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    New Diver????

    OK Here's the deal...I traded my Ball NEDU Hydrocarbon a few months ago because it was way too big and clunky for me. A beautiful watch, just didn't wear well on my wrist. I was left diver-less. Not much of an issue for me (so I thought) since I don't spend much time in water.

    But I did miss the unidirectional bezel and also like the idea of something to wear in or near water without much worry. I wanted something that didn't look like most divers and would wear comfortably on land with versatility. Case size would have to be 42mm diameter or less and 13mm or less thick.

    Water resistance, 200m or greater with no other complications except for date. Price in the $2K range or lower (preferably lower)

    I narrowed my choices to these two:

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    Longines Legend Diver

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    Rado D-Star 200

    OK, so I already decided and got the watch yesterday. Just wanted some opinions on which you would have chosen and why. I'll share some photos in a day or so. Thanks.
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    Re: New Diver????

    LLD, classic design and versatile.

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    Re: New Diver????

    I'd go with the Rado (well, I sort of did). The D-Star first came to my attention here a week or so ago, which got me looking at Rado again. However, I went for the Original Diver, which is a different look (I wanted different). The D-Star, and the D-Star Chrono are great looking watches that you won't see often. I also like the Longines, but I'd go with the Rado and (I think) save a few bucks.
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    Re: New Diver????

    longines.
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    Doxa 1200 T. And hurry up - it's down to the last few models online.
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    Rado. The LLD is nice but those lugs are pretty long for the width of the watch.

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    Two good choices. The LLD gets a lot of love around here. My vote would go for the Rado though - a very beautiful, well designed watch.
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    Longines definitely

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    Rado as I don't think the LLD has a bracelet option. I like the option to put a strap on a diver, but would wear it on the bracelet most of the time.
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    Re: New Diver????

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Doxa 1200 T. And hurry up - it's down to the last few models online.
    Nice unique look! A true diver, but it may have been too bulky for what I was hoping for.

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