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Thread: CWC 87 Reissue

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    CWC 87 Reissue

    Just got this; absolutely mint.

    (And a big thank you to John W for the heads-up!)

    A stunning watch - perfect legibility. No clutter.







    However, it may be a catch and release for me: Love it, but - against my stainless version not sure when I’ll wear it - it’s made me realise I’m really not a collector, just someone on the search for the single perfect tool watch! I’m going to mull it over the weekend - the outcome may or may not be a sales post!
    Last edited by Brauner Hund; 23rd October 2021 at 06:26.

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    That does look rather nice! I prefer the 'no date' - a much cleaner dial.

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    I had one of these for a short while. It was a replacement - the first one had a very loose bezel. Silvermans were very efficient about sorting it out.

    I liked the black case which I thought would look even better following some years of use when it picked up a few scratches. What I didnt like was the shiny bezel which seemed a bit plasticky to me - so it had to go. I suspect most wouldnt be bothered by this though.

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    With you op on preferring the stainless version but like that nonetheless. What's the second strap?

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    Cheers Matt

    Try it for a few days,
    it’ll grow on you.

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    Keep the black, put it on a bright nato, and use it as a fashion watch.

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    It’s a handsome watch and the non date dial adds a symmetry that is very pleasing to the eye, however you are not a collector so… which one do you like best? That is the keeper, the other is surplus requirements.
    I am not sure I could choose…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    It’s a handsome watch and the non date dial adds a symmetry that is very pleasing to the eye, however you are not a collector so… which one do you like best? That is the keeper, the other is surplus requirements.
    I am not sure I could choose…
    Yup, spot on !

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    It's the day/date complication i never liked about the SBS, so absolutely loving this!

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    It is a lovely watch. I was considering getting one but I decided in the end that I'll wear a stainless steel version more often than a PVD one, hence ended up with the 83. I'm like the OP, not a collector, just love the look and the history.

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    Legibility is outstanding.

    The fine minute marks are a key feature on this model vs other SBS variants.

    ….still pondering!
    Last edited by Brauner Hund; 26th October 2021 at 19:13.

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    Had my as military spec 87 Reissue since first release, and while its not a regular wear its still a favourite piece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed875 View Post
    Had my as military spec 87 Reissue since first release, and while its not a regular wear its still a favourite piece.

    Lovely as the '87 reissue is, I'd take either of the other two all day every day!

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