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my latest addition.

 

Congratulations!  I have to say I've had no interest in Oris as a brand - perhaps some residual prejudice ever since some clunky product placement in an episode of The Sopranos (I loved that show!)  But that is a really great looking watch: something about the case and bracelet, those almost straight edges, makes me think Oysterquartz, and that Planet Ocean-ish flat matte blue is really understated and delicious.  I like the combination of the larger case and shorter lugs; works really well as a casual wear.  I just looked up the price and am very pleasantly surprised.  That's a lot of watch for the dough, and definitely the best looker of the bunch.

 

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Zenith makes some fantastic and elegant dress watches though… that is just not one of them. 

 

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I was more making the point that it's still reasonable to consider it a dress watch.

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Congratulations!  I have to say I've had no interest in Oris as a brand - perhaps some residual prejudice ever since some clunky product placement in an episode of The Sopranos (I loved that show!)  But that is a really great looking watch: something about the case and bracelet, those almost straight edges, makes me think Oysterquartz, and that Planet Ocean-ish flat matte blue is really understated and delicious.  I like the combination of the larger case and shorter lugs; works really well as a casual wear.  I just looked up the price and am very pleasantly surprised.  That's a lot of watch for the dough, and definitely the best looker of the bunch.

 

 

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I was more making the point that it's still reasonable to consider it a dress watch.

 

Thanks.  It really grew on me for many of the same reasons you identified.  The more I researched and tried on watches the more it came down to an Omega SMP or the Oris Aquis at a fraction of the price.  From my perspective, the Oris bracelet is very nice and on par with the SMP bracelet, and I fell hard for the look of the blue ceramic bezel and the blue matte dial of the Aquis.  My only concern was the 43 mm size, but it wears significantly smaller than that (due to the case shape) and not much bigger than my Stowa Marine Original.  The bracelet is fairly wide at the lugs, but I'm also a bigger guy, so it works for me.  Where it falls flat versus the SMP is the movement as the Aquis uses a modified Selitta SW-200.  I'll admit I also like the gimmick of the exhibition case back, even though there is not anything special about the movement.

 

Maybe I get a SMP some day, maybe not.  All I know is that I'm going to enjoy this one for awhile.

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Just received an email informing me that the next blue 5711 coming to the London Patek store has my name on it. They expect it "soon."
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Congrats and keep us updated on arrival.

And frilly, your Ahhnold pose is just hilarious bro.

Brief tangent: I really couldn't stand Battier as a Dookie. But. When he spent a couple seasons with the Rockets, I grew to appreciate his value as a "3 and D" player. He was a guy who came off the bench and hustled as much (or more) than any other player in the league, and was a solid citizen off the court, too. So...props.
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I used to see Shane Battier out and about in Houston at various bars back in the day. He was always approachable and super nice to everyone. One thing I remember he would never do is accept drinks from people when he was out even though everybody would offer him to buy him a shot or a beer. I figured it was because he didn't want to get trashed and have pictures of himself wasted.
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Just received an email informing me that the next blue 5711 coming to the London Patek store has my name on it. They expect it "soon."


Excellent, and an early Congrats!!!

 

Fabulous choice.

 

 

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Just received an email informing me that the next blue 5711 coming to the London Patek store has my name on it. They expect it "soon."

 

 

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Excellent, and an early Congrats!!!

 

Fabulous choice.

 

 

 

+1 - exciting and fabulous choice @hopkins_student !

 

@dddrees - love this pic.  How are the polished surfaces on your 5711 holding  up?  Mine are scratched up to death, but nothing a good visit to Patek can't fix (I hope!) if I ever get in the mood to have it polished.

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Here are some of my watches. Over time as my economy allows it i plan to buy a Rolex. But that may be a pretty far away in to the future.

The first one is a mechanical watch i got as a present from my dad. I prefer to use this one to my vests like in the picture under.




This one i got from my neighbour for cutting his lawn once. At the time it didn't work, but a guy changed the battery for me for 10 usd, and now it's working nicely.



The last one was a gift from my family for my birthday. It's a Seiko Kinetic. This is the one i usually prefer to use daily.

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Saw a 5711 last night out in the city. '2015 hot watch of the year' it seems, notwithstanding being around for years. Kinda getting Nautilus fatigue - but who knows probably means I end up with one down the line.


And put me in the NO to gshock group. Just don't find them attractive.
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Arnold set the standard for muscular physiques on action heroes back in the 1980s - before then you could be a tough guy with a mustache like Charles Bronson and be a somewhat believable action dude. Nowadays most Hollywood actors train for months for the almost obligatory torso shot.  And they still look nothing like Arnold at his peak.

 

Yeah, yeah, we can talk about the 'roids and everything that makes Arnold kind of funny (and for some, despicable) - at the end of the day he's done some incredible things with his life. Not bad for a dude with a gap-toothed smile from Graz, Austria. 

 

You can also take all the HGH and 'roids you want, but you're not going to end up with a seven-time Mr Olympia physique without some serious hard work and dedication.

 

Not THIS "hard work" and "dedication."  HAHAHA!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

In my book, Arnold is the undisputed king of bodybuilding. I much prefer how the guys looked in the Golden Era, instead of the race for pounds that's disputing today. Anyone ever seen Kai Greene off-season? 

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Sharing pictures of today's watch now that the strap I ordered with it finally arrived:

 

 

 

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Sharing pictures of today's watch now that the strap I ordered with it finally arrived:

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Brown strap=classy Black strap=mysterious Bracelet=Down-to-earth, at least this is the vibe I get from these colours. Great choice on the strap!. Is the 2nd hand shape intentional? Could be the angles but is the middle part suppose to be thinner then the top and btm?

 

 

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Okay, here's my latest addition.

 

 

I think the dial is a lil flat IMO but certainly a nice clean divers watch. Size and style suits u really well!

 

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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.

Thanks for the encouragements guys!

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

 

Great looking watch. :)

I really wouldn't mind if u live close to me. I love to swap watches with friends for a while to let them and myself experience a range of watches. Still looking for that friend with a PP 5711 thou.

:nodding:

 

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+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.

 

 

The Ceramic variation for DSOTM this year really doesn't cut it. I guess they are trying to maximise the productivity/profitability of the machinery and technical know how on manufacturing a ceramic watch. Well, I hope to see a WSOTM really soon here & some lats shots too frills, yours arms shoots are getting abit boring.:smarmy:


The black on black is ridiculous.

 

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Congratulations!  I have to say I've had no interest in Oris as a brand - perhaps some residual prejudice ever since some clunky product placement in an episode of The Sopranos (I loved that show!)  But that is a really great looking watch: something about the case and bracelet, those almost straight edges, makes me think Oysterquartz, and that Planet Ocean-ish flat matte blue is really understated and delicious.  I like the combination of the larger case and shorter lugs; works really well as a casual wear.  I just looked up the price and am very pleasantly surprised.  That's a lot of watch for the dough, and definitely the best looker of the bunch.

 

 

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I was more making the point that it's still reasonable to consider it a dress watch.

+1. Apart from Oris, Ball watches haven't been mentioned once in this thread. is it a taboo or something?

 

 

After watching ANTMAN

 

 

Still very much in infatuated with my DSOTM. Car owners will get what I mean, like everytime your car comes by the valet

or when u walk to your car and u thought to yourself "what a beauty" and smile.


Edited by Novelty77 - 7/16/15 at 11:13am
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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?

Well, a replacement link spring is important if you want the watch to stay on your wrist....mwink[1].gif
But seriously, you might as well go to an AD for that, it shouldn't be much of a cost.
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Thanks, @Novelty77.  You are correct regarding the minute hand's shape - not an optical illusion.

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