Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013
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    Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    Anyone have experience with both of these watches? These are very different watches, but both come in at 38mm diameter. I've got the SKX, and I'm very interested in the C60.

    At first I thought the SKX was perfect for me, but now I wish it were just a tiiiiiny bit wider in diameter. (Mostly just an aesthetics preference as it feels great on my 6.75 wrist.) This might be an optical illusion, though--the bezel itself is 1~2 mm smaller than the case itself. I've got a feeling that if the bezel were the same size as the case, the watch would appear slightly larger and the problem would be solved.

    Now, the 38mm Trident seems to have a bezel diameter that matches the case diameter. Seems like this would make the face of the watch (dial and bezel combined) just a bit larger than with the SKX, and in turn make the whole thing appear slightly larger on the wrist, even thought each case has the same diameter.

    I realize the overall designs are different and there may be other factors at play, but if anyone has some insight, I'd love to hear it. I'm pretty sure I want to get the black Trident--just don't know whether to order the 38mm or 40mm version. I guess I could order both and return one...

    Also, just to clarify, I'm not looking to replace the SKX--just thinking of picking up a Trident, and was hoping someone might be able to confirm or deny my hypothesis about how one might appear on the wrist, size-wise, compared to the other.

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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    The bezel on the C60 is a full 38mm. It also has a slightly larger crystal (29mm vs 28mm). There's no tapered chapter ring or rehaut on the C60, either, so the dial is the same size as the crystal and the index markers are pushed out a bit further from the dial center than on the SKX. The hands are also a bit longer (specifically/especially the minute hand) to reach out to the dial markings. All of this will lend to a watch that should appear a little larger even though the case dimensions are, on paper, the same.
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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    Don't even hesitate if you're interested in the CW. Their 60/60 guarantee makes it easy for you to handle the watch and return it at absolutely no cost to you. They even pay for shipping both ways (even international shipping). Just make sure you respectfully handle it of course and keep everything in order (packaging, documents, etc...) while trying it on and examining it. We all could say what our impressions are, but nothing beats having it on your wrist.

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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    I find that the 38mm Trident wears well on my wrists which are 7 inches.

    Of course it's also a big step up in terms of finish etc over the skx.

    I've just published a review of the 38mm Trident if you're interested:
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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    The Trident is a superb watch and if anything I feel that the 38mm wears a bit smaller then my other 38mm watches though this could all be in my head since it’s the only 38mm dive watch I own.

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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    The Trident is a superb watch and if anything I feel that the 38mm wears a bit smaller then my other 38mm watches though this could all be in my head since it’s the only 38mm dive watch I own.
    It will wear smaller than a 38mm fixed-bezel on account of having a smaller crystal and dial. I find mine wears similarly to a SARB033/035. But the SARB has a 36mm bezel, so that watch probably wears a bit smaller than other 38s.
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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    I like the CW as well.
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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    As a point of comparison, here's a photo of my C60 MkIII alongside my SARB035 and an old Wenger Swiss Army diver from the 90s. All 3 are 38mm watches and ~45mm lug-to-lug.

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    To my eyes, the Wenger looks the smallest of the 3 watches. The SARB looks like it may be just a hair bigger than the C60, but pretty close.

    Detailed measurements on each watch

    Wenger
    Case Diameter = 38 mm
    Bezel Diameter = 37.5 mm (excluding the protrusions; 39.7 mm across the protrusions)
    Crystal Diameter = 27.8 mm
    Dial Diameter (excl rehaut) = 24.8 mm
    Index circle Diameter = ~22 mm
    Minute hand length = ~11 mm
    Lug-2-Lug = 46mm

    C60 MkIII
    Case Diameter = 38 mm
    Bezel Diameter = 38 mm
    Crystal Diameter = 29 mm
    Dial Diameter (excl rehaut) = 29 mm
    Index circle Diameter = ~26.5 mm
    Minute hand length = ~13.3 mm
    Lug-2-Lug = 45 mm

    SARB035
    Case Diameter = 38mm
    Bezel Diameter = 36 mm
    Crystal Diameter = 31 mm
    Dial Diameter (excl rehaut) = 27.5 mm
    Index circle Diameter = ~27 mm
    Minute hand length = ~13.5 mm
    Lug-2-Lug = 44.5 mm

    Based on scaling photos, I'd put the SKX013's crystal, dial, and index circle diameters and minute hand length to be within a fraction of a mm of the Wenger.
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    Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 38mm VS Seiko SKX013

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch That Sweep View Post
    I find that the 38mm Trident wears well on my wrists which are 7 inches.

    Of course it's also a big step up in terms of finish etc over the skx.

    I've just published a review of the 38mm Trident if you're interested:
    https://www.watchthatsweep.co.uk/pos...rident-mk3-gmt
    Great review, thanks for sharing!
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