Is the Atoll really a Sealander is disguise? 😜

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Is the Atoll really a Sealander is disguise? 😜

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Is the Atoll really a Sealander is disguise? 😉

Of course it has a dive bezel, and 600m WR like the other C60 divers, but with the prominent dial (certainly the color), and its thin, steel bezel, it’s visually very close to a “bezel less Sealander”.

For divers, I prefer 42-44mm watches, so I was a little apprehensive that the “just” 40mm of the Atoll would be too small for me. But on wrist, it totally works. It’s hard to argue it’s too small. The thin bezel helps here and brings the dial outwards as much as possible. On wrist, in size and feel, it’s really close to a Sealander. This is really a good thing – the Sealander line is a home run by CW. The size, weight, design – it’s all well thought-out and it works. It has real balance, not just as a package of doing “everything” – it has the looks, the specs and indeed, the feel on wrist that just works so well.

Behind the C60s which I believe is the best line CW has done overall, and I think they’d agree with that too, the Sealander is right there. The Atoll manages to be both a flat-out gorgeous watch in its own right (maybe one of the most beautiful releases they’ve ever done), and somehow also manages to be both a diver and “simple everyday watch” like the Sealander is. It’s the bees knees, it’s the cream of the crop. It’s no wonder they sold out in two days and it’s no wonder that everyone who receives the watch is floored by its beauty.

Nothing else to say but hats off to the CW design team. Very happy # 237 made its way to me. 🔱👍
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Re: Is the Atoll really a Sealander is disguise? 😜

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I have five watches in rotation right now that make the decision about what to wear each day difficult. Two are Sealanders. I think it’s a testament to the versatility and design of that line. It’s the watch I see people outside these forums discussing the most, by far, followed by the Aquitaine and Super Compressor.
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It is certainly a testament to CW coalescing around a design style across the ranges. For us CW nerds the differences are definitely there. For me the biggest difference is the case shape around the lugs. The C60s have a very aggressive taper around the lugs. The C63 not as much. The C65s have the least amount of taper. You can really see the difference when you look at the models straight on.
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rkovars wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:29 pm It is certainly a testament to CW coalescing around a design style across the ranges. For us CW nerds the differences are definitely there. For me the biggest difference is the case shape around the lugs.
Thanks for pointing this out and including the comparison pic. I’d never noticed this before. It’s a significant detail in the overall impression the watch makes.
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Re: Is the Atoll really a Sealander is disguise? 😜

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It’s the date/logo layout of the Atoll that give it the sealander vibe. But my guess is that the entire C60 range will follow suit.

The bezel style of the Atoll is really excellent. That bezel is exactly from the C60 sapphire black I believe. The slim inner ring is what makes it IMO. Same style as on the other C60 sapphires and the C60 tide.

A gratuitous pic of my similar family :D although I only have 2 logo iterations :?

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