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Obviously Omega Seamaster 300m Pro Diver.
Also, on the subject of dive watches, sending this one to the group (although I kind of have some ideas already).

Looking for a dive watch, or a "sporty" watch with decent WR (100m), at or under $5,000 (that is not a hard cap, but I don't want to get into Rolex Sub money). Was considering a no date Sub for a while, but I think I want to fly more under the radar.
 

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Also, on the subject of dive watches, sending this one to the group (although I kind of have some ideas already).

Looking for a dive watch, or a "sporty" watch with decent WR (100m), at or under $5,000 (that is not a hard cap, but I don't want to get into Rolex Sub money). Was considering a no date Sub for a while, but I think I want to fly more under the radar.
Vintage Panerai at auction or Oris anywhere.
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I have this in the rose gold. A pretty generous present earlier this year. It’s a beautiful watch. Great proportions. And the complications make it less dressy. But in gold it really is a dress watch. No getting away from it tbh. Steel definitely loses some of the formality and makes it more wearable.
A part of me wants to get a newer one in steel. But I fear I'll never or rarely wear the gold one again.
 

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Obviously Omega Seamaster 300m Pro Diver.
Can you get a Seamaster 300 for $5k? If so, that's a hard choice to pass up.

Is your wrist big enough for a Longines Legend Diver? That's a good looking watch and a damn fine value prop. Lugs are so darn long though.
 

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After all this talk about watches, when I look at videos (mostly classical music interests) on the computer I keep seeing watch flipping video's pushed my way. I'm told it's THE way to earn a living today. :) Given some of the prices here I suppose it could be. Do we have any "professional" flippers here?
 
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Can you get a Seamaster 300 for $5k? If so, that's a hard choice to pass up.

Is your wrist big enough for a Longines Legend Diver? That's a good looking watch and a damn fine value prop. Lugs are so darn long though.

On bracelet for the blue dial. I think the black and grey dials are a little bit cheaper. The white dials are more popular and will probably cost more than $5k.
 

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On bracelet for the blue dial. I think the black and grey dials are a little bit cheaper. The white dials are more popular and will probably cost more than $5k.
Oh yeah...that's not the one I was thinking about. I don't like those at all (no dice on the helium escape valve and skeleton hands).

I meant this:

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Also, on the subject of dive watches, sending this one to the group (although I kind of have some ideas already).

Looking for a dive watch, or a "sporty" watch with decent WR (100m), at or under $5,000 (that is not a hard cap, but I don't want to get into Rolex Sub money). Was considering a no date Sub for a while, but I think I want to fly more under the radar.
Black Bay or BB58?
 

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Oh yeah...that's not the one I was thinking about. I don't like those at all (no dice on the helium escape valve and skeleton hands).

I meant this:

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Those go for over $5k and that's the newest model released a few months ago. You could probably find used versions of the prior generation for under $5k but BNIB will still cost close to $6k.
 

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Also, on the subject of dive watches, sending this one to the group (although I kind of have some ideas already).

Looking for a dive watch, or a "sporty" watch with decent WR (100m), at or under $5,000 (that is not a hard cap, but I don't want to get into Rolex Sub money). Was considering a no date Sub for a while, but I think I want to fly more under the radar.
My choices would be (have been):

Under 5k = BB58

Over 5k = no date sub
 

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Well, funny enough, two mentioned are the primary contenders:

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I love the no date sub but man, am I getting burned out on that watch. Most of my friends / acquaintances have one, want one, or know that it is $10k on the wrist, and that has soured me.
 

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The Omega recently released a new rubber strap that can fit a deployante buckle if you don't like the rubber strap with a pin buckle.
 

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Well, funny enough, two mentioned are the primary contenders:

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I love the no date sub but man, am I getting burned out on that watch. Most of my friends / acquaintances have one, want one, or know that it is $10k on the wrist, and that has soured me.
How big is your wrist? You can get an older model Panerai Sub for under $5k
 

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While I am admittedly a serial watch flipper, dive watches have generally suffered from the quickest flips once they get in my hands. It hasn't seemed to matter if they're cheap or expensive. I did manage to keep my Hulk for about a year, but I'd guess the average dive watch lasts less than 2 months. Currently have these two. The Seiko predates the Unimatic by about a month, but I think is likely to stick around. The Unimatic does what it does well, but I don't really see myself wearing it much long term. The Seiko is cheap enough where maybe I can convince myself to keep it and stop wasting time buying dive watches.

I simply dont understand the appeal of these watches. maybe that's why they dont stay in your collection very long. how about the james cameron deep sea ?
 

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