A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Lavaine » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:01 pm

I still have my Mk1 C5A and C3's. Both lovely watches. The C3 is just about perfect, with so much character in the stepped dial. I think if it had lume-filled numbers at 3-6-9-12 for better night use it might actually be a perfect quartz chrono.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:39 am

I have the Mk1 C3 too. Easily the nicest C3 for me. I will do a photo of both together at some point.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by MiniMpi » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Paul Drawmer wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Yep, I sold and bought to swap a C3 Mk2 for a Mk1.

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That lovely MK2 SGWT got a great home Paul, My Dad who I bought the watch for adores it and it's worn every day.
Now on a brushed elasticated bracelet which suits it so well :thumbup:
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Paul Drawmer » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:44 pm

MiniMpi wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 pm

That lovely MK2 SGWT got a great home Paul, My Dad who I bought the watch for adores it and it's worn every day.
Now on a brushed elasticated bracelet which suits it so well :thumbup:
Ferg, would that be a fixoflex style bracelet? I used one of them for about 25 years, Very smart but good at wrist hair removal!
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by MiniMpi » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:46 am

Paul Drawmer wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:44 pm
MiniMpi wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 pm

That lovely MK2 SGWT got a great home Paul, My Dad who I bought the watch for adores it and it's worn every day.
Now on a brushed elasticated bracelet which suits it so well :thumbup:
Ferg, would that be a fixoflex style bracelet? I used one of them for about 25 years, Very smart but good at wrist hair removal!
I believe so, it was originally on a Timex 'Original' 1940 edition.
He always wore a watch on this type of bracelet.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:51 pm

Just an update. I took the C5 in for service when we went for the Admin Team meeting in November. It has taken a while (no preferential treatment :lol:) but I got a call today that it is sorted. Call came just as I was about to leave for Stansted (flying to Cyprus tomorrow). No tearing hurry, it can wait until I’m back in January.

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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Finally got it back today, looking lovely and working well as far as I can see.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by StrapMeister » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Look forward to some pics Steve.

Funnily enough one of my first ever CW watches was a C3 SWT (Mk I) which I subsequently sold to fund something else.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:02 pm

There are pics of it in the OP. It don’t look no different! :D
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 am

There you go...
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 am

Top notch Steve. Back to old times eh?

As you have been used to wearing your C60 Trident GMT for the last few weeks, does the C5 feel small?

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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:23 am

Good question. As I wear anything from 33mm to 43mm I tend to adapt to different sizes very quickly.
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Re: A blast from the past - C5 Malvern Mk1 GWK

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Quality watch :clap: 8)
Great that this is all freshly serviced and ready for loads more memories Steve :thumbup:
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