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Recommend a dive watch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Cody_2ZZ, May 29, 2018.

  1. Cody_2ZZ

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    Hey all--as the title says, I'm looking for a dive watch. I'll be completing my PhD (English lit) in a few months, and I'd like to mark the occasion with a nice watch (or give the wife something to think about).

    My two stipulations: should be <$500 and between 37 and 40mm. My wrist is on the smaller side, around 6.5", so anything more than 40mm (though I know dive watches tend to be on the larger side) look big on me, depending on the lug-to-lug measurement. Just as a point of comparison, my daily driver is a 37mm Citizen field watch.

    So--what would you all suggest?
     
  2. TakeDeadAim

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    Without a doubt I would recommend a Marathon Watch, they make several dive watches from 36mm to 46mm. I have one of the JSAR (46mm) size which I have had for many years. I have used this watch as a daily and it has seen shock, water dust etc and keeps going. Very well made, they are search and rescue team watches for a number of governmental agencies world wide. Marathon is a Canadian company but the watches are Swiss made.
     
  3. Il Duce

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    Look into Seiko
     
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    Luminox with a yellow background for it's easy to see in water. G-Shock is my 2nd choice but take it from me don't press the buttons when it's wet.