C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by MiniMpi » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am

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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 4:30 pm

Gafer wrote:
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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.
It is for sure!! That was the biggest reason for my C60 GMT 3 years ago - nothing else can compete on value in my book and the new C65 pricing is superb on that price to value ratio. I'm hoping to see the C65 GMT for real and see what that does to my opinion. As they start to arrive the new pictures might sway me or perhaps my next trip to London I can persuade my wife that a side trip to Maidenhead is needed.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by blalonde369 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:26 pm

I am in love with the 3 version of the C65 GMT

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Freddie » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Was there a reason why CW didn’t make the bezel with the same material (zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic) as the C60?

Is it too small or is it because it’s bi-colour?

Either way it’s a lovely watch, but with the ceramic bezel I’d have bought it instantly!
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Thermexman » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:32 pm

Freddie wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Was there a reason why CW didn’t make the bezel with the same material (zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic) as the C60?

Is it too small or is it because it’s bi-colour?

Either way it’s a lovely watch, but with the ceramic bezel I’d have bought it instantly!
I imagine it's because it's a "vintage inspired" piece.
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Post by Freddie » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:05 pm

Fair point, Steve. :thumbup:
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Bounce » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Gafer wrote:
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.
Congratulations, It is a nice looking watch.

I actually own the Black Bay GMT & can tell you it is a fantastic watch & gets more wrist time than my Sub, but I understand what you are saying about the price as its not a cheap watch.

I am sure you will be very happy with CW GMT & if I hadn't bought the Black Bay I may have been tempted myself.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by fellowsmichael6 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:11 pm

Really looking forward to a few photos and reviews from buyers of the pepsi C65 GMT. It will probably be my next purchase.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Gafer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:09 pm

Mine arrived yesterday. Amazing shipping speed. I ordered it on Saturday and it’s in hand in the U.S. by Friday. Wow! I’m attempting to attach a photo but will take and post more later. Packaging, for those interested in such things, was also incredible. No crumpled box corners for sure. The crystal is raised slightly and perfectly flat but as you look at the watch my eye perceives it as slightly domed. Hands are easy to read. More later.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by MiniMpi » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:18 pm

Congratulations !!
I NEED one of these badly.
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Rick86410 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:59 pm

Very nice watch very retro I like it

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by nbg » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:21 am

Saw one in the wild. In Waitrose - on the back of the current issue of Private Eye. :)
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by what-time-is-it » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:06 am

No politics on this forum please - Mods, get that ad removed. :lol:
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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Mikkei4 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:10 pm

It'd be interesting to see that offered with a coke bezel as an alternative, or maybe there will really be a coke bezelled Trident MkIII.

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Re: C65 Trident GMT - Pepsi

Post by Jenks78 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:56 pm

Beautiful watch, and I am loving the thin bezel!!!

Great advertisement as well 😂
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