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In the run up to my birthday, my other half yesterday suggested the silver C9 chrono that she selected from the website. I know - lucky me! :D

As its for a gift she'd like to add some engraving using the CWL service - but I'm not sure where this would fit given all the text on there already:

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I've tried but I can't find any example photos of exhibition caseback engraving on the forum and would really like to see what it might look like before committing to getting it done.

Anyone got an engraved exhibition back and willing to share an image?
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Can't answer your question, but...lucky boy! :thumbup:
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Where would they put the engraving? S'pse you could engrave the crystal back, but would that weaken it too much?
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I would imagine that most models now only come with the (swiss made & a serial no.) and nothing else, so plenty of room for engraving. Or is this only done on models which could have a 25/26 jewel movement inside it ?

A quick email to Wera would confirm this.
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Not sure if the casebacks have changed, but my C9 Auto which I got a month ago has the same amount of text including the number of jewels. Same is true for my C40 I picked up at the same time.
The engraving option on this watch (and seems to be the same for other c9 variants) says up to 20 characters which definitely won't fit on the flat section of the caseback, and like xtriple says, engraving the crystal would weaken it or at least obscure the view of the movement.
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Maybe they engrave on the beveled edge?

Why not email Wera, maybe they have a photo of an engraved one?

Or, just maybe they have a special case back for engraving?

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Cheers everyone, I'll try Wera - if it is a special text free back then I'll probably skip the engraving especially as it is a limited edition model and the normal back would have the serial number/edition number on it.
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Hi, you could always try acid engraving, that might not weaken the rear crystal?
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I had my C5 exhibition caseback engraved by CW when I bought it. There are a few pics here, though the engraving isn't terribly clear. If you want, let me know and I'll try and take a few more that show it more clearly.

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... =2&t=10742
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That's great thanks for the link - so the engraving does fit round the outside and no need to touch the crystal. Perfect!
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schticy wrote:That's great thanks for the link - so the engraving does fit round the outside and no need to touch the crystal. Perfect!
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Wera kindly responded to my query about this, and explained that the C9 Chrono can be engraved up to 20 characters, including spaces. On this watch the engraving would be on the outside edge of the backplate, which is the sloping section. Depending on the message it would either be at the top (behind the twelve) or split between the twelve and the six position if this would look best.

Alternatively she said it would be possible to ask for an engraved plate attached to the presentation box. Hope this helps anyone else interested in this option.
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schticy wrote:In the run up to my birthday, my other half yesterday suggested the silver C9 chrono that she selected from the website. I know - lucky me! :D

As its for a gift she'd like to add some engraving using the CWL service - but I'm not sure where this would fit given all the text on there already:

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I've tried but I can't find any example photos of exhibition caseback engraving on the forum and would really like to see what it might look like before committing to getting it done.

Anyone got an engraved exhibition back and willing to share an image?
Ask if they and engrave it on the rotor. That would be pretty cool. If they would actually do that for you the rotor would need to be removed to prevent material from entering in the movement. It would cost more, I'm sure.