Malvern c5 automatic movement

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Malvern c5 automatic movement

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Hi All,

I'm now interested in the Malvern c5 automatic and wondered what people's thoughts are on the ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW200-1 movement it contains.

How accurate is this piece, what sort of time loss does it display etc?

Many thanks in advance for you help.

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You could look at this hread for some real world examples.


http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... f=1&t=8765
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My Sellita SW200 in the C5 is pretty consistent at around +5/6 s/d
Very similar to the performance of the ETA 2824-2 in my C8, in fact!
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Cheers guys
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Bought a NN in the recent sale and easily stays +2/3 s/d - very pleased with the whole package and makes me wonder why I would want a COSC.
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Great stuff. Im sold. Will be placing an order in the next couple of days. Just can't decide on brown or black strap version.
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sibex wrote:Great stuff. Im sold. Will be placing an order in the next couple of days. Just can't decide on brown or black strap version.
Steel case? Black, definitely....or brown.
Gold case? Brown, for sure...or black.

Order a spare strap then you can pretend you have two watches! :D
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Thats exactly what im going to do. Also tempted to get Aligator upgrade.

Having said that, has anyone ever used the Cousins UK website? You can get Aligator straps for under £50 as its actually trade only - Although I have heard that there is only a check box you need to click and off you go.
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I have a C5 Aviator that is only 2 weeks old and is currently running +15 seconds per day.

I will let it run in for a few weeks, then check again. If it is still this fast is it possible to return it to CW for regulating, if so how much would it be ?