C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by nordwulf » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:34 pm

welshlad wrote:
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andyboy wrote:
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I like the hybrid strap. Anyone know if that's likely to be released as a standalone strap for purchase?
Yes it will be. But only after the initial wave of demand for the watch has settled down. Probably in a month or two, I would guess.
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by what-time-is-it » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:38 pm

andyboy wrote:
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I like the hybrid strap. Anyone know if that's likely to be released as a standalone strap for purchase?
On the watch page, pretend to buy the watch, but before you 'Add to basket', go to options and add a spare strap - then Add to basket - go to checkout, delete the watch but keep the spare.

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Mikkei4 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:45 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:09 pm
I suppose it depends to some extent on one’s visual acuity, but it strikes me that the contrast between the date wheel background and the dial provides for better reading. The same is true, I think, of my C60 Trident GMT in the reverse combination:
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And I quite like it, even though I normally prefer matching date wheels.
All down to personal choice and how you see the dial as a whole.
Interestingly it's the MK2 Tridents that have the opposite colour of date wheel to dial but on the Mk3 and other newer releases CW have gone with same colour on date wheel and dial, unless of course you count the black date wheel on blue dials.

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by CBMVic20 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:12 am

I was excited to see this; at last, a white dial Trident with legible hands, indices and a splash of colour.

Then I saw those awful squared off hands which are about as useful as a wooden spoon for telling the time.

Is it 10:37 or 10:38? God only knows. As for setting the time accurately, forget it unless you have no OCD and the visual acuity of a hawk to exactly line up the middle of the hand with the centre of an index.

Bring back the onions I say!

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Markornot » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:15 am

CBMVic20 wrote:
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Bring back the onions I say!
Hear, hear! :lol:
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by 0uatiOW » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:50 am

^^ Agree on the hands. I like a pointy hand, the sharper the better. The cricket bats are a bit podgy for my personal taste.
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Devarika Woulf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:22 am

I've got to say the hybrid strap really makes this watch something more than the bracelet. The bracelet makes it sterile... but that strap! The black/orange seamlessly sing with the rest of the watch making it POP and giving a high-end traveler look. It even helps soften the date... a little.

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:10 pm

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by jmarchitect » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm

It's a lazy use of some standard parts and some new that let this piece down. The white dial and black handset are great but the mismatched indices make it less successful.

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by welshlad » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:26 pm


jmarchitect wrote:but the mismatched indices make it less successful.
How are the indices mismatched, John? They are white with black edging, like the hands, so seem to match to me. Or am I missing something?

It looked great to me this afternoon at the GTG. The best C65 yet to my mind (possibly other than the two SH21 C65s).
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by StrapMeister » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Looked great to me too this afternoon :thumbup:
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Devarika Woulf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:07 pm

welshlad wrote:
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jmarchitect wrote:but the mismatched indices make it less successful.
How are the indices mismatched, John? They are white with black edging, like the hands, so seem to match to me. Or am I missing something?
That's news to us because the photos and description made it seem the indices were steel. But the pictures posted today confirm they are indeed black like the hands. CW really need better photographers; I'm not the first to say that.

Anyway, it does look pretty good. And I guess the black date goes with the indices, but I still would have preferred it be white.
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Toph » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:50 am

jmarchitect wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
It's a lazy use of some standard parts and some new that let this piece down. The white dial and black handset are great but the mismatched indices make it less successful.
Nailed it, with my only gripe- Indices and hands should, in fact must match.
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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by jmarchitect » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:10 pm

Every one of the photographs a couple of posts above this one shows indices and hands as mismatched. The most successful white dialled watch I’ve lusted after, in all of it’s iterations, is the Rolex Explorer and I don’t think I’ve ever seen hands and indices appearing anything other than matched, in photographs or in the flesh. As we all know, details count more for some of us than others, so I’m not suggesting anyone has missed anything. More that CW don’t apply attention to detail sufficiently to make their watches attractive.

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Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

Post by Thegreyman » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:48 pm

^^^ out of interest, in what respect do they not match?
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