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Re: C60 Lympstone

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nordwulf wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:37 pm
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.
The COSC certified/grade movement appeals to me too, I'm getting fantastic timekeeping from my C65 Cranwell at +1 sec p/d. Plus I know it's been discussed a thousand times, but I really do think the logo at 12 works for me :thumbup:

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One says stainless steel with with a gun metal finish and one says pvd.. The same or different?
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:The date is well camouflaged, that’s all.
Ahaha exactly

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$1000 USD for a certified Chronometer dive/field watch is a pretty good deal.



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TigerChris wrote:
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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They also state in the blurb it has a countdown bezel but unless I have missed something that bezel looks like a normal timer bezel, ie count up!
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I think this is superb. Not keen on plated steel in general but this really works for me. I like that each dial will be unique too. I don't know how the compass function works on a filthy grey August day but I reckon you could bivi down and pass the time until the sun comes out again day-dreaming about being a real commando with this on your wrist.
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Hmmmm a C60 with no date - it’s what I’ve been looking for since I joined this forum. However I feel that I couldn’t wear it as I’m not a Bootneck.

The watch it’s self does not say “Lean green fighting machine” to me, where is the Lovet green of the Royals hard won beret? The “commando danger” of their shoulder flashes? I think there will be some disappointed Royals looking at that and thinking rude things about CWL.
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:21 am
The watch it’s self does not say “Lean green fighting machine” to me, where is the Lovet green of the Royals hard won beret? The “commando danger” of their shoulder flashes?
Interesting, I wonder how it would look with green used for the highlight colour instead of orange for the second hand/dial.
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As a former RM Commando, I must admit I am a little disappointed with this watch.

If the compass was able to stay on "North" that would be a "different" look at things as a gimmick

I would have liked an option on a stainless steel rather than black case

Having the Commando dagger on the rear case would have also opened it up to "Pongo" and "Matelow " commandos, may have also left space for a unit number like "40" "42" or "45" as us modern guys had only those 3 units straight out of basic training.

The G and L badge does suit bandsmen/women so good there

Maybe like also suggested a dark/green face could have worked, but you can't please everyone

not sure I will buy one, shame, very proud to have been one of the "proper" Marines :)
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jimbo wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Having the Commando dagger on the rear case would have also opened it up to "Pongo" and "Matelow " commandos...
That did make me smile, Jimbo! :D

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My mum’s brother Doug was too young to serve in the war, but had done National Service later in the Army. My father’s nickname for him, naturally, was Pongo.

None of which I understood when I was small, but I just became used to their greeting whenever they met: Morning Pongo...Morning Bluenose!

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jimbo wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:56 pm


Having the Commando dagger on the rear case would have also opened it up to "Pongo" and "Matelow " commandos, may have also left space for a unit number like "40" "42" or "45" as us modern guys had only those 3 units straight out of basic training.
I’ve my “Dolphins” which trump your green ferret Royal. Dolphin 38.

Now on to the watch. Think a green forged carbon dial would look good and replace the plain second hand with a Commando dagger shaped one. At 0500 this morning I was trying to think what watch it reminds me of and I think it’s the EB Horton. Not as rugged but the look is similar. As for getting 40/42 or 45 on the watch CWL does offer a good engraving service.
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Agreed that it's a lovely and, according to the bumf, suitably tough. but I do wish it had a date.
I appreciate that Royal Marines probably don't need to know if it's the 11th or 12th when they are storming a pillbox, but the rest of us do. (Because we're just paying bills and working out when payday is).
Anyway, I like it, and could someone please, in layman's terms, explain how to work the inner compass. Ta.
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hadon2525 wrote:
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...and could someone please, in layman's terms, explain how to work the inner compass. Ta.
In the northern hemisphere, orient the hour hand to point towards the direction of the sun. Then turn the inner ring until due south splits the difference between the hour hand and 12 on the dial. Now the cardinal directions are roughly oriented. If you’re in an area observing daylight savings time, you got to use standard time for this.*
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jimbo wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:56 pm
As a former RM Commando, I must admit I am a little disappointed with this watch.

Maybe like also suggested a dark/green face could have worked, but you can't please everyone

not sure I will buy one, shame, very proud to have been one of the "proper" Marines :)
Also as a former RM Commando I have to mostly agree with Jimbo. I have been looking forward to this release, but now I've seen it I'm on the fence as to whether I would buy it. There are other RM options out there such as Bremont (more expensive) and Citizen (less expensive). The compass doesn't do much for me. If I wanted a watch with a compass that is not digital, I would get a Seiko Alpinist for a lot less money. I like the overall look of the watch, kind of like a mechanical G-shock, but don't know if it speaks RM to me enough to buy one as a special watch to commemorate my time in the Royal Marines, which is what I was hoping for. A standard C60 with the same design, colorway, and DLC case, with no chronometer movement or compass would be a nice watch for less money. I'll have to let this one marinate for a while.

Following on to what Jimbo said about proper Marines. As I now live in the USA I have a lot of friends who are former USMC. I would always tell them that RM stands for Real Marines :)
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I dunno. It's COSC, it's good value, especially with a voucher code, but it looks like some other "rugged" watch and much though I really want to like it I'm not getting the CW signature look. Yet!
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