Movement : Automatic Sellita Cal. SW200 COSC
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : January 2022
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 43.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
The C65 Sandhurst is inspired by the iconic Smiths W10, representing the British Army. Their business and reputation have grown exponentially over the past 10 years. Like the W10 this watch has been made in conjunction with the MOD Ministry of Defence, it is their first true field watch and meets all MOD specifications. The 38mm stainless steel round case gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 43.5mm and a thickness of 11.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit. Brushed and polished bevelled edges transition with crisp lines, and on the right side a screw-down crown with the flag logo and red accent matching the red-tipped second’s hand. A stepped brushed bezel has bevelled polished edges, the box-glass Sapphire crystal is a modern twist and harkens back to the original W10 of the 1960s which used a glass-box crystal. A textured matte black dial has a precisely printed minute track with batons at every quarter and lume pips coated in Old Radium Super-LumiNova in between, a triangle at 12, Arabic numerals printed with white TC-1 Super-LumiNova mark the hours. Long baton hands with a chamfered edge are coated in the same Old Radium Super-LumiNova. On the reverse, a high-relief British Army heraldic badge is in the centre, inside an automatic Sellita SW200 COSC, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this is a high-accuracy Sellita meeting the COSC certification. The watch comes fitted on a Christopher Ward 20mm Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with a ratchet clasp for micro-adjustments and quick-release for easy changing, all links are included and come with its original Christopher Ward presentation box and papers including the COSC certificate.
This being 38mm and its design is based on one of my all-time favourite vintage military watches (W10), I guess it is no surprise I would like this so much! But pairing it with this bracelet really brings the watch to another level and goes to show how much CW can provide for such an affordable price, even more so when sold pre-owned like this one!
Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis and Christopher Ward they started the world's first online-only watch brand. Launched from a converted chicken shed on a farm in Berkshire. Soon after the launch of the brand Dave Malone was a Tasmanian lecturer and watches expert. When he saw the press ad for a watch powered by an ETA 2824–2 automatic movement, he decided to buy one. He planned to write a critical review on the world’s largest watch forum, Timezone.com. Fortunately for Christopher Ward, his review was most complimentary. Stating the watch was the “best value mechanical watch in the world”. Sales immediately spiked and Christopher Ward became firmly established. After receiving such high praise in the industry and from collectors in 2008 they began work with assistance from a Swiss watchmaking company: Synergies Horlogères. Based in Biel, Switzerland. SH was owned and led by Jörg Bader who had the same vision Christopher Ward had on designing a new movement. After many years of design and development, July 2nd 2014 saw the announcement to an astounding watch industry of their in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years.