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2018-05-10

CHRISTOPHER WARD C65 Trident DIVER

Why should Oris completely dominate 1965-based retro dive watch market with their Divers SIXTY-FIVE?! It’s about time the boys from Hölstein received a little competition; drum roll, please for the new C65 Trident Diver.



It is the newest addition to CW’s Trident family and it has all the trappings of a well-thought-out retro-diver that hearkens back to 1965.



Its 41mm brushed and polished Stainless steel case is fitted with an un-guarded crown, an old-school box-shaped Sapphire crystal, a coin-edged divers bezel with an aluminum inlay and de rigueur of any dive worth its salt in its class, a slightly under-powered depth-rating of 150m.



The vintage theme is carried over to the dial which has naturally had its hands and hour-markers applied with Old Tritium-style lume. The CW logo has also been embossed onto the dial at 12 o’clock.



Like many of the watches of the period that it took its inspiration from, the C65 Trident Diver is powered by a hand-cranked movement, a Swiss-made Sellita SW210.



Two colors are available black or blue with either a black or brown distressed leather strap or choice of black or blue rubber. MSPR is 695GBP.



Thoughts? CW has won with the C65. It will create some buzz for sure. My only observation is the absence of a NATO – it’s a must.

2 comments:

  1. Natos are uncomfortable imho and overrated.

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  2. I live in a hot an humid climate so rely on them besides they are kinda trendy these days too ;)

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