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    Life beyond the bezel

    So, since I was probably 16, I have been a diver guy. My first real watch was a Casio ani/digi with a gold face.

    Loved that watch!!!
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    Wore it all through college and it finally died during a trip to Costa Rica. I started to raise my sights and purchased a Luminox model 3200. Had that for many years and then caught the bug. In the past few years, I have been from SKX009s to Rolex Subs and just about everything in between from Ball, Damasko, Hanhart, Oris, Omega, Sinn, Tudor, etc. You get the picture because so many of you have been there.

    Now, however, I find myself in the position of not being able to wear bigger/heavier watches anymore. I have arthritis in my wrists, and anything over about 45mm really bothers my wrist bones. This is a bit problematic, because my wrists are 7.25 and pretty flat across the top. Tried the mid sized Marathon TSAR/GSAR and SKX013, but they looked pretty small. So, started to look at watches without bezels because the dials are typically larger.

    Ended up with an Archimedes pilot and a Seiko SARB033 (which is an absolute strap monster). It's been a few weeks now, and the urge for a diver is starting to wane. My go-to beater is my g-shock, and my everyday is the Seiko. When I need lume (movie theater), I put on the Archimedes (amazing lume). Tried a few of the turtle watches, but they too thick and heavy.

    So, now I'm down to three watches in the collection and none with bezels. Hope one day to find a diver in the 38mm to 39mm range with short L-2-L with a thin bezel and large dial so it doesn't look too petit on my wrist. Until then, I'm living without the bezel

    SARB033 on an Erika's. It's nice that it's 100m WR too!

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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    Fantastic thread title -

    Sorry to hear of ur wrist arthritis - I have it in my knee & hips - pain pain pain
    What about the Tudor Black bay 58? 39mm, thin 13mm, and a real beauty?
    Must be a decent Titanium Diver around - I dont know Sinn but havent they some awesome options?
    grace

    here's some of my Bezels and a couple I am scheming n dreaming for at the bottom
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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    Try the Helson Shark Diver 38. Its 38mm as the name suggests, the lug to lug is well below 50 and has a titanium case/bracelet so will feel nice and light on your wrist

    Good luck in your search.

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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    The loss of a great watch is always rough. RIP to everyone's first watch... (unless you still have your first watch)

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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Auto View Post
    Try the Helson Shark Diver 38. Its 38mm as the name suggests, the lug to lug is well below 50 and has a titanium case/bracelet so will feel nice and light on your wrist

    Good luck in your search.

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    Been there, done that. Not a big fan of the chunky lugs. But yes, a great watch nonetheless.
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    Have you tried any light Titanium divers?

    Chris Ward makes a nice one. I think a few other brands have some too.
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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    Quote Originally Posted by SethThomas View Post
    Have you tried any light Titanium divers?

    Chris Ward makes a nice one. I think a few other brands have some too.
    Really like what Chris Ward has done with the new design. I will pop on a 38mm as soon as they come out with a quartz or titanium - whichever comes first. Thanks for the reminder
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    Re: Life beyond the bezel

    Get a Seiko "arnie," cool vintage vibe; Name:  288CB019-B31E-452E-A9A8-35124A7CE13C.jpeg
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    Love this Caravelle. I’m looking for a white dialled variant


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