Originally Posted by in stitches
thats too bad, i like this bracelet much more than the newer one. we got it for a steal too.
Yes, overall I really liked the original Oversease design more than the current one, but the bracelet getting jammed can be a pain. A buddy of mine had both the time with Arabic numerals and the black dial chronograph version of the 1st generation Overseas. He seemed to have more issues with the chronograph version and eventually sold it. He still has the time only model which is his daily wearer. I've tried on the 2nd generation Overseas chrono and it just doesn't appeal to me.
Originally Posted by DerekS
Mine was a 2006 if i recall.....has the in house movement. I loved it, but if i had the choice, i wouldve gone for the zenith movement in a heartbeat. the el primero movt they used wasnt the standard one in the other zenith watches...rolex went over it witha fine toothed comb and did a lot of mods. fantastic watches.
you wont regret it.
Oh goodness. I love the overseas.
Yes after 2000, the Daytonas all had the inhouse movement cal 4130, and they were ref # 116520. Its a really nice watch, longer power reserve, the clasp and bracelet are solid, the lum marking and hands are wider and easier to read at a glance, and its probably a better choice if its going to be worn daily. I have one that I bought in 2005 and a Zenith based Daytona from 1996. If I could only keep one, it would be the Zenith based 16520. Its a little more classic looking with the narrow hands and hour markers, and its movement supposedly had more than 200 modifications including changing the number of BPH from 36,600 to 28,800. The zenith version is a keeper!
Originally Posted by Hampton
Thanks man. I'm already starting the savings, told my wife about it and she is so against it...Well few more months and I have my real baby.
Keep saving its worth it! I also encouraged the MRS buy a few pieces of jewelry during the last 2 years to ease the path for this purchase. Plus I sold an Explorer 1 that I bought 10 years ago and rarely ever wore. It was all worth it!!!