Sealander Name at 12

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JAFO wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:30 pm
Just one of those things. The house style is still 9 o'clock I imagine. [-X
I'm not so sure. There was no reason the auto and GMT models couldn't have followed the C60/C65 range and kept to logo @ 9, date @ 3.

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StrappedUp wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:00 pm
JAFO wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:30 pm
Just one of those things. The house style is still 9 o'clock I imagine. [-X
I'm not so sure. There was no reason the auto and GMT models couldn't have followed the C60/C65 range and kept to logo @ 9, date @ 3.

I think they're listening you know!
Yes, I know. I'm sure they noticed so many comments on WUS as well. And yet the C65 which is the April photo of the month, and coincidentally on my own wrist just now is surely no worse for the offset name. It's been one of my favourite watches since I got it. I love winding it up every time I put it on.
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 pm

Brynge backe ye most worthy CHR. WARD, say I!
Just ... No!
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Now let's see if all those moaners about the 9 o'clock positioning actually buy one ...
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exHowfener wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:01 pm

Now let's see if all those moaners about the 9 o'clock positioning actually buy one ...
This x1000. Though it’s unlikely, as it seems like there’s always something to complain about.

FWIW I like the 12 o’clock position, and had no issue with 9 o’clock. It makes the watch look a tad more generic than the 9 o’clock position, but does have a bit better symmetry and balance I guess.

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Re: Sealander Name at 12

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exHowfener wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:01 pm
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 pm

Brynge backe ye most worthy CHR. WARD, say I!
Just ... No!
I think they're listening you know!
Now let's see if all those moaners about the 9 o'clock positioning actually buy one ...
So anybody that stated they didn't like the 9o'clock logo are "moaners". Silly me, I thought that personal opinions were being stated.
It's also apparent from other Sealander threads that some people won't buy any of the models for design reasons other than where the name is located so not sure why the "moaners" are expected now to buy one.
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I own 10 CW's now and have a mix of both. I've never "moaned" at the 9 o'clock position but personally my preference is at 12 or better still just have the debossed English/Swiss logo at 12. Again just my own preference
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Re: Sealander Name at 12

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Good points. I am not ever so keen on the black/orange hand, and would prefer a completely orange one, but that detail would not prevent a purchase on its own. The same with a fixed bezel as opposed to a rotating one. It's just part and parcel of the package. I've bought watches without a display back, although it's always with, for preference. I wouldn't pay Rolex money for a watch without a display back though.
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Just looking at my C65 GMT which has been my daily wear for the last couple of days Jafo. This is the same with orange and then turning to black. I dont mind it to be fair and trying to imagine it all orange. I think my personal prefecence is that I like the way this one is currently designed.
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Just to add it works on the c65 as the black face hides the blackm n the hand so looks like there's just the orange arrrow shape but on the new c63 with white face I would have thought they would do the same and do it white to match the face
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Re: Sealander Name at 12

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I still prefer the text at 9 with the logo at 12. I know that it's different to other brands, but I kind of like that. I also like the logo aligned left rather than centred
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So anybody that stated they didn't like the 9o'clock logo are "moaners"

If anyone has genuinely not bought a CW solely because of the positioning, the I respect their decision, and opinion. It's their money and they can spend it (or not) how they like. There are however a lot of people, on YouTube for example, making comments along the lines of "the logo kills it for me" and it's my view that many of these were never prospective purchasers anyway.
Silly me, I thought that personal opinions were being stated.
Exactly. That's MY personal opinion!
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jtc wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:03 pm
Now they just need to replace text with the motif...
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Personally, I’m a fan of the 12. The 9 was a miss for me. Symmetry is important to me, it adds to the watch feeling solid on my wrist and well thought out. I always thought the 9 was different just for the sake of being different and it always drew my eye off center.
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Re: Sealander Name at 12

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icet512 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:27 am
And nice to be back on the forum.
I suppose one ought to say welcome. But perhaps welcome back will have to do. As a member of eight years standing, you certainly took your time to make a first post! Well done: don’t leave it so long next time. :D
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