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    Tightest bezel action

    Hello everyone! I'm on the lookout for a new diver, and I've found bezel action to be an incredible important aspect. So I'm here to ask if you guys have any experiences!

    Currently I own a Zelos Mako, and while the action is good, it does have ever so little of back play after I turn it, so I'm looking for something that feels good to turn, and snaps tightly into play.

    I've been looking at the Monta Oceanking and the Omega Seamaster 300m so far, but I'm hoping to hear some other suggestions. I also had a look at the Christopher Ward C60 at one point, but the bezel action doesn't seem very tight.

    oh, and while I do appreciate all suggestions, I just gotta mention that Rolex isn't really my cup of tea.

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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    I have a Helm Vanuatu, and the bezel action is impeccable. It is under the budget, you have a nice NH35 inside, and the bracelet is divine. The finishing is also very good.

    Time is inevitable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stranger_in_the_night View Post
    I have a Helm Vanuatu, and the bezel action is impeccable. It is under the budget, you have a nice NH35 inside, and the bracelet is divine. The finishing is also very good.
    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately they are on the slightly large size, especially with their ~15mm thickness.

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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    I really like the precise, snappy feel from my CWC Mk.2 and my Helson Sharkmaster 300.
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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    Choose watches with 6O clicks bezels.


    As a Commercial diver for the Offshore oïl industry from 1970 to 2003, I was happy to use a "two lines" 5512 Submariner with a diver friendly bi-directional "Autolock" bezel.
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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    Quote Originally Posted by stranger_in_the_night View Post
    I have a Helm Vanuatu, and the bezel action is impeccable. It is under the budget, you have a nice NH35 inside, and the bracelet is divine. The finishing is also very good.

    Time is inevitable...
    I'll second this... amazing watch, superb everything!


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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    My Rays are very stiff but I’m not sure how consistent this would be. Sinn divers may not feel very tight but I have found that they tend to stay put.
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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    Not a Doxa 300 then

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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    Quote Originally Posted by En_Nissen View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately they are on the slightly large size, especially with their ~15mm thickness.
    It is basically 45 lug to lug. The height might be a problem, but once you are used to it...

    Time is inevitable...

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    Re: Tightest bezel action

    More affirmation than new info for you, but the Oceanking is certainly the snappiest and firmest bezel action I’ve encountered



    Outside of that my runner up for a crisp positive feel would be a sapphire bezeled Seaforth if you can find one.


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