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missF wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:41 am 8F9ADC6F-4747-4311-8EB1-3F78DBCCF04C.jpeg
Never seen the back of the Worn and Wound watches before... nice :thumbup:
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JasperCat wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:03 pm
missF wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:41 am 8F9ADC6F-4747-4311-8EB1-3F78DBCCF04C.jpeg
Never seen the back of the Worn and Wound watches before... nice :thumbup:
As good a reason to post photographs of casebacks.
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It’s worth pointing out that CW had some pretty nice case backs from the very beginning. In fact, the first production watch (the C5 Malvern Automatic) had an exhibition back. I always assumed that this was a sapphire crystal, until keep informed me that it is a mineral crystal on the back, and sapphire on the front. My own copy, the gold plated version, has a lovely decorated SW200-1 movement.

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Here's back of my Apollo 8.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:43 pm It’s worth pointing out that CW had some pretty nice case backs from the very beginning. In fact, the first production watch (the C5 Malvern Automatic) had an exhibition back. I always assumed that this was a sapphire crystal, until keep informed me that it is a mineral crystal on the back, and sapphire on the front. My own copy, the gold plated version, has a lovely decorated SW200-1 movement.


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Were they fitting both movements back then Steve? Only reason I ask is because of the '25 Jewels' on the caseback. SW200 has always had 26 iirc.

Although, Oris have done similar things in the past while switching between ETA/Sellita so maybe it is.
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malvern_man wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:51 pm Here's back of my Apollo 8.
That is awesome! The 'moonrock' decoration on the plates is a great feature :thumbup:
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StrappedUp wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:57 pm Were they fitting both movements back then Steve? Only reason I ask is because of the '25 Jewels' on the caseback. SW200 has always had 26 iirc.
They certainly were when my watch was made in 2009, Ryan. When I joined the forum in 2011 there was quite a lot of hoo-ha about whether the watches had the ETA or Sellita movement in them. There was a perception that because the Sellita was a “clone”, it was inferior. As a newbie to mechanical watches generally, that went pretty much over my head. I was trying to work out from the CW Archive whether the Sellita came in later. I think Kip would probably know.

To find out (if you remove the case back or it has an exhibition back) you have to look under the balance wheel. I’ve tried to illustrate this but it’s not straightforward. If you look carefully you will see 200 upside down under the rim of the balance wheel.

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^^^ I just did a search for Sellita in topic titles on the forum. It would appear that they were not using them before around 2008. Some of these early threads make quite interesting reading in their own right. It goes back to the time when Swatch started to make it difficult for third-party manufacturers to get hold of ETA movements.

Here are the search results.

However, in the interests of not derailing this excellent thread (sorry, Richard) if we want to discuss early CW movements let’s start a new thread!

NEW THREAD HERE

Now, back to case backs. :D
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StrapMeister wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:00 pm ZW_S1.JPG
That sir is a special watch and tells an amazing story.
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A Watch’s Greatest Story Is Often Found on Its Case Back: https://www.chrono24.com/magazine/a-wat ... k-p_67390/

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