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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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These prototypes all look good folks, but my favourite is the Powerglow, great that you got one of only 3 that were made Guy. I'm sure a lot of us are jealous!
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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.
At some point, Guy, can we get a shot of the Powerglow along side your two Apex?
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^^^^ At some point yes, Andrew.

There are similarities to the Apexes, but also Abyss SH21 and Worldglow / Moonglow.

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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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Is that a red indicator under the 6 of the date ring of the Powerglow? Can see it in the first pic but in the second where it should be more visible it's gone, along with the silver ring it sits in - there's some funny reflection and/or refraction going on somewhere :lol:

The huge window and cutaway rotor is amazing - you can see everything!
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Gareth wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:11 pm 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!

All in all very happy, and big thanks to the admin that I was able to participate in spite of my lowly post count Image.
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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.

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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Guy, it's got to be said...that is a fantastic watch you've snaffled there. As you might say, absolutely top notch! :thumbup: :)
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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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I never saw that in the sale…I guess you’re the quickest on the draw around these parts? Cracking looking watch however, congrats.
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Wish this was offered to the other CW groups on across social media..
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Dickchins wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:18 pm Possibly my favourite ever CW.

VERY many congrats Guy!
Thank you. Image Image

Seems like you're not the only one who likes it, Paul. :wink: :wink:

ProfGlenn wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Absolutely stunning Guy!! Hope you enjoy wearing it and in the best of health.
Thank you Glenn, but I feel we are members of a Mutual Admiration Society as your Orange Sapphire is pretty far out there too. :clap: :clap:

I'm sure you'll enjoy that as well. :D :D

Thegreyman wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:43 pm These prototypes all look good folks, but my favourite is the Powerglow, great that you got one of only 3 that were made Guy. I'm sure a lot of us are jealous!
Cheers Patrick.

Yes, very much in the favourite category and it may be 1 of 3, but I've no idea who picked up the other two (as far as we saw they did sell) as there has not been a peep from whomever bought them.

Kansas City Milkman wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:07 pm That is simply outstanding, Guy. Congrats
Thank you indeed KCM. I have to admit to being rather chuffed at picking it up. :) :)

suicidal_orange wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:15 pm Is that a red indicator under the 6 of the date ring of the Powerglow? Can see it in the first pic but in the second where it should be more visible it's gone, along with the silver ring it sits in - there's some funny reflection and/or refraction going on somewhere Image

The huge window and cutaway rotor is amazing - you can see everything!
Yes; the red indicator is the date indicator.

It is not visible in the second photo simply because it, and the white, lumed ring are recessed below the main level of the dial and not visible due to the shallow angle at which I took the photo.

JasperCat wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:45 pm This is absolutely stunning… nice one :clap:

What a shame (for us Image ) that this wasn’t put into production.
Cheers Gary. Image Image

I'm certainly amazed at the level of interest in this piece, both here and on the CWE Group. :-k :-k

welshlad wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:30 pm Guy, it's got to be said...that is a fantastic watch you've snaffled there. As you might say, absolutely top notch! Image :)
Thank you Steve.

I concur; absolutely top notch, and then some. Image Image

Gar787 wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:47 pm I never saw that in the sale…I guess you’re the quickest on the draw around these parts? Cracking looking watch however, congrats.
It didn't appear until the Sale had been running for around an hour and then I think I simply got lucky by doing a page refresh at the perfect time.

Having seen it, I knew that it was a must buy (almost) regardless of the price.


Finally, a couple more caseback shots for good measure.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:11 am
Finally, a couple more caseback shots for good measure.

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Well done on picking this up Guy. Don't think I can ever get bored of looking at the SH21 movement. I imagine the true cost of producing the three Powerglow prototypes must have been much higher than the sale price.

It feels like this is a 'greatest hits' watch of all the design elements that CW are doing so well at the moment.
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:11 am
Finally, a couple more caseback shots for good measure.

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What a fantastic prototype Guy! I could have had one of these but was tricked into thinking it was in general release via the main website and by the time clarity was restored it was gone!

Actually worked out well as it was five times my budget for the day! But slightly frustrating the other two buyers aren’t making themselves known... makes me think they were outside the Forum? :(

As for the design, it’s wonderful: obviously a couple of subtleties one might change for a true production model; but in that some of the interest might be lost.

One thing as I’ve been pondering since we discussed how slowly the C60 Apexes build up power reserve: is this one the same or more like the C1 GM PR or equivalents? :thinking:
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The Powerglow is hands down the best looking CW I've ever seen. Hats off to them, it's a shame they only made 3!
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jtc wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:39 am The Powerglow is hands down the best looking CW I've ever seen. Hats off to them, it's a shame they only made 3!
If that was a prototype that didn’t make the cut, you can always hope that it might lead to something even better. Or, if enough people on the forum felt strongly about it they could always lobby the company to go ahead and produce it anyway. There is plenty of evidence that they do listen to the forum and the other social media groups.
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