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My watch collection currently consists of 8 black, 5 blue, 5 white/cream, and 1 orange dial. I think I need green or grey. Slim pickings though, from what I can find so I am opening up to suggestions. Here are my requirements



  • size sweet spot is 40mm. I have worn down to 38 and up to 44 depending on the watch but greatly prefer the 40mm size.
  • Grey not silver. Green would need to be dark, no bright lime greens
  • auto or quartz, doesn't matter
  • bracelet preferred but not required
  • prefer no chronos but would do a very clean dial chrono
  • Diver is OK but divers dominate my collection so something else would be great
  • Seiko also has a strong presence so alternate brands would be appreciated
  • budget is $400ish and I dont mind used

Some examples that I like and are already on my list. Some good watches but none are hitting me like "boom, yeah!".

Seiko Alpinist (but I have Seikos)
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Certina DS Poduim grey (very similar to my hamilton IMO)
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Scurfa Bell Diver (no bracelet)
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Deep Blue Nato (no bracelet and kinda big)
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Certina DS1 Titanuim (pricey)
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Alpinist is fantastic, but make sure you have a good 20mm strap to swap the original with!


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Yeah, I have read the original is pretty much garbage. A tempting choice is to hunt good second hand prices and possibly score a Deep Blue AND an Alpinist. But I have a SARB033 and an SKX007, which the Deep Blue has a strong resemblance too. the new territory of the Scurfa or Certina brand is very intriguing. I have never had either. Oh and the Baltic Shield is a possibility too, just tough to find the grey.
 

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I cannot resist making this somewhat snarky suggestion: search on Timex Expedition green. Well below $100, all are quartz. I wear one most weekends, with a stainless bracelet I got for it.


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I cannot resist making this somewhat snarky suggestion: search on Timex Expedition green. Well below $100, all are quartz. I wear one most weekends, with a stainless bracelet I got for it.


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I have a Timex Expedition Scout in blue and a Timex Expedition Metal Field that get their share of wear. Good watches for sure but not what I am looking for.
 

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Hamilton Khaki field mechanical. Comes on a leatherbacked canvas strap but you can order the bracelet for that model from Hamilton. It's 38 millimeters but actually wears larger, I have a 7.5 inch wrist and it does not look small to me. It is a hand winder and it also has drilled lugs which makes it convenient for switching straps quickly.
 

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It's a diver, sub homage at that... But what about the Steinhart OVM2?




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That one comes and goes from my list. I generally dont like such direct homages but I will NEVER be able to afford the original so that one bothers me a little less. I love the looks and have read the quality is definitely there. The other thing missing from my collection is a GMT and I have also considered the Ocean Vintage GMT.
 

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Hamilton Khaki field mechanical. Comes on a leatherbacked canvas strap but you can order the bracelet for that model from Hamilton. It's 38 millimeters but actually wears larger, I have a 7.5 inch wrist and it does not look small to me. It is a hand winder and it also has drilled lugs which makes it convenient for switching straps quickly.
very nice watch but I have a black hamilton field auto now. It does wear larger. I ordered the 42mm and should have gone with the 38. Still love it.
 

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That one comes and goes from my list. I generally dont like such direct homages but I will NEVER be able to afford the original so that one bothers me a little less. I love the looks and have read the quality is definitely there. The other thing missing from my collection is a GMT and I have also considered the Ocean Vintage GMT.
I'm literally so far from ever owning a Rolex, that the homage factor doesn't bother me one bit. Couple that with very very very few original 5517's being built anyway and this starts making even more sense.


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I'm literally so far from ever owning a Rolex, that the homage factor doesn't bother me one bit. Couple that with very very very few original 5517's being built anyway and this starts making even more sense.


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My logic precisely.
 

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On the green side, what about something vintage? I used to own a couple of Soviet-era Vostok Amphibians. Sure they're divers, but they're very different from the standard divers most folks have.

These prices are certainly on the high side, but Amil (who's a forum member here, selling with his wife/partner as asap31 on ebay) may be willing to negotiate.
vostok. wostok, vostok. восток 848 | eBay



wostok vostok amphibian wostok 3561 | eBay



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