Boxing the C3

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Boxing the C3

Post by peterh » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:33 pm

So... I have put the C3 I recently received back into its box.

"... huh?"

Yeah. It's actually a birthday present, and my birthday is in exactly three months.
I've taken the rather tacky gold bracelet off (that's now a surplus)
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and replaced it by a slightly more tasteful reddish-brown strap
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When I received it a week ago, I set it with my G-Shock as a reference, and kept tabs on it. The G-shock syncs with the atomic clock in Frankfurt every 24 hours. A week later, the C3 is around half a second fast, so it's fine -- better than I expected.
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I have now pulled the crown out to save battery power, set the date to my birthday, and the time at 8 minutes past 10. Tomorrow, my wife will wrap it.

See you in 3 months, gorgeous!
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by TXAG96 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:35 pm

Nice strap choice and very early happy birthday.
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by TigerChris » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:07 am

You have more control than me, I wouldn’t be able to box it back up
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by Jcalder68 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:26 am

Definitely looks better on the leather and will be mighty fine to wear in 3 months.
Happy pre-birthday,

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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:32 am

‘Twill be all the better for the wait.
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by kpc001 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:36 am

Great looking watch. Happy (early) birthday. Just curious - where did you find it?
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:01 am

You'll be like a kid at Christmas in three months time !
It looks fantastic Peter.

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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by albionphoto » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 am

The leather strap was a classy choice. The watch looks so much better with it. Enjoy the wait.
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Re: Boxing the C3

Post by peterh » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:19 am

kpc001 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:36 am
Great looking watch. Happy (early) birthday. Just curious - where did you find it?
Danbailey007 sourced it for me, in a Cash Converter store in Telford. I specifically wanted a Mark 1, in gold, with the off-white dial, if at all possible with a brown leather strap. This one was on a gold bracelet, which was off the day after I received it. :mrgreen:
It was a bit of a hassle, because they didn't want to send abroad (I'm in The Netherlands), but a friend in Norfolk was willing to act as a "relay agent". :D
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