C60 Blue - The Beast

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C60 Blue - The Beast

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After being let down in the last sale, I managed to get it in my basket, but later told out of stock. I have finally got my hands on The Beast.

Arrived yesterday.

It came on the blue/orange hybrid, 2nd Gen.

I’ve checked archives etc but cannot determine which bracelet will fit.

Will a standard Mk2 C60 Trident fit? I have a blue/blue Mk2 (with 9 o’clock logo) and would like to swap over to the hybrid.

As the Mk2 is not a QR bracelet I’m reluctant to remove as they’re such a pain to refit if it doesn’t fit.

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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By 'The Beast' I presume you are talking about a C60 Trident Pro 600 Chronograph .

Bottom line on the bracelet is yes, the bracelet from a regular C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk2 will fit.

For reference, the all brushed bracelet with QR spring bars was only introduced with the C60 Mk3 Trident.

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:25 pm
By 'The Beast' I presume you are talking about a C60 Trident Pro 600 Chronograph .

Bottom line on the bracelet is yes, the bracelet from a regular C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk2 will fit.

For reference, the all brushed bracelet with QR spring bars was only introduced with the C60 Mk3 Trident.

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Yes Guy, that’s the very one.

Good to know the bracelet will fit.

Now I just have to get it off the Blue 600 and onto the Beast.

As ever, you are on hand with great advice.

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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So it's a Bergeon 6825 spring bar pliers for about £150 or a chinese copy for about £20 - or even a chinese copy, with Bergeon tips!
Why are Bergeon so bl**dy expensive, and so bl**dy good!

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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If you want another bracelet, one has just popped up on eBay. I’m on my phone or if do a link. An auction with a 99p start.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Congrats. I was also able to grab one after looking for one for a few years. What a thing!!
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Clach77 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 pm
If you want another bracelet, one has just popped up on eBay. I’m on my phone or if do a link. An auction with a 99p start.
Thanks. If I cannot get the bracelet off my blue/blue C60, I’ll keep an eye on it.

Strangely, I can always get the bracelets on easy enough. It’s getting the damn things off, I struggle with :problem:
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Congrats on the chrono purchase Brian.
Re. the bracelet, I recalled a discussion that was previously had about removing CW bracelets.

Take a look at this thread and see if it offers any help :thumbup:
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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StrappedUp wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:50 am
Congrats on the chrono purchase Brian.
Re. the bracelet, I recalled a discussion that was previously had about removing CW bracelets.

Take a look at this thread and see if it offers any help :thumbup:
Thanks Ryan, I’ll give it a go and report back later this morning
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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All done.

Bracelet on The Beast. Blue/Orange hybrid on the Blue/Blue C60.

My thanks to Ryan for his tips on removing the bracelet and,

Guy, for his advice regarding the compatibility of the bracelet.

I could go on, but it’ll start sounding like an Oscar acceptance speech.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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My beastie just landed on the blue/orange hybrid strap. In my eyes its perfection. Although I must admit Guy's LE prototype has left me with serious envy (as his watches usually do!)

As I also own a Steinhart Apollon, the size is perfectly in my comfort zone. I mainly wear 42 / 44mm divers anyway.

Although im not a huge fan of the look of the hybrid strap, I must admit its very comfy and far more supple than the last 3 hybrid straps I got, which I have found to be very stiff and uncomfortable.

Does anyone know if theres been a change in the manufacturing process of the straps, or have I just been unlucky with my last few..?

In addition, im looking for a bracelet so the ebay heads up is appreciated, but has any of you strap guru's got a recommendation for these? Im looking at a few, but as always, I prefer to get real advice from trusted sources who have had the same thoughts.
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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The hybrid strap was updated last year with a v2. The new version is thinner and more comfortable (although I never had a problem with my V1)
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^^^ cheers KCM, thatll explain it..! Just checked my others and certainly a bit thinner but definitely a lot more comfy :thumbup:
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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Its worth hanging in there for a CW bracelet, if you can.

The 'Beast' is a pretty top heavy watch and the fitted ends of the CW bracelet make a world of difference in holding it steady.

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Re: C60 Blue - The Beast

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Its worth hanging in there for a CW bracelet, if you can.

The 'Beast' is a pretty top heavy watch and the fitted ends of the CW bracelet make a world of difference in holding it steady.

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Thanks Guy. Its on my shopping list. Ill see how the ebay offerings look before I maybe post a wtb ad on here.
Im still really impressed with the v2 strap for comfort. Just wish it suited the watch just that bit better.
I wear my watches a little loose anyway so the feeling of it moving and being a little top heavy is standard for me.
Ill keep looking in to other straps makes and designs to possibly suit....... ideas on a postcard anyone....????!!!!
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