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Thanks Keith and Stitchy!
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A little more Seiko MM300 love. I almost forgot how good this is.


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^^^ tifosi what are the dimensions of that Bad Boy? Case size, thickness?
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^^^ tifosi what are the dimensions of that Bad Boy? Case size, thickness?
Hey Frills. It's 42mm x 14mm thick. It wears a bit thinner as there is no caseback. Nothing bulges from the back to sit on your wrist bone. It is a monocoque case. You can only access the movement from the crystal.
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My Datejust is inbound, so I am moving on to find a casual companion piece. I'm keeping the cost absolutely, positively below 4k. Pre-owned is definitely on the table and even preferred. 4K is a very annoying limit, as decent examples of most of the watches I like are just out or range- but with another baby in the short term plans it's now or wait 10 years. The current contenders in no particular order:

1) Omega SpeedMaster 3570.50- a classic, and a watch I have previously loved that has faded a little over time for me but still trumps most of the competition.

2) Rolex Explorer 16570- no where near as ubiquitous as the Sub, especially in white, but I would prefer to not have the only 2 watches I own both be Rolexes with cyclops.

3) Omega Aqua Terra 'SkyFall'- love that blue, but for a 2 watch collection is it too similar to the DJ?

4) Zenith El Primero Pilot Chronograph- one of the best looking chrono's out there IMO

5) Glashutte Original Senator Hand Date- love the simplistic looks, a lot of bang for the buck

I realize that's a wide breadth of styles, I like what I like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Short answer - The Glashutte
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what is the view on graham watches here? curious to know
Over styled, silly looking watches. A brand using gimmicky designs for the sake of being different, but not actually providing an improvement in function. I'd spend the money on something else.

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My Datejust is inbound, so I am moving on to find a casual companion piece. I'm keeping the cost absolutely, positively below 4k.:

1) Omega SpeedMaster 3570.50- a classic, and a watch I have previously loved that has faded a little over time for me but still trumps most of the competition.

2) Rolex Explorer 16570- no where near as ubiquitous as the Sub, especially in white, but I would prefer to not have the only 2 watches I own both be Rolexes with cyclops.

I realize that's a wide breadth of styles, I like what I like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Sorry, I despise the 007 edition watches. Goofy marketing, and one of a zillion limited editions making it being a limited edition meaningless.

Out of the watches you suggested, figure out if you'd get more use from a chronograph or a watch that tells time in a second time zone. If you think you'd have more use for a chronograph look at the Speedy or Zenith. If a watch that tells time in a second time zone when you travel would get more use go for the Explorer 2.

I don't think there is anything wrong with having more than one watch from a single brand, as long as they are different enough, and from a high quality brand. I have multiple watches from the same brands and I don't regret it at all.
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Could use your opinion and some facts.

I have for some time considered buying a vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 from 1973 (the year. I was born)...but then I came across another watch that struck eye.

The Rolex GMT Brown and Gold Bezel. Can anyone tell me what years the brown and gold bezel GMTs were made and your thoughts on the watch itself. Finally your thoughts on that watch versus the Sub.

I would rather have the Sub 1680. The GMTs with brown bezels and dials were known as the "Bronze GMT." More recently nicknamed the "Rootbeer GMT." They were in production for between something like 20-30 years. Its a live it or hate it color scheme. My local ADs hated getting them, they considered them a punishment (Subs and other color GMTs were a reward).

I just never cared for the color combination, but if you like it go for it.
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My first gold watch I still have, and as much as it spoke to me a few years ago, it doesn't now.
I just don't know if I could justify unloading it.
It would definitely fund something else.
If it was slightly smaller it would be more attractive to me.

Very nice watch. But if it doesn't suit you and get ample wrist time, maybe you should find it a new home and use the funds to get something that will get more wrist time.
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A little more Seiko MM300 love. I almost forgot how good this is.



Nice wrist shots!!! Looking good!!!
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Was getting a bit hot under the collar with the leather. Swapped out for now.

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What is the best/longest lasting lume you've ever seen on a watch?
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agree 100%. fistbump.gif

did i mention that i am now in my early 30s and have begun desiring a simple thin gold dress watch the past year or so?
same here. love so hard.

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Same here.

As you're probably all aware, I've been bitten by the simple gold dress watch bug, too (though I am in my late 30s). I finally had a chance to visit some boutiques while visiting family in Singapore, and had the opportunity to try on many of the watches discussed here, including the AP Jules Audemars Extra Thin, newer variations of the AP Jules Audemars Self-Winding, AL&S Saxonia Thin, AL&S Saxonia Dual time, AL&S 1815 (40mm, Up/Down, Chronograph), Lange 1, various Breguets, and PP Calatravas. I didn't get a chance to try any Vacherons, but maybe next week.

My favourite of the lot was the AL&S 1815 40mm in rose gold. The blued hands, subtle detailing on the dial (e.g. 3-dot marks at 3, 6, 9 and 12), rail-road track markers, recessed small seconds, three-quarter plate and beautifully finished swan-neck regulator just blew me away. The warmth of the red gold was also very pleasing, really taking a bit of the edge off the famed Glashutte austerity. The 1815 has a lot of heft on the wrist, yet feels incredibly balanced and slips nicely under a shirt cuff. Surprisingly, the 40mm watch sat nicely on my 6.75" wrist (I had gone in with reservations, fearing that the watch might be just a bit too big, with such a narrow bezel); probably something to do with the shape of the lugs. I had expected to be wowed by the AP Jules Audemars Extra Thin (open-worked rotor and movement detailing are simply stunning), Lange 1 or 1815 Chrono (the depth to the chrono movement and fineness of the finishing is simply superlative), but somehow the simple beauty of the 1815 time-only just sung to me. Just enough visual interest to the dial that I could wear the watch on more casual occasions, yet enough German austerity that it easily pairs with a suit and tie. The Saxonia Thin and AP JA Extra Thin felt just that little bit too formal for my needs/life style, with only 2 hands and very plain dials. Now the (long) wait until enough investments have matured that I have a little bit of spare change! confused.gif Here's a photo from watchprosite.com (my own iPhone photos just didn't do the watch justice):

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In Phuket for my brother-in-laws wedding. Not SF-approved wedding attire, but at >32 C (>90 F) and 100% humidity, no one except the groom and the wedding party are in formal attire!

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The Saxonia Thin and AP JA Extra Thin felt just that little bit too formal for my needs/life style, with only 2 hands and very plain dials. Now the (long) wait until enough investments have matured that I have a little bit of spare change! confused.gif Here's a photo from watchprosite.com (my own iPhone photos just didn't do the watch justice):


An excellent choice, but my goodness, the Saxonia Thin is spectacular in its simplicity. And this is coming from someone with a Patek 3919, (which has small seconds dial).
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An excellent choice, but my goodness, the Saxonia Thin is spectacular in its simplicity. And this is coming from someone with a Patek 3919, (which has small seconds dial).

Objectively, I whole-heatedly agree. I thought both the Lange Saxonia Thin and AP JA extra thin are beautiful. However, the 1815 spoke to me more strongly and would be a watch I could wear about 75% of the time (save with jeans and t-shirt or beachwear), whereas the two ultra thins would spend much more of their life in the lockbox.
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

Could use your opinion and some facts.

For my 40th birthday my wife purchased me a Rolex Datejust Gold & Steel Watch and I love it. I wear suits 5 days a week and it compliments the look of a good
suit.

I have for some time considered buying a vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 from 1973 (the year. I was born)...but then I came across another watch that struck eye.

The Rolex GMT Brown and Gold Bezel. I saw one online with a brown leather band and it just looked cool. I saw that watch as a great match for many of my blue, tan, brown and olive suits. Can anyone tell me what years the brown and gold bezel GMTs were made and your thoughts on the watch itself. Finally your thoughts on that watch versus the Sub.

Many thanks.

Signed the guy who still thinks Rolexes are cool

 

I like the look of it but only without the bracelet.  It seems like a little overkill with the yellow gold.  If it sings to you then get it!

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What is the best/longest lasting lume you've ever seen on a watch?

 

My GMT lime is still slightly glowing after 8 hours in the dark on my night stand.  It is faint but still there and blue.

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I like the look of it but only without the bracelet.  It seems like a little overkill with the yellow gold.  If it sings to you then get it!

If I bought it I would ditch the steel and gold bracelet and substitute a dark leather strap. I have seen some pics of this watch with a brown strap and it really makes it look unique. That combo with the suits I wear with brown shoes could look really sharp. I am still a bit torn, but what appeals to me is that the look would be unique.
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