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post #41836 of 48312
Thanks for @gopherblue and @BostonHedonist for their opinions on JLC Hometime Aston Martin. In the end, I just couldn't get over with the co-branding (even though Jaeger and Aston go way back) so ordered today the JLC Deep Sea Chrono. WIll probably use this more and look for a dress watch later, MUT Moon 39 in black looks fantastic.. Local AD came through with 25% off MSRP, coming so close the Italian shop I've tried to deal with, that I voted for customer service. Wait begins.

BTW, the DSC Chrono Cermet is a beautiful watch and wears really light and well, but I had to stick to a some kind of budget.
post #41837 of 48312
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Originally Posted by kimmo View Post

Thanks for @gopherblue and @BostonHedonist for their opinions on JLC Hometime Aston Martin. In the end, I just couldn't get over with the co-branding (even though Jaeger and Aston go way back) so ordered today the JLC Deep Sea Chrono. WIll probably use this more and look for a dress watch later, MUT Moon 39 in black looks fantastic.. Local AD came through with 25% off MSRP, coming so close the Italian shop I've tried to deal with, that I voted for customer service. Wait begins.

BTW, the DSC Chrono Cermet is a beautiful watch and wears really light and well, but I had to stick to a some kind of budget.

AWESOME choice, Kimmo. I really like the Deep Sea Chrono. :bounce2:

 

I haven't seen the Cermet in the flesh, but it would have to be pretty sweet to justify the difference in price.

 

As it is, I think the steel one is a beautiful watch and is definitely on my radar. 25% off is awesome - where did you get that from?

 

Great kop. When do you pickup? Pictures ASAP please.

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JLC Deep Sea Chrono. 

 

Fabulous kop!  Congrats.

 

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I really like the Deep Sea Chrono. Pictures ASAP please.

 

 

Yes, yes.

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Originally Posted by kimmo View Post

Thanks for @gopherblue and @BostonHedonist for their opinions on JLC Hometime Aston Martin. In the end, I just couldn't get over with the co-branding (even though Jaeger and Aston go way back) so ordered today the JLC Deep Sea Chrono. WIll probably use this more and look for a dress watch later, MUT Moon 39 in black looks fantastic.. Local AD came through with 25% off MSRP, coming so close the Italian shop I've tried to deal with, that I voted for customer service. Wait begins.

Great choice! Looking forward to pics.
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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.

Congrats on the new job and the new watch!  As stated in the past, even if a particular watch doesn't isn't for me, I'm always happy when one of my friends gets something that they are excited about owning.  Congrats again and wear it in good health!  :cheers:

 

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In the end, I just couldn't get over with the co-branding (even though Jaeger and Aston go way back) so ordered today the JLC Deep Sea Chrono. 

Congrats!  I've never been a fan of co-branded watches, I can certainly understand you position on that.  Sounds like a great watch is on the way.  Looking forward to some wrist shots when it arrives!  :cheers: 

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Originally Posted by kimmo View Post

Thanks for @gopherblue and @BostonHedonist for their opinions on JLC Hometime Aston Martin. In the end, I just couldn't get over with the co-branding (even though Jaeger and Aston go way back) so ordered today the JLC Deep Sea Chrono. WIll probably use this more and look for a dress watch later, MUT Moon 39 in black looks fantastic.. Local AD came through with 25% off MSRP, coming so close the Italian shop I've tried to deal with, that I voted for customer service. Wait begins.

BTW, the DSC Chrono Cermet is a beautiful watch and wears really light and well, but I had to stick to a some kind of budget.

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Congrats on the new job and the new watch!  As stated in the past, even if a particular watch doesn't isn't for me, I'm always happy when one of my friends gets something that they are excited about owning.  Congrats again and wear it in good health!  cheers.gif

Congrats!  I've never been a fan of co-branded watches, I can certainly understand you position on that.  Sounds like a great watch is on the way.  Looking forward to some wrist shots when it arrives!  cheers.gif  

I see your Aston Martin and raise you... Singapore Airlines???



Instead of Hong Kong at GMT +8 which is used in the regular Hometime, Singapore is used, which makes it vaguely interesting, but that co-brand thing makes it look like a cheap corporate gift or at best, a souvenir watch you can buy inflight shopping.
post #41842 of 48312
If you have had any experience with servicing a basic movement, time only watch, I would like to know the cost.
I have been quoted something that seems pretty high, but I have no idea. It is not from an AD service center - just a reasonably reputable watch repair place.
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Hey guys, I'm slowly falling in love with this Omega Seamaster AquaTerra Master 41.5mm....I have a Baume and Mercier Classima which was my first "higher end" watch and have it on a blue ribbon band which matches the hands and goes well...then a JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 as a dress-y watch but also wear to work and regular nights out...this would be my third watch, after 2 white faces and leather/clothe bands.  Thoughts on This watch or experience with watches in this league?  Never had a metal band, as I'm just more of a boring leather guy, and prefer leather bands in general, but will suck it up for this one (also I can wear it in the water).

 

FYI, I'm 31 yr old, work as an entrepreneur in the financial technology space and just got into watches about 2 years ago so I certainly dont consider myself knowlegdable on most topics in the time piece world! 

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I can't stand the date function on this watch (or any other non-perpetual or annual calendars). If this didn't have one, it would probably be my first choice sport watch (well, the smaller models would be). It is an excellent design and movement. If the date function doesn't bother you, you will probably be very happy with it.
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Hey guys, I'm slowly falling in love with this Omega Seamaster AquaTerra Master 41.5mm....I have a Baume and Mercier Classima which was my first "higher end" watch and have it on a blue ribbon band which matches the hands and goes well...then a JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 as a dress-y watch but also wear to work and regular nights out...this would be my third watch, after 2 white faces and leather/clothe bands.  Thoughts on This watch or experience with watches in this league?  Never had a metal band, as I'm just more of a boring leather guy, and prefer leather bands in general, but will suck it up for this one (also I can wear it in the water).

 

FYI, I'm 31 yr old, work as an entrepreneur in the financial technology space and just got into watches about 2 years ago so I certainly dont consider myself knowlegdable on most topics in the time piece world! 

 

 

 

Nice all-arounder with an interesting movement and good finishing.  I think you've made a fine choice.  Been enjoying this one over 4 years now.

 

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Nice all-arounder with an interesting movement and good finishing.  I think you've made a fine choice.  Been enjoying this one over 4 years now.

 

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Wow the White is beautiful as well!!!  Thanks for the feedback

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Hey guys, I'm slowly falling in love with this Omega Seamaster AquaTerra Master 41.5mm.

 

It's very nice in the flesh.  Although personally, I prefer the blue one - especially the GMT version.  Or the white one above.

 

But if you're in the market for a slightly sporty watch on a bracelet, there is just so much choice around, especially if your budget is flexible.  But in the 1000-10000 Euros bracket, let's say, I'm sure there are at least twenty off the top of my head that I like, new or used, covering every point between.  

 

I'd suggest you read back a few years here (!), but also go and try on a whole load of watches: what's good on the screen, or even in the window, isn't always the same as what's good on your wrist.

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Omega make fine watches.
post #41849 of 48312
As always, consider Rolex Explorer and similar, depending on budget.
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I see your Aston Martin and raise you... Singapore Airlines???

Instead of Hong Kong at GMT +8 which is used in the regular Hometime, Singapore is used, which makes it vaguely interesting, but that co-brand thing makes it look like a cheap corporate gift or at best, a souvenir watch you can buy inflight shopping.

Well that's one way to ruin a watch.  I like the dark brown dial on the steel case, but the mustard yellow Singapore Airlines logo makes no sense, unless as you mentioned it was a corporate gift.  If you don't work for them or own the company, why have a logo branded watch.  I like Heinz ketchup, but I don't think I'd need a tomato logo on watch even if I like the watch and the ketchup separately.  However, there must be a bunch of people that love co-branded watches because they keep releasing them.  

 

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Hey guys, I'm slowly falling in love with this Omega Seamaster AquaTerra Master 41.5mm....I have a Baume and Mercier Classima which was my first "higher end" watch and have it on a blue ribbon band which matches the hands and goes well...then a JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 as a dress-y watch but also wear to work and regular nights out...this would be my third watch, after 2 white faces and leather/clothe bands.  Thoughts on This watch or experience with watches in this league?  Never had a metal band, as I'm just more of a boring leather guy, and prefer leather bands in general, but will suck it up for this one (also I can wear it in the water).

Sounds like you have a good start to a growing collection.  The Seamaster AT is a good watch that should serve you well.  I'm not a fan of the hour markers with the metal "V" shape surrounding the lum, but that's just my 2 cents.  I would also maybe consider a Rolex Explorer or Milgauss, and search some websites as their may be other companies offering something that might be of interest such as Breitling, IWC, etc...

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