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Do I need a diver?

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Do I need a diver?

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The only dive watch I own is the fabulous Atoll shark white trident 300. The Aquis 39.5 mint green is also a wonderful watch but is in sales corner waiting for a new home. The white shark is the best dive watch I’ve ever come across looks-wise but my watches are having to work harder now to justify their box space :lol:

The poll is simple - do you think I need a diver in my collection or not?

Any thoughts will be gratefully received - about my wrist in particular or whether anyone needs a dive watch after all. Perhaps I should own a black/black diver because all watchies love a good black/black diver?

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You will know how I voted, the bigger question is the need to ask :shock:
Of course you need a diver Lindsey :D
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For when I’m diving? :problem:
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Ok....so we need a aviator when we are go flying/ Explorer type when we go exploring/dress watch when we go to the ball/ gmt when we travel the world etc....to be honest we don’t really need anything other then a cheap quartz 3 hander to tell the time or your phone :lol: :escape:
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Re: Do I need a diver?

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You asked two different questions:

1) Do you need a diver?
I would say if you're not a diver, the answer is definitely no. even if you are a diver, the answer is no (dive computers etc...).


2) Do you need a diver in your collection?
In this scenario you are a collector, not a diver (maybe both? but collector is the driving word here). Personally I'd say a solid collection needs a diver. Which is why I voted yes :D
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All the watches you seem to have bonded best with recently have not been divers. So no, you don’t need a diver.

You always seem to be attracted to the colours or design aspects of the dive watches you buy so why restrict your watch searches to specific types of watches.

Yes if you want a bright orange watch, the best watch for you might be bright orange dive watch, but if it isn’t, don’t worry about it.
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Re: Do I need a diver?

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It's already been said, really.

There are only 2 types of people who need a diver's watch: 1) divers, 2) watch people.
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atnits wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:23 pm It's already been said, really.

There are only 2 types of people who need a diver's watch: 1) divers, 2) watch people.
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I think you just said in the fewest words what I really think. Bonus point for you :D
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

1. Do you intend to scuba dive? If so it would be jolly useful.

2. Do you intend to surface swim in your local pool or the Firth of Forth? If so, a watch with good WR would be fine, but so would a diver.

But is it really about need? I'm probably not taking a GMT to GMT+2 land at Christmas. I don't need it. I like GMTs, but it's a vanity. I don't have to justify them.

I think it's much more about want, and I get the impression you WANT a diver. If so, get one. You don't have to justify it (not to me at any rate).

PS. I voted no, taking your question at face value. If you are indeed a scuba diver, accept my apologies.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:30 pm I think it's much more about want, and I get the impression you WANT a diver. If so, get one. You don't have to justify it (not to me at any rate).
Yes, of course it’s a want thing. But want / need curiously overlap a bit in my mind. I consider myself a watchie after ten years of practice, and so it’s not just *my* want we’re talking about. Not just *my* opinion that counts. I’m well assimilated into the collective hive mind, so time to time it’s good to check in with what the hive mind thinks…

Said tongue in cheek of course. I mean slightly - but not entirely :D :thumbup:
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From a pragmatic viewpoint I voted no, simple.

But really every watchie needs a diver. Life without a bezel click is somewhat underwhelming

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Post by gwells »

do you want a diver? then yes.

do you need one even if you don't want one? nope.

i don't have a single chronograph in my 20 something watch collection. don't feel like it's a missing piece. collections are personal and should reflect who you are, not who other people are.
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Re: Do I need a diver?

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gwells wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:52 pm i don't have a single chronograph in my 20 something watch collection. don't feel like it's a missing piece. collections are personal and should reflect who you are, not who other people are.
That’s a good point. I don’t want need or even quite fancy having a chronograph in my collection. I don’t want or need ten divers. But I do think I like divers enough to have one - even in a collection that’s getting smaller :thumbup:
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Of course I voted yes. If you asked for myself I would say three or four :lol:

As an aside, I had two UDT divers in a class I was teaching this summer. Coincidentally they didn't know each other but they knew people in common. They said that they rarely used computers because the algorithms that are commercially available are far too conservative for military use and often they were diving in conditions where the computers were useless. One of the gents said that he had to remove ordinance once from a plane that crashed in an alpine lake located at 10,000 feet. There were aspects of the dive that were classified so he couldn't get into specifics but he said a computer wouldn't help. So, I think the old saw that no one needs a dive watch should be amended to no recreational diver needs a dive watch :lol:
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Re: Do I need a diver?

Post by Baser »

Voted no, sorry.

I bought a Super Compressor when I went on an unexpected diving holiday earlier this year and I have to say it gets the least amount of wrist time out of my CW watches now I am home.

Lots of love for the C65 trident GMT in the Pepsi / Panam colours and will try and pick one up at some point. Does it cross the aviation and dive watch divide?

Only you know what fits with your collection, the Shark Atoll is a stunning piece BTW, impeccable tastes as always!!!
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