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ssholloway21 wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:32 pm So my question, since you own a Rolex do you feel the CW is too much of copy? I do not see myself buying the Explorer but concerned I will always look at the CW as a copy. I really do not like we all compare everything to Rolex but it is what it is.
I don’t own a Rolex but I did answer this question on a different forum the other day. Let’s examine the evidence.

Case shape – different.

Black-filled Steel 24 hour bezel – snap.

Hands -totally different (all four except for the orange colour)

Numbers on CW minute track

Indices - bâtons vs blobs

Date at 6 vs cyclops date at 3.

Loupe 22 is very explicit about the influence of the Exp. assuming you’ve read it. But…loose homage at best/worst. Copy? No.
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+1 Steve..👍
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In my opinion, not a copy. Similarities at a macro design level sure, but once you get into the details, VERY different IMHO. I was a little worried about the size at 39mm being too small as well...but after a day of wear, it feels like a great everyday fit. I've been trending smaller in watches...the 42mm of the Explorer II will probably remain the largest in my collection; while 39mm would probably be my lower limit.
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^^^ That’s not a particularly wide set of limits, if I may make so bold! 8)
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:59 pm ^^^ That’s not a particularly wide set of limits, if I may make so bold! 8)
Not wide perhaps...but so much depth in that range! :D
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:48 pm
ssholloway21 wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:32 pm So my question, since you own a Rolex do you feel the CW is too much of copy? I do not see myself buying the Explorer but concerned I will always look at the CW as a copy. I really do not like we all compare everything to Rolex but it is what it is.
I don’t own a Rolex but I did answer this question on a different forum the other day. Let’s examine the evidence.

Case shape – different.

Black-filled Steel 24 hour bezel – snap.

Hands -totally different (all four except for the orange colour)

Numbers on CW minute track

Indices - bâtons vs blobs

Date at 6 vs cyclops date at 3.

Loupe 22 is very explicit about the influence of the Exp. assuming you’ve read it. But…loose homage at best/worst. Copy? No.
I missed that copy of Loupe, just received my first (the new #tide) version this week. Thank you for the info, you are exactly right about the differences.
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Re: C63 Sealander Collection

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ssholloway21 wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:26 pm
I missed that copy of Loupe, just received my first (the new #tide) version this week. Thank you for the info, you are exactly right about the differences.
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Re: C63 Sealander Collection

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Geefiasco wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:01 pm
Do any bracelets available currently on the CW website fit the Sealander?
Unfortunately not. The C63 Sealander bracelets are specific to that model; due to the shaping of the fitted ends of the bracelet.

That, listed on its own, is also showing 'Pre-order for end Oct 2021'.

You could always get a straight end bracelet from the likes of Watchgecko to tide you over, perhaps.

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I dont know how you feel about your black ones, but surprisingly white dial looks a lot different out of the box.
At first I was sceptical about the metal hands in conjunction with black/orange GMT hand - fear not those hands look almost black in light. Awesome piece.


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^^^^ 100% it's an awesome piece and yes the hands do look almost black in light.
For mine the Sealander GMT does reference the Rolex (although most watches are similar to at least something else) but for sure it moves the game on and stands on its own.
Mine is in both my work watch rotation (robust and practical) and my leisure watch rotation because it's just such a pleasure to wear and look at. It may be my best ever watch purchase and I've bought quite a few over the journey....
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