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Divers are pretty iconic but personally, I think too many of them just look the same.

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Very nice.

@plot Q: is it a solid 1 piece bezel or does it have a (seperate) bezel insert?

Because of the polish on the outer park of the bezel I was expecting the top part to be an insert, but turns out it's all one piece.
post #5868 of 6354
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I mean, that's true, but I think you could make similar statements about most fashion in general.  How many people know the difference between open and closed lacing on shoes and could tell you which is more appropriate with a suit?  I think people may not be able to express the difference between a dress watch and a casual watch but it doesn't mean that they couldn't notice (perhaps subconsciously) when something is out of place.

 

That said while a diver probably is a bit out of place with a suit (especially if it's a huge one), it's a relatively minor transgression that's probably outweighed by someone just really liking the watch.  I think moreso than other items, watches often have personal meanings to the wearers, so it's easy to overlook one not quite fitting perfectly with the outfit.  Not to mention the fact that, given the expense, many men only own one "nice" watch and probably have a desire to wear their best on formal occasions.

 

Agreed.  Since most people are facking clueless about good / better / best in sartorial choices, I try to aim WAY higher than the standards they collectively reflect.

 

Also agree that a diver with a suit isn't a serious felony.  But there are better choices by far.  That said, if someone wears a no-date sub as their ONEWATCH they will catch no grief from me.

 

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Divers are pretty iconic but personally, I think too many of them just look the same.

 

Fair comment here as well.  I've seen guys with a dozen black dial dive watches in their rotation and I really don't get it.

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Can you guys explain the appeal of a Diver to me? 

 

I've just never loved the look of them, but they are perpetually popular. 

 

Also my two JDM Seikos are on the way. Will post some pictures when they arrive probably next week. 

 

Same reason people buy gigantic SUVs to shop for groceries and drop their kids to school - it's the "idea" of rugged adventure that sells.  How else to explain the must-have depth ratings for the watch at which no human could hope to survive?  A lot of nonsense, IMO.

 

I like dive watches that can serve the role of a relatively inexpensive beater and all-round vacation watch that I would never have to remove anywhere from the beach to evening dinner at a nice restaurant.  I don't need 2000m of water resistance and I don't need to drop $10k to get something I will enjoy wearing and will provide years of reliable service.

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Cheers. Wristy from this morning. Don't recommend pairing a dive watch with a jacket and tie, but it's new and I'll be wearing the heck out of it regardless. standard.jpg 

Nice! Which watch is that?
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Same reason people buy gigantic SUVs to shop for groceries and drop their kids to school - it's the "idea" of rugged adventure that sells.  How else to explain the must-have depth ratings for the watch at which no human could hope to survive?  A lot of nonsense, IMO.

 

I like dive watches that can serve the role of a relatively inexpensive beater and all-round vacation watch that I would never have to remove anywhere from the beach to evening dinner at a nice restaurant.  I don't need 2000m of water resistance and I don't need to drop $10k to get something I will enjoy wearing and will provide years of reliable service.

Great explanation, thanks. 

 

Maybe just by the virtue of who I grew up with I never equated a driver watch with ruggedness, but it makes a lot of sense. 

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The elusive sbdc027. Lovely purchase

 

Cheers. Wristy from this morning. Don't recommend pairing a dive watch with a jacket and tie, but it's new and I'll be wearing the heck out of it regardless. Hosting provided by FotoTime 


Great looking watch and thanks for more temptations :colgate: I'm searching on the internet and it looks like on watchmart the range is $750 t0 $1000 (slightly used to new) , eBay has a new one serial # 0001 for $1500, none on Amazon. Just looking for now, I have to stop buying at some point in my life:satisfied:

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Nice! Which watch is that?


Seiko "Sumo" SBDC027 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - and thanks!

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Great looking watch and thanks for more temptations :colgate: I'm searching on the internet and it looks like on watchmart the range is $750 t0 $1000 (slightly used to new) , eBay has a new one serial # 0001 for $1500, none on Amazon. Just looking for now, I have to stop buying at some point in my life:satisfied:

 

Yeah, I've had my eyes open for a while and checked Watchrecon periodically - which is where I stumbled across this one used, but in good shape.  If you find one brand new at $1k that is about as good as it will get.  You can do a bit better used.  Either way it's a hefty jump over a regular Sumo.  But the way I rationalize it is it looks just as good as the more-than-twice-as-costly Marine Master.

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Yeah, I've had my eyes open for a while and checked Watchrecon periodically - which is where I stumbled across this one used, but in good shape.  If you find one brand new at $1k that is about as good as it will get.  You can do a bit better used.  Either way it's a hefty jump over a regular Sumo.  But the way I rationalize it is it looks just as good as the more-than-twice-as-costly Marine Master.
Hey Rog, is the bezel on that Sumo ceramic or is it similar to the polished bezel on the MM?
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Hey Rog, is the bezel on that Sumo ceramic or is it similar to the polished bezel on the MM?

Same as MM is my best guess. It certainly LOOKS ceramic, though.
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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post
 

 

I mean, that's true, but I think you could make similar statements about most fashion in general.  How many people know the difference between open and closed lacing on shoes and could tell you which is more appropriate with a suit?  I think people may not be able to express the difference between a dress watch and a casual watch but it doesn't mean that they couldn't notice (perhaps subconsciously) when something is out of place.

 

That said while a diver probably is a bit out of place with a suit (especially if it's a huge one), it's a relatively minor transgression that's probably outweighed by someone just really liking the watch.  I think moreso than other items, watches often have personal meanings to the wearers, so it's easy to overlook one not quite fitting perfectly with the outfit.  Not to mention the fact that, given the expense, many men only own one "nice" watch and probably have a desire to wear their best on formal occasions.

 

 

I agree.

 

But in my circle of coworkers and family/friends, they think that dive watches are dress watches because they associate that style with Rolex, which is expensive. And they think that "expensive watch" = "dress watch."  

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The debate is all meh to me. I usually wear a Seiko SARB033 to work but have been trying out my Mako on a new bracelet this week. I think I like it, but for the office I think I prefer the SARB.

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Cheers. Wristy from this morning. Don't recommend pairing a dive watch with a jacket and tie, but it's new and I'll be wearing the heck out of it regardless. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice to see you come around to my way of thinking, Roger wink.gif

Looks super on you.
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I just purchased my first poor man's watch. Bulova from amazon. I am completely novice to watches. I wanted something simple and understated. It's 37mm, and I'm wondering if it looks too small? I've read that anywhere from 36-40mm will do most men, and I don't have exceptionally large wrists.
(Sorry for the crummy pic)
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