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Ok gentlemen, which do we prefer?



Or


Rollie. Could never understand the manual helium valve on the Omega.
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Actually, on second thought...

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Ok gentlemen, which do we prefer?
 

 

Neither.  The Seamaster GMT with the white markers instead of the orange one you posted (or the Aqua Terra GMT for that matter!), and the BLNR over the Explorer II. :)

 

Given the actual choice of those two pictures though, I think the Rolex wins.  Because of their conspicuous consumption, and also niceness.

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I second the Grand Seiko or the Aqua Terra. Other than the parachrom nonmagnetic hairpsring and ceramic bezels (technologies other manufacturers have) what are Rolexes grand innovations?

 

The CoAxial escapement is widely regarded as the most important horological innovation of the last 100 years, and Omega snapped it up.

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Those are beautiful sunglasses! What model of SALT are they?

 

Agreed both watch and shades are terrific.

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Ok gentlemen, which do we prefer?



Or

 

I have literally held these two side by side and had an overwhelming preference for the Omega.  It really pops in person.  The Rolex looked pretty dull and generic beside it.

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Soon I will get myself a Speedy Pro. The best chronograph out there. Some people were saying theyve gone 10+ years without service and kept time within 20s a day, and its a tough watch you can wear without fear. Thats what a watch should be, in my opinion.

 

Can you Imagine if they made a titanium speedy pro with screw crown and pushers? Game over.

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Soon I will get myself a Speedy Pro. The best chronograph out there. Some people were saying theyve gone 10+ years without service and kept time within 20s a day, and its a tough watch you can wear without fear. Thats what a watch should be, in my opinion.

Can you Imagine if they made a titanium speedy pro with screw crown and pushers? Game over.

Speedy Pro is a good watch, except if you decide to go for a swim.
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Hence his comment about screw crown and pushers.
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Speedy Pro is a good watch, except if you decide to go for a swim.

 

Yeah that really is the Achilles heel, although the more adventurous owners say they take casual swims and have never had issue. But thats why I suggested the ultimate speedmaster: a titanium screwdown version. Unfortunately, that version would no longer be NASA certified, although I would certainly buy one.

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I do like this new Seamaster quite a bit, orange markers and all. That grand Seiko is great though Hayward. Very classic. Though I think what I like about the Seamaster above is that it's a modern take on a classic diver that doesn't push it too far. I think it's just beautiful. 

 

 

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Yeah that really is the Achilles heel, although the more adventurous owners say they take casual swims and have never had issue. But thats why I suggested the ultimate speedmaster: a titanium screwdown version. Unfortunately, that version would no longer be NASA certified, although I would certainly buy one.

 

And actually, that very issue is why I'm looking around. I wear my Speedy Pro everywhere... except the beach. And I go to the beach quite a bit. Just to confirm my concern I took it to my watchmaker to test its water resistance and they advised me not to take it "anywhere near a beach." That it is a pilot's watch and not a diver.

 

And here I was hoping it would be the only watch I ever needed...

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Why wouldnt you swim with it?The owners manual saus you can. I have tested the two speedys ive had for waterresistance and both were more stable at a long 10atm test than my planet ocean. The one i have now havent had anything dine with it other than a movement service sinne 2003 and still passed the test last week.
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Speedy Pro is a good watch, except if you decide to go for a swim.
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And actually, that very issue is why I'm looking around. I wear my Speedy Pro everywhere... except the beach. And I go to the beach quite a bit. Just to confirm my concern I took it to my watchmaker to test its water resistance and they advised me not to take it "anywhere near a beach." That it is a pilot's watch and not a diver.

 

And here I was hoping it would be the only watch I ever needed...

 

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And actually, that very issue is why I'm looking around. I wear my Speedy Pro everywhere... except the beach. And I go to the beach quite a bit. Just to confirm my concern I took it to my watchmaker to test its water resistance and they advised me not to take it "anywhere near a beach." That it is a pilot's watch and not a diver.

 

And here I was hoping it would be the only watch I ever needed...

 

I agree, the new planet ocean is very striking, but that extra crown throws it off for me. I think I would settle on the Aqua Terra. The lines on the case are just so clean and 150m resistance is plenty enough.

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Ok gentlemen, which do we prefer?



Or

 

The Explorer II, but probably with a black dial.  The Seamaster is a nice watch, but I dislike the manual helium escape valve, the bracelet seems a bit generic to me (looks like something I've seen on lots of other watches such as the current Aquanaut and Breguet type XX) and the overall appearance just does nothing for me.  

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Speedy Pro is a good watch, except if you decide to go for a swim.

 

A swim-worthy Speedy already exists:

 

 

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