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Old 01-10-2017, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

After Christmas, I came into around 800 Canadian dollars (around 600 American Dollars) and I was looking at buying my first diver for the collection. I was looking into the Seiko SKX007 but was also wondering if any of you had any particular watch in mind

Leave your suggestions in the comments! thanks

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Old 01-10-2017, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seiko Sumo
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you could skip the 007 and get the sumo or blumo if you want to do seiko. if not then there are tons of options, used will increase the selection pool. steinhart makes a good homage submariner, christopher ward trident pro on sale would be a good one. but as i said theres so many the list would take awhile. check watchrecon and browse for a week, then come back and ask questions about which brand caught your eye.

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Old 01-11-2017, 08:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got the Seiko SP 777. I believe that is the model number not exactly sure. On another post I showed pictures of this new purchase I just received a couple weeks ago. Other then My Rolex submariner this is my favorite dive watch.
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I would stay away from Steinhart. I now regret my purchase. Watch has broken twice under warranty. And it's always a pain in contacting them for a warranty repair. My two cents.
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Let me just take this opportunity to show off my new piece!
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Something from Seiko, Turtle, Sumo, maybe even stretch the budget a couple of hundred more and get a Shogun. All fantastic watches, and I have owned them all.

Turtle PADI, my favorite Seiko




Seiko Blumo, loved the look, but the 20mm bracelet never felt balanced on my wrist



Seiko Shogun, bracelet didn't fit my 8" wrist, other then that, an out standing watch!



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Unsolicited suggestion:
If my ship came in today I'd spring for my fave diver.
The Zenton M45 w/Pepsi Bezel. Failing in that? Archimede
or Aquadiver. Yum Yum.

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So everyone here is going to recommend Seikos. They would be correct. However Seiko owns Orient. Check them out too.
If you wanted something else to look at: Orient Ray II or the Mako II, both of which will put you back a $200 or so

If you want to go a bit higher, the Orient Saturation Diver is supposedly an excellent watch.
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So everyone here is going to recommend Seikos. They would be correct. However Seiko owns Orient. Check them out too.
If you wanted something else to look at: Orient Ray II or the Mako II, both of which will put you back a $200 or so

If you want to go a bit higher, the Orient Saturation Diver is supposedly an excellent watch.
Orient uses all in-house movements as well, not Seiko movements. Just FYI. I own two, and both I really enjoy. I have, however, had issues with needing them serviced (I also bought them scratch and dent, so who knows if that was the issue). The service is easy, and they honor the warranty without issue. It takes several weeks, but that I don't see as an issue.

I would/will buy another Orient even given the above.
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what about an iconic vintage Seiko homage ... the 6105 8110
Athaya is a mirobrand, based in Indonesia if i'm not mistaken ... who produces a fab homage to the 8110 called the Lamafa, very competitive with the Helson 8110 homage, which is no longer available
the 8110 cushion case was the precursor to the modern SKX007 case, so it has a classic dive watch look
i put an Engineer bracelet on my Lamafa and i'm luvin it
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here's the Lamafa ...
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I would suggest a seiko. Robust movements I love em.
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Have a good look at Hamilton Watches. Much to choose from. Good name & quality. Great value per dollar. I now own five. No regrets. They get worn more than my Rolex Daytona & my Omega Planet Ocean combined. You really can't go wrong with a Hamilton.
Happy hunting!
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Seiko Sumo probably be top of the list.

Also consider Armida A1 or A Helson. Sharkdiver. Helson Turtle another great option.
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Baby Tuna limited edition
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Have a good look at Hamilton Watches. Much to choose from. Good name & quality. Great value per dollar. I now own five. No regrets. They get worn more than my Rolex Daytona & my Omega Planet Ocean combined. You really can't go wrong with a Hamilton.
Happy hunting!
YES!!!

Maybe checkout the Hamilton Seaviews and see what you think. To me, they sort of sit on the line between a diver and a dress watch. WR is "only" 100m, but that shouldn't hold you back, unless you planned on doing some serious scuba diving with it.

$750 on Amazon.

Otherwise, if you prefer a more straight-forward diver, I'd go Blumo.

Good luck!

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You should consider the Seiko SRP775. I have enclosed a great article to learn a little more about the watch:

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/lo...black-and-gold




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Is this topic still on ?
When will you buy the watch ?

Try an Orient Saturation diver and end this.
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YES!!!

Maybe checkout the Hamilton Seaviews and see what you think. To me, they sort of sit on the line between a diver and a dress watch. WR is "only" 100m, but that shouldn't hold you back, unless you planned on doing some serious scuba diving with it.

$750 on Amazon.

Otherwise, if you prefer a more straight-forward diver, I'd go Blumo.

Good luck!

Never saw that model before, it's a beauty!
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