Best Vintage Inspired Diver for 6.5'' Wrist

Hey all!, 

New to the community and excited to be a part of it!

I'm on the hunt for a solid, vintage inspired diver for a 6.5'' wrist that's at or below $2k. For reference I love the below, but am questioning each for different reasons:

Baltic Aquascaphe: Absolutely gorgeous. Seems fantastic value. Just feel it may be a tad too on the dressy side for me. 

Super Sea Wolf 53: Love it in blue, but the thickness/diameter just makes me think it's too big for my 6.5'' wrist. 

C65 Aquitaine: Also love it in blue, but the design feels kinda' standard and I wonder if I'd get a bit bored with it after awhile. 

Dox Sub 200: Looks great in either sharkhunter or carribiean. Kinda wonder the same as the above with the Aquitaine, and know the lume seems to be pretty useless. 

Serica 5303: God. This would be the one if it weren't for all the issues the crown/movement. 

Yema Superman Heritage: Just starting to my researching of this one, but definitely hopeful. 

Thanks, all. Just starting this journey and hoping a reach out to the community of fellow watch nerds will help in this (hopefully) never-ending search. 

P.S.: Holy hell. I've been searching for few months now by myself. I'm realizing I was in a total vacuum. Opening up this thread to the community, I mean, it's already given me a ton of clarity, more options, and educated me on what could look good on my wrist. Feels greedy to say, but keep them suggestions coming! Thank you, all. This has really ramped up my journey for this one. 

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I have both the Baltic and the Serica. Both are lovely. But for me the Serica is the real keeper, so beautiful: don't believe everything you read about the crown/movement - it's a storm in a teacup IMHO.

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I love my Aquascaphe. I have a 6.7” wrist for reference. I wouldn’t say it’s too dressy. It really depends how you dress. It can def be dressed up or down with a leather or nato strap respectively. 

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Donster_125

I love my Aquascaphe. I have a 6.7” wrist for reference. I wouldn’t say it’s too dressy. It really depends how you dress. It can def be dressed up or down with a leather or nato strap respectively. 

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That really is such a beaut. Have you experienced any downsides with it? 

And thanks for the size ref!

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Al_Ra_Ra

I have both the Baltic and the Serica. Both are lovely. But for me the Serica is the real keeper, so beautiful: don't believe everything you read about the crown/movement - it's a storm in a teacup IMHO.

Super interesting. It's really between those two for me. Did/do you experience anything with the wonky crown? I know people nitpick the bracelet, but that crown is the main thing holding me back. 

Oh! And which color did you opt for? They have an embarrassment of riches with their variations. 

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A0860000

That really is such a beaut. Have you experienced any downsides with it? 

And thanks for the size ref!

It was a Christmas gift, so wrist time is low at the moment. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect watch. I wish it had screw links and a better threaded (less gritty) crown. My only real issue was a “wobbly“ crown, but after speaking with Baltic and even sending them a video of my perceived issue, I was advised that it was inherent to the movement and not to be concerned. It is my favourite watch in my collection. 

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The super Sea Wolf 53 is 40mm, no? What's wrong with that?

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MegaBob

The super Sea Wolf 53 is 40mm, no? What's wrong with that?

My assumption was the 48mm lug-to-lug may be too much? Tough to say, I'm sure, but would that be too long for a 6.5'' wrist? 

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Donster_125

It was a Christmas gift, so wrist time is low at the moment. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect watch. I wish it had screw links and a better threaded (less gritty) crown. My only real issue was a “wobbly“ crown, but after speaking with Baltic and even sending them a video of my perceived issue, I was advised that it was inherent to the movement and not to be concerned. It is my favourite watch in my collection. 

What a solid Christmas gift. Congrats!

Good to know on the wobbly crown - sounds like a minor thing. Glad to know it's officially a winner. 

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I have the baltic and the zodiac.   I like them both but I'm drawn to the zodiac more.  I have a 6.25" wrist.

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A0860000

My assumption was the 48mm lug-to-lug may be too much? Tough to say, I'm sure, but would that be too long for a 6.5'' wrist? 

I'm not exactly sure who started all this lug-to-lug thing but I find it to be quite irrelevant unless the lugs are extremely wide. 

The watch will NOT look like this on you

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If you want that buy an F91W, go collect vintage stuff or find a different hobby because no modern watch will look like that on you. It will be more like these below although my wrist is noticeably smaller than yours, so maybe not quite as "bad" I suppose. I'd say the Seamaster looks as if it has the shortest lugs but that isn't so actually. 

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These watches are approximately the size of the Super Sea Wolf. I still wouldn't buy the Zodiac though. I would get this Mido. It is cheaper but should also have shorter lugs if this really concerns you... it is a little thicker however.

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The one I have is a GMT but the diver should be the same size so you can check the last image for size, since that is of concern to you.

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Have you also checked out the Seiko SPB143?

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Tissot Seastar 1000 comes in a 36mm version. Currently, that's limited to quartz, but supposedly an automatic version is imminent. 

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Try the 38 mm version of the Christopher Ward C60 300. Size wise, I think it will be hard to beat. Only caveat being the color options for the 38 mm were limited to white and black a few months ago but that might have changed.

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Certina DS PH200 

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I have a 16cm (6.2 inch?) wrist.

Check also Squale. They have severa vintage inspired models.

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But don't mind about your wrist.

You can weare up to 43 easyly as long the lugs are not too long. But don't go under 39. It would look ridiculous and you wrist, as long as you are not a smaller than 1,70m.

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I am right around the same wrist size as you. there are other color variants but this is the one I went for. Available at great prices grey market or preowned. I purchased mine locally from an AD and was able to get it discounted down to $2k.

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