Originally Posted by WirePaladin
Well I own it, so I don't know what there is to disagree with.
I also have a close friend with one that has been back and forth so much for issues he doesn't wear it. Many people I have talked with that own one have mentioned the time drift being more than other watches they own. It's funny, I only get two comments on it, the "gee, is that a Rolex!" and the "do you have X issue with yours?" There are watches with tighter timekeeping, like I said every other watch I own will beat it even over a short time-frame like a week or two. I still love it for what it is but personally I believe there are better choices out there unless you are going for status/brand.
well if your friend is having issues with it keeping time then he should get it serviced. An overhaul will fix many issues including a worn down or tight main spring. If he got it serviced and it's still bad then he should get a better watchmaker.
As far as a diver around that price you should look at:
Orient Diver's Series
Lum-Tec 500 M (If you can spare a few more dollars)
Steinhart Ocean Series
Casio G Shock (I wear one often. Lasted me through Boot camp, water sports, range time, as well as working on my car)
As far as my credentials. I am in the Jewelry Business. Family owned. Passion for Horology. Love my job. We cater to the higher end market. I sell and am around Patek, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Rolex, Richard Mille, MB&F, Breitling, Hublot, Harry Winston, Panerai, etc.
I belong to JCK and IWJG and have gone to Horology School.
Just my opinions on some pieces. There are a lot more but those are some I like that are high quality pieces for the price.
Stay away from fashion brands (Diesel, Michael Kors, etc.)