Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    33

    Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    Does anyone have experience with both? I currently have the Chr Ward 43 and its a tad big and heavy for me. Does the Oris wear similar or smaller?

  2. #2
    Member wsbarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    115

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    IMO the Aquis wears a little smaller (or seems to at least), however I also think its worth mentioning that the Trident wears its biggest on the bracelet. I put mine on leather and rubber and it wears like a charm (feels much smaller and less bulky than when on the bracelet). Before you switch pieces I would give that a go if you havent already.
    Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said…I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.



  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    33

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    Quote Originally Posted by wsbarr View Post
    IMO the Aquis wears a little smaller (or seems to at least), however I also think its worth mentioning that the Trident wears its biggest on the bracelet. I put mine on leather and rubber and it wears like a charm (feels much smaller and less bulky than when on the bracelet). Before you switch pieces I would give that a go if you havent already.
    I could see that. The braclet is amazing quality and therefore a bit blingy so sticks out more.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member KJParlay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    323

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    I don't think the Aquis necessarily "wears big", but it's heavy. I just weighed mine and on the bracelet it's 190g.
    Nomos Club Neomatik | Ball Trainmaster Worldtime chrono | Eterna Madison | Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer | Bulova Sea King


  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Northamptonshire, UK
    Posts
    2,440

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    Both of the watches are available in smaller sizes, the Oris Aquis Date 40mm and C.Ward Trident 38mm. So why not just drop down a size?

    I used to have CW Tridents in both 43mm and 38mm but now just have two 38mm Tridents, and I also have a 40mm Aquis Date. I have a 6.75" wrist and both wear really well, and I believe look so much better on than the larger sizes.

    Name:  OrisAquisDate40_CWardTrident38.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  330.1 KB
    slcbbrown likes this.

  7. #6
    Member bhudrei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Suburbs of Chicago
    Posts
    3,986

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    The finish on the oris in my opinion is a lot better than the trident. Regarding the size I had a 43mm cw trident 600 gmt on a bracelet and it feels bigger than my aquis.
    Just a man staring at his watch, but not looking at the time.

  8. #7
    Member sticky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    54,011

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    The Aquis does wear a bit smaller than the C60 due to its short lugs. The bracelet is nicer too. I can't speak for the Ward rubber but Oris is fantastic so I assume that it wins in that category too.
    itsajobar likes this.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    4,037

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    IMHO the bezel makes the watch with regards to the Trident, its stunning in sunlight and really pops. I would get a colored bezel for sure over the black.

    Its a big, chunky, top heavy watch but the lugs are short. I found it too chunky and heavy and sold mine, but was quite impressed by the dial and bezel.

    The Oris is easier to wear IMO, doesn't feel as heavy.

    However, I haven't worn either one on bracelet, only on rubber/leather straps and hence am not sure how the dynamic changes when the bracelet is included.

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    33

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMrB View Post
    Both of the watches are available in smaller sizes, the Oris Aquis Date 40mm and C.Ward Trident 38mm. So why not just drop down a size?

    I used to have CW Tridents in both 43mm and 38mm but now just have two 38mm Tridents, and I also have a 40mm Aquis Date. I have a 6.75" wrist and both wear really well, and I believe look so much better on than the larger sizes.

    Name:  OrisAquisDate40_CWardTrident38.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  330.1 KB
    May I ask what is the lug to lug length of the 40mm Oris Aquis?

  11. #10
    Member mpalmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Middle of the Middle West
    Posts
    27,917

    Re: Oris Aquis Date 43mm vs. Chr Ward Trident 43mm

    Not having handled a Christopher Ward, and having handled an Aquis, I have more faith in the quality of the Oris bracelet.
    Last edited by mpalmer; October 27th, 2016 at 07:33.
    "The stuff that dreams are made of…" - RGM ‘801 EE Motor Barrel’

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Chr. Ward Trident 38mm too small 43mm too big
      By ppierce34 in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 39
      Last Post: December 31st, 2016, 10:20
    2. Oris Aquis Date 40mm vs 43mm
      By pdsf in forum Oris
      Replies: 66
      Last Post: August 21st, 2016, 22:52
    3. FS only: 43mm Oris Aquis Date
      By Jlanc in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: June 20th, 2016, 04:31
    4. Oris Aquis 43mm Date
      By firewatch44 in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 15
      Last Post: April 2nd, 2016, 01:59

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •