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post #6076 of 6351
Wow! And all this time I pictured a slick young Asian/Latino hybrid aged about 29. You are one cool bendy-hearted dude.

Glad it went well, that must have been pretty sobering. Good health!

My incoming is now suspended, in other news: seller's fulfilment service seems not to like my forwarding service ("this appears to be a drop-shipping request"), or something. Will find a solution!
post #6077 of 6351
Cool watch btw - my Stowa Baumuster has just moved to my son's wrist, but I like your version!
post #6078 of 6351

My cardiologist is a bit of a watch fan. He commented on it but he wouldn't trade me for his Breitling  

:D

post #6079 of 6351
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

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!

The Seamaster is more of a Rolex Submariner copy (although I think the SM was actually introduced first). Everything Omega does with it seems to be aimed at supplanting the Sub. The SMP has a unique cachet that no one else can really compete with. That said, I have a Sub and get lots of use out of it due to versatility. Dress, pool, diving, etc. No need to worry about changing watches. Not sure how well the SMP does in the water. Depending on lifestyle a rugged dive watch might be better suited to your needs.

 

Also, nothing above is considered a poor man's watch!

post #6080 of 6351

You been thinking about that carefully for the last five and a half years?

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Godspeed to feeling better Jazzman

post #6082 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

@mimo I had a mysterious heart murmur discovered at childhood. It took years to diagnose. Turns out I was born with a defective valve. It did not affect my activity much in my youth (it did keep me from being drafted for the Vietnam war). The doctors did warn me that it would get worse with time and would have to be dealt with. In the last two years I started feeling symptoms, tight chest from mild exercise, near fainting episodes (not good when you're driving). I finally came to my senses and went back to the cardiologist after 15 years. They did a slew of tests and determined the aortic valve had to be replaced. The timing was right, I was miserable at my job but had good insurance. I had the surgery done at Stanford University by one of the best cardiac surgeons in the country. They did a first class job. Turns out my valve was very uniquely malformed. Doctor had never seen anything like it. The incision has healed fully. I need another month or so to get back to full strength. I'll worry about a new job later. I am a year away from retirement age. Might have to start selling off my shoe collection (my wife would love it :facepalm:) but not my watches!

I had a follow up with my doctor yesterday so I strapped on this watch. Same black and white motif as @RogerP but a different style. Great minds think alike!

What shoes are those? StC?

post #6083 of 6351
Boy, you've had it rough, Jazzy. Hope you feel better soon.

If you need the money, you could probably sell off your shirt collection wink.gifhappy.gif
post #6084 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

Those Seikos with leather bands are beautiful. I do not understand the logic behind a diver on a leather strap though... (they kinda look good but it is a discordant look)

 

Actually it's both logical and practical. 95.362 per cent of dive watch buyers don't actually dive.  Of those few that do, they aren't diving 96.753 per cent of the time.  So for the vast majority of people, the vast majority of the time, a leather strap is as logical a choice as rubber or a metal bracelet. ;-)

post #6085 of 6351
However, a leather strap is a hassle 0.1506 per cent of the time.
post #6086 of 6351
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@mimo I had a mysterious heart murmur discovered at childhood. It took years to diagnose. Turns out I was born with a defective valve. It did not affect my activity much in my youth (it did keep me from being drafted for the Vietnam war). The doctors did warn me that it would get worse with time and would have to be dealt with. In the last two years I started feeling symptoms, tight chest from mild exercise, near fainting episodes (not good when you're driving). I finally came to my senses and went back to the cardiologist after 15 years. They did a slew of tests and determined the aortic valve had to be replaced. The timing was right, I was miserable at my job but had good insurance. I had the surgery done at Stanford University by one of the best cardiac surgeons in the country. They did a first class job. Turns out my valve was very uniquely malformed. Doctor had never seen anything like it. The incision has healed fully. I need another month or so to get back to full strength. I'll worry about a new job later. I am a year away from retirement age. Might have to start selling off my shoe collection (my wife would love it :facepalm:) but not my watches!

I had a follow up with my doctor yesterday so I strapped on this watch. Same black and white motif as @RogerP but a different style. Great minds think alike!

What shoes are those? StC?

Good eye, yes indeed.

post #6087 of 6351
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Boy, you've had it rough, Jazzy. Hope you feel better soon.

If you need the money, you could probably sell off your shirt collection wink.gifhappy.gif

Thanks, the rough part only lasted a little while. I'm feeling great now and 3 months off with pay is quite nice. Lucky I had good insurance, my out of pocket was $5000, they paid all the rest (over $500,000) I have been selling off some of my shirts (wife is nagging me) but there's not too much money in it!

post #6088 of 6351
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Godspeed to feeling better Jazzman

. I'm feeling better every day. Thank you so much @SoGent

post #6089 of 6351
I still would never wear a dive watch on a leather strap. Just doesn't look right to me but YMMV.
post #6090 of 6351
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Good eye, yes indeed.

Very cool.

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