Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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A1soknownas wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:55 am
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:37 am Logo debate? I'm fine with the Twin Flags only on the dial.

Think about this whole logo / name situation and relate it to cars. In the main you get;-

Front of car on the bonnet or radiator grille, a logo badge; no name - DIAL

Rear of car on the tailgate or boot, logo badge but with the Manufacturer name alongside, above or below - CASEBACK.

Simples. :eek: :eek:

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But it is a watch not a car!

Similarly, I wouldn't compare the design and use of branding on a microwave to a watch either :lol:.

If a car changed their layout and say had the name at the front instead of the logo or the logo set to the left rather than the centre it would generate a discussion.

Definitely a mixture of views but there was a very large ask for twin flags, particularly in the future C60 mk4 debate so they have listened it seems and delivered.

Might get more on board than the old negatives that people had so generally I guess it will be more appealing overall, even if some are left behind.
Cars. That's the horrible Alfa Romeo you are thinking of. The only car that doesn't have the numberplate mounted centrally.
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JAFO wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:23 am
A1soknownas wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:55 am
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:37 am Logo debate? I'm fine with the Twin Flags only on the dial.

Think about this whole logo / name situation and relate it to cars. In the main you get;-

Front of car on the bonnet or radiator grille, a logo badge; no name - DIAL

Rear of car on the tailgate or boot, logo badge but with the Manufacturer name alongside, above or below - CASEBACK.

Simples. :eek: :eek:

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But it is a watch not a car!

Similarly, I wouldn't compare the design and use of branding on a microwave to a watch either :lol:.

If a car changed their layout and say had the name at the front instead of the logo or the logo set to the left rather than the centre it would generate a discussion.

Definitely a mixture of views but there was a very large ask for twin flags, particularly in the future C60 mk4 debate so they have listened it seems and delivered.

Might get more on board than the old negatives that people had so generally I guess it will be more appealing overall, even if some are left behind.
Cars. That's the horrible Alfa Romeo you are thinking of. The only car that doesn't have the numberplate mounted centrally.
But a great logo of a snake eating a baby!
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Re: Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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The bracelet must taper quite quickly to the removable links. All removable links have to be interchangeable or it wouldn't work.

I am comfortable with a 2mm taper, but I just bought a couple of straps with a 4mm taper and it's no real difference. I'm sure we will get used to a 6mm taper quickly enough.
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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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golfjunky wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:20 am
TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:16 am Can somebody show a picture of the clasp?

I still think at 16.5mm, it will look too small for a man’s wrist.

Happy to be proved wrong tho!

It’s interesting that all pics are from the front.
Prob cos MF doesnt want you thinking its a CW and not an MF :lol:
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It costs too much though... The automatic version with Elabore SW200-1 is 55 EUR more expensive than the Millitary collection COSC certified watches. WHY?!

They look nice, but like some older models more. Probably will get a Sandhurst next.
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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:14 pm
Moreover, the Aquitaine bracelet has an improved clasp, greater taper, screw pins for link adjustment and will retrofit onto the C65 Trident Diver.

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Guy,

Does this mean the bracelet from the C65 Trident Diver will forward fit to the Aquitaine?

Sounds obvious, but I thought I’d ask?

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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:43 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:14 pm
Moreover, the Aquitaine bracelet has an improved clasp, greater taper, screw pins for link adjustment and will retrofit onto the C65 Trident Diver.

Guy

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Guy,

Does this mean the bracelet from the C65 Trident Diver will forward fit to the Aquitaine?

Sounds obvious, but I thought I’d ask?

Brian
I don't definitely know. Sorry Brian.

One would hope that it will but, in the way that a C60 Trident MkII bracelet will retro-fit onto a C60 Trident MkI, but not the other way around; it might not.

Best we get clarification from CW.

Maybe someone attending the Wind Up Watch Fair will be able to help us.

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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:43 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:14 pm
Moreover, the Aquitaine bracelet has an improved clasp, greater taper, screw pins for link adjustment and will retrofit onto the C65 Trident Diver.

Guy

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Guy,

Does this mean the bracelet from the C65 Trident Diver will forward fit to the Aquitaine?

Sounds obvious, but I thought I’d ask?

Brian
I don't definitely know. Sorry Brian.

One would hope that it will but, in the way that a C60 Trident MkII bracelet will retro-fit onto a C60 Trident MkI, but not the other way around; it might not.

Best we get clarification from CW.

Maybe someone attending the Wind Up Watch Fair will be able to help us.

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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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Just measured (with a tape measure, not a more advanced gizmo) the bracelet taper on a few watches that I have out at the moment:

NF: 22-18(19.5)
SM300: 21-16(17)
Exp2: 20-15.5(16.5)
C65D: 22-18(19.5)
C63GMT: 20-18(19.5)

To me the first four all have an appropriate level of taper for the style of the watch. The limited taper on the C63 detracts from the overall look (as does the width of the bezel). I appreciate that others may see this differently. Perhaps our minds become imprinted with what we are used to as the norm.

The bracelet for the Aquitaine has been mentioned as tapering from 22mm to 16.5mm. I assume that the 16.5mm is the width of the links not the width of the clasp. If it is the link, then absolutely fine and spot on. If however that is the width at the clasp, well I may revise my view and think that is too narrow.

I am certainly a fan of bracelets with a decent amount of taper. Can’t think of any high end watches that are primarily worn on a bracelet that only have a 2mm taper.

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DEV.Woulf wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:05 am Image
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:shock: Wow are these amazing. Everything is perfect. Logo is simple and straight to the point. No more fighting over the left side dominance or changing the name to WARD or something else equally as horrible. The logo is in the middle and it LOOKS GOOD. Dial is fun and classy. Sapphire bezel is gorgeous and different than the norm. The whole package just hearkens back to a different time and stands out from most on the market. These are my two favorite colors but all four are great. =P~

From the impactful logo to the total execution of the design... this is a huge step up from CW and the best looking watch they've ever made. Fight me.
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These are beginning to grow on me.. :problem:
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TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:16 am Can somebody show a picture of the clasp?

I still think at 16.5mm, it will look too small for a man’s wrist.

Happy to be proved wrong tho!

It’s interesting that all pics are from the front.
Rolex bracelets traditionally tapered down to around 16. No one ever complains about too much taper on those.

I always saw it as a cost saving measure to CW to keep all of the bracelets mostly the same. Even the 20mm only taper to 18.
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rkovars wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:50 pm
TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:16 am Can somebody show a picture of the clasp?

I still think at 16.5mm, it will look too small for a man’s wrist.

Happy to be proved wrong tho!

It’s interesting that all pics are from the front.
Rolex bracelets traditionally tapered down to around 16. No one ever complains about too much taper on those.

I always saw it as a cost saving measure to CW to keep all of the bracelets mostly the same. Even the 20mm only taper to 18.
Yes, MF said in an interview that they wanted to emulate a Rolex bracelet which is surprisingly lighter than you may expect when holding it but still very solid. The tapering helps to trim the weight.
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Re: C65 Aquitaine Collection - Released

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A1soknownas wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:59 pm
rkovars wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:50 pm
TheBeatles wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:16 am Can somebody show a picture of the clasp?

I still think at 16.5mm, it will look too small for a man’s wrist.

Happy to be proved wrong tho!

It’s interesting that all pics are from the front.
Rolex bracelets traditionally tapered down to around 16. No one ever complains about too much taper on those.

I always saw it as a cost saving measure to CW to keep all of the bracelets mostly the same. Even the 20mm only taper to 18.
Yes, MF said in an interview that they wanted to emulate a Rolex bracelet which is surprisingly lighter than you may expect when holding it but still very solid. The tapering helps to trim the weight.
They shaved 10 grams which isn't insignificant. I am thinking of picking one up. My C65 GMT pretty much lives on the bracelet because it is a MK1.5 with the quick adjust but no quick release bars. Thinking of swapping that one out.
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Are Rolex bracelets that different?
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JAFO wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:01 pm Are Rolex bracelets that different?
Or course ! they are made from unobtainium and they have a crown stamped on them. :D