Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

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Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

Post by McDaWisel » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 pm

PaulJS wrote: Or maybe they are just upholding that long standing tradition of military style watches having the maker's name at twelve ( obviously so that a quick glance mid fire fight doesn't leave you momentarily disorientated as to which way is up! ).
Hahaha well that made me laugh!


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Post by neil8fletcher3 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:01 pm

And there was me thinking I wouldn't buy a CW again. Very impressed with these might cause a re think on my future buying plans. Are there any voucher codes atm
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Post by neil8fletcher3 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:01 pm

atnits wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:44 pm
First new CWs I've been tempted by for a long time. :thumbup:
And me :thumbup:
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Post by neil8fletcher3 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:02 pm

nbg wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Well: :shock:

1. I no longer buy CW watches, as I rarely wear the ones I have.
2. I don’t like watches that are an homage to a notable watch from the past.
3. I generally don’t do the military thing with watches.
4. I prefer watches with a longer power reserve than 38 hours, finding 48-72 hours more useful for my wearing pattern.
5. I like blue dial watches.
6. I like watches without a date.
7. I like a box crystal.
8. I like a 41mm case on a dive watch when combined with a sensible lug to lug of approximately 47mm.
9. I like dive watches with sensible WR that are not too thick.
10. I like the C65 Dartmouth. Yes I intend to buy one! :)

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I mostly agree with the above
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Post by StrapMeister » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 pm

neil8fletcher3 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:01 pm
And there was me thinking I wouldn't buy a CW again. Very impressed with these might cause a re think on my future buying plans. Are there any voucher codes atm
I really like the Sandhurst :thumbup:
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Post by sproughton » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 pm

sproughton wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:48 am
Quite like all three of these and especially that there is a 38mm option
Is quoting yourself acceptable or a sign of erroneous self-importance?!

Either way, I think I undersold these first time; they are possibly the three most interesting watches (to me) that CW have released in several years.

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Post by Essex Paul » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:58 pm

Like all 3 a lot. Very classy indeed. :clap:

Although rather throws Kip explanation of why the logo is sometimes placed at the 12 position out the window.
Lovely clean dial. Logo at 12, CW are confusing sometimes.
They are very good looking watches, and think the logo wether at 9 or 12 would’ve worked for me.
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Post by what-time-is-it » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:07 pm

CW: I present our 3 initial designs for MoD approval.
MoD: What's that manufacturers name doing at 21:00 hrs
CW: That's er what we do, we like to be different your excellency
MoD: Ward, get that moved now! Stupid boy...
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Post by Dilbert » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:08 pm

what-time-is-it wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:07 pm
CW: I present our 3 initial designs for MoD approval.
MoD: What's that manufacturers name doing at 21:00 hrs
CW: That's er what we do, we like to be different your excellency
MoD: Ward, get that moved now! Stupid boy...
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Post by Essex Paul » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:22 pm

what-time-is-it wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:07 pm
CW: I present our 3 initial designs for MoD approval.
MoD: What's that manufacturers name doing at 21:00 hrs
CW: That's er what we do, we like to be different your excellency
MoD: Ward, get that moved now! Stupid boy...
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Post by MarkingTime » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:01 pm

I like them all and can see them selling well, especially the Dartmouth.

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Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

Post by jmcphers » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:52 pm

I <3 the Dartmouth. I've been lusting over the C65 range but am hung up on the relatively poor lume, and the press shots of the Dartmouth make it look like they've finally made one with decent lume ... but I am extremely disappointed to find that it only comes in blue! :-( Do CW have a history of adding additional face options over time?

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Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 am

what-time-is-it wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:07 pm
CW: I present our 3 initial designs for MoD approval.
MoD: What's that manufacturers name doing at 21:00 hrs
CW: That's er what we do, we like to be different your excellency
MoD: Ward, get that moved now! Stupid boy...
Whilst this is obviously a jest, and quite an amusing one at that (I can’t get the image out of my head of Chris being bawled out by some MoD top brass chappie), the document below makes interesting reading, as it contains the specification for the issued G10 quartz watches which are familiar to so many.

http://www.h-spot.net/watches/mod/gener ... s_1980.pdf

As you will observe from just a very quick glance, the language has a very precise and prescriptive ring to it.


Now, let us look at the head paragraph from the CW website on the new Armed Forces Collection.
Licensed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to produce watches bearing the insignia of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force for the general public, Christopher Ward is proud to unveil its new Armed Forces Collection. Consisting of three models – one for each Service – that all take design inspiration from watches historically commissioned for the personnel of each force, with their names taken from associated famous military academies: C65 Dartmouth flies the flag for the Royal Navy, the C65 Sandhurst for the British Army, while the C65 Cranwell represents the Royal Air Force.
All of which begs the question: to what degree of stricture would the designs have been subjected in order to obtain the right to bear those insignia? Or, to reverse the question, how much scope would the manufacturer have been given in the overall design, bearing in mind that the intention was not to commission these watches as issued pieces?

By the way, I have absolutely no idea of the answer to the above. I hope that someone with a more thorough understanding of MoD procedures might be able to enlighten us.
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Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

Post by neilj568 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 am

I guess if the MOD says "Jump" the response is "How high? "
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Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

Post by groovin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:07 am

lisnalee wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:36 pm
I missed this the first time I looked at the photos, but the little coloured ring on the crown is a really nice touch.Image
Also thought that it is a really nice touch. My next thought was "hope it doesn't fall off like the He valve inscription on the trident elite 1000". Couldn't help it...
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