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    Help me fill my box

    It all started this January, I won the office super bowl pool and wanted to use the winnings to by my first real watch. I did research on the web, read your posts, browsed AD before I decided to buy a pre-owned Speedmaster 3592.5 from a well respected dealer on the bay. I could not be happier with my purchase but this is addictive and im looking to make my next purchase. My wife even bought a display box for my future purchases. I would like to start off with a dress watch and a diver.

    Now that summer is here I would like something a little more rugged so lets focus on a diver. I am drooling over the Ererna Kintiki Super but they seem to be hard to find and cost a bit more then I would like to spend.

    Any recommendations on an alternative, or just something to hold me over till I can find one at a reasonable price?
    Thanks for you help.


    The Kontiki pic I took from the web the Speedmaster is mine just to brag.
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    Re: Help me fill my box

    I love that Speedy Pro! If you are looking for a rugged diver you could look at the Sinn U series (U1), Kobold, or UTS. If you just mean more rugged than a chronograph but want a classy looking diver for a reasonable price I would look at the Longines Legend Diver.

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    Re: Help me fill my box

    What is your budget for diver?
    You can get Seiko diver for less than $500 (monster,007,009)

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    Re: Help me fill my box

    I like some of the UTS pieces especially the UTS Adventure Manual Date. It may be I just want something with a mesh bracelet. Have you ever seen Seikos on Mesh? And if so could you recommend a brand?
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    Re: Help me fill my box

    Quote Originally Posted by mbordes View Post
    ... or just something to hold me over till I can find one at a reasonable price? ....
    Perhaps have a look at Halios (not speaking from personal experience, but they seem to have a reasonable reputation on the forum and may meet your requirements):

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    Re: Help me fill my box

    Since there seems to be no mention of budget, I'm going to recommend whatever without any consideration for budget.

    Dress watch
    Patek Calatrava tourbillon minute repeater



    The new Patek 5227


    Lange Saxonia



    Divers

    I suggest you use diving computers for diving.
    I don't think any serious divers wear diver watches these days.
    But assuming what you are talking about is a tool watch, here are some picks:

    AP ROO Diver


    PP Nautilus and AP RO


    and one of many Rolexes and Panerais.
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    Re: Help me fill my box

    ^Most amusing and yes - lack of a budget is a pet peeve of mine - especially when one alludes to it slightly. Buuuut...a little detective work reveals a rough MSRP of $2500 on the Eterna, and he wants something rugged. So your recommendations are out (which I'm sure you knew)
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    Re: Help me fill my box

    Since there seems to be no mention of budget, I'm going to recommend whatever without any consideration for budget.

    Dress watch
    Patek Calatrava tourbillon minute repeater

    Divers

    I suggest you use diving computers for diving.
    I don't think any serious divers wear diver watches these days.
    But assuming what you are talking about is a tool watch, here are some picks:

    AP ROO Diver


    and one of many Rolexes and Panerais.[/QUOTE]


    I sure you think your being smart and maybe funny, but I think its obvious if someone is asking for recommendation about at dive watch on a watch forum they are looking for a watch not a computer. However if I was to actually go diving, yes I would be sure to strap state of the art technology on my wrist.

    As Geoff said I did mention a watch I like that was slightly out of my price range for a reference (looks nothing like a computer by the way). I don't expect you to investigate the price of the watch I mentioned, but Eterna is not a super luxury brand and if I'm not mistaken none of there watches cost more then 10k unless they have a case made out of a precious metal, and i did mention that I was looking for a "rugged" watch so a gold or platinum watch would not fit my criteria.

    Thanks for your help, I guess for now ill go diving with a old Commodore 64 strapped to my chest.
    As for a dress watch Ill just buy this and pay a crew to move it around so its always in my line of sight.
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    Re: Help me fill my box

    Quote Originally Posted by spronston View Post
    Perhaps have a look at Halios (not speaking from personal experience, but they seem to have a reasonable reputation on the forum and may meet your requirements):

    HALIOS 1000m (the Puck)
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    HALIOS Laguna
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    Thank you spronston HALIOS is a contender, I searched there website and the puck is now retired so I guess Ill have to keep a look for a used one.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Help me fill my box

    Well for less than $10,000.00 you can get the best...ROLEX.
    Or for less than a $1,000.00 a CHRISTOPHER WARD.
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