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Hi,
Sunday! Swimming pool! Which watch would you choose, a, b or c? ;D
From left to right:
a) Orient Pepsi Mako automatic.
b) SS Citizen Calibre 2100 Chrono.
c) Perpetual calendar Seiko SBCM023 (which I just realized is the least expensive diver watch on Seiya's page).



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Seiko is probably best, but the Mako is the the least expensive and easiest to replace.

Sorry,but I've banged up too many watches in the pool.
 

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Hi nhoJ,
That is one of my worries. But I was bold and wore the Citizen, ;)
so I could time my "normal" 100m crawl (2min15s).
The Citizen is surprisingly comfortable for such a heavy watch, almost as good as the Seiko, and the Mako comes in third place because the edges of the bracelet links lack a little bit of finish, and the crown digs a little bit on my wrist.
I sometimes wear an Alba quartz diver on its original rubber strap, by far the least expensive watch of the lot... and the least pleasant on the wrist.
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The SBMC023 is the least expensive Seiko Prospex, period.


My picks for the pool would either be the Mako or the Seiko. Although the Citizen 2100 has a screw down crown and 200m water resist rating, it is too nice of a watch to subject to the pool's chlorine. By the way, chlorine is very disruptive stuff for the watch seals, so always be sure to rinse the watch properly. Better yet, keep nice watches away from pools if all possible.

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Hi,
Sunday! Swimming pool! Which watch would you choose, a, b or c? ;D
From left to right:
a) Orient Pepsi Mako automatic.
b) SS Citizen Calibre 2100 Chrono.
c) Perpetual calendar Seiko SBCM023 (which I just realized is the least expensive diver watch on Seiya's page).



Cheers,
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minidriver said:
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By the way, chlorine is very disruptive stuff for the watch seals, so always be sure to rinse the watch properly. Better yet, keep nice watches away from pools if all possible.
Thanks minidriver, I'll keep that in mind next time I go to the swimming pool. I always rinse all my equipment carefully, but no doubt in the long term a watch that has been exposed to chlorine will require new seals sooner, compared to one that hasn't.
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Ok...I'm on vacation this week. Wore a G in the pool yesterday but I felt inadequate around all the beautiful people so I'm gonna go against my wisdom and wear something nicer. Orange monster for me today.
 

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nhoJ said:
Ok...I'm on vacation this week. Wore a G in the pool yesterday but I felt inadequate around all the beautiful people so I'm gonna go against my wisdom and wear something nicer. Orange monster for me today.

Keep rubbing it in!!! :))
 
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