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I agree the Tudor is awesome looking. The F.P. Journe is visually-striking, too!

 

Have anyone seen the OnlyWatch2015 Hublot though? Yuck. Then again, it's Hublot. What could we expect?

 


Edited by ShawnBC - 7/1/15 at 7:19am
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Some pretty cool looking 'Only Watches' coming out for the charity auction. What are everybody's favorites?

I love the journe and the black bay
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@cchen: what B&M are you selling?

1950's rose gold chronograph. Had it posted in the FS forum but no interest
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This is perfect.
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Arrived just in time for my birthday.

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Arrived just in time for my birthday.
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Gorgeous! Looks unpolished from here. Well done.

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Gorgeous! Looks unpolished from here. Well done.
Thank you, it is NOS "safe queen" from 2006. I am very fortunate to be its first "real" owner.
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Thank you, it is NOS "safe queen" from 2006. I am very fortunate to be its first "real" owner.

Wow! Very nice. I have seen a couple NOS COSC dials around, but not a 2 liner. So good!

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Wow! Very nice. I have seen a couple NOS COSC dials around, but not a 2 liner. So good!
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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)

I have gradually been working my way through this list (and others' suggestions - thanks) and have still not found what I'm looking for. The one I liked most was the PAM 352 but it wears a bit large for my liking. I liked the look of the Omega but too thick and felt a bit 'plasticky'. Hated the Piaget, the Hublot was just OK.

So I have rethought and am looking at brushed steel bracelets rather than titanium. My shortlist; most not yet seen:

1. Rolex Explorer I ref. 1016 - love this - only downside is lack of water resistance. Might be a killer as I want this for swimming holidays (edit to add - and I have tried on the new Explorer I but don't like the shiny applied 3/6/9 numbers).

2. IWC Ingenieur Dual Time (http://www.ablogtowatch.com/iwc-ingenieur-dual-time-watch/) - need to see/try on to check it's not too big and shiny.

3. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M Omega Master Co-Axial - again need to see/try - 38.5 mm or 41.5mm?

Any other thoughts from the TWAT-massive? Are the bracelets on the IWC and Omega wholly brushed?

My problem is I am fussy - don't like dive bezels; can't be too big; don't like shiny bracelets; must have simple clean face.

Thanks!
Edited by Winot - 7/1/15 at 10:14am
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Arrived just in time for my birthday.

Happy Birthday and Congrats!  Looks great on you.  Hope it brings you many years of enjoyment!  :cheers:

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Happy Birthday and Congrats!  Looks great on you.  Hope it brings you many years of enjoyment!  cheers.gif
Thank you for the kind words and for the invaluable feedback you provided when I was still searching.
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@Winot how about an old-style explorer ii?
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Arrived just in time for my birthday.

 

So excellent.

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So excellent.
Thank you.
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