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@BLAUGRANA I like that "Spectre" edition..even if I dislike the idea of it.  A nice real-world alternative to the "One Watch" Tudor Black Bay we were all drooling over a couple of months back.  But the NATO strap is very contrived, I suppose.  Probably change that.

 

Have you seen any of the other Nomos Zurichs in person?  As you're someone who likes a larger watch, I'd be interested in how the standard (40mm) watches wear.  I'm guessing large, with those lugs and those big, clean dials.  It sounds like a good option for you as a dress watch.  If you want to spend precious metal money, take a look at the Piaget Altiplano, too: not much more than a new Omega sports watch if you shop for a good discount or a nearly new.

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Am I allowed to pimp a watch for sale I have here? Ha. If I'm not allowed - well then, I won't mention my Speedy for sale hoping to finally fund my grail of a birth year 5513... may the watch gods be in my favor on this one. foo.gif

Pics soon of said 5513, hopefully! So hard to track down.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

@BLAUGRANA I like that "Spectre" edition..even if I dislike the idea of it.  A nice real-world alternative to the "One Watch" Tudor Black Bay we were all drooling over a couple of months back.  But the NATO strap is very contrived, I suppose.  Probably change that.

 

 

I don't know if anyone here will know the answer, but apart from a) the NATO strap and b) the "lollipop" seconds hand on the Spectre version, is there any actual difference between the regular Seamaster 300 and the Spectre edition? 

 

Of course, I know that the Spectre edition is a limited edition (although it's limited to "only" 7007 models, so not that limited), but Omega's listed price for the Spectre is almost $1300 more than the regular Seamaster 300 - $8875 vs $7700. That's a lot of extra dosh to part with for a rather unattractive NATO strap and a different seconds hand...

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Also different bezel and dial, looks like...
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I don't know - I kind of like the Spectre limited edition.

Putting aside the obvious cheesiness of the movie tie-in - which I think is fleeting sort of cheesiness - I think it's an attractive watch.

Nods to both past (cream lume, lollipop hands - think original bond Rolexes) and present (lume that lights up blue, good modern movement), and the bezel/dial are nice - possibly because they bear a passing resemblance to the JLC Deep Sea. nest.gif

NATO is fine with me - doesn't look to be a bog standard NATO by any means - hardware appears more substantial and is signed.

Only issue IMO is the case thickness - 15mm. Which coupled with a 41mm diameter will make for a hefty chunk of metal on a NATO (which will accentuate slimmer wrists).

I'd wait for these to hit the grey/second hand market once the hoopla surrounding the movie dies down. I suspect Spectre will be entertaining, but in the world we live in there are no "modern classic" Hollywood action movies anymore, so the price hike will be unsustainable once the publicity dies down. So in 3 years maybe you might be able to pick up a NOS for less... hopefully a lot less!

All IMO of course.
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Also different bezel and dial, looks like...

Brushed bracelet, which is quite a nice change over the polished standard one.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Also different bezel and dial, looks like...

 

You're right - didn't notice that. The Spectre model has a "0" instead of a pearl on the bezel and no "12" on the dial, as it instead has an oversized "Omega" logo. 

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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.

 

I have to say that I've warmed to Panerai.  Was definitely not a fan when I first saw them.  Still I like the more "plain" model, like the PAM 55 mentioned in the last couple of days and that's too similar to the Tudor Heritage Ranger which is the watch that I've wanted the most since it came out.  The Seamaster 300 is Speedmaster 57 I linked on the previous page have now trumped that I guess, but still love the Ranger.  Thanks for the suggestion though.

 

Metro looks like it wears larger.  Anyway, I think I'll get a Nomos at some point and simply get used to it.  

 

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How about a Fortis, they are pretty substantial.

 

Not a fan of their models really.  I'm very aesthetically driven and if I'm not sold on the design then you can forget about it.  Thanks for the suggestion though.  

 

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@BLAUGRANA I like that "Spectre" edition..even if I dislike the idea of it.  A nice real-world alternative to the "One Watch" Tudor Black Bay we were all drooling over a couple of months back.  But the NATO strap is very contrived, I suppose.  Probably change that.

 

Have you seen any of the other Nomos Zurichs in person?  As you're someone who likes a larger watch, I'd be interested in how the standard (40mm) watches wear.  I'm guessing large, with those lugs and those big, clean dials.  It sounds like a good option for you as a dress watch.  If you want to spend precious metal money, take a look at the Piaget Altiplano, too: not much more than a new Omega sports watch if you shop for a good discount or a nearly new.

 

I like the Nato.  Comes with a brushed steel bracelet as well which someone else mentioned.  It's pretty much always photographed with the NATO from what I've seen.  One of my Mavericks has a black bezel and black face and I've had the exact same colored NATO on it and it looks great.  On a side, as someone else had on that black Explorer II, I now have a brown leather NATO on the same watch and it looks great.

 

Not a fan of the Piagets.  Thanks for the suggestion though.  Zurich is nice, but I like/appreciate all Nomos really.  I prefer the Weltzeit though.  Again though, I'll probably get used a Nomos when I eventually grab one.  Like the Metro and Doctors Without Borders Tangent which are both 38mm.  

 

For a dress watch, which I don't need so much, I'm thinking of getting one of these some day:

 

http://www.jswatch.com/frisland-classic

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

I don't know if anyone here will know the answer, but apart from a) the NATO strap and b) the "lollipop" seconds hand on the Spectre version, is there any actual difference between the regular Seamaster 300 and the Spectre edition? 

 

Of course, I know that the Spectre edition is a limited edition (although it's limited to "only" 7007 models, so not that limited), but Omega's listed price for the Spectre is almost $1300 more than the regular Seamaster 300 - $8875 vs $7700. That's a lot of extra dosh to part with for a rather unattractive NATO strap and a different seconds hand...

 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

I don't know - I kind of like the Spectre limited edition.

Putting aside the obvious cheesiness of the movie tie-in - which I think is fleeting sort of cheesiness - I think it's an attractive watch.

Nods to both past (cream lume, lollipop hands - think original bond Rolexes) and present (lume that lights up blue, good modern movement), and the bezel/dial are nice - possibly because they bear a passing resemblance to the JLC Deep Sea. nest.gif

NATO is fine with me - doesn't look to be a bog standard NATO by any means - hardware appears more substantial and is signed.

Only issue IMO is the case thickness - 15mm. Which coupled with a 41mm diameter will make for a hefty chunk of metal on a NATO (which will accentuate slimmer wrists).

I'd wait for these to hit the grey/second hand market once the hoopla surrounding the movie dies down. I suspect Spectre will be entertaining, but in the world we live in there are no "modern classic" Hollywood action movies anymore, so the price hike will be unsustainable once the publicity dies down. So in 3 years maybe you might be able to pick up a NOS for less... hopefully a lot less!

All IMO of course.

 

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Brushed bracelet, which is quite a nice change over the polished standard one.

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

You're right - didn't notice that. The Spectre model has a "0" instead of a pearl on the bezel and no "12" on the dial, as it instead has an oversized "Omega" logo. 

 

Looks like all the differences have been noted.  I prefer the "regular" Seamaster 300 as it looks more heritage/retro, but still like the Spectre edition as well.  

 

Movie tie-in does nothing for me.  Bond films in general aren't that good.  Skyfall was pretty good though and the Barbour jacket along with the Billy Reid were both nice.  

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Hi Guys!

 

Im going to preorder a new stylish timepiece but i haven't decided which one i will go for so I need your help :)

 

this is the two watches that i am choosing between:

 

TID: http://tidwatches.se/product/tid-no2-black-leather-wristband​

 

Abbott & Mosley - The Grey Marquina (Marble dial): https://abbottandmosley.com/store/

 

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That's a lot of extra dosh to part with for a rather unattractive NATO strap and a different seconds hand...

 

Indeed.  And in the real world, I'd still rather have a scruffy old Sub than a new Omega that is trying to capture the essence of a scruffy old Sub - for a lot less money.  But I like the way they look nevertheless.

 

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Hi Guys!

 

Im going to preorder a new stylish timepiece but i haven't decided which one i will go for so I need your help :)

 

this is the two watches that i am choosing between:

 

Don't do it.  Read all seventeen million pages of this thread and/or the Poor Man's Watch Thread, and you will find myriad wonders below 300 Euros.  Or just explain some preferences and use, and the TWATterati will suggest many beautiful things.  My first thoughts are Tissot Le Locle and Junghans Max Bill.  There will be others. :)

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Metro looks like it wears larger.
I own the Welzeit and Orion (35mm). I've tried on the Metro, as well as most other models. From my experience, the Metro wears smaller than similarly sized models because of the lugs. If you are willing to get used to smsller watches, it does wear wonderfully.
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Indeed.  And in the real world, I'd still rather have a scruffy old Sub than a new Omega that is trying to capture the essence of a scruffy old Sub - for a lot less money.  But I like the way they look nevertheless.

I tried it on at the Omega Boutique last week. I like the normal one (at least the concept of it) and like the changes on the Spectre model even more. It's just too thick and feels especially bad on the NATO strap. It's a particularly nicely made NATO which is great and all, but adds another 3mm to the height of the watch. It wears much bulkier than my Panerai.
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I know what you mean. While the utility of the NATO is there in saving your watch if one lug or springbar breaks, I haven't enjoyed wearing them when I've tried. I prefer a lookalike nylon strap that fits in the normal way.
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I've never warmed to NATO straps either the few times I've tried them. Nice to know I'm not alone wink.gif
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I've been wearing some NATOs over the summer (Mk XV on an olive one and the Sub is currently on a navy blue), but I too prefer the RAF style mimo refers to, though they seem to be harder to find. Also, the strap from Goldfinger that the silly Omega strap is inspired by wasn't a NATO either. Also-also, I have never seen a leather NATO I liked the look of...
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