Originally Posted by akatsuki
I had a Rolex Sub for a while and flipped it. Actually thought it was quite nice, but was wanting to look around a bit before picking one up again. There aren't that many watches that really work in that style:
- Breguet Type XX looks a bit too pimped out
- GO Sport Evo might be an option
- JLC Deep Something or other
- BP Fifty - I hate the surround on it, too bulbous looking
- BP Fifty Bathy - Looks like a Rolex and MIH had a bastard child, not sure what I think about i
- VC Overseas - Just bland
- AP ROO - too much for me
Overall, of the watches on your list the Breguet Type XX, seemed to be the most interesting, although as Mimo suggested I'd go with the non-date version.
The GO, is great quality, and I know there are lots of GO fans here, but I just find them bland. Not to mention, if you want a diving watch most designs borrow elements from the Sub. Many companies go out of their way to make their watches look less "Sub-like," however there is a big difference between better and different. IMHO, most just end up different not better.
I love JLCs, but I just find their sports watches a bit disappointing for the price point. I guess I'm more enamored with their Reversos.
I've tried on BPs, including the Fifty Fathoms in steel and in Ti. Nice watch, but overall I find BPs a bit borring and again at that price point I'd rather have something else.
As for VC's Overseas, they just don't appeal to me. I think the finish on PP's 5711/5712 or APs 15202 and 15400 are finer than that of the Overseas. In addition, I found the Overseas bracelet a bit too flashy.
The Offshores just don't interest me.
You seem to be considering a variety of watches, chronograph, diving, etc. Is there a specific purpose for the watch...or is it just going to be a watch for everything? Maybe if there is a theme be it chronographs or diving watches you will have an easier time narrowing down you choices.