Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 28th 2017, 10:09am

And just closed the deal on this one and hopefully arrives early next week from the land of Kiwi. Photos are of the watch taken by seller.

Model: C5 Slimline Green LE C5-SLM-SVV 49/100
Diameter (excluding crown): 40.0mm
Diameter (including crown): 43.3mm
Thickness: 8.9mm
Case length (lugs included): 47.5mm
Lug width: 20mm

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby foghorn » December 28th 2017, 10:12am

Mmmmmm....green!! And a hand cranker too!!


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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby Thunder1 » December 28th 2017, 10:40am

koimaster wrote:And just closed the deal on this one and hopefully arrives early next week from the land of Kiwi. Photos are of the watch taken by seller.

Model: C5 Slimline Green LE C5-SLM-SVV 49/100
Diameter (excluding crown): 40.0mm
Diameter (including crown): 43.3mm
Thickness: 8.9mm
Case length (lugs included): 47.5mm
Lug width: 20mm

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I like it..of course, the strap compliments the dial face nicely..is the movement a re-worked ETA 2894?...such a work horse..
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby conjurer » December 28th 2017, 11:18am

Dang, that's a nice one. And, it's got the old logo on the dial, so you don't have to get a porkpie hat and some skinny jeans!!
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby codguy » December 28th 2017, 11:32am

Whoohoo- all that and no neck beard required!!!

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby foghorn » December 28th 2017, 11:32am

conjurer wrote:Dang, that's a nice one. And, it's got the old logo on the dial, so you don't have to get a porkpie hat and some skinny jeans!!




Actually Conjuroonie, I think that's one of the older of the new logos which,although it is an old logo it isn't the old logo. If you had simply stated that is was one of the older logos then I wouldn't have needed to make this informational post. But you didn't so I did.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 28th 2017, 12:23pm

conjurer wrote:Dang, that's a nice one. And, it's got the old logo on the dial, so you don't have to get a porkpie hat and some skinny jeans!!


I think the original logo was a large C with the w inside. This is a photo of my old Trident from around 2010 or so.

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby AntFarm » December 29th 2017, 7:34am

That is a really nice clean watch. I like it.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 29th 2017, 8:10am

@Thunder.. Movement is a 2801-2, hand wound
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 29th 2017, 8:49am

Not a fan of green dials, but here, the design alone - regardless of the colour - is really great.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 29th 2017, 9:22am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Not a fan of green dials, but here, the design alone - regardless of the colour - is really great.


Obviously not a fan of the Oregon Ducks! :mrgreen: I agree about the design and that is what drew me to this watch. Simple, clean, not pretentious in any way. The hand winding movement is a bonus IMO.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby labman » December 29th 2017, 9:24am

That is nice.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby biglove » December 29th 2017, 9:57am

CW does green dials very well. Bought one for a friend a couple of years ago.

Think you will quite like it.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby Thunder1 » December 29th 2017, 10:28am

koimaster wrote:@Thunder.. Movement is a 2801-2, hand wound

Christ!!..something else to think about now... :roll:
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby TemerityB » December 29th 2017, 11:39am

Real nice; simple, understated. Nice pick.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby SynMike » December 29th 2017, 12:05pm

Looks great. I love hand wind watches.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 29th 2017, 12:14pm

Thunder1 wrote:
koimaster wrote:@Thunder.. Movement is a 2801-2, hand wound

Christ!!..something else to think about now... :roll:


There is something that I find enjoyable about winding a watch rather than just throwing one on and going out the door. The 2801 has been around a long time and in fact is obsolete now. Sellita SW210-1 is a movement that is a clone. People used to compare the ETA 2801 to the Unitas 6497/98 at one time. The Unitas models were built for pocket watches at first but many ended up as primary movements in hand crankers. The 2801 has a center drive second hand(like any automatic watch) even though its a hand cranker. while the 6497 has a sub second at 9pm and the 6498 at 6pm. You can also modify the 2801-2 & 2804 -2 to hack but that was a special order. The Unitas is also a larger movement and beats at I think about 17,000 vs the 28,800 of the smaller 2801-2.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 29th 2017, 3:10pm

koimaster wrote:There is something that I find enjoyable about winding a watch rather than just throwing one on and going out the door.

Same here. Frankly, I much prefer hand-wound over automatic. Winding my watches is something of an enjoyable routine.

koimaster wrote:The 2801 has been around a long time and in fact is obsolete now. Sellita SW210-1 is a movement that is a clone.

Quite a bit of manufacturers uses the 2801. The largest user of it that I can think of is Hamilton - after all, the Khaki Mechanical is quite a popular "budget" mechanical field watch. Stowa also uses it quite often. Microbrands seem to like that movement as well - Timefactors uses it in a few models from its necromanced Smiths brand for quite a few years now, and of the more recent 2801 users, there's Ming. It doesn't sound like much compared to the ETA automatics, likely it's not even close to it in terms of the production quantities, but we're still talking about tens of thousands of them, so...

koimaster wrote:People used to compare the ETA 2801 to the Unitas 6497/98 at one time. The Unitas models were built for pocket watches at first but many ended up as primary movements in hand crankers. The 2801 has a center drive second hand(like any automatic watch) even though its a hand cranker. while the 6497 has a sub second at 9pm and the 6498 at 6pm.

Not sure if I haven't misunderstood something, so just in case, I'll share a few observations.
There was a fair bit of sub-second automatic movements, and some are still made in substantial quantities. Not even looking into in-house, there's the ETA 2895-2. Most of the contemporary ones are based upon movements with a directly driven sweep second, though (slightly rearranged gear train). Hand-winders with a directly driven sweep second are nothing odd - plenty of ebauches and in-house ones alike. In the 1940s and 1950s, a lot of manufacturers preferred to design a sub-second base calibre, and then just add a fairly simple indirectly driven sweep second to use the same baseplate, but manufacturers like ETA and AS offered a fair amount of direct sweep second hand-winders since the late 1940s (then again, they were behemoths of the industry, so they wouldn't have cared all that much about saving money by using one baseplate).

koimaster wrote: You can also modify the 2801-2 & 2804 -2 to hack but that was a special order. The Unitas is also a larger movement and beats at I think about 17,000 vs the 28,800 of the smaller 2801-2.

They were made in both versions, hacking and non-hacking. Special order sounds strong - I'd go with Dr. Ranfft calling it an "option" in the archive entry for the 2801. These days, people are more picky about the presence or absence of the hack feature, so I wouldn't be surprised if the current production of the hacking 2801-2 would be higher than that of the non-hacking version.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby koimaster » December 29th 2017, 3:36pm

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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I stand somewhat corrected I think. :3
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 29th 2017, 9:03pm

koimaster wrote:
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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:mrgreen:

I stand somewhat corrected I think. :3

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby artman » December 29th 2017, 11:15pm

Classy!
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby Racer-X » December 30th 2017, 12:12am

Clean looking watch, Congrats. I considered a blue one during their half-off sale, but this green is much sharper.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby kip » December 30th 2017, 6:28am

That green one is a beauty! Congratulations!

Now you need to get the purple one as well.
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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby codguy » December 30th 2017, 7:36am

kip wrote:Now you need to get the purple one as well.


Totally agree --------> UW Huskies purple!

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Re: Christopher Ward C5 Slimline Green LE

Postby Thunder1 » December 30th 2017, 7:56am

koimaster wrote:
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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I stand somewhat corrected I think. :3

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