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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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my watches are diver's watches
on: June 25, 2019, 05:01:10 PM
20190625_145247 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

way back in the 80's,Roger Moore as James Bond wore a Rolex Sub,i forget the movie,i remember a trapdoor bridge giving way and a hapless victim falling into into a pool of piranhas.
007 always had cool gadgets and gear,but i was taken by his watch,which started my affinity for diver's watches.
my first diver's style watch was a Casio analog [Dec 88],with a digital window at the 3 o'clock position. that 1 died on me eventually.
it was around this time that i saw an ad for Citizen Promaster diver's on the back cover of National Geographic,and so i was taken in another direction.
i acquired my first Citizen Promaster [Quartz] in 93 or 94 [thats at the watchmaker].its pretty banged up but still works. i got the second,which is quite similar to the first 10 or 12 years ago,and this is my current edc,i just love the look of it.
over time i bought an EcoZilla [at the same watchmaker for a battery change],and a Pulsar auto,my 1st auto.
along the way a friend gifted me numerous pieces,some of which i passed on to my son,and other family and friends.
those now form the bulk of my collection.
there a few microbrands,i think these are cool,well-made,and functional. some people hate the Courgeot Black Bay "homage",i think it's a cool watch.
in the pic,in no particular order -
Citizen Promaster Quartz
Courgeot BB
Aragon NH35 [[i forget the model]
Seiko 5
Seiko black monster
Seiko orange monster
Maranez Kata

i still dig the Sub,but its a "one day,some day" at this point

thanks for looking


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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 05:03:13 PM
Nice collection of watches Humayd :dd: :like: :like:
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us Offline gerleatherberman

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 06:48:16 PM
Nice varied selection of divers, Humayd! :like:

I really like the rugged nature and "check it out style" of divers. :like:
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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 08:13:44 PM
Nice collection.  :tu:
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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 10:27:00 PM
thank you,gentlemen.
i dug up some pics of the watches at the watchmaker -

20180815_223623 (1)a by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr
my first Citizen Promaster. the  bezel insert fell out while i was swimming at the beach some years back,so i used the insert from the Casio. this was pre-internet  :D
 
20171114_220136 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr
EcoZilla loom still pops

20161013_113609_001 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr
the Pulsar kept losing time so went back to the watchmaker





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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 01:30:26 AM
Very nice, awarded.   :tu:   :like:


za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 06:19:47 AM
thank you   :woohoo:


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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 12:18:08 PM
Congratulations on your badge Humayd :cheers:
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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 02:00:28 PM
thanks mate


us Offline nate j

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 01:26:12 AM
Nice collection!

I only own a couple of watches, but am a big fan of divers as well.  A good quality all-SS diving watch on a solid bracelet is probably about as close to indestructible as a watch can get, the time is easy to read at a glance (even in darkness), and it can be worn with anything from a swimsuit to a three-piece suit.


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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #10 on: July 04, 2019, 03:15:44 AM
I am a fan of diver watches as well. Love the comfort of knowing your watch will survive all water encounters. Seeing as I don't dive, or snorkel, etc...a watch rated for such activities is overkill when washing your hands. Just gives you peace of mind all around.  :D
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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #11 on: July 04, 2019, 06:50:25 AM
thanks guys.
i always had a attraction to scuba diving,since my early teens.
i did not do a course,it always gets sidelined.
i do snorkel though.


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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #12 on: July 17, 2019, 02:36:43 AM
Love that Orange Monster!

I got one because of Dirk Pitt, the hero of the Clive Cussler novels.  Dirk always wore an orange Doxa dive watch, and I wanted one too- right up until I saw the price!

The Seiko Orange Monster was nice enough to scratch that itch for a much more reasonable price!  :D

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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 08:12:58 PM
thanks Grant.
the monster's do it for me too
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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #14 on: July 18, 2019, 02:47:51 AM
There's actually another odd twist to the story- after looking at Orange Monsters for a while I actually became partial to the Black Monster and felt the orange version was a bit too flashy for me.  Then I found a deal on a used orange one that I couldn't pass up, so I snagged it.  I had buyer's remorse for a while until it arrived, at which point I decided that it was the watch for me and I was glad I didn't wait for a black one!  :D

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za Offline Humayd A R Mahomedy

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Re: my watches are diver's watches
Reply #15 on: August 02, 2019, 07:05:21 AM
i initially had only the black,and when i received the orange,thought it might be too flashy,as well.
it grew on me,and i'm quite fond of it.
i realized that my son did not have a 200m diver's,so i gave him 1 [he chose the black].
i also gave him the newer citizen quartz.
made his day  :D


 

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