C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by jkbarnes » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:49 am

GTC854 wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Here you go. Sorry they are not taken from exactly the same angle or distance - the joys of a mobile phone and not enough fingers to hold it steady and press the shutter!
Exactly what I wanted to see, thank you!

Man, if CW produced a trident with the dial, bezel, and hand set of the C60 MkIII but in a C65 case with the C65 sapphire crystal, I’d be in hog heaven!

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:54 am

biggus_richus wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:40 pm
My opinion is that the C60 and C65 both bear similarities to your Seamaster. I’d favour a different coloured C60, C65 hand wound or GMT variant of those models.
I agree with this, there's a bit too much black dial/steel bracelet in those 4. Obviously the Seamaster HAS to stay so maybe move the TAG on as suggested but if it was me, my money and choice I'd have a different colour amongst the others.

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by GTC854 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:25 pm

Thanks for all this input folks very much appreciated, its great to be a member of a forum like this. As I wrote somewhere in the thread; the photos do not do the watches justice. In actual fact the Omega is blue hence me looking at the black options. I also have a blue TAG in addition to the Aquaracer. I am still undecided but as I write this - and my opinion may change in the hour! - though I am leaning towards the C65. In the flesh it looks quite different to any other watch I own. It also sits slightly better on my wrist. However...... I did think this watch would be my last but I am now in the position where I really would like to own both models!!!! I suspect in a year’s time I will be purchasing a GMT variant of the model I do not receive this Christmas.
I thought Tophs photos were cracking and there is surely place in a collection for both
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by albionphoto » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:55 pm

The Seamaster blue can be quite hard to photograph properly. It needs a lot of light to show its true color. For the CWs I recall you saying that the C65 is more comfortable to wear. If that's the case then I'd go for the C65 as a watch which is not comfortable to wear is a watch that doesn't get worn.
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:06 pm

^^Thanks for clearing up the blue - black dials situation. The blue on the Omega is dark which is 1 of the reasons I like it more than other blues.
Best of luck with your final decision.

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by mvlow » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:36 pm

Your Tag, C60, Omega, and yellow CW LE all have a similar chunky dive watch look. Thick cases, large bezels, crown guards etc. I think the C65 with its thinner case and bezel and no crown guard would be the best choice of the two considering your other watches. It is the most different from your current collection.
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by Lavaine » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:49 am

Seems like a good problem to have. I haven't handled the C60 Mk3 or the C65, although I do own a C60 Mk2. Having said that, I think the C65 is THE CW watch right now. If I was looking to buy another CW, it would be a C65, for sure.
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by GTC854 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:34 pm

Well decision made. The C65 is going under the tree and the C60 is going back to CW. Both are gorgeous watches but I cant have both....yet! I suspect a C60 Mk3 will be joining the collection at some point as the Mk3 is such a huge leap forward from the Mk2. The C65 suits my wrist perfectly and I think I will be wearing it with numerous straps - the pics on the CW website with the black and the brown straps look great for casual scenarios.
Some made comment on my other watches. My Omega is 41.4 with a height of 13.1. The C60 was 40 with a height of 12.95 and the C65 41 with a height of 11.55
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by Kansas City Milkman » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:35 pm

Good choice, GTC

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by albionphoto » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:51 pm

Great pictures. Now I'm going to have to put my Seamaster on for a few days.
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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by tikkathree » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:31 pm

The thing which always delights me about my SMP300 is the slimness of the case compared to the Mk1 & 2 C60. Image

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Re: C60 v C65 Decisions decisions

Post by hsukirk » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:15 am

IMO 40mm C60 is def too tall so my vote would be C65 which is way more versatile and wears a lot more comfortable.

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