Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

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Would you be interested in a CW watch like this?

Yes
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No
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Maybe
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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by nordwulf » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:55 pm

Field watch style.

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by BerlinCW » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:59 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 am

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

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Greetings,

Somewhere between this and your latest offering, perhaps with numerals @ 3, 6, 9, and 12.

Date window?

Sounds like with the vote numbers we are looking at, it's a FLE proposal!

Enough said!

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by It'sAliveJim » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm

You're looking for an Archimede Outdoor with a CW logo?

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by nordwulf » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:02 pm

Yes, something very similar. Thanks for mentioning that one.

I looked at the Outdoor before but is just a bit undersized for me at 38.5mm and 18mm lug width. I think their bracelets and straps are 20mm though. It has a thin bezel so probably wears just fine. Not a huge fan of that case shape. The sand color dial version is my favorite.

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by Essex Paul » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:01 am

The second one down, the red adventurer.
Looks perfect IMHO.

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by gerrydon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 am

I like the idea of a go anywhere watch like this. Could put Sinn 556 in there also?
I am leaning towards a c65 GMT for travel, all round watch at the moment.

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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by Stone Hall » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 pm

I think the real win here for CW is all about pricing. You have your Tudor’s, Rolex, and Omega all in the sky. Sinn 556 and Archimede are fairly high priced too (~€1000). Then you have some Certinas/Tissots that are ok in the €200-400 range. There’s Seiko’s and Citizens and the Alpha that scratch an itch for some in the lower tiers too.

If they can bring something to market in the €500ish range that has the high CW quality and design, it could fit nicely into the gap of what’s out there today. I think a quartz version could do well also, BTW.
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Re: Casual, elegant and rugged CW explorer watch

Post by MarkingTime » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:47 am

I really like the look of the Tudor BB36 and the Rolex Explorer, a similar watch from CW would be nice to see, but care would need to be taken for it not to look too much like a homage. The shape of the Rolex and Tudor is more elongated and looks better in my opinion, but I do really like the C65 Vintage 38mm.

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