C60 Lympstone

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C60 Lympstone

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This one out now

https://www.christopherward.com/militar ... K0-HK.html

All I can say is......nice.....

I have one of the limited edition Seiko Blue Alpinist watches. Its a nice watch but still pretty dainty. This watch is such a better built unit for the same task.

I hope someday there is a stainless version with a bracelet. But for now.....nice.

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To clarify the details the case is stainless with a gunmetal finish.
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Meh.
Wish they'd check the blurb instead of the usual copy and paste .Image

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ddav wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Meh.
Wish they'd check the blurb instead of the usual copy and paste .Image

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I like the case back with the RM cap badge engraving. The rest, not so much.

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I wonder if it'll have a ghost date position with the crown at 2? or have they modified the movement...

On second thoughts, this question also applies to the other non-date military watches; Dartmouth, Sandhurst, etc. DO they have the ghost date position with the crown?
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No ghost position on the Dartmouth. They must have modified the 200-1 to completely remove the date function.

EDIT: Looked through the other manuals and they don't show a ghost position either.
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The date is well camouflaged, that’s all.
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rkovars wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:48 pm
No ghost position on the Dartmouth. They must have modified the 200-1 to completely remove the date function.

EDIT: Looked through the other manuals and they don't show a ghost position either.
Same for the C65 Cranwell... no ghost position for the date either :thumbup:
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I like it.

Does being ex-Army qualify for me to buy one?

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Guy, you hardly need a reason

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:23 pm
I like it.

Does being ex-Army qualify for me to buy one?

Guy
Weird isn't it, I really like both this watch and the C65 Sandhurst (which you have), but I think I would just feel weird wearing either with another service insignia on it, as opposed to the C65 Cranwell which I now wear daily, and feel comfortable wearing it (being a RAFC Cranwell graduate from 1988).

If I had no connection with the military in any way, I'd be happy to wear any of them (as a "homage" perhaps), as they're just great watches.

Reality, I don't think anybody really cares, they're not military issue watches anyway (secretly wishes he'd been able to keep his issued Seiko Gen 1 Chrono :lol: ), so just wear what we want because we like the watch :thumbup:
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Placed an order today as it's a great outdoors / adventure watch for me. Just have to wait for probably 3-4 weeks. Came to US$ 830 (ordered in GBP) after promo code. Unfortunately just over the $800 duty-free limit but that's ok.

Love everything about it: gun metal PVD case, brushed ceramic outer bezel, inner compass bezel, carbon dial, chronometer, 42mm, logo at 12, no date, under the radar.

The Royal Marines and Lympstone bit doesn't have any meaning for me but is pretty cool nonetheless.
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nordwulf wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Placed an order today as it's a great outdoors / adventure watch for me. Just have to wait for probably 3-4 weeks. Came to US$ 830 (ordered in GBP) after promo code. Unfortunately just over the $800 duty-free limit but that's ok.

Love everything about it: gun metal PVD case, brushed ceramic outer bezel, inner compass bezel, carbon dial, chronometer, 42mm, logo at 12.

The Royal Marines and Lympstone bit doesn't have any meaning for me but is pretty cool nonetheless.
Interested to hear your opinion on it once you've got it and had a chance to give it a go :clap:

Agree, it does look a really cool watch and with some unique features :thumbup:
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It's actually pretty good value as well, only US$ 155 / GBP 130 more than a regular C60. COSC certification and movement usually already is a US$ 100 up charge by itself.
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