Which would you choose?

Seiko:

Con: Gold hands withs silver marker surrounds

Con: Build quality and 100m

Pro: GMT

Rotary:

Con: Brand

Con: Movement

Pro: Ceramic bezel, milled clasp, solid end links and 300m

83 votes

Can we ban these polls? Obviously if you want a watch capible of keeping track of time in two different time zones you will choose A the Seiko 5 GMT. If knowing the day of the week or the amount of time you need to decompress before surfacing is important to you, you will choose the Rotary SCUBA. If you use none of those functions, what does it matter they look practically identical.

What's the build quality issue with the SSK? I'm not doubting your take on it; I'm just trying to learn about it as the SSK is high on my wish list.

CON is 100m water resistance? How much more do you need?

My advice: get the one you will wear

****too many people start buying and buying and never get the pleasure of actually wearing them for extended periods of time. "I just bought a BRAND X, a BRAND Y and also the Z. WHAT SHOULD I GET NEXT?"

enjoy wearing your watches.

MasMinas

What's the build quality issue with the SSK? I'm not doubting your take on it; I'm just trying to learn about it as the SSK is high on my wish list.

Few reviews I鈥檝e seen have mentioned the bracelet feeling cheap and it does have a pressed clasp, I much prefer milled. In practice it doesn鈥檛 really matter but if we were all being practical we wouldn鈥檛 be interested in automatic watches. I鈥檝e seen strapcode have bracelets for these watches but would rather not want to buy a bracelet straight away.

I had the non-GMT version of the Seiko, nice watch but what got me every single time I looked at it was that the lume on the hands looked pink due to whatever gold hands and lume combination they used and it really irked me to the point that I sold it after about a fortnight! The pink is visible in that pic too.

I sold it to a mate who鈥檚 modded it and it looks lovely now, I wish I just asked him to change the hands for me馃槀馃槀

IceCreamMan

CON is 100m water resistance? How much more do you need?

My advice: get the one you will wear

****too many people start buying and buying and never get the pleasure of actually wearing them for extended periods of time. "I just bought a BRAND X, a BRAND Y and also the Z. WHAT SHOULD I GET NEXT?"

enjoy wearing your watches.

Con in comparison to 300m, I am looking to swim/dive with the watch but definitely less that 100m.

Thanks for the advice, I think I would wear either that鈥檚 my issue.

Regarding brands I tend to agree with you and certainly don鈥檛 have a list of brands I need to buy just for the sake of buying them. Currently I only have a few watches most Casio one of them being a broken Duro which is why I鈥檓 looking for a new dive/dive style watch.

Chairman_Bored

I had the non-GMT version of the Seiko, nice watch but what got me every single time I looked at it was that the lume on the hands looked pink due to whatever gold hands and lume combination they used and it really irked me to the point that I sold it after about a fortnight! The pink is visible in that pic too.

I sold it to a mate who鈥檚 modded it and it looks lovely now, I wish I just asked him to change the hands for me馃槀馃槀

I hadn鈥檛 noticed the pink until you mentioned it, thanks for pointing that out much appreciated.

Velomax

Can we ban these polls? Obviously if you want a watch capible of keeping track of time in two different time zones you will choose A the Seiko 5 GMT. If knowing the day of the week or the amount of time you need to decompress before surfacing is important to you, you will choose the Rotary SCUBA. If you use none of those functions, what does it matter they look practically identical.

Thanks for pointing out the basic features of the watches.

if youre planning to swim/dive i would go for the 300m rated watch, but tbh thats the only reason. for daily use i would choose the seiko 1000 times over