Watch Thread - Part Deux

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

  1. Fudd

    Fudd Yonkers
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ers

    The Black Bay GMT and the Black Bay 58 (and the original too if you have bigger wrists) in all the colorways are top notch watches. As my friends here have so wisely counseled me, ALWAYS get the OEM steel bracelet because you will pay out of the ass if you want one down the line. Tudors tend to be incredibly versatile and perfect for all kinds of strap variations.

    The Pelagos could have been so special, in fact I would have bought one a long time ago if there was not 5 lines of text above the 6 o'clock.

    Also check out the new Black Bay Chronos. They have been getting rave reviews.
     
    High Cotton and dblplay1212 like this.
  2. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    I have the Tudor GMT. See above for some wrist shots. Great value for the price, but get the bracelet in addition to the leather - tou live in FL and that thing will be a mess after a week.
     
    Fudd and dblplay1212 like this.
  3. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideNew York YankeesJacksonville JaguarsSneakers

    Yea sorry for the confusion. Looking to buy in steel.and then adding the leather strap separately. The GMT is my favorite of what they have but don't want to be redundant with future purchases.
     
  4. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Heading to Las Vegas later this week. I’m sure I can buy a steel sports Rolex for retail with the seven retailers within a 5mi radius!
     
    slogan119 and dblplay1212 like this.
  5. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    Just go to the omega store at the belagio
     
    BrickTamland likes this.
  6. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    That’s a great store, with tons of inventory
     
  7. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    I’ve heard the JLC and Blancpain stores in the forums are great.

    I’d just as soon buy a speed master second hand for half the price.
     
  8. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    :roll:
     
  9. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    There’s tons of speedmasters on Chrono24 for $2,500 that includes box and papers. Half price was hyperbole, but there’s definitely an abundance of them.
     
  10. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Also there’s so much variance in speed master prices. No idea why some are $2k and others are $6k.
     
  11. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    Some sellers are dumb others less dumb?
     
  12. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Same as buyers using Chrono24 IMO
     
  13. ScFan27

    ScFan27 Well-Known Member

    The Villeret’s are beautiful watches but damn are they pricey.
     
  14. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Jorts why are you acting like such a cunt this morning?
     
    Fudd likes this.
  15. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    I’m just waiting for one of you guys to buy the lowly cheap laco decided they hate it and just send it to me no strings, other than the occasional knock knock joke.
     
    Fudd likes this.
  16. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideNew York YankeesJacksonville JaguarsSneakers

    This morning?
     
    Fudd, bigjrock and Jorts like this.
  17. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Do you own Chrono24 stock? And, it's the watch thread
     
    Hokeamania likes this.
  18. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Nothing wrong with Laco
     
  19. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
    Michigan WolverinesBoston Red SoxNew England PatriotsManchester CityHarvard Crimson

    They have great service in there, too. Pretty much solely where I'll buy Omegas now.
     
  20. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Someone give me a video or two to learn about speedmaster professionals or Omegas I’m general. I’ve thought that if I was going to buy one, I’d put it off until I found a store that I could build a relationship with in hopes of buying an OP or no date sub.

    I’m pissed with the store that sold my my BB58, so aside from having a watch that I really like, that’s wasted purchase history.
     
    Hokeamania likes this.
  21. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Because there are 1.5 million diff versions of the Speedmaster.

    And $6k is low - I think some are $20k.
     
  22. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    My limited knowledge of the current offerings is that the hesalite is plastic and, while less expensive, is more prone to scratches.

    So stick with sapphire.
     
  23. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Not true. That’s for the professional moonwatch.

    There are quite a few other options (racing, special editions, reduced, etc) that don’t have those options - they’re all sapphire.

    Hesalite v Sapphire (on the Moonwatch) comes down to how you wear watches. I’m not rough, have had mine for close to a year, and the hesalite has no visible wear.

    The other factor in H v S is an open caseback. Only the S has an open caseback.
     
    BrickTamland likes this.
  24. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    I thought I loved open case backs, but having one on my Fuyugeshiki has made me realize that I really don’t ever look at it.

    Think I’m open to either crystal, but I’d prefer not having a date function.

    This would work:
    https://www.chrono24.com/omega/spee...tch--id19238198.htm?SETLANG=en_US&SETCURR=USD
     
  25. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    I would also disagree with your assessment. hesalite >>>>>> sapphire

    The hesalite buffs out easily, if scratched
    It doesn't have an ugly, milky cloudy ring
    upload_2021-5-4_18-10-51.png
     
    dblplay1212 likes this.
  26. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Sapphire left, hesalite right?
     
  27. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    yup

    Hesalite also wears better / closer to the wrist. I thought I wanted the open case back & worried about scratches to the hesalite. Those worries proved unfounded. It was my daily wear for over a year & I do not baby it, or worry about it. If I ever do something stupid, this is the cure-all

    upload_2021-5-4_18-16-57.png


    There are millions of Hesalite vs. sapphire sandwich blogs/articles/opinions. Read them, but try both on @ Bellagio before making your decision.
     
    High Cotton and BrickTamland like this.
  28. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Enjoyed this from C&C

     
  29. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
    Donor
    Auburn Tigers

    Beautiful, is this face to match the wood on the yachts?
     
  30. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
    Donor
    Auburn Tigers

    the lines aren't that bad on a large wearing tool watch.
     
  31. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
    Donor
    Auburn Tigers

    $6.34 on Amazon, the hesalite speedy pro on my wrist thank you.
     
    Jorts likes this.
  32. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    While generally less is more, I tend to agree. I love the Pelagos as a pure tool watch.
     
  33. ScFan27

    ScFan27 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I think Omega says it’s supposed to match the wood on “Sailboats” but like the 60 plus foot beautiful sailboats that some people in this thread may own.
     
    slogan119, High Cotton and bigjrock like this.
  34. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    #2934 Jorts, May 5, 2021
    Last edited: May 5, 2021
  35. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Fudd and Greybeard like this.
  36. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    Fudd, Greybeard and Jorts like this.
  37. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
    Donor
    LSU TigersNew Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Saints

    Fudd and Greybeard like this.
  38. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay BuccaneersTampa Bay Lightning

    Greybeard, The Blackfish and Jorts like this.
  39. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Weirdly, I’ve passed on it up until now.
     
    Greybeard likes this.
  40. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    i passed on it last time it was posted and have thought about it ever since
     
    Greybeard likes this.
  41. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    I wear the hell out of mine. Super light and sleek compared to most g shocks
     
    Greybeard likes this.
  42. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
    Donor
    LSU TigersNew Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Saints

    That is what sold it for me.
     
    Greybeard likes this.
  43. Fudd

    Fudd Yonkers
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ers

    Wait Rolex completely replaced the 39mm Explorer with the 36?

    What the fuck?

    I get that it's period correct but I own a 36mm (tonneau case so I think it wears a bit larger) and it is SMALL by today's standards.
     
  44. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Lol. Welcome to April of 2021
     
  45. Fudd

    Fudd Yonkers
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ers

    Well I knew they added it, but I didn't know they completely replaced the 39. That's funny because a lot of people thought they would introduce a 41. I wonder if my 214270 increased in value.
     
  46. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideNew York YankeesJacksonville JaguarsSneakers

    Fudd and Greybeard like this.
  47. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideNew York YankeesJacksonville JaguarsSneakers

  48. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideNew York YankeesJacksonville JaguarsSneakers

    Screw it, bought red too.
     
    The Blackfish, bigjrock and REGGNECK like this.
  49. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Yeah, I entertained it at 39mm, but wouldn’t even consider it at 36mm... unless my wife wanted it
     
    Fudd and bigjrock like this.