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A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:28 pm

New arrival for #FliegerFriday - W7 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight RAF Conningsby LE; made for BBMF staff only in 2011.

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One small (pardon the pun) surprise though; I'd not fully taken on board the W7 description in the CWE Sales Corner listing i.e. its from the CW ladies range so only 36mm case. :shock:

Really quite a bit smaller than my usual preference of 41mm - 45mm. Oops! :oops:

No matter; it actually looks pretty good on my wrist, in a 'vintage' kind of way and I prefer the style of the MkI '7' case/dial/hands, as opposed to the '4' case which is the other BBMF piece.

Just need to pop it off to CW for a new battery and check over, plus sort out a longer 19mm strap.

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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by neilj568 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:44 pm

36mm....!!!! That's certainly smaller than your usual. ..!!!
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Post by smegwina » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:56 pm

Blimey, thats a wee beaut! Never, ever thought you would be in a 36mm case size!!!! It actually seems to wear rather well!

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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by StrapMeister » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 pm

That looks like a very nice edition to your #FliegerFamily
It actually looks, due the black case, bezel and dial, as if it wears bigger than its 36mm size suggests.
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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:25 pm

neilj568 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:44 pm
36mm....!!!! That's certainly smaller than your usual. ..!!!
Definitely smaller. My smallest watch otherwise is a 38mm C5A.
smegwina wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Blimey, thats a wee beaut! Never, ever thought you would be in a 36mm case size!!!! It actually seems to wear rather well!

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Neither did I. :shock:

Mind you, you've not seen a full wrist shot yet. It is honestly small (for me).

The size wasn't specified on the listing and I assumed it was a regular 42mm C7 MkI case but just 'W' due to being the BBMF LE (for some obscure reason). Live and learn.
StrapMeister wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 pm
That looks like a very nice edition to your #FliegerFamily
It actually looks, due the black case, bezel and dial, as if it wears bigger than its 36mm size suggests.
You may be right, although I always reckon that a black case 'wears' smaller than actual. Maybe its all size related. :?

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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by cincfleet » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm

Very nice and a lot of detail on the face for 36mm :clap: :thumbup:

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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by Renton » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:22 pm

:thumbup:

I like seeing rarities like that, nice one

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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by Thegreyman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:43 pm

Looks like it wears well Guy for the quoted size, the bezel is quite slim so that may help.

Lots of nice detail on the dial, a good pick up as long as you can get along with the smaller-than-usual (for you) size.
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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:14 pm

It's a really nice piece Guy, delighted it's gone to someone that appreciates it.
I remembered back in 2011 or that Kip was talking to me about the W8 Matisse IPK LE that I had picked up for Louise and he mentioned that the W8 LE was made up from left over cases from the W7 BBMF.
So I'd say a very small run indeed like the W8 IPK LE.
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Re: A bit of a surprise . . . .

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:16 pm

Photo for comparison :

W8 IPK LE #01/30 :
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