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Old September 21st, 2015, 03:27 PM
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ironman by timex. most people i see wearing submariners take them off before they get in the pool and would surely never wear it in the ocean
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Why would anyone buy a Rolex and then leave it on land for a dip in the pool or a dive?

I like to think that the self-winding movement is a little record keeper of everything I've done with my watch. It's chased moray eels and it's been swimming deep in a volcanic canyon in the cold waters of the Owyhee River. It was there when my wife and I said our vows and it's rocked both of my newborn sons to sleep. It's been jolted from the firing of countless rifle rounds. It's eaten in shacks in third-world countries and stayed in five-star hotels. It's been filthy, covered in grease as I disassembled my truck's parking brake drum at the Port of Galveston, and it's been to board meetings. Someday I will take this watch and the treasure chest of memories that it holds and give it to one of my sons so he can continue the tradition but until then, wherever I go, it will, too.





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Old September 21st, 2015, 05:41 PM
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Beautifully said. Exactly! One and done. Put all that on the brochure!
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Old September 21st, 2015, 06:05 PM
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Well said, but as a dive instructor and a cave diver, there are sometimes better tools for the job at hand. Trying to time decompression stops on a Rolex is a pain.
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Well said, but as a dive instructor and a cave diver, there are sometimes better tools for the job at hand. Trying to time decompression stops on a Rolex is a pain.
That's why the watch Gods created Doxa's. The US Navy no-decompression limits scale on the bezel and oversized minute hand makes Doxa Sub's the perfect back-up instrument to a dive computer for analog guys like us.

As a matter of fact, my Doxa 1500 (pictured in a previous post) spent 31 continuous days underwater, breaking Jaques Cousteau's previous world record in the process.
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That's why the watch Gods created Doxa's. The US Navy no-decompression limits scale on the bezel and oversized minute hand makes Doxa Sub's the perfect back-up instrument to a dive computer for analog guys like us. As a matter of fact, my Doxa 1500 (pictured in a previous post) spent 31 continuous days underwater, breaking Jaques Cousteau's previous world record in the process.
You had to bring up Doxa.....

First book I remember reading, that didn't have a pony in it, was Mediterranean Caper by Cussler. YEARS later I bought the reissue Sub300T. Picked my own S/N etc. then I stupidly sold it to some guy in Germany. Doubled my money but shit I wish I had it back.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 10:16 PM
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Why would anyone buy a Rolex and then leave it on land for a dip in the pool or a dive?

I like to think that the self-winding movement is a little record keeper of everything I've done with my watch. It's chased moray eels and it's been swimming deep in a volcanic canyon in the cold waters of the Owyhee River. It was there when my wife and I said our vows and it's rocked both of my newborn sons to sleep. It's been jolted from the firing of countless rifle rounds. It's eaten in shacks in third-world countries and stayed in five-star hotels. It's been filthy, covered in grease as I disassembled my truck's parking brake drum at the Port of Galveston, and it's been to board meetings. Someday I will take this watch and the treasure chest of memories that it holds and give it to one of my sons so he can continue the tradition but until then, wherever I go, it will, too.





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Old September 21st, 2015, 10:55 PM
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Watches are jewelry. -Jeff
This is the exact reason why the Apple one will not take off.

I mean if you can afford a Rolex, Panerai, Omega, whatever plus $5K watch why would you wear an Apple Watch?

Never...ever will you see acceptance of that. Guys love complex beautiful watches. Period.

But you may see a lot being bought by folks who don't appreciate fine engineering or those that can't afford a plus $5K watch.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:08 PM
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I respectfully demur..

A mechanical watch, like a sextant, may have certainly been superseded by something more accurate still serves its purpose, both in form and function. I suspect there are many things in your life that have been effectively eliminated by modern variations that you would not remove from your life; an old tackle box or fly rod. A grandfather or, God forbid, a 1940's designed aluminum alloyed, rust inviting mode of transportation.

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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:12 PM
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I actually like the Apple watch, but sadly it's not for me. I have many very cool time pieces but what I wear most often is my Garmin fit band...I get synced notifications and it tracks all of my stats and it works with all of my Garmin and most apple products...it just works well.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/into...rod154886.html
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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:17 PM
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Seriously. The Submariner was stylish in the 1950s, it's stylish today, and it will be stylish in another 60 years, too. An Apple Watch bought today, however, will be a relic in five. I was going to compare it to the Casio Databank watch but those are actually still useful. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Apple Watch of today didn't work with any of the iPhones (or whatever they become) sold in 2020.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:29 PM
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ironman by timex. most people i see wearing submariners take them off before they get in the pool and would surely never wear it in the ocean
I disagree with this at least here in Cali everyone I know that has Rolex or whatever watch, they never take it off. I've dove all over the world with my and only take it off to sleep. I'm sure there are some guys that take it off before swimming and that's their right but as far as Im concern, that's pretty stupid. Greater chance to loose it. Why buy a nice toy if your not going to use it for what it is intended for. Maybe these are the same guys that are scared to driving their Aston Martin for fear of getting hit!
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I actually like the Apple watch, but sadly it's not for me. I have many very cool time pieces but what I wear most often is my Garmin fit band...I get synced notifications and it tracks all of my stats and it works with all of my Garmin and most apple products...it just works well. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/into...rod154886.html
Sorry WTF does this mean? Why do you need to track anything?
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That's why the watch Gods created Doxa's. The US Navy no-decompression limits scale on the bezel and oversized minute hand makes Doxa Sub's the perfect back-up instrument to a dive computer for analog guys like us. As a matter of fact, my Doxa 1500 (pictured in a previous post) spent 31 continuous days underwater, breaking Jaques Cousteau's previous world record in the process.
No depth gauge on a Doxa Bo!! And well no split timer either.. Useful for teaching and multi-stage deco (full disclosure... I'm GUE & Padi )

Plus metal banded watches are hell on my dry suit seals (real reason..) I've tried nato bands on my sub and it takes too long to put on when suited.. Impossible with dry gloves as well.
I'm sure I'm talking gibberish to most here..
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Sorry WTF does this mean? Why do you need to track anything?
I'm an information junkie!
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Nice!!
Kevin, it looks like that bezel is pretty close to Coniston! ;-) Now that's what I call accessorizing!
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