Something has happened to me. A sudden lust for owning a new watch category has been woken inside me.
I've always been wearing dress watches with my attire and never did I think would end here, but here I am - seeking my first divers watch.
I have 3 watches in daily rotation at the moment: The SARB 33, The Green Alpinist and the original Cocktail Time.
Nothing fancy or luxurious but they are very versatile, the right size for my taste and as a student they fit my budget well.
So in short, I'm seeking a divers watch between 38-40mm. Budget is maxed out at 1200USD although I prefer something around 600.
However, I keep telling myself at times that 1200 USD (or even 600) is too much to spend on my first diver.
So where should I start? SKX013? Or maybe a level above and pick Squale?
I've been vacuuming info online from various sources and looked at numerous brands from Alpina, Lorier to Zodiac.
One thing I'm sure on is that I'm not really into 1:1 homage watches like Steinhart's Ocean One. Nor the Seiko Monster.
I've also considered buying a modded SKX013 with double domed sapphire, NH35/NH36 movement and ceramic bezel but that will probably end up costing 5-600USD with labour.
So many dive watches and (micro) brands out there that you could fill entire oceans. Where do I start?
Thanks in advance.