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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    I got a link this morning to the GS Sapphire.

    https://www.cwcwatch.com/collections...eid=b4d900eb4b
    Very pricey for a G10.

    We could all down that route in having a sapphire fitted.

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    Does anyone know if the Pulsar G10 is still being issued?

    In view of the price hikes at CWC, one has to wonder why the MOD doesn't go back to Precista, at least for the divers. The PRS-18Q would be a better bet than the CWC RN or SBS divers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    Does anyone know if the Pulsar G10 is still being issued?

    In view of the price hikes at CWC, one has to wonder why the MOD doesn't go back to Precista, at least for the divers. The PRS-18Q would be a better bet than the CWC RN or SBS divers.
    I would hazard a guess that the MOD may pay over the odds for CWC watches, but they will be paying far less than members of the public.

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    CWC FLEET PRE OWNED WATCHES


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    Great deals on these. I just got the message myself. Nothing wrong with a gently used one.

    Get 'em while you can.

    Here's mine I picked up last year. Now I'm hooked.

    This is my first post here but I am active on WUS. Do I have time for two forums?

    Last edited by parsig9; 5th August 2017 at 22:37.

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    Latest tonight, checkout the straps.

    http://mailchi.mp/ff425353c09f/1980-...s?e=b4d900eb4b

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    The straps are not for me. The fact that the reissue 1980 will only have 50 pieces in the first tranche means I fear my estimate of a grand may be way out
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 12th June 2017 at 21:20.

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    Just Seen New mk2s in, sapphire, 120 click bezel quartz and auto, 1980 reissue diver still not ready yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    The straps are not for me. The fact that the reissue 1980 will only have 50 pieces in the first tranche means I fear my estimate of a grand may be way out
    about £1.700 ish I was told today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    about £1.700 ish I was told today
    I really hope it won't be that much, but I fear that it will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    about £1.700 ish I was told today
    Well after all the long build up, that's me out(if true).

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    Ooh, big fan of that French military strap. I have a Type Demineur en route, and that'll go nicely with it.

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    Just received my mk II quartz diver. Having owned quite a few of these over the years I would say that the significant price hike had been matched with significant improvements in quality. Not just the 120 click bezel and sapphire crystal upgrade but also the fit and finish. The bezel for example now comes with slightly recessed numerals with painted infill and the lume pip is more neatly applied.
    I went for the polished version which is actually quite subtle but lends it a more expensive feel.
    So overall far less agricultural in build than they used to be (still too expensive though!)

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    [QUOTE=ODP;4447278]Just received my mk II quartz diver. Having owned quite a few of these over the years I would say that the significant price hike had been matched with significant improvements in quality. Not just the 120 click bezel and sapphire crystal upgrade but also the fit and finish. The bezel for example now comes with slightly recessed numerals with painted infill and the lume pip is more neatly applied.
    I went for the polished version which is actually quite subtle but lends it a more expensive feel.
    So overall far less agricultural in build than they used to be (still too expensive though

    good to know I ordered the same with the sbs dial.

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    [QUOTE=Karl;4447321]
    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Just received my mk II quartz diver. Having owned quite a few of these over the years I would say that the significant price hike had been matched with significant improvements in quality. Not just the 120 click bezel and sapphire crystal upgrade but also the fit and finish. The bezel for example now comes with slightly recessed numerals with painted infill and the lume pip is more neatly applied.
    I went for the polished version which is actually quite subtle but lends it a more expensive feel.
    So overall far less agricultural in build than they used to be (still too expensive though

    good to know I ordered the same with the sbs dial.
    No pics :(

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    That 80's reissue is very very nice, any ideas on the price?


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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    That 80's reissue is very very nice, any ideas on the price?


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    Mike, when I ordered the above I asked about the 80s re issue, Rachel at silvermans told me it'll
    be about £1700 ish.

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    Crikey, that's me out then!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Crikey, that's me out then!!!

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    Me too, I would of bought at around £1100-1200, above that no.

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    Great photos, is that a new stainless steel day date model? Is it brushed and polished? I think that's the best combination. I have a tritium one which is having a sapphire glass fitted at the moment which I think should make it the perfect tool watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Mike, when I ordered the above I asked about the 80s re issue, Rachel at silvermans told me it'll
    be about £1700 ish.
    I enquired again recently and was told around £2,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Great photos, is that a new stainless steel day date model? Is it brushed and polished? I think that's the best combination. I have a tritium one which is having a sapphire glass fitted at the moment which I think should make it the perfect tool watch.
    its a mk 2 quartz, polished case and the sbs dial. Same price as the sbs.

    I think you can order whatever you like ? I noticed on cwc instagram a brushed case black bezel and crown version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I enquired again recently and was told around £2,000
    Wow We are all used to the old prices, but this whole instagram stuff etc is finding new customers who never knew how cheaper they once were ?

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    Got the CWC email today and it's going to be an initial batch of 100 for £1999 each!

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    The colour and glossy look of the dial lume doesn't look quite right to me, would have preferred if it matched the hands. Glad I'm not 100% on it in the end as way out of what if have been willing to spend.

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    CWC latest.

    I have just seen this email as well
    With luck I have a meeting around the corner from silvermans this afternoon
    If I can get there before closing I will pop in and report back

    I do like it though, it's just double what I would be willing to spend

    Cheers

    John
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 12th October 2017 at 14:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Me too, I would of bought at around £1100-1200, above that no.
    That was my price range too. £1,999 is far to expensive.

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    Hmmm

    I pulled out of an eBay bidding run on a 2013 SBS at £425 - it went for £450.

    Whilst I like them, I am not sure I like them at the money being discussed here.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Hmmm

    I pulled out of an eBay bidding run on a 2013 SBS at £425 - it went for £450.

    Whilst I like them, I am not sure I like them at the money being discussed here.

    I fully agree Chris. I wouldn't want to pay that much for a work/rough and tumble watch and have it end up looking like mine . . . ;-)




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    Swing and a miss. Iíd have expected more than a cheapo tin box for £2k, too. CWC are very greedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Swing and a miss. Iíd have expected more than a cheapo tin box for £2k, too. CWC are very greedy.
    I don't think it's just CWC being greedy. I'd suggest it's Silverman's having some input too.

    its a miss for me too, don't like the faux patina and the price tag is way too high.

    Wonder if it will end up being discounted when they've still got half of them in stock in six months time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigeG View Post
    I don't think it's just CWC being greedy. I'd suggest it's Silverman's having some input too.

    its a miss for me too, don't like the faux patina and the price tag is way too high.

    Wonder if it will end up being discounted when they've still got half of them in stock in six months time?
    I might be wrong but I thought that Silverman's & CWC are actually the same group of guys... So it's really just about £/$'s

    Cabot Watch Company was founded in 1972 by Ray Mellor but is now owned by Silvermanís...
    Silverman's rarely discount... As shown by the CWC mechanical Chronographs that they had in stock for years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.I.T.T. View Post
    Silverman's rarely discount... As shown by the CWC mechanical Chronographs that they had in stock for years!
    That's probably a good sign in many ways, especially for the early adopters.

    As you pointed out CWC are owned by Silverman's so they'll have plenty of margin to play with and can sit on these for as long as it takes to shift them.

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    I used to love CWC, for me they were great value tool watches. Now the prices have shot up they just donít appeal anymore. Theyíre still the same, fairly basic watches but at high prices which takes them out of the beater market. I picked up my new SBS ( biggest selling regret) a few years ago for not much more than £300. I even preferred the old website compared to their new one which has had the marketing department go to town on it! Iíve given my opinion of the Diver re-issue over in watch talk.

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