Broken Ceramic C1000 Typhoon

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Broken Ceramic C1000 Typhoon

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Hi, New Member in search of advice. I have a C1000 Ceramic. I love it. But... I dropped it and the case smashed. I contacted CW and they don't have any replacement cases. I assume that leaves me combing ebay but thought you folk may have greater inspiration as to where I might find a new case? Thanks and Best.
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Re: Broken Ceramic C1000 Typhoon

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Hello and welcome.

I’m sorry about your C1000. As you suspect, eBay may be your best bet.

As an aside, I’d be interested to see a photo of the damage.
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That’s not good :(

Also not good to know that CW don’t have any spares.... :?
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Thanks for your reply. Here's the sad photo
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Ouch. :shock: :shock:

Unfortunately ceramic, in certain circumstances is brittle.

If you are looking for a new case, what will you do when you find it, as most likely it will come as a complete watch?

How about a claim on your Household / Contents insurance and simply buy a replacment (a few more posts and you'll have access to the Forum Sales Corner?

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Ouch! Sorry to see that. Good luck in seeking out a replacement/fix for it. Perhaps a local jeweller could help (when we can see them again of course....)?
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:54 pm
Ouch. :shock: :shock:

Unfortunately ceramic, in certain circumstances is brittle.

If you are looking for a new case, what will you do when you find it, as most likely it will come as a complete watch?

How about a claim on your Household / Contents insurance and simply buy a replacment (a few more posts and you'll have access to the Forum Sales Corner?

Guy

PS> Which dial version do you have Standard, RAF or Cockpit?

Hi, Standard Dial. I was rather hoping I could persuade CW to put the movement in the case if I could find one. I suspect I will have to wait a few years until the movement guarantee has expired) and then cases might appear?
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Thanks All and very nice to meet you.
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Re: Broken Ceramic C1000 Typhoon

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Have you got the broken lug? Maybe there is an appropriate glue? If not maybe the whole movement might fit in a replacement case. At least you rescue something that way.
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I'd second JAFO's comments about repair - think 'outside the box', is there an antiques/ceramic restorer nearby? Ask at a model/hobby shop about suitable glues = modern adhesives can be very effective. It may be that the solution is less expensive than you think.
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That is a problem with cw. Due to the incredibly short life spans of most if not all models each watch comes with a degree of built in obsolescence.
Try and get a new bezel or set of hands never mind a new case in 2 services time!
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This was raised maybe 18 months ago and confirmed by Kip? that CW would retain more parts going forward. Doesn't seem to have happened or be a priority.
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what-time-is-it wrote:This was raised maybe 18 months ago and confirmed by Kip? that CW would retain more parts going forward. Doesn't seem to have happened or be a priority.
Why doesn't it seem to have happened?

There are no reported spares issues on current model watches and the OP's C1000 Typhoon is at least nearly five years old.

Model retired in 2016/04 according to the CWArchive.


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They were still clearing out old stock a couple of years ago were they not? (my 18 mths comment was a guesstimate by the way).
Still poor if you need a part. The OP is basically forced to buy a used watch.
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what-time-is-it wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:36 pm
They were still clearing out old stock a couple of years ago were they not? (my 18 mths comment was a guesstimate by the way).
Still poor if you need a part. The OP is basically forced to buy a used watch.
I agree, this is a CW weakness and they ought to address it to bolster the long term value of the brand as well as customer satisfaction. Eg Omega, Zenith amongst others still have parts and offer restorations for models going back decades and that does make me more inclined to invest.
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