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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


That's three or four years younger than mine (also bought new). I can't say I live the two tone scheme but I do love that watch. In fact, I am wearing mine now. It is a tank and has survived a lot. And it is the watch I take when I want certain reliability.
Here is a shot from a few days ago.


Silver tone looks great. These have become a bit collectable. I took the pic and am wearing  mine tonight too. The inaccurate date is due to following a suggestion to pull the winder and save the battery.

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Definitely not a Patek but heres mine:

 

 

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I really want one of those omegas...


Freaking gorgeous watches. I met up with a friend whose dad got him one a few years back. It was gorgeous. His particular one was too small for my taste though.

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I prefer the vintage Seamasters myself. Just a preference for sure but I also think they wear a bit larger.
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Originally Posted by Dagon View Post
 

Just received my grail watch,

 

Vintage Omega Constellation

 

 

 

That's beautiful!  Congrats an acquiring your grail watch!  It's a great feeling when a grail watch is finally on your wrist.  Enjoy it!

 

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I'm wearing my Deskmaster again today:

:rotflmao:  Keith, I love the "Deskmaster" alias of your watch!  

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Swung by Washington DC for work today. Hot, sticky weather. Took large balls to wear a suit. Like, really large.

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No Subs or DSSDs when I'm wearing suits.

After living there for 3 years, a suit this time of year can be torture.  Based on sweat output you might have needed a Sub or DSSD on a hot, sticky day in DC.  Looking sharp Bro!

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If you guys had to pick two out of these three, which would you choose?
Rolex GMT BLNR
Rolex no-date Sub (probably pick that up used)
Tudor Pelagos (would probably pick that up used as well)

I had always envisioned the two rolex collection until I discovered the Pelagos being very well-reviewed and being able to get it for roughly $3,500 or less used. My original thinking was I loved both of the Rolexes and could wear the sub on a nato for casual occasions. After reading about the Pelagos, it seems to be able to take the place of the sub at a lower price leaving me with the badass BLNR for most of my everyday wear (probably wear it with suits very rarely) and the Pelagos as a bit more of a "beater." A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one. Any thoughts?
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Pelagos and Batman would be my choices. Batman can be worn with a suit even though it's not a dress watch and the Pelagos is a great diver while saving you some money. If you wanted a two Rollie household, you could go Batman and new Seadweller.

I am wavering on getting the Batman or saving up for quite a while longer for the Journe Chronometre bleu. I am so weak.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

If you guys had to pick two out of these three, which would you choose?
Rolex GMT BLNR
Rolex no-date Sub (probably pick that up used)
Tudor Pelagos (would probably pick that up used as well)

I had always envisioned the two rolex collection until I discovered the Pelagos being very well-reviewed and being able to get it for roughly $3,500 or less used. My original thinking was I loved both of the Rolexes and could wear the sub on a nato for casual occasions. After reading about the Pelagos, it seems to be able to take the place of the sub at a lower price leaving me with the badass BLNR for most of my everyday wear (probably wear it with suits very rarely) and the Pelagos as a bit more of a "beater." A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one. Any thoughts?


Get the bruiser (blue/black GMT) and Pelagos and if you feel like getting a Sub ND, get it used down the road.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

If you guys had to pick two out of these three, which would you choose?
Rolex GMT BLNR
Rolex no-date Sub (probably pick that up used)
Tudor Pelagos (would probably pick that up used as well)

I had always envisioned the two rolex collection until I discovered the Pelagos being very well-reviewed and being able to get it for roughly $3,500 or less used. My original thinking was I loved both of the Rolexes and could wear the sub on a nato for casual occasions. After reading about the Pelagos, it seems to be able to take the place of the sub at a lower price leaving me with the badass BLNR for most of my everyday wear (probably wear it with suits very rarely) and the Pelagos as a bit more of a "beater." A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one. Any thoughts?

Without reading your commentary I was leaning toward the two Rollies, and after reading it I think you should definitely go that route. Try both, but personally I find the Sub much more appealing. Compromising to save a few bucks usually ends up costing you more in the long term. smile.gif

What's your current collection look like?
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BLNR and ND Sub if I had to choose but in all honesty I think those 3 watches are too similar to only have a 2 watch stable.  Dino and Stitch have rubbed off enough that I think my BLNR with either a Reverso or Tank Solo could hold me to two watches but a Chrono would always be at the back of my mind.  I think I could live with a 3 watch stable of a Diver, Dress, and Chrono but TWAT will make me change my mind in another month.  

 

Just don't settle for say the Pelagos instead of the ND Sub if you really want the ND Sub.

 

EDIT:  Now TC made me realize that you could have more in the stable...I am sticking with my 2 Rolex choice.

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

BLNR and ND Sub if I had to choose but in all honesty I think those 3 watches are too similar to only have a 2 watch stable. 

+100

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

If you guys had to pick two out of these three, which would you choose?
Rolex GMT BLNR
Rolex no-date Sub (probably pick that up used)
Tudor Pelagos (would probably pick that up used as well)

I had always envisioned the two rolex collection until I discovered the Pelagos being very well-reviewed and being able to get it for roughly $3,500 or less used. My original thinking was I loved both of the Rolexes and could wear the sub on a nato for casual occasions. After reading about the Pelagos, it seems to be able to take the place of the sub at a lower price leaving me with the badass BLNR for most of my everyday wear (probably wear it with suits very rarely) and the Pelagos as a bit more of a "beater." A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one. Any thoughts?

IMO, depends on what else you have.

I personally like the idea of differentiating away from the ND toward the Tudor, but I may be in the minority.

I do agree that if the ND is in your heart, you will be buying that eventually regardless.

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Without reading your commentary I was leaning toward the two Rollies, and after reading it I think you should definitely go that route. Try both, but personally I find the Sub much more appealing. Compromising to save a few bucks usually ends up costing you more in the long term. smile.gif

What's your current collection look like?

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

BLNR and ND Sub if I had to choose but in all honesty I think those 3 watches are too similar to only have a 2 watch stable.  Dino and Stitch have rubbed off enough that I think my BLNR with either a Reverso or Tank Solo could hold me to two watches but a Chrono would always be at the back of my mind.  I think I could live with a 3 watch stable of a Diver, Dress, and Chrono but TWAT will make me change my mind in another month.  

Just don't settle for say the Pelagos instead of the ND Sub if you really want the ND Sub.

EDIT:  Now TC made me realize that you could have more in the stable...I am sticking with my 2 Rolex choice.

I hear what you're saying. I'm not sure if I'm settling so much as learning about something new. Everyone gives the Pelagos rave reviews and I KNOW I'll be thrilled when I get the BLNR next year. This is my first watch but I (think) my ideal stable would be 4 watches, adding an IWC Portuguese Chrono (a real dress watch) and some type of Panerai Luminor (looks good on the brown leather on Saturdays, etc). All three are somewhat similar, I agree, which is why I thought starting off on the more affordable end would be smart.

I would probably wear the Pelagos or Sub frequently on some type of nato or leather band on the weekends and eventually when I save up for it, the BLNR on steel for work.

For what it's worth, I'm 25 and live in a fairly casual small city, so having something that's a little bit understated is what I'm after.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

If you guys had to pick two out of these three, which would you choose?
Rolex GMT BLNR
Rolex no-date Sub (probably pick that up used)
Tudor Pelagos (would probably pick that up used as well)

I had always envisioned the two rolex collection until I discovered the Pelagos being very well-reviewed and being able to get it for roughly $3,500 or less used. My original thinking was I loved both of the Rolexes and could wear the sub on a nato for casual occasions. After reading about the Pelagos, it seems to be able to take the place of the sub at a lower price leaving me with the badass BLNR for most of my everyday wear (probably wear it with suits very rarely) and the Pelagos as a bit more of a "beater." A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one. Any thoughts?

I think the Sub no date works in place of all those watches. Save yourself some money. The Sub does everything well. The GMT is so close to a Sub I don't see the point. If it weren't for those God awful polished center links on the GMT I would suggest just getting that and calling it a day. But since they are there...Sub all the way.
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I think the Sub no date works in place of all those watches. Save yourself some money. The Sub does everything well. The GMT is so close to a Sub I don't see the point. If it weren't for those God awful polished center links on the GMT I would suggest just getting that and calling it a day. But since they are there...Sub all the way.


Agreed, unless you have a serious need for a GMT. And even if you do, I would suggest checking that box with one of the other watches you may add down the line.

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