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The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

Post by koimaster » July 30th 2014, 9:46am

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver was formally introduced at Baselworld back in 2013, where it won over crowds of journalists with a vintage inspired design just too simple to pass up. As difficult as it is to stand out in the vintage dive watch market, Maruice Lacroix seems to have struck a chord with the Pontos S Diver. Now that the watch has had a chance to settle into the market, we’ve decided to see just how well it’s held up by giving it a week on our wrist.

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Maurice Lacroix is no stranger to the sports watch category, having a robust line of over sized chronographs within the Pontos line perfectly content with living and dying with the trends. They have never been watches to garner much attention from the enthusiasts among us. Lacroix has gone to great lengths to change that perception, and though remnants of the old still linger, watches like the Pontos S Diver offer a promising glimpse at what we can expect moving forward.


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Post by conjurer » July 31st 2014, 8:33am

eddiea wrote:Expensive...


Yup. I'd rather go with a Seiko MM at half the price and use the difference to take the watch on vacation to Mexico.
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Post by bedlam » July 31st 2014, 8:37am

conjurer wrote:
eddiea wrote:Expensive...


Yup. I'd rather go with a Seiko MM at half the price and use the difference to take the watch on vacation to Mexico.


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Post by iwasbanned » July 31st 2014, 8:50am

As a non diver, I really like the looks of this watch. The price, no so much, especially because almost everything ML tanks on the secondary market.

At 2K used, I'd take this any day of the week and twice on Sunday over an MM300. Of course the MM300 kinda sucks as a watch when not in the water clinking and clanging all over the place with its poorly finished clasp and ill fitting end links and fingerprint magnet bezel.
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Post by conjurer » July 31st 2014, 8:53am

iwasbanned wrote:As a non diver, I really like the looks of this watch. The price, no so much, especially because almost everything ML tanks on the secondary market.

At 2K used, I'd take this any day of the week and twice on Sunday over an MM300. Of course the MM300 kinda sucks as a watch when not in the water clinking and clanging all over the place with its poorly finished clasp and ill fitting end links and fingerprint magnet bezel.


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Post by eddiea » September 27th 2014, 2:55am

iwasbanned wrote:As a non diver, I really like the looks of this watch. The price, no so much, especially because almost everything ML tanks on the secondary market.

At 2K used, I'd take this any day of the week and twice on Sunday over an MM300. Of course the MM300 kinda sucks as a watch when not in the water clinking and clanging all over the place with its poorly finished clasp and ill fitting end links and fingerprint magnet bezel.

The ML it is an appealing package/desk diver I agree, but with a subpart movement (for the price)....Sellitas is an adequate movt. but not wort it, not at that price point anyway.
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Post by 3Flushes » September 27th 2014, 7:40pm

eddiea wrote:
iwasbanned wrote:As a non diver, I really like the looks of this watch. The price, no so much, especially because almost everything ML tanks on the secondary market.

At 2K used, I'd take this any day of the week and twice on Sunday over an MM300. Of course the MM300 kinda sucks as a watch when not in the water clinking and clanging all over the place with its poorly finished clasp and ill fitting end links and fingerprint magnet bezel.

The ML it is an appealing package/desk diver I agree, but with a subpart movement (for the price)....Sellitas is an adequate movt. but not wort it, not at that price point anyway.

I don't think it's worth that price with the ETA, either. With the way everything gets reworked, I think I'd be ok with the SW in there, but wouldn't buy it with either movement without a very deep, WoW kind of a discount. The plates and the bridges are probably pretty solid, jewels is jewels, everything that would get replaced on the 2824-2 would get popped into the SW, springs and balances and whatnot.

I've seen these for about 2 G's'ish on steel (the bracelets have always been great) at a couple of gray sites, a pretty cool price for a something a little different. And there's just enough shiny stuff and whatnot; the innovative seals on the bezel knob that are operable underwater, (I think that's also true of the pushers on the chrono version) the requisite desk-jockey helium valve, lots of lume, interesting crowns; not for me. I think the chrono version is nicer looking, and although equally ridiculously priced, they sell the crap out of them and the chrono is a scarce find for a reasonable price at retail or pre-owned.

The prices will stabilize and the watches will hold their value with Maurice Lacroix's destined inveteracy. I could more than double on the ones I bought early, never sell them though, I'm sorry I ddin't buy lots more.
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Post by Mark1 » September 27th 2014, 7:48pm

One at WUS on leather for $1950. Nice looking watch but I would get something else for that money.

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