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I'm debating adding a CW to my collection, and the one that has sparked my interest is the C8 Power Reserve in Steel. At $1875 its a significant purchase to me without being able to try one on in person. I like the looks and the fact that it has the CW in house movement. Any one dealt with one of these in person? Any thoughts? Also, what are the odds that the CW newsletter I signed up for will send me a discount code?

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I have had one for two years. Simply, put CWE at its best. If I had to choose just one CW, this would be it. In the last month mine has gained 6 seconds while running continuously, though not necessarily worn, just wound more or less daily. The dial is a work of art, only appreciated in the flesh and the SH21 movement is outstanding, stands toe to toe with anything in the mainstream industry.
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If you can do it, go for it because when you get it in your hands, you'll be totally convinced.

The correct discount code for your location will be on here somewhere, just run a search.
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Hedgehogger wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 am
I'm debating adding a CW to my collection, and the one that has sparked my interest is the C8 Power Reserve in Steel. At $1875 its a significant purchase to me without being able to try one on in person. I like the looks and the fact that it has the CW in house movement. Any one dealt with one of these in person? Any thoughts? Also, what are the odds that the CW newsletter I signed up for will send me a discount code?

Thanks
A shame you are not in the UK (or EU at a push) as I have one for sale at a great price... :D
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H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am
I have had one for two years. Simply, put CWE at its best. If I had to choose just one CW, this would be it. In the last month mine has gained 6 seconds while running continuously, though not necessarily worn, just wound more or less daily. The dial is a work of art, only appreciated in the flesh and the SH21 movement is outstanding, stands toe to toe with anything in the mainstream industry.
IMG_0742.jpg
IMG_0748.jpg
IMG_0760.jpg
IMG_0781.jpg

If you can do it, go for it because when you get it in your hands, you'll be totally convinced.

The correct discount code for your location will be on here somewhere, just run a search.
Thanks H0rati0, that's an extremely helpful reply. Those photos really make me want it even more. What a great watch!

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neilj568 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 am
A shame you are not in the UK (or EU at a push) as I have one for sale at a great price... :D
I sent you a PM, thanks

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Hedgehogger wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:07 am
H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am
I have had one for two years. Simply, put CWE at its best. If I had to choose just one CW, this would be it. In the last month mine has gained 6 seconds while running continuously, though not necessarily worn, just wound more or less daily. The dial is a work of art, only appreciated in the flesh and the SH21 movement is outstanding, stands toe to toe with anything in the mainstream industry.
IMG_0742.jpg
IMG_0748.jpg
IMG_0760.jpg
IMG_0781.jpg

If you can do it, go for it because when you get it in your hands, you'll be totally convinced.

The correct discount code for your location will be on here somewhere, just run a search.
Thanks H0rati0, that's an extremely helpful reply. Those photos really make me want it even more. What a great watch!
I did think they might help :wink:

But seriously, the dial is difficult to appreciate from photos alone, so if you look carefully you'll see that the quarter hours are applied while the rest are recessed at the same level as the sub-dials plus the date window is also multi level and lumed (though the lume is too thin to last long, shame).
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Having looked long, I know of no other aviation watch with sub-dial seconds, PR and altimeter date so when I stumbled on this it was my introduction to CW. No regrets!
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neilj568 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 am
Hedgehogger wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 am
I'm debating adding a CW to my collection, and the one that has sparked my interest is the C8 Power Reserve in Steel. At $1875 its a significant purchase to me without being able to try one on in person. I like the looks and the fact that it has the CW in house movement. Any one dealt with one of these in person? Any thoughts? Also, what are the odds that the CW newsletter I signed up for will send me a discount code?

Thanks
A shame you are not in the UK (or EU at a push) as I have one for sale at a great price... :D
DHL Express can take care of that :thumbup:
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Hedgehogger wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:07 am
H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am
I have had one for two years. Simply, put CWE at its best. If I had to choose just one CW, this would be it. In the last month mine has gained 6 seconds while running continuously, though not necessarily worn, just wound more or less daily. The dial is a work of art, only appreciated in the flesh and the SH21 movement is outstanding, stands toe to toe with anything in the mainstream industry.
IMG_0742.jpg
IMG_0748.jpg
IMG_0760.jpg
IMG_0781.jpg

If you can do it, go for it because when you get it in your hands, you'll be totally convinced.

The correct discount code for your location will be on here somewhere, just run a search.
Thanks H0rati0, that's an extremely helpful reply. Those photos really make me want it even more. What a great watch!
It is certainly the best watch in the current lineup by a country mile
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H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:24 am
I did think they might help :wink:

But seriously, the dial is difficult to appreciate from photos alone, so if you look carefully you'll see that the quarter hours are applied while the rest are recessed at the same level as the sub-dials plus the date window is also multi level and lumed (though the lume is too thin to last long, shame).

_ND14419.jpg

Having looked long, I know of no other aviation watch with sub-dial seconds, PR and altimeter date so when I stumbled on this it was my introduction to CW. No regrets!
You are right that detail really is spectacular!

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I had one briefly and loved everything about it other than the long lug to lug length. The watch felt uncomfortable with a sizeable overhang on my 7"+ wrist so I returned it, with much regret. It's a gorgeous watch - if your wrist can handle it and/or you don't mind a bit of overhang.
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