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Playing with a toy for my phone and came up with this shot today. (15300)

 

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I wasn't sure whether to post in this thread or the Apple thread for relevance, but I wanted to mention that I have been seeing Apple watches absolutely everywhere. I was at a board meeting recently where 4 of the 6 directors wore one (although to be fair one of the directors is affiliated with Apple). Before the meeting kicked off, one of the brief topics of discussion was the Apple Watch but there was nothing particularly insightful.

To keep it somewhat on topic, I should note that one of the other board members wore a rolex - a DJII I think. I suspect he always has a Rolex on and cycles through a few because I recall him wearing a Daytona to a previous meeting and a non-Daytona Rolex to another but don't know if it was the same DJ or something else. I'm not Dino so I don't have the ninja skills to identify and recall every watch he's worn.

I also regularly see Apple Watches around town on professionals on public transportation. I would say not a day goes by that I don't see them. The sport model appears to be the most popular, with white bands very common, but I've seen plenty of stainless as well with the black leather band. I haven't seen a single Edition out there or, as far as I can recall, any of the fancier bands like the milanese or the link straps.

Just wanted to throw this out as a data point. Since I live and work in the bay area I'm probably in the Apple Watch capital of the world, but it definitely seems to be commonplace. I would compare it to something like a fitbit or up bracelet which is seen everywhere in these parts.
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I will never buy, or wear, an Apple watch.
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I will never buy, or wear, an Apple watch.

I am in the Bay Area as well and the Apple Watch is a scourge. I agree I will never wear one - wrist real estate too precious.
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

I wasn't sure whether to post in this thread or the Apple thread for relevance, but I wanted to mention that I have been seeing Apple watches absolutely everywhere. I was at a board meeting recently where 4 of the 6 directors wore one (although to be fair one of the directors is affiliated with Apple). Before the meeting kicked off, one of the brief topics of discussion was the Apple Watch but there was nothing particularly insightful.

To keep it somewhat on topic, I should note that one of the other board members wore a rolex - a DJII I think. I suspect he always has a Rolex on and cycles through a few because I recall him wearing a Daytona to a previous meeting and a non-Daytona Rolex to another but don't know if it was the same DJ or something else. I'm not Dino so I don't have the ninja skills to identify and recall every watch he's worn.

I also regularly see Apple Watches around town on professionals on public transportation. I would say not a day goes by that I don't see them. The sport model appears to be the most popular, with white bands very common, but I've seen plenty of stainless as well with the black leather band. I haven't seen a single Edition out there or, as far as I can recall, any of the fancier bands like the milanese or the link straps.

Just wanted to throw this out as a data point. Since I live and work in the bay area I'm probably in the Apple Watch capital of the world, but it definitely seems to be commonplace. I would compare it to something like a fitbit or up bracelet which is seen everywhere in these parts.

 

I'm in NY and I've noticed more and more. We also have to remember that compared to an "entry level" Rolex, the Apple watch is cheap. I will never own one.

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I'm looking at a Exp I 114270 and I have a few questions:
1) Where should I buy from? The only place I know of so far is David SW
2) Worth buying a new old stock? Or go for a used one?
3) Anything else I should know?
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Another one just popped up as well now though so perhaps I can just wait. It's the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial which from what I can tell has only been available for less than a year.

http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster/seamaster-300/master-co-axial-41-mm/23330412101001
Last month I happened upon the entire 300 Co-Axial lineup on display at my local Omega boutique. Models in steel, titanium, gold, platinum and various combinations thereof.

All great looking pieces but the two that really caught my eye just happened to be the priciest of the lot.


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Finally an occasion for the rose gold. At a friend's wedding.
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

I wasn't sure whether to post in this thread or the Apple thread for relevance, but I wanted to mention that I have been seeing Apple watches absolutely everywhere...

Just wanted to throw this out as a data point. Since I live and work in the bay area I'm probably in the Apple Watch capital of the world, but it definitely seems to be commonplace. I would compare it to something like a fitbit or up bracelet which is seen everywhere in these parts.

So far where I live I've seen 2 Apple watches in the wild.  I'm sure its a fun gadget, but Its still pricey to a lot of folks.  In its price range, I'd rather have a Seiko.  At least with the Seiko. in 10 years you will still have a good watch, with the Apple watch in 10 years if you have the original, it will be like walking around with Sony Discman today.

 

I have one friend living in Europe, who has a fantastic collection of mechanical watches, and he bought the Apple phone because he likes gadgets and he figured he could wear it to the gym.  It hasn't take the place of any of his mechanical pieces. 

 

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I'm looking at a Exp I 114270 and I have a few questions:
1) Where should I buy from? The only place I know of so far is David SW
2) Worth buying a new old stock? Or go for a used one?
3) Anything else I should know?

1.  Buy from a reputable shop.  There are too many fake Rolex watches on the market.  Do as much homework choosing the place as you do choosing the actual watch.  DavidSW seems to have a good reputation, but I've never had dealings with him.  

2.  I like the idea of new old stock (no scratches/not refinished), especially if it has all boxes, papers, hang tags etc.  But you can get a used one with all of those things also, and probably save some money.  If you are tough on watches and scratch them up, then maybe new old stock isn't worth the premium.  It really depends on the person.

3.  Do your home work, learn about the details of the model, and know who you are dealing with.  Other than the box&packaging and maybe the rolex,rolex, rolex around the inner bezel, there really AFAIK, aren't any significant differences in the watch during the various years it was produced. 

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Guys just to be clear I wasn't making any value judgments about the Apple Watch. I'm not a potential buyer and I don't think it will replace fine watches for most connoisseurs. I just wanted to point out that I am seeing tons of them and that they are even (or especially) prevalent in the board room at technology companies.

I agree the price discussion is worth having with respect to the mass market but it's irrelevant for the board members for example. If they wanted Rolexes they would have Rolexes. I think the Apple Watches have a certain kind of currency with the sorts of wealthy tech people I see regularly who wouldn't otherwise wear a timepiece, or wouldn't wear a fine timepiece. Like I said, they didn't replace the Rolexes on the board member who has a collection. I see the Apple Watch as being the premium option for people who would otherwise be wearing a Fitbit - and a lot of people in the Bay Area wear fitbits. It's all the more amazing since everyone seems to agree the Apple Watch doesn't really do much right now and isn't that great of a device.
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Last month I happened upon the entire 300 Co-Axial lineup on display at my local Omega boutique. Models in steel, titanium, gold, platinum and various combinations thereof.

All great looking pieces but the two that really caught my eye just happened to be the priciest of the lot.

 

The new 300 Co-Axial line-up sure is nice! If I recall correctly, one of these is going to be the Spectre watch, no?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


At least with the Seiko. in 10 years you will still have a good watch, with the Apple watch in 10 years if you have the original, it will be like walking around with Sony Discman today.

 

:fonz: amen!

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I found a 2002 Submariner 16610 with the box and without the paperwork from a pretty solid seller at $4,875. This is going to be my first big purchase, what do you think of that price? Based on my research, it seems pretty good.

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I found a 2002 Submariner 16610 with the box and without the paperwork from a pretty solid seller at $4,875. This is going to be my first big purchase, what do you think of that price? Based on my research, it seems pretty good.

Seems good, although DavidSW (I've never done business with him but I have heard good things about him), has a 16610 same year I believe, with box, papers, and hang tags for just a bit more $5,175.  I'm a big fan of a full set.  Boxes of recent models can be purchased on ebay, papers can't be.  Over the years a full set will always be worth more.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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The new 300 Co-Axial line-up sure is nice! If I recall correctly, one of these is going to be the Spectre watch, no?
I think this is the one; on an Omega branded NATO strap no less, which may be unprecedented.


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Originally Posted by P12OFIT View Post

I found a 2002 Submariner 16610 with the box and without the paperwork from a pretty solid seller at $4,875. This is going to be my first big purchase, what do you think of that price? Based on my research, it seems pretty good.

What's 'pretty solid seller' mean? If it's your first big purchase, be cautious (well, be cautious with any big purchase, I guess).

@Dino944 mentions David SW - I've bought and sold many pieces with him and he's generally my go to guy. He might knock off a couple hundred if you ask.
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