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Dammit, Dino, that first VC is awesome. There's another one for the list. You are going to be the ruin of me!crazy.gif
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I brought this up a couple days ago, but it apparently was ignored.  Do you know any reputable EUR watch sellers?

 

I apologize if I am re-hashing old topics; I knew in the recent past it was discussed but I have been in and out of following the thread closely.  I was looking into some stores I have found through Chrono24.  Other than that I'm not sure what the best way is to find dealers.  

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Anyone thinking about purchasing internationally with the Euro where its at/going?  I was looking at the forums for a pre-owned deal, but after the currency conversion I'm seeing some new prices cheaper than some domestic pre-owned listings.  There's the shipping and also the duties/fees you can expect, but in some cases its more cost effective to buy new internationally (of course it depends on what brand/model you're looking at).  Within just the last two weeks there's a $250 USD difference at 3,000 EUR.  

I've been touting this for a month or so now. I just recently purchased a brand new JLC Perpetual Ultra Thin in WG for about the US retail price of the steel model.
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Uh oh. Mrs. Hedonist does not share my appreciation for the GMT Master... :embar:

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Anyone have any real life pics or experience with the Omega Seamaster 300m Master (233.30.41.21.01.001)? It seems to have gotten positive reviews after its recent release.

 

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Dammit, Dino, that first VC is awesome. There's another one for the list. You are going to be the ruin of me!crazy.gif

Sorry my friend ;).  It's was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that watch.  They made them in rose gold and white gold.  Hope it will make it into your collection one day.  :cheers:

 

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Uh oh. Mrs. Hedonist does not share my appreciation for the GMT Master... :embar:

Uh oh....:eek:  Hopefully, the GMT gets to stay.  Maybe a change of bezel insert will make it more appealing to her...or perhaps...she needs something nice on her wrist so that she is less focused on your GMT?  Wishing you luck.  

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 perhaps...she needs something nice on her wrist so that she is less focused on your GMT?  Wishing you luck.  

 

:smarmy: Way ahead of ya, my friend.

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Yep. I think they take some ridiculous number of man hours (and these are expertly skilled man hours mind you) to make. Though I suspect, like most high end goods, the increase in cost does not entirely account for the staggering premium you have to pay.

The first part is 100% correct. Also, a proper tourb, and yes not all tourbs are like the others, are exceedingly difficult to design, construct and assemble. Whether or not the price is "justifiable" is a non starter for me. I dont think its any less justifiable than the general pricing for luxury watches, certainly not less justifiable than what we all accept as pricing on non complicated all steel 3 handed watches.

On top of that, a tourb is also considered the pinnacle of the art of horology. Makers make them to prove they have the prowess to do so.

Lastly, having seen them in action in person, I think its a shame when they are not visible. It is without question the most amazing complication from a visual standpoint imo.
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Anyone have any real life pics or experience with the Omega Seamaster 300m Master (233.30.41.21.01.001)? It seems to have gotten positive reviews after its recent release.



A friend picked one up recently... great, great watch. I personally wish less of its surfaces were polished, but that's minor. With a discount, I can't think of any new watch thats better for under $5k.
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Wrapping up my first week at a new job - the biggest transition of my life moving from NYC after 10 years to SF. Celebrated with a new watch, which albeit not the esteemed Dino's fave, I fell in love with. Waiting on a new navy strap, but the shell NATO works in my humble opinion.



Thanks to all the enablers on this thread. I love visiting for my daily fix. Keep on kopping, as my boy stichy would say.
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Looks fabulous CHRK, well done on the life changes too nod[1].gif
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Congrats - looks great on that strap - really works well.
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Uh oh. Mrs. Hedonist does not share my appreciation for the GMT Master... :embar:

 

On the plus side, the Manufacturer has made over 3.5 billion women.  But seriously, she doesn't have to wear it. :)

 

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Omega Seamaster 300m Master

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Celebrated with a new watch,
 
Two examples of re-make done well.  Love both of those.  Congrats, C, great kop!

 

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The first part is 100% correct.

 

The other thing with something very complicated like a tourbillon or minute repeater, is that the volume will be extremely low.  And unlike some tedious limited edition, it's not just a matter of banging out a batch of different coloured dials or hands.  There just isn't an industrial method of assembling a tourbillon, or even of making its parts: there are never enough of them for it to be worth tooling up a whole production line to use efficient processes.  Ergo, it's a fiddly hand-assembled item, that only few people can assemble, and the parts to be assembled are effectively custom-made.  Which, visual intrigue aside, pretty much presses all the art/artisan/exclusivity buttons that keep mortal men sick with watch-lust.  And justifies the price, both in production limitations, and premium market demand.

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Thanks for the gen on tourbs everyone.


Here's one I could get excited about... :bounce2:

 

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Anyone have any real life pics or experience with the Omega Seamaster 300m Master (233.30.41.21.01.001)? It seems to have gotten positive reviews after its recent release.



I thought hard about one, but the didn't like the amount of high polish on the bracelet and it was just a little thicker than I wanted. I love the look of the watch head itself though.
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