- Sep 27, 2014
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I am also looking at fun dive watches in the under $2000 range and I am also looking at Doxa. One problem is that if you ate not around NYC you cannot try these on.Agreed. On that note, for whatever reason I've been taken with the idea of a big chunky dove watch. This wouldn't masquerade as anything other than what it is. I want it to be robust and not something you'd ever consider wearing under the sleeve of a dress shirt. Something that would look out of place pretty much anwywhere except at the beach or in the water. I'd say a real tool watch, but that term is overused and I'm afraid of being labeled a tool.
Anyway, the one I keep coming back to is the orange dial Doxa Sub 300T. I think @Dino944 has mentioned in the past he has friends who like theirs. Anyone else?
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I also still like Seiko's more classic dive watch styling, so I've thought about the King Turtle (SRPE03 or 05). Two different price points, but those are the two that I keep coming back to.
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Yeah, I hate that. It looks like there are only a handful of ADs for these in the US, and nothing really appears on the other usual gray market sites.I am also looking at fun dive watches in the under $2000 range and I am also looking at Doxa. One problem is that if you ate not around NYC you cannot try these on.
I do, and it is--to a degree. I view it more as a GMT/travel use-case watch, leaving the "chunky diver" slot open for the Doxa. Whether this is me trying to justify the Doxa is another conversation altogether. It has a GMT bezel, not a diving bezel, so that's my position there. Really, though, the Whale Shark doesn't seem out of place in most situations where you'd wear any other stainless steel GMT. With the Doxa, though, I don't see myself wearing that anywhere but the beach, boat, etc.Don't you already have a whale shark? Is that not a chunky dive watch?
You can still buy the Aquis new with the old movement--they're still on the Oris website. MSRP is $2,200 but you should get a discount taking it below the $2k mark without much effort at an AD.Looking at oris I like the new caliber 400 but now the price goes up. I really want to keep my purchase at or below $2000 and prefer new and not grey dealer. Right now I am about 50 /50 doxa 300 and the Formed reef. But formex is starting to pull ahead.
I'm with you on Poundbury. The problem is the quality rather than the supposedly anachronistic style. The same applies to McMansions - the problem isn't that they imitate historic buildings but that they are such ill-proportioned and pale imitations. There's no logical justification (without adopting unfalsifiable premises) for arguing that we should only be building modernist buildings now, or only wearing modernist watches.The difference between our opinions is that you dismiss it for idealistic reasons - the style is anachronistic - whereas I do because I think they did a poor job of it. Especially with architecture, and especially in Britain, it is common to live in towns that are still in good part hundreds of years old, and even if time filtered, many of the builders and architects were distinctly average. So you absolutely can be happy blending styles decades or centuries apart (as you do when you park your GT3 in front of your building, but I digress). And what about the neo-Palladian estates in favour where you are? Those civilisations haven't been around for millenia!
I was really being tongue-in-cheek and adopting Foo's use of "aristocratic" for its positive connotations, which I think is the standard usage in this context in any case. I.e., to mean the rarefied taste of old money as distinct from the unsophisticated taste of the nouveau riche.@Loathing perhaps we understand "aristocracy" differently, as our respective origins might imply. To me they are simply people who have taken power by force and then set up a system to maintain their genes at the top for centuries, usually through developing sophisticated propaganda in particular involving being at the head of the local religious organisations. The Western aristocracies are in their dying throes, at least the noblesse d'epee (the only one that counts, if you are to believe ANF members, across the Channel from you) but in the rest of the world, they are very much alive and well. And customers of exactly that kind of thing.