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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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Reuben snagged the the silver supreme!

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MrBen wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:46 pmDid anyone here snag the white dial C65 Trident Auto? Would love to see some pics.
Some pics are here, more would be good :thumbup:



Any sign of the pale orange Sapphire?
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Re: Exclusive CW Forum Prototype Sale

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laughingboy wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:40 pm Reuben snagged the the silver supreme!

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Found that but @suicidal_orange beat me to posting them. :grin:

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:33 pm
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:
Doh! :lol:
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suicidal_orange wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:47 pm
MrBen wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:46 pmDid anyone here snag the white dial C65 Trident Auto? Would love to see some pics.
Some pics are here, more would be good :thumbup:
Wearing it today and somewhat concerned it might be my favourite in the whole collection! :D

Haven’t taken any more photos though, except this one with a blue hybrid, still in bad lighting! Plus I found the Bond watch it reminded me of only to realise they’re completely different... :lol:
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PS. I really wasn’t sure when it turned up without a white dial, but once I got over that and embraced the silver I realised it’s unlike anything else I’ve got.
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I was quick off the mark and bagged this in the prototype sale. Sorry for the delay on the pictures - there was a problem with the crown so it was back at CW having that fixed (at lighting speed I should add). The skeleton hands were a bit of a shock at first but now that I have it on bracelet, and with the all-steel (no lume) indexes, which I love, I think it's great! And the reverse lume is fantastic! There is a luminous disc beneath the sapphire on this one. Hope you like it! A really unusual prototype that is significantly different to Stevie's (so need to worry, Stevie!)....I think it's a lovely piece.

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ProfGlenn wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:13 pm I was quick off the mark and bagged this in the prototype sale. Sorry for the delay on the pictures - there was a problem with the crown so it was back at CW having that fixed (at lighting speed I should add). The skeleton hands were a bit of a shock at first but now that I have it on bracelet, and with the all-steel (no lume) indexes, which I love, I think it's great! And the reverse lume is fantastic! There is a luminous disc beneath the sapphire on this one. Hope you like it! A really unusual prototype that is significantly different to Stevie's (so need to worry, Stevie!)....I think it's a lovely piece.

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Congrats, that really is a very different watch from CW. I didn’t realise about the skeleton hands or reverse lume.
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ProfGlenn wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:13 pm I was quick off the mark and bagged this in the prototype sale. Sorry for the delay on the pictures - there was a problem with the crown so it was back at CW having that fixed (at lighting speed I should add). The skeleton hands were a bit of a shock at first but now that I have it on bracelet, and with the all-steel (no lume) indexes, which I love, I think it's great! And the reverse lume is fantastic! There is a luminous disc beneath the sapphire on this one. Hope you like it! A really unusual prototype that is significantly different to Stevie's (so need to worry, Stevie!)....I think it's a lovely piece.

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Very different and Very nice indeed.
I also like hearing others having good experienes with CW customer service after my experiences.

Im surprised about the reverse lume though. Obviously an experimental idea. Ill be honest, I was a little 50/50 on the reverse lume, until I looked closer and saw how the skeleton hands compliment it perfectly. I dont think it would work quite as well without them. Its a superb look overall though.

Many congrats :thumbup:
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So after much deliberation, I decided to take the plunge on this beauty. Luckily I too had kept the prototype page open since the sale last week and this one kept calling me!

I was a bit concerned that my luck with NN watches had run out, as the last two have gone back with what I felt were a level of 'damage' I couldn't live with (a SC with a nasty bezel scratch and a C60 with a mark on the dial went back from the July sale).

So I was very happy that the only mark on this seems to be a small scratch on the caseback. The lack of the COSC paperwork is offset by the novelty of it being a prototype (numbered 000/150). It's a keeper!

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ProfGlenn wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:13 pm I was quick off the mark and bagged this in the prototype sale. Sorry for the delay on the pictures - there was a problem with the crown so it was back at CW having that fixed (at lighting speed I should add). The skeleton hands were a bit of a shock at first but now that I have it on bracelet, and with the all-steel (no lume) indexes, which I love, I think it's great! And the reverse lume is fantastic! There is a luminous disc beneath the sapphire on this one. Hope you like it! A really unusual prototype that is significantly different to Stevie's (so need to worry, Stevie!)....I think it's a lovely piece.

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You certainly were quick, and very quiet about it! And too quick to hit 'buy' to read the description it seems :lol:

That's probably the worst represented watch of all the received prototypes I've seen revealed, clearly they just used the pic from January. It's also my new favourite CW taking over from the Hulk Chrono (I'm not sure if Stevie's has the full dial lume as I wasn't around back then so that may well be up there too)

Glad to see it's found a good home and is now working properly (that was a very quick repair!), now I can stop refreshing ebay waiting for it to appear :thumbup:
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Glenn and Gareth, I think you've both landed cracking watches there. Congratulations to you both! :thumbup:
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My second prototype from the Sale arrived today.

C1 Powerglow - Grand Malvern Case, 40.5mm, Automatic SH21 movement, partial Sapphire dial, lots of lume. 1 of 3.

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NB> Photos were taken in a hasty moment sat in my car this afternoon; I'll aim to get some better ones taken soon (including a lume pic).

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:15 pm My second prototype from the Sale arrived today.

C1 Powerglow - Grand Malvern Case, 40.5mm, Automatic SH21 movement, partial Sapphire dial, lots of lume. 1 of 3.

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NB> Photos were taken in a hasty moment sat in my car this afternoon; I'll aim to get some better ones taken soon (including a lume pic).

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Possibly my favourite ever CW.

VERY many congrats Guy!
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:15 pm My second prototype from the Sale arrived today.

C1 Powerglow - Grand Malvern Case, 40.5mm, Automatic SH21 movement, partial Sapphire dial, lots of lume. 1 of 3.

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NB> Photos were taken in a hasty moment sat in my car this afternoon; I'll aim to get some better ones taken soon (including a lume pic).

Guy
Absolutely stunning Guy!! Hope you enjoy wearing it and in the best of health.
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suicidal_orange wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:00 pm
ProfGlenn wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:13 pm I was quick off the mark and bagged this in the prototype sale. Sorry for the delay on the pictures - there was a problem with the crown so it was back at CW having that fixed (at lighting speed I should add). The skeleton hands were a bit of a shock at first but now that I have it on bracelet, and with the all-steel (no lume) indexes, which I love, I think it's great! And the reverse lume is fantastic! There is a luminous disc beneath the sapphire on this one. Hope you like it! A really unusual prototype that is significantly different to Stevie's (so need to worry, Stevie!)....I think it's a lovely piece.

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You certainly were quick, and very quiet about it! And too quick to hit 'buy' to read the description it seems :lol:

That's probably the worst represented watch of all the received prototypes I've seen revealed, clearly they just used the pic from January. It's also my new favourite CW taking over from the Hulk Chrono (I'm not sure if Stevie's has the full dial lume as I wasn't around back then so that may well be up there too)

Glad to see it's found a good home and is now working properly (that was a very quick repair!), now I can stop refreshing ebay waiting for it to appear :thumbup:
Thanks very much and thank you to others for the kind comments. Yellow is my favourite colour in a watch dial and so I didn't even "see" the others on the list....I went straight to this like lightning and couldn't believe I had got it. Yes the pic must have been the January one - but I am thrilled that the watch I got is this one. Stevie's dial is not lumed - the indexes and hand are. Since my dial is lumed, the indexes and skeleton hands are steel. It's quite an effect and I absolutely love the non-lumed steel indexes. They really sparkle in the sunlight! It's definitely gone to a good home! Thanks very much for your kind comments.
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