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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by richtel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:43 am

Interesting milled elongated caseback indents visible on two of the sketches. I wonder if there's a departure from the 60 degree tool slots they have across the range including the new C65 auto.

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by triffidman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:29 pm

I do like the new hands - the current Trident hands are seemingly getting a bit long in the tooth. However, I do fear that the MK3 will be approaching £1000, if similar price hikes are expected to any other model than has been 'updated'.
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:37 pm

@triffidman - at the Edinburgh GTG, Mike France suggested that any price increase over the current MKII Trident, model for model, would be nominal.

They hope to keep it around £50.

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Dclarkwatch » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:56 pm

Really wish there were more actual photos/info available - I've been itching to get a Trident back in my collection, but am now torn if I should get a 38mm MKII or hold out for the 40mm MK3. Ugh, this is torture for my impatient self...

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by hughesyn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:25 pm

^^^ They aren't releasing too much info yet (a) because it's not finalised and (b) because it could harm sales of the mk2
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Blackdog » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:13 pm

Is it known if they will make any improvements to the bracelet for the MK3 ?

I'm new to the brand, with a Blue MK2, and I think the bracelet could use a little attention to bring it up to the already exquisite quality level of the head:

The clasp design is brilliant, but the outer shell could use a little beefing up, IMO. Right now is a bit too spartan. And while there's nothing wrong with pins and collars, at certain level of watchmaking no one is really using them anymore...

Any word on the subject ?

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by what-time-is-it » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm

Any suggestion or has anyone asked whether the 5 day SH21 will still be available in the Trident Mk3?
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Ttf23 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:28 pm

Blackdog wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Is it known if they will make any improvements to the bracelet for the MK3 ?

I'm new to the brand, with a Blue MK2, and I think the bracelet could use a little attention to bring it up to the already exquisite quality level of the head:

The clasp design is brilliant, but the outer shell could use a little beefing up, IMO. Right now is a bit too spartan. And while there's nothing wrong with pins and collars, at certain level of watchmaking no one is really using them anymore...

Any word on the subject ?
From recollection at the last GTG, there’s a new quick release bracelet coming. They are investigating screws but at present the cost / benefit doesn’t stack up.

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Rice & Gravy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 pm

Is it May 1 yet? Or April even when more details will be revealed.

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by nordwulf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:14 pm

It appears it may be similar in design, feel and size of the Seiko SBDC 015/051? And that's not a bad thing as it is a favorite in my collection. The fat stubby hour hand and skinny stick minute hand took some time to get used to but I like the look now.
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Clach77 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm

what-time-is-it wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Any suggestion or has anyone asked whether the 5 day SH21 will still be available in the Trident Mk3?
There will be an SH21 Apex version. Therefore I’d assume a ‘normal’ SH21 version is entirely possible.
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Jcalder68 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:08 pm

Clach77 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm
what-time-is-it wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Any suggestion or has anyone asked whether the 5 day SH21 will still be available in the Trident Mk3?
There will be an SH21 Apex version. Therefore I’d assume a ‘normal’ SH21 version is entirely possible.
Is it possible to fit the SH21 in the smaller, 38mm case sizes?

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Clach77 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 pm

Jcalder68 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Clach77 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm
what-time-is-it wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Any suggestion or has anyone asked whether the 5 day SH21 will still be available in the Trident Mk3?
There will be an SH21 Apex version. Therefore I’d assume a ‘normal’ SH21 version is entirely possible.
Is it possible to fit the SH21 in the smaller, 38mm case sizes?

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From memory, I think not. It’s been in the C9 40mm, but the date wheel is very close to the edge of the dial. Add a diver bezel and I think a 38mm case is too small.
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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Jcalder68 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:20 pm

Clach77 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Jcalder68 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Clach77 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm


There will be an SH21 Apex version. Therefore I’d assume a ‘normal’ SH21 version is entirely possible.
Is it possible to fit the SH21 in the smaller, 38mm case sizes?

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From memory, I think not. It’s been in the C9 40mm, but the date wheel is very close to the edge of the dial. Add a diver bezel and I think a 38mm case is too small.

Shame, that’s what I feared. I’d love to get an in-house movement on my wrist. I’m hitting the CW Towers showroom soon and hope to try the C1 Morgan 3-Wheeler. Hopefully that will scratch the itch?

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Re: C60 Trident Mk3

Post by Kansas City Milkman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:23 pm

hughesyn wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:25 pm
^^^ They aren't releasing too much info yet (a) because it's not finalised and (b) because it could harm sales of the mk2
I seem to recall a C60 MK1 ‘fire sale’ before MK2 was released. Will be interesting to see if stock levels are such that it happens again

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