Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

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Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by MaxHud » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I bought my first Christopher Ward the other week in the form of the Trident Acan, and am loving it, however I read that the new trident model will be coming out next spring. Is the new trident worth the wait for over the current models?

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by biggus_richus » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:29 pm

I visited the showroom recently with an interest in a red bezel trident. I asked after the v3 while there; while they had prototypes, they were not happy with them and so wouldn't show them. I did get some details about plans for the v3 but don't think I'm at liberty to disclose them and until CW are happy with the prototype, those plans are subject to change. All I can say is that what I learnt was enough to persuade me to wait for a red bezel v3 and I returned home with a yellow 316L instead.

Nice choice on the Acan, it looks stunning.

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by r1hjk » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Its probably worth checking out the chat with Chris from this summer, they discuss the new Trident briefly. Probably slightly smaller 42mm, maybe a helium valve and a better lume. If any of those things matter to you then it is worth waiting. One thing to consider is there will probably be some big sales towards the end of the year.

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by MaxHud » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:28 pm

Thanks guys, I will probably wait and see what the future holds, regarding the new trident and the mass exodus of old stock via the clearance section, you can get some real bargains on there!

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by FloridaPhil » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:03 pm

r1hjk wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Its probably worth checking out the chat with Chris from this summer, they discuss the new Trident briefly. Probably slightly smaller 42mm, maybe a helium valve and a better lume. If any of those things matter to you then it is worth waiting. One thing to consider is there will probably be some big sales towards the end of the year.
Smaller - yes!
Better lume - yes!
Helium release valve - you what?
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by albionphoto » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:59 pm

Much more of a direct comparison to a Seamaster at 42 mm with better lume and an HEV. I only hope that they don't go for full skeleton hands.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by H0rati0 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:23 pm

Luminous bezel also promised I believe.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by r-macus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:09 pm

Actually can't wait to see what the c60 apex will be like.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by hughesyn » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:42 am

r1hjk wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Probably slightly smaller 42mm, maybe a helium valve and a better lume.
I hope it's an automatic helium escape valve, not one with a screw down crown like an Omega.
It's a right pain remembering to unscrew the crown when decompressing from a week long saturation dive.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by jtc » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:44 am

hughesyn wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:42 am
r1hjk wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Probably slightly smaller 42mm, maybe a helium valve and a better lume.
I hope it's an automatic helium escape valve, not one with a screw down crown like an Omega.
It's a right pain remembering to unscrew the crown when decompressing from a week long saturation dive.
I'm always grateful of the auto valve on my Pelagos when finally surfacing from a long meeting.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by Pipesmoker » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:22 pm

jtc wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:44 am
I'm always grateful of the auto valve on my Pelagos when finally surfacing from a long meeting.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by r1hjk » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Its probably safe to assume that these new features will also come at a premium too

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:16 pm

Will the new Trident be worth waiting for? You bet!

Mind you, the current crop ain’t too shabby and if it turns out there are some great bargains later on, you would be in a win-win.
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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by oberonfoto » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:32 pm

r1hjk wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Its probably safe to assume that these new features will also come at a premium too
Will still be a lot cheaper than a Rolex "Submariner"!

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Re: Is the new Trident worth waiting for?

Post by Pipesmoker » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:54 pm

There are some good looking Tridents at the moment, but I am going to try and hang on for the v3, upgraded spec's may push the price up, new or upgraded anything usually means an increase in price, but not always with CW and if the v3 is considerably more.....grab a v2 when its clearance time!!
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