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Re: C65 sandstorm chronometer - Review

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timor54 wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:44 pm I guess it has been a bold move for W&W to do this and probably rather nerve wracking for CW to let them do as much as they have! It would be interesting to see some of the design ideas that were discarded along the way...
Being a fly on the wall of this design process would have been very interesting!
Thanks for all your well considered thoughts. I agree that there is 'a lot going on' with this watch, but I find it a little bit bold and a little bit different. Writing this review has been like getting to know all the ins and outs of this watch.. :thumbup:
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Is it a watch that interests you Anthony??
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:57 am
missF wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:51 am WRT photos within the text, I wish my photos were good enough quality and i’d be happier to mix them with the text. But the other reason for doing it this way is simply because I was having tech problems with doing that. For some reason the only way I could add add pics was as a new post with no other text! :? :lol:
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Re: C65 sandstorm chronometer - Review

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Very cool watch. It reminds me of Hamilton building a watch for a Star Wars character. Looks like a futuristic field watch, to me.
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Robotaz wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:52 am Very cool watch. It reminds me of Hamilton building a watch for a Star Wars character. Looks like a futuristic field watch, to me.
It’s interesting because ‘futuristic field watch’ is a great description - of one of its faces. The other face - depending on how it catches the light - is way more retro. I don’t know if that’s what they intended to build but it’s definitely an interesting watch :thumbup:
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We have bright sunshine in Edinburgh this morning, and in this light the date circle is plenty visible :lol:
This certainly is a different watch on different days...
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An excellent review and good to hear a forum member's personal opinion on this watch.
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Wonderful review, I don't think I can anything that hasn't been said already.

You've confirmed that the Sandstorm should stay at the top of my wishlist.

Enjoy your new acquisition!!

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I just noticed there are only 200. A true LE. Sweet!
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Robotaz wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:11 am I just noticed there are only 200. A true LE. Sweet!
Oops- that definitely should have gone in the review!
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I’m curious, do you think if this were purely a CW watch it would seem out of place, and that by working with W&W and it gave CW the ability to do somethings outside the box? I wonder if a collaboration like this (and maybe others in the future?) allows CW a safe space, so to speak, to do test the waters with something different. Does that make sense?
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It does make sense I think, and i’m curious about this too. I guess that with any collaboration what you hope for is an end product greater than the sum of the two parts. I suppose I tried to just write a balanced review without entering that debate - perhaps I should have dipped my toes in the water.

What I find fascinating, as I said before, is my feeling that that this is two watches in one depending on the light. Maybe that’s the New York/ Maidenhead characteristics coming through :lol:
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@jkbarnes - not out of place at all Andrew, if it were to be a sole CW piece.

As I've mentioned before there are clear links in the design to the C7 Apex.

Maybe it would get a different name and alternative marketing back story, but easily still a baby Apex.

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CW certainly have history with concentric circles. The apex is an example but maybe a clearer example is the C9 Harrison GMT from way back. I spotted laird’s one on CWOTD recently. I think the date circle is a new departure for CW?

I think that any good collaboration should allow the participants to look outwith their own boxes and try new things while still being able to bring the best of their own DNA to the table. Again, each of us will have an opinion as to how well this was achieved
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Great review - thanks! I remain dangerously tempted by the blackout version 8-[
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