C60 Blue - The Beast

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Its worth hanging in there for a CW bracelet, if you can.

The 'Beast' is a pretty top heavy watch and the fitted ends of the CW bracelet make a world of difference in holding it steady.

Guy
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Guy is spot on.

I’ve swapped a bracelet onto mine and it’s a world of difference. The bracelet is perfect and luckily I had one on another watch to try out.

The bracelet on eBay won’t go cheap. At the moment of writing, there are 40 watchers. I was interested but I think it’ll go beyond what I would pay on eBay.

Much prefer to buy from inmates.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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JAFO wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:00 pm
So it's a Bergeon 6825 spring bar pliers for about £150 or a chinese copy for about £20 - or even a chinese copy, with Bergeon tips!
Why are Bergeon so bl**dy expensive, and so bl**dy good!

eg
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/184222839121?c ... c494abf465
I bought one of the cheap versions (was more than £20), and nowhere near Bergeon price.

Quality surprisingly good, but I just don’t have the dexterity to use it. I’m all fingers and thumbs. So I used Ryan’s technique to remove and my own ham fisted efforts to attach. Got there in the end with patience.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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There's always loads of watchers on eBay. Not many serious bidders. There rarely are.

With respect to Bergeon pliers, all of this is what makes CW QR bracelets such a wonderful invention.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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JAFO wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:35 pm
There's always loads of watchers on eBay. Not many serious bidders. There rarely are.

With respect to Bergeon pliers, all of this is what makes CW QR bracelets such a wonderful invention.
For sure! With practice the pliers make bracelets much easier but it does take practice. I got these from Amazon. Went with a slightly higher price and am happy with the quality.

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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TheBeatles wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:23 pm
JAFO wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:00 pm
So it's a Bergeon 6825 spring bar pliers for about £150 or a chinese copy for about £20 - or even a chinese copy, with Bergeon tips!
Why are Bergeon so bl**dy expensive, and so bl**dy good!

eg
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/184222839121?c ... c494abf465
I bought one of the cheap versions (was more than £20), and nowhere near Bergeon price.

Quality surprisingly good, but I just don’t have the dexterity to use it. I’m all fingers and thumbs. So I used Ryan’s technique to remove and my own ham fisted efforts to attach. Got there in the end with patience.
Glad it helped Brian.

Now if we could only see a wrist shot :D
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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I too picked up The Beast in the sale. I enquired with customer services if any of the current brackets would fit it. They said 'We do not have any of the Mrk 2 bracelets but we are requesting an order for shoulders'. They said they would contact me when they have further information. I'm assuming the shoulders would make current 22mm braclets compatable.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Bedrock wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:03 pm
I too picked up The Beast in the sale. I enquired with customer services if any of the current brackets would fit it. They said 'We do not have any of the Mrk 2 bracelets but we are requesting an order for shoulders'. They said they would contact me when they have further information. I'm assuming the shoulders would make current 22mm braclets compatable.

Interesting to know, cheers for that one.
Please keep us informed if/when you hear again.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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For those asking about strap options, some pics of the beast in various straps and mesh here:

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app



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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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baldrick wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 am
For those asking about strap options, some pics of the beast in various straps and mesh here:

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app



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Many thanks Baldrick. Exactly the info I was looking for..!

I have a superb strap option en-route, however I wouldnt have looked at a mesh. Im really surprised how well it looks on mesh.
I think the pick of the bunch may be the Citizen strap, which really is one I wouldnt have even considered.

Already having a couple of Steve-O straps, im looking in to one of those also.

Cheers.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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This is one HECK of a watch. I have worn it every waking minute since Sunday afternoon. Wondering if I should also look for the bracelet for it but I have to say I enjoy it on a blue Barton rubber strap and have and also on a black strap I just got in yesterday.

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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I presume the c60 bracelets are the same except for the shoulders,

I actually have the C65, but with the C65, there is a normal pin (I assume pin and collar) joining the shoulder to the bracelet, so I imagine they could be changed easily enough. Maybe they could also get a generic squared shoulder, so bracelets could fit any watch with that lug width.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Its worth hanging in there for a CW bracelet, if you can.

The 'Beast' is a pretty top heavy watch and the fitted ends of the CW bracelet make a world of difference in holding it steady.

Guy
When I bought the “Beast”. It came on the thinner blue/orange hybrid V2. As I also have the thicker V1, I tried this to see if this would hold up better.

I can report that the V1 is definitely a better fit than the thinner V2 hybrid due to it’s heavier feel.

Although, as Guy says, the bracelet is the best of the 3 options.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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TheBeatles wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:08 pm
All done.

Bracelet on The Beast. Blue/Orange hybrid on the Blue/Blue C60.

My thanks to Ryan for his tips on removing the bracelet and,

Guy, for his advice regarding the compatibility of the bracelet.

I could go on, but it’ll start sounding like an Oscar acceptance speech.
Then there'll be floods of tears, wobbling chins, yawns of boredom from the audience and your waterproof mascara will be all over the place :lol: :lol: :lol: You'll never replace a bracelet looking like that! :wave:
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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TheBeatles wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:08 pm
All done.

Bracelet on The Beast. Blue/Orange hybrid on the Blue/Blue C60.

My thanks to Ryan for his tips on removing the bracelet and,

Guy, for his advice regarding the compatibility of the bracelet.

I could go on, but it’ll start sounding like an Oscar acceptance speech.
Oohh. What about drifting into Golden Cleric mode. :D
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