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Of your options, I would choose the explorer, I think it is the most versatile of the group and a watch I happen to really like. The mark is too casual in my view for a suit or SC/tie.

If you are willing to consider pre-owned there are many more options out there. If you shop around a JLC master moon (much loved here) can be had in that range. Another watch I like a lot and would consider in that price range,a really high quality product, is the blancpain flyback. Although it is a pilot's style watch I think it can be dressed up some

Happy hunting
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Thanks for the well wishes guys!  Does anyone have recommendations on alternate straps for my Orbis?

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Which mid level brand offer the best finish and quality feel? Omega, Iwc, Rolex, Jaeger? Any other contenders out there? For metal I would say Rolex, but my Iwc had a nicer dial or atleast a more interesting structure or finish to it. Panerai and Jaeger offer really nice polished watches.
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@jmaudi0 Congrats on the wedding gift from your wife!  It is a beautiful watch.  As for straps, I feel the watch looks best with Croc so you have the array of colors offered by Omega.  The blue on the website doesn't scream "too much blue" that a lighter color could give off. 

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I also think the blue/blue combo can work very well....just depends on the individual strap.
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@ Mr. Moo....you could do a whole lot worse than the 214270.

Have you tried it on?

I would definitely wear this watch far more frequently, if not for the Daytona, the Seamasters, etc....




EDIT: poor grammar.
post #36817 of 48312
Explorer I gets my vote too, to me it's simply the most versatile in that list.
post #36818 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Imyouricecreamman View Post

Which mid level brand offer the best finish and quality feel? Omega, Iwc, Rolex, Jaeger? Any other contenders out there? For metal I would say Rolex, but my Iwc had a nicer dial or atleast a more interesting structure or finish to it. Panerai and Jaeger offer really nice polished watches.

So many variables.  Are you just speaking of exterior finish?  JLC makes a great watch with superb workmanship and very nicely finished in house movements.  Sadly, they don't offer much that I would want to own other than a Reverso.  IWC, great case and bracelets, the current dials with the cut out in the dials showing three dates are ugly, some of their movements are a bit pedestrian, and they haven't offered anything in years that really interests me.  Rolex offers very good quality all around, but the finish on their movements while very good is considered by some to be too plain or basic.  In the end each brand has its strong points and its a matter of what you are looking for in a watch. 

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I don't know why many worry about the finish on the Rolex movements, it's not like they are visible anyways. They are very reliable, robust and easy to service. Who really cares if it is decorated when their watches doesn't even have a showcase back?


With that said, I do wish Rolex opened up and showed off what they could do in the new Cellini line. I know they can make nice as they demonstrated in the Cellini Prince casebacks.
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Yes, I was primarily asking about the exterior finish. There seems to be a lot of different takes when it comes to choices in finishing. Rolex has seemed to go for a finer grained brusing on their latest models where the previous genereations had coarser circular brushing (lugs). My aquatimer (prvevious gen.) didn't have the same quality on the brushing and the movement of the bezel felt cheap compared to watches I've owned previously (sinn u2, planet ocean and seiko mm300) but it had the nicest dial of any watch I've owned. Seems like the different companies have different strengths although this could be subjective to what I prefer.
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So many variables.  Are you just speaking of exterior finish?  JLC makes a great watch with superb workmanship and very nicely finished in house movements.  Sadly, they don't offer much that I would want to own other than a Reverso.  IWC, great case and bracelets, the current dials with the cut out in the dials showing three dates are ugly, some of their movements are a bit pedestrian, and they haven't offered anything in years that really interests me.  Rolex offers very good quality all around, but the finish on their movements while very good is considered by some to be too plain or basic.  In the end each brand has its strong points and its a matter of what you are looking for in a watch. 
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Some sale prep going on today....






post #36822 of 48312
The Pasha looks beautiful.

I've always had a thing for the Pasha Seatimer too, not even sure why but I just like it.
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before all the other coppages arrives in this thread... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Did I miss the follow-up on this?
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Did I miss the follow-up on this?

Nope...still patiently waiting...

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The Pasha looks beautiful.

Its a stunner. Tell my boss to give it to me.
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Nope...still patiently waiting...

Speak for yourself on the "patiently" part.
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