Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

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Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Post by Soporsche » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:57 am

IanKelly63 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Soporsche wrote:I also preferred the proportions (appearance) of the MK2 but recognise the uplift in quality on the MK3.
A MK3 at 43mm... I wish, but it's not going to happen :-(

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Interestingly (or not), whilst I appreciate the improved quality of the 42mm Mk3 I actually prefer the 43mm Mk2 overall (not just dimensions). Having owned both, I kept my Mk2s and sold/returned the Mk3s. I really wanted to like it more but it just felt a bit generic and lacking a little character compared to the 2. Great watch, quality and value proposition but personal thing for me.
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Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Post by IanKelly63 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
IanKelly63 wrote: Hi Guy,

I'm interested to know why you think that. Is there a difference in the visible dial diameters MK2 v MK3? Or rather, is the bezel on a MK3 deeper than a MK2.

44mm I could live with, 45mm is dinner plate territory :-)

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Nothing scientific about it Ian.

Just my perception, having seen and owned/own both MkII and Mk3 Trident.

Basic premise is that the light catcher case design of the Mk3 makes the watch appear svelte (smaller) than a MkII. Thus if both had 43mm cases the Mk3 would still wear smaller.

Make sense?

Guy



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Ah, I see. Cheers Guy

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Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Post by IanKelly63 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:41 pm

I'd love a MK2, sans guilloche, same colourway as the Blue Trident Elite LE. And with the MK3 hands!
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Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Post by Leon O » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:47 am

Jcalder68 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Personal opinion - I wish all models were available in 38mm sizes.

What first drew me to the CW brand was their willingness to provide watches in the smaller size, despite the trend for larger sizes. I can wear most watch sizes (I do draw the line at anything over 42mm though) and would love to see their 44mm sizes reduces to 40mm and under.

No, I don’t miss the 43mm sizes. But that is because I’ve never owned one. And that is because I can’t wear one in comfort.

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I need to start buying more watches under 40mm. More 38mm from CW would be great.

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