C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by mvlow » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:22 am

When I heard they were coming out with a Pepsi version of the C65 GMT I was excited to see it. When I saw pictures of it for the first time yesterday I wasn't blown away by the color scheme. The more pictures I see of it today, I'm starting to like it. I think my hormones must be screwed up at the moment :wink:
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by johnnysharp2 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 am

Does to be fair look a lot nicer on the bracelet, really don't like it with that camel colour strap.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by nburgess » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:47 am

Being an owner of the current C65 GMT, I'm a fan of the model anyway. But I must say, I really do like the look of the Pepsi.
And I'm also quite drawn to the Blue - something I'm not overly fussed with the other C65's.
I actually really like the Pepsi on the camel (& the bracelet).
I do think the original black GMT is the most versatile though for strap choices.
Overall, I would be happy with any one of the three. Shame my finances won't stretch to having all of them!
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by nbg » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am

AdDaMan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:00 am
Also...This photo is the one.
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Agreed about the pic, as it shows how the quality and detail of the cases has improved over the past couple of years.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Jcalder68 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:56 pm

stefs wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Jcalder68 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:36 pm
stefs wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 am
I think it's really nice as is the explorer ii steel bezel version. Personally I think the case design wipes the floor with the standard trident and the reduced WR matters not a jot. I could honestly see me owning one of these.
Explorer II Steel Bezel? Who makes this model please, sounds interesting?

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Caller » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:29 pm

It's a perfectly decent looking watch, even with the logo, although I find the bezel too thin as well. But it's just one of a plethora of similarly designed watches, at all price points, with a nod to you know what.

Originality please, Mr. Ward.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Jcalder68 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm

I’ve just spent a bit more time viewing and pausing the video and examining the gallery images in CW site.
I’m getting more and more attracted to the blue dial version. I love the pop of orange on the GMT hand against the blue dial, getting more used to the black date background as it did not sit right with me to begin with.
I think I would go for this version over the Pepsi bezel, the steel bezel on any model really calls to me. I will have to see one in the flesh though

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Mikkei4 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Jcalder68 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
I’ve just spent a bit more time viewing and pausing the video and examining the gallery images in CW site.
I’m getting more and more attracted to the blue dial version. I love the pop of orange on the GMT hand against the blue dial, getting more used to the black date background as it did not sit right with me to begin with.
I think I would go for this version over the Pepsi bezel, the steel bezel on any model really calls to me. I will have to see one in the flesh though

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If you are really considering the blue it's best that you do see it in the flesh. As I wrote earlier ...... "in real life it's hard to see the numbers on the steel bezel at various angles and lighting". Whether you would consider that a problem only you can know.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by nauf » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:44 am

Jcalder68 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
I’ve just spent a bit more time viewing and pausing the video and examining the gallery images in CW site.
I’m getting more and more attracted to the blue dial version. I love the pop of orange on the GMT hand against the blue dial, getting more used to the black date background as it did not sit right with me to begin with.
I think I would go for this version over the Pepsi bezel, the steel bezel on any model really calls to me. I will have to see one in the flesh though

C
Go for it. It will definitely compliment your C65 Diver Auto black dial. As for me, I already have the first C65 GMT version and the C65 Diver Auto, and so will wait for the C60 MKIII before making any decisions.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by nauf » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:53 am

Mikkei4 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Jcalder68 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
I’ve just spent a bit more time viewing and pausing the video and examining the gallery images in CW site.
I’m getting more and more attracted to the blue dial version. I love the pop of orange on the GMT hand against the blue dial, getting more used to the black date background as it did not sit right with me to begin with.
I think I would go for this version over the Pepsi bezel, the steel bezel on any model really calls to me. I will have to see one in the flesh though

C
If you are really considering the blue it's best that you do see it in the flesh. As I wrote earlier ...... "in real life it's hard to see the numbers on the steel bezel at various angles and lighting". Whether you would consider that a problem only you can know.
So far, I don’t find it hard to see numbers on my C65 GMT SS bezel. They are coloured in black lacquer, so contrasting to the SS.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Jcalder68 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:58 am

Thanks, @Mikkei4 and @nauf

I can see yet another visit to CW Towers needing to be booked... What a hardship!
I will have to bring the rest of my CW hoard down with me (black C65 Diver auto, original C65 GMT, C60 Pro Vintage) and see if I can justify another addition without too much overlap. Decisions, decisions!

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by AdDaMan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:26 pm

Any of these been sent out yet?

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:42 pm

Well, it's mid-March and normally this is the time of year when I start to capitulate and renege on my no-watch resolution. Soul searching has been done.

I do like both the Pepsi and the blue dial GMT. However, were I to go for either as my do-it-all travel watch it would necessitate moving on the C60 GMT and the blue C65 manual.

I have decided to stick.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Gafer » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:24 pm

Just ordered mine on Saturday. They don't ship until the end of March but I have no doubt it'll be worth the wait as was my Trident Pro I purchased several years ago. I had been looking HARD at the Tudor Black Bay GMT but at $3,900 USD I just couldn't make the jump. Then I see this new GMT on Christopher Ward's Instagram at 1/4 the price of the Tudor and after a little research I was sold. Yes, there are some differences between the watches (Tudor has a screw-down crown and thus a higher dive rating. It also has a bi-directional bezel, 70 hours power reserve and is COSC). However, where the CW is the obvious winner is the price. Did I mention the Tudor is 4 times as much? The CW is also thinner (12mm vs 14.6mm) to say nothing of the micro-adjust bracelet not found on the Tudor. I was also never really a fan of the "snowflake" hands. So yes, I bought the CW and couldn't be more excited. If it's not the watch for you I get it but for someone that has wanted a GMT watch for quite some years it's a steal.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by KevinB » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:15 am

Caller wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:29 pm
It's a perfectly decent looking watch, even with the logo, although I find the bezel too thin as well. But it's just one of a plethora of similarly designed watches, at all price points, with a nod to you know what.

Originality please, Mr. Ward.
I think that is where I can't quite fall in love. The thin bezel just seems unbalanced. I really was excited about this one and the early pics left me really excited, but I just am uncertain that I'd love it enough to take the gamble. So I guess my C60 GMT will remain as my go to travel watch.

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