Surprised to catch a CW on TV

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Surprised to catch a CW on TV

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Okay, okay, it's an old series but it's the first time I've watched it.

In the final segment of the final episode of Britain's Secret Treasures (2013), a presenter dives the wreck of HMS Colossus off the Scilly Isles and I jumped when I saw the watch she was wearing... a CW Makaira 500 Pro! There's no mistaking it. I really liked that era of CW watches. Cool.



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That’s pretty awesome!
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Cool!


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I wonder If I would have that. I amuse myself by trying to identify the watches worn by stars.
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Great spot!
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Good spot For!
For those that get anxious about taking their CW in the swimming pool or shower. 😉

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Awesome piece of observation!
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Good spot. Great to see a dive watch being used for what it was made for!
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ajax87 wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:19 pm Good spot. Great to see a dive watch being used for what it was made for!
Except it isn't a dive watch - the bezel has a pilot style numbering scheme.

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rc51owner wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:18 pm
ajax87 wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:19 pm Good spot. Great to see a dive watch being used for what it was made for!
Except it isn't a dive watch - the bezel has a pilot style numbering scheme.

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From the archive product description:

“Introduced in August 2012, the C11 Makaira Pro 500 is a dive watch based on the design of the C11 MSL range. It is the first CW watch with an internal bezel”

500m water resistance and a unidirectional rotating bezel? Sounds pretty divey to me. Countdown bezel or not.
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rc51owner wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:18 pm
ajax87 wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:19 pm Good spot. Great to see a dive watch being used for what it was made for!
Except it isn't a dive watch - the bezel has a pilot style numbering scheme.

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You are half right. It's an aviation inspired dive watch... which is what makes it so recognizable.
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To me, it was a pretty clever and unusual diver precisely because it had pilot-watch looks.

And I always wished - of the whole C11 range, not just the dive model - that they made a smaller version for small wrists. I'm not counting the W11 because it was a quartz model.
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asqwerth wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:13 am To me, it was a pretty clever and unusual diver precisely because it had pilot-watch looks.

And I always wished - of the whole C11 range, not just the dive model - that they made a smaller version for small wrists. I'm not counting the W11 because it was a quartz model.
Agreed, I loved my C11 (my first CW as it happens) but the lug to lug overwhelmed my 7" wrist and I had to let it go. Can't beat them for legibility.
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Likewise I loved the C11 and owned that particular version as well as about 6 others but ultimately had to admit defeat that it was just too big for my skinny wrist :(

Good spot though by the OP. The only other CW I recall seeing on TV is of course the C60 bronze that Matt Tebbutt has often worn on Saturday Kitchen (UK cookery programme).
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