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Hello,
I am looking for a mid-size 37-38mm diver for my son. It needs to be quartz because he doesn't always wear a watch and complains about always having to reset the watch. I have a SKX 013 and a Citzen mid-size auto diver and would love to find a similar watch with a quartz movement. Any suggestions for a model either current or out of production but still readily available would be greatly appreciated.
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Vincent
 

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VincentG said:
Hello,
I am looking for a mid-size 37-38mm diver for my son. It needs to be quartz because he doesn't always wear a watch and complains about always having to reset the watch. I have a SKX 013 and a Citzen mid-size auto diver and would love to find a similar watch with a quartz movement. Any suggestions for a model either current or out of production but still readily available would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Vincent
Is a dive watch something he would wear? Or would he be more interested in one of the Timex, Casio, etc., digitals.
 

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Hi,
You didn't tell us how old your son is or how much you would like to spend on the watch, so this is just an educated guess.
I really like the Seiko SBCM023 (I have one and posted about it here: http://larrybiggs.net/scwf/index.php?mod=103&action=1&id=1184420181 ) as the quality and attention to detail are exceptional, but it's relatively heavy and not exactly on the cheap side (around $300 ordered from Japan).
If your son is in his early teens I would also suggest you take a look at the various Casio G-Shock's, they are exceptionally tough and most are rated WR200m.
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The SBCM023 tips the scales at 140g and can be had for around $280 delivered from Japan. I quite like it in every respect. My only caveat with it is the lack of solid end links given the price.


The Citizen Eco-Drive 200m Air divers are very nice and are made of Titanium + Duratect but they are $350 delivered from the land of the rising sun. I find the price on the steep side.
Because of the titanium construction of the Citizens, they are lighter at around 100g.




I would wait for the exchange rate to improve a bit to make these purchases easier on the wallet, that is, if you ultimately intend to get one of these Japan market models.
 

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Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I am going to try to find a Citizen BN0000-04H for him. He is 14yo and the Citizen is a watch in my price range, which I didn't put in my original post because I didn't want to restrict suggestions. For myself I am really happy with my 38mm SKX 013, I prefer autos but I really liked the Seiko SBCM023 very nice watch.
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As what some of our WIS suggested,I seconded on the SBCM023 from any JDM dealers.

Its mid-sized but the quality of the watch casing,dial and bracelet is way to go..its in the Prospex Series and with the perpetual calender,just right for your son,

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