Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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Glad that you're feeling the love for your newest acquisition.
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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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The sheer joy of this thread -- from poster to commentators, alike -- is amazing to a new member of the board. Quite a community here.
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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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strapline wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:28 pm Hey Andrew, was just looking over your conclusion concerning the noticeable differences between the C63 and your C65 vintage. Funnily enough you didn't mention the flag only branding on the C63. So my question: how do you like just the twin flags? Do you feel the dial lacks anything by not having Christopher Ward written on it? I know my thoughts but I'm curious to hear yours. Oh...and how are you getting on with having a display caseback on a CW?

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Excellent question. I made no mention of branding because it’s never been an issue for me and was in no way a factor in the decision to get the watch. I’ve never had an issue with the word mark nor with its position at 9 o’clock. As a matter of fact, I quite like both the look and the position of the word mark on my C65 TV. I think the font is very clean and modern, contributing to the elegant and timeless look of the C65 TV.

Concerning the C63, with the smaller size of the 36mm, it makes perfect sense to go with the swish only. The dial would look crowded with a word mark, whether at 9 or 12. The raised swish looks perfect. In fact, I think on this particular watch an applied swish would look too busy.

It’s funny you mention the display back. That was definitely part of the appeal of the Sealanders for me. Now that I’m seeing it in the flesh, it’s not quite as exciting as I hoped for. The movement itself is kind of small, and it’s not like it’s particularly impressive to look at. Maybe if it was a manual wind it would be more impressive? Considering that, maybe a solid case back with a cool engraving would have been nicer? Maybe? I’m not losing any sleep over it and it doesn’t effect my opinion of the watch overall.
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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:34 pm
Excellent question. I made no mention of branding because it’s never been an issue for me and was in no way a factor in the decision to get the watch. I’ve never had an issue with the word mark nor with its position at 9 o’clock. As a matter of fact, I quite like both the look and the position of the word mark on my C65 TV. I think the font is very clean and modern, contributing to the elegant and timeless look of the C65 TV.

Concerning the C63, with the smaller size of the 36mm, it makes perfect sense to go with the swish only. The dial would look crowded with a word mark, whether at 9 or 12. The raised swish looks perfect. In fact, I think on this particular watch an applied swish would look too busy.

It’s funny you mention the display back. That was definitely part of the appeal of the Sealanders for me. Now that I’m seeing it in the flesh, it’s not quite as exciting as I hoped for. The movement itself is kind of small, and it’s not like it’s particularly impressive to look at. Maybe if it was a manual wind it would be more impressive? Considering that, maybe a solid case back with a cool engraving would have been nicer? Maybe? I’m not losing any sleep over it and it doesn’t effect my opinion of the watch overall.
Thanks for the reply Andrew, and some well made points. I hadn't thought about how small the movement would look given that it's only a 36mm watch. I can see this watch giving you years and years of pleasure, as it should.

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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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Top notch acquisition Andrew.

Wear it with pride and I hope the other watches in your collection don't feel put out.

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Congratulations for this new piece. The proportions of that 36mm case are on point and the dial is wonderfully clean!
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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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Somewhat late to the party here, as usual I guess, but a big congrats Andrew. Nice pickup. Chuffed for you!

Looks like you got quite the selection of straps for this monster of the game. Let the fun begin!
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Re: Initial thoughts on a 36mm beauty!

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Interesting to see how the black dial 36 looks


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