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 theC600 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!
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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
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour
Retailprice: 685 US and 499 GBP
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