Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
GTC854
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm

Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by GTC854 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:06 am

Hi everyone. I am very new to the world of watches but have been stalking this forum for a few months and have probably watched just about every YouTube video on CW watches. I do own a couple of TAGs which I love - a 10yr old Aquaracer and more recently a Formula1 calibre 16 with a blue face. However the more I saw of the Pro 600s the more I wanted one, particularly on a rubber or leather strap for more ‘casual’ use. The limited edition yellow I think is a hoot, the black with red bezel very nice but I also like the ACAN COSC limited edition with the blue face and black bezel. Decisions, decisions.
Then.... Yesterday I came across a lovely looking Tissot Seastar 1000 with a blue face, black bezel and black rubber strap. With the usual High St discount this was £480. I tried it on and it looked great. It has the Powermatic 80 movement. It only has a two year warranty against the 5yrs I would get on a Pro 600. Since yesterday I have also discovered that there are not many of these on the High St and there is a waiting list which goes beyond Christmas. So if I want one I have to act smartly.
Now part of the dilemma I face is down to my indecision as to what colour of watch I would prefer!! Not a good place to start. But any form of advice/opinion from the CW community would be greatly appreciated. I think my heart has been pulled towards the Trident Pro 600 over the last few months but I would be interested to see what others think, especially those who have had expereince of both brands. I admire the CW approach but at times like this when one cannot physically touch the watch and get a ‘feel’ for it it becomes a little harder to make the decision to pull the trigger.

User avatar
Clach77
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1645
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:40 am
CW-watches: 24
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
Location: Wasting time on here.

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by Clach77 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:10 pm

Welcome,

If you do buy a C60 you’ll have the option to return it if you don’t like it when you have a chance to touch it. So no real risk there.

As for the rest, I can’t really help. Sorry!
Trying not to buy any more watches...

User avatar
what-time-is-it
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2160
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:53 am
CW-watches: 2

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by what-time-is-it » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:22 pm

I briefly considered one of these a few weeks ago, but have given it a miss for now due to the bezel markers in silver (I prefer white) and the lug width of 21mm which would annoy me.

I've not handled the watch, but I'm sure it's pretty decent and with a better power reserve and a very nice dial.

Not the most active of threads, see the link below but this was the discussion at the time.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50654&p=746223&hili ... ar#p746223
Current collection incl Alpina, Bulova, Casio, Christopher Ward, Citizen, Orient, Oris, Raymond Weil, Rolex, Seiko, & Tag. Several for sale in sales corner!

Chris

User avatar
hughesyn
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1660
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:01 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by hughesyn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm

The Tissot is a nice enough watch.
However...
Do you want a piece produced in its thousands from a mid tier Swatch Group brand?
Tissot sell over 3m units per year.

Or a quirky British brand that is bold enough to put their logo wherever they please?

Buy the Trident (this is the CW forum after all).
C8 Pilot Mk II Vintage; C5 Quartz Mk II; C4 'Phoenix', C5 MMXV FLE

User avatar
theemaadhatter
Senior Expert
Senior Expert
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:00 am
CW-watches: 5
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by theemaadhatter » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:11 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm
The Tissot is a nice enough watch.
However...
Do you want a piece produced in its thousands from a mid tier Swatch Group brand?
Tissot sell over 3m units per year.

Or a quirky British brand that is bold enough to put their logo wherever they please?

Buy the Trident (this is the CW forum after all).
LOL :lol: Post of the month.
TMH (https://watchcomplications.com)
"it is maddening choosing your outfit based on the watch you want to wear..."
CW: C1 Moonphase, C65 Trident Vintage, C3 Chronograph, C7 Rapide Day/Date LE, C8 Power Reserve, C60 Trident Ombré LE

Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1486
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: Berks

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by Mikkei4 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:26 pm

Buy 1 of the Tridents currently on the 30% off in the Clearance section, buy it on the bracelet and add the leather or rubber strap onto the order so you can use the current £100 off voucher offer.

Blue or Black dials available or maybe the C65 - any of which IMO look better than the Tissot.

nauf
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:45 am

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by nauf » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm
The Tissot is a nice enough watch.
However...
Do you want a piece produced in its thousands from a mid tier Swatch Group brand?
Tissot sell over 3m units per year.

Or a quirky British brand that is bold enough to put their logo wherever they please?

Buy the Trident (this is the CW forum after all).
Well said! I must admit that I have love-hate relationship with CW. Yesterday I returned C60 Acan, today the more I look at it, the more I want it back. 😜

User avatar
josbrownlie
Senior Expert
Senior Expert
Posts: 260
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:19 pm
CW-watches: 7
Location: Shropshire
Contact:

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by josbrownlie » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 pm

C60 trident pro 600 (or two) all day every day but then I am a little biased. See incoming multiple thread if it's too cryptic
Festina (can't remember), Casio Edifice Wave Ceptor, Garmin 235, Breitling B-1, CWL C9 Big Day Date x2, C60 Trident 300, C9 Jumping Hour Mk III, C9 Moonphase, C60 Trident Pro 600 x2, Steinhart Ocean 1

GTC854
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by GTC854 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:15 pm

Folks, thanks so much for taking the time to post your views and advice. I will order a Trident, that’s what my heart has been telling me and why I posted the question here😊
After all as #hughesyn pointed out really got to go with a ‘quirky British brand bold enough to put their logo wherever they please.’ 😂
Thanks again, not only good advice but humour as well!

User avatar
H0rati0
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 425
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:49 am
CW-watches: 3
Location: Bayern

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:04 am

nauf wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Well said! I must admit that I have love-hate relationship with CW. Yesterday I returned C60 Acan, today the more I look at it, the more I want it back. 😜
Hmm, maybe that appears in NN at some point so I can grab it - been toying with adding a second Trident and the Acan hits home, though it's against my principles..... :D
"There is no beginning to enlightenment and no end to training" - Dogen Zenji (1200-1253)

User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18068
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 24
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:34 am

Or maybe not.

If it has been returned under the 60/60 for a refund, it should be in new and unworn condition and be able to be resold as such.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia XZ Premium using Tapatalk

C3 Chrono |C4 | C5A MkI | C5 BOB LE | C6 x 4 | C7 MkII Harrier | C7 Hornet
C8 MkI | C8 Reg'tor MkII LE | C8 Flyer PR | C9 2011 FLE | C9 Me109 SPC | C10 | C11 Extreme
C60 x 4 | C60 Chrono P'type |C65 Diver P'type | C600 |
Other brands? The odd few

nauf
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:45 am

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by nauf » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:53 pm

H0rati0 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:04 am
nauf wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Well said! I must admit that I have love-hate relationship with CW. Yesterday I returned C60 Acan, today the more I look at it, the more I want it back. 😜
Hmm, maybe that appears in NN at some point so I can grab it - been toying with adding a second Trident and the Acan hits home, though it's against my principles..... :D
Good luck! Hopefully the catch is yours. 😁

GTC854
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by GTC854 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:42 pm

UPDATE: Well I bought and returned a Seastar and have a yellow Trident in a wardrobe awaiting Christmas Day! I bought the Seastar because I visited a High St shop near closing time and tried the watch on but wasn't too sure about it. The saleswoman informed me that these watches were in short supply and if I thought I might like one I could take it now, try it at home and return if I was not convinced. Having been told the same the same thing about availability elsewhere I did as she suggested. Back home the watch appeared darker in colour than it was under the bright lights in the shop and while it is a nice watch I didn't warm to it. As I wrote in the opening post my heart was after a CW.
So, I took the plunge and on Saturday received watch 299 which ticked all the boxes. Yes it was considerably more expensive than the Seastar but it feels great and I love the perceived quality it exudes. So now I have to wait for Christmas Day when the house is going to get a little brighter!!
Attachments
watch 2.jpg

User avatar
downer
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 21800
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:02 pm
CW-watches: 3
LE-foura: Yes
Location: UK

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by downer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:51 pm

Congratulations. I think you made the right decision. :thumbup:
Richard

User avatar
MiniMpi
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 32515
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:56 am
CW-watches: 16
Location: Cork, Ireland

Re: Trident Pro 600 or Tissot Seastar 1000

Post by MiniMpi » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:39 pm

Congratulations !
Welcome to the 316L Yellow club.
Ferg

C7 Prototype, C11 Elite, C7 Bluebird, C70 Ascari, C65 MK1 LE, C60 316L Yellow, C9-JH-MK3, C9-40-5DA, C600-IPB, C8-KVKT-MK2, C5-37H3H1-SBC, C60-43-GMT-SWKS, C60-43-A-SKRS, C60-TI-V2, C8 UTC, C8 Flyer MK2.

Post Reply