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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by welshlad » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks, Frank, that looks great. I'm happy with the SH21 to add some "specialness" but would be interested in what it looks like with plain white lume, to break away from the faux vintage vibe throughout the C65 Diver range.
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:01 am

nordwulf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:19 pm
C65 SS on bracelet with small seconds as requested. Great suggestion. :thumbup:

Put in a less expensive ETA/Sellita movement , price it at £895 (same as C65 GMT) and this would be very difficult to resist.

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It looks really good doesn't it.

CW are part way to an C65 "Olympics" range in the available versions now in the fashion of the recent Omega Japanese 2020 Speedmaster set.
Blue, green (they should have stuck with the prototype olive/khaki bezel though) and black versions are well covered, the bronze Small Seconds could maybe just about be considered the yellow (?) so need a white dialled/red bezel version now.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Rice & Gravy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:38 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:19 pm
C65 SS on bracelet with small seconds as requested. Great suggestion. :thumbup:

Put in a less expensive ETA/Sellita movement , price it at £895 (same as C65 GMT) and this would be very difficult to resist.

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If that had regular non-vintage hands and indices I would buy it today.

I really, really hope they eventually do something in that 41mm C65 case that doesn't have the vintage hands/indices.
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by TempusFugit » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:21 am

But lose the date window. Then it would be a must-have.
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by albionprs » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:52 pm

StrappedUp wrote:
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I really like this. I hope CW make this baby
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:34 am

albionprs wrote:
StrappedUp wrote:
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I really like this. I hope CW make this baby
According to the latest edition of Loupe, it will be released Spring next year.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Rice & Gravy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 am

Speaking of next Spring, what do we know for sure on the new Trident releases in the spring? Besides the Pepsi gmt discussed in Loupe. Anyone have additional intel? I've recently sold my c60 GMT and would like to add a c65 at some point if they ever "de-vintage" the indices and hand.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Stone Hall » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:08 pm

I was looking through this thread last night and the adventurer design for the c65 38mm case really stuck out to me as something that I’d really like to see.

There were a couple of other designs that interested me - I’m not sure how I would feel about the vintage style hands without the vintage style line. The clean modern look in the c65 cases is attractive but maybe I’ve been looking at the actual models too much that I have a bias!
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by garsy69 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:25 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:19 pm
C65 SS on bracelet with small seconds as requested. Great suggestion. :thumbup:

Put in a less expensive ETA/Sellita movement , price it at £895 (same as C65 GMT) and this would be very difficult to resist.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by MadMrB » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:35 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:19 pm
C65 SS on bracelet with small seconds as requested. Great suggestion. :thumbup:

Put in a less expensive ETA/Sellita movement , price it at £895 (same as C65 GMT) and this would be very difficult to resist.

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From the moment I saw the bronze C65 LE, I thought that if they produced it in steel (auto or hand wind) at a similar price to the existing steel C65, then I'd buy one in a heart beat!. Surely they must know at CW what a winner this would be? :thumbup:

A steel C65 small seconds would get me buying CW watches again.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by StrappedUp » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 pm

^^^ although I'm not sure people would be so enamoured with the small second position when using a cheaper alternative such as the Sellita SW260.

It would probably end up very close to the centre post with a large gap at the bottom.
The date would more also be further in towards the centre, although they could get rid I suppose.
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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by Mikkei4 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:22 am

A C65 SS 3 sub-dial Chrono with blue dial and bezel please, based on Frank's design above.

- Change the colour of the hands and hour markers to white non-vintage
- the 3 sub-dials to be at 3, 6 and 9 allowing the omission of the logo at 9
- alternatively 2 sub-dials at 3 and 9 but not slightly above as on the recent C7 Motorsport range and a date window at 6
- retain the imprinted flag logo at 12
- remove any WR wording from the dial and have it on the back plate
- hand wound if necessary to keep the thickness low
- or auto if it can be done at around 13/13.5mm thick

If that was for sale anywhere between £1500-£2500 depending upon the movement used it'd be a bargain when compared to similar styled watches from the big brands, e.g. the Omega Speedmaster 311.90.44.51.03.001 or 304.33.44.52.03.001.

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Re: CW watch design suggestions

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:46 pm

Mikkei4 wrote: - the 3 sub-dials to be at 3, 6 and 9 allowing the omission of the logo at 9
- alternatively 2 sub-dials at 3 and 9 but not slightly above as on the recent C7 Motorsport range and a date window at 6
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- or auto if it can be done at around 13/13.5mm thick
All could be managed by using an ETA 2894; my Bell & Ross chrono comes in at just over 13mm complete with box sapphire crystal. Mines a 2 register, but I’m sure they’re also available as a 3 register at 3,6,9...
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