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Maybe it is just my western sensibilities, but I am really glad they changed "Heimat" to that symbol. Even though I am not a big fan of that symbol either...


Get the Wempe 5th Avenue version :rotflmao:

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I love these cool fall mornings.

ToG today for me.

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The white dialed Nomos is certainly cleaner, but the blue dialed one appeals to me more. Doubt Ill be buying either, but all the same, those are my feelings on the matter.
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I also like the new dial on the Nomos and also the subdial seems to stand out a bit more. However, if were to choose it would probably be the white one. I just noticed they don't have a date function. Isn't it a bit strange for a GMT or world timer to exclude the date?
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Get the Wempe 5th Avenue version :rotflmao:

Not sure what the TWAT line is on these, but I always liked the Wempe Glashutte Chronometerwerke, which I believe is really a Nomos in disguise. I nearly bought one second hand - I thought the price was good, presumably because the average punter has now idea what it is. Something about it just appealed to me. In the end I didn't because I noticed a few scratches on the hands (strangely) which I didn't like.

 

 

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That's cool. ^^

 

I like the new Weltzeit in that colour, but the "home page icon" is a complete show-stopper.  Ridiculous.  There was nothing wrong with "Heimat".  Be German and be proud, I say.  A swing and a miss I fear, solely for that.

 

Viz. Black Bays, I can only agree with the red/strap and blue/bracelet suggestion.  Although red on a bracelet looks nice too.  I haven't seen blue on a strap in person.  I am always drawn to blue things for some reason, but if I try to be completely dispassionate about it, then I think the correct answer is the red one on a strap, and here's my thinking:

 

- Of these modern models, the red was the first, and therefore will always be somehow "the modern Black Bay", however many new versions succeed it.

- Being on a strap, and such a distinctive colour, make it very unlike a Submariner, and therefore less like a substitute for one.

- That red cordovan strap looks way cool, best thing I've ever seen for the BB.  Get one, keep the original "distressed" leather in the box, and you will have both an immaculate original should you choose to sell, and an infinitely nicer thing on your wrist.

 

There.  I said it.  

 

Or get the blue one on a bracelet because..I don't know...it's so..blue.

 

P.S.  Bkotsko: watch looks great, as usual, but Barney wants his trousers back. :)

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If you ever want to sell the daytona, let me know.

-LR

Thank you but no plans to sell at the moment.  

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Get the Wempe 5th Avenue version rotflmao.gif

But then I have New York... which isn't *that* much better.

At first I thought I was being silly. But I have to say, I probably would not buy it if it said "Penit' or "Vaginan" on the dial either.

All this said, I really like the Weltzeit, and this silly discussion would not actually dissuade me.
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That blue Weltzeit is just stunning
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thank you Gents! It was a tough decision between black vs white dial but at the end, decided to go with white.

Saving for AP 15400 next!

Which daytona did you get?

I have loved the daytona since I was a little kid. I am finally going to buy myself one as a 30th bday present. In my price range I am considering the zenith movement or the newer rolex movement. Pretty sure that I am going to go with stainless, but still haven't decided which dial.

-LR
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Which daytona did you get?

I have loved the daytona since I was a little kid. I am finally going to buy myself one as a 30th bday present. In my price range I am considering the zenith movement or the newer rolex movement. Pretty sure that I am going to go with stainless, but still haven't decided which dial.

-LR


I got white index 116520. I love it more and more every day. You can't go wrong, what a timepiece. From business to streetwear, Daytona looks right at home.

4130 movement is extremely accurate.

good luck.
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post


Which daytona did you get?

I have loved the daytona since I was a little kid. I am finally going to buy myself one as a 30th bday present. In my price range I am considering the zenith movement or the newer rolex movement. Pretty sure that I am going to go with stainless, but still haven't decided which dial.

-LR

I've owned both.  White is easier to read at a glance, but I prefer the looks of the black dial on both the 16520 or the 116520.  On the vintage model like a 6263 or 6265, I like the black and white dials equally.   

 

If you are tough on watches and its going to be a daily wearer, go with the current 116250.  Its bracelet has completely solid center bracelet links, the clasp is more rugged, larger lum markings on the dial and hands, and it has a 72 hour power reserve.  Its a great watch and will serve you well.  

 

If you want something more collectible, rarer (they weren't making the same volume of Daytonas back when the 16520 was in production, as they were still dependent on outsource ebouches, and then they made something close to 200 modifications to them), and with more hand workmanship go with the 16520.   Don't get me wrong, it can take a beating and be used as a daily wearer, I did that with one of mine for 5 years and I never had any issues with it.  Its simply, that I wouldn't want to beat on a watch that is more collectible.  

 

Either way you can't go wrong. 

 

I own both a 16520 and a 116520 and both are great, it just depends on your life style and how you see yourself using it.  

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Great pic Academe. Reminds me of my visit to Scotland. Hope to make it out back at some point in the next couple of years.

Anyone have any experience with a Jules Verne strap? I like the look but I have heard they might not be that durable. I have two little kids so durability and easy to wear are key for me. Thanks in advance.

Ranjeev, I have been wearing a Jules Verne strap on my 210, but can't really speak to durability yet, as it has only been a few months. It has darkened a bit, but aside from that, I haven't had any issues. (And I don't mind the color change at all....considering it part of the evolution / patination of the strap, if you will).

I would personally recommend it, despite the crazy premium for OEM.

No question that it is a rather soft strap, as there was no "break in" period necessary on mine. It truly felt great from day one.

Maybe that same quality will lessen its longevity? I have no idea....hopefully it will be both soft and durable. Time will tell.

But goodness knows there are plenty of "tough" Panerai straps available out there....ammo, cordovan, kevlar/cordura, etc....have fun shopping....

Here's a gratuitous, fairly recent pic:




And another (older) wrist shot, taken the day that I "installed" it:










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New straps for the waning days of summer.

Olive green
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Navy
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Those look great, Kap.

I like the green on your IWC, but the blue on that Sub really shows off the bezel fade quite nicely.

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Any more thoughts on the Tudor Black Bay (whether in blue or red)? This is growing on me as well, so curious to hear what people think here.

mimo has given you plenty of good stuff to think about.

I will just add that the Black Bay is generally highly regarded in the dive watch community.

Tudor is marketing the heck out them too...I seem to find ads for these watches everywhere...internet, print, billboard, etc.

Not saying that's good or bad, but they definitely have made a splash upon re-entering the US market (no pun intended).
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Thank you but no plans to sell at the moment. EVER. 


FTFY!
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Daytona love!


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Thank you but no plans to sell at the moment. EVER. 

FTFY!

Hahaha...You're right!  It was my grail watch when I was in law school and I still love it.  Now that the white subdials have darkened and developed a patina....its not going anywhere.  

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