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attempt to explain why dive watches are popular

Post by koimaster » August 14th 2022, 11:48pm

Weekend Contemplation: Why Is Everyone Always Wearing A Rolex Submariner? Or Any Diver’s Watch, For That Matter?
An attempt to explain why dive watches are oh-so popular
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You’re probably right, I might have overdone it a bit with the title here. But isn’t a dive watch the most common choice when starting a watch collection? And isn’t it the kind of watch that most enthusiasts frequently wear? My answer to both of those questions is an emphatic “yes”. But why? Especially in today’s world where most of us are full-time desk divers, we don’t need such water-resistant and capable watches. But still, we wear a lot of dive watches, especially as our everyday pieces. Let’s take a look at a few plausible explanations behind the popularity of this genre.

Actually, my first serious mechanical timepiece wasn’t a dive watch. It was the Oris Art Blakey, which is more of a dress watch. But soon after I got it, I knew that I had to get a dive watch next. And right now, it’s the biggest category within my collection. But I’m certainly not taking them scuba diving. So, again, why? Well, like with many things in this hobby, I guess it’s not completely rational. But I can think of a few reasons why I’m so attracted to them. Let me explain, and we’ll see if they resonate with you at all. I’ll start with the history.

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Post by jason_recliner » August 15th 2022, 2:15pm

Actually I reckon it's because of the Sub. Lots of men want a Sub but don't want / can't afford to spend the cash on one so they buy a black faced watch with a black rotating bezel. Not so much the watch enthusiasts but watch buyers more generally.
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Post by codguy » August 15th 2022, 3:44pm

jason_recliner wrote:
August 15th 2022, 2:15pm
Lots of men want a Sub but can't afford to spend the cash on one so they buy a black faced watch with a black rotating bezel.
Yep eye am 1 of those guys,cant afford a submarine,but like the black moving bezel,Sumday Eyel own 1 of these if my preciseaus aluminum can collection paise me dividends

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Post by smellody » August 15th 2022, 10:32pm

codguy wrote:
August 15th 2022, 3:44pm
jason_recliner wrote:
August 15th 2022, 2:15pm
Lots of men want a Sub but can't afford to spend the cash on one so they buy a black faced watch with a black rotating bezel.
Yep eye am 1 of those guys,cant afford a submarine,but like the black moving bezel,Sumday Eyel own 1 of these if my preciseaus aluminum can collection paise me dividends

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That one is nice, but chicks dig big dive watches. I have one I'll trade you for that little one.
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Re: attempt to explain why dive watches are popular

Post by conjurer » August 15th 2022, 10:42pm

Broads like Men of Action. Therefore, they want a guy who A) knows their feelings and be communicative, and B) guys who can dive to 300 meters and set a dynamite charge to blow commie agents the Fuck Up.

Since the whole communication thing is a royal pain in the fucking ass, most guys will default to B. And you can't dive to 300 meters and set a dynamite charge to blow commie agents the Fuck Up with an Apple wartche.

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Re: attempt to explain why dive watches are popular

Post by smellody » August 15th 2022, 10:46pm

conjurer wrote:
August 15th 2022, 10:42pm
Broads like Men of Action. Therefore, they want a guy who A) knows their feelings and be communicative, and B) guys who can dive to 300 meters and set a dynamite charge to blow commie agents the Fuck Up.

Since the whole communication thing is a royal pain in the fucking ass, most guys will default to B. And you can't dive to 300 meters and set a dynamite charge to blow commie agents the Fuck Up with an Apple wartche.

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