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Question about limited editions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:48 pm
by J0EMI
I am interested in purchasing the C65 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition seen here -

https://www.christopherward.com/retro-d ... K1-VK.html

It says that it is available for pre order for early November, but I have since realised that this watch actually came out about a year ago, so my question is, since this is a 500 piece limited edition, is the pre order simply for a new batch, and 500 haven't sold yet?

Thank you for any help.

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:46 pm
by Thermexman
Yes, you are correct. They only build them in small batches to keep up with orders. It is entirely possible that they may not complete all 500, if orders dry up. They wouldn’t make more than the 500 though.

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:53 pm
by J0EMI
Thank you for your reply, it had puzzled me. Looking forward to ordering my first CW watch, and exciting to know that only a small few in the world will share the same watch making it unique.

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 pm
by JAFO
By the way, I have the "standard" bronze with a blue hybrid strap, and really enjoy wearing it. That ombre special looks fantastic. I am sure you will enjoy it for many years to come.

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:07 pm
by J0EMI
I am excited to see the unique patina developing over time, I like the 'rustic' worn look personally. Good to know you're enjoying yours 👍🏼

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:01 am
by Lawrence
I have one, it's fantastic. I love it.

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 am
by J0EMI
Lawrence wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:01 am
I have one, it's fantastic. I love it.
Would you be able to tell me how durable the bezel and bronze is? I know the case is bronze, but with the bezel being what is described as anodised aluminium I am a bit worried about scratching it, as I am looking to get a new 'everyday' watch that I can wear to work. I'm not too sure how well the bezel would fair against knocks and scrapes, or whether it would in actual fact enhance the vintage look of the watch should it get any marks on it.

Thanks!

Re: Question about limited editions

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:08 pm
by Lawrence
I now have 4 ~ C65's with the aluminum bezel. I cannot see any marks or scuffs and I've had two of them for at least 3 years. They are all fine. Two are stainless and two bronze. The bronze on the blue SH21 has developed a more traditional patina while the ombre has not gone too dark and it still gold like.

I don't do hard labour with them on and only use them around home, work/travel (when we used to travel) and social occasions.

Hope this helps.