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    Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    Hey all,

    My wife broke her Folex (we didn't buy the fake specifically, it was in an estate lot we bought) last night banging on the glass while watching the Atlanta Thrashers stomp all over the Washington Capitols (Thats us off to the left. me in the jersey, and her in the blue shirt)




    anyway, we need to find a replacement. She's in school to become a marine biologist, so I'm thinking a dive watch, or at least something with reasonable WR (>100m) that she can shower, and swim in. Problem is, she doesn't like rotating dive bezels. We're also on a tight budget, so <$200US would be the maximum, cheaper is better. OH! And, I've got her brainwashed to be a movement snob, so no quartz!

    Thanks! :thanks
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    You are just such a nice guy! Every woman deserves a husband as thoughtful as you (except the trollop ones).

    Time to un-brainwash, my friend! Haven't you caught the zeitgeist??? The winds of change are upon us, and quartz is becoming cool again.

    I just bought my gf a Baby-G, (bg90). 100m WR, Mineral crystal, world time, many alarms and stop watches and timers and like that. Super cute. I reckon they're about US$50 online! And if she doesn't like that particular model, they are like 50 others to choose from, before you start thinking about colour options.

    It sounds like you're working for your watch. CONTEMPORISE, Man!!!

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    Orient has 40% off at their website. Use save40 at checkout. Some great deals on their dive watches, and they have free shipping. The deal is better than ebay because you are buying direct from manufacturer, so warranty is a non issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_recliner View Post
    You are just such a nice guy! Every woman deserves a husband as thoughtful as you (except the trollop ones).

    Time to un-brainwash, my friend! Haven't you caught the zeitgeist??? The winds of change are upon us, and quartz is becoming cool again.

    It sounds like you're working for your watch. CONTEMPORISE, Man!!!
    She's not lookin' for a watch to be cool to others, she's lookin' for a watch that's cool to her. She's never like to wear watches, but that folex got her liking them, but only because it had a 28,800 bph ETA in it. She now is used to wearing a watch, and does like the mechanical movements, largely because i've repeatedly told her about all the engineering in them. She feels the same about quartz as I do. They're ok, I don't have a problem with others enjoying them but they have no appeal to me.

    And I'm looking for my watch for sure, but only because I get to buy one from wherever we get hers, to save on shipping (She knows I'm itching to get a new one anyway). This watch is for her. I'm asking for suggestions for LADIES watches (Small ones).
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    Re: Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    If you're willing to look at vintage watches, try to find one with the ETA 2671 movement. This movement was used in the Rolex Lady's Oysters and is a high quality movement. It was also used in the Zodiac Lady's Sea Wolf.

    As women's vintage dive watches are rare to find it may take a while, but if you find one you should be able to buy one and including a complete service be out the door for $250-$200.

    Here's a pic of the one my wife has.



    BTW, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf is the matching men's version which was produced. A nice piece to collect, and a good way to rationalize getting a collectable diver for yourself!
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    Re: Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    Maybe a Tissot?


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    Your wife sounds totally awesome. Maybe you can get her to join WUS?

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    Re: Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    I'm not sure a vintage dive watch is the ideal suggestion for a marine biologist!

    Bleh, I wasn't suggesting that your wife wants a watch to be cool, just that I was once like you but having opened my eyes to the world of quartz there is now no way I'm wanting a mechanical watch in the field. For going out, sure a mechanical is swish, but in the field I want at the very least to be able to time things accurately, ideally time more than one thing, I want water resistance, reliability (it's my arse and $$$ on the line!). And a light really comes in handy. And it's just GOTTA have an alarm, goes without saying.

    I love my mechanicals as much as anyone but, as scientist, I need a genuine tool watch. And mechs just don't cut it. There's a reason I'm wearing my G today!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray916MN View Post
    If you're willing to look at vintage watches, try to find one with the ETA 2671 movement. This movement was used in the Rolex Lady's Oysters and is a high quality movement. It was also used in the Zodiac Lady's Sea Wolf.

    As women's vintage dive watches are rare to find it may take a while, but if you find one you should be able to buy one and including a complete service be out the door for $250-$200.

    Here's a pic of the one my wife has.



    BTW, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf is the matching men's version which was produced. A nice piece to collect, and a good way to rationalize getting a collectable diver for yourself!

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    Re: Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    I hear ya there, mr recliner, but I figure if a mechanical was good enough for Cousteau and everyone else before the '70's, it's good enough for us. I mean, sure, if we get to a point where we're going to need sub second accuracy, we'll probably get a stopwatch, or a g, but for daily wear (remember, neither of us have graduated yet), a mech will be just fine.
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    Re: Watch for the wife (Hockey Broke her watch!)

    Vostok amphibia?

    Has a rotating bezel but it does have an auto movement a decent wr rating and it's an interesting watch.

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