Smaller & Brighter Is Better: Christopher Ward Introduces The C63 Sealander 36mm

The C63 Sealander is Christopher Ward’s take on a watch made to seamlessly conform to any situation. That goes for a dinner with friends, a casual grocery store run, ventures for the exploring-inclined and everything in between. Simply put, the C63 Sealander is a go-anywhere, do-anything tool watch. Within the lifespan of the Sealander line, we’ve seen several different models that include a GMT and a cleverly designed recessed crown model equipped with a push-button mechanism. Today, Christopher Ward expands the Sealander range, making it that much more dynamic with the release of the C63 Sealander 36mm.

The first iteration of the C63 Sealander came in a modernly proportioned case measuring 39mm wide, 45.8mm lug to lug, and 11.25mm thick. The new C63 Sealander comes in a smaller, more compact package measuring 36mm wide and 42.87mm lug to lug. It also slims down a tad coming in at 10.75mm in thickness. The stainless steel case sports a nice blend of brushed and polished finishing that highlights the different case features in various lighting.


The C63 Sealander 36mm comes in a potpourri of dial options composed of six dial variations in total. The bold colored dial colors come in a Lucerne Blue, Jura Green, Acer Red, and a Forest Yellow. The eye-catching colors paired with the Light-Catcher™ designed case are sure to pop when on the wrist. If you’re less keen on color (raises hand*), then Christopher Ward also offers the C63 Sealander 36mm in a more conservative black and white dial.

The dial furniture is similar to the C63 Sealander 39mm; applied hour markers with polished surrounds, date window at six and a hand set composed of a broad hour hand, baton minute hand and a slim seconds hand anchored by CW’s signature trident. If you’ve been watching Christopher Ward from afar, you’ll notice how the branding on the dial has evolved over the years. The “Christoper Ward ” branding has shifted from nine o’clock to twelve (much to the joy of most CW followers and enthusiasts in general) and more recently has been replaced by their twin-flags logo. The simple logo at twelve and minimal text at six makes for a clean dial design and in my opinion, is spot on for the 36mm case sizing.

Each C63 Sealander 36mm will be offered on a quick-release bracelet or oak strap, with an additional limited edition dial matching stitched leather strap. The Sealander uses the Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement with a decorated CW patterned rotor that can be appreciated through the display caseback.

I have an affinity for 36mm watches so this would be my preference out of the entire Sealander line (the C63 Sealander GMT is a very close second). The smaller case size, 150 meters of WR, various dial color options and the decision to go with a more minimal dial makes this a potential daily-wearer candidate. The array of vibrant colors are perfect for the current season and comes just in time if you’re still in the market for one as we’re approaching the “Sunday of Summer”.

The C63 Sealander 36mm on a bracelet comes in at $925 (£770) and on an oak strap at $765 (£635), making it the least expensive and most approachable option in the Sealander family. Each piece is limited to 200 pieces and available now directly through Christopher Ward.

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Thomas is a budding writer and an avid photographer by way of San Diego, California. From his local surf break to mountain peaks and occasionally traveling to destinations off the beaten path, he is always searching for his next adventure, with a watch on wrist, and a camera in hand. Thomas is a watch enthusiast through and through; having a strong passion for their breadth of design, historical connection, and the stories that lie within each timepiece.