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    CWC latest.

    Just had this from CWC, thought it worth sharing.

    http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u...c&e=b4d900eb4b

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    Very nice

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    Oh that polished bi-compax chronograph is very nice. Thanks for the link.

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    Interesting link - thanks

    Not keen on the PVD diver but the chronos look good

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    I had an SBS diver bought for me in April ( still have it ) but had to take it back as the second hand was not hitting the marker bang on ( watch ocd ). Luckily for me I am in driving distance into London so had the advantage of picking out the best one as an exchange. Apart from that it's a fantastic watch, if you like that kind of thing.

    Just abit of advice, get them to check it before it's sent out to you.

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    I don't regret buying mine

    Managed to get it before the price hike & negotiated a discount with Silvermans.


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    Love mine. Until very recently I owned the classic original as well, but the re-issue is totally working for me these days...

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    CWC have infomed me that you can now pre-order the SBS, for delivery in February


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    That cwc chrono re issue is a proper time reading instrument - it looks quality and of the period

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    How much were the reissues going for 5 or 10 years ago? Not impressed with the recent price hikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    How much were the reissues going for 5 or 10 years ago? Not impressed with the recent price hikes.
    A lot less - I remember silvermans sending me the magazine order brochure for all they're stuff - I'm sure they weren't over £1000 more like £600


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    The cwc divers were £199


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    CWC latest.

    An yes I've just followed the link and seen the price hike YET AGAIN -the divers are £679 for quartz - are they taking the Michael ?

    I was on the cwc site the other day and as god as my witness they where not that much maybe for the auto version

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    Yep auto diver in my Silverman brochure auto non date £350


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    Yesterday the RN auto watch was £649. Today it's £899. Likewise, the quartz version was £449 and now £679. They jacked the prices up last year. Ridiculous.

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    I knew it had changed in the last day or two - it is beyond incredible


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    Disgusted frankly


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Disgusted frankly


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    Much as I love their watches, I have to agree.

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    CWC latest.

    I loved my navy diver quartz but could never outlay what they are asking now for it just on some perverse principle that I will always know the original price I paid -


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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Likewise, the quartz version was £449 and now £679. They jacked the prices up last year. Ridiculous.
    Much as I like my 2 or 3 year old quartz RN, and leaving the rate of increase aside (presumably they think most buyers are new, one-off visitors who are not aware of previous pricing), £679 is bound to reduce sales. I wouldn’t pay that for the quartz now. It’s good, but I think of it as a £300 watch. Standard sapphire and better bezel account for some of the increase of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    How much were the reissues going for 5 or 10 years ago? Not impressed with the recent price hikes.
    I bought my 1970's Remake Chrono for £770 shipped to the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myron View Post
    I bought my 1970's Remake Chrono for £770 shipped to the USA.
    And Silvermans have just jacked the price up from £1500 to £1750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myron View Post
    I bought my 1970's Remake Chrono for £770 shipped to the USA.
    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    And Silvermans have just jacked the price up from £1500 to £1750.
    That's outrageous, but I suspect that some people will pay it because of the military heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    That's outrageous, but I suspect that some people will pay it because of the military heritage.
    There's only about 40 left. Theres no RN matt divers left either.

    CWC seem to be riding high on a wave of hipsters judging by their instagram feed. Honestly where else can you buy a 30 year old classic design proper military watch?

    Still their Marine Nationale strap is cheaper than EO and it's lovely.

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    Wonder if the military is having a similar price hike for no apparent reason, if so that's pretty disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    Wonder if the military is having a similar price hike for no apparent reason, if so that's pretty disgusting.
    I very much doubt it. They would vote with their feet and go elsewhere like they have done in the past with Seiko, Pulsar etc.

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    Got this today and its rather nice.

    http://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/...eid=b4d900eb4b

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    Got this today and its rather nice.

    http://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/...eid=b4d900eb4b
    It's a lovely strap. Supremely comfy:


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    That looks a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    Just had this from CWC, thought it worth sharing.

    http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u...c&e=b4d900eb4b

    I've had the email, looks tempting


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    Another tempter today................................



    New just in black RM 82 dated straps. Genuine New Old stock Vintage RM Falkland issue straps. Free postage worldwide on this item.

    Genuine new old stock vintage RM Falkland issue buckle on new black MoD spec webbing strap. Date stamped on the buckle.

    20mm will fit General Service and divers' watches. Quick pull adjustment ensures exact fit and is easy to get on and off. Extra long approx 400mm length, which will fit over divers' dry suits or combat gear where the standard Nato strap is too short to do this.

    The buckle stays threaded for ease of use, just slide it on and off. Press watch against thigh or body to give resistance against the strap end,
    Pull the strap end, to tighten, keepers fitted to retain excess strap.

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    Where from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    Another tempter today................................



    New just in black RM 82 dated straps. Genuine New Old stock Vintage RM Falkland issue straps. Free postage worldwide on this item.

    Genuine new old stock vintage RM Falkland issue buckle on new black MoD spec webbing strap. Date stamped on the buckle.

    20mm will fit General Service and divers' watches. Quick pull adjustment ensures exact fit and is easy to get on and off. Extra long approx 400mm length, which will fit over divers' dry suits or combat gear where the standard Nato strap is too short to do this.

    The buckle stays threaded for ease of use, just slide it on and off. Press watch against thigh or body to give resistance against the strap end,
    Pull the strap end, to tighten, keepers fitted to retain excess strap.

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    Worthy of a huge price hike!

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    Silvermans - good service

    I know it seems to be fashionable to bash Silvermans for their price increases - but to be fair I found the customer service excellent. I swapped the Falklands strap for the French NDC strap and they were responsive, prompt and helpful throughout the process.

    Last edited by mindforge; 6th March 2017 at 18:26.

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    That's a good shot of the French on the CWC. Very good. The whole Silverman's site deserves a good look round, not just the watches. I would like to visit the shop one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    I would like to visit the shop one day.
    Whilst their new shop is an improvement on the old. They still don't have much on display bar the 'fashion items' such as Alpha jackets and some of the more expensive boots like Altberg.
    If you want something else shown on the website or catalog you have to ask at the counter and they will bring it down to you.
    It's like an army surplus Argos

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    Last edited by Sinnlover; 7th March 2017 at 21:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Whilst their new shop is an improvement on the old. They still don't have much on display bar the 'fashion items' such as Alpha jackets and some of the more expensive boots like Altberg.
    If you want something else shown on the website or catalog you have to ask at the counter and they will bring it down to you.
    It's like an army surplus Argos

    John
    That sounds fantastic! If only I had an excuse for buying any of the stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandsire View Post
    It's a lovely strap. Supremely comfy:

    My current daily wearer CWC automatic is on this strap its very comfy and looks superb too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Whilst their new shop is an improvement on the old. They still don't have much on display bar the 'fashion items' such as Alpha jackets and some of the more expensive boots like Altberg.
    If you want something else shown on the website or catalog you have to ask at the counter and they will bring it down to you.
    It's like an army surplus Argos

    John
    Thats good to know. When I was a kid, and lived in London, I used to spend all my pocket money in Laurence Corner army stores. They were near the top of Tottenham Court Road if I remember right.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Overland View Post
    My current daily wearer CWC automatic is on this strap its very comfy and looks superb too!!!
    Fantastic looking watches. just has the SBS CWC and a tad too small for me


    Mozza

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrissey View Post
    Fantastic looking watches. just has the SBS CWC and a tad too small for me


    Mozza
    I regret selling my sbs. I think this one will stay




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    Last edited by luckywatch; 15th March 2017 at 20:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckywatch View Post
    all looks good apart from the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ej86 View Post
    all looks good apart from the price.

    An increase of just under £200 in less than a year.

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    The SBS is a nice watch but I am not sure the addition of a sapphire crystal warrants £200
    The thick end of £700 for a Quartz divers watch based on a 1970s case is a bit rich
    Would I buy one new? No!
    Would I get rid of mine? No!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Would I get rid of mine? No!
    smart! I regret selling mine, and they're fast becoming less reasonably replaceable.

    I guess this means they're no longer suitable as beaters to most people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ej86 View Post
    smart! I regret selling mine, and they're fast becoming less reasonably replaceable.

    I guess this means they're no longer suitable as beaters to most people...
    New no, but a suitably beaten one is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    New no, but a suitably beaten one is.


    They are still a beater watch for me but I am unlikely to paint the garage or change the alternator on the jeep in one.
    For holidays and general mucking about they are perfect.

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    I got a link this morning to the GS Sapphire.

    https://www.cwcwatch.com/collections...eid=b4d900eb4b

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