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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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StrapMeister wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:56 pm

I suspect that that it should have white lume hands and at some point has had a mod done.
I'm fairly sure the original Mark II's had white hands. I guess it's possible that CW made a few with the vintage hands from the later Mark II black dialled watches.

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Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:01 pm


I'd still like some insight into the different Logos on the Mark 2 Pilots ...
The original "W inside C" logo was changed to the Chr Ward version during the life of the C8 Mark II, so you will find examples of both.
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Regarding the vintage hands on the cream MK2 above, CW sold off some C8 MK2 Cream dial watches they found about a year or two ago but fitted Vintage hands to them as they had no stock of the originals.
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Laird wrote:intersting observations Chaps !

I'd still like some insight into the different Logos on the Mark 2 Pilots ...
Only insight into the logos I can offer, is that production of the C8 Pilot MkII spanned the use of the V_1 and V_2 logos.

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My thaks to Downer & Guy for the Logo insight ... :)
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Regarding the vintage hands on the cream MK2 above, CW sold off some C8 MK2 Cream dial watches they found about a year or two ago but fitted Vintage hands to them as they had no stock of the originals.
I bought one of these "parts bin specials" and then sold it to Voignier (Lance). He might have pictures of it.
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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albionphoto wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:01 pm
MiniMpi wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Regarding the vintage hands on the cream MK2 above, CW sold off some C8 MK2 Cream dial watches they found about a year or two ago but fitted Vintage hands to them as they had no stock of the originals.
I bought one of these "parts bin specials" and then sold it to Voignier (Lance). He might have pictures of it.
Fairly certain that was the C5 Handwind that I bought from you Mark....my Dad’s daily wear ever since
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Viognier wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:43 pm
albionphoto wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:01 pm
MiniMpi wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Regarding the vintage hands on the cream MK2 above, CW sold off some C8 MK2 Cream dial watches they found about a year or two ago but fitted Vintage hands to them as they had no stock of the originals.
I bought one of these "parts bin specials" and then sold it to Voignier (Lance). He might have pictures of it.
Fairly certain that was the C5 Handwind that I bought from you Mark....my Dad’s daily wear ever since
Actually Mark you sold it to me :D
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Bugger. My memory seems to have been wiped by the recent Christmas Port fest.
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Bugger. My memory seems to have been wiped by the recent Christmas Port fest.
or the fact you're so smitten with the new CW Black and " Copper" !!

Port would have been worth it though...so darn tasty
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Taylor Fladgate 20 year old Tawny. Yum, especially with a piece of proper stilton and an apple. Heaven.

Black and red gold please. I suppose Black and copper is better than Black and crude oil though.

Is black and copper a type of drink like black and tan? Maybe it would be guiness and cider or guiness and tizer or even guiness and lucozade. None of these sound especially appealing though.
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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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Laird wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:50 am
Agreed - I do like the Mark 1 - especialy in that dial colouring ....

Coincidentally, I've been looking for another Pilot Mark 2 to complement my Cream Dial model ....... and have seen two versions of the CW Logo now, on a Black Dial Mark 2 - one matching mine, with the Logo in a small circle & one with the also familiar CHR.WARD iteration ...

The attached Pic serves to illustrate ....


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I really like these two version of the logo. Very elegant.

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Re: C8 Pilot watch

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StrapMeister wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:01 pm
Viognier wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:43 pm
albionphoto wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:01 pm


I bought one of these "parts bin specials" and then sold it to Voignier (Lance). He might have pictures of it.
Fairly certain that was the C5 Handwind that I bought from you Mark....my Dad’s daily wear ever since
Actually Mark you sold it to me :D
C8_Pilot_MkII_014.JPG
Amazing creamy one :D

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