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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I personally dislike 3 o'clock date windows...or date windows at all...on dress watches in particular.  Therefore that wouldn't be the watch for me.  BUT I think Tissot are the sweet spot of good value for ETA-based Swiss watches: simple, clean designs, nice enough finishing and no pretensions of exclusivity in the price (I'm looking at you, Tag Heuer, and a dozen others).  I bought one for my son.  I am not blessed with any expensive watches - the most "prestigious" maker I have is modest Omega, in a cheap and elderly form at that.  So this thread isn't just about dick-waving.  Promise.

For me, it depends on the dress watch. There are some with a date window (at 3 o'clock) that I like and some without that I like. There are others of both that I dislike. However, I suppose the purest of the pure dress watch should probably be without a date window at all.
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Dude casually posted this on TRF... $1M++ of watches...
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Explorer 1 boring? Say it ain't so!

I know, I know.
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I know, I know.

What about the Milgauss, green or white Version? Similar to the Explorer in terms of sportiness, but more interesting due to the colors.

Or an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra (I like this version: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ode-my-omega-seamaster-aqua-terra-813867.html)?
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

What about the Milgauss, green or white Version? Similar to the Explorer in terms of sportiness, but more interesting due to the colors.

Or an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra (I like this version: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ode-my-omega-seamaster-aqua-terra-813867.html)?

Milgauss in green could be a good tip. How's it's durability?
post #34821 of 48312
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Milgauss in green could be a good tip. How's it's durability?
Virtually bulletproof like any other Rolex I would imagine.
post #34822 of 48312
^^^ +1. One of my partners wears a green Milgauss often and it's very nice looking in person (moreso than the pictures, IMHO).
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

@Belligero - check this out. Pic taken at one of the largest ADs in Norway.
same same but different (Click to show)
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Bezel insert switch for the SD4000?

Thanks for that. Looks like one of the Swiss gnomes might have been partying too hard before his shift.

I wonder if the Sea-Dweller's fully-indexed bezel ended up on a no-date Submariner; that could look good.

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

^^^ +1. One of my partners wears a green Milgauss often and it's very nice looking in person (moreso than the pictures, IMHO).

I have handled a few and I love it. never seen the blue face in person tho, I lust for that one.
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Wearing this one today.

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I have a new love for a new Rolex.  It is everything I hoped it would be.  Seen in the flesh for the first time today.  Not mine of course, just more tyre-kicking, this time in Dubai Duty Free.  But I'm seriously going to be  dreaming of driving this one away. 

 


 

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Seriously, at under $5k for a Rolex brand new from the AD or whatever, this is really something.  The classic 36mm size doesn't look at all small because the proportions of the bracelet are so right.  The all-brushed surfaces bar the polished bezel, are perfection.  I like stick markers anyway, pilots and certain Germans excepted, and the double markers on this balancing the crown logo make it look kind of sporty and fresh without undermining the classic style, IMHO.  And of course, no date...

 

I haven't seen the other "grape" dial colours, only this one - which is the one I thought I'd like, and I do.  It's very much grey rather than silver, but catches the light and changes colour according to its surroundings, making it a lot more interesting to look at than the website pics would indicate.  At the same time, being close in tone to the case and bracelet, it's subtle and understated.  So previous joking aside, this is one hell of a "one watch".

 

The Sea Dweller might have been the star of TWAT among the new Rolexes, and the Golden Pimpepsi the most eye-catching too.  But in reality, this is the one I've really been waiting to see: the humble, entry-level Oyster with a new dial.  Literally the cheapest, simplest, smallest man-size Rolex.  I really, really like it.

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^^^ mimo that looks fantastic. Did you kop?

To prepare myself emotionally for the end of summer in NYC, I have switched out the divers from RubberB to their OEM bracelets.

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Ha!  I never kop.  Also, I've just started a new job (yay!), but not been paid yet, so kopping is as far as ever!  But if this works out, there might be yet be modest koppage afoot down the line.  This is still a bit rich for my blood...but near enough to have got my attention.

 

Also, I think you should keep at least one watch on rubber.  A little sunshine in your heart.

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Mimo I really like the new Oyster and also have a newfound appreciation for the Datejust. My wife just bought a classic champagne-dialled Datejust with baton markers, on a jubilee bracelet. Despite all the negative comments I've read here about PCLs and the jubilee bracelet, I actually really like them both on her watch. There's a reason some watches (like the Oyster and Datejust) are classics, and been in continuous production for so long. Rolex have gotten the balance just right with polished and brushed surfaces, proportions, and case angles, etc. Against my prior expectations, I've found myself adding a Datejust to my list. It's a watch/design icon!
post #34830 of 48312
academe, awesome.

mimo, kop.
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