Over the years Iíve had a few run-ins with UK-based brand Christopher Ward, having reviewed some of their older world time and jump hour watches. Iíve never tried one of their more mainline pieces on for size though, but when I saw the press renders for the C65 Trident Automatic I figured it was about time I changed that. The C65 Trident is an attractive piece, a neo-vintage diver that offers a strong blend of todayís practicality and yesterdayís charm. Clocking in at a decent 41mm across, and 11.5mm high, this stylish steel chap is offered in either blue or black dials, with a range of straps. The boldest, and vintagest (is that a word? It is now) option is the blue dial on this Ďvintage oakí distressed leather strap. The brown, almost saffron, leather strap is a good tonal match for the creamy luminova on the hands and hour plots, and provides a warm contrast to that finely grained blue dial. The bezel has a matching blue aluminium insert. The crown isnít a screw-down, but the gaskets must be pretty solid, as itís rated to 150 metres.* Now, the C65 isnít a new addition to the Christopher Ward family…

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