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    Latest CWC reintroduced...

    The re issue is out on the cwc website. Its price -£1999!
    Personally unsure on the mismatched lume on dial and hands.

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    Iíve been waiting for this. On first viewing, albeit on my mobile, I donít like it. I dislike the price even more...

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    More discussion on this one here ->http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...79#post4524679

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    Went over the photos again, it pains me to think why they went with faux patina for the dial and why not on the hands. At least match whatever colour the design dept chose.
    In terms of faux patina I prefer the colour palette on the Tudor Pelagos LHD

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    I quite like the look of it, it looks the part ... the price tag however makes it a non starter for me, same as the rest of the CWC divers really

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    Quote Originally Posted by cf31bloobird View Post
    I quite like the look of it, it looks the part ... the price tag however makes it a non starter for me, same as the rest of the CWC divers really
    exactly this! The SBS diver was the perfect tool watch until the price went up, now its more of a statement watch! and to be fair 2 grand seems like a huge amount for a 2824 (standard I assume) equipped watch with nothing special going for it!? also if they had made the lume on the dial the same colour as the hands it would be a lot more pleasing on the eye.

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    This is a disappointing miss for me. The shiny brown lume is horrid and the price ridiculous. Other than that it looks ok, quite nice even, but as it is, at that price point, I have no interest whatsoever.

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    Are they trying to create an 'authentic' looking vintage watch with faux patina where the hands are later period replacements?

    Perhaps they should follow the Laco approach and charge more for having a team who distresses the cases.

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    This could've been a really nice watch but like others have said the false vintage lume (I don't like vintage lume at the best of times but this is awful), mismatched hands, old effect on the front and modern laser etching on the rear, and the price just don't do it for me. Each to their own but I used to love CWC and have had a few of their watches (biggest regret selling my SBS) but I can't help thinking that they're just cashing in on the vintage trend at the moment. I used to like their basic website more than the one they have now that has had the marketing department go to town on it.


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    So £1300 for a different dial and lume colour? Have I missed something? Bonkers!

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    am I missing the pics here??

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    No to the hands and lume for me, and a big no to the price. I was on the verge of buying the last time they put the price up, which made me decide not to (was about to buy the day it went up - still annoyed about that). That price is over reaching as far as I'm concerned. Disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmcb View Post
    am I missing the pics here??
    Here's one for you, head to the site to see more.


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    And here's the original watch that they based it on:



    Maybe they ordered the wrong colour dial lume :S


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    Last edited by AKM; 12th October 2017 at 19:16.

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    thanks guys

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    So that awful butterscotch coloured lume is Luminova, but they have the dial marked with a Tritium symbol.

    At that price, these little things matter, and they could have at least done it right.

    No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki Picasso View Post
    So that awful butterscotch coloured lume is Luminova, but they have the dial marked with a Tritium symbol.

    At that price, these little things matter, and they could have at least done it right.

    No thanks.
    Funny that you should say butterscotch, when I saw the dial lume my first thoughts were Angel Delight.

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    Last edited by AKM; 13th October 2017 at 19:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki Picasso View Post
    So that awful butterscotch coloured lume is Luminova, but they have the dial marked with a Tritium symbol.

    At that price, these little things matter, and they could have at least done it right.

    No thanks.
    Well I suppose having the Tritium symbol is in keeping with the original, so it's period correct to look at. Just a poor execution with that colour in the luminova

    Not for me at that price though

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    Got mine this morning, I really like it, apart from the shiny lume.
    The 3,6 and 9 do not glow, although they look the same as the hour markers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchlovr View Post
    Got mine this morning, I really like it, apart from the shiny lume.
    The 3,6 and 9 do not glow, although they look the same as the hour markers.
    Did you specify a number? Which number did you get?


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    Does look nice, but £2k? Rather steep IMO.

    Agree that the dial marking should have been 'L' rather than 'T'. The PRS-29 has that, and it's a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsal View Post
    Did you specify a number? Which number did you get?
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    Come one, which number?
    80 of course!

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    Not sure why they went with different colours on dial and hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayTango View Post
    Not sure why they went with different colours on dial and hands
    It is not uncommon with these. Original or swapped during service? Who knows but Iíve seen and owned a few like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayTango View Post
    Not sure why they went with different colours on dial and hands
    Yeah I can't help wonder this, only thing I can think is the dial lume turned out darker than intended. Unless as has been suggested elsewhere they were going for a post replacement service hands look.

    I like the colour of the hands but not so much the dial lume, especially for its glossy finish.

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    Too high price?! Really nice design but I dislike watches with fake patina..

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    They can try and justify the awful /mismatched lume and crazy high price all they like. It looks cack.


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