Summer Splash Wild Card Decider — NOMOS, Zodiac, Tudor, Doxa, Oris, And Panerai
Welcome back once again dear Fratelli! You spoke, we listened. You voted, we counted. And now only six Summer Splash wild card picks remain. Which one of these underdogs will go on to the final splashdown? Will one of these unlikely last-minute picks dethrone the editor’s picks for a major upset in the finale? There’s only one way to find out. In the meantime, you can check out the final six choices, and cast your vote!
After your vote in the Wild Card round one, round two, and round three, the two top picks from each round have been selected in the least corrupt and fairest way possible. We aim to assure a clean, Kraken-free contest! So that’s it, the bell is about to ring: gloves up and no shots below the belt!
Erik(tig) — NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Future Orange
I was very happy to see this funky NOMOS make it through into the decider. To me, it’s a perfect summer watch that remains versatile enough to be worn all year. The orange dial is sure to put a smile on your face on a hot summer’s day and warm you in the icy depths of winter.
DaDutchCollection — Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ZO9270
The Fratelli love orange! Not just a perfect color for showing a bit of Dutch pride, but also a brilliant color for summer. This Zodiac integrates orange into its design nicely and makes for a hot summer pick. A reliable diver with a fun side, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Threesixnine — Tudor Pelagos Blue
Back with a vengeance! We saw RJ’s Tudor Pelagos LHD drop out of the competition in the first-round vote, but this crowd favorite is back in the running. Not the LHD, instead it’s the arguably more summery blue model that has made it to the Summer Splash wild card decider! Will this be your top pick?
Phil — Doxa Sub300
More orange! And unsurprisingly it comes from the masters of the orange-dialed diver: Doxa! Based on their classic 1960s diver, the Sub 300 on the beads of rice bracelet is also a people’s darling. It is also a clear pick for the competition. I’m sure that those of you wishing the editor’s picks were more summery are glad to see this one going through into the decider!
Jim Passin — Oris Divers Sixty-Five Heritage
Admittedly, I was slightly upset at not seeing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five go through into the wild card showdown. Though not my first pick, I’ve slowly started to warm up to the Heritage model, and am glad to see Oris make it this far! With so many variations, the Divers Sixty-Five would certainly be my choice for a great summer watch!
Warky — Panerai PAM00774
Last but certainly not least we have the buff Italian diver. This Panerai can tackle any challenge that the most active of summers might throw at it. Plus, the subtle hint of light blue from the logo on the dial gives it that extra bit of summery charm. This is sure to be a popular choice and a potential winner if the Paneristi come through in full force!
Enough talking, time to decide! Take your pick, and chose wisely. The winner here goes through to battle it out for the Summer Splash crown!