Quest for the Grail

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In the same way that Indiana Jones was searching for the Holy Grail, I know what I'm looking for, just not what it will look like.

Current contenders:

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf
Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver II (Yay for Two's apparently)
Omega Seamaster (41mm, Black)

Donating Plasma has proven effective, but insufficient, so now I'm waiting tables. I'm not sad about that, it's a new experience and an opportunity to supplement my income enough to make the grail happen by...say, next summer. At least, that's the plan. (my co-workers think me insane)

I could always go for the Ball, it's much more frugal than other two. I hope it doesn't come to that, not that it isn't a nice watch, but the other two are arguably "better", and I'm not 100% sold on the Tritium tubes. If this is to be my lifetime watch, I don't really want to replace the Tubes every decade or so. I'm only 29 so far, so that'd be...4'ish changes? Give or take.

Anyway, feel free to ignore me, just another insane watch person howling at the moon

Some shamelessly downloaded photos of three lovely dive watches ->

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Updated Dec 12, 2016 at 01:44 AM by Spooky

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  1. OTGabe's Avatar
    Tough one. I like the Ball but their watches have never really tempted me. The Omega is commonplace, but still a classic diver. The Breitling is so good looking but I've found that they're just a bit more flash than my style can handle. Full disclosure - my Omega PO is my lifetime keeper, so no surprise I'd lean Seamaster if it were me.
  2. Spooky's Avatar
    On days that I'm annoyed at waiting tables I think about buying the Ball, or maybe a Breitling Colt (automatic). But I could see being mad at myself for that someday.

    Most days I lean towards the Avenger. I have an 8.5 inch wrist, and a 53mm Rangeman sits quite comfortably. I believe the 45mm Avenger would look right at home. As far as flash goes, I do prefer matte to polished (not enough to go for a Tudor Pelagos though), but I just love the look of the Avenger...and the Omega
    Updated Dec 16, 2016 at 11:52 AM by Spooky
  3. Spooky's Avatar
    I should add that the Wife's vote is the Omega**
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