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After seeing Alex's very nice digital watch collection...
Even though most are boxed away at the present time I've collected dive watches over
the years...
My favorite Joes were the divers... lol!
Anyhow here's a dive watch I wear on my wrist at the present time...

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Great looking watch Jim! bounce bounce bounce

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Nice watch Jim ..... I have an invicta..... I’m a bit of watch collector my self.... I will post a few when I get 5 minutes..

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Here you go Jim...  a few of my watches .... there’s about six  divers watches in there..


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I have a beautiful dive watch, but the damned thing is self-winding and if you don't wear it for even a single day it stops.
It's a bit too big and clunky for everyday wear, although the large size is fine for underwater vision.

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Rustygun wrote:
Here you go Jim...  a few of my watches .... there’s about six  divers watches in there..


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Very nice collection RustyGun! Wows some great watches! cheers

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Blondeactionman wrote:
Great looking watch Jim! bounce bounce bounce


Thanks Dal! Very Happy

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LeStryge wrote:
I have a beautiful dive watch, but the damned thing is self-winding and if you don't wear it for even a single day it stops.

What make and model is your automatic diver watch?
. . . . .

I'm wearing a Seiko SRP777 auto-winding diver watch right now:

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Seiko SRP777J1 when it was new – It has a lot more "battle scars" on it now!

Most of my "daily wear" watches have been diver-style watches over the years, usually quartz (battery) and more recently, automatic (self-winding mechanical). Having grown up in the era when The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau was a television staple, and still wanting to grow up to be like Carter Primus, I've always liked the vicarious feeling of adventure that comes with wearing a dive style watch.

In the past few years I became interested in the world of #watchstagram, wristwatch photography on Instagram. The #wis #watchesofinstagram community online is quite large and active, and off and on with varying levels of enthusiasm I participated in the wristwatch hobby, buying, selling, and posting pictures of my wristwatches. Then my interest would fade and I'd sell off most of what I had accumulated, only to start the process over again.

I've owned a number of Invicta automatic dive watches during this time. The Invicta Pro Diver no. 23678 was my favorite of the Invictas because of the classic "old school" appearance; plus, it was the most accurate of any self-winding mechanical watch I've owned. I regret having sold this one:

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch5
Invicta Pro Diver Automatic 23678 – No longer part of the collection

I eventually ended up with so many inexpensive wristwatches that I got tired of the foolishness and sold off most of them. I have a few too-worthless-to-sell quartz analogue watches left, and a few nicer watches that I regularly wear, including:

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Seiko SRPA21J1 Automatic

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Luminox "Scott Cassell" Quartz

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch4
Casio G-Shock DWM5610


A contributing reason to my overall interest in wristwatches having ebbed has been the attitude of the online watch collecting hobbyists regarding the definition of "affordable." To me, an "affordable" wristwatch is a sub-$100 wristwatch. Realistically, a sub-$50 Timex or equivalent. A watch in the "low hundreds" is getting out of the "cheap 'beater' watch" territory, at least for me. When the "watch guys" online started referring to the most recent Seiko dive watch, the SPB151, retailing at $1300, as "an affordable entry level watch," I decided it was time for me to exit the hobby.

For now, I'm okay with the watches I have. Maybe one of these days, if a lottery ticket or a slot machine pays off, I'll splurge on a Doxa dive watch. Because, y'know, Cousteau and Primus.

Rustygun, I see some nice Breitling automatics in that box! You are prodding the embers of my watch envy with that pic!

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Nice watches!

I'm out of it, but I always wanted an orange Doxa dive watch because...Clive Cussler...


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gibri wrote:
... but I always wanted an orange Doxa dive watch because...Clive Cussler...

Exactly! cheers

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SCU_HQ wrote:
LeStryge wrote:
I have a beautiful dive watch, but the damned thing is self-winding and if you don't wear it for even a single day it stops.

What make and model is your automatic diver watch?
. . . . .

I'm wearing a Seiko SRP777 auto-winding diver watch right now:

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch1
Seiko SRP777J1 when it was new – It has a lot more "battle scars" on it now!

Most of my "daily wear" watches have been diver-style watches over the years, usually quartz (battery) and more recently, automatic (self-winding mechanical). Having grown up in the era when The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau was a television staple, and still wanting to grow up to be like Carter Primus, I've always liked the vicarious feeling of adventure that comes with wearing a dive style watch.

In the past few years I became interested in the world of #watchstagram, wristwatch photography on Instagram. The #wis #watchesofinstagram community online is quite large and active, and off and on with varying levels of enthusiasm I participated in the wristwatch hobby, buying, selling, and posting pictures of my wristwatches. Then my interest would fade and I'd sell off most of what I had accumulated, only to start the process over again.

I've owned a number of Invicta automatic dive watches during this time. The Invicta Pro Diver no. 23678 was my favorite of the Invictas because of the classic "old school" appearance; plus, it was the most accurate of any self-winding mechanical watch I've owned. I regret having sold this one:

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch5
Invicta Pro Diver Automatic 23678 – No longer part of the collection

I eventually ended up with so many inexpensive wristwatches that I got tired of the foolishness and sold off most of them. I have a few too-worthless-to-sell quartz analogue watches left, and a few nicer watches that I regularly wear, including:

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch2
Seiko SRPA21J1 Automatic

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch3
Luminox "Scott Cassell" Quartz

My favorites as a child led me to collect these type watches... Watch4
Casio G-Shock DWM5610


A contributing reason to my overall interest in wristwatches having ebbed has been the attitude of the online watch collecting hobbyists regarding the definition of "affordable." To me, an "affordable" wristwatch is a sub-$100 wristwatch. Realistically, a sub-$50 Timex or equivalent. A watch in the "low hundreds" is getting out of the "cheap 'beater' watch" territory, at least for me. When the "watch guys" online started referring to the most recent Seiko dive watch, the SPB151, retailing at $1300, as "an affordable entry level watch," I decided it was time for me to exit the hobby.

For now, I'm okay with the watches I have. Maybe one of these days, if a lottery ticket or a slot machine pays off, I'll splurge on a Doxa dive watch. Because, y'know, Cousteau and Primus.

Rustygun, I see some nice Breitling automatics in that box! You are prodding the embers of my watch envy with that pic!


Some nice watches there ..
I bought the super ocean second hand ..although a lovely watch , I found it a bit small, ( my wife wears it now)
So I saved up and bought the avenger sea wolf , which is an excellent watch , quite a bit larger , and is the heaviest watch I have owned , you really know it’s on your wrist ,  it has a ridiculous depth 3000m.  ... although the deepest it has been is the bottom of my Bath... lol!

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Rustygun wrote:

 it has a ridiculous depth 3000m.  ... although the deepest it has been is the bottom of my Bath... lol!

Well considering that the very deepest a human can dive all rigged out with an atmospheric suit and special gas is around 610 metres, who the hell's wrist is that watch going to be on at 3000 metres?
Maybe one of the passengers in the process of going down on the "Titanic" could have need of a quick glance at the time ?  scratch

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Wow they is a awful lot of watches being shown.

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Prof Gangrene Fan wrote:
Wow they is a awful lot of watches being shown.

Yeah! You really started something by posting your MAM watches, Alex!

Here are a couple more I still have that merit mention:

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Alpha Military Universal Time Mechanical Automatic with 24-hour Dial

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Vostok Komandirskie hand-wind mechanical

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I like both of them ..very nice..

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WOW! The world of watches! cheers cheers cheers
Enjoyed looking at all these watches! Very Happy

I remember back in the 70's Clinton made a dive watch..They were so
sure it was waterproof it was shipped in water..lol

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Novel selling point....were the watches any good..?

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Rustygun wrote:
Novel selling point....were the watches any good..?

Yes that certain Clinton watch seemed to be a real good one... Very Happy

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