C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by what-time-is-it » Thu May 30, 2019 3:05 pm

Good to see they are releasing the bracelet so soon, still think they dropped a clanger not offering the bracelet version at launch.

MK2 titanium bracelet is £245 (MK3 is likely to be a bit more) - so if the MK3 is similarly priced that's making the Elite a £1500 watch before any form of discount...

It may well be a nice watch, but is it a £1500 watch?
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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Mikkei4 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:35 pm

McDaWisel wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Agreed Tim.

Also to confirm what Chris was suggesting above: I emailed them a couple of days ago asking about a titanium strap for the Mk3. They confirmed:
We are currently in the processing of releasing a MK3 titanium bracelet, and we anticipate this to be in stock in the next 6-8 weeks.


They also confirmed the currently available Titanium bracelet is not suitable for the Mk3, only the Mk2.
If CW are going to the effort and cost of producing a Mk3 Titanium bracelet should we expect more versions of the Elite to be released in the future or an ever-present Titanium watch to be added to their portfolio?
Surely CW wouldn't make the bracelet for just 300 Elite's ?

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by McDaWisel » Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm

I hope so :-)


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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Riddim Driven » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:13 am

Mikkei4 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:35 pm
McDaWisel wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Agreed Tim.

Also to confirm what Chris was suggesting above: I emailed them a couple of days ago asking about a titanium strap for the Mk3. They confirmed:
We are currently in the processing of releasing a MK3 titanium bracelet, and we anticipate this to be in stock in the next 6-8 weeks.


They also confirmed the currently available Titanium bracelet is not suitable for the Mk3, only the Mk2.
If CW are going to the effort and cost of producing a Mk3 Titanium bracelet should we expect more versions of the Elite to be released in the future or an ever-present Titanium watch to be added to their portfolio?
Surely CW wouldn't make the bracelet for just 300 Elite's ?
Yes, well the production of any other Elite 1000's was my initial query to CW. Two different reps said they would not be making anymore COSC or otherwise Elite 1000's. The possibility of a Titanium bracelet is intriguing, and as mentioned, certainly there would be just 300 made for the Elite, so obviously there will be something more in Titanium of rumors of a bracelet is going around. The Elite 1000 is marked & #'ed on the caseback to 300, yet it's a very prominent diver in the new launch and represented amongst the new list of MKIII's.

Personally, and in light of the poor flex in the strap, one would think the 300 buyers of their 1st run would get a deal or option on a bracelet should they materialize. Particularly with the front money. Perhaps the bracelets were just late and couldn't accompany the watch. I also think springbars should be supplied with all the watches that come with these quick release straps for a sure bar end fit.

Well in on the Elite. Would definitely go fora bracelet too, but would hate to shell out a few hundred for one. Early adopters can either benefit, or pay a premium depending on the sitch. Looking forward tooth's one very much regardless.

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Molan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:40 am

I’m still stuck firmly on the fence with the Elite. I saw one at the showroom but was only there to collect something else and didn’t have a lot of time to try it.

I have an old wrist fracture issue that means I can’t wear anything over 100g and somewhere around 75g is just right for me.

This puts ‘conventional’ Tridents out of my comfort zone and I wasn’t a fan of either of the previous titanium ones.

My main concern is the casing height as it makes me worry it’ll feel unbalanced :(

I’ve also never spent over £1K on a CW (although I own ones that were more than this when new) so I’m slightly struggling to justify the outlay to myself.

I know I could buy and just spend some time with it properly on my wrist under the 60 day return deal but I try not to buy anything that I don’t think I’d really like so am slightly put off doing this on a limited edition model.

Decisions, decisions. . .
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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Ateca » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:44 am

McDaWisel wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:15 pm
One more update. Strap still not great. Better had initially but not great. They just don’t bend the way they should and dig into the sides of the arm. Very well made and sturdy, look great, but just not comfortable. I ordered a standard blue rubber strap from CW to put on this watch but shipping is delayed until mid June due to another strap in the same order being out of stock.

Otherwise I love the watch!


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Came across this, any help?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EjqYDwAZcpk

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Darksol » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:21 am

Ateca wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:44 am
McDaWisel wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:15 pm
One more update. Strap still not great. Better had initially but not great. They just don’t bend the way they should and dig into the sides of the arm. Very well made and sturdy, look great, but just not comfortable. I ordered a standard blue rubber strap from CW to put on this watch but shipping is delayed until mid June due to another strap in the same order being out of stock.

Otherwise I love the watch!


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Came across this, any help?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EjqYDwAZcpk
Tried that method for these straps, but still not comfortable.

I've given up on the hybrid straps and swapped to a Nato

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Riddim Driven » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Would love to see more pics and commentary on this watch! Where's everybody hiding? I assume a few of these made it into the wild by now? I'm actually waiting on one. Bummer about the strap.

Thanks
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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm

Riddim Driven wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Would love to see more pics and commentary on this watch! Where's everybody hiding? I assume a few of these made it into the wild by now? I'm actually waiting on one. Bummer about the strap.

Thanks
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When did you order yours?

I ordered one about 10 days after release, by which time the initial stock had been sold and orders were for 'early (or maybe mid) June'.

Got my dispatched email today so, subject to being around when the Postie calls, I should have it tomorrow.

Meanwhile I've got this Ostrich leg skin strap waiting for it.

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Darksol » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Riddim Driven wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Would love to see more pics and commentary on this watch! Where's everybody hiding? I assume a few of these made it into the wild by now? I'm actually waiting on one. Bummer about the strap.

Thanks
RD
When did you order yours?

I ordered one about 10 days after release, by which time the initial stock had been sold and orders were for 'early (or maybe mid) June'.

Got my dispatched email today so, subject to being around when the Postie calls, I should have it tomorrow.

Meanwhile I've got this Ostrich leg skin strap waiting for it.

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Nice strap!

Heres a pic of mine on a C&B Supreme Nato. Love this watch! I catch myself looking at it daily.

I've had it for a couple weeks now and its been my daily, keeps great time, the fit and finish is amazing at this price point as well.

(I secrectly wanted serial #007, but got a higher number haha)
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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by McDaWisel » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 am

A few more pictures that I have posted in the the daily thread as well.

Under water pic:
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Went diving with it, got to -18.2m, works great as a backup to the dive computer:
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Holiday shot:
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Regarding the strap: I ordered the blue rubber strap from CW, I know that’s much more comfortable. Got it yesterday, the blue dies not match at all and it doesn’t look great... :-( will send it back.

I am slowly getting used to the hybrid strap but it just doesn’t seem to ever get really comfortable. Especially in a rotation you feel the difference. I have also ordered a blue canvas strap of a dealer on Etsy. Colors seemed to match. I’ll let you know how that works out...

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by H0rati0 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:59 am

^^^^^
You might like to check out a Barton Silicone Elite. I have several and they are cheap, versatile and good quality.
https://www.bartonwatchbands.com

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Wrighty » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:17 pm

WATCHWIZ wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:27 am
Is there any give in the movement of the bezel? Does it feel it could be forced (incorrectly) in a clockwise direction? If not that must feel secure.

Could someone upload a video of the bezel movement to try and indicate the sound described perhaps?

I have had my elite 1000 since last week, design details and feel of the watch is very impressive. I have been considering buying an Omega Planet Ocean, but saw this and thought I would give it a chance. In my opinion, visually it is on a par with a number of the Omegas I have tried on.

However....the bezel is extremely disappointing, so much so that I am considering returning the watch. There is play in the bezel on my watch, you wouldn't be able to force it the wrong direction, but it does move back and forth slightly and it doesn't line up perfectly with the top baton.

For me this really tarnishes the watch, but I do love everything else especially the polished baton tips. Really not sure what to do.

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by Twan-Sloot » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm

The alignment issue is something they should definitely fix. I would send it back for a badly aligned bezel. The play shouldn’t be bad at all either according to the reviews, so maybe your bad alignment has to do with it. You might have a bad one.

Watch some youtube vids, they show how the bezel should act.

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Re: C60 Trident Elite 1000 (mk3) - thoughts after a week

Post by H0rati0 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Wrighty wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:17 pm

However....the bezel is extremely disappointing, so much so that I am considering returning the watch. There is play in the bezel on my watch, you wouldn't be able to force it the wrong direction, but it does move back and forth slightly and it doesn't line up perfectly with the top baton.

For me this really tarnishes the watch, but I do love everything else especially the polished baton tips. Really not sure what to do.
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