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“Big” and “bold” are definitely the words that came to mind, looking at those Helms. Very nice.


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Helm definitely has mastered the utilitarian aesthetic. They are well built tool watches.

I would go so far as to say Helm is one of THE best dive watches money can buy you right now. That is of course if you are lucky enough to be able to buy one from Helm and not have to deal with the inflated price on the used market.

I’m willing to bet Helm regulates their watches or sources regulated NH35 movements. It cannot be a coincidence that in regards to time keeping in my experience my two Helm watches out perform my vast Seiko collection which basically uses the same dang movement.

I have a ton of Seiko watches and only one has been as accurate out of the box as my two Helm watches.

Helm is quietly making one of the most compelling arguments against buying a new Seiko. Dollar for dollar and especially when you look at materials and build quality Helm is beating the absolute shit out of Seiko right now. This is coming from a pretty big fan of Seiko (they are my favorite watch company).


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I am getting closer to the top of the Helm list, but not super-close.




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My lovely lady brought me a gift yesterday: Seiko SRPH11. Cool



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Very cool VThoky! She might be a keeper. Cool



I would like to thank whoever it was that praised Christopher Ward previously in this enormous thread. Your comment got the wheels turning and increased the curiosity I already had for the brand.

What a cool brand they are! The look, the feel, the quality they ooze, the straps they offer that are made from up-cycled ocean plastic and oh by the way happen to be incredibly comfortable on the wrist...there is a lot to love.

Christopher Ward is a truly exciting and interesting micro brand. The closer I look at them the more I like them and the things they are doing.

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Very cool VThoky! She might be a keeper.


She definitely is!

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Christopher Ward


I'm liking the looks of that C63 Sealander.




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I love the Christopher Wards. I currently have 4 and plan on picking up the Super Compressor next year.

If you are interested in the brand, they often run promotions for $125 off and every January and July they have a sale for 30-50% off on nearly new watches. They have a very generous return policy and they sell off these LNIB watches in these sales.

Here are some photos:

C60 Trident 600 in 42mm:




C60 Sapphire in 40mm:




C60 Trident Bronze 600 in 43mm:




C63 Sealander GMT in 39mm:



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VERY nice collection of Christopher Ward watches Green Highlander!

I like that Christopher Ward draws inspiration from Omega and Rolex but still very much manages to do their own thing. Some of their earliest dive watches really skirted the line close to the older Omega Seamaster with that wavy dial and overall appearance.

These days however they seem to have drawn inspiration from a far more interesting source, the silhouette of an Aston Martin DB9.

A visual exploration of Christopher Ward’s light–catcher™ case

What has driven or influenced my collection of watches more than anything is case shape. I am fascinated with the various materials and design elements manufacturers utilize when they tackle the task of designing the shape of a watch case. This is followed VERY closely by a genuine fascination with watch movements.

In these two areas of focus (case shape & movements) when I look at Christopher Ward’s newest offerings I would say they are nothing short of spectacular.


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I like those Wards. I've got a Trident Automatic and a Trident Vintage manual wind. Both are very nice and strike me as bargains at the price I paid.
 
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I think Christopher Ward definitely provides a damn good watch for the money.

My first impression of the brand had been incredibly positive.

This watch will never leave my collection. (And that’s not just because my name is engraved on the back) Big Grin







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Santa scored a limited run collaboration between Ares Watches and Triple Aught Design. This is the DIVER-1 GMT. The case back is more bronze than what the pictures show.







 
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For fun, I picked up one of the new Omega velcro straps, with the NASA "meatball", for my Moonwatch. It is, by far, the most comfortable strap I've ever worn.


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This is the DIVER-1 GMT


That is nice. Reminds me of a Sinn.


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The Tag is retired now.

 
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That is a hell of a thick chunk-o-watch! Love the colors and design.
 
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That is a hell of a thick chunk-o-watch! Love the colors and design.


Thank you r0gue, I’m going to hope you were commenting to me.

Here’s the Helson Sharkdiver titanium next to my Tag. I use to think the Tag was a big watch.





I really can’t wait to wear the tintanuim bracelet with it. Unfortunately, even with the right tools I’ve been unable to get the link screws out. It also needs the bar in the pic put in the correct hole. There’s three and the rod is in the top hole on one-side and the middle hole on the other.





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That is a hell of a thick chunk-o-watch! Love the colors and design.


Thank you r0gue, I’m going to hope you were commenting to me.


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I really can’t wait to wear the titanium bracelet with it. Unfortunately, even with the right tools I’ve been unable to get the link screws out.


What's the problem? It would seem you could push it in through the hole with a pin and slide it up to the right hole.?? If screws are stuck, perhaps try putting it in VERY hot water for a while and that might soften thee locktite.
 
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Correct- the screw(a) are not budging.

Thanks for the hot water tip, I will give it a try!
 
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Correct- the screw(a) are not budging.

Thanks for the hot water tip, I will give it a try!


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