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Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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Hi all, I'm new here. Wanted to ask if anyone else has had rust appear on a C60 Trident Mk2. Seems a bit odd as it's marine grade steel. Am I doing something wrong or is there something wrong with the watch?
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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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Rust? I doubt it sincerely. As you suggest the case and caseback are Marine Grade (316L) steel. It just doesn't; rust that is.

Looking at you photograph, it looks to me more like general staining and build up of crud; the holes for the caseback tool look pretty full of it.

In what conditions do you wear your watch? Dust and dirt? Hot and humid?

How often do you clean it? If you go swimming, you should always rinse under cold water after to remove salt / chlorine.

Succinctly, it just needs a good clean.

Toothbrush and washing up liquid or shower gel, cotton bud and alcohol, ultrasonic bath. Any, or all, of these should do the trick.

Good luck.


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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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Have you acquired this recently or have you had it for a while? As well as the accumulation Guy referred to, it also seems to have a number of scratches on the underside of the lugs from strap changing, though I see it is now on a QR strap. Those should polish out if they are not too deep. What is the business side of the watch like? Looking at the back, I wouldn’t be surprised to see similar buildup under the bezel.
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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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I'm with Steve and Guy; the watch is in need of a gentle clean. Warm soapy water, toothbrush, see how that goes.

Are you thinking about removing the caseback to clean it? I think I'd want to clean some of the cheese away from the caseback and around the seal to the case body rather than risk transferring cheese inwards.

Yes, the bezel and the crown/stem threads: I'd be looking for the same lack of love.
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It looks to me that this is strictly a maintenance issue.

Along with a build up of "body Cheese" you look to have a bacterial growth on the case back that is commonly called "pink slime". This usually has a pink/reddish appearance. it is not directly harmful but could cause a mild skin rash.

As previously mentioned, a cleaning using a toothbrush and a dish detergent to start. I would then utilize some hydrogen peroxide and clean again. The peroxide is used to kill the bacteria. When complete give a good clean water rinse and dry thoroughly.

Caution: Keep the peroxide away from the aluminum painted bezel on the front of the watch as this could possibly cause permanent scarring of the bezel.
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^^^^. Thanks, Kip.

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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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It's skin crud, and it needs a bit of TLC
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Sorry to interfere but how do you succeed in scratching the lugs so much? It is easy removal system?
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Moro wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:48 pm Sorry to interfere but how do you succeed in scratching the lugs so much? It is easy removal system?
I guess it hasn't always been on a QR strap. The braclet on the MK2s was sometimes very frustrating to remove!
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A1soknownas wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:23 pm
Moro wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:48 pm Sorry to interfere but how do you succeed in scratching the lugs so much? It is easy removal system?
I guess it hasn't always been on a QR strap. The braclet on the MK2s was sometimes very frustrating to remove!
Oh, really? I've tought it was similar to the current bracelet.
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Moro wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:26 pm
A1soknownas wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:23 pm
Moro wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:48 pm Sorry to interfere but how do you succeed in scratching the lugs so much? It is easy removal system?
I guess it hasn't always been on a QR strap. The braclet on the MK2s was sometimes very frustrating to remove!
Oh, really? I've tought it was similar to the current bracelet.
The current mk3 bracelet has QR pins, neither the mk1 or mk2 bracelets did.

In my memory, the mk2 bracelet was much easier to change than the mk1, it was a pig due to the lip on the inside of the end links. I only took that off and replaced it once on my Scooter blue, never again :problem:

Going back to the OP, this watch clearly just needs a good clean and some love, it has been somewhat neglected. Strap changes performed with a screwdriver by the looks of it.
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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:39 am Strap changes performed with a screwdriver by the looks of it.
I was thinking someone had used a spoon……
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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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Thanks for the advice re the cleaning. I'll get onto that.
As for the lug scratches. Yes Ive changed the original bracelet back forth several times. I get bored of one strap. Yes it was done with a tiny screwdriver a couple of times. Then I got hold of some watch tools. Still scratches it. The bracelet is a bugger to change!
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Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

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David837465 wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:18 am Thanks for the advice re the cleaning. I'll get onto that.
As for the lug scratches. Yes Ive changed the original bracelet back forth several times. I get bored of one strap. Yes it was done with a tiny screwdriver a couple of times. Then I got hold of some watch tools. Still scratches it. The bracelet is a bugger to change!
Bracelets are a pain to change, especially with solid end lugs. The newer CW bracelets work like straps - they have small attachment tags to help you change bracelets without needing tools. Still fiddly, but far easier. The expensive Bergeon spring pliers are also fiddly I find. I actually bought a cheap Chinese tool, but fitted Bergeon tips.