C60 Trident Auto movement photos (and some accident story)

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C60 Trident Auto movement photos (and some accident story)

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Hello, guys! For a long time it was problem for me to find any C60 movement photos until today. Yesterday my kid has kicked me (he is into karate and etc:) right to my C60 Auto. Hit power was not so strong, but rotor sound become unhealthy and noisy. So today watch has stopped. I had bought this watch from ebay in september for 300 bucks and i have no extra money and time to send it to CW (russian post is strong pain in the ass also), so i've decide to open it by myself to explore problem. Not sure this post must be here, maybe it's place in Gallery, whatever.

Well, here is what we got inside Christopher Ward C60 Trident Auto (end of 2010):

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Alas, it is Sellita SW 200 :?

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Caseback is marked with "K"

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After some exploration i found main spring blocked by this guy.

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Screw head has cracked off. Looks typical for chineese steel, i hope its not chineese steel.

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Caseback was scratched with screw head.

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Well, i still like how this watch looks:)

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Great

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Now after eight test hours watch is keeping time properly. Problem is movement now holds on one screw only, and if that screw have same issue as cracked one then movement can just fall off:)


Good news is i had start my grandfather watch "Lutch" restoration project:)

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I guess thats all for today. Thanks.
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Great post, thoroughly enjoyed.

So you won't be buying one of our Premier Division football clubs then?

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Thanks for the look. It looks utilitarian, and why not. I'm not worried should my C60 FLE come with a Selitta. Seems to me it very probably is as good as an ETA 2824.
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Nice to see the inside of a C60, nothing wrong with a Selitta, you just need to keep it away from the Kung Foo Kid. :D
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Would it be possible to source a screw from somewhere?!
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atnits wrote:Would it be possible to source a screw from somewhere?!
Getting the old one out is the problem :(
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Thanks for the look inside the Trident.
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No worries about the Sellita movement. ......as for the undecorated..not necessary with the solid caseback.

Many times it is possible to remove a broken/damaged screw with a small screwdriver. You can sometimes get enough leverage to remove it. You could probably source another screw from CWL.

If the movement is still secure, I wouldn't worry to much unless you are planning on using it as a football next. :D
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Helix Von Smelix wrote:
atnits wrote:Would it be possible to source a screw from somewhere?!
Getting the old one out is the problem :(
Na... I say. An experienced watch repairer can do it and replace it. Shouldn't cost much. The movement looks good and of course, identical to the ETA and that's expected without question. You have that extra jewel, I believe is located at the mainspring housing shaft bearing. In my opinion; if the extra jewel is used as a bearing, that makes the 200 better than the ETA 2824. Without a doubt, the balance is protected with an incablock protection bearing. I hope I spelled that right. All in all, a fine watch worth taking in for repair. Super Great photos, by the way.
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scooter wrote:Great post, thoroughly enjoyed.

So you won't be buying one of our Premier Division football clubs then?

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alphajet wrote:you just need to keep it away from the Kung Foo Kid.
It's reasonable, but its diving watch anyway. I mean incabloc system blocking is more waited to happen than screw head comes off. Maybe i'm wrong. For Sellita ­- it's ok of course, but it looks too… undecorated, as it Kip said:). Maybe a little oriental for me:)
Russ-Shettle wrote:Super Great photos, by the way.
Thanks, i'm impressed too as it shooted with cell-phone.
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The rotor is not decorated, true, but it looks well constructed. The important thing is the quality of its intended function and there would be no difference. Why put in a decorated rotor only to be hidden by the case back? It would be pointless, needless to say. Chances are, some people may have gotten decorated rotors in their C60s, unintended. If you had the choice of ordering a C60 with a decorated rotor for a higher price, would you buy it with that option, knowing you can't see it or be able to show it off?
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Russ-Shettle wrote:The rotor is not decorated, true, but it looks well constructed. The important thing is the quality of its intended function and there would be no difference. Why put in a decorated rotor only to be hidden by the case back? It would be pointless, needless to say. Chances are, some people may have gotten decorated rotors in their C60s, unintended. If you had the choice of ordering a C60 with a decorated rotor for a higher price, would you buy it with that option, knowing you can't see it or be able to show it off?
Well, only for warm feeling of knowledge its decorated:)
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Dmitry wrote:
Russ-Shettle wrote:The rotor is not decorated, true, but it looks well constructed. The important thing is the quality of its intended function and there would be no difference. Why put in a decorated rotor only to be hidden by the case back? It would be pointless, needless to say. Chances are, some people may have gotten decorated rotors in their C60s, unintended. If you had the choice of ordering a C60 with a decorated rotor for a higher price, would you buy it with that option, knowing you can't see it or be able to show it off?
Well, only for warm feeling of knowledge its decorated:)
Understood! I have the same warm feeling just knowing the kind of movement that resides inside, that it's Swiss.
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Great post!
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My trident gmt makes a noise when the rotor turns, hope I do not also have a screw loose. From the US so post is not so bad but also bought mine second hand (WUS). Does CW honor warranty on resale?