Doxa | Tudor | Fortis | UTS | Sinn | Benarus
I snagged and bent the 16600's clasp so bad on another diver's gear during rescue training, that the clasp wouldn't close...but it didn't break. I've hit crystals so hard on aluminum stage bottles that it left metal scuffs on the crystal, but they wiped right off. If you think a Rolex is delicate, then you've never truly put one through it's intended paces. Either that, or you're very unlucky.
A Submariner or SeaDweller comes closer to my ultimate than any other.
Have a nice day.
I've had many ultimate dive watches. MM600, MM300, Ploprof, Grand seiko, DSSD, SubC, Autozilla, numerous Tuna, Kinetic Direct Drive SBDD001, Sinn U1000, etc...
By far and away my ultimate dive watch is the Rolex DSSD by a large margin.
Last edited by Doctorsti; July 23rd, 2012 at 05:20.
Rolex 116610LV HULK Submariner
Rolex 216570 Explorer II Polar White
Rolex 16610 circa 1991
Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph 9300
Grand Seiko SBGA029 Spring Drive Diver
Agree it's expensive and I'd probably be a bit anxious diving w it. But it is one of the original - if not the original - dive watches so for me its the ultimate one to own.
History of the Fifty Fathoms: http://people.timezone.com/jmerino/history50.pdf
JLC Reverso Grande GMT
Tudor 'Snowflake' Sub (visiting Bob Ridley for a few weeks...)
Panerai PAM000 Luminor
Seiko SBDC001 'Sumo'
Breitling Ti Chrono Avenger
Breitling SuperOcean Abyss Yellow Ring
Helson Shark Diver 42
Seiko Black Monster
I like my SMP, I like my U2S, but for diving:
Citizen Promaster BN0000 -> good readable dial and cheap enough not to start crying when it gets scratches or gets lost
CASIO: DW-6600, PRT-40, PRT-600, PRG-50, WVQ-550, GW-2000, G-9100, PRW-2000, PRW-2500, PRG-550, G-9300, GW-M5610
CITIZEN: Promaster Sea BN0000+NY0040, Promaster Sky AS2020
FORTIS: Colors olivegreen+black
JUNGHANS: Vista Chrono
OMEGA: Seamaster Professional, Speedmaster Professional
SUUNTO: Vector, Core Black-Orange, Core Lightgreen
TAG HEUER: Formula 1 Series 2 Chrono Ltd. RENAULT SPORT
TIMEX: Reefgear, Ironman
TISSOT: T-Touch, T-Touch Expert
TRASER: P6504 Yellow Diver, P6600 Type 6 MIL-G
irritating GinGin since 2010
Affordable, cool looking, major street cred due to military issue...
Ω Omega Speedmaster 3570.50.00 * Citizen Navihawk (for flying) * Citizen Diver BN0000-04h (for diving)
Your right of course,it is a real legend,but I was under the impression that we were talking about the ultimate dive watch, not the ultimate dive watch collectable!! Rolex is also one that is steeped in dive history,but no one I know is diving with their 10000.00-20000.00 dollar Rollies, got one friend in CapeCoral and he does use his all stainless steel sub and it is beat to hell!
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