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C65 sandstorm chronometer - Update

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I checked the search function and didn't find much about this watch (apart from a long chat about mac and cheese and rice pudding! :lol: ).
I wondered if anyone owns this watch and could share any pics? I find it impossible from the advertising shots to get a real idea of what the dial is like.

I want it to look like this, with contrast between the darker inner disk and the steel surrounding it:
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...but some other pictures just make it look amorphous and bland.

Any pics in any lighting gratefully received :thumbup:
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Re: C65 sandstorm chronometer - pics?

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I assume you've seen the Hodinkee pictures, MissF?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/worn- ... ntroducing
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Here are a few I've borrowed from the CWE Group;-

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Re: C65 sandstorm chronometer - pics?

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Thanks Richard - I hadn’t seen that article. :thumbup:
It kind of affirms the fact that in different lighting it becomes either a watch I would love or one that would make me go ‘meh’......

Maybe if I wore it, the moments when it catches the light just right would become sublime! :lol:
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Thanks Guy - once again it’s a different watch under different light :?
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Maybe I should just order one and take a proper look....?
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rkovars wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:09 pm #missFNeedsANewWatch
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You’re so right!!
Problem was I bought a watch box and now I’m determined to instantly have a superlative one! :lol:
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Re: C65 sandstorm chronometer - pics?

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It’s interesting to see how any of the pictures show the lume, which suggests they have needed some strong light to make the dial pop a bit.

Do you get much strong natural light at your latitude?
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downer wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:16 pm It’s interesting to see how any of the pictures show the lume, which suggests they have needed some strong light to make the dial pop a bit.

Do you get much strong natural light at your latitude?
Yeah, I found the lume quite distracting- I couldn’t tell what was lume and what was colour on the markers.
Strong natural light isn’t a big feature of life up here.... and I think the watch looks a bit death-star-y in low lighting.....
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Clean and funky at the same time. I like it. Too bad I can't raid the vacation fund again this year :lol:
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^^^ See, I think it’s funky too, and I like all the shapes and sizes. I really like dials with concentric circles - a kind of target effect, but I think that that last feature maybe gets lost under most light conditions :problem:
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