New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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My new Valentine's Day present arrived from the UK. Of course, I begged until she let me open it up early. First impressions-
1- Much better built than the original bracelet, just having the attached end pieces not flying around when I change straps is huge.

2- I really wasn't sure about the polished center links but they are growing on me. I had intended to brush it immediately so the whole bracelet would match the watch. I noticed something though: The polished lugs and the polished center links form kind of a "trident" that matches the second hand. I have no doubt that with how hard I am on watches the shiny part will eventually be scratched up but as of right now, the polished center links look pretty sharp. I may never brush them out.

3- The Diver's Clasp is comes with is pretty neat but it renders the micro adjustment almost useless. Out of the five positions, the first two won't allow the divers clasp to close comfortably because there isn't enough room. The last one, or furthest out, will leave the last link hanging out and the ugly inside of the divers clasp exposed. So, effectively you have two positions that you can use for micro-adjustment. This is a small item but should have been better thought out.

4- It is much more comfortable than the butterfly clasp previously used. No marks on my skin after wearing all day.

5- It matches the lines of the C60 perfectly.


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Picture of the clasp not closing when adjusted all the way in.

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All in all, I love the new bracelet, totally worth it. A huge improvement over the last. I am glad to see progress in a company. And thanks to my wife for a great present.


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Re: New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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Nice review and great pictures. I agree with your conclusions. :)
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Looks good, I wonder if it would be possible to remove the divers extension to allow more flexibility of adjustment. :?
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Looks great! Thanks for the frank review.

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alphajet wrote:Looks good, I wonder if it would be possible to remove the divers extension to allow more flexibility of adjustment. :?

Nay. I already tried it. The springbar won't fit through the link that it would need too. Luckily it fits me ALMOST perfectly.


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Lovely watch mate & decent review of new bracelet... Enjoy!!! :clap:
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Re: New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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Great look and review - and your timing couldn't be better!

I've ordered this very watch just yesterday to replace a stolen Rolex and have asked that someone at CW contact me Monday morning (US time) to talk about the bracelet. You've helped loads here with this info.

Questions if I may -

I'm thinking of changing my order and specifying my wrist size 19/19.5 cm. Will this matter in you opinion?
Also, is the bracelet you show here a special order or the standard?

Cannot wait for this beauty to arrive!
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Good pics. Looks just like the barcelet I got for the 700.
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Very nice, I have the same watch with the leather band and would consider this bracelet

Once owned a C7 with the butterfly clasp bracelet but shifted that on when I got the Trident GMT

This style bracelet fits the Trident much better imo...
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downer wrote:Nice review and great pictures. I agree with your conclusions. :)
I pretty much agree as well. Mine came in the second position from the outer most hole. It fits perfect without any adjustment there and I had links removed. The brushed outer links is a very soft brush and doesn't contrast that much with the center polished links. I wouldn't want it any other way. I wouldn't advise having them brushed. It could get all mussed up.
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Nice review. I just ordered the same watch today and am a bit fanatical about fit. Has anyone learned anything about the diver extension/micro-adjustment issue mentioned and photo'd above? Is it possible that the diver extension will fit back in even on the last two holes if the fold is angled into the clasp "just so?" I've had to do that with a couple other clasps with extensions - Seamasters. There were times when I thought it just would not fit, but then it worked out. I imagine the OP already did that, but have to ask.

Any updates either from the OP, other owners here, or CW?

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What is the point of the two extra micro-adjustment holes if the clasp can't close? How can they design something like this? Do they not try it before they mass produce it?
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It was a clear mistake and I am surprised they didn't have their vendor redo the clasps. Still, with some effort and removing the diver extension, which in my view is just some unnecessary junk on the clasp, it becomes fully functional to all 5 sets of holes. My issue though was I was right between links without the last half link. Either a little too tight or put an extra link in and was too loose even after removing the extension. Thanks to another member I drilled out the small hole on the half link the extension was attached to and am now able to put the spring bar through it and have a fully adjustable clasp.

Still, I have to agree releasing the bracelet knowing it was messed up is unacceptable.


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Re: New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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Sounds like someone is asleep at the wheel at CW. First they put that sandblasted bracelet on the C60 that didn't match the watch case, now this bracelet with its own set of issues.

I agree that the extension in the clasp is close to useless. How many people actually buy the watch to dive with it? I'd venture a guess and say the majority don't, so design it for the majority and maybe make a removable extension available for the minority. I have a Sinn watch and it has the same useless extension in the clasp that I will never do anything with. It can't be that hard to design it to be removable and it might even be better for them to charge extra for it if you want it.

Btw, what did you use to enlarge the hole on the half link?
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Re: New Bracelet for the C60 Trident GMT

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Maybe there couple be a simple 'Divers Extension, £10, tick box if wanted' option and then you'd get the extension separately with a cheap tool to do the Swap?

Maybe CWL could do a divers kit with a long nylon or rubber strap, the divers extension and tool in a one watch carry case so you can swap straps in the privacy and comfort of your hotel room.
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