Oh yes

Aug 02, 2021,08:11 AM

I totally forgot about this range. They were so chunky and some designs were so illegible. I wonder what they did with the excess stock?

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Most Extreme Dive Watches

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-15:02
9 of the most over-engineered Dive Watches I can think of at the moment. Please help me add more suggestions. I'm writing this post because the lockdown made life so dull, and I want to reminisce the good old days under the sea. The Hublot Oceanographic 4...  

How about,

 By: Juliusotto : August 1st, 2021-15:39
JLC Master Compressor Diving GMT or the chronograph model at 1000m ?

Yes both very worthy models

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-16:17
Quite sad they don’t make them anymore. I think the brand lost the macho masculine flavour along the years. Now even most masculine piece in the catalogue, the Polaris Mariner looks more gentlemanly in design. I used to like JLC. They are sleeping I guess... 

Love both compressors

 By: Juliusotto : August 1st, 2021-16:28

Hold on to this piece

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-16:29
It may become a classic in due time. It is really functional and the titanium shows a blue sheen under water. I had the navy seals alarm.

This two stays with me

 By: Juliusotto : August 1st, 2021-16:37

One of the greatest!

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-16:24

Here it is!

 By: Cookies : August 2nd, 2021-14:39
Credit: Fratellowatches I'd rate the design a 10/10 for the watch case. The only weakness to this watch is the strap which is proprietary - notice the lugs will not allow aftermarket straps easily. There is another version (credit to fellow member Crown C...  


 By: brauner : August 1st, 2021-16:32
Not so bad Credit: watchtime.net ...  

Very stylish

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-16:34
I like it Brauner. Always great to hear from you.

Here it is

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-16:51
Credit to Superdoc on Omegaforum ...  

Despite SINN UX is a quartz movement..

 By: janef : August 1st, 2021-16:53
It is still the ultimate diver’s watch.. 7 years battery power Unlimited water depth Anti reflection under the water “Almost” scratch resistance casing Amazing wearability due to very slim case Very affordable pricing Minimal maintenance cost Amazing clar...  

+1, top contender for sure 👌

 By: holdemchamp1225 : August 1st, 2021-17:03

Yes indeed

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-17:03
Almost perfect. Beautiful second hand wobble and an unreal viewing angle due to virtually no refraction. (I wanted this so much. But I currently live very far from a Sinn AD, and the battery change is a challenge. If I am back in Singapore, it is so easy ... 

Among all these crazy machines,

 By: Mary Anny : August 1st, 2021-17:06
I would not forget the Fifty Fathoms X Fathoms!!!! I've seen it here at some stage...

It is my favourite ultimate diving watch

 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-17:15
It’s design is so specialised that it cannot really be worn out properly in other situations. That is perfect for purpose.


 By: Cookies : August 1st, 2021-17:15
The ultimate dive watch in my mind. It takes #1 to me.


 By: Gelato Monster : August 1st, 2021-18:00


 By: Weems@8 : August 1st, 2021-20:30
Going extreme is fun. Keep on doing this Cookies, to see how it went wrong. Why watch brands make the mistake to loose grip on esthetics. Omega with it’s ploprof is unique, it is only made the way that design is there for it’s function for professionals. ... 

I vote the Nataf era Zenith Defy Xtreme series....

 By: kesharoo : August 2nd, 2021-04:42
Big, bold, not really photogenic and downright unsellable! Sorry no pic 'cos it hurts my eyes. Haha.

Oh yes

 By: Cookies : August 2nd, 2021-08:11
I totally forgot about this range. They were so chunky and some designs were so illegible. I wonder what they did with the excess stock?

Seiko “Tuna” models 50mm and above

 By: cazalea : August 2nd, 2021-12:04
Yes, there are smaller models but they aren’t as excessively over-engineered as you requested. The original 1975, 51mm watch aka Grandfather Tuna Newer PADI version “only” 50mm The 48mm hybrid Arnie Tuna Cazalea ...  

Yes the Tuna's have terrific design

 By: Cookies : August 2nd, 2021-12:33
I think they've got the design spot-on. I like the strap which can be easily wrapped around a thick neoprene suit. Excellent response there.=D

Here is my favourite piece

 By: Cookies : August 2nd, 2021-13:31
Credit: touchofmodern ...  

Yes! I prefer the gold tone.

 By: iceheller : August 2nd, 2021-13:47
Seem 1 in person more than a decade ago. That piece is a beast.

Here are two more suggestions…

 By: MTR : August 2nd, 2021-23:22
Rolex Deepsea and Blancpain X Fathoms Best Thomas ...  

Best choices!

 By: Cookies : August 2nd, 2021-23:38
Thanks MTR!


 By: MTR : August 5th, 2021-15:46
I am very surprised now... LOLLLLL


 By: amanico : August 5th, 2021-17:15

Good list

 By: sschew : August 3rd, 2021-00:55
Can confirm that the Hublot 4000m Oceanographic is badass!!!

We could also consider the Harpoon and Raider Deep Blue from Favre-Leuba

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 3rd, 2021-13:12
I have the smaller - 42mm - version of the latter and it's a sea monster. ...  

Wow first encounter

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-13:55
I like the design. It is very legible, especially the thick hour hand. Gonna read more about these marvels now.