If I were to admit some confusion about why a bit of red text would make a Sub so desirable, would I be run out of TWAT with a pitchfork?
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2996post #44926 of 483127/6/15 at 3:31pmpost #44927 of 483127/6/15 at 3:39pmGod help me if I could get my hands on a mitsukoshi dial speedy.
Omega definitely make great watches and know how to market them to a pretty loyal fan base.
Personally the new ones (ceramic Speedmaster aside) don't do it for me in person due to their size, but they are great quality.
I like a lot of the last and previous generation models though. And the ceramic Speedy models.post #44928 of 483127/6/15 at 4:32pmpost #44929 of 483127/6/15 at 5:19pmpost #44930 of 483127/6/15 at 5:35pmpost #44931 of 483127/6/15 at 7:44pmQuote:Originally Posted by Steel28
As for PCLs, I baby my watches hehehe.. When I had my SS Daytona for almost a year, I only had some very light desk diving marks on the clasp.
BLNR has almost zero hairlines as I got some experience with previous PCL and don't rest my left wrist on the desk LOL. I think I will get over it, when I had my Pams the bezel was a scratch magnet.Quote:
Guys, watches are made to wear. It is the memories you build wearing those watches. The other day, my two year old boy must have taken my newly acquired explorer out of a drawer and played with it. I was not home and got back to find my watch on the stair case to the second floor!! I was obviously little surprised, I'm glad he didn't throw it somewhere, that would have been a bad memory.post #44932 of 483127/6/15 at 8:17pmSo was looking for a new strap for my Speedy and I blame - I mean THANK @RogerP for his great referral. I wasn't the biggest fan of the original black OEM strap, with it's curved/integrated shape at the lugs. Made the watch seem bulkier than it already is.
The new strap is straight across at the lugs, and it shows off the gorgeous and classic Speedy case more. I'm loving the brown strap/black face combo and went with an extra OEM Omega buckle so I wouldn't have to switch out the deployant from the original strap .post #44933 of 483127/6/15 at 8:22pmThat is a fantastic watch. I wish it didn't have a day counter but it is an otherwise perfect movement. Do you find it bulky? That would be my largest normal use watch, second only to my regular speedy. They really did a great job with it.post #44934 of 483127/6/15 at 8:27pmQuote:
When one considers vintage watches, particular vintage Rolex watches...its often the small details that make the watch very desirable to collectors. For example on 16520 Daytonas ...things such as spacing of the word "Cosmograph" on an early model, whether the 6 on the subdial is inverted or not, how many hatch marks are on the subdials, does the Tachymeter go to 200, 300 or 400 units per hour. The font of the word Rolex... these are all small details that die hard collectors pay attention to and pay additional money to own. Whether its worth it to have something a bit rarer is something each collector has to answer for himself.
But more specifically as to why the Red Sub is so desireable...the simple answer....its a damn good looking watch.
A watch doesn't have to get scratched and dinged in the course of wearing it, for it to be enjoyed. I wear all of my watches regularly, but I'm just pretty good when it comes to avoiding scratches and dings. If for you it helps forge memories or a bond with the watch, that's great. For me, I can wear it, enjoy it, and have memories of wearing it on vacations, to important events, or just for fun and the lack of scratches doesn't detract from my memories of the events or the enjoyment of my watches. Cheers!post #44935 of 483127/6/15 at 8:29pmQuote:Originally Posted by rnguy001
So was looking for a new strap for my Speedy and I blame - I mean THANK @RogerP for his great referral. I wasn't the biggest fan of the original black OEM strap, with it's curved/integrated shape at the lugs. Made the watch seem bulkier than it already is.
The new strap is straight across at the lugs, and it shows off the gorgeous and classic Speedy case more. I'm loving the brown strap/black face combo and went with an extra OEM Omega buckle so I wouldn't have to switch out the deployant from the original strap .
Absolutely love the dark brown strap paired with the black dial !!! Well done my friend!post #44936 of 483127/6/15 at 10:50pmpost #44937 of 483127/6/15 at 11:10pmQuote:Originally Posted by Dino944
A watch doesn't have to get scratched and dinged in the course of wearing it, for it to be enjoyed. I wear all of my watches regularly, but I'm just pretty good when it comes to avoiding scratches and dings. If for you it helps forge memories or a bond with the watch, that's great. For me, I can wear it, enjoy it, and have memories of wearing it on vacations, to important events, or just for fun and the lack of scratches doesn't detract from my memories of the events or the enjoyment of my watches. Cheers!
I wear my watches just about anywhere and everywhere. But I'm careful with them. Always have been. Doesn't mean I'm not enjoying life or life experiences. But like Dino, I'm good at avoiding scratches and dings.post #44938 of 483127/7/15 at 12:44ampost #44939 of 483127/7/15 at 1:43ampost #44940 of 483127/7/15 at 2:50amQuote:Originally Posted by Winot
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Of the ones you were considering, I think that will be the most satisfying in the long run; it's a premier example of the traditionally-sized simple watch in steel and it goes with everything. Many designs end up looking dated, but I find that the plexi Explorer just gets better with time. That one appears to be in top condition, too. Nice!
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