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The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by downer » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:07 pm

Recently I bought a watch from sales corner. It was sold at a bargain price - because the seller was passing on the bargain. The seller was Welshlad.

The watch (a 2011 C5 Aviator Mark II) has certainly been around. It has belonged to several forum members - including atnits, stefs, UncleDIcky, Welshlad and now me. At one point the bezel was polished, but it since been re-brushed to a very acceptable finish.

Anyway, I tend to prefer watches on bracelets, I mentioned the watch to... Guy (Bahnstormer_Vrs) who looked into his (copious) strap inventories and happily sent me a C5 bracelet in exchange for a charitable donation.

When sending the bracelet, Guy warned me that it may be a touch too small - and it was. It fitted but it was snug - both on my wrist and to get over my hand...

So, I put out a WTB for an additional link, and fortunately, Chris (Lavaine) responded and generously sent a link from Canada.

The result:

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A very wearable C5 Aviator Mark II on original bracelet. Of course, this watch also suits a leather strap so I expect it will change from time to time.

I'd like to thank all those involved for the generous spirit of the forum and should I ever part company with this watch, I will continue the goodwill by selling at the price I bought from Steve (Welshlad). :thumbup:
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Paul Drawmer » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:23 pm

That watch looks bloody lovely. I really think that some of CW's early stuff was very, very good.

A BIG :thumbup: to all concerned.
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:26 pm

It great to read a story of positivity and goodwill amongst all the negative stuff in the world these days.

The watch looks absolutely fantastic in your photos and it speaks a lot about the guys in question to help you out.
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Post by nbg » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:29 pm

A classic CW combined with classy behaviour by all those involved. :thumbup:

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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by H0rati0 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:32 pm

What a pleasure to hear. A great thing to be part of such a community.

Nice watch and cool to pull it all together!
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Soporsche » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:41 pm

That community spirit is what the forum is all about to me. Great end result too!
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by scooter » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:13 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The C5 Aviator Mark II remains one of the best watches that CW has ever produced.

It's also great to hear of another feel good Forum story.

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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Viognier » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:18 pm

Great watch and classy post acknowledging Steve, Guy and Chris!

Hats off to all for the forum comradery!!
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by rweissen » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:06 pm

Nice to read something positive. Great looking watch BTW!

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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Thermexman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:41 pm

Great to hear this sort of thing. Nice watch too!
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:00 pm

Fantastic Richard :D
Despite all the doom and gloom around, reading a thread like this really restores your faith in the forum spirit...well done all :thumbup:
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by downer » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:20 pm

Forgot to add the wrist shot...

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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:36 pm

Outstanding !
Well done to all, a great watch that will continue to be appreciated now.
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by welshlad » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:43 am

Looking good, Richard! I'm glad I was able to help out. :thumbup:
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Re: The forum spirit is alive and well

Post by Lavaine » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:53 am

Looks great on the wrist Richard. It was my pleasure to send along the extra link. I've been the recipient of forum generosity in the past, and it was nice to have to opportunity to do the same for another forumite.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. The C5 Aviator Mark II remains one of the best watches that CW has ever produced.

It's also great to hear of another feel good Forum story.

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