In pictures I've never been that attracted to dive watches. I bought an Orient Mako II anyway as a cheap way to get a fun new watch for a beach vacation. I find myself wearing it much more than I expect and have come to a higher appreciation of the genre. I'm now looking for a second somewhat nicer (though not too nice!) dive watch as an upgrade. The problem is there are so many watches and I don't like most of them! Help me narrow things down.
First, the crucial stats:
Must be <49mm L2L (probably 41ish diameter max)
Must have sapphire crystal
Must be <$1k
Must still be available for sale (I've found plenty that are sold out or out of production that I like)
That still leaves a lot out there, right? I don't think I want a Submariner ripoff or a Seiko. I also don't want anything too crazy. I like the Halios Seaforth and the Hamntun H2, as examples of where in between boring and crazy I lie (unfortunately neither is available for sale). I'm good with the standard black colorway, but also would consider a while dial and black bezel.