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I'm looking for a decent-quality diver to wear daily. I pretty much have it narrowed down to a Seamaster/PO or a Submariner. I like the look of the Submariner better, but I'm not sure about the nouveau riche connotations that can go along with the Rolex. Any thoughts? Is there any significant difference in quality between the two watches?
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I'm looking for a decent-quality diver to wear daily. I pretty much have it narrowed down to a Seamaster/PO or a Submariner. I like the look of the Submariner better, but I'm not sure about the nouveau riche connotations that can go along with the Rolex. Any thoughts? Is there any significant difference in quality between the two watches?

I like the PO better. Design, case, lugs. Not to mention the bracelet - the curved links look really good on the PO.
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I'm looking for a decent-quality diver to wear daily. I pretty much have it narrowed down to a Seamaster/PO or a Submariner. I like the look of the Submariner better, but I'm not sure about the nouveau riche connotations that can go along with the Rolex. Any thoughts? Is there any significant difference in quality between the two watches?

Between the PO (2201.50) and the 16610 Sub Date I would go with the PO as I'm not a fan of the cyclops on the Sub and the PO is a beauty (wish the dial was more black than charcoal) with a bracelet that makes the Sub's bracelet feel like tin foil (not to say that the Sub's bracelet/clasp isn't built extremely well) and costs about 1/2 the price. The movements are both extremely accurate and well made. Omega has the co-axial escapement which allows for longer periods between services, etc. That said, Rolex produces a high quality, reliable in-house movement at an affordable price (which is a big reason that I'm a Rolex fan). Regarding the connotations you mention, maybe consider a Sea Dweller or 14060 (no date Sub) as they lack the cyclops and fly under the radar. Imo, you can wear any watch like a douche or like a gentleman. Example: I was at a blackjack table in Vegas 2 weeks ago and some loud, obnoxious tool wearing an Omega PO said the following and was completely serious, "well, I had my girlfriend on my right arm and this $3000 watch on my left, of course I walked right in." He proceeded to talk about how expensive his watch was for about 5 minutes.

The Sea Dweller is my favorite watch that Rolex makes as it has the date function, no cyclops, can be had with solid end links (unlike the no date Sub) is thicker than the Subs and is far less common. I've yet to see another person wearing a Sea Dweller. That said, you can't go wrong either way. However, if you really want a diver that almost nobody is going to know about then maybe think about a Sinn, IWC or Zenith diver?

My grade would be: Sea Dweller > Sub 14060M COSC > PO 2201.50 > Sub 14060M > Sub 16610
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Big +1 for "The Invisibles."
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It's a hint to the movie "Le Mans".

/M

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As a couple of others have posted, it goes back to Steve McQueen and those Gulf stripes.

This one came as a limited edition a few years ago, I think 2005 or 2006, and is sold out. There have been two additional striped versions also issued as LEs but those had dark base dials (black and grey) instead of the white base.

Many thanks!

Clockwise: I am impressed by the number of pieces you have shown here; how is extensive is your collection exactly?
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I'm looking for a decent-quality diver to wear daily. I pretty much have it narrowed down to a Seamaster/PO or a Submariner. I like the look of the Submariner better, but I'm not sure about the nouveau riche connotations that can go along with the Rolex. Any thoughts? Is there any significant difference in quality between the two watches?

I'd go with the Seamaster myself.
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Many thanks!

Clockwise: I am impressed by the number of pieces you have shown here; how is extensive is your collection exactly?

Around 30. I am engaged in a slow trimming process. I'd like to land at around 10 watches and then have the discipline of not adding a new piece until I have sold one from the stable. But it's a bit like going to bar for just one quick beer with the boys...things don't always turn out the way you had planned.
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Vertical trigger.

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Grandpa's vintage...
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^^Back then, Oris used to be known as "the schoolboy's watch" - or so I am told.
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Great watch! I have an Omega Seamaster Deville from the same time period.

Thanks. I love this watch from this time too.

Soviet vintage today

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50 years old and ticking strong! No making fun of small wrist people okay?
Just so you know, it is possible that this dial has been refinished/replaced.
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Around 30. I am engaged in a slow trimming process. I'd like to land at around 10 watches and then have the discipline of not adding a new piece until I have sold one from the stable. But it's a bit like going to bar for just one quick beer with the boys...things don't always turn out the way you had planned.

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Hey, watch guys.

Poor Jacob the Jeweler is currently a ward of the state I believe.

And a friend of mine in Houston is currently the go to guy for these type of watches:



Anybody like this kind of stuff?
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