i kinda like the safari. there are so many ROO models tho, its kinda silly imo.
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1521post #22801 of 483127/7/13 at 7:28pmpost #22802 of 483127/7/13 at 8:43pmQuote:Originally Posted by HaywardQuote:Originally Posted by Dino944
Thank's for the disclaimer about taking your post with a grain of salt, I had to. I often agree with your assessments of watches, but here...I simply can't. If you are a newbie I can more easily understand the fascination and being drawn in by Omega's marketing, "This is the watch that passed their tests and went to the moon." Yes, that may be true if you have one with Cal 321, but the current watch is simply not the same as what went to the moon. So relying on the NASA test is like saying, you wanted the car with the highest top speed in the world so you bought a current Jaguar XK8...because according to a 1964 edition of Road & Track magazine they said an E-Type Jag was one of the fastest cars in the world. It simply makes no sense. I completely, understand the historic importance of the Omega Speedy Pro, and if you like the history behind the model, I can appreciate and understand that. But a roughly 45 year old test to justify the modern version doesn't make much sense.
Except that the 3570.50 has also seen EVA time, and will likely continue to do so. It's still the only watch qualified for EVA by NASA.
That ain't Skylab or the Apollo Soyuz in the background. It's the ISS.
Even the X33 isn't qualified for EVA due to the alarm diaphragm. If the Daytona were a better choice, I'm sure Putin could've stolen some for his Cosmonauts.
Keep in mind of course, I never said the Daytona wasn't an exquisite piece of craftsmanship. It is. But it certainly doesn't match my aesthetic. I keep thinking of celebrities and gangsters when I see one.
As for using the chronograph function, most the time it is indeed a toy. Nevertheless I have used it for real events including fairly mundane ones.
There's also the whole value for money equation. If I'm going to pay for five figures for a chronograph, I'm going to want a fly back or split second.
Nice find of a recent Speedy Pro in space.post #22803 of 483127/7/13 at 10:41pmpost #22804 of 483127/8/13 at 1:24amQuote:
Yeah, until you inquire about prices. Crazy expensive everywhere. Too much money in London these days, no good deals to be had. The window shopping is out of this world though. When in London, I practically live in Bond St and Burlington Arcadepost #22805 of 483127/8/13 at 1:41amI kind of get the Safari more than most ROOs. It's a fun watch, but I can help thinking that any number of Panerais would be more fun for less money. Or if it has to be AP, a RO jumbo chrono seems so much more stylish in the same price range.
Or, to bring us back up to date: brand new Daytona and Speedy Pro, and change. On which subject, brilliant and thought-provoking posts Wayward and Devo. I suspect the division between these watches is not far from my own ignorant and simple-minded perspective: vintage and collectible models aside, I would like a Speedy for its history and practical feel. But I woud love a Daytona primarily because it's so damn pretty.
Edited by mimo - 7/8/13 at 1:59ampost #22806 of 483127/8/13 at 2:22amRegarding sports chronos - I've always had a thing for the vintage sports chronos, like this UG Tri-Compax sports chronograph:
Or the JLC Shark:
http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/2/18/friday-afternoon-find-a-1960s-jaeger-lecoultre-diving-chrono.htmlpost #22807 of 483127/8/13 at 2:49ampost #22808 of 483127/8/13 at 3:02ampost #22809 of 483127/8/13 at 3:02ampost #22810 of 483127/8/13 at 10:18amSorry about the magenta, trying to make it a little easier to read..
What a great few days' post! Omega and Rolex debates always seem to get the juices flowing, no matter what forum or walk of life you're from!
regarding the comment of Daytona being an old man's watch - though I'm not as hot on the Daytona as most here, I very much disagree with this statement. The Omega constellation on the other hand, is the epitome of Old TImer IMO. But it's just my opinion and the statement is not meant to be argumentative at all.
I've never held an X-33, but admittedly one my least favorite models next to the Men's constellation.. Seems a cool piece of gadgetry though.Quote:Originally Posted by wurger
Omega Speedmaster X-33 2nd Gen
I went a bit overboard after I purchased my Speedy Pro, read up on its proposed replacement, X-33, and the fact only NASA and USAF pilots can order them since 2006 made me want one, so went to Rakuten and sourced a Japanese 2nd hand one.
While it's a great tool watch made in Titanium, thus very light, I think this is the first time I wore in it the last year. My original plan was to wear the watch while I work out, and that clearly didn't work out,
It now rests in my winder box and acts as the time correction watch for my other mechanical watches.
Beautiful photos, the Daytona looks amazing (see? I don't hate!), would love to see more close ups of that incredible dial, please!Quote:Originally Posted by NonServiam
Daytona vs Speedy? Yes, thank you very much. I only own a Daytona for now, but that might change
Agree Agree Agree. Color me 'weird' but I love the ROO models. the Volcano, Bumblebee, Safari - check check check. Love the newer ceramic ROO as well. I understand it's a huge contrast versus the elegant and storied Jumbo, but I really like that AP can have models that are sportier as well as timeless. This is not a bad thing, and doesn't go against their tradition and DNA in this instance. I know some brands can really hurt themselves when they over-extend, but AP actually excels in this way.
But here's the AP that really knocked my socks off when I handled it: I'd even consider this though it had no date! (that's how much I loved it!)
That being said, MIMO... -->Quote:
Agree with you, big M. However, with rising prices of Panerai, the gap is strangely closing fast. And if you were to compare a Panerai to an AP for the same money, it might not be a fair contest in most eyes. Well said about the Omega and Daytona. As Dino said, you can't go wrong with either.Quote:Originally Posted by mimo
I kind of get the Safari more than most ROOs. It's a fun watch, but I can help thinking that any number of Panerais would be more fun for less money. Or if it has to be AP, a RO jumbo chrono seems so much more stylish in the same price range.
Or, to bring us back up to date: brand new Daytona and Speedy Pro, and change. On which subject, brilliant and thought-provoking posts Wayward and Devo. I suspect the division between these watches is not far from my own ignorant and simple-minded perspective: vintage and collectible models aside, I would like a Speedy for its history and practical feel. But I woud love a Daytona primarily because it's so damn pretty.post #22811 of 483127/8/13 at 11:32ampost #22812 of 483127/8/13 at 11:35amQuote:
Woh - how exciting! Any hints as to what the piece might be?
I have decided not to pursue the double red Sub/SD. In the spirit of temperance (whoa!) I will be saving up for a piece that I'll purchase two years or so from now (whoa). Possibly going against the spirit of temperance, denying myself for two years will probably assure that the next piece I'll get will be a whopper.post #22813 of 483127/8/13 at 11:39ampost #22814 of 483127/8/13 at 11:53amQuote:Originally Posted by no frills
Woh - how exciting! Any hints as to what the piece might be?
I have decided not to pursue the double red Sub/SD. In the spirit of temperance (whoa!) I will be saving up for a piece that I'll purchase two years or so from now (whoa). Possibly going against the spirit of temperance, denying myself for two years will probably assure that the next piece I'll get will be a whopper.
there will be no hints so as not to jinx anything, but i assure you that my TWATy friends will be the first to know when its all locked down.
despite my lack of sharing, any interest on your end sharing what you have in mind for 2015?
please say its a grande complication tourb and please say it is a 7 figure watch.post #22815 of 483127/8/13 at 12:00pm
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