It has to be said that recently I've not really been "into" watches at all. I still have a collection, & an interest, but I've not been actively looking to buy anything new (or even used) & I've been enjoying wearing a few different watches from my collection. Those getting a look in most have been my Seiko 6309 reissue (I can never remember the model number), my Borealis Oceanaut & my Citizen eco-drive GMT diver.
However I was at my Dad's recently & happened to be looking at Ebay on my phone whilst the radio deafened me (he's a bit deaf) with the latest bit of Trump/Brexit news. Anyway I happened upon an auction ending in a few mins & this is the watch I won........ a Military Industries USA diver. Think of Omega Seamaster 300 hands/dial in a Seiko 62MAS case. The ridiculously cheap price is probably because the watch isn't exactly in as new condition - lots of micro scratches on the case & a pretty worn bezel. It was accurately described by the seller - he was excellent to deal with in fact - & I don't mind the state of the bezel as it shows the watch has been worn & used whilst the case itself, & the watch as a whole, is presentable enough. I might have a go at re-finishing it (it's brushed all over) but I'll more than likely leave it as it is. The mineral crystal - highly domed & therefore quite vulnerable I'd have thought - is in excellent condition & everything else on the watch seems to work as it should: the unidirectional bezel ratchets fine & lines up at 12, the crown screws down nicely with lots of thread/turns & the timekeeping seems good so far.
I've no idea what the movement is, initially I thought Chinese but most people online think it's the Seiko NH35 - whatever it is it hacks, hand winds & has a quick set date. Lume is supposed to be bright but I've not had chance to try it out yet. Overall I'm extremely happy with the watch - it looks good (I think) without being a direct copy of anything & seems well made. It came fitted with a very nice chunky brown leather strap (which will stay on the watch despite me liking Nato straps a lot), the original tin, warranty card & 2 pretty much unused Nato straps - for less than the price of a new Vostok Amphibia I really can't complain.
There's a decent review of the watch here: https://www.watchitallabout.com/military-industries-usa-watch-review/
Thanks for reading