Watch Thread - Part Deux

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  1. dblplay1212

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    Overall size is the same?
     
  2. Hokeamania

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    They’re both 40mm.
     
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  3. hudson

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    Rolex? No I just want a laco.
     
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  4. Jorts

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    Only purchase manual watches. Hard pass
     
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  5. dblplay1212

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    Was just referring to the looks of it.
     
  6. Fudd VanVleet

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    dblplay1212

    That 2007 GMT you are looking at does not have a ceramic bezel. Knowing what I know now, I would never buy a watch at that price point without one. I wouldn’t buy a $1,000 watch without one.
     
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  7. stangd

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    This thread is going to get me into trouble :ded:
     
  8. Jorts

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    That's the point... 3 years ago, dblplay1212 was flipping out about a $450 Seiko Prospex PADI purchase & has progressed to the $10k-$35k Rolex.

    :grinch:
     
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  9. dblplay1212

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    My wife has always said you're a bad influence.
     
  10. High Cotton

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    Cufflinks is the 3rd.
     
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  11. Biff Bridges

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    This thread sent me from a Citizen Eco Drive to a Tag Heuer Aquaracer to a Rolex 50th anniversary Sea-Dweller after a year wait w/my AD. Fuck y’all. And thanks.
     
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  12. Hokeamania

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    My wife got me cuff links that are a working movement. Tremendous conversation piece.
     
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  13. The Blackfish

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    Still rocking my aquaracer and happy to be doing so
     
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  14. Hokeamania

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    Welcome to Team 126600. GOAT Team, IMO.
     
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  15. Jorts

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  16. Hokeamania

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    Omega 8804 movement is an automatic. You purchase manual but not automatic?
     
  17. Jorts

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    Omega 1861 is manual, which I own. While I appreciate auto movements, I have a strong preference for manual movements. My favorite part of each day is waking up & winding one of my manual watches... I don't have the same connection with my autos
     
  18. Biff Bridges

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    I find myself just staring at it throughout the day. Grew up poor af and the thought of a watch like this was basically the same as an island in the Bahamas.
     
  19. Hokeamania

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    That’s fair, I have a few mechanicals that I love. But I also love showing off the automatics in their winder in my study.
     
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  20. Hokeamania

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    Pretty sure I’m going to have to pick this one up.

     
  21. Fudd VanVleet

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    Just kopped this as my second watch. Didn't want to break the bank and was mainly looking at most bang for the buck. Needed to be on a rubber strap (I know I could have just swapped bands, but I am lazy). I love the navy/black gradient on the dial. 42mm Hamilton Khaki Field was a very close runner up.

    Pros:
    - Sapphire (no AR coating though, but sapphire is a mandatory for me)
    - 80 hour power reserve
    - Ceramic bezel
    - Screw down crown
    - Display case back (which I really enjoy)

    Cons:
    - Markers on the bezel are not easily legible in a lot of lightings (see video)
    - Hour and minute hands are too thick IMO
    - Not a huge fan of the date wheel at the 6 o'clock

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  22. Jorts

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    Nice looking piece. Powermatic is a fabulous movement & one of the best values for your $$$ out there
     
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  23. Hokeamania

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    That's a great watch. I think our pro/con list on that watch align closely. I'd swap out that particular rubber strap because I hate Tissot's "T" design on the strap. The caseback is gorgeous.
     
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  24. Fudd VanVleet

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    Just came in today. I didn't go for the blue dial just for color coordination purposes. Honestly just what I wanted and pretty much what I was expecting. The crystal and bezel really look great in well-lit environments. Really the only slight criticisms I have are that I wish that the bezel markers were engraved (would definitely pay extra for that as it would make this appear much more high-end) and I really wish they could use that beautiful vintage Tissot logo they use on the Visodates. Date window at 6 really works well here actually.

    I'll take it any day for $451 shipped.

    Joma actually has a warehouse a few minutes walk away so it came overnight.

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  25. Nole0515

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    Just bought a 1984 Rolex DateJust 18kt/SS Jubilee Diamond Dial. It'll be out for sale in 30 Days
     
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  26. Jorts

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    I love the watch & don't have an issue with the bezel not being engraved. The date window is seamless. Splitting hairs, but don't like the "T" on the second hand... remove that & it would be just about perfect.
     
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  27. Fudd VanVleet

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    I really love it thus far, have been wearing it exclusively since I got it. Currently only losing 1s/day. The date window is seamless and I've seen other people mention the T and I don't like it either, but I hardly notice it TBH.

    Perfect for what I wanted it for.
     
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  28. Fudd VanVleet

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    Bitches love patina.
     
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  29. Nole0515

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    just bought this Think I can get 1k out of it
     
  30. BUstang

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  31. Fudd VanVleet

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  32. Fudd VanVleet

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    By my 33rd birthday (turning 31 next month), I'd really like to buy a chronograph.

    I really love the Speedmaster, but there are so many fucking variations I feel like it's saturated and watered down. A ceramic Daytona is my grail, but not within the stratosphere of my budget. Thinking about a stainless steel Daytona or a VC Overseas.
     
  33. user15000

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    If a VC overseas is in your budget, then a ceramic daytona is too. Also don't get the VC, get an AP.
     
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  34. Fudd VanVleet

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    I’m not a big AP guy, but I have thought about it. The used market for the VC is much less expensive than a ceramic Daytona from what I’ve seen.

    Just a couple random ass examples. Not what I would actually buy.

    https://www.crownandcaliber.com/pro...-chronograph-5500v-110a-b147-10-10-vac-zgd79c

    https://www.crownandcaliber.com/products/rolex-daytona-116500-10-10-rol-14zflm
     
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  35. dblplay1212

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    Pardon my ignorance but what's AP and VC?
     
  36. Baron

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  37. Fudd VanVleet

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    Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin
     
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  38. dblplay1212

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    English, please.
     
  39. Fudd VanVleet

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    Cunty Swiss watch brands
     
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  40. dblplay1212

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    Ahh, I see. Thanks.
     
  41. BUstang

    BUstang Don't go in woods if you scared of da wolves

    How do you envision using it? A daily? Dress watch? Purely casual sport watch? I think the answers to those questions helps narrow the field some.
     
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  42. stangd

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    had this new band put on my moon watch, loving it. Very comfortable....


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  43. user15000

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    Gotcha i was thinking buying a VC overseas new. I think AP makes the best steel watch on the market, so I'm biased.
     
  44. CUpigpen12

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    Totally should have bought the Speedy at the Brisbane airport for $3,800 out the door
     
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  45. MODEVIL

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    Oh shit that’s a good deal
     
  46. CUpigpen12

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    I'm a fair negotiator. It's just offset by my frugality
     
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  47. Fudd VanVleet

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    Just kopped my first dress watch. Affordable piece but Swatch Group FTW IMO
     
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  48. Fudd VanVleet

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    I'm done until my next big purchase. I will continue to remind myself that I'm done.