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Rowhyd,

Congrats. I really like the combo on that C11, and is one of the CWs I'd consider. Sharp and rugged while maintaining some class. Damn, the comptroller is really gonna ride me when she finds out I'm considering some more watches. Man, that watch is so delicious I can taste it. MmmmMmmmMmmm.

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Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it. It really is a beauty.

I particularly love the case. I think the whole watch is great-looking, but that case is something to behold.
 

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Rowhyd,

Congrats. I really like the combo on that C11, and is one of the CWs I'd consider. Sharp and rugged while maintaining some class. Damn, the comptroller is really gonna ride me when she finds out I'm considering some more watches. Man, that watch is so delicious I can taste it. MmmmMmmmMmmm.

Good Health to You and Your Watch!
Quoted for truth. Congrats, OP!
 

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Nice! I like that model a lot. I wish they had been available before I paid a lot more for a similarly styled Lum-Tec.
 

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What is the red thing next to the three? Is that just cosmetic?
I did a bit of digging and apparently that red part represents something known as a "bug", which is often found on aircraft instruments. Googling 'aircraft instrument bugs' brings up a few pages with information on this.

It doesn't actually serve a purpose on this watch as far as I know, it's just there for purely cosmetic reasons I reckon since this watch is based upon a jet's altimeter. I think it looks pretty cool, whether it actually does anything or not, and red is my favourite colour so for me it's a nice little bonus. ;)

This watch will be perfect for me also since aviation and military watches, of all types of watches, interest me the most.

I STILL can't get over that gorgeous case! Owning this watch should be a real joy...

From the ChristopherWard.co.uk site:

The clean image of a modern jets altimeter has been the primary inspiration for
the latest additions to our squadron of aviation models.
Both the C11 MSL Mk1
Automatic and C11 MSL Mk1 Chronograph are based on a completely new case
design that places a circular dial in a case which has its facets smoothed off
and decorated with vertical brushing. Four screws suggest the dials original
location on a cockpit's instrument panel.

The result is one of the most attractive conversions from an altimeter to a
wristwatch
. Based on the cockpits of fast jets the C11 MSL is indeed an
interesting and fast paced addition to the range, whilst less workmanlike
than some of its peers, the C11 MSL retains its functionality.

The striking contemporary approach, which is in contrast to the usual retro
nature of a pilots watch, is based on a 42mm case in 316L surgical grade
stainless steel. Has museum grade sapphire crystal and high density
SuperLuminova markings and hands. Time to get LOCKED ON!
 
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