Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Twin-flag engraving over 'Colimaçoné' finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Circular brushed and polished fixed steel bezel
Anti-shock system
Embossed screw-down crown
Screw down display caseback
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar
Polished lacquer dial
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Brushed and polished steel hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with 'Christopher Ward' engraving, micro-adjustable ratchet clasp and quick-release system for easy changing
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook

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Watch Model C63
Size 39mm
Dial Colour Black, White, Blue, Green
Case Material Stainless steel
Case Colour Silver
Bezel Colour Silver
Height 11.25mm
Lug-to-Lug 45.8mm
Case Weight 61g
Weight inc. Strap 156g
Water Resistance 15 ATM (150m)
Movement Sellita SW200-1
Power Reserve38 hours
No of Jewels 26
Complication Type Date
Vibrations 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance +/- 20 sec p/day
Lume SLN X1 BL C1
Strap Size 20mm
Strap Material Steel, Leather, Hybrid, #tide ocean material®

Description
Welcome to the ‘EveryWatch’
When the worlds of work, leisure and adventure are blurred, you need a watch that not only delivers reliable timekeeping but looks at home everywhere – from the side of a mountain to your ‘WFH’ cafe hotspot.
The C63 Sealander Automatic is the purest embodiment of the Sealander collection. There’s nothing flashy here: just all the watch you could ever need.

The polished lacquer dial – available in black, white or blue – plays host to top-brushed, diamond-polished indexes filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 for visibility in low light. The hand-set, modelled on those from the C60 Trident Pro 600, is also coated with lume, while the date window at 6 o'clock provides extra information and adds visual symmetry.
At 39mm, the Light-catcher™ case hits the perfect size sweet spot, and, thanks to its artful design, sits close and unobtrusive on the wrist. Made from anti-corrosive 316L stainless steel, there’s something hypnotising about seeing light bounce off its brushed and polished surfaces.

Turn the watch over and the exhibition back – a rarity at this price – shows the beautifully worked rotor of the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement inside, while further inspection lets you see deeper into the intricate machinery.
If you like changing the character of your watch, then you’ll appreciate our quick-release straps and bracelets. Not only are they of the highest quality, but the ingenious mechanism means you can swap your strap in a matter of seconds. It’s like getting a new watch – but at a fraction of the cost.

The original sports-explorer watches were designed to provide reliable timekeeping to daredevil mountaineers. But today’s adventurer isn’t content to stay on dry land: which is why the C63 Sealander Automatic is waterproof to 150m.
It’s not called the ‘Sealander’ for nothing, you know.

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C63 Sealander Automatic

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C63 Sealander Automatic
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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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I know some will disagree, and it was certainly a close and interesting contest and a good debate. Personally I’m delighted to see this watch win, because I firmly believe that a new and successful base model will help to secure the future. A vote for common sense (just my opinion).
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I totally agree Steve. The fact that cw can offer such a good watch as an entry level at sensible money is very important.
There are lots of choices in the market at the multiple grand level but these will take some beating at this price level
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It’s not the watch I voted for, IMHO it’s a safe design. I voted for the C60 Concept as it broke new ground both in design and execution. However, it was limited to those who could afford to buy one.
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I'm pleased the C63 auto won, I think it fulfils the criteria for watch of the year. I still don't own a CW but, if I was looking to buy, this could well be the model that introduced me to the brand. If CW want to continue along the path of Swiss watchmaking at an affordable price then this was the obvious choice. The Concept ran it close, and it's a remarkable LE proposition showing some high end watchmaking skills. If however the Concept is to become a new staple or new benchmark, then CW will find itself having to reassess and address its whole business model.

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I voted for the concept, but it was a hard choice. I have the C63 auto and agree it’s also worthy of the title!
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The C60 Concept & C63 Sealander Auto were both deserving of this honor. The C60 Concept pushed CW's design beyond anything the company had done before. Going forward, I believe the C63 Sealander Auto will join the C60 Trident range as the flagship watches in the CW catalogue. The C63 Auto offers unbelievable value in an everyman's watch with classic good looks. I voted for the GMT model because I felt the increased power reserve & GMT function was worth the extra cost. It is a watch that I have been wearing a lot & am quite pleased in owning.
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strapline wrote:I'm pleased the C63 auto won, I think it fulfils the criteria for watch of the year. I still don't own a CW but, . . . ..

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Its still here. Not moved.

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^^^^ The ‘like’ has disappeared off my screen. I thought the experiment was over.

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^^^ I can still see it. I just thanked you!
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Richard D wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:12 pm ^^^^ The ‘like’ has disappeared off my screen. I thought the experiment was over.


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Has it gone from all threads that you look at?

The ‘like’ button is missing from this thread for me, but…

I can still see it on every other thread that I have looked at, since noticing that it was missing (for me) from this thread.

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nbg wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:56 pm
Richard D wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:12 pm ^^^^ The ‘like’ has disappeared off my screen. I thought the experiment was over.


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I am not seeing the thumbs-up on this thread, although it is on others I've looked at.

I voted for this watch, but having read all the comments on the voting thread, I would probably have voted for the C60 project in retrospect. I really do think either would have been a worthy winner. With the benefit of hindsight, the project might easily become a much sought after watch of the decade.
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For me the ‘like’ button has completely disappeared on all threads
Same here - I could see it before but not now.

Still think that the Sealander will be the most significant though (just to get back on track) as it will bring in new customers, despite the technical brilliance of the Concept which I see as preaching to the converted. A bit like Ford in the '60s: the GT40 was a fabulous achievement technically but it was the Cortina and Escort that did the business = quite literally.

Now if the Concept was to be introduced to the range as a standard model that could be a different conversation although I might expect a price hike.
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I really like Sinn Watches, so I have inevitably compared the C63 Auto to the Sinn 556I. The specs are similar, and the size and overall look are similar. The Sinn sells for $1,530 on Watchbuys, whereas the CW sells for on $815. While I would be tempted by the Sinn, I would probably purchase the C63 Auto based on value for money for similar quality and looks. I love my Sinn 104, but would have a hard time justifying almost twice the price for the 556. This to me is a perfect example of what makes the C63 such a standout watch in its category and is a great choice for watch of the year.

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