back the ones I needed. Still better than pins and collars though :D You can still see the thread locker on the screws. I don't know how to get it off.

By the way, I hope you are recovering, and feeling a lot better now.
Thanks for the tip about the screws, and also for the get well wishes.

It's getting better, and on Wednesday my rehabilitation at the North Sea will finally start. But don't think that I'll post less because of that ;-)
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Congratulations! Your photos show up the colour brilliantly! :clap:
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Finally, some real world pics! That shade of blue looks extraordinary in your pics (especially the 2nd one), far better than CW’s pic.

Sorry to hear about the frustration with the screws.

Enjoy that beautiful watch!
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Congratulations Thomas !! :clap: 8)

As always your photos of it are superb !

The 6th photo is my favourite, Wow 8)

Sorry to hear about the link screws issue, this is why I hate screwed links in bracelets. I much prefer the pin & collar setup and if you have the correct tools they are brilliant.
I had hoped that CW would do just a screw on one side of the link like other brands.

Definitely post some photos into the Reference gallery if you haven't already as they are superb :

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Yep, great photos, Thomas. Dial, bezel and crystal look superb. You can't beat GOOD real world photos...

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Those are the type of real world photos that I have been waiting to see!!! The different angles that you provided tell so much more about how the watch really looks! And, that color of blue is striking. Thanks!

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Great looking watch, the blue is stunning in the natural light.
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Thomas is killing it with his photos over in the reference gallery!
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