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    Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    Hey guys, Recently sold my damasko and now i'm shopping again... Looking for some ideas for a diver. Figured no better place to ask than f2!

    - 40-43 mm wide (bigger is better)
    - 12-15 mm thick (thinner is better)
    - auto preferred, manual wind ok, quartz no way.
    - awesome metal bracelet
    - very down with titanium
    - sporty look with exterior bezel
    - date preferred but no date ok too - as long as it tells time :)
    - i'm no expert in depth measurements but i would say 5 atm is the minimum, 10 preferred.
    - would prefer to blow no more than $2500

    One watch comes to mind that fits 90% of that is the Longines Legend Diver -- but i own it already and love it :) Another one that is just a tad too wide is the Tutima DI 300 -- which I really like in black/yellow but it's 44mm and hard to find. The longines hydroconquest also comes to mind... What else is out there? Hit me!

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  2. #2
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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    I'll throw out the Oris Aquis Date 43mm (on a bracelet) to get things rolling. Can't remember off-hand if its available in titanium, but I think it checks all your other boxes.

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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    I like the new ones from Rado and Titoni.


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    Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    Hey Dan, here are a few ideas that jumped to my mind.

    Stowa Seadiver is a great watch from a great brand. Nice and sporty,

    Tudor Pelagos is a bit on the higher end of your budget (used), but it's titanium and has a nice bracelet.

    Sinn T2 or T1 are two rock solid options in titanium from Sinn.

    Tudor black bay with th red or blue bezel is a standby at this price range.

    I love my Doxa Sub! They're great quirky divers for well within your price range (but the price varies a lot depending on the specific model)

    (No pics other than DOXA are mine- credit to where it's due!)

    Good luck, let us know what you end up with!
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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    The TAG Aquaracer 500M (the WAK series) is about 13mm thick, ceramic bezel looks nice the styling is not stodgy.
    Omega Speedmaster Professional (311. * Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 Gauss (
    Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille (270.84.10) * TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M ceramic (WAK2110) * Poljot OKEAH Chronograph

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    Mido Ocean Star Captain IV Titanium

    Rado D-Star 200
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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    Glycine Combat Sub. 42 mm, 10 mm thick, sharply down turned lugs so it just drapes over your wrist, and comes in a variety of dial / bezel colors. And should come in well under 1000, for a while they were available new for about half that.

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    Check out the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M series, a very nice timepiece available in 4 dial colours.
    I think I'm going to grab one, although I already own a 500M version

  10. #9
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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    Omega SMP 2254 propaganda again, but I think its spot on; 40mm, thin, great bracelet (not the Bond, but the Speedy), date. Ok, it has less ATM then 5 or 10, but I think it is more versatile then a 5 or 10 atm dive watch which tend to be bigger or thick. And with that budget you should be able to find one, allthough not new.
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    Present "collection";
    '07 Omega SMP 2254.50; Stowa Flieger Date no logo; Vostok Watches Kosmodrom WUS

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    Re: Looking for ideas - Thin Divers

    i am not expert but i have to write a few words.
    if is 5 atm water resistance then is not diver. Diver must be 20 atm or more. Second, omega 2254 i think is 30 atm which is 300m water resistance.

    check epos EPOS - Artistry in Watchmaking - Swiss Made Mechanical Watches

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