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MiniMpi wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:49 am
Not upset over it as I'll get a refund and I've gone and bought a C60 Abyss SH21 instead ! :D
Nice one, that's one hell of a watch... can't wait to see the photos :clap:
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I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.
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ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:22 pm I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.
Likewise, I have the same page open, but I already have that watch... so please someone try and grab it :thumbup:
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ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:22 pm I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.
What does the description say ?
Is it just a #000 of the final production spec prototype ?
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MiniMpi wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:47 pm
ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:22 pm I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.
What does the description say ?
Is it just a #000 of the final production spec prototype ?
Yes, looks to be that way. It doesn’t note any differences from production, just notes that it is a 000 prototype and is sold without the COSC certificate.
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When one considers the “one of a kind” nature of some of the preproduction prototypes that then didn’t go into production, one would think the actual cost of producing a single model is greater than the price CW has sold these watches for. If my thinking is correct on that, it’s admirable how CW sells them at a production watch price. I imagine the cost of developing prototypes is built into the budgeting for R&D, so any return on the watch being sold is a bonus.
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ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:18 pm
MiniMpi wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:47 pm
ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:22 pm I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.
What does the description say ?
Is it just a #000 of the final production spec prototype ?
Yes, looks to be that way. It doesn’t note any differences from production, just notes that it is a 000 prototype and is sold without the COSC certificate.
What I would add though... my recently acquired C1 Grand Malvern 5 Day Automatic, was also from this sale and listed as #000 serial, with no COSC certificate. Price wise it wasn't really a massive discount (if any at all). However, it's absolutely immaculate in condition and comes with a full 5 year warranty. So as I was looking for this model anyway (and they aren't readily available), it was a good deal :D

I would say the same is true for this C65 SH21... if you want this model and want to get it direct from CW, this is possibly the last opportunity :thumbup:
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I lost access to the prototypes page, as many did. I feel a touch greedy even thinking of what remains. Especially as I’m really not in a position to be buying anything currently. :D But one can dream.

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Well CW customer service have been amazing today, personal phone call to myself to apologize in person.
Everything has been resolved perfectly.
Well done CW ;)
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MiniMpi wrote:Well CW customer service have been amazing today, personal phone call to myself to apologize in person.
Everything has been resolved perfectly.
Well done CW ;)
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JasperCat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:41 pm
ajax87 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:22 pm I still have access to the prototype sale as of this morning. Still 3 watches up there, including that super tempting C65 SH21. The wife said no though :( Price is still a bit steep at $1500 and change.


Likewise, I have the same page open, but I already have that watch... so please someone try and grab it :thumbup:
Nope. Tried popping the link, going back through my account and all to no avail.

Interesting to note one or two "not as shown in the advert" comments; I've had a similar experience with a C60 GMT in a bronze case. The advert showed a patinated case whereas what arrived would pass for a new copper plumber's fitting: really fully orange. It is patinating for being out of the box but it has yet to win my heart....

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I've had that sale page open in a tab from day one and until today there were still three watches on there, but looks like someone has at last managed to get through and buy that prototype (#000) Trident SH21 LE... and it wasn't me, I already have one and it's going nowhere :lol:

These two still showing as available, assuming someone can get through :problem:

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MiniMpi wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:06 pm Well CW customer service have been amazing today, personal phone call to myself to apologize in person.
Everything has been resolved perfectly.
Well done CW ;)
So I can finally give a proper update on this.

The C60 Trident GMT MK3 Red Bezel Prototype is on it's way to me today :D
Just a small mix up at CW who in fairness were excellent in sorting everything out for me.

Looking forward to receiving it, hopefully tomorrow.
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J0EMI wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:16 pm Screenshot_20210728-131151_Firefox.jpg
Did anyone here snag the white dial C65 Trident Auto? Would love to see some pics.
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MrBen wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:46 pm Did anyone here snag the white dial C65 Trident Auto? Would love to see some pics.
It should be someone on here as it was a Forum Exclusive Sale :wink: :wink:

I'm trying to remember who it is, who has it as I have seen pictures a few days ago.

The dial, by the way, is silver not white.

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