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Before all the Seikopaths show up, try a Deep Blue.
. At least that way most people will think you spent more than 50 dollars at the department store
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Lol. I resent that statement. I guess we should ask if you plan on diving with it, Chumley. I mean, I was gonna point you at Seiko anyway, but my Freestyle is rated for 200m, but I've only gone swimming with it. That's well under the $200 mark.
 

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Orient Mako comes to mind as well. Below $150 on Amazon.
 

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Before all the Seikopaths show up, try a Deep Blue.;) . At least that way most people will think you spent more than 50 dollars at the department store :p .


I know in jest, but most people have no idea what a deep blue is, (doesn't matter to me) and while this is over $200 (not by much), doesn't look like a $50 watch to me.




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Actually Stan has done pretty well making Deep Blue known ... and "most" people see the name Seiko and associate it with someplace like Macy's selling them for 50 - 150 bucks and always on "sale". We all know there is stigma associated with the name, especially outside of collector circles and with the general public. No reason not to be frank about the perception ... and not a knock on your watch at all.
 

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"REAL" dive watch under $200?

I don't take a knock on a watch. lol

My point is, maybe people wil perceive it at as inexpensive because they only know seiko as a department store brand, and that's fine. I agree on a certain level.

But no one outside these forums, besides people into watches that bought from shopnbc or reads watch magazines would have any idea about Deep Blue. Just like they wouldn't know Helson, Boschett, Lumtec and on and on.


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I'm not really concerned about what other people think about this one, it's purpose driven. I need a watch that is actually WR and not just advertised as such. I've found a Sea Ram on evilbay that has me tempted.
 

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Take a look at the Amphibia line from Vostok.



This is my modified 710 series Amphibia. The base watch can be had for less than $100; $200 will purchase the same bezel and bracelet as mine and give you a good amount of cash left over. They're rated for 660ft/200m and as reliable as Seiko.
 
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Gotta chime in here for Deep Blue!
I have several brands in my collection including Seiko, but favor DB.
 

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My DB MOP Sea Ram came in today along with the Wenger Sea Force I got the wife for her birthday. I got outbid today on another DB and right after, I get a text from the wife telling me not to get her a dive watch...turns out she was the one that outbid me for the other DB. When I unpackaged my DB, she was a little taken aback by the size, so I guess I have two Sea Rams now.
 

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Before all the Seikopaths show up, try a Deep Blue ;) . At least that way most people will think you spent more than 50 dollars at the department store :p .

Seikopaths, lol, love it!
 
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