OK I haven't purchased a dive watch in years. I was at a temporary moment of content with my watches, but sure enough........the urge returned.
I have been a WUS member since 2006 but haven't been active lately. I did my best research on what's currently available and what's "hot"......
I favor classic designs, and was instantly drawn to the Aquadive line. The favorable reviews on WUS tipped the Aquadive into my top tier of "next purchase"
After speaking on the phone with Manfred, I was so impressed with the dedication & direction of the company, that I instantly placed my order for a Bathyscaphe 300.
I received it 3 days ago and I am very impressed with the watch. Fantastic fit & finish on the case & dial. Little things that WIS notice.... like the markers on the bezel lining up... and the hands being the right length and matching up with the hour markers, are all superb. Timekeeping has been -2sec/day. Most importantly, the entire package is more than just a sum of its features. It wears very well for such a large watch and is very impressive on the wrist. It "feels" like a luxury item. The mostly brushed case with subtle polished edges, along with the inky black dial and polished markers, manages to strike the right balance between "tool" and "dress" watch. I am it wearing today with a button down shirt & dress pants, and it does not at all look out of place.
I will post pics once I receive the new bracelet from AD. But I must say, I am very impressed with Aquadive products and their staff. I will buy from them again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I am fortunate enough to have the ability to buy any watch I want...and I chose Aquadive over watches costing 2-3x as much.