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post #16 of 4040
Oh yeah and this one aswell
post #17 of 4040

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Edited by Metlin - 11/27/11 at 10:40am
post #18 of 4040
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post
Since I'm poor and only own an Omega,

nice definition of a poor mans watch.
post #19 of 4040
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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 :lau gh:[
apparently you don't know much about seiko.
post #20 of 4040
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Originally Posted by gastarbeider View Post
apparently you don't know much about seiko.

I don't know squat about watches period!
post #21 of 4040
Planet Ocean!! I've always hated the hands on the Seamaster Pro.
post #22 of 4040
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Originally Posted by gastarbeider View Post
apparently you don't know much about seiko.

You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

Mike
post #23 of 4040
See? I told you I knew squat about watches
post #24 of 4040
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

Mike

oh, i realize it. sad, but true.
post #25 of 4040
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
See? I told you I knew squat about watches

Definitely expected a thread full of seiko 5's. Not knocking them, I currently wear a navy one on a bond nato band.
post #26 of 4040
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

Mike

What I find odd is that you can't walk into a store and buy a Grand Seiko (actually I think you now can in Toronto, perhaps? They've opened a standalone seiko store). But at the same time ... you _also_ can't walk in to a store and buy an inexpensive seiko 5.
post #27 of 4040
I like both watches but considering retail for the PO should only be about $500 more than the Seamaster, I see no reason to pay $1000 more.
post #28 of 4040
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
Planet Ocean!! I've always hated the hands on the Seamaster Pro.

That, and the ugly Milsub dial.

The PO dial is much nicer imo.
post #29 of 4040
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Originally Posted by Mute View Post
I like both watches but considering retail for the PO should only be about $500 more than the Seamaster, I see no reason to pay $1000 more.

The retail difference is closer to $400 more for the PO, but as I understand it the OP would be trading in a used SMP for a new PO, hence the extra $$$.
post #30 of 4040
Okay so here's one of my poor man's watches. Lucian Piccard Automatic

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