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    Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Hi all, Iím looking for a dive watch with certain qualifications.

    Purpose: main use of this watch will be to serve as a beater and it will be worn in uncontrolled environments (physical activity, manual labor, etc)

    Requirements:
    - Price under $350
    - Steel case
    - Analog with date
    - Best if diameter close to 40-41mm
    - Best if thickness close to 12mm
    - movement in order of preference: solar powered >>> quartz > automatic(must be very reliable)
    - WR 100 and up
    - diver bezel
    - good lume
    - good legibility
    - better if monotone/reserved appearance


    Potential candidate:
    The only watch Iíve found that meets most of the requirement is Citizen Bn0151/0 (see picture)

    Iím looking for more suggestions!




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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Seiko SKX007. Automatic but super reliable.


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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Seiko Skx007, Skx009, Deep Blue 1000.

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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Take a look at the specs of the Scurfa Diver One.

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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Itís hard to beat that Citizen, but maybe you would wanna consider Seiko Solar Tuna SNE497. Itís 47mm but wears small due to the short lugs. Thickness about 12mm.
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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Are SKXs that reliable? Iíve heard conflicting stories of timekeeping being rather inconsistent, hence my strong preference toward solar powered variants. Otherwise SKXs look like fantastic watches.


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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Quote Originally Posted by mxdntn View Post
    Potential candidate:
    The only watch I’ve found that meets most of the requirement is Citizen Bn0151/0 (see picture)

    I’m looking for more suggestions!
    Save yourself some time and just pick up one of these. Fits all your requirements and it's a fantastic watch for the money
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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    I have the Citizen you are looking at and for the $ it is a great watch. Excellent time, lume, built, and you can put almost any strap in the universe on it.

    Citizen or Seiko are tough to beat for the value, IMHO.
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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Quote Originally Posted by mxdntn View Post
    Are SKXs that reliable? Iíve heard conflicting stories of timekeeping being rather inconsistent, hence my strong preference toward solar powered variants. Otherwise SKXs look like fantastic watches.


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    My 007 is regular watch on diving / traveling / mountain bike trips.

    It is very reliable - my only complain its loosing 4 min per month on the watchwinder.

    Same story with 009. Those two watches I consider as "beaters with style."

    Otherwise g shock tough solar is your best friend.

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    Re: Recommend me a diver watch (requirements in the post)

    Quote Originally Posted by mxdntn View Post
    Are SKXs that reliable? I’ve heard conflicting stories of timekeeping being rather inconsistent, hence my strong preference toward solar powered variants. Otherwise SKXs look like fantastic watches.


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    Reliable? Yes. Great timekeepers? Not generally. Even by automatic/mechanical watch standards. I wouldn't expect better than 10-15 seconds per day variation from an SKX. Some people are lucky and get better. Some get worse. Some have their watches regulated to achieve better accuracy, and still won't hold a candle to mediocre quartz.
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