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post #16 of 163

I also had a Movado and made the jump to an Omega Seamaster which is right at the $5k mark.  Here is the watch:

 

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post #17 of 163
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I've actually decided on an Omega. The Seamaster Professional looks nice. The one two posts up is magnificent as well

 

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Edited by antipaladin - 6/12/12 at 6:16pm
post #18 of 163
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I've actually decided on an Omega. The Seamaster Professional looks nice. The one two posts up is magnificent as well

LL

I got the Omega Seamaster 300M. I prefer that version over this one since the face is a cleaner on the 300M. An Omega AD will sell the automatic 300M for close to $4k before tax.
post #19 of 163
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The Planet Ocean variant looks good too

post #20 of 163
Thread Starter 

Wish this bezel/dial color combination was offered in stainless as well as Ti

 

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post #21 of 163
I have a black dial SMP which I love a lot. I think I got it for around $2800, but maybe the price has gone up recently. They're a perfect size at 41 mm. You want a little size these days but nothing garish unless you're a big athlete type.

You could also considered used at that price point. Some options would be a Rolex Submariner (Black SS) or Explorer II (if you're thinking White Dial). You won't get those in the best condition for 5K though.

Omega's the best choice at this price point.

I'd steer clear of Brietling's. Great styling, but watch snobs do not consider the movements as sophisticated or quality as the other brands'. While Omega uses an ETA movement (i.e., they sell it out too), that co-axial caliber may be the best out there now, it just lacks that snob exclusivity.
post #22 of 163
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Originally Posted by antipaladin View Post

Wish this bezel/dial color combination was offered in stainless as well as Ti

LL

 

LOVE that watch. I believe it's new this year, doesn't it only come in 44mm, too?
post #23 of 163
I'm selling my white face Explorer II now. Make me an offer quick otherwise I will flip it. Excellent condition, box, papers, inner bezel engraving, M serial number, keeps great time.

Going ... Going ... PM if interested.
post #24 of 163
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Originally Posted by antipaladin View Post

Wish this bezel/dial color combination was offered in stainless as well as Ti

 

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Would this watch look awful with a leather band? Omega's Seamaster choices these days include very few with a white face. Maybe instead, I should try to restore an old vintage one (But it still needs to be automatic and have the hippocampus on the back).

post #25 of 163
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Would this watch look awful with a leather band? Omega's Seamaster choices these days include very few with a white face. Maybe instead, I should try to restore an old vintage one (But it still needs to be automatic and have the hippocampus on the back).

 

The new Omega Planet Ocean Chrono is going to be over $6k. I think the non chrono version would be perfect and it will definitely look good on a leather strap.

 

 

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post #26 of 163
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I have a black dial SMP which I love a lot. I think I got it for around $2800, but maybe the price has gone up recently. They're a perfect size at 41 mm. You want a little size these days but nothing garish unless you're a big athlete type.
You could also considered used at that price point. Some options would be a Rolex Submariner (Black SS) or Explorer II (if you're thinking White Dial). You won't get those in the best condition for 5K though.
Omega's the best choice at this price point.
I'd steer clear of Brietling's. Great styling, but watch snobs do not consider the movements as sophisticated or quality as the other brands'. While Omega uses an ETA movement (i.e., they sell it out too), that co-axial caliber may be the best out there now, it just lacks that snob exclusivity.

Uh yeah, they've definitely gone up. SMP is $4,500 new or maybe in the high three thousands if you get a good discount or go to the gray market.
post #27 of 163
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Originally Posted by EvilTuna7 View Post

 

The new Omega Planet Ocean Chrono is going to be over $6k. I think the non chrono version would be perfect and it will definitely look good on a leather strap.

 

 

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I can't get past the orange. I'd be wearing this to work (in front of clients, etc.) and to my club, and I just don't think that would be appropriate. It's too bad they don't make something simple like the old one's any more (I'd really love a non-chrono with a plain white face, stainless body and a leather band - which I could always put on myself).

post #28 of 163
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I can't get past the orange. I'd be wearing this to work (in front of clients, etc.) and to my club, and I just don't think that would be appropriate. It's too bad they don't make something simple like the old one's any more (I'd really love a non-chrono with a plain white face, stainless body and a leather band - which I could always put on myself).

Well, they do make a white face chrono, but, well, you can see for yourself

 

http://www.ablogtoread.com/omega-speedmaster-co-axial-chronograph-watch-in-white-hands-on/

 

They also make a version of the planet ocean xl with white numbers instead of orange.

 

Here are a couple other options (sorry if they've already been posted):

 

 

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Breitling Transocean

 

Zenith Captain Moonphase

 

Glashutte Original Senator Hand Date

 

This one is more than a little over budget, but I think it looks fantastic

 

Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar

post #29 of 163

Gents, we are talking about 5 grands, while some of watches posted above does not go close even with discounts! Let's post langes and Breguets here.

 

PO is a great watch, I got the previous version with white digits and love it, but if you can afford blue Ti with new  in-house movement you will not be dissappointed! They also have the steel version with ceramic bezel, that could be found in a 5K range.

BTW, one advise - buy the bracelet version, whatever strap could be find MUCH cheaper afterwards.


Edited by sdolina - 6/13/12 at 10:47pm
post #30 of 163
Thread Starter 

I tried on a Rolex Sub and DeepSea this afternoon and there's just no way I'm going to be happy

with anything else. I sold the Movado and bought a decent Swiss Army Vintage Infantry until I 

can put away the rest of the money towards the DeepSea. I'd rather save longer instead of 

being sorry to buy something lesser. 

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