You beat me to it re: Korsbek. Perfect for a fanatical diver. These are tremendously good watches. Superb quality and both of mine have accuracy of <+1 second. Crazy good watches.For the money, I would say a Korsbek. It is 45mm wide, 54mm lug end-to-lug end, and 17mm tall. It is a huge watch, and a very well made watch. The next large diver I could suggest is the Omega Planet Ocean XL, it may be a bit over your $1500.00 budget, but you might be able to find one on a rubber strap used for around your price. The PO comes in at 45.5mm wide and wears allot larger! Good luck on your search!
Yes excellent accuracy, and Swiss adjusted movement. But it may just be us West Coast boys that like Korsbek!You beat me to it re: Korsbek. Perfect for a fanatical diver. These are tremendously good watches. Superb quality and both of mine have accuracy of <+1 second. Crazy good watches.
This is now the second time I've come across a post that says the 4000T is a 47 mm watch, but I just don't see how they come up with that number. On Doxa's web site it says 44.7 mm in one place but then another says 47 mm including the crown protection and 44 mm without the protection. It also says that the bezel diameter is 40.8 mm and the lug to lug is 48 mm. Certainly doesn't seem like it meets the OP's size requirement, and seems smaller than the 5000 as well...If Doxa still is honoring the $1890 presale price for the 4000T nodecomp bezel (and my understanding was that they would until the sapphire bezel model was available), you couldn't do better for a quality, large-frame watch (at 47mm). And it is closer to your budget than the Omega PO XL.