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post #32761 of 48312
To heck with a sapphire crystal exhibition back. I want to see the movement through a flawless 9+ carat diamond!

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/important-watches-n09159/lot.141.html
post #32762 of 48312

Rather have this one!

 

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/important-watches-n09159/lot.175.html

 

Now that's blowing an estimate.

post #32763 of 48312
Impulse beater. It matched my swim trunks.

post #32764 of 48312
I have never cared for wrist watches. I tend to bang then up a bit too much and I do not like the feeling of something strapped to my wrist(unless my girlfriend is involved).

I wear a pocket watch. My primary is an 1899 Graves. It is strictly for personal satisfaction as my mobile phone keeps excellent time.

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post #32765 of 48312
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All those colours...plus 3 o'clock day-counter and polished centre links...Betel my friend, you can do better. smile.gif

You do t even like the regular AT, mimo? The one with the blue dial? (I know you don't like the 3-hour date mark) biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Fine watches sure, but sorry I don't consider a splash of color and calling it the Golf edition... awesome.  Omega is IMHO a really good brand, but a horrible offender when it comes to overdoing the special edition watches (both in terms of how many special editions they make and the volume of each special edition).  There have been several 007 Seamasters, and countless special editions for each time interval since the lunar landing (the silliest having Snoopy characters on the dial).  What is next the "I brush my teeth every day edition?"  Actually, the white dial golf AT could be just that....Its got all the colors found on a box of Crest whitening peroxide tooth paste.   So instead of a nick name like the Kermit or Hulk for Submariners...this version of the AT could be the "Crest Whitening."  They could market it to smokers and golfers.    

I was on an Omega AD once, and someone inquired about a recent release of another 007 Seamaster.  When the customer asked how many will be produced, the AD said,"About 7,000, ...too bad there are only 2,000 people that will want it."  Sure with a hefty discount almost any watch will sell, but his comment underscored that just because its a special edition or limited in number doesn't mean it will make a piece more desirable.

I also find if funny that the AT is essentially wearing an Oyster Bracelet with polished center links.    

Good luck with whatever you decide...but I'd rather have a regular AT if that is the watch you have your heart set on.

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The toothpaste story is funny but you are right! I really like the one with the blue dial, not because it's related to the Bond film but because I actually think it looks good. I like it. frown.gif

Should I be looking for another watch at that price point?

I'm not going to buy it yet the Omega or any other, for the moment. biggrin.gif
post #32766 of 48312
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No serious diver is wearing a giant steel bracelet under the water. I dove with a seiko monster on a bracelet once and it was the most useless, uncomfortable thing ever. If you think its hefty on land, wait till you get it under the water. It becomes lopsided ballast every time you move your arm.

A dive watch does not need to feel "heavy". This misconception is how ridiculous fashion brands get away with selling hockey pucks out of shitty generic steel at absurd premiums. Lighter, thinner, and stronger is always where the superior engineering will be.

It's not a misconception. It's my opinion, and I stand by it! I, personally, dislike dive watches without a certain heft to them. You're different. Good on you.
post #32767 of 48312
Surprised to see Sea Dweller in case at Wynn. Very nice.

Dude said they just got it today. Said they've sold over 30 BNLRs since they came out.
post #32768 of 48312
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It's not a misconception. It's my opinion, and I stand by it! I, personally, dislike dive watches without a certain heft to them. You're different. Good on you.

 

Thermometer, hygrometer, alarm, and chrono:

 

 

post #32769 of 48312
^ Don't be silly.
post #32770 of 48312
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Surprised to see Sea Dweller in case at Wynn. Very nice.

Dude said they just got it today. Said they've sold over 30 BNLRs since they came out.

I've heard word from another friend that the SD4000 was indeed on display at the Wynn, when he visited about two weeks ago. AD said it was the first (and at that time, only) SD4000 issued in the US.

My question to him was - and I suppose it might have occurred to you too, zippyh - what the hell is that supposedly perfect, presumably so-in-demand watch that's so incredibly desirable that grey dealers are offering it for $1,000+ over MSRP at TRF - doing sitting at the window of an AD? No wait list? No one snapped it up yet? Waiting for the owner to pick it up?

Could you have whipped out your credit card and bought it right there?
post #32771 of 48312
Yo, Goose, why'd you steal Tracy Morgan's watch?

As a fellow Titanium Fetishist, I reprove you!

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Excellent choice! Im not an expert, but thats probably the most affordable of the titanium SpringDrives, right? The MM600 is like 3k+ and then the Grand Seiko diver is right around the same price as a sub.

 

Looks like its the only one that isnt 14mm+ thick too. Big kudos, that thing beats an Explorer any day (or altitude) of the week.


Edited by DerangedGoose - 6/17/14 at 2:16am
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Surprised to see Sea Dweller in case at Wynn. Very nice.

Dude said they just got it today. Said they've sold over 30 BNLRs since they came out.

I've heard word from another friend that the SD4000 was indeed on display at the Wynn, when he visited about two weeks ago. AD said it was the first (and at that time, only) SD4000 issued in the US.

My question to him was - and I suppose it might have occurred to you too, zippyh - what the hell is that supposedly perfect, presumably so-in-demand watch that's so incredibly desirable that grey dealers are offering it for $1,000+ over MSRP at TRF - doing sitting at the window of an AD? No wait list? No one snapped it up yet? Waiting for the owner to pick it up?

Could you have whipped out your credit card and bought it right there?

Sales dude acted like having the new SD was no big deal. He was knowledgeable enough to point out the differences between it and the previous version. I was wearing mine. No question the one in the case was up for grabs.

He said they had a couple BNLRs waiting for owner pickup. Said the list of prepaid ones was down to five.
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SS any day.
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SS any day.

 

Ive got a stainless steel oceanfront property in Oklahoma to sell you

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