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    timeless dive watch?

    I am looking for a watch, which will be my only watch (besides a G-shock) for many years to come..
    criteria:
    - look that won't be out of fashion in 10 years
    - max 15mm height
    - robust (don't want it to look beaten in 3 years)
    - eta/soprod/sw movement (easy to service) preferred
    - some kind of shock resistant preferred (incablock)
    - between 500-2000eur (650-2500usd): wide range... to leave options open
    - stainless or bronze (no black coating)
    - dark colored dial
    - prefer interior bezel (not a necesity)
    - prefer new (or at least mint)
    - lug length at least 40mm (no maximum here, I have large wrists)
    - min lug width 20mm
    - no chronograph, date is ok but no necessity


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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    oh, thanks for helping me


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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Sounds like a Tudor Submariner 79190:

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    Hard to find under $2500 though.

    Other good ones include: Omega SMP 2254.50, Planet ocean 2500 42mm, longines hydroconquest and Legends diver (interior rotating bezel!), etc.

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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Look at the Oris Aquis range to see if that is the type of thing you are looking for.

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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur M View Post
    ... and Legends diver (interior rotating bezel!) ....
    Particularly with your wide wrists. I ♥︎ this watch, but the lugs are too long for me.
    Over a half century of "just the right amount of odd."


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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    The Longines Legend is from their Heritage collection and includes the inner bezel you are looking for. It is a remake of a vintage design that I find interesting. Like most dive watches it won't go out of style.

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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Not divers but tick all the boxes, since I couldn't see a necessity for a true "Dive Watch" I thought I'd put these out there.
    At the 2 k mark I like the offerings from Ball. Timeless looks, good quality, nicely finished, think they are now Sellita movements (ETA clones)


    Ball Engineer II Red Label Chronometer
    (Gas tubes, 100 m WR, 5000 G's Shock Resistance, 40mm, 13mm high, sapphire screw down crown, nice but subtle textured dial)



    The Marvelite
    Same specs, no day, plainer dial


    or, if you have your heart set on a diver, the Skindiver
    Same specs w/ 300 m WR, 40.5mm(also available on bracelet)

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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Tudor Black Bay or Pelagos

    Omega Seamaster Pro 300m (if you must have easily serviceable movement, look for previous version with Omega 1120 [based on ETA 2892] not current ceramic version with co-axial 2500D movement)

    Seiko Sumo or Shogun (I would recommend the MM300, but it is not easily serviced due to monoblock case)

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    Re: timeless dive watch?

    Timeless? Sounds like a Longines HydroConquest. That or save up for the Black Bay or Submariner.
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