If someone buys a Rolex to use as a dive watch, why would they have any trepidation about using it?
the thread was to merely suggest that real divers are more likely wear the Citizen than the 8k Rolex for the job that it was intended. After one dive the Rolex will have banged up against the boat, tanks, rocks and the like whereas the Citizen will do exactly the same but only cost a fraction of the Rolex and it is far harder material.
Of course the Rolex will do it nobody is denying that, but why would you bash up a 8k watch, thus making the Citizen the better all round dive watch.
I work offshore and in Africa and most people wear the Autozilla because of its light weight properties and almost impossible to scratch, man the Rolex scratches like hell! as do Breitling and Omega.Thats not a slur its just a fact, i love the Deep sea and my daily wearer at home is a vintage GMT but i wouldn't dream of wearing either if i thought i was doing a task which may scratch them and rob them of their value and beauty.
Its like using a Defender to go off road or a Porsche Cayenne, both will do it but which would you take