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Since I'm poor and only own an Omega, I figure I better have the right one! I have the opportunity to trade my SMP for a PO. If I do this I'd need to add some money (don't know about 1K) to sweeten the deal. What do you think of these two beasts? Right now I have the Seamaster Pro: I could have the Planet Ocean instead (would need to add 1K): Which would you recommend? (For the watch snobs, they're both the same co-axial movement, although the PO is 42mm and the SMP 41mm.) My attire is fancy, slim fit dress shirts and pants. I wear a suit every few weeks but not every day. I'm early thirties going on 17, and on weekends am more likely to be found wearing a nice polo and diesel jeans. Thanks in advance my esteemed SF members!
post #2 of 3880
you're gonna trade it in or are you deciding between the 2? if you already have the seamaster then just use it. it's not a bad looking watch by far. i quite like the PO though. i also like the aqua terra and another more dive style of watch of which i forget the serial number. here it is. i just searched for a seamaster pro..
post #3 of 3880
Shit. Do you guys think Omega is a poor man's watch?

Regards.
post #4 of 3880
1k for a watch hardly qualifies as poor man. both are great choices at that level though.
post #5 of 3880
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Originally Posted by MrGoodBytes View Post
1k for a watch hardly qualifies as poor man.

both are great choices at that level though.

Agreed!
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Neither one of these is particularly thin. I have a SMP and I can't get it under most cuffs. It is a 36mm version that I have had since 1997.

I would like to add a JLC Master Ultra Thin to the collection, so I can actually wear a watch with suits and SCs.

Mike
post #7 of 3880
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post
Shit. Do you guys think Omega is a poor man's watch?

Regards.

I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed
post #8 of 3880
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed


I was thinking the same thing...
post #9 of 3880
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Neither one of these is particularly thin. I have a SMP and I can't get it under most cuffs. It is a 36mm version that I have had since 1997. I would like to add a JLC Master Ultra Thin to the collection, so I can actually wear a watch with suits and SCs. Mike
That's a great watch. I've been looking at a Breguet Marine for a nice dress watch, but wasn't sure if it would fit under my cuffs. If not, the JLC is next on my list.
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed

Back on topic -- I can't speak for all the brands, but Seiko, Sea-Gull etc certainly make some outstanding high quality watches at very low price points. No one would think that they are "budget" watches.
post #11 of 3880
Both are nice watches. I find the PO a bit more difficult to wear every day due to the thickness. They both have the coaxial movt. (a plus). I believe the SMP is a bit more versatile.

But if only one it is hard to beat a Speedy (which can be had for less than 2K and serves many straps/looks easily.





post #12 of 3880
Where are the poor men's watches?

I bought a seiko 5 for $110 or so a couple of months ago.

Its currently running within 1 second/day.
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Edited by Metlin - 11/27/11 at 10:40am
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^ Now that's what I was thinking...if this thread kept on that pace I'd be more comfortable posting pics of my humble collection

Dig the Parnis...I've been toying with the idea of getting a 44mm 1950 style Marina Militare.
post #15 of 3880
Here's a poor mans watch
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