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    Er...I think you've got most of them bud! I don't recognise half of them...

    Begs the question: why do micro brands usually do divers?

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    I don't know the answer to that one. In any case I'm willing to bet there are dozens more from Europe and Asia. What about South America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Begs the question: why do micro brands usually do divers?
    Dive watches appear to be extremely popular in the affordables range (like sub-1000). Couple people have questioned it too over in f71:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/why...ar-421778.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/app...hs-576218.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/why-divers-632370.html

    I think people have said legibility/simplicity, usefulness of bezel, ruggedness/toughness associated with them and general style.

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    Very masculine. Useful lume for nighttime legibility. Fits in with today's more casual lifestyles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Er...I think you've got most of them bud! I don't recognise half of them...

    Begs the question: why do micro brands usually do divers?
    Because finesse (and maybe complication) takes more thought and investment in design, engineering and production. Most divers are about simplicity, metal and (hopefully) brute force/performance. My guess is there’s a much bigger market in sport watches compared to dress as well. Helps when the largest watch advertiser is also the largest Swiss Sport watch producer (Rolex). Never a bad idea to piggy-back off another company's advertising budget.
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    I'm thinking because there is a more addressable market that will buy their watches?
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    My preference for inexpensive dive watches reflects my work history and need for WR, robustness, durability, shock resistance, etc. $10K dive watches are too dear to me to risk the abuse.

    I think the nature of a growing casual environment and lifestyles around the world supports it but that is speculation. Not everyone works in a low-hazard office environment.

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    Two reasons, the omega seamaster and the rolex submariner. Both have effected the idea of what a watch "should" be.

    I think if a micro-brand came out with a unique affordable dress watch, it would be well received. It's harder to create a new dress watch design than a dive watch (where many look alike) IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancreanchor View Post
    I think if a micro-brand came out with a unique affordable dress watch, it would be well received.
    I think Prometheus probably has with its Signatura model though it's received mixed quality reports here. I haven't had one in hand to comment. But then that depends on your personal interpretation of what unique is. Guilloche dials, pomme hands and applied precious metal indices do not make for affordable to most prospective buyers. OTOH, there are plenty of sub-$1000 dress watches available from some of the big name makers. Tissot and Mido spring immediately to mind.

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