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Old 12-14-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Dive Watches(Spearboard Watch thread)

Im thinking of getting matching watches for our 33rd Wedding Anniversary.I want to get nice watches but still be able to dive and sail.I dont want to sound cheap but I would prefer to be at 2 grand for both if thats possible for a quality dress/dive watch.
Any brands that you folks love or hate?Also where to buy.I have till April to find them and put some money away.
Just a 411.I had a few Casio G Shocks that have been through hell at work laying block,plastering,etc and still functioned to 130ft with the alarm to get up the anchor line.Tough watch but I wont live through the next year if I get her a G Shock for 33 years of my antics

Pics of your watches would be cool too.We can call it the Spearboard Watch thread!
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Anyone have a citizen dive watch?I priced Omega and got sticker shock
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I have a Citizen Promaster with the Ecodrive and it has been an awesome watch. Not going to get you the oohs and aaaahs like some of those that go for stupid money, if that is what you are going for. But a very quality piece. I have worn out the band and the battery (which I replaced both myself). It is on the lower end of watches but they have some very nice looking stuff in the higher price points.

Of course I don't use it to dive with, I use my Shearwater Petrel.
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I have had a TAG heuer for many years. Bought one for wife at same time. Great watches, reliable, tough and accurate time pieces. Look at the Aquaracer; check Amazon. Fits your criteria for under a grand each and is high quality.
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I have had a TAG heuer for many years. Bought one for wife at same time. Great watches, reliable, tough and accurate time pieces. Look at the Aquaracer; check Amazon. Fits your criteria for under a grand each and is high quality.
Nice!Wife can be difficult with jewelry purchases so Ill have her pick.I have a cheap Invicta dive watch in stainless and gold with a blue face that works great after about 8 years.
I was going to get her a matching pistol but figured I wouldnt push it
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Wife didnt want another watch(got her a Hugo Boss last year)She wanted cowboy boots and some boot cut jeans from the Tack store down the road!
She is with her mother getting her cancer checkup in floridah.I bought her a used Lexus LS 430 with the luxury package with my sailboat moneyRides like a cloud compared to my dually.I think she will like the surprise.I hope.
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Oris makes beautiful dive watches for both men and women. Here is a link to Oris in Jomashop. They are an unauthorized reseller but have their own warranty. I have bought several $2k+ from them. The Aquis line is right in your price range and a great dive watch.
http://www.jomashop.com/oriswatches.html
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I get Emails from Jomashop on sales.My sailboat money is gone on the car so Ill probably do the G-Shock for me for now.
They have some good deals on Raybans too.
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I'm a Doxa guy

http://www.doxawatches.com/DOXA-SUB-collection.html
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZCAEqJBcKg

Watch on full screen and turn it up!Cant afford the watch,planes or girls
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Ordered a Citizen ecodrive dive watch.Its not a Rolex,Tudor or Omega but will(I hope)do what its made to do.
Jomas had them for $199.
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Ordered a Citizen ecodrive dive watch.Its not a Rolex,Tudor or Omega but will(I hope)do what its made to do.
Jomas had them for $199.
Glad to see you've come to your senses. Wife loves watches. I just don't get it. My 70's clock radio (flip card) still work great!

Jut bought a new Banax Kaigen electric reel and Garmin sounder though... I'm a selfish bastard.

http://www.banaxfishing.co.nz/banax_...kaigen1000.htm
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Glad to see you've come to your senses. Wife loves watches. I just don't get it. My 70's clock radio (flip card) still work great!

Jut bought a new Banax Kaigen electric reel and Garmin sounder though... I'm a selfish bastard.

http://www.banaxfishing.co.nz/banax_...kaigen1000.htm
Really wanted a titanium watch but the ones they had were really busy looking.I like the Rolex and Tudors look(Submariner) but when I see the price
Still saving for another sailboat so no expensive toys for a while.
Nice reel BTW!Neighbor had a 25 Dusky he used to fish for Tilefish using the electric reels.Evidently the older ones you had to manually stop and he got distracted.Stripped all the eyes off the rod!
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Really wanted a titanium watch but the ones they had were really busy looking.I like the Rolex and Tudors look(Submariner) but when I see the price
Still saving for another sailboat so no expensive toys for a while.
Nice reel BTW!Neighbor had a 25 Dusky he used to fish for Tilefish using the electric reels.Evidently the older ones you had to manually stop and he got distracted.Stripped all the eyes off the rod!
My direct-drive bandit ate up lots of stuff. If I wasn't careful, I'll bet it could have pulled the boat under...

I guess watches are like fine jewels. I've seen people offering to trade boats, planes, cars etc. for a Rolex piece. I lose too much small stuff... Hard to misplace a boat (or wife).

I've seen some good examples of sail-craft converted to trawler lately. The idea appeals... 60hp diesel, no rigging to mess with and a butt-load of room to play below.
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My buddies center cockpit 45ft sailboat had a 85 lehman.Cheap to run but wind is really cheap until uncle sam figures a way to tax it.
Im getting a trailerable sailboat.I can leave it at the local marina for the season and pull it out to go on vacation or sail other lakes.Typical Hunter 26 or 260 has 8-10 hp 4 stroke outboard.Cant get much cheaper than that.Everyone jokes about Jews being cheap but us Scotts are pretty frugal.
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