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    Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    To me the Rolex Submariner represents the best watch, and I can see myself wearing one as a daily wearer at a certain point in my life (I need to get one, first).

    But until then, what do you guys think are the best Rolex Sub-style watches out there? By Submariner style I don't mean necessarily a homage, but any watch that fits the bill as a reasonably sized, incredibly versatile diver fit for any occasion, and pretty much an ideal daily wearer.

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    I just got this one a few days ago. Check the Squale Owner's thread in the Dive Watch forum for pictures of the more traditional looking Sub models. Incredible value for money at just over $400 new, IMO.

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    Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    Certina DS Action is a good homage to the sub. I've seen them on EBay for $750-$1000Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357648654.558700.jpg
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    Re: Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    Omega SMP is my favorite watch with a similar styling, but not exactly the best value.
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    Re: Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    if you really want to go with best value hands down it is the bagelsport steelback, 30 dollars automatic movment, full steel case and not bad to look at....a lot of value at that price, and if it ever does get messed up as a daily watch you just chuck it

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    Re: Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    I don't know. Black dial divers look the same to me.... for the most part.

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    Nivrel, to me, have great looking pieces at very fair/decent prices. 2 of their divers, pics from their site . . .
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    Re: Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    A Submariner (or Submariner-like) watch goes with anything. I have worn my Sub for over a decade and it goes well with a jeans/t-shirt, Tux (sort of lol), suit, you name it. In my opinion its the most versatile watch out there.

    I am saving up for some other watches because its time to expand the options but if I had to grab one watch for any occasion this would 100% be it.

    EDIT: And I don't think there is a better value for a Submariner-like watch...than an actual Submariner. If you don't want to get one new, pick one up at auction then get it serviced. I've seen some fantastic deals on Subs at auction here in New York.
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    Re: Best Value in a Submariner-style watch?

    how close is too close for you?

    I quite like how the Davosa Ternos has evolved since it got a ceramic bezel insert.
    Those larger numerals makes it a little different to a straight up clone and the blue they have is less obvious too, as most people don't know that the Submariner even comes in blue (albeit white gold but that's a different topic).



    Not bad for £500
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