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I'm sure it has great wrist presence, and if it's a good fit/proportionate to your wrist size, then who's to judge? Does it feel balanced with respect to case height and size? When I bought my Planet Ocean, I ended up picking the older calibre 2500 version because the newer 8500 watch felt a that little bit thicker, and didn't feel quite as good on my wrist...

It's pretty thick, though not an outlier by any stretch in the context of contemporary sports chronos. And the proportions are good. I just kind of wish they could have shrunk the whole thing a smidgen. Even though I can wear a watch this large on my 7 1/2" plus wrist, I find I have quite gone off large watches in general. 42mm is my new ceiling, and I am happier at 40mm. Which explains in part why that Speedmaster has moved on.

In every other respect, I think it is a phenomenal timepiece.
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I know that date windows are highly controversial but very pleased with my new birthday present from my wife


Complete with green shell strap from Leffot
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Congratulations rydenfan, and a tip of the hat to your wife. Love that Longines. Clean, crisp and very legible. Enjoy the heck out of it.
Edited by RogerP - 11/28/14 at 1:12pm
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Congrats! And unique choice with the strap - shoot us a pic when you get it on there.

If you like the date window, then all the better. If we all bought watches based on what is popular here everyone would have a Rolex or RO.
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I feel Longines is a great watch for the price.  They look really good and you can go vintage if you want and get an even better deal.  

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^^^ very cool, congrats! Need some wrist shots of that!
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Been traveling and it's taken me almost a good hour to catch up! You guys have made some more great purchases. Wow.

Anybody doing Black (Watch) Friday and fighting the crowds today? Me, I'm sticking close to home.

Be sure to post any more pickups in this space!
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Hello all - I am new to SF - so I wanted to share my passion for all things watches as well.  My darlings are and probably always will be - Rolex and AP - but I also have some off-brand stuff and less-known brands like Panerai.

 

 

 

My AP Diver - on Orloff, Italian horn back croc strap.

 

 

 

JL - sorry for the crappy pic.

 

 

 

Pam 111 on a custom 

 

 

 

Omega PO Pumpkin 

 

Just a sampling - but I am glad to have found this thread!

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Will post some more pics under better light tomorrow.

Dropped off my PAM 312 for service today and tried on the new 572 in steel and red gold. The red gold is really lovely, but IMO overpriced. Now I'm thinking about trading my 312 + cash or 312 + Tudor Pelagos for a 572 in steel..... decisions, decisions. I still want the FPJ Chronometre Bleu too..... This thread is so dangerous
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Will post some more pics under better light tomorrow.

Dropped off my PAM 312 for service today and tried on the new 572 in steel and red gold. The red gold is really lovely, but IMO overpriced. Now I'm thinking about trading my 312 + cash or 312 + Tudor Pelagos for a 572 in steel..... decisions, decisions. I still want the FPJ Chronometre Bleu too..... This thread is so dangerous

Both the Pelagos and Black Bay are really lovely.  I am thinking  that will be my next purchase - torn between the two.

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Love the color 

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Terranaut...not a fan of the date ... Stowa ...probably the 2801...Glycine Airman? Too busy?

 

I like the four o'clock date best of all day counters!  The 2801 is great, but I thought you were off a classic pilot?  Anyway, it's a beaut - I wanted the quirkiness of the B-Uhr dial, but that's perfect.  As for Glycine, I do think they're pretty busy - they make me think of Breitling.  Maybe a cut-price Breitling isn't such a bad idea?  But if it's Glycine, I think it has to be that huge crazy thing with three movements in it.  Go on, I dare you!  True awesomeness.

 

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Here's a 'left field' pilot style watch that is tempting me right now - the Longines Heritage 1935. 

 

Got to agree the day counter is a pity - not just because I don't like them in general, but it's so obviously an addition.  It just looks like an afterthought.  But that case...truly delicious.

 

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Cartier's new dive watch.

 

A dog's dinner.  You will see it and hate it, I have no doubt.

 

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This very werable 40mm Zenith Pilot floats my boat even more, but is nearly triple the price.

 

And for triple the price...IWC?  

 

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Omega Speedmaster Triple Date Auto or 1948 18k Lecoultre.

 

Neither of them seems to make much sense.  Just a thought: if you want something simple and clean for a dress watch, but that looks right with a T-shirt, then maybe try something on a bracelet?  Perfectly acceptable for suit wear these days (I'd say not a dive watch with a fat bezel, etc., though people do), there are many to choose from, and anything on steel looks great with casual wear.  If you like Omega, maybe look at the Aqua Terra?  

 

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the last paragraph

 

That would be a terrible thing, to kill for gold.  But I would drink your blood for the 3940p.

 

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Oktopus...is sexy.

 

Although it does look quite like a cockroach. Whatever turns you on!

 

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Elephant

 

Elephant what?

 

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just as unnecessary...and it didn't stop me

 

Day counters on more complicated watches don't bother me a bit.  And that's way cool.

 

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Did you get that, roger?

 

He got the 1973 Chrono, which is unsullied by day counter, and full of many awesomes.

 

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This

 

Yay! Lange!  Congratulations on this wonder.

 

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So beautiful it deserves to be the only thing on his wrist.

 

Word. 

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date window.... present from my wife
 
Divorce her.  But if you don't, nice watch.  Love the strap idea too.  And I agree with Roger, JB and TC: Longines look like great value.  I'm more and more tempted to jump on that train.
 
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Will post some more pics under better light tomorrow.

Dropped off my PAM 312 for service today and tried on the new 572 in steel and red gold. The red gold is really lovely, but IMO overpriced. Now I'm thinking about trading my 312 + cash or 312 + Tudor Pelagos for a 572 in steel..... decisions, decisions. I still want the FPJ Chronometre Bleu too..... This thread is so dangerous

 

 

I really want to see the 572 in person.

 

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Both the Pelagos and Black Bay are really lovely.  I am thinking  that will be my next purchase - torn between the two.

 

Black Bay.  The Pelagos is great, but will always feel a bit like a cheaper Submariner.  The Black Bay, for all the criticism of it among purists, looks a lot more like a distinctive design in its own right.  Especially the Burgundy one.  Go for it!

 

 

(Fifteen multi-quotes...could be a record!)

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Mimo, you magnificent multi-quoting bastard! :slayer:

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Close enough to blue check?

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Yes. Truth be told, the watch would be perfect at 42mm.

 

I think it's still perfect. Lovely watch Roger!

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