C65 Trident Automatic

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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Macdaz » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:09 pm

That's a nice looking watch and the closest I've come to liking the 9 o'clock word mark, as the twin flags goes some way to filling the acres of space at 12. I didn't immediately notice the black date wheel but once it's pointed out I can't un-see it.
Close but not close enough.
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Thegreyman » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:22 pm

srs1286 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:08 pm
^^^ Jokes over my head if there's one there lol
I think Steve’s referencing a nursery rhyme “Mary Mary quite contrary.....”

Might be a UK only one you need to google!
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by stefs » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:10 am

It’s bloody nice! Especially the blue.
Well done cw. The c65 range is very strong indeed
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by srs1286 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:39 am

Thegreyman wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:22 pm
srs1286 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:08 pm
^^^ Jokes over my head if there's one there lol
I think Steve’s referencing a nursery rhyme “Mary Mary quite contrary.....”

Might be a UK only one you need to google!
I know it, actually read it to my daughter last night but clearly don’t know the meaning of it!
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by nauf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:22 am

Now I am torn between blue or black. Decision decision. :shock:
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Robotaz » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:06 am

I love it. The blue on bracelet will be my next purchase.

I think CW killed it on this one. If they would master a textured ceramic bezel insert for this watch, it would be a home run that would pull in a lot of non-CW WIS. I think it will do a decent job of that as it is, now that I think of it.


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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by what-time-is-it » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:23 am

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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Rice & Gravy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:45 pm

A lot to like, the black comes close, but few of the details are not would I would prefer, so a no buy here. Impatiently waiting for May...
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Jcalder68 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:16 pm

Robotaz wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:06 am
I love it. The blue on bracelet will be my next purchase.

I think CW killed it on this one. If they would master a textured ceramic bezel insert for this watch, it would be a home run that would pull in a lot of non-CW WIS. I think it will do a decent job of that as it is, now that I think of it.


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+1 for the addition of a matte ceramic bezel insert. It would have to be matte though, gloss would ruin the look.
The rest of the case is so strong - great design and form, robust materials and engineering, even a decent sapphire crystal. The aluminium bezel insert is definitely the “weak” point for potential wear I fear. Saying that though, it won’t automatically stop me buying one (I’ve had aluminium bezels in the past) and who says a few scuffs and dings in the softer material won’t actually enhance the vintage look after a year or so?

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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by mabotham » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:19 pm

I'm clumsy and always seem to knock my watches. Only my ceramic c60 bezel remains unscathed. So change that and I'm in !

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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by hughesyn » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:05 pm

It looks great on a strap (as does the hand wind), but I can't help thinking of Downer's rule.
Plus, I was thinking of getting the C7 Chrono Auto on the strap based on photos, but in the metal it just worked on the bracelet. I've got a strap to put it on, but won't bother.

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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Robotaz » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:45 pm

Jcalder68 wrote:
Robotaz wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:06 am
I love it. The blue on bracelet will be my next purchase.

I think CW killed it on this one. If they would master a textured ceramic bezel insert for this watch, it would be a home run that would pull in a lot of non-CW WIS. I think it will do a decent job of that as it is, now that I think of it.


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+1 for the addition of a matte ceramic bezel insert. It would have to be matte though, gloss would ruin the look.
The rest of the case is so strong - great design and form, robust materials and engineering, even a decent sapphire crystal. The aluminium bezel insert is definitely the “weak” point for potential wear I fear. Saying that though, it won’t automatically stop me buying one (I’ve had aluminium bezels in the past) and who says a few scuffs and dings in the softer material won’t actually enhance the vintage look after a year or so?

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Over the many years I’ve been buying and selling I’ve developed a superhero talent of avoiding scratches and dings. It’s like there’s a supernatural protective orb around my wrist! lol

The raised crystal will protect that bezel anyway. I would be shocked if I scratched it. I’d bet $100 it never happens.


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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:41 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Mar ... e_Contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:43 pm

Back on topic...CW have absolutely nailed it with both the blue and black variants :thumbup:

Black dial with bracelet for me to compliment my C65 Trident bronze :D
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Re: C65 Trident Automatic

Post by Thermexman » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:41 pm

srs1286 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:00 pm
Just clicked the button on the blue w/ camel strap. :silent:

Oddly enough the black does nothing for me but blue looks great.

Opposite with the handwound version. Like the black more than the blue. :datz:
srs1286 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:08 pm
^^^ Jokes over my head if there's one there lol
You like the blue in the auto but the black in the handwound.

That sounded contrary and when someone is being contrary, I think of the nursery rhyme.

It wasn’t intended to mock or be rude, it’s just something I say to anyone being contrary. Apologies if my sense of humour was misplaced.
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