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Limited Availability C65 Royal Marines Commandos

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I have been advised that there are a select few remaining bespoke C65 Royal Marines Commando watches available.

This was a limited production of 50 pieces. The remaining units are being made available to the public soon via the CW website. You can get one now!

If you are interested, Please contact Peter France, Bespoke Social Manager at CW for further information regarding purchase at
peter.france@christopherward.co.uk

The prices are £840 on strap, £945 on bracelet.

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Not for me but thanks for the heads up!
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I did email about one of these and they said no. Can't see them on the website either.
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They are not currently on the website and were not available, until today, to anyone other than the bespoke group.

If you are interested, please contact Peter France as directed in my original post.
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Thank you
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Am I the only one that is confused as to why a RM special edition watch was based on the C65 Sandhurst… :-k
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timor54 wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:22 pm Am I the only one that is confused as to why a RM special edition watch was based on the C65 Sandhurst… :-k
Tim, that's a good question, especially when considering the 'Bootnecks' association with the Royal Navy, the following link to the RM history may help answer the question;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... al_Marines

Personally I would have preferred to have seen this on the Dartmouth, but I suppose the "Land element" is also an appropriate option :thumbup:

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timor54 wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:22 pm Am I the only one that is confused as to why a RM special edition watch was based on the C65 Sandhurst… :-k
I can only assume that as a bespoke edition, whoever commissioned it chose the Sandhurst as the base watch, for reasons known only to them.
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timor54 wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:22 pm Am I the only one that is confused as to why a RM special edition watch was based on the C65 Sandhurst… :-k
The former Royal who commissioned this watch chose it based on it's design, as he wanted a classic field watch design. It had nothing to do with it being named the Sandhurst by CW. He didn't want to commission a bespoke RM diver as that has already been done several times by various watch companies. He stayed away from the CW Lympstone as he wasn't too keen on the design for this bespoke edition.
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Forgive my ignorance here, but is it not within the bounds of modern technology to make them line up?
Please tell me if that’s a stupid question, the dark arts of engineering are quite beyond me!


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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:21 pm Forgive my ignorance here, but is it not within the bounds of modern technology to make them line up?
Please tell me if that’s a stupid question, the dark arts of engineering are quite beyond me!


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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:21 pm Forgive my ignorance here, but is it not within the bounds of modern technology to make them line up?
Yes, if a brand is able to use the Naiad lock, as used by Omega on many of its watches since about 2016.

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If it is a screw on case back then the machining process would need to ensure that the start point on both the internal and external threads are cut in exactly the same place on every part. If this is achievable then there would be a known position for the engraving to be accurately machined using some form of fixturing. There are however machining tolerances which could give minor deviations in the alignment.

This info is based on my knowledge regarding manufacturing in the aerospace industry so please forgive me if I am speaking out of turn regarding watch manufacturing. :?
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:21 pm Forgive my ignorance here, but is it not within the bounds of modern technology to make them line up?
Please tell me if that’s a stupid question, the dark arts of engineering are quite beyond me!
Have a read of this article where some half baked amateur of a watch tinkerer called Roger Smith explains why.

He’s mainly talking about screws rather than screw in case backs, but the principle is the same.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/watches/a338 ... -up-watch/
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I suppose it takes time they don't have to cut and align the screw groove just so.

On the other hand camera makers using M42 threads WERE able to make the lens screw on precisely correctly.
I have M42 to PK adapter, but it leaves the lens 90 degrees offset to the correct position, give or take. There's clearly only one start position for the screw process to start to mesh.