Vintage-style divers -- which one should I go for?

I have always wanted to get myself a dive watch, and personally I am fond of the looks of vintage-style divers. Originally I was choosing between the Oris Divers 65 (Glow) and the ever-popular SPB143 (I tried them both)-- until I stumbled upon this Serica 5303. I think all 3 of them are excellent and appeal to me in different ways: Oris: Pros: Great brand that I love, comfort on the wrist, visually appealing domed sapphire crystal, lovely colourway of grey and tiffany blue Cons: 100m WR, most expensive among the 3, pretty ordinary movement, I already have an Oris SPB143: Pros: Solid brand and heritage, lovely grey colourway and case design, great lume, cheapest of the bunch Cons: Too commonplace (?) as it is too popular, I already have a Seiko Serica: Pros: Very interesting design that appeals to me, interesting dual-purpose bezel, interesting mesh bracelet, 300m WR Cons: Unknown brand (at least to me), not sure how it wears on my wrist So, Crunchers! I need your opinions so that I can decide between them. In particular, I have zero experience with Serica and so if you happen to own a Serica, I would love to hear what you think of this French microbrand and their watches.

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All awesome watches and I’ve owned all three brands (gave my Oris away to a dear friend). My vote is the Serica, simply because it is different. Will not go wrong with either one.

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Christopher Ward has some nice retro looking divers.  

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martini

Christopher Ward has some nice retro looking divers.  

Indeed, I have checked out their new Aquitaine range, the design is nice but it doesn't particularly win me over

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Those are three of my favorite divers (and my favorite color of the three Sericas). Seems like a gut choice to me because you probably can’t go wrong with any of them. 

Does the destro option of the Serica represent any benefit for you? You might also check in with @KhronoKraze who has a Serica 5303.

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roberto

Those are three of my favorite divers (and my favorite color of the three Sericas). Seems like a gut choice to me because you probably can’t go wrong with any of them. 

Does the destro option of the Serica represent any benefit for you? You might also check in with @KhronoKraze who has a Serica 5303.

Thanks! I found his recent post about his Serica and his strap pairing is fantastic. I wear my watch on my left wrist but I don't think the destro option will make much of a difference for me -- it is certainly a bit more interesting though!

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love the serica or oris, own spb143 before end up selling it for another watch

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fadingbooks

love the serica or oris, own spb143 before end up selling it for another watch

May I know why? Is it anything to do with its design, or you just wanted another watch?

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I have the SPB143 and I like it a lot. I think any of the 3 will do it for you. Only you can decide what will be your new addition. You already have a Seiko but since that doesn’t seem to be a problem considering the SPB143. You like vintage inspired watches so I toss in the SPB317 in the mix (there is also a white and a gilt version).

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GreenNeptune

May I know why? Is it anything to do with its design, or you just wanted another watch?

a little bit of both, fell out of love for it, I mean its a great design and all but just not vibing with it after a while if it make sense. please take it with a grain of salt tho, because im change my collection quite often haha 

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WatchYourIntruder

I have the SPB143 and I like it a lot. I think any of the 3 will do it for you. Only you can decide what will be your new addition. You already have a Seiko but since that doesn’t seem to be a problem considering the SPB143. You like vintage inspired watches so I toss in the SPB317 in the mix (there is also a white and a gilt version).

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Great call, I have yet to see this watch in person, but at least in the press photos this look pretty nice! (I think this one looks the best among the three)

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All great choices. I have the black Serica coming next month.

Can I throw the Baltic Aquascaphe into the mix too? Lovely thing, especially in blue and gilt, and perfect dimensions imo.

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all 3 are great watches. I own the seiko but was/am very interested in the oris as well

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GreenNeptune

Great call, I have yet to see this watch in person, but at least in the press photos this look pretty nice! (I think this one looks the best among the three)

I went with the white version cause I wanted a colormix. If it had been my first diver I had chosen the black as well.

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WatchYourIntruder

I went with the white version cause I wanted a colormix. If it had been my first diver I had chosen the black as well.

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Indeed, a black diver seems more versatile imo. The bracelet looks high quality though!

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65 for sure! The best skindiver divewatch design ever. My movember gets the most wrist time of my entire collection.