Watches From Around The World & A Thank You
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    Thumbs Up Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    As I am reading over my post before submitting I am seeing how long it is, I didn’t intend to write so much, so apologies in advance for the length...

    I started my journey here at WUS just a couple months ago with a thread that I started wanting reccommendations on a “Swiss” Divers Style Watch. I had very specific criteria and received a lot of great suggestions. I feel like I have learned and broadened my horizons so much thanks to all of you that were generous enough to participate in my original thread as well as each and every subsequent thread asking for reccommendations and advice. I thank you for taking the time to pass along the many years of combined knowledge. It has been much fun expanding my knowledge.

    This is the criteria I based my selections on;

    - Under $1000(Grey Market ok Pre-Loved ok)
    - Divers Style(doesn’t have to be 6425 Compliant as I am no diver)
    - 40-42mm Diameter
    - Lug to Lug under 50
    - Saphire Crystal
    - Automatic
    - Hackable
    - Day, Date, or Day/Date
    - If possible I would like A brand with History/Heritage

    In the beginning I was so intent on sticking with “Swiss Made” Watches, but there was one Members reccommendation and information in particular that set me strait here. So, upon reading thread after thread, article after article, looking at hundreds of photos posted here and considering all of the reccommendations I have been given, this is what I have decided; how great would it be to own a watch that represents each country known for their designs of high quality and beautifully crafted timepieces? After many hours spent researching, it was easy to pick three of the top countries right off the bat;

    Swiss Watches - This is an absolute no brainer. Doesn’t matter how cliche it is to own a Swiss Watch, there is a reason they are known for their quality built timepieces. The watch I selected here for a near future purchase is the Oris Divers Sixty-Five.

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    German Watches - This is a Country that completely eluded me as far as quality watches are concerned. I had no idea how many German brands were out there, or how highly they come reccommended.
    The watch I selected here for a near future purchase is the Sinn(Zinn?) 104 St Sa I W. I know that it’s a Pilot rather than a divers, but given the screw down crown, 200m WR and overall style, to me, it’s kind of a cross between a Divers and Pilot, sort of a hybrid if you will. I think this is the watch that I am most looking forward to purchasing in the future. I’m not sure why, but there’s just something about this Sinn.


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    Japanese Watches - It still surprises me that I have become a Seiko fan. It was Ryeguy who recommended that I take a look at Seiko and turned me onto the particular model I am currently on the hunt for. To be honest I wasn’t really a fan of Seiko Divers for one reason or another, however, in my time as a Member here it seems that you cannot go too far without seeing Seiko as a LOVED brand. I mean these watches really are everywhere, even in the articles I have read about the “best divers watches under $1000” there is at least one Seiko model mentioned each and every time. So, I figure I would be doing myself a real disservice if I didn’t at least take a look at the brand. The watch I selected here for a near future purchase is the Seiko SBDC053 on braclet.


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    So there you have it, my next three watch purchases thanks to YOU. Of course, as always, if there are any countries you feel should be represented by a timepiece, or, if there are any watches that you feel I should be taking a look at instead of the watches I have selected, recommendations are always welcome

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    Last edited by JaseRicco; June 11th, 2018 at 04:48. Reason: Pics
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    Beater: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark / Citizen Eco-Drive

    Future GADA Acquisitions:

    Black Dial - Longines HydroConquest
    White Dial - Sinn 104
    Bronze - Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Grails:

    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial

    Incoming:
    TAG Aquaracer WAY211C (Blue Dial / Blue Ceramic Bezel)

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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Yuge Hole in your post is the Largest Watchmaking country on the planet...CHINA




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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Yuge Hole in your post is the Largest Watchmaking country on the planet...CHINA
    Stereotypically, I think I’m programmed to think that anything coming out of China is cheap and of lesser quality. Not saying this is the correct way of thinking, so could you possibly list a few brands that produce divers that might fit the criteria that I have listed, I will certainly take a look.
    Current Rotation:

    Dress: Movado Bold X 2 / Movado Juro
    GADA:

    Beater: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark / Citizen Eco-Drive

    Future GADA Acquisitions:

    Black Dial - Longines HydroConquest
    White Dial - Sinn 104
    Bronze - Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Grails:

    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial

    Incoming:
    TAG Aquaracer WAY211C (Blue Dial / Blue Ceramic Bezel)

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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Many Swiss brands like Omega are actually made in China, assembled with Swiss movements

    Many China brands use Swiss movements, so what is the difference? Price.












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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Nice post OP... if those purchases are spread out over, say, a year or more, I'm willing to bet you'll change your mind on at least one of them.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that - just seems to be the way things work.

    (Also - you should have included pics in your post!)
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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Many Swiss brands like Omega are actually made in China, assembled with Swiss movements

    Many China brands use Swiss movements, so what is the difference? Price.
    Fair point
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    Current Rotation:

    Dress: Movado Bold X 2 / Movado Juro
    GADA:

    Beater: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark / Citizen Eco-Drive

    Future GADA Acquisitions:

    Black Dial - Longines HydroConquest
    White Dial - Sinn 104
    Bronze - Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Grails:

    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial

    Incoming:
    TAG Aquaracer WAY211C (Blue Dial / Blue Ceramic Bezel)

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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    Nice post OP... if those purchases are spread out over, say, a year or more, I'm willing to bet you'll change your mind on at least one of them.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that - just seems to be the way things work.
    You are probably very right. I’d like to spread them over the next few months if I can, but there are other factors that will dictate this, mainly life , so it may take better part of a year...we’ll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    (Also - you should have included pics in your post!)
    I figured most know what these watches look like, so decided not to.
    Current Rotation:

    Dress: Movado Bold X 2 / Movado Juro
    GADA:

    Beater: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark / Citizen Eco-Drive

    Future GADA Acquisitions:

    Black Dial - Longines HydroConquest
    White Dial - Sinn 104
    Bronze - Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Grails:

    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial

    Incoming:
    TAG Aquaracer WAY211C (Blue Dial / Blue Ceramic Bezel)

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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by JaseRicco View Post
    You are probably very right. I’d like to spread them over the next few months if I can, but there are other factors that will dictate this, mainly life , so it may take better part of a year...we’ll see.



    I figured most know what these watches look like, so decided not to.
    Well I've got >5,000 posts on here, and I only knew the Oris... I went off looking for the others. There are WAY too many watches for folks to know them all by reference numbers. Especially not ones like Seiko where they are all pretty similar, and only a couple of the super popular ones are well known.

    Plus, everyone always likes pics!
    ​Grand Seiko SBGE033, Jaquest Droz Grande Seconde, Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, Prometheus Piranha, Orient Wingman, Zeppelin Flatline 7366-3, Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar, Epos Emotion 3390, Steinhart Ocean 2 Premium, Hamilton Khaki Field, Omega 1965 Vintage, Seiko 5 SNKK27, Seiko 1977 Vintage, Nomos Orion 38, Wittnauer 1960's Vintage, Movado SL1 Chrono, Seiko SBQK085, Cyma Le Locle, Casio Oceanus OCW-S100-1AJF

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    Re: Watches From Around The World & A Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    Well I've got >5,000 posts on here, and I only knew the Oris... I went off looking for the others. There are WAY too many watches for folks to know them all by reference numbers. Especially not ones like Seiko where they are all pretty similar, and only a couple of the super popular ones are well known.

    Plus, everyone always likes pics!
    Absolutely correct, I’ve edited my op to include pics.
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    Current Rotation:

    Dress: Movado Bold X 2 / Movado Juro
    GADA:

    Beater: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark / Citizen Eco-Drive

    Future GADA Acquisitions:

    Black Dial - Longines HydroConquest
    White Dial - Sinn 104
    Bronze - Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Grails:

    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial

    Incoming:
    TAG Aquaracer WAY211C (Blue Dial / Blue Ceramic Bezel)

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