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Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby koimaster » August 10th 2017, 8:36am

Premium British watch brand Christopher Ward is delighted to announce that on 10th August, they will be unveiling the latest timepiece from their C9 range; the C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition. This 100-piece collection honours the 100th Anniversary of the RAF and includes aluminum from the Hurricane fighter plane that heroically defended a raid on Buckingham Palace on what became known as Battle of Britain Day, 15th September 1940.

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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby foghorn » August 10th 2017, 9:02am

If the power reserve is 46 hours then that is what the indicator should indicate. Altimeter themed or not.
Not a bad looking watch but too much historic gimmickry.
And enough with the surgical grade steel and museum grade crystal baloney!!
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby Falstaff » August 10th 2017, 10:19am

...and leave the entire "DNA" shtick to Romain Jerome.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby 3Flushes » August 10th 2017, 11:21am

foghorn wrote:If the power reserve is 46 hours then that is what the indicator should indicate. Altimeter themed or not.
Not a bad looking watch but too much historic gimmickry.
And enough with the surgical grade steel and museum grade crystal baloney!!

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$3200... can't wait not to buy one.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby PiningforElgin » August 10th 2017, 11:25am

foghorn wrote:If the power reserve is 46 hours then that is what the indicator should indicate. Altimeter themed or not.
Not a bad looking watch but too much historic gimmickry.
And enough with the surgical grade steel and museum grade crystal baloney!!


I much prefer the 5-day power reserve stuff they had in the past
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 10th 2017, 11:29am

First things first: all the marketing talk in that article sucks big time. The phrase "museum grade crystal" is quite as fucking over the top as marketing slogans can get.

Second: "disc of P2725 Hurricane precious metal..." Oh, so the Rolls-Royce Merlin pistons were made of solid-fucking-gold? Or platinum? Yeeeeeaaaahhhh...right.

The power reserve indicator scale sucks as well- I agree, it should be 46. What the fuck made them put "100" at the end of it, I don't know, and I don't think I want to know - although on second thoughts, if it was something that they were smoking, I'd actually like to know what it was, because it must have been some pretty strong stuff.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby Hawk » August 10th 2017, 2:24pm

Oh shit, they really did say "surgical-grade" stainless, didn't they?
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby PiningforElgin » August 10th 2017, 2:29pm

Hawk wrote:Oh shit, they really did say "surgical-grade" stainless, didn't they?


Will that make CW relegated to TV wartch status in this forum?
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby foghorn » August 10th 2017, 2:59pm

PiningforElgin wrote:
Hawk wrote:Oh shit, they really did say "surgical-grade" stainless, didn't they?


Will that make CW relegated to TV wartch status in this forum?





No,but whoever is charged with writing the descriptions might be shipped off to an office in Eden Prairie.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby biglove » August 10th 2017, 3:30pm

When I saw that it was another wartche with some scrap of metal inside it I just closed the tab.

WTF, CW? Can't wait for the Stauer style ads in in-flight magazines and Reader's Digest.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 10th 2017, 3:38pm

foghorn wrote:
PiningforElgin wrote:
Hawk wrote:Oh shit, they really did say "surgical-grade" stainless, didn't they?


Will that make CW relegated to TV wartch status in this forum?





No,but whoever is charged with writing the descriptions might be shipped off to an office in Eden Prairie.

Or to Tierra del Fuego.
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Re: Christopher Ward C9 P2725

Postby Hawk » August 10th 2017, 4:11pm

The sin is perhaps a hundred times worse for anyone who had a blade hobby at one time or another. Because there's no such fucking thing as surgical-grade stainless.

Now, I believe there is such a thing as "museum grade" sapphire. Generally speaking the most highly valued blue sapphires are velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium dark tones. Preferred sapphires also have strong to vivid color saturation. The saturation should be as strong as possible without darkening the color and compromising brightness. (credit to GIA). Meaning, of course you can't see the hands or dial thus rendering the watch worthless.

They hired an invicter copywriter and need to muzzle him as soon as convenient. Then extradite his sorry ass to Panama.
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