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    • After 3.5 weeks with occasional wear under neutral lighting. Occasional swim in fresh water lakes. The strap buckle also gets the same patina as the watch.  
    • A few weeks ago, I gave my take from a week on the wrist with the Yema Superman GMT. The experience of seeing how much quality, features, brand history and fun you can get from a watch in-and-around the £1,000 price point was refreshing, especially in an enthusiast community that often seems engulfed by £5k+ offerings from high-end luxury manufacturers. This week I’m continuing on that journey with the review of the Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst. Read more: https://barkandjack.com/2020/08/12/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-christopher-ward-c65-sandhurst/  
    • The next day still new and clean. Patina slowly starts to develop after 2 1/2 weeks.
    • My bronze C60 was purchased new from CW. It arrived with some patina (a bit uneven) already on it and I wanted to start out clean. So it was time for a quick bath and light scrubbing to start out with a shiny clean bronze C60. I used 1 teaspoon of citric acid and 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate as instructed by CW. The patina came off pretty quickly and probably didn't really have to use a toothbrush at all. But it may depend on how much patina there is on the watch. It looks like new again after the bath and I am looking forward to see the patina develop again. Comments on the post in the CW Aficionados group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CWAficionados/permalink/650581402196570/ The watch as it arrived. Citric acid can be found in the canning section at Walmart and I am sure many other stores as well. Sodium bicarbonate is baking powder and can be found in, you guessed it, the baking aisle. Also available from Amazon and other online stores. Mix the ingredients in a bowl, put the watch on top and add water so the watch is complete submerged.  Patina was very light to begin with so I only let it soak for about 8 minutes. I used a new soft toothbrush to finish up and it came out like a brand new watch. Instruction video from CW:  
    • The world’s most accurate chronograph movement, the ETA 251.264, meets an Aston Martin inspired design at a world-beating price. This special buy limited edition, created especially for our July Sale, is £300 below the price it would normally be as we want to (gear!) shift the last of our 251.264 movements. But hurry, with only 350 pieces you’ll need to be as fast as a DB4 Zagato to secure one! Power. Precision. Rarity If ever a watch was defined by its movement, then the C65 AM GT Limited Edition is it.    The COSC-certified ETA 251.264 calibre represents the apex of quartz timekeeping technology, with a tolerance of just -10/+10 seconds per year (0.027 seconds a day).    Used only in our elite racing chronographs before, when we realised stocks of the movement were low – and we wouldn’t be able to get more – we set out to create a watch that fulfilled its potential. And at a truly accessible price.    That watch is the new C65 AM GT Limited Edition.    This is a timepiece steeped in automotive history. Instead of the traditional ‘12-hour’ design, its dial has a speedo aesthetic influenced by the dashboard of the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato.    Thanks to the power of the ETA 251.264, there’s a wealth of timing options. From the centre-stop seconds function to the 60-minute and 12-hour counters – plus the 1/10 seconds register – everything is covered. There’s also a tachymeter bezel to calculate the speed of passing vehicles when you’re trackside.   Though with only 350 in existence – and now with an exclusive 40 percent off its planned price – you’ll have to quick off the grid to get yours.  ETA 251.264 Quartz Chronograph One of the most accurate quartz chronographs on the market, this COSC-certified ETA 251.264 boasts a tolerance of just -10/+10 seconds per year (0.027 seconds a day). And its thermo-compensated structure means extreme heat won’t affect its accuracy either. As a chronograph it has few equals, and offers a wide range of timing functions. Aside from telling the time, it has both 60-minute and 12-hour subdials, plus a 1/10 seconds register. There’s also a centre-stop seconds function and a date wheel. Technical Case Model: C65 Size: 41mm Dial Colour: Black Case Material: Stainless steel Case Colour: Steel Bezel Colour: Steel Height: 12.20mm Lug-to-Lug: 47.12mm Case Weight: 75g Weight inc Bracelet: 100g Water Resistance: 15 ATM (150m) Movement: ETA 251.264 Power Reserve: 72 months No. of Jewels: 27 Complication Type: Chronograph Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: +/-10 sec p/year Lume: SLN GL C1 Strap Size: 22mm Strap Material: Rubber Strap Colour: Black red Features Limited edition of 350 pieces Swiss made 27 jewel quartz chronograph chronometer 72-month power reserve Hour, minute, small second, date, centre stop second (1/1 sec), 60 minute counter, 12 hours counter, tenths second counter 316L stainless steel case Aluminium bezel with 5 minute markers Deep-stamped screw-down backplate Screw-down crown Unique engraved serial number Tri-compax dial layout Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with 'Christopher Ward' engraved buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook   View full record
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