Red Bezels - bit flashy or a tasteful pop of colour?

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Red Bezels - bit flashy or a tasteful pop of colour?

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Hi Everyone

I'm a total newbie to the forum and generally poor at matching colours, so please bear with me and my question.

I just got a c65 vintage with red bezel and black dial (for a bargain price combining Summer Special and £100 code) and I'm totally in two minds about keeping it, vs getting a blue one (which would be £200 extra).

So the question is if members have found that a red bezel is wearable with most shirts / tshirts? Do people generally find they get noticed a lot, or just blend in? Obviously it is all a matter of personal taste, but just interested in what people think! I typically prefer a more understated look.

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Most people wouldn’t notice your watch unless you smacked them over the head with it…. and even then the police report wouldn’t state anywhere that a man wearing a red bezelled watch did anything.

So wear said red bezelled watch wherever you feel like and with whatever you want. I do…
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I have a red bezel C60. Nobody has ever commented on it or even looked at it unless I shove it in their face and say “look at my watch!”. Wear what you like! I wear mine with any color or style clothing, it never appears to clash, probably because it isn’t a flashy shade of red, and just contained to the bezel.
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I ordered a c60 red bezel in the last sale. CW sent me the wrong watch (they actually sent a GMT), but I was very impressed with the red bezel. In the end I decided to just return the GMT and not take the correct 3 hander, as it wasn't on a bracelet.
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It is rare to have someone remark on my watch, but my red bezel/white Trident GMT 38mm gets the most (positive) comments. In 5 or 6 years of owning it I think I'm at 3 or 4 comments!
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I have red and blue bezel watches. Nobody has ever noticed either! Id say red goes as perfectly well with any clothing as blue does.

Obviously its down to personal choice.

The obvious answer to your question is have both :thumbup:
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Unless you wear an orange suit, red will be cool :thumbup:

Of course it's down to what you feel comfortable with, but a little dash never hurts. Personally, I really like my RW Trident on blue rubber. Goes with almost anything.
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gaf1958 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:01 pm Most people wouldn’t notice your watch unless you smacked them over the head with it…. and even then the police report wouldn’t state anywhere that a man wearing a red bezelled watch did anything.

So wear said red bezelled watch wherever you feel like and with whatever you want. I do…
Haha. I wouldn't want to scratch the AR coating hitting anyone on the head with a watch (thankfully CW haven't put that on the outside of the crystal yet!). I'm surprised people don't notice - I'd definitely be noticing some of your extensive collection!
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JAFO wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:42 pm I ordered a c60 red bezel in the last sale. CW sent me the wrong watch (they actually sent a GMT), but I was very impressed with the red bezel. In the end I decided to just return the GMT and not take the correct 3 hander, as it wasn't on a bracelet.
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H0rati0 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:36 pm Unless you wear an orange suit, red will be cool :thumbup:

Of course it's down to what you feel comfortable with, but a little dash never hurts. Personally, I really like my RW Trident on blue rubber. Goes with almost anything.

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Did I not mention I have a side gig playing the Tango Man? I've also asked my wife, and she reckons I also can't wear pink. Which I think is achievable.

Thanks for the insight though - I know it's a bit ridiculous to ask the question but I always worry about having a watch that everyone thinks is show off-y
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Timishere wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:52 pm
H0rati0 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:36 pm

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I've also asked my wife, and she reckons I also can't wear pink. Which I think is achievable.

Thanks for the insight though - I know it's a bit ridiculous to ask the question but I always worry about having a watch that everyone thinks is show off-y
I don't think you need worry about a watch with Christopher Ward written in it being showy. Anyone that does actually notice probably won't even have heard of the brand
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Well, you need to wear what you're comfortable with..personally, this is the baby that initially attracted me to the brand..
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Timishere wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:52 pm I always worry about having a watch that everyone thinks is show off-y
Firstly, a CW could not be classed as ‘show off-y’ in any way, shape or form

Secondly, who gives a monkeys what anybody else thinks about what you own or wear anyway

So, thirdly - wear what you want, when you want, with whatever you want. The only person that needs to be happy about it is you. So, if you like the watch keep it and enjoy it, simple. There are no rules on what you can wear with what, despite what some people (for want of a better word! :lol: ) might try and tell you.
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TigerChris wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:10 pm So, thirdly - wear what you want, when you want, with whatever you want. The only person that needs to be happy about it is you. So, if you like the watch keep it and enjoy it, simple. There are no rules on what you can wear with what, despite what some people (for want of a better word! :lol: ) might try and tell you.
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Post by DEV.Woulf »

I don't own a red bezel Trident but I've always fancied one. I think it simply adds a nice splash of color to something that most average people won't look twice at. Instead of the same black you see everywhere you get a sporty touch on a classy watch. Reality is the Tridents are nothing in comparison to the recently released Oris Aquis cherry I'm planning to purchase. That one screams "I'm red look at me!". :veg:
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