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I'm asking you folks because I trust your judgement as Omgea owners. I have the Seamaster GMT. It was a huge purchase for a poor collector. I have managed to save up about 700.00 over the last year.

Now its burning a hole in my poket for another watch(s). I wanted to get something nice but to replace the Seamaster from my daily abuse when doing abusive work. I bought a Tag F1 chrono...took it back after it quit within 48 hrs. Tag did not make a good impression on me as you people said...so I was wrong and you all were right. :blush:

Now what?...It needs to be 200m and I like dive watches, no chronographs, too busy for my taste. An serious suggestions? I doubt I could save enough for another Seamaster anytime soon and then I would still not want to beat it up either, but I may. I do like an automatic and the bracelet over a strap.

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Bczolone: If you are looking digital, Casio has some really good watches, well under your budget that meets your specifications.

If you are looking for something similiar to what you have, Diver88 can help. He has a very nice Seiko, and that model is still available I beleive that is also under your budget. He can chime in when he sees this, or you can send him a PM. Just give him a bit, as the Admins are still busy getting this board up.
 

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Thanks Time

Now I wouldn't want folk to think I'm spending my time talking when I should be tending to the woodwork, painting and well, you know, the usual processes associated with moving house :biggrin::biggrin:


Well Mr BCZ

I think you could certainly look at Casio any good value Japanese brand like Seiko or Citizen. As Time says, our amigo Mr Terry Diver is well-versed in this field being an owner of both brands and indeed given to undersea adventures :thumbup::thumbup:


He'll be along sometime no doubt but I'm sure other members will be happy to help out as well.


Enjoy your weekend pals


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What about a Tissot?

They make excellent watches and the prices are excellent as well..:thumbup:
 

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Mr BCZ

Perhaps we need to ask you what you had in mind as a budget and indeed what you wouldn't mind putting in harm's way ;)

I have to say that like you the thought of risking an Omega is shocking in the extreme:eek:


Be well now


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:) hey there Mr Bc,

If you need a good solid timekeeper that is dive styled and diver ready I have two choices, well probably just one. Seiko makes a very nice automatic that from my experience is almost bulletproof and does not cost an arm and a leg. (under $500) actually one like mine is around $250 although 10 years ago I think mine was out the door somewhere over $300... the 200m rated divers are real divers, mine feeling almost exactly on the wrist like a Sea-Dweller.... kind of watch you know is there. the watch FEELS like a substantial, expensive watch on the wrist.. I'm big on feel.
so if I needed a daily wearer that was 200m rated and wanted a good solid watch, I would look toward Seiko divers with bracelets. it seems like you are getting the watch at less than half of what they should cost.

like Mr G.J. suggested, Tissot, and Oris are very nice watches with wonderful reputations, I just have no first hand experience with either.

maybe some folks can add more,

anything else you need to know ..just ask, good luck

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Thanks guys. I'm going to be doing some searching, but what seiko in particular to you reccomend? I found the Tissot Seastar 1000 auto for 400-shipped, but I heard their lume isn't so good...I may end up biding my time and anothe omega will come along...ha ha right...my wife would- well lets just say I hope its warm out.
 

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:) well Mr Bc,

if its Lume you want, then Seiko has plenty of that. the Lumibrite product they use is very good.

mine is the SKX series, SKX175, there is the alternate SKX173, and the Monster line is nice. there is a step up to another line (300m maybe) but not familiar with the numbers, about $500 I think. that one Boskoe has and speaks very well of it.

something I have thought of, buying a pre-loved Quartz Bond (Omega).
at one time you could find a nice one for under $1000, I've seen them for $800 but passed them by. might just make a nice everyday watch and its an Omega....

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That's a great suggestion Terry.

Pre-loved quartz Omegas also extend to the black dial SMP 300M.

Which colour dial GMT do you have Mr BCZ?


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Mr. BCZ: Any ideas on what you may get? Any other questions? Oh, BTW, our services are free; but, you have to purchase pictures and tell us why you bought which watch! ;)

 

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I have the white GMT...I posted pics before, but I guess on the old site. I have an older Seiko Diver Auto...they call the pepsi version(?)...and a newer quartz seiko diver. the old one has very little lume left but the newer one is excellent its about 5 years old and I paid 276.oo at Costco..good watch but really beat up now. The band was tricky too, it has sleeves, but it gave me the confidence and ability to make a tools to change the links which were almost the same on my GMT Seamaster...so it helped because the Seamaster was a breeze to adjust. Right now I might sit on the money and try to calm down and wait and see what catches my eye in the next few months, that way I'll have time to aquire more money...if I sell my sisters truck I get 10%!!!- that'll give me enough to easily go buy another new Omega!
 

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Just for the record I have a Tag Heuer 1000 dive watch (quartz) that I,ve had for 20 years and has never given even the slightest hint of a problem. Your Tag unfortunately must have been a lemon. They make good watches. Price I paid back then was $450 at Macy's. Maybe I could I have gotten it cheaper but I'm not complaining.
 

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The problem is that you're getting into the price range where you might not want to subject your new watch to too much abuse. :) If you get another Omega, are you going to want to baby it too?

If I wanted a nice everyday dive watch that I'd expect to get a little beaten up, I'd consider the Seiko Sumo. The 6R15 movement hacks and handwinds, which puts it ahead of the movement in the lower-end Seiko lineup.

(If I really expected it to get it's butt kicked, as in destroyed in a year or two, there's the Monster and the Orient Blue Mako.)

On the other hand, you're dangerously close to the budget for a nice Oris TT1, which is a very sharp-looking diver...
 

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Thanks guys. I'm going to be doing some searching, but what seiko in particular to you reccomend? I found the Tissot Seastar 1000 auto for 400-shipped, but I heard their lume isn't so good...I may end up biding my time and anothe omega will come along...ha ha right...my wife would- well lets just say I hope its warm out.
I have always liked Seiko, particularly their domestic market releases. You typically have to order them from Japan, but you end up with something not everyone has and a very good value as well. Here is a video of my current favorite, the Seiko Prospex Diver 200M SBDC003, a.k.a. the Seiko Sumo, that offers incredible fit and finish for the money, is automatic, and is quite large, so it won't feel like a huge step down from what you have been wearing. This is not your typical Seiko diver, and is much closer to the Marine Master in quality. It runs about $500.00 at current exchange rates and is available with Blue, Black, or Orange dials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqrDeCd2k90

 

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WOW! Who dredged this up?

It amazing to go back and read this post because I have bought and sold a few watches since then and even bought another Seamaster...lol.

I don't even remember what I ended up with???
 

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Dear Sir, I saw a Swiss Army diver with a bracelet that was rated at 500 meters. It comes with an Eta 2892-A2 (I believe this is the right # or very close at least).This is supposed to be a A number one movement and is used in the Omega SMP #1120. Now check this out ,the price was under $500 with sapphire crystals front and back.
 
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