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Kaplan, you are a bad, bad man... always posting watches I had not previously known about and immediately start coveting. ffffuuuu.gif
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I'd like this little chap without the date.

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^ I think many watches could gain from losing the date, but in this case I think it's pretty nicely integrated.

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Kaplan, you are a bad, bad man... always posting watches I had not previously known about and immediately start coveting. ffffuuuu.gif

Glad to be of assistance satisfied.gif
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Here's my lug-hole 1997/98 16600 SD (U-Serial). It has the Swiss T<25 dial but is a transitional watch with a Lumi dial (not tritium).

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Here's my other watch. A transitional Y series 16610 from 2002. I know "everyone has a sub" but for me it is by far my favourite watch of all time.
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I'd love to own a AP 15400 but need to save up for a few more years.
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You're right, it's not badly integrated. I just think that could be a really pure looking watch without it.

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Originally Posted by Ali-1980 View Post

I know "everyone has a sub" but for me it is by far my favourite watch of all time.

 

I hear  you. Sometimes, I feel ashamed for loving the Submariner this much - every douche bag and their father has one. Even people not into watches and horology has one. If you have money, want to show it and don't know a whole lot about watches, you'll probably go Rolex.

 

Then again, AP, Hublot, Panerai and IWC have been the new trendy choice of wealthy people these days. 

 

EDIT* regarding the date window: I noticed a lot of people don't appreciate them - I, on the other hand, love them. Shouldn't I?

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Originally Posted by Ali-1980 View Post

Here's my lug-hole 1997/98 16600 SD (U-Serial). It has the Swiss T<25 dial but is a transitional watch with a Lumi dial (not tritium).

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Here's my other watch. A transitional Y series 16610 from 2002. I know "everyone has a sub" but for me it is by far my favourite watch of all time.

I'd love to own a AP 15400 but need to save up for a few more years.

Welcome, the SD and Sub are both great watches.  Not sure if its just the photo angle, but the lug under the Helium escape valve looks like its lost its crisp edge possibly from over polishing...again hopefully its just the photo and not the watch.  But if its not just the photo then be careful about letting people polish the case and lugs on this piece or they will end up looking way too rounded/distorted.  Cheers and hope you have that 15400 soon!

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EDIT* regarding the date window: I noticed a lot of people don't appreciate them - I, on the other hand, love them. Shouldn't I?

I think it truly depends on the watch.  Some watches I think a date can ruin a beautiful design (usually on a simple dress watch), others I don't mind a date .  

Nothing wrong with liking something even if others don't.  You never know, it could turn into a good deal for you on a pre-owned piece if you like it but others 

find a feature on it bothersome.

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It's probably one of the nicest budget dress watches out there.

 

Tissot is always top of my recommended list for reasonably-priced Swiss autos.  I don't have one myself any more, by friends do and I I got one for my son recently, too.  Great value, proper watches, nice kop.

 

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Thanks but dial looks a bit fussy for my monkish tastes.smile.gif

 

Right then.  Your budget.  New only.  Not "fussy".  Titanium sport watches on bracelets:

 

£5-10k new:

 

- PAM 352 (or 221)

 

- Hublot Classic-Fusion chrono (I know, I know, but if you don't hate the brand, it's not bad looking at all)

 

- Omega Speedmaster '57 (I guess a chrono is "fussy", but with two subdials in white, I think this and the Hublot look quite clean)

 

- Piaget Polo Forty-Five (left field, love it or hate it, but simple)

 

- JLC Master Compressor Diving (you might not want a dive bezel, but if you do, this one's nice and plain and purposeful, see the Alarm version too)

 

 

Or a bit cheaper (£2-5k new):

 

- Tudor Pelagos (if you can do the dive thing)

 

- Union Belisar Titan chrono (as you love ze Germans - me too)

 

- Tutima Einsatzuhr (completing the less-celebrated Glashuette set)

 

- Hublot Classic-Fusion Opalin Bracciale (super clean, if non-approved)

 

- IWC Ingenieur AMG

 

- Grand Seiko SBGA011 (if that's the way you ever want to go)

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Tissot is always top of my recommended list for reasonably-priced Swiss autos.  I don't have one myself any more, by friends do and I I got one for my son recently, too.  Great value, proper watches, nice kop.


Right then.  Your budget.  New only.  Not "fussy".  Titanium sport watches on bracelets:

£5-10k new:

- PAM 352 (or 221)

- Hublot Classic-Fusion chrono (I know, I know, but if you don't hate the brand, it's not bad looking at all)

- Omega Speedmaster '57 (I guess a chrono is "fussy", but with two subdials in white, I think this and the Hublot look quite clean)

- Piaget Polo Forty-Five (left field, love it or hate it, but simple)

- JLC Master Compressor Diving (you might not want a dive bezel, but if you do, this one's nice and plain and purposeful, see the Alarm version too)


Or a bit cheaper (£2-5k new):

- Tudor Pelagos (if you can do the dive thing)

- Union Belisar Titan chrono (as you love ze Germans - me too)

- Tutima Einsatzuhr (completing the less-celebrated Glashuette set)

- Hublot Classic-Fusion Opalin Bracciale (super clean, if non-approved)

- IWC Ingenieur AMG

- Grand Seiko SBGA011 (if that's the way you ever want to go)

Wowsers. Thanks - will work through these tonight.
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Yes, @Dino944....the SD lugs are no longer as sharp as I would like them to be. I once had the watch taken in for a click spring replacement and the watchmaker took it upon himself to "give it a quick polish".....very important lesson learned that day😔

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EDIT* regarding the date window: I noticed a lot of people don't appreciate them - I, on the other hand, love them. Shouldn't I?

Dude, you should love whatever appeals to you.

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Dude, you should love whatever appeals to you.

It was just a rhethoric question to get people's opinion on the matter. I'll always like what I want despite other people's reaction. smile.gif
post #41729 of 48312
I like the date window and associated cyclops....it gives a dive watch that deeeeeep sea submarine hatch look. Lol
post #41730 of 48312
Agreed on the cyclops. But generally I can't draw any hard and fast rules as to when I will like the date. Sometimes I do, sometimes it detracts.
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