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This would be the CW of my dreams

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For a couple of years I have been looking for a nice 36mm slightly dressy sports watch with a blue sunburst dial to add to my collection. Long story short: I think the C63 Sealander in 36mm would be the watch of my dreams if it had a blue sunburst dial.

To see whether I would actually like it, I made a quick mockup of what that watch would look like. And what can I say - I absolutely adore it 😍

I used the sunburst dial of the new C65 Dune in this one (made it a tiny bit darker, a little less saturated and a bit less teal and more blue).
This one has the indices, date and hands of the Sealander but the applied twin flag logo and chapter ring of the Dune, which makes it a bit less sporty and a bit more elegant in my opinion.

So now to the important question: Who do I have to bribe at CW to get such a watch made? 😅

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You’re venturing into something non-standard with respect to CW offerings. If you can get 49 like minded friends together you can talk to the Bespoke Group about the project as dial lot minimum orders require 50 units. The production queue is not insignificant with all the Bel Canto LEs and regular editions recently added.

If you’re interested, search on the recent FLE development process - and earlier limited editions. What may seem like just a simple change involves more resources behind the scenes.
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That’s a good looking watch!
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@All: Thanks for the warm welcome :)

@thomcat00: Yeah, I know that it's highly unlikely this watch will ever be made. Especially since the Sealander and the Dune probably have different dial sizes, so that the Dune's ones could not just be reused. Also I can imagine sunburst dials take quite a bit more finishing than matt ones.

Anyways, it's good to know what the absolute minimum number of orders for a bespoke watch with a custom dial would be. While I really love this watch, I don't think I'd need 50 of them in my life. And I highly doubt, I'd be able to find 49 other people who would be interested in buying this specific watch.

@jkbarnes: Glad you like it too - only 48 remaining 😊


EDIT: I've been looking into the FLEs. I didn't even know they existed. One more reason to stick around, even though the FLEs tend to be on the larger side. Probably nothing I could wear with my tiny wrists.
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niklasdrude wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:45 pm For a couple of years I have been looking for a nice 36mm slightly dressy sports watch with a blue sunburst dial to add to my collection. Long story short: I think the C63 Sealander in 36mm would be the watch of my dreams if it had a blue sunburst dial.

To see whether I would actually like it, I made a quick mockup of what that watch would look like. And what can I say - I absolutely adore it 😍

I used the sunburst dial of the new C65 Dune in this one (made it a tiny bit darker, a little less saturated and a bit less teal and more blue).
This one has the indices, date and hands of the Sealander but the applied twin flag logo and chapter ring of the Dune, which makes it a bit less sporty and a bit more elegant in my opinion.

So now to the important question: Who do I have to bribe at CW to get such a watch made? 😅


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Love the darker blue colour and sunburst dial - I would love CW to produce this and I've been waiting for some time :lol: ......BUT.....36mm is too small for me, it'd have to be 39mm.

And let's make it even more of a change to the standard Sealander and have it with a 3,6,9 dial.

Unfortunately there is the crux of the LE/Bespoke problem - getting 50 people agreeing the fine details.

But "Thank You" for taking the time to produce the mockup - Nice ! :thumbup: :clap:
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Mikkei4 wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 2:05 pm ......BUT.....36mm is too small for me, it'd have to be 39mm.

And let's make it even more of a change to the standard Sealander and have it with a 3,6,9 dial.

Unfortunately there is the crux of the LE/Bespoke problem - getting 50 people agreeing the fine details.
Indeed, everyone's taste is slightly different. I for example really don't get the appeal of a 3,6,9 dial 😉

I really wished I had a larger wrist. That would give me so many more options. Otherwise I probably already would have bought the Tissot Gentleman to fill that blue-somewhat-dressy-sports-watch-void for me. But a 40mm oder 39mm non-diver case just looks silly on me. Plus I like the hands of the Sealander much more 🤩

There are also quite a few CW models which I was marvelling at before I looked at the dimensions, like the Bel Canto, the World Glow or some Trident 600 LEs. But they would make me look like a small boy playing with his father's watch. I really envy all you guys with large wrists 😥
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As a nicely sized, attractive and sensible all-round watch it certainly scores a few points. Dream watch? Well, it wouldn’t be my companion of choice in Elysion.
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I just now saw that 3 new LEs of the small Sealander were released today, that got me really excited. And while not featuring a sunburst dial, I still really like the faded dials and the "oxygen" colour variant. So I just ordered one :)

Still, I hope that some fine day there will be a 36mm Sealander with a blue sunburst dial without any numerals 🤞

But I'm content for now 😊
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Just a quick update: I received my 36mm Sealander LE yesterday. Sizing was quite a hassle with the new bracelet system. I honestly preferred the old one. It took me roughly an hour vs. a few minutes before. But now that the watch is on my wrist, I absolutely adore it. 36mm is definitely my sweetspot for watches without a diving bezel.

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Christopher Ward definitely has cemented its position as my favorite watch brand with Traska being a close second. Speaking of Traska: Just a few days ago, they announced a new generation of their Communiter - 36.5mm with a blue sunburst dial: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpVJQ_RLAaE/

So basically more or less the watch from my mockup but with hands more similar to the OP. While I do prefer the hands of CW, I think I might have to get this one as well 😅

And if CW ever releases a 36mm Sealander with a blue sunburst dial, I'll be the first to preorder 😊
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Congratulations! Of all the LE colors CW has put out, I think this oxygen blue is the best of the bunch. Have you seen @sproughton’s pics of his over in the reference gallery? They show off the watch and the flexibility of this color beautifully.
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What a nice thread! :clap:

You want a CW with blue sunburst and don't have 47 friends? You don't need to look any further than this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255970719982
C60 MKI, MKII, MKIII: "some",
C6 & C60 Kingfishers,
C600 Tritechs,
C63 "some",
C65 "some",
C4, C40, C8, C9, C3, C5, C20 & 23FLE
Some other brands
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niklasdrude wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:45 pm For a couple of years I have been looking for a nice 36mm slightly dressy sports watch with a blue sunburst dial to add to my collection. Long story short: I think the C63 Sealander in 36mm would be the watch of my dreams if it had a blue sunburst dial.

To see whether I would actually like it, I made a quick mockup of what that watch would look like. And what can I say - I absolutely adore it 😍

I used the sunburst dial of the new C65 Dune in this one (made it a tiny bit darker, a little less saturated and a bit less teal and more blue).
This one has the indices, date and hands of the Sealander but the applied twin flag logo and chapter ring of the Dune, which makes it a bit less sporty and a bit more elegant in my opinion.

So now to the important question: Who do I have to bribe at CW to get such a watch made? 😅


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I had a similar thought - and just came across your post. I'd think the C63 would look great in dark blue and with those minute labels removed (like you've done).

Ch Ward C63 Sealander blue 39mm mine vs original.jpg
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Less is more.

Another watch that I'd gladly own.