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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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