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    +++++ What's your favorite dive watch(es) of all time ? +++++

    I think there are so many iconic dive watches in the past and now and with a lot of history.
    This dive watches should be mentioned in this thread !

    So let's see what your choice is !

    It does not matter whether you possess the watch or not.
    You can post more than one watch. I know there are more than a watch that can favors.


    Post a pic or more with your favorite watch and write a bit regarding these watch.


    Here we go...

    I start the thread with this one:

    SEIKO 7549-7009 Professional Diver's 600m

    > released by SEIKO in 1978
    > world's first saturation diving watch featuring a quartz movement

    This watch is one of my favorite dive watches of all time !
    Love the overall look of this one. Especially the unique look of the shroud and monocoque case.

    I was a lucky guy. I found this one on e.ay. For a very good price. This one is almost NOS.

    James Bond already trusts this watch.



    ...what a beauty


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    This is a very tough one to narrow down, Phil. Let me think about it for a bit and I'll be back.

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    Absolutely right Gabe. It's a tough decision.

    So I am excited what's your favorite is.
    Regards Phil
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    Mine is my daily wearer, the Planet Ocean (2500), but I could easily be tempted with a submariner (of any era) or sea dweller. There's something about the PO that draws me in every time. I think it's the broad arrow style hands. I love catching them in just the right light, and every time I do, I wish I could take a pic with my eyes, because it's very hard to capture it with a camera.

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    The 5513 of Mr Tempocalypse fit the bill perfectly for me:

    -simple H-M-S that's all
    -not too big
    -sturdy
    -excellent readability IMHO

    The problem the watch is difficult to find & very expensive

    My personnal suggestion :
    -In house movement
    -bigger case dimensions
    -date complication



    Last edited by birdynamnam; Aug 7, 2015 at 01:29 PM.
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    I just purchased this during the latest Jean Richard buying frenzy from Ashford a couple weeks ago as I have been wanting this particular watch/color combo since being turned on to JR a couple years ago.

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    The JR satisfies my "dressy diver" desire, and I have lusted after this one as a "tool" diver for a long time...

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    I also like this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    Mine is my daily wearer, the Planet Ocean (2500), but I could easily be tempted with a submariner (of any era) or sea dweller. There's something about the PO that draws me in every time. I think it's the broad arrow style hands. I love catching them in just the right light, and every time I do, I wish I could take a pic with my eyes, because it's very hard to capture it with a camera.
    The Omega PO is an really nice watch.
    Sporty and dressy at the same time.
    Regards Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdynamnam View Post
    The 5513 of Mr Tempocalypse fit the bill perfectly for me:

    -simple H-M-S that's all
    -not too big
    -sturdy
    -excellent readability IMHO

    The problem the watch is difficult to find & very expensive

    My personnal suggestion :
    -In house movement
    -bigger case dimensions
    -date complication



    The MM300 is an iconic dive watch fore sure.
    It's hard to beat that one.

    Love to wear mine.
    Regards Phil
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    I have at least a few that I think could fit in this category, but think my personal fave is the Aquadive BS500 Fleurier. Best of both vintage and modern worlds. Ben and crew are so careful to update with modern materials and technology while staying more true to their roots than anyone else out there. So this is my pick.
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    Great choice Chase !

    Love the complete line up from Aquadive.

    And I am with you, awesome vintage flair on all their models.
    Regards Phil
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