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Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:24 am

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Ruggs » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:32 am

Those look good.


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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:24 am

I like it. Not certain if I $1,000 like it, but it looks decent.

The challenge is I can get a very similar looking watch with the exact same movement and twice the water resistance for 50% of the price from Steinhart.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by logan2z » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am

That logo/placement is a crime against humanity.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Chocodove » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:26 am

logan2z wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am
That logo/placement is a crime against humanity.
They just can never get it right.
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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by JBZ » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:41 am

Decent looking for a 1655 homage, and I like that it isn't huge. The bezel is a bit too thin to my eye.
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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Panerai7 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 am

logan2z wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am
That logo/placement is a crime against humanity.
Lol

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:16 am

I prefer the additional lume on the Steinhart for the 24 points. Also prefer the price. CW should have just made a Trident Pro with an actual full 24 hr bezel on the GMTs and ditch the part diver/part GMT bezel.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by stonehead887 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:51 am

I like this. I assume it shares the same case as vintage bronze 65 previously, which would be good. Decent watch but still pricy.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Champagne InHand » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:25 pm

logan2z wrote:That logo/placement is a crime against humanity.
Truth.

I like the GMT look but I rarely use it. When I travel a regular diver or inexpensive world timer works so well.


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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Bradystraps » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:58 pm

And yet another nice looking watch ruined by that dastardly logo. Good grief.
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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by dnslater » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:47 am

From a graphic design standpoint, they certainly make odd choices with the dial. Doxa does an offset logo/name but it is balanced with text in opposite corners. CW is all over the place, with Logo at 12, text at 6 and brand at 9. They might as well go ahead and use a white date wheel to balance the name.

Just odd choices. Close to being a very nice watch.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:23 am

Serious question. Has anyone ever tried to talk to him?
He's got several nice watches that are practically ruined with his logo

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by gwells » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:35 am

Yes. It’s come up before when he does chats with the Christopher Ward forums.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:24 am

gwells wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:35 am
Yes. It’s come up before when he does chats with the Christopher Ward forums.
And how did that go?

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by gwells » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:17 pm

IIRC, "we're selling well, our marketing company did a lot of research... blah blah blah..." supposedly they're happy. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by mtb2104 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:27 am

wish it was a tad smaller, but looks great nonetheless

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:50 am

I like it a lot. The logo at 12 is pretty subtle. The brand name at 9 isn’t ideal but not that bad to me and sort of balances out with the date at 3. Cold be better yes, but i like it a lot. It’ll wear a lot better than the Steinhart gmt cAse too
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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by gwells » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:57 am

Jeep99dad wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:50 am
The logo at 12 is pretty subtle.
i think they missed the boat by not doing this from the start. the two flags mark was the best part of their rebrand and it's taken them a while to incorporate it more on the dial.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Ruggs » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:23 am

Promo code 125CW18 gets you $125 off these at the moment.


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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Ruggs » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:24 am

And I agree on the 2 flag logo. They need to play that more.


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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by logan2z » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 am

Ruggs wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:23 am
Promo code 125CW18 gets you $125 off these at the moment.
Which promo code gets the logo taken off? ;)

It wouldn't hurt to nix the trident at the base of the seconds hand either.

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by logan2z » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:25 am

Ahhhhhh...

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:33 am

logan2z wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:25 am
Ahhhhhh...

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Would literally double their sales volume

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Re: Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT

Post by matt.wu » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:49 am

logan2z wrote:Ahhhhhh...

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Amazing how much those slight changes make a difference. That looks great. Despite the 1655 GMT hand, it's really not too much of a rip off watch overall.
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