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    Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    Thinking about getting one of these,would be glad to hear of others experience and whether there is a paticular model/year/spec thats best.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    If you can be patient, look out for an issued one.
    Andy

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Are they different in any way or is it just who's used it?

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    No different - Just a bit cooler



    Andy

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Thanks for advice but patience not usually my strong suit.

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    also 78 but from 1997 !

    :)



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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Apart from here ,the bay and watchforum anywhere else be useful to look ?Both those are very nice and definately what i'm looking for.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    You could try silvermans ,which is the usual route for non issued ones (be prepared to wait until the return of christ) , or try Neil at chronomaster.

    - I emailed silvermans and have not heard nothing back about any new cwc divers so I will wait instead for Eddies SMITHS diver whichich from what I gather is basically a prs-3 under the smiths name. Remember the prs 3 original was an updated version of the cwc diver with a much higher spec and lower price. But if its a cwc your after ...keep looking

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Quick check on e bay shows 2 CWC sbs quartz divers, do they look ok ? .Any idea what's reasonable for these.
    I see Neil has a quartz cwc diver on Chronomaster but no pics ,not sure why.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    SBS nowadays fetch about 300 new (from silvermans) so the ebay sellers prob want that (and more). If you hit an email off to chronomaster he should tell you what's in,not or on its way. - I personally if I was going to go all the way on ebay for a new- I'd buy from silvermans direct.it depended on the item really if from ebay.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    In fact sorry to burst your bubble but Silvermans shows there not even in stock. They really have fell behind on stock. No sbs, no quartz diver, I mean they may as well close the shop!

    Anyway good luck finding one!

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    I waited on Silverman's for 9 months to get quartz divers back on stock before I finally caved in and bought an SBS version in Nov 2010. It still took them 6 weeks to ship it. They said they were behind because it snowed. :roll:

    I'm kinda glad it worked out that way since the black watch is distinct from my other watches. I would still prefer it had no day or date on it.


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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    here´s mine!

    Have to say i´ve had this one before but it came with the nato stock nr. only.

    This one,an issued civilian version is much better(feel) & incredible lume(whole night). :shock:




    And they really seem to be out of stock now.Will they be back?

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    I was lucky to see this on TZ in December 2011. Last purchase for me of 2011 and first incoming for 2012. This is the auto date model with the ETA 2824-2 movement and im very impressed with it as my daily wearer. The lume is painted tritium, not as initially bright as luminova but lasts longer into the night. There is a touch of nostalgia about the purchase as I actually used these as a ships diver in the RN during the 80's but they were quartz, not the auto. I now have it on a bond Zulu which I prefer.

    I wonder who actually puts these watches together in Switzerland, maybe it's an official secret? I like to think it's rolex as this movement is in the rolex tudor sub.Or maybe it's Silvermans themselves? Regards. Kev



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    I have the RN Auto no date and the RN Auto dated models, both new unissued from Silvermans. Had them getting on a year now. I can't fault them, they're great. In fact the no date model has chronometer performance gaining about 2 secs/24 hrs and the dated model gains about 8 secs/24hrs. No complaints there. I had a RN auto from Silvermans [no date] about 8 years ago and ended up giving it to my son who still has it. It still runs faultlessly [unserviced] and out performs his Omega SMP consistently for timekeeping. It accompanied him on a round the World tour including diving off The Great Barrier Reef and never missed a beat. I missed it so much i just had to get my current two! They do what they say "on the tin" these watches in my experience anyway. Hope the quartz models come in soon but the autos are great anyway.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Well ,bought Cwc quartz sbs version but needs new battery which seems more comlicated than i thought.Anybody experience of who good for this?Will send pics when watch arrives.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    The battery is very easy to change; any xwatchmaker will be able to do this for a few £££ / $$$ / €€€,

    even me I can do it by myself !

    :)

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    I prefer the Marathon personally but having owned CWC divers I can't say I have had any negative experiences so I would recommend them from any year. Just make sure if it is secondhand it is pressure tested to check the seals.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Yep,its off to Roy at RLT for new battery and pressure test.Will post pics,hopefully in few weeks.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    This was the watch that originally got me interested in military watches. Classic.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Well, as you have a civvy sbs, you need to get an issued quartz, then a civvy auto, then issued sbs, then an issued auto. You will need to be extremely dedicated/lucky to get the 80/1 auto though.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    I agree that Neil at Chronomaster is a good choice (will he ever update that site!) I bought an IWC from him some years back and a friend got a RAF Seiko last year and both transactions were hassle free and the watches were as described. As far a the CWC diver as long as its pressure checked I see no issues really they are like a tank and last forever it they are well maintained.
    Quote Originally Posted by bond
    You could try silvermans ,which is the usual route for non issued ones (be prepared to wait until the return of christ) , or try Neil at chronomaster.

    - I emailed silvermans and have not heard nothing back about any new cwc divers so I will wait instead for Eddies SMITHS diver whichich from what I gather is basically a prs-3 under the smiths name. Remember the prs 3 original was an updated version of the cwc diver with a much higher spec and lower price. But if its a cwc your after ...keep looking

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Silvermans now have quartz sbs back in stock and available to order on their website now.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    As promised here are pics of my newly acquired
    SBS diver, back from its service with Roy at RLT. First and
    third pics are on a brown leather nato, second on a black nato.
    I'm very happy with it.

















    I liked the SBS one so much I bought another!
    This time an issued quartz diver from a fellow TZ'er who
    had kindly sent me a PM. Here are pics showing it before
    going off to Roy at RLT for service, as you can see it is bit
    dusty.








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    Advice re CWC quartz diver

    An issued cwc diver will be my next watch.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Rather wary after my recent bad experience(see my post in wt) but one on e bay at minute.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f
    Rather wary after my recent bad experience(see my post in wt) but one on e bay at minute.
    Sorry what post, I cant search I am in the nursery...

    The watch on eBay looks shady.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    Given my recent experience I'm afraid I'm no great judge here is what I meant.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250996881837? ... _500wt_922

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    Oh that´s sad but if you paid with PayPal you will get your money back.

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    Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    Might get one of these for work

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    I have a quartz CWC diver in my rather modest [divers] collection, which I bought about six years ago, still working on the original battery. This was my daily beater for the last month whilst my sub was in 'drydock' for it's first service, it looks good with the NATO/G10 YAB (Yet Another Bond) Strap. 8)

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    I liked your SBS one so much I bought it! :wink:

    Wearing it right now on the brown leather nato.....black braided nato on it's way.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    Glad you like it ,should go well with the braided Nato.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    I agree an issued one would be much better and has a military cache / mythos to it, which would be a strong selling point if you come to sell it.

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    Re: Advice re CWC quartz diver - now with pics

    I love mine:



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