C63 Sealander Collection

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I feel like it’s a trend thing. Almost the same with mobile phones. For a long while as the technology improved, it was a status symbol to have the smallest phone on the market. Then smartphones came along and all of a sudden the trend was reversed.

As a 6ft tall, quite broad shouldered guy but with shockingly slim wrists, I do appreciate the swing back towards sub-40mm watches. Also (and perhaps this is my own bias) I rarely see a watch on another guy’s wrist and think it looks too small for them, whereas in contrast I often see blokes sporting 44mm monsters which I think look far too big. I suppose it’s each to their own, and so long as brands cater across the board there should be something for everyone.
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Have been tracking CW watches for a while, not a great watch tecchie but would like something sporty / bracelet. I was considering the Omega Speedmaster 57 but in reality , at £7k I keep thinking why, which stops me going ahead, and I will never use the chronograph function, nor the tachymeter calculation. Son has the C65 Pro which in blue looks fab and gets comments. I am now considering the C63 Sealander Elite with bracelet as its my 30th wedding anniversary in June, I get watch, wife gets eternity ring. Ideally I would have liked to see a choice of colours and feel if i buy now, sure as eggs are eggs a range of colours will be launched soon after. So whats the general story with CW products? I have looked at TAG and was advised by a watch repair service technician to strongly consider Tissot as they have all Omega parts and developments etc. Question is, why CW?
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exHowfener wrote:
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I love this image, particularly as a mountain enthusiast. I think we can all agree, times and tastes have changed. So many people wear tool watches now, they're probably the most popular genre of watch. Wearing and operating the bezel on a 36mm dive watch (when being worn for its intended purpose) would hardly be possible, much less legible in anything less than gin visibility. Now that I'm getting a little older and the beard has turned grey, the eyes aren't what they were, 41mm seems to be the sweet spot for me now.
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
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Black automatic on one of my favorite rubber straps 👍

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That looks really good. Which strap? I just picked up the black on bracelet for my Dad's birthday coming up. I like the real world photo you just posted better than the website photos. Thanks!
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^^ wow - I know we keep saying this, but that looks miles better in real life than the website pics!
Congratulations - that looks really fine :thumbup:
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rkovars wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:58 pm
That looks really good. Which strap? I just picked up the black on bracelet for my Dad's birthday coming up. I like the real world photo you just posted better than the website photos. Thanks!
Thanks! It’s the B&R Bands Aqua-vent strap linked below. High quality FKM rubber and extremely comfortable

The bracelet is awesome as well but decided to switch it up. I’m sure your dad will enjoy it!

https://www.bandrbands.com/black-aqua-v ... -band.aspx
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E_Pev63 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Black automatic on one of my favorite rubber straps 👍

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That to me looks like a watch that just did it right! Simple, easy to read, hands and indicies are the perfect size, dial not cluttered up with writing or anything unnecessary. Nice pick up, and strap looks real good too! :thumbup:
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Just found this unboxing video of the GMT

https://youtu.be/8mS4ydGKLGA

And the clasp is shown, yas!
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missF wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:59 pm
^^ wow - I know we keep saying this, but that looks miles better in real life than the website pics!
Congratulations - that looks really fine :thumbup:
Absolutely correct. That looks great and has got me thinking hard about getting one. I wasn’t sold on the website pics by put that looks great on the wrist. Many thanks...👍
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That to me looks like a watch that just did it right! Simple, easy to read, hands and indicies are the perfect size, dial not cluttered up with writing or anything unnecessary
There was a thread last year about model longevity, and the more I look at the C63 Auto I wonder - "could this be the one that stays in the range for a long time?". I appreciate that some would prefer a larger watch, so not the perfect size for everyone, though I'm sure that could be accommodated.

Then again, I'm rubbish at predictions so probably best to buy one while it's still available! :lol:
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I’m getting close to screwing my sensible head on with this release. The white auto and GMT really stood out for me (and still do) but I’m not a big fan of GMTs generally (I’ll excuse my Anthropocene). I did consider buying a white Auto but I do also have my Anthropocene, so I really think I can’t accommodate both.

Thinking it through, my actual requirement is for a black faced watch and the black auto picture in this thread is very nice indeed. So, I think that the choice is now between the Black Auto or the Black Sapphire. Does anyone have both of these beauties?
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A positive article on WatchPro from yesterday Christopher Ward perfects everyday automatic watch

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Here’s a picture from the other day in case some were wondering how the black automatic looked on the bracelet irl. Wrist is about 7in/17.8cm for reference

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Pulled the trigger on my first CW - the white GMT :D
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