Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

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Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm

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The HRDC is now in overflow ... I have the key COSC models and all but the DBR1/2 watch (not counting Montecarlo or RAF variants)
|C70s - not DBR1 COSC/AM100 |C7 'BlueBird' |C7 IRR COSC |C7 BRG LE |C7 Rapide Mk2 COSC |C7 COSC Valjoux |C3 Blue GT |C4 Phoenix |C8 Pilots M1&2 |C60 316L Yellow |C8 UTC |C60 Trident GMT |C60 Trident Valjoux |C65 Classic Rose |C50 Day-Date COSC |

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:28 pm

Great C70 collection and you must be chauffed to have the Cunningham stripe finally.
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:18 pm

:shock: wow...fantastic collection :thumbup:
C60 FLE (Red JAG); C60 Trident 316L LE (Orange, Blue/Orange, Yellow, Black/Yellow); C60 Ombre LE.
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:27 pm

Great sub-collection.

Any intentions of getting the C7 IRR and BRG (or are they in another box already)?

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:24 am

Guy - which DBR C70 do you have ?

Yep - so far 6 C7s - would like a Black dial Mk2 next ....
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|C70s - not DBR1 COSC/AM100 |C7 'BlueBird' |C7 IRR COSC |C7 BRG LE |C7 Rapide Mk2 COSC |C7 COSC Valjoux |C3 Blue GT |C4 Phoenix |C8 Pilots M1&2 |C60 316L Yellow |C8 UTC |C60 Trident GMT |C60 Trident Valjoux |C65 Classic Rose |C50 Day-Date COSC |

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by H0rati0 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:19 am

Wow, that's some serious collecting going on!
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:31 pm


Laird wrote:Guy - which DBR C70 do you have ?
Standard non-COSC, non TMB Art Metal, LE ###/500 version, DBR1.

Early one with the missing '87'. Image

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by tikkathree » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:23 am

Well done, well done!
Do you have a favourite? Of teh C70's I think the Ascari was my favourite and I still think the near-total absence of lume on the C7IRR was a mistake: pretty hands but not practical enough.
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:18 pm

@TikkaThree ....

The 'Cunningham Stripe' C70 US just bumped the Ascari off its pedestal for me ...

Have to agree about the C7IRR .... altho its never really a problem given I never look at it at night !


@Guy - Thx - had forgotten that wee anomaly with the DBR !
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 pm

A couple of great boxes there, though I definitely prefer the C70s. I can see the attraction of the Cunningham, but the Ascari is still the prettiest.
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 am

Steve - which Ascari is the better ?

[Ignoring the lack of cosmetics on the original !]


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A couple of great boxes there, though I definitely prefer the C70s. I can see the attraction of the Cunningham, but the Ascari is still the prettiest.
|C70s - not DBR1 COSC/AM100 |C7 'BlueBird' |C7 IRR COSC |C7 BRG LE |C7 Rapide Mk2 COSC |C7 COSC Valjoux |C3 Blue GT |C4 Phoenix |C8 Pilots M1&2 |C60 316L Yellow |C8 UTC |C60 Trident GMT |C60 Trident Valjoux |C65 Classic Rose |C50 Day-Date COSC |

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:54 am

Well, I have the COSC, and I think the yellow on the tachymeter scale really makes it. Plus it looks a deeper yellow.
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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:01 am

Yes, having 'full face' yellow is the better option ...

My old orginal actually looks a lot better after a service late last year - CWL gave it a mini-refurb, and somehow even the bezel looks better !
|C70s - not DBR1 COSC/AM100 |C7 'BlueBird' |C7 IRR COSC |C7 BRG LE |C7 Rapide Mk2 COSC |C7 COSC Valjoux |C3 Blue GT |C4 Phoenix |C8 Pilots M1&2 |C60 316L Yellow |C8 UTC |C60 Trident GMT |C60 Trident Valjoux |C65 Classic Rose |C50 Day-Date COSC |

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Re: Laird 11Jul19 .... a few C70s

Post by Laird » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:56 pm

Bought a C70 RAF 'Ad Astra' over the w/end - not strictly a MotorSport model in the same vein, but a good placeholder for when I eventually get a C70 DBR1/2 COSC !

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|C70s - not DBR1 COSC/AM100 |C7 'BlueBird' |C7 IRR COSC |C7 BRG LE |C7 Rapide Mk2 COSC |C7 COSC Valjoux |C3 Blue GT |C4 Phoenix |C8 Pilots M1&2 |C60 316L Yellow |C8 UTC |C60 Trident GMT |C60 Trident Valjoux |C65 Classic Rose |C50 Day-Date COSC |

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