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Some 3D renders of the movement - still shown in prototype stage, but the production movements will be finished to an even higher level. The microrotor by the way isn't steel but tungsten, apparently a semi-precious metal and one whose density suits its use for the microrotor. The plat watches will carry 24k gold rotors though.

 

 

Tungsten is super cheap (dollar-wise, not quality-wise). But it is a good gold substitute. 

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just picked up a two tone 18k Omega Speedmaster 3310.20 this week.

i tried on a number of Daytonas but they dont feel right on the wrist and for that money they really should. I have another speedmaster and they just feel right to me... and then they are a fraction of the price too so that's always good smile.gif
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Congrats on Omega. Just wondering, what didn't feel right about Daytona?
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Thanks again for your help, everyone. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The seller pm'd me to say he now believes I am who I say I am. He had joined SF and pm'd me here but sensibly grew suspicious when I didn't reply. I'm sure I deleted it as I get 1-200 pms a day here -- most of them saying "Thanks for the welcome!" in response to our automatic welcome message. However, the seller isn't sure he wants to sell it. He wants to think about it a couple days and would want Paypal gift if so.

My wife thinks I should just get a new one, in part to celebrating turning 40 and getting tenure, both a few months ago. And we didn't really celebrate either event.

But I've never been a watch guy. (Although, I have been reading up and this thread has taught me a lot. Thanks for that guys.) The most I've ever spent was about $300 on a Vulicain cricket. I also have a few other, much cheaper, old used ones, all not so reliable and w/o any water resistance. Of course, I've spent more on other things... all of which, a watch would probably outlast. And since this is a very durable, reliable, and versatile one, it'd probably get almost daily use. It also would have some minor sentimental value, as I studied in Germany for a while. Plus, I like how "Sinn" means "sense" or "meaning" or "mind" in German.
Hmm... Any advice?
A non-trendy watch from an honest maker is something I've regretted far less than most other unnecessary stuff. It just generally feels nice to have a decent pair of shoes on your feet and a quality watch on your wrist.

I'd be inclined to go for a brand-new one in your circumstances, maybe even straight from the source. Do you know anyone who will passing through Germany soon?

Of course, there's nothing wrong with a well-looked-after used one, either.
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-B-, where are you located? And what is your day job that allows you to fund such fantastic ventures? I need to get on your level.

I'm based in Singapore and spend some time of the year in HK. This is my day job wink.gif

Happy to help if you ever need some tips mate!

Ben
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Tungsten is super cheap (dollar-wise, not quality-wise). But it is a good gold substitute. 

That's what I thought too but apparently though the raw material is relatively cheap, because it's very hard like platinum or titanium, it costs a lot to work and machine into a nicely-finished microrotor.

Very much like titanium in that sense, because the labor costs to machine it are higher than gold. Not only that, because the workshop has to throw out their tooling after going through just a bit of tungsten, this cost has to be factored in too for them.
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Congrats on Omega. Just wondering, what didn't feel right about Daytona?


couldnt really describe it. i tried on a couple stainless and a two-tone from different places over the last few months and they didn't compel me to shell out the $, i wouldnt have even paid half the price. i guess i like the idea of a daytona on my wrist more than i like a daytona on my wrist smile.gif

i'm sure i'll get one eventually but right now i'll stick with Omega and keep hunting for an IWC that catches my fancy
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Is it safe to wear Daytona on the subway? (Frilly, I'm counting on you smile.gif )



The rest of the week is casual at the office, wearing polo under my SC).
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Is it safe to wear Daytona on the subway? (Frilly, I'm counting on you smile.gif )

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The rest of the week is casual at the office, wearing polo under my SC).

You should have called Frilly.

You definitely need a body guard wearing it on the subway.

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You should have called Frilly.
You definitely need a body guard wearing it on the subway.
+1. Frilly is his own body guard so he is always safe.
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couldnt really describe it. i tried on a couple stainless and a two-tone from different places over the last few months and they didn't compel me to shell out the $, i wouldnt have even paid half the price. i guess i like the idea of a daytona on my wrist more than i like a daytona on my wrist smile.gif

I felt the same way. I am a huge fan of the Daytona and have been for a very long time, and was surprised by my complete lack of desire to own one after having the chance to wear one for a few days. I felt like I was losing my mind, I have always been a huge fan of Rolex and naturally assumed I'd be blown away by the classic ne plus ultra stainless steel option in the Rolex lineup ...and came away a bit crestfallen.

I still consider them one of the most handsome chronographs on the market. I even love the two-tone with the silver/grey dial and the WG version is a literal jaw-dropper, but in the end the piece just isn't for me and I will continue to admire them from afar.

I hope all is well, gentlemen, and that everyone who observes the celebration is poised for a fun and safe Independence Day Weekend.

I've been wearing the Sun/Moon a lot lately, mostly at night when I do not have to worry about sweating through and accelerating wear on the strap, but I do clown it up on the weekends when out and about with my miscreant friends. I'll spare you the photo of my 112 on the super gauche SNPR "1776" strap that I'll be wearing out and about with the rest of the idiots on Friday. nod[1].gif







Some day I'll get a satisfying shot of this thing.
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Daytonas are nothing but fabricated hype to me. I'm not surprised the OP feels that way. And, no, I am not anti-Rolex. I am very much pro-Rolex.
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Yep, it was up there with Frilly's post a couple pages back.

11,800 USD / 8,800 Euro in stainless steel…

and perhaps even more intriguingly…

17,700 USD / 12,900 Euro in solid platinum.

 

Please keep me posted on your progress with all this.  I am very interested in the platinum version.  Any chance for minor customizations, like engraving?

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Is it safe to wear Daytona on the subway? (Frilly, I'm counting on you smile.gif )



The rest of the week is casual at the office, wearing polo under my SC).

 

Hahahahahah be careful!!! 

 

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You should have called Frilly.

You definitely need a body guard wearing it on the subway.

 

 :lol:

 

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+1. Frilly is his own body guard so he is always safe.

 

Yes, and whenever I commute in the mornings with the wife wearing her Hulk I also guard her body too.

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Daytonas are nothing but fabricated hype to me. I'm not surprised the OP feels that way. And, no, I am not anti-Rolex. I am very much pro-Rolex.

There's no arguing with the "fabricated hype" swipe, but I have to admit that the marketing definitely worked on me. I bought into the Daytona's manufactured rarity/desirability hook, line and sinker and it's likely a large part of my affinity for the watch. I could never own one, but I still zero right in on them when I see one out in the wild. It's not for me, but neither can I discount the old mystique associated with the piece - it still gets me. satisfied.gif
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Daytonas are nothing but fabricated hype to me. I'm not surprised the OP feels that way. And, no, I am not anti-Rolex. I am very much pro-Rolex.

Your feeling about the hype is understandable but to me it's the whole package. One of the 10 best chrono movements in the world, history, heritage and the fact that it can be perfect for meeting room and the beach.

The statement that Daytona owner makes is priceless happy.gif. Yes, I drink the cool aid lol
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