CW C65 Super Compressor Review

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Take it to your local watchmaker and have them put it on a timegrapher. That way you can confirm whether you got a bad movement. Just be sure to specify up front that they must not open the case.
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I'd like to add that your vegetable tanned strap looks fantastic on the SC. Would you be kind enough to share the source for the strap.
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Leon O wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:04 am
I'd like to add that your vegetable tanned strap looks fantastic on the SC. Would you be kind enough to share the source for the strap.
Agreed! That’s a great looking strap.
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Leon O wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:50 am
Take it to your local watchmaker and have them put it on a timegrapher. That way you can confirm whether you got a bad movement. Just be sure to specify up front that they must not open the case.
I have my own timegrapher, that's how I know about it's poor accuracy
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Leon O wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:04 am
I'd like to add that your vegetable tanned strap looks fantastic on the SC. Would you be kind enough to share the source for the strap.
It was a cheap strap purchased on ebay. It looks fantastic, however the quality is poor, and I have now had a refund for it. I am currently negotiotaing on something else.
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however the quality is poor, and I have now had a refund for it. I am currently negotiotaing on something else.
Of course! :lol: I almost did a spit take upon reading this. Let me head over the straps forum to read the review now.
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jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:16 pm
however the quality is poor, and I have now had a refund for it. I am currently negotiotaing on something else.
Of course! :lol: I almost did a spit take upon reading this. Let me head over the straps forum to read the review now.
any suggestions on a good strap supplier?
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Wiggles wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:19 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:16 pm
however the quality is poor, and I have now had a refund for it. I am currently negotiotaing on something else.
Of course! :lol: I almost did a spit take upon reading this. Let me head over the straps forum to read the review now.
any suggestions on a good strap supplier?
I guess it would depend on price point. I’ve been pleased with the few I’ve picked up at an inexpensive to moderate price point from Watchgecko and Barton’s. The one Hirsch strap I’ve purchased has been outstanding and worth the price of admission. They now come with quick release pins as standard, I believe. And you can’t go wrong with CW’s offerings.

A number of people one here could recommend some bespoke makers to you (forum members I think?), but I have no experience with them.
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jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:16 pm
Of course! :lol: I almost did a spit take upon reading this. Let me head over the straps forum to read the review now.
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jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:32 pm
Wiggles wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:19 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:16 pm


Of course! :lol: I almost did a spit take upon reading this. Let me head over the straps forum to read the review now.
any suggestions on a good strap supplier?
I guess it would depend on price point. I’ve been pleased with the few I’ve picked up at an inexpensive to moderate price point from Watchgecko and Barton’s. The one Hirsch strap I’ve purchased has been outstanding and worth the price of admission. They now come with quick release pins as standard, I believe. And you can’t go wrong with CW’s offerings.

A number of people one here could recommend some bespoke makers to you (forum members I think?), but I have no experience with them.
Thanks, I have actually just ordered a vintage Horween strap. Somewhat more expensive than the last one, but looks excellent
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tdIAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
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Wiggles wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:52 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:32 pm
Wiggles wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:19 pm


any suggestions on a good strap supplier?
I guess it would depend on price point. I’ve been pleased with the few I’ve picked up at an inexpensive to moderate price point from Watchgecko and Barton’s. The one Hirsch strap I’ve purchased has been outstanding and worth the price of admission. They now come with quick release pins as standard, I believe. And you can’t go wrong with CW’s offerings.

A number of people one here could recommend some bespoke makers to you (forum members I think?), but I have no experience with them.
Thanks, I have actually just ordered a vintage Horween strap. Somewhat more expensive than the last one, but looks excellent
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tdIAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/g-4AAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
With the Horween I ordered from Barton, I had hoped of higher quality, given its Horween. But at the price point I really can’t complain. It’s my favorite strap at the moment. I’ll have to wait and see how it holds up over time.
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Thanks for the review!

Since I’m borderline OCD with watches keeping time well within their parameters I’m now only considering the chronometer grade CW.
For the money this timekeeper is rather underwhelming.

But the looks...
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^^^I wouldn't base it on this one review if I were you. Try to gather a wider base of opinion, perhaps?
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Topdude wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Thanks for the review!

Since I’m borderline OCD with watches keeping time well within their parameters I’m now only considering the chronometer grade CW.
For the money this timekeeper is rather underwhelming.

But the looks...
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:12 pm
^^^I wouldn't base it on this one review if I were you. Try to gather a wider base of opinion, perhaps?
I have 12 CWs and the max SPD gain is +8s. Definitely worth looking wider than a single review
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Topdude wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Thanks for the review!

Since I’m borderline OCD with watches keeping time well within their parameters I’m now only considering the chronometer grade CW.
For the money this timekeeper is rather underwhelming.

But the looks...
I have ten. Two run at top end of tolerance (+15spd). The rest at the other end. My SC runs at +3spd and my C65 GMT (With a Sellita SW330) runs at +1spd. If you like it, buy it. Nothing to lose. If it runs at +20spd and you can't live with it, you can send it back, no questions asked.
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