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by johncolescarr
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have we reached peak trident?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Have we reached peak trident?

What I’m hearing, perhaps apart from screw links, is preferential aesthetic changes rather than spec upgrades. I feel that the only part of the C60 which can be meaningfully improved is the movement. I say this with positivity and praise for the C60 rather than criticism. It’s so good in my eyes tha...
by johncolescarr
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have we reached peak trident?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Have we reached peak trident?

Thegreyman wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:16 am You might be interested to read this

https://www.christopherwardforum.com/g ... ?hilit=mk4
Oh I forgot about that thread, I think I even commented on it. May as well close this one down
by johncolescarr
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have we reached peak trident?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Have we reached peak trident?

Watching the stalwart Trident C60 Pro grow from the toolish mk1, with aluminium bezel and 300m WR, the mk2 with improved bezel, case back and quick adjust bracelet, then the revolutionary mk3 with updated case, dial, hands and bracelet and offering 3 sizes and bi-directional on the GMT, it has me wo...
by johncolescarr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are CW Too Affordable?
Replies: 44
Views: 1290

Re: Are CW Too Affordable?

There are 2 questions here: 1. Are CW too affordable 2. Are CW priced too low My answer to question1 is no, the brand still trades on affordability, I’ve tried others such as Longines, Certina, Squale etc etc (similar priced watches) and CW are certainly a step up. Affordability is subjective. But m...
by johncolescarr
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick release bracelet woes.
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Quick release bracelet woes.

If CW eventually stop supporting these QR bracelets I think I’ll just replace with a regular spring bar. From what I can see these should be compatible.
by johncolescarr
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick release bracelet woes.
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Quick release bracelet woes.

I’ve had the little pin drop out of a mk3 c60 and also had one bend and almost snap off on a 22mm c65 bracelet. Both times I reached out to CW CS and they’ve sorted very promptly
by johncolescarr
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40mm C60 GMT discontinued?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

40mm C60 GMT discontinued?

According to the archive, the 40mm C60 GMT is still in production, but it’s not on the CW website and also I’ve seen some eBay sellers state it’s discontinued. Anyone got any insight into this? Tried searching but couldn’t find any posts on this in the forum Do I have to go for the 42mm now? I’ve tr...
by johncolescarr
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bezels - bit flashy or a tasteful pop of colour?
Replies: 27
Views: 2497

Re: Red Bezels - bit flashy or a tasteful pop of colour?

I’ve only ever had a comment about a red bezel watch, they said it looked expensive! Red bezels are definitely not too flashy, now a red dial watch that exactly matches your Ferrari… Red bezel with a black dial just works too, a bit like black dials and brown leather straps, the look just works! I w...
by johncolescarr
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying on ebay - tips for a dummy
Replies: 25
Views: 1038

Re: Buying on ebay - tips for a dummy

As someone who has bought (and sold) dozens of CW on eBay, with a few precautions as you have been advised already, it is probably the safest was to buy pre-owned (I do enjoy using the forum sales more, interacting with fellow CW fans is part of the experience). EBay’s money back guarantee is very m...
by johncolescarr
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used vs new prices
Replies: 33
Views: 1993

Re: Used vs new prices

Out of interest, which models are off by £100’s? I’d like to take look in order to verify the archive, or understand if there’s an error of some sort. A few examples (chosen based on my recent buys/sells): Recent sold prices for mk3 C60 GMT (38mm) on eBay £450 (2 straps), £410 (strap), £477 (bracel...
by johncolescarr
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used vs new prices
Replies: 33
Views: 1993

Re: Used vs new prices

Finally, the archive can be useful but in my experience can be a bit off the mark, not sure if it’s because of where the sales are recorded or based on exchange rates but the U.K. conversion can be £100s off for some models. Out of interest, which models are off by £100’s? I’d like to take look in ...
by johncolescarr
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used vs new prices
Replies: 33
Views: 1993

Re: Used vs new prices

So here’s my take on it as a buyer (and seller) of probably 25+ CW watches: I will avoid taking specifics because it might breach forum rules 😳 The used prices can be punishing if compared to the CW list, but once the original owner has taken the hit, used prices are fairly stable for the next few y...
by johncolescarr
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?

I asked customer services about bracelet compatibility (using the mk1 and mk2 designations, which probably confused things) and they said the mk2 bracelet does not fit the mk1 watch, they must have thought I meant the C65 mk1. I think they may have been confused with a C60. In the photo above, both...
by johncolescarr
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?

@rkovars, wow and a huge thank you for the detail and effort of your response, particularly the bracelet part, the photo really helped with my understanding. I asked customer services about bracelet compatibility (using the mk1 and mk2 designations, which probably confused things) and they said the ...
by johncolescarr
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

C65 GMT mk1 vs mk2, what’s the difference?

I’ve tried to answer this question by google and searching the forum but to no avail, so here goes. I am the proud owner of a black “mk1” C65 GMT 41mm, but I’m thinking of trading for a blue “mk2” GMT. I’m trying to find out the following; 1. Was there ever a mk1 GMT! It’s not listed as such on the ...