Yes! To the Aquadive 100N
No! Get the Crepas
Two different price points. Crepas is 1/2 the $$$ of the current Aquadive.As I understand One Chinese assembled one All Swiss. For me IF I were to get one as a gift I'd choose Aquqdive. I own both also 1 Aquadive and 3 Crepas watches. IMHO Crepas is the better value...
"I don't know enough even to say I don't know enough"
That said, since I have heard ofno issues with CREPAS QC and they have a US warranty support arrangement made (no need to send the watch back to Spain) I agree they are the better value. Both seem to be great watches though.
Value is in the eye of the beholder and for me the real value is in the AquaDive! I like the way it looks and the fact that it is made by people who care about watch making, Swiss movement and German case certainly the best of both worlds. Yes it costs more but that doesn't scare me as much as the thought of getting something I will not be happy with. I am not a flipper of watches or anything else for that matter. I usually am quite pleased with my purchases because I know what I like and I like the AquaDive products!!
FMV, I would take Aquadive any day. But for just a pure look of the watch, I just happen to like Tektite better. If Crepas will make it in 42mm, I buy one without a second thought.
By the way, even though I had never owned both watches, I handled Aquadive in fresh and steel before. As for Crepas, I bought the Le Grand, but sold it. Of course, Tektite and Le Grand are not the same watches, but I don't expect the workmanship to be that far off.
Good luck with the hunt.
Crepas for me...
Aquadive looks great and I hope to get one soon, but my vote goes to the Tektite. Just an amazing watch for the money.
Crepas is definitely on my list, the AD BS100 DLC is now on my wrist. crepas design reminds of something else,hmmm, I cant remember.
Both are great looking watches, and in terms of value, the crepas is fine, but the AD is light years ahead in its category. You dont get many real (not claimed) German crafted watches with those features below 2k. I missed the initial AD offering at $1290. IMO that was one of the best values ever for any boutique watch.
Last edited by jacklister; July 22nd, 2012 at 20:08. Reason: typo
Here are some quotes from actual owners (including jacklister) from the Aquadive thread from last week. There are many Aquadive owner and review threads here, and on their official forum. Always best to take advice or opinions from actual owners.
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