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    Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Hi all

    After purchasing a few G Shocks I have a new found fascination with automatic watches, namely seiko dive watches. I am looking for an everyday beater that keeps reasonable time and looks very much like the skx007/779/171 type watches.

    Why don't I just buy one of those ? That's the problem. I tried on the sxk171 the other day and although I really loved the look and the old school dive watch design, it was just too small. Last night at costco I happen to come across the 007k2 and again I really liked the look of the watch but was disappointed with the size.

    I really do like the way these watches look aesthetically but sizing is the issue. My wrist measures at just over 7". Big yes but proportionate.

    I fell in love with the look of the seiko green dial and black face. Hence why I am very disappointed.

    I am open to suggestions and whilst I do prefer seiko I am open to suggestions as far as other manufacturers go.

    I will add I have a Blumo on its way but that will not be an everyday watch.

    Here is how my wrist looks with a supposed 47mm watch

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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Are you sure your wrist is only 7 inches? The 42mm Seiko would normally be ok. Anyhow, maybe check out the Orient Mako XL at 44mm:

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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    I'll be the first to mention it, as it's probably inevitable. Black/Orange Monster.

    Aesthetically not for everyone, but it seems to fit into your functional/size requirements!
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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Quote Originally Posted by AussieLoads View Post
    I'll be the first to mention it, as it's probably inevitable. Black/Orange Monster.

    Aesthetically not for everyone, but it seems to fit into your functional/size requirements!
    But the Monster's only 42mm and wears even smaller than the 007.

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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

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    But the Monster's only 42mm and wears even smaller than the 007.
    It does? I haven't seen either in the flesh but from pictures it seems like it'd be the other way around...
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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Thanks for the responses guys. Now you see why I'm fighting with myself and having a tough time selecting a watch. Looks wise the 007, monster and 171 really appeal. They just look so dam small on.

    I'll measure again but I do remember they were over 7"

    The watch I tried on last night 0009K2 last night and it looked tiny. This watch would not differ to. The 007?


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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    My wrists are about 7 inches as well, and a 42mm case (like the standard Mako) usually fits me just fine. I would agree with going to the 44mm Mako XL if that's the look you're wanting.

    By the way, how are you measuring that watch in the photos? It doesn't look like it could be 47mm on a 7 inch wrist, unless you're measuring lug to lug or including the pushers or crown.

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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Quote Originally Posted by AussieLoads View Post
    It does? I haven't seen either in the flesh but from pictures it seems like it'd be the other way around...
    Yes it's deceiving. The Monster's dial is quite small due to the wide bezel.

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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Just measured 7.1"


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    Re: Help with a dive watch selection needed please!

    Mj do you mean the watch looks small on the wrist in the photos?


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