C60 MK3 black or white? (real photos anyone?)

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C60 MK3 black or white? (real photos anyone?)

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Hi all,

I can't decide between black or white dial. My random musings are below shoukd anybody have a viewpoint on either if them.

Any real love photos of either, but particularly the white, would be well received.

Black is classic, and probably a safe option and looks great?. But I do have a black.Black Bay 58 already, and come to think of it a mark 1 black Christopher Ward aviator.

But I can't get my head around the white dial - is it more sporty? formal?

Whatever I buy will be on a strap, and I do like white dials with brown straps which is tempting me..

Finally, I prefer classic sized divers e.g. i went for the 39mm Black Bay 58 as opposed to the 42mm more slab like standard Black Bay.

I'm guessing a 38mm mark 2 might be a bit too small for my just over 7 inch wrist and that 40mm may better suit, which led me to the new mark 3!

Any thought welcomed.
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I personally have a black dial Mk3 Trident and I love it. That being said you'll be getting another black dial diver watch soon. I'm personally not a huge fan of white dial dice watches, although the Mk3 Trident in white looks great.Image

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I’d stay clear of the white dial due to legibility personally.
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For me, the white dial is the daily ive been waiting for!
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Black is my choice, here is my 42mm :

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I had to go black/blue....with that orange extra hand....Image

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I think a black dial is more sporty, a white dial is more dressy, and at the same time more beautiful.

^^^ Chris makes a good point though, but legibility depends on the colour of the hands. I have a couple of white dials with white hands and they can be a challenge to read as one. I don’t know why the brands do that.
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I got rid of of a white hand version of the Mk3. Terrible legibility at a glance.

Black dial version is superb, couldn’t be happier.
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0uatiOW wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 pm
I think a black dial is more sporty, a white dial is more dressy, and at the same time more beautiful.

^^^ Chris makes a good point though, but legibility depends on the colour of the hands. I have a couple of white dials with white hands and they can be a challenge to read as one. I don’t know why the brands do that.
Yep, the hand colour is the key. White dials are my favourite but they need contrasting hands. This is my favourite watch that I own and gets worn daily. If my Trident GMT white had black hands I’d still have it
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Blue and white for comparison.

Cant tell from photo but the white has the wave pattern dial.
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TigerChris wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:01 pm
I’d stay clear of the white dial due to legibility personally.
I certainly prefer a strong contrast between dial and hands. Just subjectively as well, I have always thought that white hands on a white dial look pretty insipid.
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TigerChris wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:01 pm
I’d stay clear of the white dial due to legibility personally.
I never found the white dial Trident with silver edged hands an issue when I owned one, however black edging on the hands is probably better if you struggle with legibility (fully black hands even better of course, from that perspective).

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^^^^ That is certainly better than the Trident, and looks more legible with those hands, but again just far too much white for my taste.
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TigerChris wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:01 pm
I’d stay clear of the white dial due to legibility personally.
I have to agree. I’ve had a couple white/light dial watches and I have trouble seeing polished hands, not enough contrast.
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0uatiOW wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 pm

^^^ Chris makes a good point though, but legibility depends on the colour of the hands. I have a couple of white dials with white hands and they can be a challenge to read as one. I don’t know why the brands do that.
The cynic in me says so they can cut the corner and use the same hands on all dial colours - cheapskates.

The point is well made though, the white dial Tridents are not as legible as the black, but personally I prefer the white and they are legible enough though not at a glance, while having a certain distinction about them.

It's a tough choice.
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