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    Picked up a new CWC RN diver in polished steel with day/date

    loving it

    Last edited by AndySquirrel; 10th June 2023 at 11:55.

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    That looks awesome Sir. Do you have really slim wrists? I recently tried on my first CWC diver and thought it was far smaller than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    That looks awesome Sir. Do you have really slim wrists? I recently tried on my first CWC diver and thought it was far smaller than I expected.
    I have a 7" (17cm wrist).
    Last edited by AndySquirrel; 10th June 2023 at 13:40.

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    I think they wear relatively small due to the lug to lug and the comparatively small dial. I have a 40mm diver that wears much bigger. They are perfect for me.

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    Oooh this tempts me back into the world of CWC divers!

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    They do wear very well. Similar to a 5 Digit Submariner.

    Perfect for any wrist except King Kong!

    The all polished case isn’t to my tastes but I’m sure would look good with a few scuffs on it.

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    Check out the lume!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    Check out the lume!

    Look superb! Is that a ceramic bezel?

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    The bezel feels really nice to turn.

    Im also really impressed with the clarity of the flat sapphire crystal, I dunno if they have improved it with this new batch, but the dial really pops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    The bezel insert is aluminium. The bezel feels really nice to turn.
    Ah ok - it looks as though the the bezel markings are engraved. Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    Im also really impressed with the clarity of the flat sapphire crystal, I dunno if they have improved it with this new batch, but the dial really pops.
    Yes the dial does look really clear. Lovely example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Ah ok - it looks as though the the bezel markings are engraved. Looks great.
    The bezel markings are engraved

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    The bezel markings are engraved
    That explains it then

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    I didnít realise that these were now engraved bezels.
    They make no mention of it in their online blurb.
    Really looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
    I didnít realise that these were now engraved bezels.
    They make no mention of it in their online blurb.
    Really looks good.
    Me neither (hence my earlier comment). Definitely takes it to another level.

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    I don't think the bezel insert is made from aluminium actually, it looks too matte.
    Last edited by AndySquirrel; 18th June 2023 at 13:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    I don't think the bezel insert is made from aluminium actually, it looks too matte.
    I was thinking that too Andy

    Öagain, nothing on CWCís blurb

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Me neither (hence my earlier comment). Definitely takes it to another level.
    Unfortunately that level is the man jewellery sector. No longer do they seem to be strapped on for sport, work etc etc and damn the torpedoes of scratching and scuffing in order to keep the "nice" watches nice - that's what mine has always been for. I suppose that's what Apeks are for nowadays.
    F.T.F.A.

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    Are we sure that this isn't a photo artifact. It looks very similar to my CWC diver which is 10 years. I can't see CWC spending money on a new bezel insert and not advertising it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    The bezel markings are engraved
    Andy says itís engraved

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    There seems to be definite change in bezel construction.
    There seems to be a raised ring outside of the crystal and depth to the insert. Itís not like any of the CWC divers I own. There has obviously been an update.

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    Picked up a new CWC RN diver in polished steel with day/date

    Iíll throw a spanner in the works by saying that my 2018 120 click RN diver which I bought from John Wall has the same bezel as the OPs. I would say the minute indices on the bezel are very lightly engraved. The bezel insert is inset. I owned a 2020 SBS for a while and the bezel insert was level with the bezel itself, and easier to scratch as a result.
    Iíll try to get some decent photos tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyf View Post
    Hiya Rob,
    Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Glad youíre still enjoying it😉

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    All is well thanks John, and same to you. CWC has barely left my wrist and has been in some interesting scrapes- quite literally. Strange conundrum with the bezel insert.


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    I hear what your saying Rob but itís the shadow on the ďengravedĒ indices and numbers that looks so much deeper on Andys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    There seems to be definite change in bezel construction.
    There seems to be a raised ring outside of the crystal and depth to the insert. Itís not like any of the CWC divers I own. There has obviously been an update.
    I concur with what John is saying.
    Iíve not got a CWC that looks anything like that.
    The one that Rob (BobbyF) had from me was if I remember correctly one that Iíd only recently acquired and moved on.
    I donít remember it looking like the above, but I didnít have it for long.

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    I remember us discussing at the time that it was I unusual for a 2018 RN diver to have a 120click bezel. I was at CWC last year and spoke to Mal about it. He seemed to remember having a limited run of MK1 RN Divers fitted with the new 120 click SBS bezels.
    I had the SBS dial fitted not long after I bought it from you so I can keep track of what the date is when I work crazy hours.
    The bezel does have the lightly engraved minute markers I mentioned earlier. Iím not sure what the inset is made out of, I always presumed it was just alloy with a thick coating of paint on it. With it being inset it is protected from being scratched.
    The 2020 SBS had the same bezel however the bezel insert was level and more prone to scratches.


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    That what threw me,
    Youíve had the dial changed👍🏽
    I can also now see that itís got the black bezel.

    My heads like a sieve sometimes🙄

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    Donít worry, I know the feeling.
    Yes, itís the same watch and only the dial has been changed.
    2018 Matt cased RN diver with mineral glass and 120 click SBS bezel. And retro fitted SBS dial.


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    As someone - might have been Rev-O on MWR and I'm paraphrasing - so astutely put it, these are £30 watches. If there is a new bezel style it is based on price rather than aesthetics. I say this as someone who loves CWC divers, owns one and will probably buy more.

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    I fully agree. I suspect most of these small differences are down to parts coming from different production runs or different suppliers.


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