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Could it be a prototype with a correctly lined up 4 o'clock date window.

Like from those old drawings they supplied for the FLE final designs!!??

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 8&start=30

If such a peice existed you could probably buy CWL out with the profits from selling it :-)

PLEASE POST SOME PICS
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Unfortunately, the date window is not lined up correctly ... just like all current production C60s.

I think, I'm gonna keep the watch ... will post some pictures tomorrow.
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tomrakewell wrote:Unfortunately, the date window is not lined up correctly ... just like all current production C60s.

I think, I'm gonna keep the watch ... will post some pictures tomorrow.
It's probably for the best, if it did exist it would probably be taken away, shoved into a large wooden crate and sent to a dusty warehouse to be looked at by '"Top Men".

I look forward to the pics, wear in good health.
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Nobody's perfect and that includes companies. CW's credibility is evident through his integrity to always do the right thing by the customer, whatever it takes, given the chance of course. Give him that chance. Most of us long term forum members have experienced a mishap of some kind or another and I believe we have all seen swift rectification without a single question. His credibility has been verified many times.
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Russ-Shettle wrote:Nobody's perfect and that includes companies. CW's credibility is evident through his integrity to always do the right thing by the customer, whatever it takes, given the chance of course. Give him that chance. Most of us long term forum members have experienced a mishap of some kind or another and I believe we have all seen swift rectification without a single question. His credibility has been verified many times.
Hear hear.. whole premise of this thread is "silly".
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I'll swap your "flawed" for my normal one (number 73, quite an early model) if you like. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Tom, I think you have a gem there. The c60 is not a fle or limited run but you have obtained a rare un-numbered one out of captivity at a discount! Not sure why you raised a thread with such a disparaging title in the circumstances...
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f1colin wrote:Not sure why you raised a thread with such a disparaging title in the circumstances...
... you would be worried if you got a banknote without serial number, no? Not sure the explanation of the Bank of England that it was a prototype would be acceptable in that case. Rarety yes. Am I going to keep it. Likely. Good practise and consistent use of serial numbers? I still claim: no.
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tomrakewell wrote:
f1colin wrote:Not sure why you raised a thread with such a disparaging title in the circumstances...
... you would be worried if you got a banknote without serial number, no? Not sure the explanation of the Bank of England that it was a prototype would be acceptable in that case. Rarely yes. Am I going to keep it. Likely. Good practise and consistent use of serial numbers? I still claim: no.
I have to confess I would have raised all the issues Tom has raised and under the thread head chosen. The decision by the company to search around for old prototypes and reviewer loan watches to dispose of as nearly news will be a great fillip to turnover but will it enhance the company's reputation as a quality brand? I fear not.

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I have to agree with the OP and others. Yes, it is great to have a rare and unique watch, but to sell these prototypes without explanation of missing serial numbers etc is not something that enhances the brand as a quality company.
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Here are a few photos for those who requested them:
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JAG wrote:... is that the charcoal grey bezel !
Yes.
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