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Some tips?

Post by elysium73 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 pm

Hi all,
I'm pretty new to watches, but am glad to just receive my first Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600. I had a few questions I was hoping to receive your insight on.

1. I plan to wear and switch the bracelet from time to time between a NATO strap and the bracelet. Any tips on how to best change it as well as recommendations for tools/products needed? I could take it into to a shop each time, but I feel like it might be a hassle if I change it frequently.

2. I opted for the 38mm but am thinking about possibly going for the 43mm. I originally thought 43mm would be too big, but upon receiving the 38mm, I'm thinking about returning it for the larger size. I'm assuming the 60:60 policy doesn't cover shipping costs. If I were to ship it back, what's the best way to do it?

3. Any words of advice on things I should be aware of if and as I begin to wear and use the watch?

Thanks so much for all your help!

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Post by theemaadhatter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 pm

1. Get a Bergeon 6767 Springbar Tool for changing straps. They're low cost and high quality and make changing straps a snap. The S tips are for straps, the F tips are for bracelets.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P66S6TA
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P2FLXD6

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Re: Some tips?

Post by copemanphoto » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 pm

theemaadhatter wrote:1. Get a Bergeon 6767 Springbar Tool for changing straps. They're low cost and high quality and make changing straps a snap. The S tips are for straps, the F tips are for bracelets.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P66S6TA
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P2FLXD6

3. If you spend too much time on here you'll want all the watches...so watch out, as it were...
Dido on the 6767-F I use it on straps and on bracelets, its a great tool.

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Re: Some tips?

Post by gaf1958 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 pm

60:60 returns does cover return shipping. Just be aware that the watch must be in new condition to take advantage of returns, so don’t start changing that bracelet until you decide. If I’m undecided about a watch, I’ve always left the bracelet at full length as well just to be sure. I’m unsure if shortening the bracelet will void the 60:60 return or not - others may be able to advise on that.

If you decide to return it, contact CW to arrange it, they’ll let you know about arrangements for returns.
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Re: Some tips?

Post by neilj568 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:48 pm

I have a 43mm C60 600 and I would say that it wears quite big compared to others of a similar size. My wrist is quite large so it isn't an issue for me but something to consider.

I'd agree with the other comments about the spring bar tool - swapping out the bracelet for a NATO is a couple of minutes work that is simple to do yourself but removing links is another matter entirely....;)
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Re: Some tips?

Post by elysium73 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:22 am

Thanks for all the comments so far. I decided to just go with the 38mm and put a NATO on. I had the bracelet resized but the guy did caution me about putting it back on. He said something about doing it carefully and from a certain angle because it might scratch the finish? He was kind of hard to understand, but now I'm all paranoid about putting the bracelet back on by myself. Haha, but I'll probably just end up taking the plunge and trying once the springbar tool comes.

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Post by theemaadhatter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:18 am

You'll be amazed at how easy it is with the springbar. Seconds to remove or place.
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Post by magicman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:03 am

No 1. Best to watch You tube videos for instructions.
I find bracelets easier to refit than remove myself, it may be because of the rounded off ends of the springbars, finding the lug holes and slipping back in, flat ended ones seem to not pop back in so well.
I was looking at spring bar pliers but they are very very expensive. I may try this... although the bracelet would have to be separated, but that also makes it easier to work with.
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