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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by jtc » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:36 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:I’ve just been looking at this...TAG Heuer Formula 1...41 mm GMT auto, 200 m WR...hmmm.

Anyone handled one of these?

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Yes, and I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The fit and finish was, although not a "cheap" watch, far below what I would expect for the price. The dial lacked any presence, the GMT hand looked quite plastic and the bezel seemed lifeless.

Yes its a bad photo, but a realistic representation of the "pop" of the watch...

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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by 0uatiOW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:15 am

The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the snowflake hour-hand, the CW onion hour-hand isn’t my favourite either- looks a little short to me - but it’s grown on me.

I have 2 CW GMTs - a black on black 43mm and a black on white 38mm. With my 7 inch wrists, the 38mm seems small and the 43mm seems large - but not overly so - both are right at the limit of what I feel I can wear with tool watches.

I like the bracelets - the slider (what do they call it? Micro Adjustment?) really helps. I like my bracelet tight, but if it’s a hot day I can move it out a few mms in a few seconds - I really like that feature.

The ETA GMT feature works for me - I keep the main hour hand on UK time, and use the GMT hand for local time when travelling. If I take a 2nd watch, which isn’t a GMT, I have to calculate local time manually - I just like keeping my watch on UK time, so it’s my own fault. I also have an Oris Artelier Worldtimer, which is a wonderful watch, and makes me break my rule, because the quick change buttons operate the main hands not the sub-dial, but it’s worth making an exception in this case.

Both of these are really good, attractive watches and great value of money. Someone suggested waiting for the 38mm Trident bronze - I have the existing 43mm Trident Bronze - I love the case but every time I look at the dial I am underwhelmed, which is the opposite of my reaction when I look at my CW GMTs and my Oris.
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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by Devarika Woulf » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:08 am

0uatiOW wrote:I have the existing 43mm Trident Bronze - I love the case but every time I look at the dial I am underwhelmed, which is the opposite of my reaction when I look at my CW GMTs and my Oris.
Is it the blue color or the lack of wave marks? A lot of people encouraged the removal of wave marks on updated Tridents. Personally, I love the lines on mine; they add subtle detail, and enhance the dial's color. One of the many standout features.
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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:11 am

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
I said 2018 would be a year of no watch purchases, and I need to stick to it. I have plenty.
Yes, I know. I have incoming (not a diver or GMT) later in the week. Couldn’t resist. :oops:
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Well that lasted... :wink: :lol:
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:21 am

gaf1958 wrote:Well that lasted... :wink: :lol:
Aye, well people keep putting nice watches in SC. :-"
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Post by gaf1958 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:34 am

So before the obvious questions are asked, it's not one of mine...


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Post by Richard D » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:15 am

OP, IMHO the ‘fluid’ hands are what makes this watch appealing. As for being the perfect travel/holiday watch, simple answer is YES. Image


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Post by Bounce » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 am

0uatiOW wrote:The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the snowflake hour-hand, the CW onion hour-hand isn’t my favourite either- looks a little short to me - but it’s grown on me.

I have 2 CW GMTs - a black on black 43mm and a black on white 38mm. With my 7 inch wrists, the 38mm seems small and the 43mm seems large - but not overly so - both are right at the limit of what I feel I can wear with tool watches.

I like the bracelets - the slider (what do they call it? Micro Adjustment?) really helps. I like my bracelet tight, but if it’s a hot day I can move it out a few mms in a few seconds - I really like that feature.

The ETA GMT feature works for me - I keep the main hour hand on UK time, and use the GMT hand for local time when travelling. If I take a 2nd watch, which isn’t a GMT, I have to calculate local time manually - I just like keeping my watch on UK time, so it’s my own fault. I also have an Oris Artelier Worldtimer, which is a wonderful watch, and makes me break my rule, because the quick change buttons operate the main hands not the sub-dial, but it’s worth making an exception in this case.

The Tudor Pepsi GMT maybe 3x the price, but it has an in house movement, a very long 70 hour power reserve, it is COSC certified & is 41mm in size.
Also it will I am sure retain its value very well, if not increase.
Just a thought, sometimes you get what you pay for.
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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by angusbon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:24 pm

Having only being able to wear my " NICE" watches at the weekend due to work, I feel it is a treat to have a few on holiday to choose from

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Post by MiniMpi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:05 pm

A big part of my holiday is to get to wear my watches so I really enjoy wearing my Trident GMT whilst away.
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Post by Thegreyman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm

gaf1958 wrote:So before the obvious questions are asked, it's not one of mine...
The seller let the cat out of the bag in SC (CW section :thumbup: )
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Post by 0uatiOW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:07 pm

Devarika Woulf wrote:
0uatiOW wrote:I have the existing 43mm Trident Bronze - I love the case but every time I look at the dial I am underwhelmed, which is the opposite of my reaction when I look at my CW GMTs and my Oris.
Is it the blue color or the lack of wave marks? A lot of people encouraged the removal of wave marks on updated Tridents. Personally, I love the lines on mine; they add subtle detail, and enhance the dial's color. One of the many standout features.
It’s not the colour itself, it’s the plain flat simplicity - just flat, no texture, no waves, no guilloche. I like the watch overall, just think it deserves a nicer dial. The waves on the other current Tridents add some texture, and in my view it’s a real shame they didn’t try a bit harder on the Bronze.
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Post by 0uatiOW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:14 pm

Bounce wrote:
0uatiOW wrote:The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the snowflake hour-hand, the CW onion hour-hand isn’t my favourite either- looks a little short to me - but it’s grown on me.

I have 2 CW GMTs - a black on black 43mm and a black on white 38mm. With my 7 inch wrists, the 38mm seems small and the 43mm seems large - but not overly so - both are right at the limit of what I feel I can wear with tool watches.

I like the bracelets - the slider (what do they call it? Micro Adjustment?) really helps. I like my bracelet tight, but if it’s a hot day I can move it out a few mms in a few seconds - I really like that feature.

The ETA GMT feature works for me - I keep the main hour hand on UK time, and use the GMT hand for local time when travelling. If I take a 2nd watch, which isn’t a GMT, I have to calculate local time manually - I just like keeping my watch on UK time, so it’s my own fault. I also have an Oris Artelier Worldtimer, which is a wonderful watch, and makes me break my rule, because the quick change buttons operate the main hands not the sub-dial, but it’s worth making an exception in this case.

The Tudor Pepsi GMT maybe 3x the price, but it has an in house movement, a very long 70 hour power reserve, it is COSC certified & is 41mm in size.
Also it will I am sure retain its value very well, if not increase.
Just a thought, sometimes you get what you pay for.

Fair points all of these. Not doubting it warrants a premium over the CW GMTs, but not 3x in my wallet. I’m sure there will be plenty of buyers who disagree. The timing of the Tudor release hints at being Rolex alternative, and that message certainly won’t have escaped the market.
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Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

Post by nordwulf » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:01 am

0uatiOW wrote:
Devarika Woulf wrote:
0uatiOW wrote:I have the existing 43mm Trident Bronze - I love the case but every time I look at the dial I am underwhelmed, which is the opposite of my reaction when I look at my CW GMTs and my Oris.
Is it the blue color or the lack of wave marks? A lot of people encouraged the removal of wave marks on updated Tridents. Personally, I love the lines on mine; they add subtle detail, and enhance the dial's color. One of the many standout features.
It’s not the colour itself, it’s the plain flat simplicity - just flat, no texture, no waves, no guilloche. I like the watch overall, just think it deserves a nicer dial. The waves on the other current Tridents add some texture, and in my view it’s a real shame they didn’t try a bit harder on the Bronze.
The dial is what made me return my bronze C60. Together with the plain word mark, the removal of text and big void at 12, the flat blue dial is just plain boring to look at. It need some kind of rich textured dial in grey, black or brown.

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