The future is Aquitaine... ?

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Jcalder68 wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:29 pm I must admit that I have not really followed most of this thread, but something about that image pops out to me - the profile of the bezel insert? To me, this looks like a very bubbly, rounded upper surface to the bezel insert, something like the Bakelite (?) variants of a few decades ago.
Now, I am assuming that CW have not gone backwards several decades in their material choices, so, looking at what other manufacturers have done here, I am assuming it will be a rounded, clear, sapphire crystal layer on top of a coloured under layer? If so, how about this for a thought….
That’s exactly what I’m hoping it is! As for the rest about custom colors, I suppose you can dream! :thumbup:
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albionphoto wrote:I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
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albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Cofton ?
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So how about the CW "Quinoa" watch line? "Kwin oah"? "Keen wah"? I'm always interested to hear North American pronunciation of English language words with French roots: I respect "fill ay" over "fill it" but when I secure my sailing vessel afloat I'm never looking for a "boo iy".
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I'm just wondering...has this thread gone slightly off topic? I feel like I'm listening to a Rosetta Stone language lesson. :lol:

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strapline wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:48 am I'm just wondering...has this thread gone slightly off topic? I feel like I'm listening to a Rosetta Stone language lesson. :lol:

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Mikkei4 wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:43 am
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Cofton ?
Close and the most common.

Real pronunciation is....

National Trust say "Coat-on" (locals say it coat-un)
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sjbroadhead wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:21 am
albionphoto wrote:I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:27 am
Jcalder68 wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:29 pm I must admit that I have not really followed most of this thread, but something about that image pops out to me - the profile of the bezel insert? To me, this looks like a very bubbly, rounded upper surface to the bezel insert, something like the Bakelite (?) variants of a few decades ago.
Now, I am assuming that CW have not gone backwards several decades in their material choices, so, looking at what other manufacturers have done here, I am assuming it will be a rounded, clear, sapphire crystal layer on top of a coloured under layer? If so, how about this for a thought….
That’s exactly what I’m hoping it is! As for the rest about custom colors, I suppose you can dream! :thumbup:
I am coming at this with absolutely zero concrete knowledge on what CW is doing and how these things are actually made. However, looking around at 50 or so bezels made from sapphire, it looks like the majority are printed on the underside. Some of them look like they were etched on the underside and then filled with some sort of material.

This thread has many examples to look at.

The Lorier Hyperion has the old Bakelite look.

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The original Bakelite watches were just printed on the underside of the material.

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Sometimes it looks like the Bakelite was also etched and filled with lume. Like this Fifty Fathoms.

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If it is the Fifty Fathoms look they are going for it will probably be etched and lume filled.
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rkovars wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:02 pm I am coming at this with absolutely zero concrete knowledge on what CW is doing and how these things are actually made. However, looking around at 50 or so bezels made from sapphire, it looks like the majority are printed on the underside. Some of them look like they were etched on the underside and then filled with some sort of material.

This thread has many examples to look at.

The Lorier Hyperion has the old Bakelite look.

The original Bakelite watches were just printed on the underside of the material.

Sometimes it looks like the Bakelite was also etched and filled with lume. Like this Fifty Fathoms.

If it is the Fifty Fathoms look they are going for it will probably be etched and lume filled.
Great post, very illuminating (pun intended!). Thanks for sharing this.
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albionphoto wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:16 am
JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:46 pm
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Corton?
Nope.
You've got me then. It could be anything. There's a National Trust place near Alcester called Coughton Court, and I'm sure that's pronounced Corton Court. (as in Cort'n Court). Maybe your's is pronounced Ko-t'n.

With respect to Uttoxeter, there's an urban myth that it's pronounced Utchitter by locals.
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albionphoto wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:05 pm
Mikkei4 wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:43 am
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Cofton ?
Close and the most common.

Real pronunciation is....

National Trust say "Coat-on" (locals say it coat-un)
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JAFO wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:25 pm
albionphoto wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:16 am
JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:46 pm

Corton?
Nope.
You've got me then. It could be anything. There's a National Trust place near Alcester called Coughton Court, and I'm sure that's pronounced Corton Court. (as in Cort'n Court). Maybe your's is pronounced Ko-t'n.

With respect to Uttoxeter, there's an urban myth that it's pronounced Utchitter by locals.
This is the same place. Coughton Court near Alcester. It's definitely pronounced Co-tun (or similar). I have family named in the chapel there. But, despite my wife's wishes, I am not a Throckmorton.
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albionphoto wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:05 pm
JAFO wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:25 pm
albionphoto wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:16 am

Nope.
You've got me then. It could be anything. There's a National Trust place near Alcester called Coughton Court, and I'm sure that's pronounced Corton Court. (as in Cort'n Court). Maybe your's is pronounced Ko-t'n.

With respect to Uttoxeter, there's an urban myth that it's pronounced Utchitter by locals.
This is the same place. Coughton Court near Alcester. It's definitely pronounced Co-tun (or similar). I have family named in the chapel there. But, despite my wife's wishes, I am not a Throckmorton.

Just shows how errors worm their way in. I will definitely remember the correct pronunciation from now on! :D