CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

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CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by tempusmaximus » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:13 pm

An article from ABTW , on the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316l LE yellow dive watch.

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/christophe ... ive-watch/
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Re: CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by scooter » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:58 pm

Seems a pretty balanced write up.

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Re: CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by reggie747 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:55 pm

The photos certainly make it look very nice.
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CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:05 pm

It does look very nice in those photos and I have been tempted... but I have both the yellow and orange Kingfishers each in both automatic and quartz versions, so I’ve resisted so far...

I must ask a question though. Is this statement from the review about sizes true?

One reason why so many people gravitate towards Christopher Ward is because they offer 38mm Tridents, but with virtually all the limited edition runs produced in 43mm, they’re ignoring a large segment of the enthusiast market.

While I certainly agree with the sentiment that these, along with the orange and blue 316L models, should have been released in both sizes (the bronze is less straightforward as it would require more work than a simple dial colour change) - is the 38mm Trident really CW’s big drawcard?

When I look at the CWOTD thread (and I do, every day) I see more 43s than 38s. I always had the impression from CW statements that the 43 outsold the 38 by a considerable margin and the CWOTD thread seems to support this. Similarly in sales events, the 38s usually hang around unsold a fair bit longer than the 43s...

So, question 2: I wonder how many 38mm LE Tridents would have been made & sold in comparison to the 43s?
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Re: CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by Mikkei4 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:28 pm

gaf1958 wrote:but with virtually all the limited edition runs produced in 43mm, they’re ignoring a large segment of the enthusiast market.
I prefer the 38mm Tridents - the 43mm is too big for me. However I don't think CW are ignoring potential buyers ... the quantity of the LE versions is too small to produce 38mm and 43mm so I presume CW know the usual percentage sales of 38mm vs 43mm and so go with the bigger seller.
gaf1958 wrote:So, question 2: I wonder how many 38mm LE Tridents would have been made & sold in comparison to the 43s?
I don't know how we are ever going to know that, we'd just be guessing and I would suggest that even CW wouldn't know in advance so would need to do some sort of percentage split for 1 LE release and then it could be different depending upon the colour.

I've not bought any of the new LE versions firstly because they are 43mm, because they didn't attract me and also because I have the Tridents I want already - standard black dial and a standard white dial both in 38mm.

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Re: CW C60 Trident LE Yellow Dive Watch

Post by nbg » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:27 am

^^^^ Whilst I have both 38mm and 43mm Tridents, I prefer the 38mm as more wearable on a 7” wrist. However we all look for different things when selecting watches.

I think that CW realise that a typical customer prefers the 43mm, regardless of their wrist size.

The 38mm is understated - seems little point in undermining that by making it in orange or yellow.

The 43mm is not understated - the case size lending itself to be even less understated by using orange or yellow.

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