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Review: Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Black

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Review: Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Black

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Post by valuewatchguy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:36 am

Bring on the logo haters! I don't care, this is a fabulous watch.

I will add more details as we go but here are a few quick shots.

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The quick release bracelet is one of the best new features of a watch.....ever! Drilled lugs don't stand a chance next to this!

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Case is really good, this is a bad picture and doesn't do it justice, I will take more and try to demonstrate the craftsmanship. The only other dive watch I've owned that wears this well for its size is the Seiko MM200.....maybe a close second is the Eterna Gent Divers. But those are far above most anything else I've had.

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Re: Review: Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Black

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Post by cairoanan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:50 am

Congrats. Love this watch!
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Re: Review: Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Black

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Post by Rabirnie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:54 am

You should have said this is NSFW! Great looking watch. Can’t wait to see more pictures and read more of your thoughts on it!


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Post by valuewatchguy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:24 am

Rabirnie wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:54 am
You should have said this is NSFW! Great looking watch. Can’t wait to see more pictures and read more of your thoughts on it!


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Post by Rabirnie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:18 am

valuewatchguy wrote:
Rabirnie wrote:
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You should have said this is NSFW! Great looking watch. Can’t wait to see more pictures and read more of your thoughts on it!


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Post by recapt » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks for starting this thread and sharing your pics and commentary. I’m hoping to see this on their Half Off page someday soon!
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Post by valuewatchguy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:29 pm

recapt wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Thanks for starting this thread and sharing your pics and commentary. I’m hoping to see this on their Half Off page someday soon!
It might be possible. I think brick and mortar watch delaers are more at risk during this pandemic. CWard is predominantly an online retailer and while many buyers will hold off on making a luxury goods purchase during this time, I think for the most part sellers like CWard, Seiya, Gnomon, or Ashford will be less affected. I do think they will increase discount amounts or frequency of sales. If they do reduce the price in the next 60 days, i will ask for a price match. But your local brick and mortar dealer of Oris, Omega, Longines, Hamilton......those guys are not getting any foot traffic in their stores right now and sales will abound very soon. Don't expect a Rolex Sub for 50% off though. LOL
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Post by whoagorgeous » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:24 pm

I LOVE their quick release bracelets. BEST THING EVER.
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Post by watchpalooza » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:20 am

Great looking watch, especially looks at home on that distressed leather strap. Love the polished side and bevels contrasted with the brushed top of the lugs. The throw-back lume is cool, and the hour and second hand styling also really nice. For me the only minor quips are the unmatched minutes hand and the f-ing ginormous crown. Still a beautiful watch!
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Post by peskydonut » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 pm

As recently confessed in the HUISABH thread, you sir have tipped the scales. Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to getting mine in.
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Post by Franko » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:06 pm

I went back and forth between the Dartmouth and the vintage 65. Thanks for making me second guess my decision. That one is a Beauty!!
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Post by valuewatchguy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:32 am

Franko wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:06 pm
I went back and forth between the Dartmouth and the vintage 65. Thanks for making me second guess my decision. That one is a Beauty!!
Glad I could help! I used to have the vintage GMT and it was great but I actually prefer the dartmouth more.
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Post by valuewatchguy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:33 am

peskydonut wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 pm
As recently confessed in the HUISABH thread, you sir have tipped the scales. Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to getting mine in.
Youre welcome......or I'm sorry? Not sure which these days. I hope you like it! I haven't taken mine off in a week.
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Post by valuewatchguy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:34 am

whoagorgeous wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:24 pm
I LOVE their quick release bracelets. BEST THING EVER.
Every watch maker should incorporate that feature!
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