Okay so I've been looking at mid price divers for the last couple months and utilizing this great website as a resource. at some point I decided I just needed to sign up and ask my question. So I was hot on Longines and Oris and then I kind of backed away from them both. Mainly because of value. Also someone said that the Longines is just too feminine and I continue to read reviews about the Oris being inaccurate and uninspiring in person. Same thing with Doxa. Very unique watch, but there are so many other manufacturers including micro brands that offer the exact same thing for much less money. I really don't care about the heritage of the watch or how long the company has been in business. What celebrity or former celebrity is wearing the watch. That's silly. I want here and now. The past is the past. So please don't suggest any of the above.
These are the watches that I'm looking at. Forgive me if I don't get the exact name or model of a watch correct. I've been looking at so many and I'm starting to mix all the names and specific specs up at this point.
I like Christopher Ward a lot. I like the value and the quality that he is putting out. I would like a titanium C60 in all gray with a titanium bracelet along with a matching rubber strap or I would like the new 40 mm C60 trident in the black face with maroon bezel in stainkess. Since they make neither of these right now, I am looking at the rest of my options. I may come back to them, but right now I'm looking elsewhere.
I also like a watch called Mido in the titanium Ocean Master Sea Captain or whatever it's called. Unfortunately I question if it is a real dive watch because of its 200 meter rating. I think this is a great looking watch but I'm on the fence about keeping it on the list.
I also like the Certina DS Action diver powermatic 80 in titanium. I love the looks of this watch but I question 43mm is too big. I have larger 7.25-7.5" wrists though. I wear a Citizen Eco-Drive ProMaster diver currently and it is perfect. I think they are the same size. Love the look and love the power reserve. Can't find anyone that has this watch in stock which is weird. Also lots of foreign video reviews online of this watch which leads me to believe it may have never been offered in the United States.
I found a watch today called Fortis in titanium as well but I've never heard of this brand. Also, awfully expensive for the same specs as all the other watches I'm looking at. Not sure what I'm paying for if it never heard of the brand and they have the exact same specs as much cheaper microbrand watches. Anyone know anything about this company or why the watches are price this high? I guess what I'm asking is there value here?
And that brings us to the micro brand; Hamtun Kraken H2. I love this watch in blue whith a ceramic bezel. Great looks, great price and great specs. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I would be able to get this watch until November which is nuts! Contemplating purchasing these watch in November and buying an all grey dial watch now.
Any suggestions or comments welcomed thanks!