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    My 3 Favourite Dive watches regardless of cost.

    I love these 3 and they so different looks size and price.
    To be honest the price or rarity or make has no standing on my decision.

    Rotary Aquaplunge because it's so easy to wear and never gets in the way.
    The dial is perfect and it's only 36mm.

    Rolex 5513 I just feel like Steve McQueen well apart from the beer gut and lack of sex appeal.
    it is my iconic watch but I get worried wearing it especially on Holiday.
    ohhh it looks mint on a nato!

    My newest the baby tuna, poor mans Tuna, tuna splat etc.
    It's the tuna that fits me perfectly, it's fun, its quality especially after fitting a yobokies shroud the plastic one cheapends it.
    This is now my official holiday watch.

    can you guys post your favourites and why.

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    That Rotary is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

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    Yep the Rotary is the real winner there, love that model!

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    All those work for me - hitherto unfamiliar with the Rotary

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    Likewise on the tuna ...

    however, I couldn't help but feel a domed crystal would improve it... so I had mine modded ...





    The domed crystal makes it feel more like a "real" Tuna.
    It's the watch Seiko should have made (IMHO).

    Makes an ideal beater - grab & go quartz convenience ...
    - & solar powered too - so fewer battery/capacitor changes (hopefully).
    ...my go to holiday watch too.

    z

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    Three excellent watches. The Rotary holds itís own against the Rolex.
    Like the Tina too. Agree that the domed crystal adds that little bit extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Likewise on the tuna ...

    however, I couldn't help but feel a domed crystal would improve it... so I had mine modded ...





    The domed crystal makes it feel more like a "real" Tuna.
    It's the watch Seiko should have made (IMHO).

    Makes an ideal beater - grab & go quartz convenience ...
    - & solar powered too - so fewer battery/capacitor changes (hopefully).
    ...my go to holiday watch too.

    z
    Looking good where did your source it? Have you got a side profile picture?

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    Do those Tunas seconds hands hit the markers? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post
    Looking good where did your source it? Have you got a side profile picture?
    Paul at Tempus watch mods sourced & fitted it.
    More info & Paul’s side profile pics in this thread :
    Domed Crystal for Solar PADI Tuna - SNE499P1

    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Do those Tunas seconds hands hit the markers? Thanks
    Mine hits the markers

    z
    Last edited by zelig; 9th June 2019 at 15:21.

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    Thank you Zelig, I've always been tempted by one, especially with the metal shroud mod.

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    A good idea for a thread . Hereís mine.
    A Baby PLO , An Orange Monster 2nd Gen and a Great White ( if anyone says the Great White canít count Iíll replace with a 2254.50






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    That Rotary just makes what has happened to the brand in recent times all the more sickening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Paul at Tempus watch mods sourced & fitted it.
    More info & Paul’s side profile pics in this thread :
    Domed Crystal for Solar PADI Tuna - SNE499P1



    Mine hits the markers

    z
    Thank you for the info Zelig I’ve contacted Paul.

    I’ve just purchased a dark blue isofrane strap too, I can’t wait to get it all ready for my Jollies.

    I took my 5513 away last year I was terrified wearing it.
    it’s survived 38 year with original Lume and ghost bezel I think I’m pushing it too far...

    The Tuna solar is going to be my tough fun jollies watch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post

    Iíve just purchased a dark blue isofrane strap too, I canít wait to get it all ready for my Jollies.
    Sounds good - Iíd be interested to see some pics on the blue isofrane

    z

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    That Rotary is gorgeous, what an absolute cracker.
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    Can't disagree with the PADI Tuna. One of my favorites too.

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    Yes that Rotarys a bit special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post
    ...fitting a yobokies shroud...
    What a great idea! I hadn't heard of it. Looks good, too. Is the shroud easy to install yourself? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    What a great idea! I hadn't heard of it. Looks good, too. Is the shroud easy to install yourself? Thanks.
    Very easy to install, just remove the 3 screws, slide off the old shroud, slide on the new one then re-insert the screws (think it's a 1.5mm hex key).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post


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    What strap is that ?

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    Nice pick in the Rotary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    What strap is that ?
    Itís a 35 year old NATO strap that I got on a 1983 CWC diver watch stupidly I sold the watch!

    Itís my favourite NATO sadly I canít find another Iíve got a couple of 1990ís 18mm NATO made by Phoenix that are far nicer than the modern release ones.

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    That Rotary is superb, Railmaster style arabic dial, date, big arrow hand AND 36mm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    What strap is that ?
    Here you go Matt original NATO one 18mm the other 20mm as worn on my Sub.

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    Got this last night,never heard the name before........"Super Barrett".I think it will suit a tropic strap tbh.

    Rather like the Zodiac Seawolf and one of the Luxors.

    Anyone know anything about the brand?.

    Last edited by P9CLY; 10th June 2019 at 21:13.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Sounds good - Iíd be interested to see some pics on the blue isofrane

    z
    Here we go

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    picked up a yellow too

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    ĎíRegardless of cost.íí Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    ĎíRegardless of cost.íí Really?
    Why not?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    ĎíRegardless of cost.íí Really?
    Ranging from £20 to eye watering it doesnít matter what the cost is? If you love it post it thereís quite a few cheap watches keeping my 5513 off my wrist.
    Then again if I won the lottery Iím sure I could spend 6 figures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post
    Here you go Matt original NATO one 18mm the other 20mm as worn on my Sub.

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    Thank you.

    That's how NATO should look like, not like those posh one's made by Omega and Tudor and costs more than 100 GBP....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post
    Here we go

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    Looks good.
    Iíve yet to decide the best strap / bracelet for mine. I like TF blue nato - but for hols I may revert to rubber.

    z

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Looks good.
    Iíve yet to decide the best strap / bracelet for mine. I like TF blue nato - but for hols I may revert to rubber.

    z
    The isofrane looks super cool but I have to admit the original Seiko it came on is far more comfortable.

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    You have three stunning divers!

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    What no PRS2 Dreadnought? Kicks sand in the face of that Seiko

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