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    Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    I'm looking or any leads on a dive watch that meets the following criteria. I'm not sure anything meets all of this criteria but I'd prefer not to compromise on too many of the requirements. Size isn't really negotiable as I want a dive watch to look, on me, the way most dive watches look on men with an average wrist size. Sadly, I am in a wrist size/proportions demographic that the watch industry doesn't really acknowledge.

    • 34mm-35mm case diameter
    • Max 42mm lug to lug
    • Around 10mm thick or less - the thinner the better
    • Design similar to classic Seiko divers and/or Submariner style with black, blue or Pepsi style rotating bezel, black or blue dial and stainless case
    • Mechanical
    • Relatively new-ish - either made within the last few decades or vintage models that can be found in somewhat new looking condition


    Here are the closest watches I've found, so far:
    • Omega Pro 300m mid-sized Seamaster 36mm - A bit too big and thick and I don't love the overall design but I could live with it if nothing else beat it
    • Seiko 4205-014 33mm - Pretty thick and perhaps a smidge too small but I love the design (and the price)
    • Tudor Submariner 36mm - Lovely but a bit too big, especially lug-to-lug
    • Heuer 1000 Professional 37mm - I had one for a while. The design and thickness are great but it's a bit too large and it's quartz


    Thanks!
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    There’s an Oris Sixty-Five diver that has a 36mm diameter, a 12mm thickness, and a 42mm lug to lug. It looks like you can get it on a strap in the $1200-1300 range. The Seiko SKX013 is also 36mm, but with a 44mm lug to lug distance; that one’s obviously much cheaper.
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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    Quote Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
    There’s an Oris Sixty-Five diver that has a 36mm diameter, a 12mm thickness, and a 42mm lug to lug. It looks like you can get it on a strap in the $1200-1300 range. The Seiko SKX013 is also 36mm, but with a 44mm lug to lug distance; that one’s obviously much cheaper.
    Thanks!

    The SKX013 is 38mm and too big and thick for me. The Oris is on the big side as well. Looking for something smaller and thinner than the usual mid-sized suspects. 34-35mm would be ideal.

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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    The Oris Sixty-Five diver was also the one that I thought of first. I would at least try it on if you like the design.

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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    How about a Tudor black bay 36mm? I think it's 10.5 mm thick!

    Or get a 37mm seiko 5 and mod it with a skx dial!

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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    Seiko skx 031 is a smallish watch, comes with both black and Pepsi bezel.
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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    Sorry I didn’t see your lug length
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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    Just tried the Oris 36mm at Tourneau. I could probably “pull it off” as they say; however, it still looks bigger than I’d like - especially lug-to-lug. On my wrist, it was a lot like the Tag Heuer 1000 Professional that I sold. The thickness seemed good. I like the style. If I owned it, I’d be wishing it were a tad smaller.

    I also tried the 36mm Seamaster again and it just looked too chunky due to the thickness. Otherwise, it’s a lovely watch.

    Seems like 34-35mm with a 40mm lug-to-lug and no thicker than 10mm would be ideal. Again, I don’t think it exists! Ha

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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    The Rado Captain Cook is fairly close to what your wanting
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    Re: Help me find a diver that probably doesn't exist!

    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    The Rado Captain Cook is fairly close to what your wanting
    Thank you... I'll definitely check it out. I love the looks of that watch but, based on the specs (37mm thick, 11mm thick, 43mm lug-to-lug), I assume it will wear much like the Oris - slightly too big and thick.

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