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Thanks for sharing the sharp pictures of your new purchases. Those really are nice looking watches.
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:08 am Somewhat late in the day, but I got my Revival Specials unboxed a short while ago.

C5 Malvern Revival Special Edition - C05-40ADA1-S00W0-OK


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That looks great, Guy. CW have done a great job with that. Congrats
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DEV.Woulf wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:57 pm Somewhat disappointing. I wish the C5's dial were based on the original version with galvanic finishing in the middle. These seem to based on the flat cream dials of the later second run. The bigger size and better case quality is definitely an improvement though.

The C8s look real great but, as before, I've never had any interest in them.
One thing I noticed about the C5 Revival is the concentric machining in the central portion of the dial. In the two C5 automatics I have owned, the central part of the dial is flat, and they are not galvanic.

I have looked in the archive but can’t seem to see an answer. Did the Mark 1 ever have that machining on the dial? For some reason I think it might have done, but I don’t know whether it was an original feature or a later development.
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^^^^ Reference gallery?

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:00 am One thing I noticed about the C5 Revival is the concentric machining in the central portion of the dial. In the two C5 automatics I have owned, the central part of the dial is flat, and they are not galvanic.

I have looked in the archive but can’t seem to see an answer. Did the Mark 1 ever have that machining on the dial? For some reason I think it might have done, but I don’t know whether it was an original feature or a later development.
See Paul's photo in the first response to one of your old threads Steve :thumbup:

Edit:- reading further into the thread, Kip suggests that the concentric rings were dropped when production moved to Switzerland.
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^^^ Well spotted, Ryan. Perhaps Kip will know which came first…
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Looking in the archives, I found this picture in the 2008 brochure...

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If you look closely at the picture on the right, you will see the concentric circles. These watches say "Swiss Made". Does that help or does it just muddy the waters? :)
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downer wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:33 am If you look closely at the picture on the right, you will see the concentric circles. These watches say "Swiss Made". Does that help or does it just muddy the waters? :)
Not sure, Richard. Paul’s watch, referred to earlier, has Swiss MOVT on it, so is an earlier model but with the concentric circles. That might be the answer.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:21 am ^^^ Well spotted, Ryan. Perhaps Kip will know which came first…
Reading the blurb on the C5 revival product page, I think the watch is supposed to be based on 'thee' very first design.
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^^ which could well be the answer!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:21 am ^^^ Well spotted, Ryan. Perhaps Kip will know which came first…
Reading the blurb on the C5 revival product page, I think the watch is supposed to be based on 'thee' very first design ...
It’s 2005. Christopher Ward, an upstart British watch company opens its account with a stunning mechanical timepiece – available at an incredible price. That watch is the C5 Malvern Automatic. Now it’s back in a one-off, authentic reproduction as the C5 Malvern Revival SE. Same design – including the ‘big-C’ logo. Same rebellious spirit. But upgraded in every other aspect: from the case to the movement. Want to go back in time?
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I am testing my memory here....

The very first production C5's did have the concentric circles. For reasons unknown, the dial had a running production change that began in late 2006-early 2007 and the circles were dropped from the dial.

I once thought the change came with the Aug 08 manufacturing move to Switzerland, but later discovered that was incorrect.
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I seem to recall some forum discussions at that time about the change to super-flat dials - which also affected the C3 Chronographs where the original had sunken subdials - and the lack of guilloche (yes, I remember this term was used a lot then!) in the newer C5 (or maybe other dials as well) as one sign of cost-cutting by CW.
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My C5 arrived today and it’s quite exquisite. Lovely size, usual CW exceptional finishing and a gorgeous dial. The strap seems comfortable, I’m not a huge bader fan but it suits the watch….. would have been nice to have the CW logo engraved on the clasp though. Overall I’m very pleased with the acquisition.

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And so it has arrived!
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6 days before it’s initial estimated arrival. Nice surprise, just glad I wasn’t planning a trip around the delivery.
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Size-40.5mm. Glad it’s not 42mm. I would certainly never shy away from 39mm. It is a dress watch, and will therefore be worn sparingly. Could have been 3-4mm thinner if it were a manual wind.
Overall value- one of the best in the box, and not even bought on sale. :D :D :D
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