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    Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    The idea of a divewatch is presumably to go diving - why would anyone wear it with a leatherstrap that will be ruined in water?
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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fossdal View Post
    The idea of a divewatch is presumably to go diving - why would anyone wear it with a leatherstrap that will be ruined in water?




    Oh man, that's the funniest thing I've heard lately - and it was meant as a serious question!

    A dive watch is all about the IMAGE and STYLE to 95% of the wannabes who buy them! They never even take them in the freakin' pool!!! I've seen guys covering their brand new 1000 meter rated dive watch with their hand in the rain so it doesn't get wet!





    Thank you for illustrating a point I get a lot of crap for bringing up, and parodying in this post:

    http://www.watchtalkforums.info/foru...orum/43143.htm

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    If it's an Anonimo, they have a strap called 'Kodiak' that is made to withstand salt water.

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    guilty as charged, i need to recertify my desk diver credentials



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    For many years my Seamaster was my only watch. When I was diving I would use the stainless bracelet or a NATO. When I wanted a different look, I would use a blue leather strap from Omega (maybe it was shark). It was nice to have a different look since my tool watch was also my dress watch.
    I wouldn't let this keep you up all night. Some people just enjoy the machine.
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    Everyone knows dive watches last longer if you don't get them wet

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    Spend all that money on a dive watch ...... and then let it get wet?....... I don't think so.

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    What's wrong with variety?

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    Rubber - yes, I used this in the pool.


    And on Alligator.


    The strap can be easily changed so if I go in the water, I can just switch it to the bracelet or rubber strap.

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    I like dive watches yet I don't dive.

    I like the look.

    Leather looks good on these watches as well.

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    Re: Divewatches with leatherstraps, why?

    I own about 12 dive watches. The best part?




    I CAN'T SWIM!!



    Does that make me some kind of a poser? Sure, but I don't care, cause they sure look nice!

    I could also point out that most people with a Breitling Navigator don't fly an airplane, or the simple joke of divewatches rated for 1000+ Meters-if you ever find yourself that deep in the ocean, you got much bigger problems to worry about than timing your dive.

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