CWL of the day

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm

scooter wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:41 pm
I can remember when the 2009 C2 FLE was one of the most sought after watches that CW produced.

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It was produced before my time on the forum and is not often seen, and I've seen one only once before when Helix Von Smelix (Gary) wore his to the Vulcan GTG a few years ago, but I was immediately impressed.

Strangely, the one I now have, #092/100, does not have any record of who the original owner was on the Forum 2009 FLE - database
Deployant Dave wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
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Bit of a rarity I believe, hot foot from the Sales Corner.

C2 Lido 2009 FLE

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It may only be 40mm, but somehow feels larger. :D

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Now that is near perfect.
Cheers.

There is more info on the watch in the 2009 - Forum LE sub-forum.

Thegreyman wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:43 pm

That looks great Guy, good pick up
Thank you Patrick.

I've often quite fancied one, but strangely not the regular C2/C20. Additionally, I concluded a sale of my Orange Samurai to one of the gents on the CWE Group (who had picked up on a comment I had made, I'd not listed it there) to pay for it.

All likely a case of 'right place, right time'.

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Love it !
Congratulations Guy ;)
A fantastic addition to your already great collection mate.
Cheers Ferg.

Means I now have the C2 - 2009, C9 - 2011, and C60 - 2012 (both) FLEs. Think I'm going to rest there.


Now; what to wear for tomorrow and #TridentThursday?

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by watchaholic » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Chris375 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:36 am
G1DRP wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:20 am
Thegreyman wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 am

When you say you "killed" it, what kind of damage did you do to it?
Apparently the impact broke a screw inside the watch, which is ridiculous because there were no marks on my wrist. They want £30 to repair it which, although it's nothing compared to the cost of the watch, I am reluctant to pay it. In my opinion, it's a sports watch and it should be more resilient. It's been in for repair since mid December 2018 and I really don't want it back to be honest. I couldn't bring myself to sell it on because it could happen to the next owner.

I do like CW's watches but, this will be my first and last CW watch.
If you smacked it into a door frame and CW only want £30 to fix it then I think that is a decent outcome. If you have the Trident Chrono auto, that's an expensive watch. Is it not cutting off your nose to spite your face not to get it fixed?

I suspect plenty of watches might not survive a similar bangs, the build quality and internals of CW I'm sure stand comparison with competitors e.g. movements are not unique to CW.
You do have a point, I probably am cutting my nose to spite my face but, I have lost faith in the watch. There is an ISO standard for shock resistance and I have copied the basic outline from Wikipedia and pasted it below;

The International Organization for Standardization issued a standard for shock-resistant watches, which many countries have adopted. ISO 1413 Horology—Shock-resistant watches specifies the minimum requirements and describes the corresponding method of test. It is intended to allow homologation tests rather than the individual control of all watches of a production batch. It is based on the simulation of the shock received by a watch on falling accidentally from a height of 1 m on to a horizontal hardwood surface.

In practice shock resistance is generally tested by applying two shocks (one on the 9 o'clock side, and one to the crystal and perpendicular to the face). The shock is usually delivered by a hard plastic hammer mounted as a pendulum, so as to deliver a measured amount of energy, specifically, a 3 kg hammer with an impact velocity of 4.43 m/s (This will deliver approximately 30 Joules of energy to the watch). The watch must keep its accuracy to +/- 60 seconds/day as measured before the test
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Ian,

I understand your frustration but as the ISO standard you have copied across it does state that it allows tests on certain numbers of watches and not all watches produced in the batch. It could be that your watch might have had a flaw in the production of the screw (which broke). In my opinion, for what it's worth, maybe pay for the repair as it is only £30 then if it happens again then possibly cut your losses.

Just a thought,

Cheers,
Chris
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Interesting topic, as I have been wondering for some time, where the C Ward family lands on this whole issue of shock resistance. I currently own a C8 Flyer PR and a C60 ACAN, neither of which is marked "shock protected", nor is much said on the website about this. Is the testing you have described the same as the din 8308 as described on the Damasko website? I have always known that any mechanical watch is a VERY delicate mechanism, and because the smack into a doorframe didn't leave a mark on your arm is no reason to believe it was the watches fault. Still doesn't answer the question of shock protection within C Ward as a whole.
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Re: CWL of the day

Post by TigerChris » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:25 pm

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Now; what to wear for tomorrow and #TridentThursday?
Has to be the proto chrono I reckon :thumbup: (and I still have no clue how it never made production)

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Post by scooter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:48 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Strangely, the one I now have, #092/100, does not have any record of who the original owner was on the Forum 2009 FLE - database
Only 35 of the 100 were ever catalogued for the ownership thread.

Talking of Gary, when I sold mine for £450 Peteo from the States was desperate to buy it. Despite his pleas I was adamant that I would not send it overseas.

Eventually Gary took pity on him and contacted me to say that he would buy it and send it over to Pete. I packaged it, sent it to Gary who simply readdressed it and posted it abroad.

He didn't even open the package to check it was actually in the box.

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:50 am

TigerChris wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
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Now; what to wear for tomorrow and #TridentThursday?
Has to be the proto chrono I reckon Image (and I still have no clue how it never made production)
Thanks for helping me out Chris.

No more excuse needed.

#TridentThursday

I have a few jobs to do today and will be out and about too, which is fine as I'm always happy to wear the Protochrono anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

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Re: CWL of the day

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by atnits » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 pm

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Excellent colour-matching :thumbup:

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Re: CWL of the day

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atnits wrote:
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Excellent colour-matching :thumbup:

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by atnits » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:40 pm

^^ quote fail :?

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by TigerChris » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:50 am
TigerChris wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm

Now; what to wear for tomorrow and #TridentThursday?
Has to be the proto chrono I reckon Image (and I still have no clue how it never made production)
Thanks for helping me out Chris.

No more excuse needed.

#TridentThursday

I have a few jobs to do today and will be out and about too, which is fine as I'm always happy to wear the Protochrono anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

Image

Image

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Looking as fantastic as ever there, Guy. Glad to be of assistance :D :thumbup:

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:20 pm

C65 MK1 LE for the first day of four days of Tridents 8)

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:58 pm

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C65 MK1 LE for the first day of four days of Tridents 8)

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That is a most gorgeous and absolutely stunning photo, Ferg. :clap: :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing the next three days.

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Re: CWL of the day

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Re: CWL of the day

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Cheers Guy ;)
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