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    As an aside, I note that CWC aren't using the tin boxes that we have become so familiar with - instead we have these branded black boxes.



    Not that its a big deal but I preferred the tins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    As an aside, I note that CWC aren't using the tin boxes that we have become so familiar with - instead we have these branded black boxes.



    Not that its a big deal but I preferred the tins!
    Big time, I really like the tins which I think have remained unchanged for donkeys years. Bit sad to see them go.

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    A few years back I bought a few from Silvermans - they were £5 each. Wish that I had bought a few more now! Think that I will email them.

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    So, here is a better shot of the black cardboard boxes being used now



    More like a jewellery box than anything else

    I've just received these two tins from the limited stock that Silverman's has left



    Much better in my opinion!



    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    So, here is a better shot of the black cardboard boxes being used now



    More like a jewellery box than anything else

    I've just received these two tins from the limited stock that Silverman's has left



    Much better in my opinion!



    Ian
    It's a bit of a tight ass move, those tins must cost them next to nothing but have a genuine history. It isn't as if they haven't put prices up enough of late either.

    I'd be really disappointed spending upwards of £500 and receiving one of those crappy boxes, the tins may be crap but they have genuine military significance, those boxes are like cheap generic jewellery items in tkmaxx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    It's a bit of a tight ass move, those tins must cost them next to nothing but have a genuine history. It isn't as if they haven't put prices up enough of late either.

    I'd be really disappointed spending upwards of £500 and receiving one of those crappy boxes, the tins may be crap but they have genuine military significance, those boxes are like cheap generic jewellery items in tkmaxx.
    I'm in total agreement with you there.

    The last tins I bought (cant recall when that was) were £5

    This time they were £15. Each.

    They say that they have a limited few in stock and wont be getting more.

    Their customer service might be excellent but their decision making on this kind of thing is poor. I know from my experience in business that you have to be very careful about nurturing your brand image. The tins have become synonymous with CWC watches and it's what most buyers expect. To save a few pennies by switching to cheap and nasty cardboard boxes is an error of judgement in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Whatever direction you take in the future Ian, do NOT sell the Everest.
    I second that one. Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I second that one. Brian
    Pretty certain Ian sold the Everest ages ago

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    Keeping to the fixed lug military theme, I have added this Pulsar Gen2 Chronograph to the mix. This is a NOS one from 2014 which came boxed with papers. Not to be confused with the civilian version which has a different dial design (but is otherwise identical)





    Its very close in size to the RN Diver


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    To give it its proper title: Pulsar RAF Chronograph V657-072R



    39mm x 48mm x 11mm
    20mm lugs
    Full stainless steel case
    Push in crown
    Screw down case back
    Mineral glass crystal

    12hr movement
    Chrono - 60 minute capacity
    Central Chrono seconds
    6H: Chrono minutes / hours
    9H: Running seconds
    12H: Chrono 1/10th seconds
    3H: Date

    The civilian version is the PJN305X and has smaller numerals


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Keeping to the fixed lug military theme, I have added this Pulsar Gen2 Chronograph to the mix. This is a NOS one from 2014 which came boxed with papers. Not to be confused with the civilian version which has a different dial design (but is otherwise identical)





    Its very close in size to the RN Diver

    Nice collection and I like the theme

    Where did the Pulsar come from if you donít mind me asking (happy to move to PM)

    I quite fancy one! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Nice collection and I like the theme

    Where did the Pulsar come from if you donít mind me asking (happy to move to PM)

    I quite fancy one! Thanks
    I'm not quite sure what I find so compelling about fixed lugs.

    More info on the Pulsar here (scroll down):

    http://www.military-watches.net/Pulsar___Citizen.html

    https://anordain.com/blogs/news/100-...watches-part-3

    As I understand it both the civilian and military versions are becoming harder to find and prices are rising for the latter.

    They pop up regularly on mwrforum and WUS, not quite so often here. Ebay as well with the usual caveats

    Prices may keep going up. Bit like Seiko 7a28's which you could pick up for peanuts not that long ago but now are getting quite expensive

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    Great information thanks.
    Read both the links above.
    Off to look at eBay as Iím not on the mwforum or WUS...

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    Not mine but an identical one:


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    Well, off we ago again as regards lapsing into collecting rather than just a couple to wear...….

    This time a niche within a niche - fixed lug pieces, but only with quartz movements

    Next one will arrive soon, one of the new T20's


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Well, off we ago again as regards lapsing into collecting rather than just a couple to wear...Ö.

    This time a niche within a niche - fixed lug pieces, but only with quartz movements

    Next one will arrive soon, one of the new T20's

    I may well be following your lead, Ian. The five year battery life is a bonus.

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    Liking these additions, but can I make a prediction? In three months time only the RN Diver will remain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Liking these additions, but can I make a prediction? In three months time only the RN Diver will remain
    Ha ha!

    You know me too well

    I am wearing the Pulsar most days. The G10 I've only worn twice and I doubt will get much use at all - however it would be best to keep it as I am compelled to buy another whenever I sell one.

    Your right though- the RN Diver needs to remain whatever happens as I really cant afford to keep replacing these!

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    Very nice three amigos there Ian ..

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    Did you sell the Pulsar? Seems like such a good complement to the RN diver. The Lost Boy is nice, though. Iím eager to see what youíll pick up next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    Did you sell the Pulsar? Seems like such a good complement to the RN diver. The Lost Boy is nice, though. Iím eager to see what youíll pick up next!
    No, I'm wearing it as I type this!

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    Cool pic.

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    Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing


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    There it is!

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    The numbers are creeping up Ian, but that's what we do. Just pretend that you have never heard of SC

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