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Back in December I returned a watch due to a fault, after returning it I thought I’d wait and not impulse buy anything, a month or so on and I still can’t help but want a blue diver in my collection. I’ve looked at a few models but nothings really grabbed me so I thought I’d come here to see what everyone else’s favourite blue diver is and hopefully get a little inspiration at what is out there (I’m not too focused on price // brand at the moment, just want to get some ideas).

So, what’s your favourite blue diver? (Pictures are a must :)).

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Not a particularly inspired choice but I quite like the Pelagos and Black Bay 58.   

I have several, from low to high in price. One of my favourites was the blue Sea Urchin, which is one of the hardest colours of this model to find. (there's currently one for sale in the SC) (not

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22 minutes ago, Rookie1986 said:

Maybe I need to see one in person, but the Pelagos always looks a little “flat” to me in photos.

Well if you mean as in the crystal not being domed you`re correct, i`ve never had one in my hands but when i`ve looked at it in shops and online i`ve really taken to it, i think its beautiful.

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6 minutes ago, sabailand said:

Well if you mean as in the crystal not being domed you`re correct, i`ve never had one in my hands but when i`ve looked at it in shops and online i`ve really taken to it, i think its beautiful.

I was more referring to the colour, that it has no gradient to it, it’s a single tone resulting in it just looking flat and a little underwhelming.

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19 minutes ago, Rookie1986 said:

I was more referring to the colour, that it has no gradient to it, it’s a single tone resulting in it just looking flat and a little underwhelming.

Soz i thought you meant the dial, actually the colour is what i like about it, its what struck me when i first had a long look at it, doubt i`ll ever have one though, a bit too much for me!

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13 hours ago, Matthew999 said:

Not a particularly inspired choice but I quite like the Pelagos and Black Bay 58. 

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I got to agree with the Tudors. Both blues are striking in the flesh and serious amount of kit for the money. 

In-house movement 70hr pr

Cosc

Titanium (pelagos)

Exceptional build quality on par with Rolex

5 year warranty from now anyway 

 

11 minutes ago, Highland Laddie said:

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C.Ward are like the Tudor for value for money but sub 1k.

Crazy what can get.

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I have several, from low to high in price. One of my favourites was the blue Sea Urchin, which is one of the hardest colours of this model to find. (there's currently one for sale in the SC)

(not really a true diver as only 100m WR and no screw down crown....more 'diver style'.)
Seiko 'Sea Urchin' SNZF13J1

The blue Seiko 'Saw tooth' is probably my all time favourite with its sunburst wave dial, tuna style case and characteristic saw tooth edged bezel.
Seiko Sawtooth

There's the blue Citizen 'Orca'.
Citizen 'Orca'

And for a bit more money, the Omega SMP 2231.80. This is the all titanium variant with an electric blue dial.
Omega SMP 2231.80

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I've a soft spot for the Smurf...

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But could never afford one. 

Of the ones I've had, I can'f go much further than the Mako already mentioned. Lovely dial, and cheap as chips!

I do love this Breitling, although I have the grey version, which I also love!

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13 hours ago, Rookie1986 said:

I was more referring to the colour, that it has no gradient to it, it’s a single tone resulting in it just looking flat and a little underwhelming.

In real life that blue, on the pelagos, is so vivid you could never class it as underwhelming. A mate at work had one and although the dial is not textured the blue pops out at you.

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Phoibos Reef Master to add to the above, although not a fan of the standard straps. Comes with 2, both black which I don't like with that flat blue. Takes some working out what strap does go with this one.

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..And Rotary Legacy. Possibly my favourite watch.

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And a +1 for the orient Mako 2 , other Phoibos, and Longines above, got all those too.

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7 minutes ago, Perlative Cernometer said:

And Rotary Legacy. Possibly my favourite watch.

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And a +1 for the orient Mako 2 , other Phoibos, and Longines above, got all those too.

Snap :)

Rotary 'Les Originales Legacy'  (Cal SW200-1)

 

I've a few blue divers, favourite out of the bunch has to be the Rado

Rado Captain Cook R32505203 {Cal: C07.611(Base ETA 2824-2)}

Rado 'Captain Cook' {Cal C07.611(Base ETA 2824-2)}

Closely followed buy Longines and Chris Ward

Longines Hydroconquest Sunray Blue L3.742.3.96.7 (Cal: L619-888)

Longines Hydroconquest  (Cal L619-888)

Although strictly not a diver, but is 300 mtr, Longines 'Conquest' L3.776.4.99.6 (Cal: L888)

Longines Conquest L3.776.4.99.6 (Cal L888)1

Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire C60-40ADA3-S00B0-B0 (Cal: Sellita SW200-1)

Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire C60-40ADA3-S00B0-B0 (Cal Sellita SW200-1) (2a)

Seiko Prospex Padi SRPA21K1 (Cal: 4R36)

Seiko Padi SRPA21K1 (Cal 4R36)

And like others, would recommend the Orient Divers, Mako 2, Ray 2 and Kamasu.

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16 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

At the bargain basement end...

The Casio Duro/Marlin 

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I ordered one of these at Christmas and it seems that it is "lost" in the post  made it to Heathrow but now missing......

 

 

Mens Citizen Eco-drive Promaster Aqualand Diver Alarm Stainless Steel Watch BN2038-01L

 

This is my addition for the Blue Divers it big and very Blue.

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