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post #6826 of 48312
How much do the Rolex watches in this thread typically go for?
post #6827 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
Well, a watch I can wear with a suit anyway. What would you call this, then?

Sporty - sport coaty - good all around wearer.
post #6828 of 48312
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
How much do the Rolex watches in this thread typically go for?

The Subs go for $4K to $6K on the secondhand market, the Daytona's probably $9K to $12K...add a few grand for tu-tone. I'm not sure about the vintage Subs and such, but they're no cheaper than a new one.
post #6829 of 48312
Of course it's a dress watch. Beautiful too.
post #6830 of 48312
Thanks!
post #6831 of 48312
It was Christmas Eve

post #6832 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Of course it's a dress watch. Beautiful too.

Sorry to debate, Wraith - I do respect your knowledge and taste... but it is far from a dress watch.
It is a steel cased sports/diver with luminous dial markings for such activity. It is most undoubedly a 135.027 Caliber 601 movement that is held in high esteem as Omega's last no frills, pure, dive watches calibers...without so much as a date window! The 600 Seamaster nomenclature ultimately went on to one of the most revered, purpose built diving watches of any manufacture, the PloProf:



Post war Omega was a dynamic and genius marketing firm, in that they made countless hybrid watch designs based on existing parts. They also mixed and matched dials, cases and complications, cleverly using tried and true model nomenclatures such as Speedmaster, Seamaster, etc.
The OP's Seamaster is a derivative of the Omega Ranchero dial...of which there are even "dress" variations, however this is widely acknowledged as the original (and best):



The Seamaster lineup enjoyed looking like everything from a Patek dress watch (namely those sporting "DeVille" dressier nomenclature)



to the stylish (and far more wearable than the PloProf) 300 diving watch.



It is in house branding at it's finest.

While the OP's watch is a beauty, with what appears to be an original dial with gorgeous patina, it really looks best worn casually and can be pulled off casual/dressy (as stated) with sportcoats, jeans etc. It would look peculiar but still cool with a fine suit, ridonkulous with formal wear....where a dress watch is appropriate.
(Not that I myself do not regularly mix these elements)
post #6833 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
My first foray into the world of dress watches. Please excuse the reflection


lovely, wearable with all but the most formal of outfits i'd say. i guess it must be 34-36mm? looks bigger on your wrist.
post #6834 of 48312
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Originally Posted by artoftime View Post
Not exactly a dress watch, but a beauty all the same

gorgeous patina! Beautiful!
post #6835 of 48312
Thread Starter 
I didn't realize this thread reached a million views.

Thanks to all the contributors
post #6836 of 48312
many of the posts are now of rotating bezel hell... what happened to more AP, PP, VC or AL&S?
post #6837 of 48312
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ginlimetonic View Post
many of the posts are now of rotating bezel hell... what happened to more AP, PP, VC or AL&S?

Please post yours. kthx
post #6838 of 48312
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post
lovely, wearable with all but the most formal of outfits i'd say. i guess it must be 34-36mm? looks bigger on your wrist.

Thanks! It is 34mm indeed, I have rather small wrists so I'm quite content with smaller diameter watches

Thanks also artoftime for the informative post!
post #6839 of 48312
It's a dress watch in my view, artoftime, and no amount of posting pics and arguing will change my mind. Thanks anyway, though.
post #6840 of 48312
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Please post yours. kthx

Sorry, I'm a SF smalltimer with ~500 posts, about 1/20th the baller status (post count) of yours truly.
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