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Hey all,

Could you please help with your suggestions for a dive / pilot watch with minimal / no marking rotating bezel?

I'd like something smart-ish with the convenience of a bezel for timing things but without the sporting look, so it's a little under the radar, if that makes sense!

Similar in design to the Breitling Superocean Heritage.

Date complication and budget £1000

Thanks in advance

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For dress I'd like my Rolex Blusey. No issue for me. It's a nice watch and I've no dress functions that require me to stick with 1950s conventions.

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The Orion Calamity is somewhat close to "dress diver" if such thing exists :p

It DOES have 15 / 30 / 45 on the bezel, but it is fairly clean looking, and most importantly, is fairly thin. (less than 12mm thick). It has a curved sapphire caseback and wears incredibly thin.

Pretty much fits in your budget as well.

EDIT: Date versions exist

 

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What about the Sinn 104 St Sa?
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I am looking at this in the next couple of weeks when the shop confirms it's in. I really cannot wait to see it in the flesh, so much so I even made a list of reason why it might be my gada watch...
  • Sapphire front and back both with AR.
  • Screw down crown
  • Micro crown guards
  • Resistant to; water (200m), shock, magnetism and low-pressure.
  • Sellita is easily serviceable.
  • Sinn decorated and regulated with claimed improved power reserve and operating within COSC accuracy.
  • 20mm lugs
  • Sinn H-Link or Fine-link bracelets
  • Day / Date
  • Countdown bezel
  • White face softens the sporty asthetic
  • Beautiful partnership of German precision engineering and Swiss watch making

Is it just me or do us watch nerds really do have a problem...
 
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You probably want some type of super compressor for minimal bezel presence. My suggestion would be the Longines Legend Diver, but unless you can find a great deal on pre-owned, it would be over your budget. Perfectly usable as a dress watch on mesh and casually on leather.

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First, this is a Japanese Watch suggestion, not German or Swiss. What about a modded Seiko Turtle SRP777, or a Seiko SKX, with a modded bezel insert? Can’t find what you want at that price, build or modify a Watch and make it your style? Vance.
 

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I am looking at this in the next couple of weeks when the shop confirms it's in. I really cannot wait to see it in the flesh, so much so I even made a list of reason why it might be my gada watch...
  • Sapphire front and back both with AR.
  • Screw down crown
  • Micro crown guards
  • Resistant to; water (200m), shock, magnetism and low-pressure.
  • Sellita is easily serviceable.
  • Sinn decorated and regulated with claimed improved power reserve and operating within COSC accuracy.
  • 20mm lugs
  • Sinn H-Link or Fine-link bracelets
  • Day / Date
  • Countdown bezel
  • White face softens the sporty asthetic
  • Beautiful partnership of German precision engineering and Swiss watch making

Is it just me or do us watch nerds really do have a problem...
You're moving your goalposts. But tastes evolve. They are your goalposts after all. We understand.
 

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Uhm... I guess the closest would be a compressor style diver, like the Lorier Hydra:
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Now, personally, I've been looking for a sports/dress watch with a subtle rotating bezel for a while, something like this (but this one doesn't rotate, sadly):
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But it doesn't seem to exist. So a super compressor is the closest you can get to a "dress diver".
 

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I am looking at this in the next couple of weeks when the shop confirms it's in. I really cannot wait to see it in the flesh, so much so I even made a list of reason why it might be my gada watch...
  • Sapphire front and back both with AR.
  • Screw down crown
  • Micro crown guards
  • Resistant to; water (200m), shock, magnetism and low-pressure.
  • Sellita is easily serviceable.
  • Sinn decorated and regulated with claimed improved power reserve and operating within COSC accuracy.
  • 20mm lugs
  • Sinn H-Link or Fine-link bracelets
  • Day / Date
  • Countdown bezel
  • White face softens the sporty asthetic
  • Beautiful partnership of German precision engineering and Swiss watch making

Is it just me or do us watch nerds really do have a problem...
We may be a little off kilter; honestly, we're just a just a pinch more passionate about our watches than the average joe, that's all. I like your Sinn a lot. I had the Sinn Arktis 203 (blue dial) and it was incredibly accurate. I still miss that piece.
 
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