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Did somebody say Aqua Terra?

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Keith, I hadn't thought of a black perforated strap, I might check them out. Do you know of any good strap sellers?

Freda Watch Straps has the Di-Modell Rallye for under $50...I've heard good things.

Or you could try a Hirsch Tiger direct from Hirsch if you like the contrast stitch look-- and again, it's a strap that's been well-received by a lot of WIS, but a bit more expensive.

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Did somebody say Aqua Terra?


Nice look, Frank.

Quite somber, but also elegant. Conservative done well, I'd say.
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I'm slowly getting towards my first watch purchase, which will probably be an Omega seamaster aqua terra, white dial, 39mm, and I'm looking forward to your educated advice.
My purpose is to get an all-around watch which can last me a long time, with a simple design and a style I can fancy for said long time. Probably a vain intention, though: since I started following this thread, I'm progressively appreciating the fine watches some of you post in here.
Also, as a side question: do you own a "one-watch" (i.e. one watch suitable for most venues/attire/occasions), regardless of your other possessions?

1. Very exciting!

2. The AT might be that watch, as mentioned earlier, a DJ would be as well.

3. Dont know about a "one watch" but I plan to always keep a Rolex in the stable.
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Prices will go up.

I hope so !
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Nice look, Frank.

Quite somber, but also elegant. Conservative done well, I'd say.

Thank you very kindly.
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I am considering a birth year watch to celebrate my 50th. Opinions on the Tudor 7928 Sub?


This one is listed at $2800.

"As you can see, the watch has been worn a few times. The minute hand is losing some of its insert material. The dial appears to be a Rolex service dial. Case is original. Bezel is missing the little dot in the triangle (at 50 years, you may be missing a little of your luster as well.) Sets, runs and bezels nicely. No moisture gets in. Otherwise, the case is in good shape with dings and knicks. I rate the watch at 80% due to it looking well-used.""

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I am considering a birth year watch to celebrate my 50th. Opinions on the Tudor 7928 Sub?


This one is listed at $2800.

"As you can see, the watch has been worn a few times. The minute hand is losing some of its insert material. The dial appears to be a Rolex service dial. Case is original. Bezel is missing the little dot in the triangle (at 50 years, you may be missing a little of your luster as well.) Sets, runs and bezels nicely. No moisture gets in. Otherwise, the case is in good shape with dings and knicks. I rate the watch at 80% due to it looking well-used.""

 

The bezel on this one makes me question its authenticity.  That picture makes it look in really good condition relative to the one lug that we can see.  Usual older Rolex watches tend to have some discoloring but this has none.  I would almost ask something like a Vintage Rolex Forum or something similar about this.

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The bezel on this one makes me question its authenticity.  That picture makes it look in really good condition relative to the one lug that we can see.  Usual older Rolex watches tend to have some discoloring but this has none.  I would almost ask something like a Vintage Rolex Forum or something similar about this.

Yeah, I think the dial is a replacement. I think I will pass.
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Interesting, Dino...Our tastes are going to diverge on this point - I think in person the Geophysic is quite fetching. Its well proportioned, the dial has great depth and a linen-type finish, and it has great history. It may be heresy, but I prefer it to the modern Explorer, by a long shot. in fact, I may be putting my money where my mouth is and getting my hands on onr in the coming weeks. But a watch can't be everything to everyone, which makes this hobby interesting.

On an unrelated note, anyone have any educated guesses of what we might see at SIHH from VC or JLC?

Ah my friend, that's the beauty of this place.  It is always cool when several of us agree and own a particular watch, but disagreeing and having different collections spices the place up a bit.  I don't dislike the Geophysic (although I do dislike its hands).  It is more that there is nothing about it that particularly stands out as a reason for me to own one.  There are plenty of "Good watches" in the market place.  However, for it to be kop-worthy there must be something about a piece that truly makes it stand out to us, puts a smile on our face, and makes us want to look at our wrist just to view it (rather than to actually check the time).  This last factor is missing for me. 

 

If I had to own a Geophysic, it would probably be the rose gold.  I like the contrast of the dial with the rose color.   However, for what it costs there are many other pieces I would rather have. To me, the quintessential JLC to own is a Reverso (and you have one).  A runner up would be a nice Master series watch (I liked the old Hometime and 8 day reserve).  The Geophysic is nice, but it just can't seem to get me to smile so its not for me.  Wishing you luck on your next addition, whether its a Geophysic or something else.  Cheers!  :cheers:

 

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I like the Geophysic a lot.  And I'm with Keith, the platinum is bestest.  But I don't like it $30k.  I suspect it will  be an interesting used option for about $12k, five years from now...

Based on my friend's experience with his platinum 8 Day Master Antoine (almost $30K 10 years ago), which some dealers weren't even interested in making an offer to buy, it will probably be available from a desperate seller for a fire sale price once they find some dealers won't offer them a stick of gum for it.  

 

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I'm slowly getting towards my first watch purchase, which will probably be an Omega seamaster aqua terra, white dial, 39mm, and I'm looking forward to your educated advice.

Also, as a side question: do you own a "one-watch" (i.e. one watch suitable for most venues/attire/occasions), regardless of your other possessions?

Welcome and good luck with purchasing your first "Good watch."  Look out, that first good watch can be a gate way drug to more watches!

 

Although I have a few watches, I do have  "A one watch."  Its my 39mm AP Royal Oak Jumbo.  Its just an incredibly versatile watch that looks great with jeans or a suit.  It gets most of my wrist time.  However, I still have dedicated sports watches that I enjoy and dress watches for the dressiest of occasions.  However, out of what I have the RO seems to be the watch I have that is the closest to being able to be a one watch for all purposes time piece. 

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If liquidity is a high priority then stick with Patek Philippe and Rolex.
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Size perspective of Rolex 114060
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Although I have a few watches, I do have  "A one watch."  Its my 39mm AP Royal Oak Jumbo.  Its just an incredibly versatile watch that looks great with jeans or a suit.  It gets most of my wrist time.  However, I still have dedicated sports watches that I enjoy and dress watches for the dressiest of occasions.  However, out of what I have the RO seems to be the watch I have that is the closest to being able to be a one watch for all purposes time piece. 

While I do agree that the AP RO does make for a good "The One Watch" - I find myself reaching for mine more often than anything else I have at the moment - it's quite a stretch for the budget to go from an Omega Aqua Terra to an AP RO , especially for a first watch. Though that being said if one is only ever only going to buy one watch, a case can be made for saving up for the RO..

Without going into AP territory, the Aqua Terra is a great choice, as are the smaller Rolexes mentined - Explorer / DJ etc. Just to throw out a few more for consideration - IWC Ingenier, Zenith Captain, Cartier Roadster.
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Although I have a few watches, I do have  "A one watch."  Its my 39mm AP Royal Oak Jumbo.  Its just an incredibly versatile watch that looks great with jeans or a suit.  It gets most of my wrist time.  However, I still have dedicated sports watches that I enjoy and dress watches for the dressiest of occasions.  However, out of what I have the RO seems to be the watch I have that is the closest to being able to be a one watch for all purposes time piece. 
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While I do agree that the AP RO does make for a good "The One Watch" - I find myself reaching for mine more often than anything else I have at the moment - it's quite a stretch for the budget to go from an Omega Aqua Terra to an AP RO , especially for a first watch. Though that being said if one is only ever only going to buy one watch, a case can be made for saving up for the RO.

More and more I am feeling that my 15300 will be a lifetime keeper. G-d willing.
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Nice jacket, Moo.  But you should tighten that bracelet.  Show some respect! :)

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Thanks. My wrists sort of ebb and flow in diameter throughout the day, so the bracelet tightness varies as well.
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What are you, a squid?!

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