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    2017 CWC SBS

    Information post for those it may concern.
    Just acquired a mk2 SBS and am currently giving it
    "sea trials" on a beach in the Caribbean.
    A few points of interest:
    Lume is incredible! Even better than it used to be on previous SL dials
    Perhaps they are using more/better/different SL but it's like a torch and easily as good as the wonderful Omega 2254's.
    Date wheel is in English/French.
    First of these I have seen, all previous have been Spanish.
    Case back has added script. "CABOT WATCH COMPANY " and "SAPPHIRE"
    NSN and pheon is still proper engraved but the added script and the
    issue number, year and "WATERRESISTANT 30ATM" is now acid etched...
    Cheaper, presumably.
    Haven't had chance to spin the back off yet to confirm if they are still
    supplied with movement covers, have read somewhere they had stopped.





    White dots visible on crystal are from phone case...

    Last edited by John Wall; 26th April 2017 at 22:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
    Information post for those it may concern.
    Just acquired a mk2 SBS and am currently giving it
    "sea trials" on a beach in the Caribbean.
    A few points of interest:
    Lume is incredible! Even better than it used to be on previous SL dials
    Perhaps they are using more/better/different SL but it's like a torch and easily as good as the wonderful Omega 2254's.
    Date wheel is in English/French.
    First of these I have seen, all previous have been Spanish.
    Case back has added script. "CABOT WATCH COMPANY " and "SAPPHIRE"
    NSN and pheon is still proper engraved but the added script and the
    issue number, year and "WATERRESISTANT 30ATM" is now acid etched...
    Cheaper, presumably.
    Haven't had chance to spin the back off yet to confirm if they are still
    supplied with movement covers, have read somewhere they had stopped.





    White dots visible on crystal are from phone case...

    Looks good, the sapphire looks less reflective than the G10 sapphire which looks pretty poor. As to dust covers my old 2012 sbs didn't have one.

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    Funnily, I had a 2014 that did...
    The crystal was sapphire too but it had a blue hue to it.
    This new one is gin clear.

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    faraday cage ( movement cover like you say) hs not been in these watches for many many years

    my 2012 does not have one

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    Received my 2017 CWC SBS yesterday. The bezel action is the best I've had on a CWC. No play what so ever. Smashing watch.


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    Had time to spin the back off today.
    Confirmed no "faraday" cover
    New black plastic movement spacer/holder with in built battery retainer.


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    Interested in seeing a lume shot as you rate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Interested in seeing a lume shot as you rate it!
    Cwc lume on the RN divers is insanely good since switching to superluminova.

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    Photo bucket is still playing up but have managed to load two pics.
    From a sunny kitchen into a pitch dark laundry room.
    Then after five minutes.




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    Is the serial + year really acid etched or more likely laser engraved ??

    Same on the Pulsar G10 : older were engraved, newer looks laser etched...

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