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I finally got a chance to handle the Globemaster.




Wasn't crazy about it to be honest. It certainly is a handsome enough watch, and an achievement of a movement. But it felt so derivative on so man levels and the case was... well... nothings to get crazy about.
The bracelet reminds me of that which came with the pre moon Speedy.
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It is kind of "meh." I've never really been a fan of fluted bezzels, outside of perhaps the original Datejust or President. Agree it does look like the original speedy strap, but doesn't work as well here as it looks too chunky on the smaller/sleeker watch. I think it looks better on a leather strap.

The LE version of this looks awesome (the white gold on croc version).
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As you can see, I had the same hairy wrist issue when trying on the above 2 skeletonized Cartiers, one of which apparently, you have also tried.  I think the skin and hair ia going to be an even bigger issue with the Golden Bridge Corum you are looking at because of the very small movement relative to the case size, which results in very large open sections where your wrist will be visible through the sapphire crystal.  I agree, skeletonized watches are a true art form, one that is often forgotten and under appreciated in a modern world of over sized watches.     Only you can decide if this is the watch for you.  However, as mentioned, if you decide to buy it get the best deal you can possibly get, and try to be sure its a keeper, as this could be a very very difficult watch to resell, or you might lose a lot when you sell or trade it, both because of its skeletonized design and the brand.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

Just to make things clear, that cartier was a googled pic. I didn't try it. And I most definitely agree on the selling part. If I were to make the purchase, it would be like buying a piece of art instead of a watch. So its 12k immortalise into a watch. That skeletonized tank looks beat up, are u at some sort of meet up or something? doesn't seem like boutique quality.

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Just to make things clear, that cartier was a googled pic. I didn't try it. And I most definitely agree on the selling part. If I were to make the purchase, it would be like buying a piece of art instead of a watch. So its 12k immortalise into a watch. That skeletonized tank looks beat up, are u at some sort of meet up or something? doesn't seem like boutique quality.

I specifically emphasized the tough resell trade issue because you seem to sell/trade watches quite soon after you purchase them.  For me although the case shape and movement are unusual, there is just far too much empty space with that style of movement , but if you love it, go for it.  

 

As for the skeletonized Tank that was taken in the boutique and it was a brand new, perfect example. What you are noticing are marks on the plastic covering to protect the case (if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see where the plastic ends, going across the sections of the croc straps that closest to the case).  My SA offered to take the plastic off, but I told her that wouldn't be necessary, (I wasn't seriously contemplating a purchase that day). Cheers and good luck with whatever you decide about the Corum.   

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I finally pulled the trigger.

Quick picture, but a picture nonetheless.

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I finally pulled the trigger.

Quick picture, but a picture nonetheless.

looking good can never go wrong with a sub
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looking good can never go wrong with a sub

Totally agree. The no date is a beauty too.
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But what was going on with that date window? Something out of alignment?

 

The if this is indeed an indication of a future date change, as indicated in the prior post, then Omega has a lot of learning to do.

 

Here is how Glashutte Original handles date change:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPsiKoyJ-yk

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+1 - my 70s Rolex flicks over bang on midnight. It doesn't start thinking about it and preparing itself at ten o'clock.
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Based on the time, I think that the gears are starting to change the date.
So you're saying that BH broke into the store after hours to snap the pic? patch[1].gif
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So you're saying that BH broke into the store after hours to snap the pic? patch[1].gif


That.... or the time was 12 hrs off.

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Grats on your recent acquisitions guys!

Came across this particular watch that intrigued me deeply.
And the cost was much less i was expecting. Could the brand be the reason? Because the material:rose gold case/gold bridge/4 sided sapphire crystal and design is impeccable.
I'm talking abt the corum 50th anniversary golden bridge. Ard the 12kish usd mark.
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Can anyone give me their thoughts on this watch?

 

 

I like that watch, I wouldn't mind if you bought it for me.

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My first big-boy watch, i'm pretty pleased... satisfied.gif

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or the time was 12 hrs off.
That would show a major lack of attention to detail, though nowhere near as egregious as displaying a watch with a miscalibrated date function.
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So you're saying that BH broke into the store after hours to snap the pic? patch[1].gif

No. Whoever set the watch didn't take the time to see if it was am, or pm.
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