Watch Thread - Part Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jorts, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. lewis

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  2. lewis

    lewis Well-Known Member
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    also decided to scratch my seiko itch and bought this vintage guy last week.

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  3. BrickTamland

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  4. lewis

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  5. BrickTamland

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    :welpseeyalater:
     
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  6. UKupNorth

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    auctionzip.com

    Just type in your zip code and miles away you want to search and it pulls up all the auctions in your area. You can type in the "keywords" box, what exactly you are looking for to see if any are selling around you.
     
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  7. Jorts

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    Need an Omega Authorized dealer, not in Florida or Georgia, for an upcoming purchase :chatzy: Who has a contact?
     
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  8. Buenos Nachos

    Buenos Nachos Palabra.
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    I have one - pm me.
     
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  9. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    I mean I still might have the card form the guy at the Vegas omega store.
     
  10. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Omega retail store won’t budge on price, but authorized dealers will. I have someone in Georgia willing to give 10% off, but State law passed in January & now I’d have to pay state sales tax, despite being in Florida.

    I can just call around the country, but prefer to reach out to someone that one of you knows or has dealt with.
     
  11. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    Then I’m out.
     
  12. Fudd VanVleet

    Fudd VanVleet Siri, play Darude - Sandstorm
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    What do people think about two-tone? I am hesitant to get a basic Submariner because I feel like everyone has one.

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  13. Hokeamania

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    I'm not really a fan of the two-tone sub, but the timing on that question is a bit wrong, because I'm still poisoned by the awful 126603 two-tone Sea Dweller that was introduced at Basel.

    The two-tone white face Daytona 16523 is up there with my favorites, but obviously is a little pricier.
     
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  14. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I like some applications of two-tone, especially with a white face.

    This is not one of them, though.

    Also, I don’t even own a gold wedding ring, let alone gold belt buckles, tie bars, etc. silver errything.
     
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  15. Fudd VanVleet

    Fudd VanVleet Siri, play Darude - Sandstorm
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    I'm so indecisive. I've narrowed it down to two. Going to order something tomorrow. Yacht Master is from 12/16 with papers - $10,500. Deep Sea is from some time this decade, no papers, $8,800

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  16. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    I have the Deep Sea and I love it. They have one with a blueish face but I couldn’t find one to see it in person.
     
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  17. Fudd VanVleet

    Fudd VanVleet Siri, play Darude - Sandstorm
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    Yeah, it’s awesome but way out of my price range.

    What does everyone think between the Deepsea and Yacht-Master? Kind of leaning towards the Deepsea because it’s significantly below retail at $8,800. I think you can buy this Yacht Master new for like $12k.
     
    #1167 Fudd VanVleet, Apr 2, 2019
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  18. Hokeamania

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    Deepsea. I don't like the bezel on that YM at all. The pricepoint also seems to be greater value for the Deepsea as well.
     
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  19. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I’ve purchased my last “cheap” watches for the foreseeable future, nothing else before my datejust purchase in 2020.

    Grabbed this for my daily beater watch (I’ve mentioned in the purchase thread that it’s important that I not wear anything flashy or even remotely reflective of wealth):

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    Then grabbed a $44 Casio Duro bundle from eBay for an upcoming trip overseas. (Don’t care to travel with anything expensive.)

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    No more cheap watches though, I’m done.
     
  20. slogan119

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    Think I’ve decided this will be my next one
     

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  21. UKupNorth

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  22. Hokeamania

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    Absolutely love that watch.
     
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  23. BrickTamland

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    Is that a yacht-master II? Can’t tell.
     
  24. Fudd VanVleet

    Fudd VanVleet Siri, play Darude - Sandstorm
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    Deepsea purchased. Will post on my wrist in the next few days. Thanks for the input guise.

    I'm very happy with the purchase. It's in excellent shape and I feel like it is way more uncommon than a Sub or Datejust and more unique.
     
    #1174 Fudd VanVleet, Apr 2, 2019
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  25. Fudd VanVleet

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    Can I borrow 20 bucks?
     
  26. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Would I like the disposable income that justified buying this watch? Yes
    Would I use said funds to purchase this watch? Absolutely the fuck not. I think it's atrocious
     
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  27. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    I prefer the understated look of a Vacheron or Patek at that price point
     
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  28. -Asshole-

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    I don’t know the market for either of these watches, but they both look great imo.
     
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  29. Hokeamania

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    The Calatrava? That's a great watch, but the price is the only comparison with the YM2. If you're going solely on price point, I'd agree that it's probably a better value because of versatility. I still like the YM2 as a good change of pace watch because it's pretty unique.
     
  30. Fudd VanVleet

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    Guys it’s like brand fucking new. So happy.
     
  31. Hokeamania

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    Awesome.
     
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  32. Fudd VanVleet

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  33. Hokeamania

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    That's fucking gorgeous. What a steal!
     
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  34. Fudd VanVleet

    Fudd VanVleet Siri, play Darude - Sandstorm
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    I don't know why there appears to be a scratch on the bezel at the 1 hour mark in the above picture. I snapped that really quickly on the subway. Here's a shot in better lighting.

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  35. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Absolutely love it

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  36. MODEVIL

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    Hesalite? Looks great Jorts
     
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  37. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Yeah, I expected to get the sapphire sandwich, but couldn’t get past the milky ring. When with the OG
     
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  38. Jorts

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    Display / presentation case is pretty ridiculous
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  39. slogan119

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    I like it but it seems too big on your wrist. Is that the case or just the angle?
     
  40. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Just the angle #pencilwrist
     
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  41. BrickTamland

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    We stand united.
     
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  42. UKupNorth

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    Posted this watch before, but looks like this auction company is selling another one. Would this be worth trying to get and cleaning it up? Could this be brought back to life? Would get a different band to put on it, but can the bezel be cleaned and resurrected? Upside down....

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  43. stangd

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    Mayors has been great for all of my Omega needs so far....
     
  44. BrickTamland

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  45. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Cool watch, cool story & seems to be immaculate kept... Price seems reasonable.


    I prefer manual wind watches. The daily winding of my Speedy, or Hamilton, is one of my favorite parts of the day.
     
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  46. Dildo Dawgins

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    I'd say it's reasonable. Most vintage Omegas in good shape go in the $300-$600 range, unless you're the Omega Enthusiast and can somehow get people to pay $1500 for them - but his watches are beautiful.
     
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  47. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Once the moratorium on me buying a new watch ends, I will be on the vintage Omega & Longines train
     
    #1197 Jorts, May 4, 2019
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  48. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    Took a lot of perseverance, but picked this up new on Saturday morning.

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  49. BrickTamland

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    That little company is going to make a name for themselves. I, for one, am pulling for them.
     
  50. UKupNorth

    UKupNorth Well-Known Member

    Thoughts on switching out an original bracelet for a nylon, two toned band? I know this is sacrilegious to hardcore loyalists.

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