Compressor in the wild!

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Disruptive design! :wtf:
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A more pertinent observation is that the minute hand completely obscures the markings on the dial as it reaches right out to the bezel. This is fine as the bezel markings align perfectly, and your eye is drawn to them when quickly glancing, that is, until you move the bezel! Then it’s a bit less accurate to read the exact minute and at a quick glance you can misread the time? No worse than a watch with no seconds markings but worth noting.
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I'm just ... kinda sad. I love this design, love the color, love the pops of orange, love the whole super compressor retro aesthetic that's ACTUALLY a super compressor. Mine is due to arrive tomorrow or Tuesday and I fear the first thing my eyes will go to on the dial is ... that text. I had so many macro photo ideas! Planning to wait and see and remind myself that slightly misaligned text on my new 1K watch a GREAT problem to have nowadays!
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If it was a Rolex the off-centre printing would make it worth a fortune in 20 years time!
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Thermexman wrote:
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It’s definitely “out”. Not so noticeable in reality though as it’s teeny tiny writing!

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Bravo to CW with another great design. Reasonably priced too. The website says the Sellita movement ‘boasts a date wheel’. Not here it doesn’t. Oh well.


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I like it. I may be swayed - option from the left field. Need to see the fit of the bracelet to the case (end lugs). Maybe ask for a virtual appointment.


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Notwithstanding that this watch isn’t for me.

Is it just me, or are we really discussing the acceptance of a £1000 watch with alignment problems?

OCD or not, surely it’s unacceptable?

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Come on, for a brand with the logo at 9 o’clock you can expect the text was aligned to the left of space it’s printed?

I did not see it before. They will either adjust it or it does not bother me. I like the overall look of the watch and think it’s a very interesting proposition. Faults can be fixed, like the character of the watch.


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When I First saw the compressor in the magazine I thought it would be very controversial watch. For me it is just too out there and trying to be too overtly masculine. However in the photos posted on this thread on a real wrist It looks less bling than I thought. Much the same as the new Marines watch, I don’t think I could carry off a watch like this but I have to admit it looks pretty good.

I am guessing (and this is a question to the senior forum members) thT the production of this sort of watch is something of a badge of honour for a serous watch maker to achieve?
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Sorry about the spelling mistakes.
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markee wrote:
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Sorry about the spelling mistakes.
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Qubo wrote:
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I like it. I may be swayed - option from the left field. Need to see the fit of the bracelet to the case (end lugs). Maybe ask for a virtual appointment.


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Really nice watch and some great photos- love that blue colour too
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OKAY..... WHO'S GOT THE OTHER COLOUR?

The browny blacky coloury colour?
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