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    CWC Sub-hunter

    Released today;

    https://www.cwcwatch.com/blogs/news/...hunter-arrives



    Nice looking IMO but 299GBP?!
    Last edited by goregasm; 18th October 2019 at 16:31.

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    It's the same price as the G10 sapphire, which is exactly what it is but with a white dial. Looks cool though.

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    Really like that! Very tempted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    It's the same price as the G10 sapphire, which is exactly what it is but with a white dial. Looks cool though.
    At least with a white dial it's legible. I can't get on with polished steel hands that are on or off depending on the angle.

    I'd also prefer 20mm lugs.

    Eddie, let's a have a white dial PRS-10 with properly legible black hands.

    Edited to add that the lug width from that photo looks closer to 19mm, so a 20mm strap would probably be fine too.

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    Kinda cool, I don't have any issue with the price at all, as mentioned is the GS Sapphire model with screw down crown and slightly different case(to the standard G10) etc.

    Not sure I'd buy one, happy enough with my fatboys and RN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    ....happy enough with my fatboys and RN.

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    Having owned the black dial version my opinion is that itís £100 over priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Having owned the black dial version my opinion is that itís £100 over priced.
    My sentiments exactly

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    It looks horrendous

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    Does look very odd, the 3,6,9 numbers look wrong and the arrow looks like something from a Victorian prison outfit. I'm not convinced by that I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    It looks horrendous
    My thoughts as well.

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    It looks very white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    It looks horrendous
    This.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    The crown is nice.

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    First time I have seen CWC come in for a hiding here:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Does look very odd, the 3,6,9 numbers look wrong and the arrow looks like something from a Victorian prison outfit. I'm not convinced by that I'm afraid.
    Yep, not convinced with the 3 and the 9, but the 6 especially looks wrong. That being said I don't actually mind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    First time I have seen CWC come in for a hiding here:-)
    They have taken stick for rapid price rises and asking £2k for reissue watches, but few grumbles about appearance or quality.

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    0% Refinement, indeed a tool watch can be functional and attractive!

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    I think they're stretching the military connections quite a bit with this one, has any soldier ever worn something that looks like this? Looks decent though, I don't mind it, but calling it "Sub-Hunter" rather than "G10 White" or something similar is a bit silly IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSclavunos View Post
    I think they're stretching the military connections quite a bit with this one, has any soldier ever worn something that looks like this? Looks decent though, I don't mind it, but calling it "Sub-Hunter" rather than "G10 White" or something similar is a bit silly IMO.
    Stretching it, black digits on white, style of broad arrow: Longines COSD from WW2?

    Drop the Sub-hunter, do something about the odd looking 6, change the broad arrow design, maybe lumed digits would look better.


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    After giving this a good look at, I can honestly say there is nothing about this watch that I like. The nato is the only good bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Having owned the black dial version my opinion is that itís £100 over priced.
    Which black dial version did you own Ė the mineral glass, 50m WR version or the sapphire, 200m WR version?

    I think the £100 upgrade is worth it because you won't have to worry about a new glass or going for a swim.

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    Marathon just released a white dial with red seconds. The Arctic MSAR. Before you get too excited... it's a 36mm quartz.

    White dials with red seconds must be the new black.
    Last edited by abraxas; 19th October 2019 at 22:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Marathon just released a white dial with red seconds. The Arctic MSAR. Before you get too excited... it's a 36mm quartz.

    White dials with red seconds must be the new black.
    The dial looks too clustered in my opinion, but apart from that I like it, especially the 36mm diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    It's the same price as the G10 sapphire, which is exactly what it is but with a white dial. Looks cool though.
    I said that to cwc on Instagram as its only a five year battery not 8 to 10, their reply was "Yeah....The price on the sapphire will probably have to go up now" like there was no need for it to actually go up.

    They say new case, but it's the same old 19mm lugs matched to a 18mm strap case with a thinner case back due to no lithium. Battery.

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    It does not appeal to me in any way. It looks like a modded Timex from India.

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    I had the sapphire 200m model. When compared to, for example Eddie's new PRS-10, itís £100 over priced IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Which black dial version did you own Ė the mineral glass, 50m WR version or the sapphire, 200m WR version?

    I think the £100 upgrade is worth it because you won't have to worry about a new glass or going for a swim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    It looks horrendous
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    This.

    This again.

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    Is it me, or does the 4 in the website image look bigger than the other digits?

    Now Iíve noticed it, I canít un-see it

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    Confused

    While I dreamt of a vintage penone broadarrow on a dial recently, its a bit bold and unbalances the dial, IMO.

    Great they used ETA 955, an evolution of the 83' medium fatboy's movement, but where does this leave their GS Sapphire with ronda 715Li.

    I like some wrist presence its only 6mm thick.

    As some have said black second hand would have been better, especially on a civilian suitable piece.

    The case, screw crown, swiss made on dial and water resistance are its only good atributes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goregasm View Post
    Is it me, or does the 4 in the website image look bigger than the other digits?

    Now Iíve noticed it, I canít un-see it
    First thing I noticed. It makes the 2, 3 and 4 look as if they are vertically aligned. A used, black faced, issued G10/W10 is always going to be more appealing

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    The red seconds hand is the only thing I like about this watch.

    CWC basically sell £30 quartz watches for £300. Yeah, I know, "mil issued". Whatever. Still a quartz and good luck getting anything other than a NATO through those bars.

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