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Seems awfully cheap for a NOS 16600. That should command a higher premium than that. If we are talking USD of course.

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actually, found one for 7k and one for 6900. don't think they are moving all that fast now.
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USD

actually, found one for 7k and one for 6900. don't think they are moving all that fast now.
Hmmm. Good to know. Although I have not seen these types of prices from my usual favorite sellers.
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Not a fan of the light blue outlining numerals though..throws the colour scheme off

I guess I'm not seeing what you're seeing. I don't see any outline around the numerals on any of the models. I do think the two Tangente models, in particular, are quite lovely. I would like to see the Champagner dial in person, but I can very clearly hear it calling my name.

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I guess I'm not seeing what you're seeing. I don't see any outline around the numerals on any of the models. I do think the two Tangente models, in particular, are quite lovely. I would like to see the Champagner dial in person, but I can very clearly hear it calling my name.

 

the light blue minute markers that outline the edge of the dials on the orion, tangente, and ludwig. That color looks completely out of place on those models imo

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the light blue minute markers that outline the edge of the dials on the orion, tangente, and ludwig. That color looks completely out of place on those models imo


Oh, I see. That doesn't bother me. But of the two dials, I prefer the Champagner. It's all about personal preference, though, isn't it?

 

:)

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the light blue minute markers that outline the edge of the dials on the orion, tangente, and ludwig. That color looks completely out of place on those models imo

I bet it's much subtler in the metal. In fact I really am betting on it because I just switched the deposit I had for a Metro Datum, to the Ludwig Neomatik (though I don't mind the look anyway). I've had the Metro on preorder since March and still no sign of it. In the meantime I've sold all my watches except for my PAM 562 and the only one I still wish I had was my 35mm Nomos that I sold. While the Metro would have basically picked up the slack, after going solo with the PAM for a few months I think the Ludwig will work better for what I'm looking for than the Metro.

FYI, I've been exceedingly happy with my PAM. It's keeping good time through the entire power reserve (at least good enough, hard to know for sure without a second hand) and I've been seeing a usable reserve of about 9 and a half days.


Edited by pmeis - 10/9/15 at 6:40pm
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16600 FTW! Took mine for a drive today.

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Gratuitous Porker shot for Mimo. Got nice and dirty on the back roads.

 

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My dream car. Wow!!!
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Colour coordination.

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Gratuitous Porker shot for Mimo. Got nice and dirty on the back roads.

 

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Nice to see it used and not parked inside as a garage queen! Must've been lots of fun!

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Had a look at some watches in the flesh yesterday in Chicago.  Hit Tourneau first and went to see what they had for Nomos.  I'm more of a tool watch guy, but Nomos' designs have generally really spoken to me.  In the flesh though I wasn't as impressed.  The size didn't look as big as I thought it would in person.  The Tangente Doctors Without Borders looked a bit small.  The Ahoi Atlantik looked a bit better since it's slightly bigger, however the fabric strap did nothing for me.  In fact if I get a Nomos I'll be using a third party strap.  What really took me though was the Zurich Weltzeit.  The finish to it just looked higher end than on the the two and it looked really nice.  It almost didn't look like a Nomos.  Very nice looking watch. Unfortunately they didn't have a Metro in stock as I wanted to see that in the flesh as well.

 

I then hit the Omega boutique.  I have particularly been looking at a Seamaster 300, Seamaster 300 Spectre edition and the Speedmaster '57:

 

http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster/seamaster-300/master-co-axial-41-mm/23332412101002

 

http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster/seamaster-300/master-co-axial-41-mm/23332412101001

 

http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/speedmaster/speedmaster-57/omega-co-axial-chronograph-415-mm/33112425101002

 

I was very impressed seeing them in person.  I didn't actually handle any of them as we were in a rush to get out of town and beat the traffic, but they all looked great in person.  The Seamaster Spectre edition in particular on that Nato strap really looked quite amazing.  I'm not that into all things Bond, though it has to be said that apart from the watches there have been some nice pieces that have come out of recent films, but this one is a winner.  I could care less that's a Bond watch in fact, but they hit all the right notes.  I think it was the Nato strap more than anything else oddly enough, but I didn't even miss the "12" on the face (I like that it's "0" on the bezel actually).  I also liked the size of the watch.  Again, no wrist time, but it looks like it wears slightly bigger.  I actually handled a Submariner a couple of weeks earlier and for me there is no comparison.  The design of this particular Seamaster wins it for me.  That's not to bash Rolex at all, but the look of the Seamaster 300 for me is just a better looking watch.  

Just interesting to me the size of all the watches compared to what I have been wearing.  I've been rotating between different colored bezel Victorinox Swiss Army Mavericks (poor man's watch I know) which I always thought were 42mm but I've now come to find out were 44mm.  So for me 38mm feels a bit small and 41mm is just fine.  I guess I'll have to get used to smaller watches if I'm going to work on my list of watches.  The good thing is it's given me pause to think about what I really want to get and my list is being shortened for now.  Also, it makes such a different seeing a watch in the flesh.  Very different than the pictures online.  

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Maybe you should look in to Panerai. Nomos will largely fall short for you given your size preferences. The metro will likely be a miss for you as well.
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How about a Fortis, they are pretty substantial.
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Two years of love so far... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Seems like yesterday.

Happy Anniversary!
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