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We are about to have a new number one on the list. After two years the 6153 is about to fall.
"The new number 1. The most recent versions of the Ocean Speedway series or what I like to call "These aren't the droids you're looking for." or R2D2. The picture did not prepare me for how amazing this watch looks in person. Also just happens to have the relatively rare Swiss Ronda Mastertech 8040B dual wheel, self correcting big date chronograph movement."
"Other recent Ocean Speedway or what I like to call "These aren't the droids you're looking for" or C3PO. The blue version has a carbon fiber dial while this version has a charcoal sun ray dial. Despite being a chronograph the easy to read picket fence style hands make this a great at a glance watch also. Dual deployant clasp."
"Titanium case Sea Hunter. The grey and titanium make this feel like something right out of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". 50mm case that wears smaller because of the large bezel. Part of a series of Sea Hunters that had the Swiss automatic SW200 movement. Really great looking black IP versions with day glow accents."
"Stainless steel Sea Hunter. Another very affordable Swiss automatic. This is probably one of the last hurrahs for high caliber Swiss automatics qualifying for the list. With ETA limiting more of their movements to in house brands the price of Swiss automatics seem to be going up in price on a daily basis."
"Also uses a Sellita SW200 automatic movement. Probably the most reasonably priced Sellita SW200 watch. Since the 6153 is impossible to find this is a good option for someone wanting to get a SW200 movement. Or another good idea would be to stand outside Invicta headquarters with a protest sign demanding Invicta make more of the 6153 watches."
"Recent Russian Diver with the new shorter canteen crown that makes the watch easier to wear. But the best part of this version are stainless steel accents with the matte black IP finished case. The accents are a combined polished and satin finish. You have to see this one in person and with Amazon's free returns you have nothing to lose."
"Popular Russian Diver collection from Invicta and this is the recent camo series that also uses the new lug and bezel guard design. The lefty design means the large canteen crown is aimed up the arm for those that wear their watch on the left wrist and doesn't dig in to the hand that a normal right-handed design would. Very cool multi-level puzzle piece kind of dial."
"Subaqua Noma IV mid size, 45mm case, with a SW200 Swiss automatic, 28,8k VPH(vibrations per hour) movement. There are also great looking all black combat versions of the watch also, including a full size on the bracelet and all have the SW200, but get them fast the prices are going up and they are disappearing."
"Recent "extremely" popular series of solar atomic watches from Citizen. The affordable price has really been the big difference whereas before you would have spent nearly twice as much for a solar atomic watch from Citizen."
"Very popular Silverjet series from Android and their constant running theme of future industrial designs. Glow in the dark dial. Has a Japanese Miyota 9015 high caliber automatic movement made to compete with and based on the ETA 2824 and the Selita SW200 Swiss automatic movements."
"Casio are having a lot of success with the solar atomic ana-digi watches, with practically no competitors in their price range. I expect to see many other companies come out with affordable versions in 2011. The hands on this model stand out much better than pictured."
"They nailed it, the perfect Sea Spider design! What makes this version particularly desirable is the 13/14mm case thickness and the "rounded" case and lugs. Even better looking black and gold & black versions available."
"New Ocean Ghost design also the biggest. Easy to read textured dial but this is about one thing, the bracelet. This has to be close to one of the thickest link bracelets Invicta makes. Similar in design to the Venom bracelet which would cost you 3 or 4 times as much. Other versions also with the bracelet."
"Another of the Scuba Pro Divers from Invicta. This is about one thing probably one of the best dial colors I have ever seen. Has a dark green sunray dial that is darker than pictured and looks great with the goldtone."
"The anti-boyfriend or the girlfriend watch. Pink watches are becoming the irreverent watches for men and a fashion statement for men in the entertainment and sports industries. And they look great with a white polo and khakis."
"Another Ana-Digi watch with a twist, stealth digital. Big and clean pilot style dial that has nothing to indicate that it is also digital. The LED lights only illuminate upon activation of one of the pushers and go out after a short time."
"Rise of the Lefties! Black IP version of the very popular new I Force line. The large watch trend is also causing another trend, more left-handed watches. Right-handed people typically wear their watch on the left wrist means the crown can dig in the hand especially a large watch. Left-handed watches means the crown is aimed up the arm."
"Adee Kaye does some of the best dial and dial designs, you really have to see them in person. The D'Alliminio illustrate this perfectly and also happen to be very affordable. Many different colors available and easy to read with day and date also."
"Everything about the watch is designed to be the same color, not an at a glance watch. The monochromatic theme is very popular with many companies producing their own versions in many different colors. More people are collecting watches to go with different looks and outfits and not sticking with just one watch anymore and the monochromatic theme works well for that purpose."
"Mechanical hand wind watch from Breda. The 39mm size could be considered a unisex size. They have a series of these watches that I think would be a great gift for a young man or woman and this one in the glossy gunmetal finish is the best looking. Even an exhibition back that will have many looking at the back as much as the front."
"Bracelet version of the recent "Addison" mechanicals by Breda. Frankly I am stunned by the accuracy. Both watches I tried had a positive deviation of less than 10 seconds a day. You could spend hundreds if not thousands more on a mechanical watch that would not be more accurate than these."