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post #6046 of 6363

The Steinhart Ocean 44 would get my vote. Built like tanks, keep great time and resale value is very, very high. I'd go for the Pepsi or Coke bezel though.

 

post #6047 of 6363
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

From an aesthetic stand point I like the deep blue the best, followed by the recraft (though the daydate bugs me a bit, kind of throws everything off, but I can live with it at that price.

Nice watch but those bloody 4 o clock dates bug the shit out of me. 3 or 6 is fine but at four ...WHY? Even the Bremonts and Fifty Fathoms do it and it's a deal breaker for me.
post #6048 of 6363
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Right.  Big mechanical divers under half a grand.

 

Seiko Recraft, not a diver, but a 44mm sporty thing for $200.  Like that cushion case, and the price is nuts.

 

 

 

And finally, the one that caught my eye.  Saw it for about $380 yesterday, best is $450 on eBay today, 1000m rating, looks great: Deep Sea Diver Pro 1000 with blue "wave" dial:

 

 

 

What do you guys think?

 

 

I really dig my Seiko recraft - particularly for that awesome green dial.  But it's not a dive watch and won't have the solid chunky look or feel of the others.  It's actually quite a slim, almost delicate feeling watch.  For a diver, the Deep Blue would be my choice from among these contenders.  That's a really cool dial, too.

post #6049 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Lucido View Post
 

Steinhart...Pepsi or Coke.

I don't like "hommages" so those bezels won't do.  But looking at that pic makes me think the Steinhart is actually not too much like a fake DSSD.  Maybe a mesh bracelet or something would mix it up nicely.

 

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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

...bloody 4 o clock dates...

 

I don't like dates.  But somehow I like those.  I am a pervert.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

I really dig my Seiko recraft - particularly for that awesome green dial.  But it's not a dive watch and won't have the solid chunky look or feel of the others.  It's actually quite a slim, almost delicate feeling watch.  For a diver, the Deep Blue would be my choice from among these contenders.  That's a really cool dial, too.

 

Agreed on all counts.  As I said, I think that Recraft on a fat leather strap would be a really nice casual wear, though doesn't really belong in this company.  I'm sweating on the Deep Blue...it's pretty nice but I just don't know anything about them.

post #6050 of 6363
Mimo, how about Squale? Some pedigree, ETA movements, under $1k.

That cheapest Tiger is suitably offensive while looking also technical. Rest of the under $1k would be under the normal diving watches.
post #6051 of 6363

Steinhart or a Squale are my two votes. Excellent watches with great design and resale.

post #6052 of 6363
Armida and Borealis have some decent offerings too.
Edited by TheWraith - 8/28/16 at 9:51pm
post #6053 of 6363

Just outfitted my Seiko 5 with an Equus strap. Will try for some pictures during the week. 

post #6054 of 6363

Picked up 2 Seiko's this weekend. The PADI Turtle .....Seiko did a fantastic job with the metallic blue dial. Really brings out the dial depending on light.

 

Also won a SARB035 bid on ebay ($260) so awaiting delivery on tha later this week.

 

post #6055 of 6363

By no means "big", at 42mm. Wears small for its size too, 46mm lug to lug, but I've been LOVING my Aevig Huldra.

 

 

I also just put up a Seiko SSA005K1 on sale, at 44mm wide. (if this is advertisement-ish, I'll take this part off, but I hope the photos can stay in the thread :) )

 

 

 

 

 

post #6056 of 6363
Good morning fellas,

I just purchased this via massdrop.



Can't wait for it to arrive.
post #6057 of 6363
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Good morning fellas,

I just purchased this via massdrop.



Can't wait for it to arrive.

Great watch! I always liked the Bambino, very classy looking watch.

If only Orient made a =<38mm version...
post #6058 of 6363
@Galix

Funny enough, I have skinny wrists and some 40MM watches fit just fine. The Tissot visodate comes to mind. Worst case is if this watch dial is too big I'll just donate it to a family member
post #6059 of 6363
Still lovin' it.

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