Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

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Re: Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

Post by H0rati0 » Thu May 09, 2019 5:00 pm

Rice & Gravy wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:46 pm

Right, that is the hard call on adding to the 40mm range and I don't know how they could figure that out or project it other than the approach they've taken with just offering the one color for now. I do know that I have seen many, many comments online asking about other colors in 40mm, so that should bode well.

My wrist is 6.75" and I've owned three 38mm Trident Pros now. While I like comfort of them, and they are fantastic as knock-around/travel/do anything watch, they do feel and look somewhat small to me. The 38mmX13mmX45mm lug to lug proportions are very "stumpy" and look quite odd on anything other than the bracelet, at least to me. The lug to lug length being the biggest culprit. Changing from my other 40/41mm watches to the Trident always takes some getting used to, so I'd welcome more options in the 40mm size for sure.
It may well be that 40mm is the sweet spot and I agree that CW have to test it out as they are doing, but I continue to muse over whether and what other cases should CW offer. If we take 40 as the starting point, and decide to offer bigger and smaller options, what differential should there be?

Rolex seem to think 5mm, too big? Ulysse Nardin 3mm, about right? CW 2mm, too small? Many watches come in one case size only. Maybe CW should be offering 36-40-44, it just seems to me that 38-40-42 makes the choice harder rather than what clearly fits best.

Don't forget, the new Trident 42mm case is smaller and svelter than the previous 43mm, so I think the choice cannot be preconceived, picking the right one is going to take a bit of 60/60 or a showroom visit.
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Re: Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

Post by DanielDZ » Tue May 14, 2019 7:29 pm

Blackdog wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 pm
A tale of two GMTs.....

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Gorgeous - I might have to pull the trigger on this, or perhaps the standard 600
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Re: Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

Post by ScofieldReturns » Wed May 15, 2019 3:20 am

looks great, i just bought the same model so i'm looking forward to getting mine!

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Re: Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

Post by nauf » Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 am

Blackdog wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 pm
A tale of two GMTs.....

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Nice!

Congrats on your new C60 GMT. I have got mine in black bezel. Just out of curiosity, what do you think about the new bezel in terms of:
1. Rotating it
2. Bezel play

CW claims that rotating the new bezel experience is second to Rolex.

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Re: Going to give an MK3 GMT 38mm a try.

Post by Blackdog » Sat May 18, 2019 11:31 am

nauf wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 am
Nice!

Congrats on your new C60 GMT. I have got mine in black bezel. Just out of curiosity, what do you think about the new bezel in terms of:
1. Rotating it
2. Bezel play

CW claims that rotating the new bezel experience is second to Rolex.
There's a very significant improvement in bezel action with respect to the mk2.

On my mk2 the bezel is stiffer and the sound is more metallic and louder. Bezel play is average but certainly not a bad bezel at all.

On the mk3 the action is softer, and has a much better feel. It also sounds, shall I say, more refined. Less play too. It really feels and sounds as better quality. My only complaint is that it's not bidirectional as it should be for a GMT.

Compared to 5-digit Rolex, the mk3 bezel feels better, more modern. But compared to ceramic Rolex, there's still "room for improvement", if you know what I mean...

Does anyone know what's the design of the new bezel ? Is it still click-spring based ?

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