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I have obviously missed the boat here, do CW no longer offer dive watches with quartz movements?
I always liked the idea of a quartz C60 300.
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No, unfortunately they have ended their quartz line and for the C60 dive range it was some time ago (as far as I recall there's not been a Mk3 quartz, and it is even some time since the last new Mk2 C60 quartz model). They announced they weren't doing quartz watches anymore around the time they released a final run of quartz chorongraphs - the C65 AM GT in the middle of 2020.

A bit of a shame, I agree, as I also see some great benefits of a high quality quartz diver, (I still often wear my C6 quartz) but there you go...
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You see a good few C60 300's on ebay from time to time.

I prefer mechanical, to be honest, but I doubt the external appearance is much different.
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Oh - I prefer mechanical too. But I have stints where I'm often in a place at work where a watch will be affected by magnetism. Also, you can't beat the get-up-and-go nature of quartz for a daily watch compared to a mechanical.
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Yeah agreed also prefer mechanical, mine have proved surprisingly accurate, but for a robust diver I like the idea of quartz. Are the C60 300 significantly thinner than the 600? thanks
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From memory they were about 1mm thinner, but it depended on which model of auto and quartz and what complications they had.
It may be worth you picking a couple of models out in the Archive (for which I've linked you directly to a C60 search) to compare.
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Thanks MM I'll take a look
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Ward Hoard currently has 3 Mk2 C60 300s listed on the website with orange, red, and blue bezels. I’m not affiliated with them in any way, by the way. I’m just offering up the info as a convenience.
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Thanks JK - I am looking for 38mm quartz ideally with the 12 o’clock logo. Thanks again
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I'm going to miss the quartz offerings due to their rugged grab and go nature.

Understandably the CW team probably believes it can't move further up the luxury scale by offering watches with common quartz movements. I don't blame them though, they have a business to run.
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A quartz trident was my first CW!
I still wear it quite often as enjoy is just as much as my autos.
One downside of the quartz is it doesn’t have the ceramic bezel, perhaps there was a later model quartz that did?
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cwa wrote:. . . ..
One downside of the quartz is it doesn’t have the ceramic bezel, perhaps there was a later model quartz that did?
Have a look at the CWArchive but I fear the answer is negatory.

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^^ That is a definite no.
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To be fair, there’s lots of more expensive watches that don’t have ceramic too.

I love my quartz trident, and also my Seiko SKX which are both alum bezels, and both still great watches at a relatively low price point.
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I use my quartz to accurately set the time on my automatics 😁 I love their accuracy and put on and wear properties. They dont have the unique life of automatics but are always there waiting in their own steady way.

I love watches and they are what keep me going through my pain problems and quartz were part of me journey to where I am now

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