Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

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Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

Post by Marknjf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:03 pm

Another newbie question: Can anyone confirm whether this (lovely) watch is hand wound or automatic. P7 of Loupe says hand wound but the website says automatic. I think automatic (the SH21 movement has been seen as automatic in the C1 Grand Malvern auto) but it’s caused some heated discussion in the pub since Loupe landed last week.

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Re: Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

Post by welshlad » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:25 pm

I'm 99% sure it's an automatic. That's what I recall being told by Peter Ellis at the GTG last weekend when he showed me his and we discussed why it sits a bit higher on the wrist than the other C65s.

Also the website specifically says: "this C65 marks the first time SH21 has appeared in automatic form with small second and power reserve subdials". That sounds like a fairly deliberate statement, so it must be Loupe that's incorrect.
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Re: Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

Post by Marknjf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 pm

Sounds pretty conclusive to me. Was it as attractive in the flesh as in photos? It looks stunning.

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Re: Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

Post by welshlad » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:38 pm

I thought it looked fantastic, to be honest. It does sit a bit higher on the wrist than the handwound C65s, but it's a lovely looking watch.
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Re: Trident 65 SH21 steel case LE

Post by DavecUK » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:52 pm

Definitely automatic, case disguises the thickness well, it looks better in the flesh than in the photos. I bought one because I think it's a beautiful watch and so well executed. So far am loving it and did a review on it...

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