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    The colour and glossy look of the dial lume doesn't look quite right to me, would have preferred if it matched the hands. Glad I'm not 100% on it in the end as way out of what if have been willing to spend.

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    I don't understand why they always go for the polished look for the reissues.
    To differentiate with the original?

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    Was going to get one, but not at just short of 2,000!!

    Is that an acrylic bezel?

    The automatic CWC MK II diver is nearly 900, so I can't understand how they can expect over double for this.

    Will put an Issued Smiths on my Xmas list instead!

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    As posted over on TZ-UK
    By luck I have a meeting around the corner from silvermans this afternoon
    If the meeting ends before they close I will pop in and have a look.
    It's twice what I wanted to spend but I do like it.
    (I am sure the Mrs will understand why she will not have a birthday present at the end of the month).

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    It's a lovely thing but you can get an issued T one for a third of that.

    I think they're gouging at that price point. Just my opinion.

    Also, faux vintage Trit seldom gets the colour or tone or something quite right.

    I do prefer vanilla to mint (if you see what I mean) but fake patina often looks too even and fresh. That said, I have a re-lumed Smiths W10 where the plots are pitch perfect -- in fact better than a real aged one which can look more nicotine stained than mellow yellow. But the W10 has dots so maybe it's easier to get right?
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    was waiting for this but...... not at 2k... rather pickup a issued 70's era chrono with that money.

    really surprised at the asking price. having said that, I'm sure they will sell some.

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    I have been waiting and waiting for this release, I really like how it looks but at that price even if they only make 100 period I just can't see paying $2650 for it............... just seems insane, I will just pick up their standard matte divers watch instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    personally I think that it has the potential to be one of the best reissues for a long long time.

    let's hope that they don't go and p*ss it up by polishing the case or something similar..




    sigh..

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    They lost me with the shiny lume.

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    Totally agree Dave. Personally I think this would have been better if they hadn't gone down the faux patina lume route....

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    Has anyone seen or know what engraving is on the case back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jikea View Post
    Has anyone seen or know what engraving is on the case back?


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    I think this is in a similar vein to the WatchCo Omega SM300 and that now fetches good prices on the back of the originals rise in value. From that point of view I think the price is about what I expected.

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    Capturing the info:

    Item code: 73119


    The 1980 Royal Navy Divers Reissue looks as good as the original.


    The Tritium luminous has been replaced by vintage Super luminova and the movement is the super reliable ETA 2824-2 replacing the ETA 2783.


    • The original CWC 1980 model replaced the Rolex issued Milsub (the CWC auto divers watch was issued in 1980/81; the CWC RN Quartz was issued 82/83 onwards).


    2017 spec:


    • Made to
    • Water resistant to 30 atmospheres, 300m.
    • sword hands
    • 1980 CWC Vintage logo
    • One-way luminous insert time elapse bezel.
    • Stainless steel case.
    • Screw down crown.
    • Screw down caseback.
    • ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic mechanical movement. CWC engraved
    • Super Luminova Vintage lume markings.
    • Sapphire glass.
    • Swiss Made, Swiss parts.
    • Supplied with 20mm Nato grey & vintage grey straps.
    Order of the Invisible Ethereal Electron with Crossed Wizard's Wands

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.charlton View Post
    I think this is in a similar vein to the WatchCo Omega SM300 and that now fetches good prices on the back of the originals rise in value. From that point of view I think the price is about what I expected.
    Agreed, so I ordered one.
    Need it for a "full set"

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    Super watch would have liked to see the full NSN stamped,should the numerals be white ?

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    From the images I have of the original model the NSN and other markings on the case back are stamped. The numerals had a thick coating of tritium hand applied that was quite rough.

    Terry

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    Thanks Terry just felt it should have 6645-99 as per original thanks for information regarding the lume much appreciated.

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    Sorry the watch did not carry 6645-99 my mistake thanks Terry

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    Got mine this morning, I really like it, apart from the shiny lume.
    The 3,6 and 9 do not glow, although they look the same as the hour markers.

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