Why no 3 hander sports watches

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Make this in a 40mm and I'll buy it.

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I wouldn't necessarily buy it, but it would make a good addition to the range.
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Make it blue and it would sell like hot cakes

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johncolescarr wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Make it blue and it would sell like hot cakes
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nordwulf wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 pm
johncolescarr wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Make it blue and it would sell like hot cakes
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nordwulf wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 pm
johncolescarr wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Make it blue and it would sell like hot cakes
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I would find it very difficult to resist a 38mm one of those!

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I’d love to see the 38mm Light Catcher case from the C65 Trident with:
A matte black dial
3, 6 and 9 in numerals, batons or dots for the rest
12 as a triangle marker
Hands from the MK2 C60 Tridents (add a pop of red to the tip of the seconds hand)
Patina lume including the numerals.
“Christopher Ward” text under their 12
Twin flag logo above the 6, then “Automatic”
No date

CW meets Explorer :-)

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Re: Why no 3 hander sports watches

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Jcalder68 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:35 pm
I’d love to see the 38mm Light Catcher case from the C65 Trident with:
A matte black dial
3, 6 and 9 in numerals, batons or dots for the rest
12 as a triangle marker
Hands from the MK2 C60 Tridents (add a pop of red to the tip of the seconds hand)
Patina lume including the numerals.
“Christopher Ward” text under their 12
Twin flag logo above the 6, then “Automatic”
No date

CW meets Explorer :-)

Keep safe everyone

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Great minds eh!
The c65 trident vintage could be such a good base for ideas.
If not a la explorer then how about the blue 36 rolex op with the lumed 3 6 9. In that case at that size it would be a great looking watch. (At least to my eyes)
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stefs wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Jcalder68 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:35 pm
I’d love to see the 38mm Light Catcher case from the C65 Trident with:
A matte black dial
3, 6 and 9 in numerals, batons or dots for the rest
12 as a triangle marker
Hands from the MK2 C60 Tridents (add a pop of red to the tip of the seconds hand)
Patina lume including the numerals.
“Christopher Ward” text under their 12
Twin flag logo above the 6, then “Automatic”
No date

CW meets Explorer :-)

Keep safe everyone

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Great minds eh!
The c65 trident vintage could be such a good base for ideas.
If not a la explorer then how about the blue 36 rolex op with the lumed 3 6 9. In that case at that size it would be a great looking watch. (At least to my eyes)
Great minds think alike, while fools seldom differ? I expect is more of the former than the latter :-)

Looking at the current CW lineup the 38mm case has so much to offer. I also see that the majority of the models in the lineup have either numerals only (Sandhurst, Cranwell, Al Deere, most of the motorsport range) or baton/dot markers only (most of the dive and dress ranges). Only the larger C65 manual wind divers have 12 and 6 marked, no watch has the full “Explorer” dial layout.
Marry that iconic layout to the versatility of the light-catcher case, and then throw in a matching handset etc and we could have the ultimate everyday/sports watch.

Anyone up for a future forum limited edition model?

Keep safe,

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Hello to all.
Although I joined the forum some time ago, this my first post. Mainly because I am naturally a lurker, not a joiner but also because sometimes CW drive me up the wall. For example: I am on their mailing list with 2 different email addresses but do I ever receive any emails? You guessed it, no. Sales pass me by. I only hear about offers from you guys, usually long after the event.
Anyway, I am the PROUD owner of a Trident Classic C65 LE. (The blue one, if you can remember it).
It is beautiful, I love to GAZE at it. It still gets comments, just the other day a woman, in a shop, remarked how nice it was. Mind you, her husband was wearing a cheap Casio so maybe she was thinking of trading up!
But my C65 LE is not perfect for 2 reasons: 1) it needs a lume dot on the seconds hand, and 2) at 43mm IT'S TOO BIG! And my wrists aren't small.
I have often thought of writing to CW with my designs for the perfect watch, (basically a 'Skyfall' Aqua Terra without the exorbitant price tag), and then, bless them, johncolescarr and nordwolf did it for me See above. Probably the blue for me, also looks great on brown leather.
38mm or 40mm? I'm not sure yet, but I'm sure there is scope and desire for both.
So CW - MAKE THIS WATCH! I have a blank cheque here waiting for you and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Thanks fellas, this is my first post, so be kind. Or don't, I'm a big boy. (With decent sized wrists!).

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StrappedUp wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 pm
nordwulf wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 pm
johncolescarr wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Make it blue and it would sell like hot cakes
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I would find it very difficult to resist a 38mm one of those!
So would I. I think it ticks just about every box. In fact, I don't want to resist it.

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rkovars wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
I know that you are looking for greater dial variation but there is always the C65 Trident Vintage. Pretty classic sports three hander. 150 M water resistance. 38mm case size. Only thing holding this one back for me is non-screw down crown. Sure seems like they realized the mistake as both the AM GT chronograph and the new Worldtimer both have screw down crowns. I asked about any plans to move the rest of the line to this case and was told no plans. Would be a nice improvement to the vintage divers.

Even an option for non vintage lume would be a nice addition.

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The C65 Trident Vintage Mk 1 has a screw down crown and crown guards. I have it and I love it! It isn’t the current light catcher case, but frankly I find it’s case more “tool like” and in keeping with the spirit of what people are describing.
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Re: Why no 3 hander sports watches

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I guess this really depends on your definition of sports watch. Diving by definition is a sport, and Rolex certainly agrees that a diver is a sports watch. The C60 and C65 are sports watches. I especially think that, bezel or not, the C65 fits the "sports" watch asthetic. The C65 GMT (I know it's a 4 hander) has more of a "traditional sports watch" vibe than the GMT Master II.
The C7 and C1 Morgan's are sports watch (again, motorsports are sports).
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hadon2525 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:23 pm
I have often thought of writing to CW with my designs for the perfect watch, (basically a 'Skyfall' Aqua Terra without the exorbitant price tag), and then, bless them, johncolescarr and nordwolf did it for me See above. Probably the blue for me, also looks great on brown leather.
38mm or 40mm? I'm not sure yet, but I'm sure there is scope and desire for both.
So CW - MAKE THIS WATCH! I have a blank cheque here waiting for you and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Thanks fellas, this is my first post, so be kind. Or don't, I'm a big boy. (With decent sized wrists!).
And a good post it is too. A warm welcome to the forum.

As a new member you will not know about Downer’s Rules, one of the great forum threads. Rule 6 is worth taking note of.
6. Accept no substitutes.

Of course, within reason. If you have set your heart on model x, with strap y and a specific caseback, try to avoid buying something "close" to your ideal. Near enough is rarely good enough, and you will probably regret it.
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Re: Why no 3 hander sports watches

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Do watches need to have categories? :)

How many folk partake in sports wearing what a brand may or may not describe as a “sports watch”?

After all at least one of the watches often referenced as a sports watch, whenever the subject is discussed isn’t even referred to as a sports watch by the brand that produces it. Don’t think they refer to any of their watches as “sports watches”.

However that said the features outlined by @Jcalder68 are a good checklist for the features of what would be an excellent all rounder for those fed up with wearing a twisty bezel watch most of the time. :thumbup:

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The blue above is spot on, the white would need some black on the hands.

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Re: Why no 3 hander sports watches

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TADAA! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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C60 MKI COSC black, MKI black GMT,
C60 300 white,
C60 MKII Day Date LE, GMT White, LE SH21, ACAN, Bronze Ombre LE,
C60 MKIII Ombre COSC, Elite 1000 GMT,
C6 Kingfisher x3,
C60 K'fisher
C600 Tritech x 3,
C65 Anthropocene. Blue h/w,

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