Early Thoughts on the C60 Trident 300 Pro

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Early Thoughts on the C60 Trident 300 Pro

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I received my 40mm green Trident today, the product of a swap I made with the DHL courier. He gave me the Trident, shiny and new from Christopher Ward, and I gave him my green Aquitaine, also shiny and new but headed back for the next nearly-new sale. I'd decided that two Aquitaines was one too many, and I figured a green Trident was a reasonable enough substitute.

Let's talk about the Trident. The green dial is a little more vibrant than the Aquitaine, but less shiny, if that makes sense. It's a deeper, richer green that isn't clouded in the boxed crystal or sapphire bezel of the Aquitaine. It's nice! It isn't nicer than the Aquitaine, per se, it's different. The bezel is simple and clean, and the numbers, incremented in steps of five around the dial, are readable. There's no color contrast on the bezel like I think there used to be. Only white. That's good. The stainless steel ring inside the bezel with the minute tick marks is a really great little design touch. It doesn't rotate with the outer bezel.
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The handset feels longer and skinnier to me than other CW watches. The arrow on the second hand is a subtle-but-present orange. It provides enough weight and contrast to be readable, but it does not distract. The date wheel is color matched to the dial, and the new Swish logo is painted on in a complimentary white. The light catcher case is the same case we've come to know and love. The crown guard doesn't interfere.

In one last comparison to the Aquitaine, the bracelet here is very similar. The screws are one-sided, which is a big improvement over the two-sided Aquitaine screws. They require quite a bit of force, and I think a large screwdriver. I used my second-largest jewelers screwdriver but could've used a size up. The screws sit flush against the bracelet now, and look really great.
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There's more expansion room in CW's best-in-pricepoint tool-less adjustment, too.
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The watch feels nicely balanced and doesn't sit too proud on the wrist. It's weighty but not heavy. It is water resistant to 1,000 feet which isn't enough for me and my deep diving lifestyle I lead here in the middle of the US. I'm kidding, I can wash my hands with it on, it's fine.

All in all, it's a perfectly cromulent watch that I'm excited to wear. It will not solve world hunger. It will not cause world hunger. It will tell the time within a predictable and acceptable range of variance from day to day. I look forward to knowing roughly what time it is with this watch.
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^^^ thank you, helpful thoughts. I’m very much looking forward to seeing a 300 in the metal.
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Fantastic write up, thank you!
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Nice. What case size?
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Very helpful review, Jameson. Thank you. :thumbup:
NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:22 pm It is water resistant to 1,000 meters
Errr, you might want to fix that. :shifty:
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welshlad wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:10 pm Very helpful review, Jameson. Thank you. :thumbup:
NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:22 pm It is water resistant to 1,000 meters
Errr, you might want to fix that. :shifty:
Whoops, fixed.
ttlpjh wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:39 pm Nice. What case size?
40mm. Added to the original post.
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Now with blurry lume shot!
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Thanks for sharing your initial thoughts. Do you think the lume is noticeably improved over other CW offerings or other watches? Just curious.
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I don’t really know. Maybe! I don’t pay attention to lume all that often because I am a troll who hardly ever leaves the house.
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I enjoyed reading that review along with the humorous flourishes. It elevated it beyond the ordinary watch review. In your lume shot the watch appears to wear bigger than a 40mm watch to me, guess it's the thinner bezel to dial area ratio?! Nice to read something positioned a little above the cromulent.

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I think it feels about the same size as the Dartmouth. They’re only a mm apart size-wise but I think that bezel really does make it seem a little bigger than it is. Not in a bad way, in my opinion.
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Re: Early Thoughts on the C60 Trident 300 Pro

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A great honest write up Jameson, thank you.

I'm interested in your comment of "The handset feels longer and skinnier to me than other CW watches.".

Perhaps they are compared to, say, the Aquitaine but my understanding from our Zoom Preview, is that the hands and indices are 10% wider than the C60 Trident Pro 600 to allow the use of more lume material.

What do you reckon?

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God I cannot WAIT until my C63 36 arrives, just for that bracelet, that taper, the added microadjustments. Hopefully the screws on that bracelet are also one-side only (really dislike the 2-screw systems - looking at you GS). CW really created a nice competitive advantage for itself with their bracelets, I literally just chose that black dial C63 36 over a GS X261 HAQ last week, after I could sense at the boutique that I could not get a perfect fit with that Grand Seiko bracelet.
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:45 am A great honest write up Jameson, thank you.

I'm interested in your comment of "The handset feels longer and skinnier to me than other CW watches.".

Perhaps they are compared to, say, the Aquitaine but my understanding from our Zoom Preview, is that the hands and indices are 10% wider than the C60 Trident Pro 600 to allow the use of more lume material.

What do you reckon?

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I’ll compare a bit later today once I’m up and about for the day. Might just be an error in perception
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:45 am …but my understanding from our Zoom Preview, is that the hands and indices are 10% wider than the C60 Trident Pro 600 to allow the use of more lume material.
NationOfLaws wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:18 am I’ll compare a bit later today once I’m up and about for the day. Might just be an error in perception
Rikk shared a pic comparing the C60 300 side by side with the C63 and a C65 over on the C60 300 preview thread. Compared to the C63, the batons and hands do indeed look just a little bit thicker. Or maybe it’s just my eyes seeing what I want to see?
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