Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

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    So I think (hope) I've narrowed my next watch to two possibilities:

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    Tissot Seastar 1000

    I have owned one before. Sadly she went away in favor of paying bills. Tissot AD right here in Lincoln. Willing to do a nifty no interest "Layaway" so the seastar would be mine just in time for about Christmas.

    Auto ETA 2824-2 movement.
    Display back (super nifty, love it)
    300m WR
    Bracelet-a must for me.
    Blue Lume
    HEV-not a must, but still nifty.

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    SAS Classic-II

    Never had one. But I've never heard anything bad about SAS. And I've looked. The only two "concerns" I've ever read were about a somewhat wobbly crown, I assume while pulled out, and about the clasp being a little "light" for the heft of the watch. Also, the Classic II is currently unavailable, and slightly more expensive by ~100$. But that's not a big deal as I'm looking at about Christmas time. (Budget severly reduced by Kimber purchase, birthday is in Oct.) If not, of the current offerings I'd choose:

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    The "Dubh Linn". Pvd isn't really one of my big concerns, but I like this one.

    Higher grade ETA 2824-2 movement?
    1000m WR
    Bracelet-not really a strap guy I guess.
    HEV
    Blue Lume
    SAS Watch CO owner is a forum member (nifty)

    Based purely on specs I think SAS wins. But I'd like to know what you would choose and why?

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    Weren't you asking for a no-date diver, LOL?

    Of those two I'd choose the SAS. I hate to be the dick to mention a different option, but if you're liking the cushion case diver, have you had a look at Magrette? Bracelet is an option.

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    Tissot in my opinion. Bezel hands and face do it. Seems more legible, functional, and elegant.

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    I really like the PVD, but what kills it for me is the date at 3. I wish they could have done a black date at 4-5 and had a 3 on the dial to match.

    Based on that, I voted Tissot.

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

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    Weren't you asking for a no-date diver, LOL?

    Of those two I'd choose the SAS. I hate to be the dick to mention a different option, but if you're liking the cushion case diver, have you had a look at Magrette? Bracelet is an option.

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    I was looking at no date divers lol. Just trying to gain as much info as possible.

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    IMO the Tissot is the better option. Not entirely tool-ish because of the polished bracelet links and case sides making it kind of more versatile while still having that diver's watch wrist presence. It's really well made, legible, great lume, transparent caseback and all that. Only thing I don't like is the clasp which is stamped metal iirc but that's not a huge deal anyway.

    Have you considered the blue version of the Seastar? It's even more gorgeous...

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    The Tissot was my choice.

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    I'd go for the Tissot as well. But since you have owned one before, why not look to upgrade to a Longines Hydroconquest instead?

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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    The cushion case is not someting I want for long term , heavy use, but that's a style issue, still I find the seastar a particularly good looking diver - clean, legible with just a touch of individuality with the blue details and uncommon hand shape.
    It's also a good value for the money - some upgrades will charge you much more for the same movement and degree of finishing.
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    Re: Another This Vs. That thread, but with divers :)

    I handled the chrono version of that Tissot at an AD, who also carries Hamilton and some other mid-priced stuff.

    Totally underwhelming, hands look oversized/out of proportion/silly, bracelet has downright cheap feeling.

    I would not consider this watch, no matter what the competition is.

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