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    Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    After purchasing my IWC Portofino Hand Wound 8 days https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/help...a-1456042.html and saving some cash from the very good deal i got, im now looking for a good divers/sport watch..

    Im looking for a watch with an inhouse mechanism, that sometimes i will be able to wear it with suit in the office but the main reason i want to buy such a watch is to wear it with jeans, for beach, summer activities etc. I am 35 years old, im located in Europe, not having a big wrist, my wrist is 6,7'' so im looking for a watch that ideally will be between 42-44mm. I dont mind if is bracelet or strap. I want the dial to be either black or blue and i will be happy if i find what im looking for less than my budget :)

    I been to some ADs due to my recent research for my IWC, i have seen Omega, TAG,Rolex, IWC,Zenith, Panerai and few other brands.

    Let me say that few watches i really liked are the Luminor Panerais, from Omega the Dark side of the Moon and from JLC the Deep Sea Chrono.

    Please let me know your thoughts, your experience that you may have with the watch you recommend and any other options that you suggest.. Like i said in my previous post It took me few months saving this amount of money therefore I want to make a good choice and I kindly request your assistance and knowledge.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Most people would recommend a Rolex Submariner. And for your budget, that is probably what I would suggest.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    I was going to suggest a Sub or sea dweller

    A JLC deep sea chrono is gorgeous. How did the 45mm Parerai fit? I have slightly smaller wrists 6.5") and that watch is too big

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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Most people would recommend a Rolex Submariner. And for your budget, that is probably what I would suggest.
    I have tried Submariner, i personally didnt liked it alot, Sea dweller is nice indeed but I want my watches to be under the radar so i want to avoid Rolex.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar_917 View Post
    I was going to suggest a Sub or sea dweller

    A JLC deep sea chrono is gorgeous. How did the 45mm Parerai fit? I have slightly smaller wrists 6.5") and that watch is too big
    I will try to avoid Rolex, unless im sold to a specific Sea dweller, as for JLC indeed is gorgeous. For Panerai i will provide a picture later, i tried a Luminor Flyback 44mm but it felt ok, is indeed a big watch but when I weared it I was comfortable with it.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was selling online for about $8400 USD.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Orsoni View Post
    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was selling online for about $8400 USD.
    Now that a really good looking watch that worth to do my research, thanks a lot for your recommendation :) Do you know any more information about it or you good reviews that you can suggest?
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Quote Originally Posted by devlred View Post
    Do you know any more information about it or you seen some good reviews about it?
    I bought one based on looks alone. I don't really know much about it other than what the online reviews say about. Dependable, in house movement. Good amount of reserve power...can't remember how much off the top of my head. I think it's about 4 days. I have the ruthenium dial, I think it's called and it's quite beautiful. Some people call the dial boring. I call it understated.

    like yourself, I could have a Rolex but, prefer to wear something you don't see every day.
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial? I do not know the actual name. The one with the faux-tina.
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    Cartier Santos WSSA0010
    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
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    Re: Help me choose a divers/sports watch - Budget around $8,000

    As soon as I read the title of the thread I knew there was only one answer!




    Just as Orsoni said, it is one of the most beautiful and understated watches ever.
    If you have the chance try one on. You'll be amazed by the quality, the fit and finish, the way the dial plays with the light.


    I don't know if it's allowed, but here is a review:
    A Week On The Wrist: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe — HODINKEE
    Last edited by actorius; April 7th, 2015 at 11:08.
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