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    Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Over the past few years, I have been through a bunch of dive watches, from Seiko 007s to Rolex Subs. I ultimately flip because they just don't feel good. Well, I finally figured it out. I have arthritis in my wrists that affects my wrist bones. Anything that sits on, or constantly bumps the bones irritates over time. I have discovered that lighter watches with L-2-L of 44mm to 45mm sit perfectly and don't irritate my wrist bones.

    So, I need your help. I'm looking for a diver with the following specs:

    1. Unidirectional bezel,
    2. L-2-L no more than 45mm
    3. I have a 7.25" wrist, so I can't go too small. 39mm to 41mm looks perfect on my wrist.
    4. No more than around 13mm thick.
    5. Light - titanium would be great.
    6. Under $3,000

    I had a Grand Seiko SBGN003 (see below pic) that was perfect except it didn't have a rotating bezel. If it did, I would not have sold. It had a 39mm case, 12mm thick, and L-2-L was 45mm.

    Any watches you can think of that have a similar appearance as the GS but with a rotating bezel?

    Thanks

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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Chris Ward Trident C60 38mm is 45mm l-2-l. I think it wears a little larger, more like a 39, because the dial is relatively large for the case size.
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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Oris Aquis Titanium on rubber strap. Very light and will not bounce up and down on rubber.



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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    The Mido Ocean Star Ti is very nice as well and well under your budget.

    Did you also look at any of the other JDM stuff like Casio Oceanus, Citizen Attesa, etc, for other suggestions?
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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Planet ocean 39.5 is like one of 3 watches that fit your criteria. A bit over 3k used but def worth it

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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Quote Originally Posted by rdranade View Post
    Planet ocean 39.5 is like one of 3 watches that fit your criteria. A bit over 3k used but def worth it
    Aren't those like 15mm thick? I remember eyeing one up and being turned off by how thick they are.
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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Quote Originally Posted by MX793 View Post
    Aren't those like 15mm thick? I remember eyeing one up and being turned off by how thick they are.
    They’re 14mm. A little chunky for the size but the slimmest PO ever made (including the old 2500s)


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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    ^^^ Hmmm. Thought they were thicker. I might just check them out. Have a few 2500s in the 42mm variety and loved them, but L-2-L is too long.

    Thanks for the suggestion
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    Re: Help with a new dive watch please - L-2-L 44mm to 45mm

    Quote Originally Posted by larkja View Post
    Great watch; way too thick. Have had a few PO 2500s (42mm variety) and love them, but a bit too long L-2-L.
    The 39.5 lug to lug is 45 ;) I suggest trying one on, the thickness is not an issue especially being a diver

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