C60 trident sizing

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C60 trident sizing

Post by shannod2 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:29 pm

Hi, I’m torn between a 40mm and 42mm, but quite drawn to the red bezel model.

I have seen some posters advise that the 42mm wears smaller than expected.

As a reference point a 42mm Breitling Superocean fits my wrist well, with a 43mm Aquaracer being oversized.

I have a 7in wrist and my current work week wear is a 41mm Carrera day date.

Any guidance on the 42mm is appreciated

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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by Craig64 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:08 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.
My wrist is about 7.25 inches in circumference.
My 42mm Red bezel Trident suits my wrist very well, and definitely wears smaller than you might expect.
My 40mm tridents (in blue and all black variants) fit my wrist even better, and for me hit the sweet spot.
Comparison images are, all black 40mm, red bezel 42mm, and all blue 40mm.
I hope the above helps....
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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by Commisar » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:18 am

shannod2 wrote:Hi, I’m torn between a 40mm and 42mm, but quite drawn to the red bezel model.

I have seen some posters advise that the 42mm wears smaller than expected.

As a reference point a 42mm Breitling Superocean fits my wrist well, with a 43mm Aquaracer being oversized.

I have a 7in wrist and my current work week wear is a 41mm Carrera day date.

Any guidance on the 42mm is appreciated
I'd personally go for a 40mm, the 42 is thicker and has longer lugs

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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by gaf1958 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:40 am

I have a 7.25” wrist and have always preferred the 43mm case size in the MkI and MkII versions - I found the 38mm a little too small with the bezel taking up a reasonable amount of dial space.

I can also confirm that the 42mm MkIII definitely wears smaller than the 43mm MkII, but my preference for the MkIII is the 40mm size. I find that it sits very nicely on my wrist, yet is large enough in a way the old 38mm model never managed.

If you find the older 43mm models are ok on your wrist, then a 42mm in red should sit nicely. If you decide that the 40mm case wins out over the red, I think it unlikely you’ll regret it. The red, as is now known, will be discontinued and will not be available in the 40mm size; if I were the one buying a red bezel, I know that the MkIII version would be more comfortable on my wrist than the MkII...
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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by shannod2 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:27 am

Thanks all for your replies (and helpful photos) 👍

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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by BJH » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:03 pm

I have a few mark 2 43's and I do notice that my mark 3 does wear a bit smaller on the wrist.
Not sure if a mark 3 in a 43 would actually wear a bit big on the wrist though!

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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:22 pm


BJH wrote: Not sure if a mark 3 in a 43 would actually wear a bit big on the wrist though!
Typo here somewhere.

Mk2 is 43mm

Mk3 is 42mm.


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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by Thegreyman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am

Remember you can always buy one of each and return the one that fits you least well under 60:60.
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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by BJH » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:25 am

I should have been a bit clearer with this one. The point I was trying to make is that I feel that a M3 'if it were made in a 43mm' would wear a bit large on the wrist.
I feel that the more defined lines on the case of the M3 would be lost on a bigger watch.

Some times smaller can be better!

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Re: C60 trident sizing

Post by HickWillis » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Having tried on both, I'd say the 40mm feels more like what the watch was designed to be. The dial text, markers, etc all seem to fit a bit better inside the dial diameter if that makes sense. The larger version feels a bit spaced out to me.

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