Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

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Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by unforced_error » Thu May 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Does anyone know if CW would be able to swap the SH21 movement in my current Trident Pro 600 COSC into the 42mm case of the new Tridents? I like my watch but the large case size is the only thing that keeps me from loving it. I prefer the older logo and hands so I would want to keep the dial and hands as is. I assume the 40mm is out of the question because of the dial size difference.
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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by Clach77 » Thu May 02, 2019 6:18 pm

Able to? Possibly. Although it would depend on a lot of factors. Willing to? No. CWL have always refused to do this sort of bespoke work.
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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by McDaWisel » Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm

I think that’s something for a local independent watchmaker...

I wonder would they sell you the parts? Mail my the case? Not much in it for them other than a satisfied customer...


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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by unforced_error » Thu May 02, 2019 7:40 pm

McDaWisel wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm
I think that’s something for a local independent watchmaker...

I wonder would they sell you the parts? Mail my the case? Not much in it for them other than a satisfied customer...


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I remember someone stating that CW would swap a watch to a new case for a service fee. While this isn't technically a replacement case, I would pay them extra to do it or pay to just buy the part and have an expert watchmaker do it.
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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by McDaWisel » Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Call them and ask :-) if they say yes, I am sure many people here would be pleased to know they do “custom” work!

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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by neilj568 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:55 pm

McDaWisel wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm


I wonder would they sell you the parts? Mail my the case?


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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by Devarika Woulf » Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 pm

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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by FloridaPhil » Sat May 04, 2019 12:56 am

Nope. Not even remotely possible not because it can't be done but because CW won't do it. Some asked about bezel swaps in the past, simple to do, but no dice and I can't say I blame CW for not wanting to get into all that.
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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by Paul Drawmer » Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 am

As above; CW will always avoid creating a frankenwatch.
There's always time for one more.

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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat May 04, 2019 12:00 pm

Paul Drawmer wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 am
As above; CW will always avoid creating a frankenwatch.
As would any other manufacturer of stature. Nightmare to service/repair and as to warranty :headbash:
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Re: Possible Trident MKII 43mm to Trident MKIII 42mm case swap?

Post by 2otto2 » Sat May 04, 2019 12:12 pm

interesting question.
What's the message any manufacturer would send with such a job?
most likely: "we acknowledge that our new model is (except for one feature) inferior to the predecessor"
not a sensible thing to do...

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