NPD T4 project

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
CW257
Senior
Senior
Posts: 94
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:36 pm
CW-watches: 4

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by CW257 »

Apologies if this idea has already been covered but (since no idea is too 'wild' for this thread)...

How about a 'design your own' Trident function.

Accepting this would come at a premium, but I would love the opportunity to tailor everything about my individual watch. Case size, logo placement, bezel colour, dial colour, hand colour, etc. Imagine the hours you could kill playing with that.
User avatar
A1soknownas
Senior Expert
Senior Expert
Posts: 295
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:40 pm

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by A1soknownas »

Would prefer an applied logo at 12, and not lumed.

To use lume in too many areas would make me think of a kickstarter where just because something can be lumed it is. Sometimes less is more in terms of design and as a tool style watch it could be more of a gimmick without any real function.
User avatar
gaf1958
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 11590
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:24 am
CW-watches: 24
Location: ɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ 'ʇsɐoƆ ǝuᴉɥsunS

NPD T4 project

Post by gaf1958 »

A1soknownas wrote:Would prefer an applied logo at 12, and not lumed.

To use lume in too many areas would make me think of a kickstarter where just because something can be lumed it is. Sometimes less is more in terms of design and as a tool style watch it could be more of a gimmick without any real function.
I would agree. Great lume on the hands and hour markers, bezel as well, but not necessarily anywhere else.
CW C1+2xC3+6xC6/60K+C7+C11+C15+3xC60T+2xC65+C90+2xC600
Omega Ω 11xSpeedy+12xSeamaster+3xConnie+DeVille+Geneve
Cartier+2xPanerai+5xFarer+3xOris+3xMagrette+Sinn+11xSeiko+Vtg
B&R+2xHalios+5xVisitor+TagH+5xTissot+6xZelos+more
Family12xCW+2xΩ+Cartier
Jkpa
Senior
Senior
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:08 pm
CW-watches: 5
Location: NJ USA

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by Jkpa »

Interesting to see how it'll turn out. I'm also in the "hands are bland on the MK3" camp.
C1 Grand Malvern Small Second SH21
C60 MK2 Trident Pro 7750 Chronograph
C60 MK2 Trident Pro Bronze
C60 MK2 Trident Pro White
C60 MK2 Trident Pro Yellow 316 LE
StrappedUp
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 2575
Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 2:14 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: South Wales

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by StrappedUp »

gaf1958 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:39 am
A1soknownas wrote:Would prefer an applied logo at 12, and not lumed.

To use lume in too many areas would make me think of a kickstarter where just because something can be lumed it is. Sometimes less is more in terms of design and as a tool style watch it could be more of a gimmick without any real function.
I would agree. Great lume on the hands and hour markers, bezel as well, but not necessarily anywhere else.
I'll 3rd this. Things can start to look a bit crass with too much lume, not to mention diverting attention from its core function if actually being used as a dive watch (I'm sure some people do :wink:).

Applied metal motif with a mix of polished/laser etch/brushed finishing to give the flags some definition.
Ryan

For sale
Nomos Tangente 139
User avatar
DEV.Woulf
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2212
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:53 pm
CW-watches: 10
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by DEV.Woulf »

StrappedUp wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:43 am
gaf1958 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:39 am
A1soknownas wrote:Would prefer an applied logo at 12, and not lumed.

To use lume in too many areas would make me think of a kickstarter where just because something can be lumed it is. Sometimes less is more in terms of design and as a tool style watch it could be more of a gimmick without any real function.
I would agree. Great lume on the hands and hour markers, bezel as well, but not necessarily anywhere else.
I'll 3rd this. Things can start to look a bit crass with too much lume, not to mention diverting attention from its core function if actually being used as a dive watch (I'm sure some people do :wink:).

Applied metal motif with a mix of polished/laser etch/brushed finishing to give the flags some definition.
Should be applied to look classy. No need for lume in that area. :thumbup:
Christopher Ward | CITIZEN | LORIER | Momentum | MONTA

-Joseph
User avatar
H0rati0
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2232
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:49 am
CW-watches: 4
Location: Alpenvorland

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by H0rati0 »

^^^
I'm with this sentiment too. Applied, classy logo lume not required. Lume should be functional.
"There is no beginning to enlightenment and no end to training" - Dogen Zenji (1200-1253)
Jamhill9
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:43 pm

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by Jamhill9 »

Pretty out there. Not exactly on the aesthetics per say, but: a Chrono/GMT version, and a hidden lug version, like the Seiko tuna - very comfortable.
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32248
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 146
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by Kip »

Bracelet/straps

While this is a brainstorming session regarding the C60 T4, bracelet and strap improvements was an active topic.

The bracelet first.

Again, but not without dissent, screwed links seem to be a very popular request provided it is a single screw so only one screwdriver is required.
Making a half link standard is also heavily favored as this would allow almost limitless adjustment in combo with the clasp micro adjustments.

It has been suggested that the clasp micro adjustment be redesigned so it can be made without removing the watch from the wrist. Along with this, a diver extension is also suggested or expand the clasp adjustment to act as one.

Other suggestions include female end links for smoother fit and a return to polished center inks for a richer look and better case match. Of course, this would depend on if any changes are made to the case finish.

Straps

Fully integrated and adjustable rubber straps with a deployant clasp and extension (think original C6) was a popular suggestion. Availability of a standard clasp was also suggested.

The suggestion of using all fitted straps was also suggested, although if using tide straps, I think this would be difficult.

It has also been suggested that bracelet and choice of strap be included as a standard.
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
Lavaine
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 3565
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:45 pm
CW-watches: 5
Location: Alberta, Canada (The Great White North, eh!)

Re: NPD T4 project

Post by Lavaine »

I don't have a Mk3 or any lightcatcher case watch, but I do own a Mk2. I think the PCL's work very well with the polished ceramic bezel. My preference would be PCL's with polished bezel, and brushed center links with matte bezels.
With the current bracelet adjustment works fine for the collectors, I think screws allow a wider range of buyers to size their own watches.
2017 CW Forum "Darwin Award" winner.
Post Reply