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Re: Some good ole general questions

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Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:50 pm
AHA!!!!! I knew it. there is a difference in the actual case. But, for the C65 Trident Diver and C65 Trident GMT, the case has not changed? Is there a MK II and MK III version of the cases?
My assessment is the C65 Trident Diver and C65 GMT have the same cases (there's no Mk II or Mk III version). The watches in my photos are 18 months old for the GMT and new for the Diver.

To my mind it is only the C65 AM GT that has a subtly different case, but I've no idea why.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: To my mind it is only the C65 AM GT that has a subtly different case, but I've no idea why.
Possibly to accommodate the upcoming automatic chronograph?
That will no doubt require some extra height over the standard case and I guess it would make sense for the AM GT to utilise this case for a limited run.

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Are the C60 variants (MK1-MK3) interchangeable too?


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Zax wrote:Are the C60 variants (MK1-MK3) interchangeable too?


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Yes and no.


C60 bracelets will fit as follows;-

Mk1 will only fit Mk1
Mk2 will fit Mk2 and retrofit to Mk1 and C6 Kingfisher
Mk3 will only fit Mk3

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Zax wrote:Are the C60 variants (MK1-MK3) interchangeable too?


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Yes and no.


C60 bracelets will fit as follows;-

Mk1 will only fit Mk1
Mk2 will fit Mk2 and retrofit to Mk1 and C6 Kingfisher
Mk3 will only fit Mk3

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Great info, thanks!


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Just a followup with a few pics. The c65 am gt chrono definitely has different endlinks on the bracelet.

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1. Both sides of watch....original bracelet on left, chronograph bracelet on right. You can definitely see that the chrono bracelet has a thicker endlink, going well above the case. Which accounts for the thicker body on the chrono

2. Original trident bracelet up close.....this is not a quick release bracelet.

3. Chronograph bracelet up close.

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There's something not right there @brash47 but I'm not sure what.

Need to have a think and further look at my bracelets.

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brash47 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Just a followup with a few pics. The c65 am gt chrono definitely has different endlinks on the bracelet.

3 photos
1. Both sides of watch....original bracelet on left, chronograph bracelet on right. You can definitely see that the chrono bracelet has a thicker endlink, going well above the case. Which accounts for the thicker body on the chrono

2. Original trident bracelet up close.....this is not a quick release bracelet.

3. Chronograph bracelet up close.

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OK; I've done some research on CW's website and also checked over my bracelets and, bottom line is you are correct, there is a difference in the end links. My apologies if I appeared to doubt you.

In taking the photos I did, in my post above showing the C65 AM GT bracelet appearing to fit the C65 Trident Diver, it looked OK but I was not looking at it from the side as you did.

Anyway, what have we got? 1st up;-

CW's Website - now lists two C65 Bracelets for

C65 Bracelet Trident Mk2 with an SKU of 22-STL-10-SXS-MA and described as "Built especially for our C65 watches these fully brushed . . . ."

C65 Bracelet Chrono Mk2 with an SKU of 22-STL-14-SXS-MA-ST and described as "Built especially for the C65 AM GT only, this fully brushed . . "


The Bracelets - it is said, a picture paints a thousand words.

In this case, one photo showing the end links of two bracelets, the C65 Bracelet Chrono Mk2 (from my AM GT) on the left and C65 Bracelet Trident Mk2 (from my Trident Diver) on the right.

I believe the different heights/profiles of the end links are clear to see.

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Good to have got this sorted. :thumbup:


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I was hoping this was the case. So it's interesting that it's a c65 case, but clearly thicker for the chrono. I hope it's only for the chronos as the thin profile of the c65 is what I like so much

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