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    Hey all, I'm looking for a 5517 homage :
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    Domed crystal
    Patina hands

    I know the Steinhart OVM gets mentioned a lot but at 42mm I fear it'll wear a little large... Any suggestions welcome :)

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    Ginault is the best one I've seen. The NTH Subs are nice as well.


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    I've been looking for something with a super bubble dome but I think it has to be custom modded

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    Tiger Concept 5513 V2, DG2813 movement, domed mineral glass - contact them and ask about a sapphire, you'll get a speedy reply as to whether they could fit one or not. WR100m, drilled lugs, abysmal lume, 120 click bezel that lines up. Sterile or branded dial. The proportions are very nice, about 39mm across bezel, not huge lug to lug. I've never seen an actual old Rolex but I suspect the proportions of this watch are pretty close - it's certainly not a large watch. No vintage lume though. At $119 + postage it won't break the bank if you don't like it - for the money it's a great little watch IMO. Personally I wanted a Steinhart OVM but they're just too big for me. This scratched the itch.

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    Check out the Armida A9

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    Can someone fill me in on the difference between Tiger Concepts and Armida?

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    Squale 1545 could be another option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by repeaterbeater View Post
    Can someone fill me in on the difference between Tiger Concepts and Armida?
    The difference is quality mostly. I've had 2 Tiger, and 3 Armida. I currently have an A9. The Armida are true Pro dive watches. My A9 is good to 1200M. The Tigers are more of a visual Homage watch. Not water resistant, regardless of what's printed on the dial. ( I know, I know, some peeps have no issues swimming with them, but would not trust on a real Dive) the Armida fit and finish is also much much better. The finish of the case and bracelet is amazing on my Armida's. the TC was much more rough and unrefined. The movements, well Tiger uses Chinese clones, or low end Miyota movements. Not great but they work fine. Armida uses Seiko and ETA mostly now, but have used Miyota in the past.
    Also I'm almost positive that Armida regulates them before shipping. The 3 I've had were crazy accurate for a Seiko NH35, and also the date quick changed at midnight. Not at 3AM.
    I Love Tiger and Armida, but Armida is in a whole different class.


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    Although not a 5517, more of a 6538, but still Awesome, is the Ticino Sea Viper Vintage Gilt. It Runs the reliable Miyota 9015, and is 200M tested, has domed sapphire, and Gilt hands and markers. This vintage Gilt version is only around $250 or so.



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    I love my Armida A9 500m. The scale of it; the width, lug to lug, thickness. The lume, while not having the "patina" of the offerings from Steinhart, Squale, and others, has a nice somewhat vintage tone to it. It looks great on its rivet style bracelet or even better (to me anyways, given the watch its styled after) on a nato. I do agree with the poster who mentioned liking the look of a boxed sapphire crystal. The A9 has a rounded domed crystal, and while nice I would love for it to be boxed. Armida makes an A2 with a boxed sapphire, but I have an A2 for sale on the Bay right now because the 42mm width and ESPECIALLY the 51mm lug to lug make it wear too large on my 7.5" wrist.
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