The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Diver

This Affordable Diver Is Slim and Simple Enough to Be Worn With a Suit


May 3, 2018 Watches By
Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Dive watches and suits: it’s been thing ever since Connery’s Bond strapped a submariner to his wrist in Dr. No, but a dicey style choice all the same. Yes, it can be done, but avoid the big, chunky submersibles. A vintage-style diver is what you’ll need to pull the look off well — something slim to fit under a jacket sleeve and simple to not draw attention to itself.

Christopher Ward’s latest diver seems to be the perfect fit. The watch isn’t an homage to any specific watch, but rather an amalgamation of the archetypal design elements that characterize the many great divers of the 1960s: the thin bezel, bubble crystal, unprotected crown and faded lume. More importantly, it’s a very well-proportioned watch. It uses a Swiss-made, hand-winding movement to achieve a very slim profile, and at 41mm in diameter, it is a solid middle ground between the smaller diameters of vintage watches and large modern ones.

Today in Gear

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories. Read the Story

hi

Andrew Connor

More by Andrew Connor | Follow on Contact via Email
The Best Gear,
Right to Your Inbox
Subscribe to get first dibs, exclusive offers and timely updates on your favorite Gear Patrol goods.

By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us.