Bespoke C65 GMT - Royal Navy Mine Counter Measure Squadrons

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Bespoke C65 GMT - Royal Navy Mine Counter Measure Squadrons

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Spotted on the Christopher Ward Facebook page earlier this evening;-

"The staff and ships of the Royal Navy Mine Counter Measure Squadrons protect our shores by clearing the old ordnance that remains as a legacy of previous wars.

We had the honour of working with Squadrons serving on the Hunt and Sandown Class vessels to create a watch that will serve as a reminder of their service. With a simple silhouette of the vessel on the dial and each Squadron's crest etched into the case back, this adaptation of the C65 Trident GMT resulted in a unique and timeless design.

We have a small handful of watches remaining in stock for any past or present members.

If you would like to enquire about one, or if you would like to start your own bespoke project, please contact our team through bespoke@christopherward.co.uk."


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Now that is a good lookin' C65!!.. :thumbup:
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The C65 line is just a great collection. Take that boat off there and it’s a winner for me (I couldn’t have it anyway because I’m not in the military).
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Great looking C65!
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NationOfLaws wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:30 pm The C65 line is just a great collection. Take that boat off there and it’s a winner for me .....
Agreed, the dial would be perfect without the boat silhouette. The stamped TwinFlag is very subtle and stealth, way better than the painted white or black TF on the new releases.
Shame these C65 models aren't around now and in this spec.
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I agree about the silhouette but still, that’s a great looking watch.

One of the few, dare I say, that looks better on the strap than it would on a bracelet.

Would be very happy to own one of these.
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Its a lovely modern look with the s/s bezel.. reminds me of recent omegas and Tudor models, as well as CWs.

I'm not sure about the boat, but I'm pretty sure the unit would have chosen that design.
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If anyone is genuinely interested in getting one of these ping an email to Peter France, Bespoke Social Manager at CW on bespoke@christopherward.co.uk

He's been given the green light by the RN Project Organiser to offer the remaining pieces out to non-RN Squadron personnel.

Price is £900 on strap or £1,005 on bracelet.

I bought mine this afternoon and, from being offered a choice of serial number, there are only a few left.


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Wait ...no-one complaining about the boat at 9 o'clock :lol:
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exHowfener wrote:Wait ...no-one complaining about the boat at 9 o'clock :lol:
There are a couple of posts above along those lines but surely;-

1. Where else would you put it, and

2. It replaces 'Christopher Ward' of which there are many detractors (I'm not one).

Win, win in many people's book?

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:33 pm
exHowfener wrote:Wait ...no-one complaining about the boat at 9 o'clock Image
There are a couple of posts above along those lines but surely;-

1. Where else would you put it, and

2. It replaces 'Christopher Ward' of which there are many detractors (I'm not one).

Win, win in many people's book?

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I wrote 1 of the posts mentioned and I wasn't "complaining" about the boat silhouette or its location. It was purely a comment that this would make a great "normal" C65 release in this spec with a full dial in that colour and just an indented TF logo (rather than a white or black raised painted logo) and no name anywhere on the dial.

The RN created an excellent watch.
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Great colour choices on the hands 👍
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Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:47 pm . . . ..

I wrote 1 of the posts mentioned and I wasn't "complaining" about the boat silhouette or its location. It was purely a comment that this would make a great "normal" C65 release in this spec with a full dial in that colour and just an indented TF logo (rather than a white or black raised painted logo) and no name anywhere on the dial.

The RN created an excellent watch.
That's fair enough Mick.

I feel the dial colour, which looks dark grey / charcoal, in the photo posted above is deceptive as in reality, as far as I can tell from the standard CW CAD rendered images, it is actually matt black and with the same indented TF logo, exactly as on the original production model; details in the CWArchive

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The only difference is that the 'Christopher Ward' at 9 o'clock has been switched for the silhouette of one of the Minesweepers.

However, as you say, "The RN created an excellent watch" - with a little help from the CW Bespoke team. :wink: :wink:

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Is this not just one of the standard C65 GMTs that used to be offered, just with the boat replacing the word mark and a bespoke caseback?


EDITED TO ADD: Guy’s post got in just before mine!
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^^^^ In essence, Andrew; yes. :wink: :wink:

Caveat; as far as I can tell from the SKU and images in the Technical Details.

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