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Thanks for sharing my excitement guys! Please be kind to my review.

I'm not as articulated and knowledgeable as some of the guys here.

My experience in reviewing and photography is certainly lacking.

My honest and straightforward review, hopefully with the pictures

and my personal view will help fellow twats get real feel of the watch in the wild.

For your reference my wrist is 6.25".

 

 

Holding the watch in my hands, its quite a heavy watch, i think that's probably why they did not offer it with a bracelet which will add on to the overall weight.

I'm not a fan of bracelet anyway except for the oyster bracelet from Rolex :D. The DSOM Wears really well but you'll have to wear the watch

slightly tight. People who wears watches slight loose will c the watch slide to the side as its quite a heavy watch.

 

I really like the Ceramic buckle on this DSOM. Like I mentioned before, most ceramic watches have DLC or PVD buckle just to match the watch. 

It really gives a wholesomeness to what a true ceramic watch is.The ceramic dial plays off the light with different hues at different angel. Hopeful my pictures

shows this. It provide much depth with the raise markers on subdials as well. The lugs has a finish similar with the AP Roo where there are brush and polish surface on

the contours of the lugs. The brushed surface is not as obvious as the ROO, probably because of the material. SS vs ZrO2

 

Love the black fabric strap, certain a military feel to it. Although I like the rubber on the adjustment hole, its cause the strap to be slightly raised and because of this issue,

the material on the under free loop starts to come off every time I pull it through the freeloop with I wear the watch.

 

Would appreciate some advice for writing a better impression/review too!

 

Lastly a Lume shot under my desk.

 

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I enjoyed your mini review. It's always nice to read different perspectives. Thanks and enjoy the watch!
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Great review @Novelty77 - looks like a mighty handsome timepiece. Thanks for sharing and I hope it gives you many years of pleasure. You've certainly made a great entrance to TWAT.

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Would you gentlemen make the following trade?

 

In the most basic terms, the numbers seem to add up: I'm sure there is room to haggle a thousand either way, but it doesn't seem like anyone's getting ripped off.  Also, the blue dial doesn't seem to be around so much, so that's a plus.

 

But that's not a reason to make the trade.  The only reason would be that you love that very watch on your wrist.  I wear a smaller watch a lot of the time, and am planning another, but I personally felt that the 36mm case on the RO was a bit dainty considering the rugged styling.  At that price, I couldn't look past a 39mm RO chrono, for example, as an alternative.

 

Whether I or anyone else would make the trade is rather irrelevant: assuming it's broadly fair in financial terms, the only question is "would you?"  If you love this watch, get it - it's a beauty.  Try it on a few times first, and follow your heart.

 

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Hey!

 

Hehe..my comment on the pictures is tongue in cheek: I am notoriously bad for blurry phone pics.  That's a great collection you have there - every one is interesting, original and good-looking.  Nice work!

 

Look forward to more pics of your latest - I do love that case shape.

 

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Thanks for sharing my excitement guys! Please be kind to my review.

 

It is too big for you.  You may send it to me for safekeeping. 

 

Great looking watch. :)

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I took delivery of a little something.  And, I mean little when compared to most of the watches posted here, but I've had it on my wrist for the past few days and like it even more than I thought I would.  I have to head out to a meeting for a few hours, but here's a hint:

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

I took delivery of a little something.  And, I mean little when compared to most of the watches posted here, but I've had it on my wrist for the past few days and like it even more than I thought I would.  I have to head out to a meeting for a few hours, but here's a hint:

 

 

Can't wait to see!

 

On another note, serious question: can a self-proclaimed TWATerati can own a G-Shock? Is it a physically impossible theory? I used to hate the 'G-Shock look' but now I get the itch for an all blacked-out one for those activities I don't feel like wearing a proper watch, especially jogging, walking the dog and outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.).

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Hehe..my comment on the pictures is tongue in cheek: I am notoriously bad for blurry phone pics.  That's a great collection you have there - every one is interesting, original and good-looking.  Nice work!

 

 

Oh, I knew that--well, not that you are notorious, but the tongue-in-cheek part.

 

Thank you. I really should update the pictures with the watches I've acquired over the past year or so. Motivation!

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Can't wait to see!

 

On another note, serious question: can a self-proclaimed TWATerati can own a G-Shock? Is it a physically impossible theory? I used to hate the 'G-Shock look' but now I get the itch for an all blacked-out one for those activities I don't feel like wearing a proper watch, especially jogging, walking the dog and outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.).

 

We all have different versions of activity watches.  Frilly uses a Patek, some of us use more purpose built models like a G-Shock or I use a Garmin GPS watch.

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can own a G-Shock? I

 

I heard a rumour that our own king @no frills bought a G-Shock.  He was certainly looking.

 

But I would say that the manly choice for a watch that loves to be beaten is an Orange Monster.  Then again, I would.  If I were braver, I'd say a Rolex is perfectly beatable.  But I'll leave that to @Belligero .

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Originally Posted by Novelty77 View Post
 

Thanks for sharing my excitement guys! Please be kind to my review.

I'm not as articulated and knowledgeable as some of the guys here.

My experience in reviewing and photography is certainly lacking.

My honest and straightforward review, hopefully with the pictures

and my personal view will help fellow twats get real feel of the watch in the wild.

For your reference my wrist is 6.25".


+1 to @tricky and @Dachshund's comments about this being a great review.  Omega came out with a ton more variations for the Speedy this year, but DSOTM looks like it's emerged as a real keeper.  The only DSOTM I've handled of late was that of "fakewatchbusta" of Instagram fame, back when he visited us at Red Bar several months ago.  But it sat well on the wrist and was very legible indeed.

 

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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

 

On another note, serious question: can a self-proclaimed TWATerati can own a G-Shock? Is it a physically impossible theory? I used to hate the 'G-Shock look' but now I get the itch for an all blacked-out one for those activities I don't feel like wearing a proper watch, especially jogging, walking the dog and outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.).

 

I think certain G-Shock models, and the thought you put into selecting what truly meets your needs and fancy, fit very well into the TWAT-osphere.

 

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We all have different versions of activity watches.  Frilly uses a Patek, some of us use more purpose built models like a G-Shock or I use a Garmin GPS watch.

 

I admit @jbarwick that I've been using more of my Rolex divers of late.  But to be fair, I haven't had the need to measure fitness related activities, for which Garmin is a favorite among friends of mine who are into triathlon competitions.  

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I heard a rumour that our own king @no frills bought a G-Shock.  He was certainly looking.

 

But I would say that the manly choice for a watch that loves to be beaten is an Orange Monster.  Then again, I would.  If I were braver, I'd say a Rolex is perfectly beatable.  But I'll leave that to @Belligero .

 

I was looking but I ended up not pulling the trigger.  Aesthetically, I was more drawn to G-Shocks that were harder to obtain (like some LEs released only in the Japanese market), but the price point began going up (predictably) and the hoops I needed to go through to obtain some of them kind of crossed the line of "wait, I thought I was getting this for its ruggedness and functionality."  I did help my brother-in-law pick up a G-Shock for USD80!  He is very happy with that one.

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On another note, serious question: can a self-proclaimed TWATerati can own a G-Shock? Is it a physically impossible theory? I used to hate the 'G-Shock look' but now I get the itch for an all blacked-out one for those activities I don't feel like wearing a proper watch, especially jogging, walking the dog and outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.).
Nothing wrong with a G-Shock, IMO. Just don't wear it with Black Tie. wink.gifTWAT's ever expanding definition of 'dress watch' notwithstanding.
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I heard a rumour that our own king @no frills
 bought a G-Shock.  He was certainly looking.

But I would say that the manly choice for a watch that loves to be beaten is an Orange Monster.  Then again, I would.  If I were braver, I'd say a Rolex is perfectly beatable.  But I'll leave that to @Belligero
 .

+1 for Seiko, Roger P's example led me to Mini-Monster, SNZF53K1 I think is the model. Seems to hold up shooting, gym and gigs.

In other news, JLC sent me a nice watch roll out of the blue:



How nice of them. Although I suspect they expect me to buy more of their fine products.
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Oh, popped to Omega dealer today and checked their Milgauss rival, Seamaster 15000 Gauss. Wasn't too impressed given the price, MSRP is 5700€, no wonder Italian dealers sell them at about 3,5k in Chrono24. Nice watch but Omega's policy of pumping prices up isn't really helping them in my book.

Was so underwhelmed forgot to take a wrist pic mad.gif
Edited by kimmo - 7/15/15 at 9:38am
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AGH. After about 10 years of no issues. Thank god it only fell on carpet



Question: how important is it to get an omega link spring replacement? Do I need to go to an AD for that?
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Can't wait to see!

On another note, serious question: can a self-proclaimed TWATerati can own a G-Shock? Is it a physically impossible theory? I used to hate the 'G-Shock look' but now I get the itch for an all blacked-out one for those activities I don't feel like wearing a proper watch, especially jogging, walking the dog and outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.).

Pretty soon I'm going to be down to three watches...a Panerai, a Nomos and a G-Shock. Bought a G-Shock last year and only wear it a couple times a month for certain activities but I'm always glad I have it when I do. It's also a satellite and solar powered model so I keep it on a window sill and it's always perfectly set on the occasion that I need it.
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