The answer was there are no plans and referred to the upcoming C65 GMT 41mm. There was also a question about a field watch but that type of watch is similar to the watches discussed here.nordwulf wrote:Are there any plans for 38-41mm non-diver/no rotating bezel sport watches as an (affordable) alternative to the Rolex Explorer, Omega Aqua Terra, Tudor Black Bay 41 and North Flag, Sinn 556, Damasko DA-34 and so on?
So perhaps there is a possibility we can convince CW there is interest for a sports watch. A casual, elegant but rugged sports watch that provides an affordable alternative to these well-known watches.Kip wrote:Chris said he is willing to be convinced to at least investigate the possibility If there is enough interest and reasons for CW to do so.
These are suggested specifications and designs and I am sure there will be debate on what it should or shouldn't have. This is just my wish list.
- 39 to 41mm
- light-weight: about 80g for head only and 150g on bracelet
- low height: prefer 11mm or less but 12mm is ok.
- very legible during the day and night
- CW word mark or twin flags at 12
- no rotating bezel or fixed bezels with any markings.
- some antimagnetic, antishock and low/high temperature operating range
- Selitta or ETA movement
- regular lug shapes so you can easily change bracelets and 2-piece/nato straps
- unobtrusive but legible date window
- reasonable water resitance for swimming, rafting, kayaking, snorkeling etc so 10 bar or higher.
- should be mostly toolish looking but some shiny bits like polished surfaces and dial elements are ok
- bracelet with sliding mechanism in buckle
- some kind of case hardening to keep it looking nice for a long time
- case design and hands same as the C65 but smaller