Victorinox Dive Master dilema

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    Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    I love the watch. I'm torn between buying the titanium version, or the stainless steel automatic. I do no want the PVD. I wish they made an automatic titanium version of the watch.

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    What would you do?

    Currently I have an Omega Seamaster Bond (blue) and a Raymond Weil Freelancer 2720. I'm worried that a stainless steel version will just look too much like my Omega.

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    I am a fan of titanium but I will choose the auto every time especially if I can get a 2892 in a dive watch for under $600. Its actually gunmetal not PVD but the bracelet does pick up scratches. I have owned the black dial on the bracelet and now just the orange on an aftermarket black strap. Since the bracelet scratches so easily I have no interest in adding the bracelet. Tough call but for me its an easy choice. Auto on the strap.
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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    That's a tough call. I think it would come down to what you plan on buying down the road. Mechanicals require service that isn't cheap. I don't really want to pay $200 to service a $600 wath. Because of that I've decided I only want to own three higher end mechanicals and then stick to quartz.

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    There actually is an automatic titanium version of the watch but, unfortunately for you, it's in PVD. I owned one and it's the limited edition of 900 with the big date movement

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    ^^ look at me, look at me!!





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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    agree with Perseus, i would just buy another one 3-5 years from now instead of servicing the old one, or spend $20 every 3 years to get a new battery installed in the quartz version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    That's a tough call. I think it would come down to what you plan on buying down the road. Mechanicals require service that isn't cheap. I don't really want to pay $200 to service a $600 wath. Because of that I've decided I only want to own three higher end mechanicals and then stick to quartz.

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    :)

    Wish I never sold it. For me, it was a very impractical watch as I couldn't wear it daily with a suit/tie so it only found use during weekends. I was also really worried about scratching the PVD coating. I sold it and bought a steel auto pvd orange dial for 1/2 the price, but sold it soon after. Then, of course, I couldn't find another LE version for anything close to what I had sold mine for. Seems like they were selling for over MSRP for a while.

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master dilema

    That's a good point about servicing a $600 watch. I'm really not interested in PVD and I'm leaning more towards a quartz titanium.

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