The Christopher Ward C600 Tri-Tech Diver Elite

First of all, I am a enthusiast of diving watches!

There is a sea full of watches in this segment, but there was one specific that I fell for.

It was love at first sight…

Finally I have my hands on this stunning timepiece. For each day that passes, it becomes your new best friend, C600 delivers also a better quality feel than most of its competitors in the same price range. It feels much more expensive than it is, you get a lot for your money. Something that really caught my attention is that CHR.WARD C600 Tri-Tech Diver Elite is one of the most sophisticated diver´s watch ever made.

The explanation is quite simple if you are a watch geek like me.

No diving watch had these three features combined before the C600 Tri-Tech.
The rubber strap is one of the most comfortable that I´ve ever have worn it also has the classical wave pattern and its perforated which helps the skin on your wrist to “breath” , this makes the C600 a every day watch, for all kind of activities.
The only thing that´s negative is that I have trouble getting the strap in the holders, but it is not a big deal.
I had wished that the watch came with a matt black mesh bracelet in addition to the rubber.
It has a clean dial with block hands and a white date window at 3 0’clock.
The PVD coating does a real good job, eliminating reflections on the case.
There are three color options; Yellow, blue or black. The black dial is my personal favorite.
Its 43 mm is a little to small for my big wrist, I think that I´ve deceived my eyes all these years of using 46-50 mm watches.
It is going to take a while before I get used to its size.
With its 43 mm it fits really good  on other wrists out there.
The watch is water resistant to 500 meters (50 ATM), which seems like it is a standard nowadays on diving watches, it is also equipped with a helium release (escape) valve.
Something we “ordinary” people dont use very often, but it is a nice add to the case.The color on the HEV is a nice addition to all the black and it goes pretty well with the lime green hands and markers.
The watch crown is smooth to the operate just like the bezel.
It is a screw down crown and has a guard built around it from the case to protect it.
The 4.5mm thick sapphire crystal over the dial is domed a bit.
That, combined with glare from reflected light can make the dial hard to read.
The C600 has AR coating on the inside of the dial which helps to reduce glare but it is not enough, it smooths out thanks to the large hands.
Tritium gas tubes are pretty much always welcomed by watch geeks. The gas tubes glows without the need to be charged by any lightsource, thanks to the safe amount of radiation. The tubes will glow for about 25 years before eventually fade out. Christopher Ward uses blue colored tubes in the watch like some Rolex models do, which I think its pretty nice. There is also a dot of green luminant on the unidirectional bezel which fades out pretty quick. I get amazed every time when I am reading the dial in the dark it is surprisingly easy.
Inside the watch you will find a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, which is basically a ETA 2824 but it is cheaper to make.

Overall, it is worth every single penny and as an everyday watch it is hard to beat the C600 Tri-Tech Elite Diver.
With other words this watch is not for the ones who only have a passion for diving watches.
It is for every single wrists out there!

If you already own the watch, then you are more than welcome to comment below this post.
Share your story about the C600!

I will upload pictures that I’ve taken, at a later date.
Stay tuned!
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 Features 

Swiss made

26 jewel Swiss automatic movement

Helium Release Valve

Mb MicrotecTM Tritium Gas Tube Technology

PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) black finished solid marine grade stainless steel case

4.5mm thick scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Water resistant to 500m (50 atm)

Rubber strap with adjustable buckle

Screw-in crown and 2 piece uni-directional bezel

Screw-in case back with unique serial number

 

Technical 

Diameter: 43mm

Height: 13.0mm

Weight: 127g

Calibre: Sellita SW200-1

Vibrations: 28,800 per hour

Retailprice: 685 US and 499 GBP

Christopher Ward offers a FREE 60 DAY RETURNS, 5 YEAR MOVEMENT GUARANTEE and the CW360 CARE PROGRAMME.

To find out more and to buy your piece go to: www.christopherward-usa.com  or www.christopherward.co.uk

Best regards
Jovan on Watchgeek


  • John Stevens

    It is Christmas Eve, and I have opened all of my presents.
    After reading your review, I would trade all of my presents for this watch.
    This a stunning piece!
    I will definitely have this watch in mind when it is time to buy my next one..
    Thanks for doing a review on Christmas!

    /John

    • Admin

      Hello John,

      This is really a great watch.
      Do that!
      Anything for you guys!

      Jovan

  • Peter Swan

    Great review and a nice watch, I am really tempted to buy it.
    Is there any discount through you?

    • Admin

      Thanks Peter!

      No, you dont get any discount through me.
      You dont have to get any, becuse the watch isnt overpriced.

  • Scott Morrison

    Thank you for making it easier for us watch lovers. I’ve been looking for a while now for a watch of high quality at a good price. I will definitely look into this!

    • Admin

      No problem!
      I was surprised about the quality of this watch.
      I recommend you to compare this watch with others in the same price range.

  • Joseph

    I own two watches from Christopher Ward.
    I must say that I am satisfied except that I do not have this in my collection.

    • Admin

      🙂

  • Christian

    Nice watch.

    • Admin

      I agree!

  • Eric

    Thanks for you review!
    I have heard about CW before.
    Are you going to do reviews on some more watches from CW?
    I would love to see a review on the C11 and C700.

    • Admin

      Thank you for reading it!
      Hopefully there will be several reviews of their models.
      Only time will tell!

  • Frank

    This is a nice watch!

    • Admin

      Yes it is! 🙂

  • Juan Martinez

    Thanks for this great review, and Happy new year!

    • Admin

      😉

  • Marcus

    Great review and a nice watch!

    • Admin

      Thanks!

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