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Originally Posted by Suprageex View Post

Guys, I'm in a pickle here. I'm looking for a new watch to wear besides my Seamaster Pro, and decided to go, seeing as I already own a diver, with an aviation-themed watch. I went to check out Breitling, but tbh they felt flimsy compared to my Omega.
 
I narrowed it down to these two choices:
 

SPM Co-Axial Chronograph, the 50th anniversary limited edition, 42mm, mechanical, from 2008.

 
or
 

SPM with a gold bezel & pushers, 38mm, automatic, from the 90's (IIRC it was made in '96)

 
 
I like the LimEd because it has a display caseback, it's a bit bigger & it's newer. The golden one looks better fit to wear with a suit/classy outfit though & is less expensive. I don't think one could convert the caseback to a crystal one though (on the golden one).
 
 
Any advice guys?

 

I get your dilemma, but perhaps because of a slightly trivial reason: I like the date feature for the SPM with a gold bezel.  However, hard to beat the 50th anniv edition for all the reasons mentioned above. Personally I'd go for the SPM with a bracelet but that's just because of my own preferences and given that I have other watches on leather straps that I can use for different occasions. I don't own a SPM (deciding between this one and another piece recently and I went for the other piece), but if I had one I'd probably want a bracelet so I can swim with it, etc.

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 I just shorten his name to Frills ...it covers the bases. smile.gif

 

Heh heh yes, Dino944, I suppose this works! nod[1].gif

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nice shoos, frills.
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

stitch is that a peseux 7001?

late to the party, and i would not have known anyways, but it seems the answer is yes! smile.gif
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Oh, and one more thing... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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congrats, looks great!

and congrats on teh engagement, whenever that was
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

I vote for the top speedmaster!!!!!!!!!!!

+1
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Hmm.  I don't actually own a car, living in NYC and all.  I do rent hybrid cars by the hour though.  To shop at big box stores and get major discounts when I purchase 48 rolls of tissue paper! That sounds pretty boring, right!
Say it ain't so! Next thing you'll be posting that Wayne manor is actually a suburban mcmansion butbut.gif .

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Take the original, all the way! One of the best watches out there, period, in my most humble of opinions.

+ 1 on SMP original - although I much prefer a nato/zulu alternated with leather to a bracelet.
Same thing for 3717s (Click to show)

Swan song for one of several recent departures (apologies if you've already seen these from the FS posting):





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Originally Posted by marblehouse View Post
 

Say it ain't so! Next thing you'll be posting that Wayne manor is actually a suburban mcmansion butbut.gif.

 

Swan song for one of several recent departures (apologies if you've already seen these from the FS posting):

 

Oh, you had to let go of this beauty?  Love these pics!  And one of several?

 

I'll concede that fighting crime in tights while running around on rooftops burns far more calories and keeps me in better shape than if I just drove around in my batmobile all the time. With that said, all the bone breaking can scratch up those cases and bracelets.  Best to leave the watches at home before I put on the costume.

 

On topic, this is me with my 3970 on right before I put on the bat costume tonight.

 

 

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Holy Guns Batman!

Haven't checked this thread in a while; but saw the big purchases...and for those (PP and JLC?) congrats!

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Holy Guns Batman!

Haven't checked this thread in a while; but saw the big purchases...and for those (PP and JLC?) congrats!

 

Thank you!  Now I have nothing to worry about if Bane or one of my arch-enemies tries to cripple my operations by siphoning off the resources of Wayne Corp.  I beat them to it!  I do have to make sure they don't get at the watches.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Not a fan of that shoe personally, but if you dig it, more power to you. But more importantly, invest in more shirts for that watch, less shoes peepwall[1].gif

I would have to disagree witth with this statement, shirts are a dime a dozen! Certain dress shoes and sneakers are much harderto come by! 

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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

I would have to disagree witth with this statement, shirts are a dime a dozen! Certain dress shoes and sneakers are much harderto come by! 
It was a joke referencing that his new watch doesn't fit under his cuffs.

But personally, I'm more likely to notice the cuff issue when someone is wearing a nice watch than a shoe issue. But that's just me. Regardless, my statement was meant as a joke and good natured ribbing; hopefully Frills took it that way.
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Also, for me shirts are no where near dime a dozen, but that is way OT for this thread. Different strokes and what not.
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Going with a bit of blue today.

1000

post #18356 of 36897
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Originally Posted by Suprageex View Post

Guys, I'm in a pickle here. I'm looking for a new watch to wear besides my Seamaster Pro, and decided to go, seeing as I already own a diver, with an aviation-themed watch. I went to check out Breitling, but tbh they felt flimsy compared to my Omega.
 
I narrowed it down to these two choices:
choices (Click to show)

 

 

 

SPM Co-Axial Chronograph, the 50th anniversary limited edition, 42mm, mechanical, from 2008.
 
or
 

 

 
SPM with a gold bezel & pushers, 38mm, automatic, from the 90's (IIRC it was made in '96)
 
 
I like the LimEd because it has a display caseback, it's a bit bigger & it's newer. The golden one looks better fit to wear with a suit/classy outfit though & is less expensive. I don't think one could convert the caseback to a crystal one though (on the golden one).
 
 
Any advice guys?

 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

 I like the date feature for the SPM with a gold bezel. 

 

 

+1  Also, you said you already have a Seamaster.  So I'd take option 2 simply because it's more different: less sporty, more subtle, different colour and feel about it - and keep it on the strap.  That way you have one sports watch, and its slightly more versatile sister.

 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Hmm.  I don't actually own a car, living in NYC and all.  I do rent hybrid cars by the hour though.  To shop at big box stores and get major discounts when I purchase 48 rolls of tissue paper! That sounds pretty boring, right!

 

 

Right, so you have a collection of Patek Philippe watches priced like sports cars, acquired in the space of three months, but you rent a Prius to go and buy thrifty toilet paper.  Frilly, there's no two ways about it: you economists are properly fucking weird. lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Suprageex View Post

Guys, I'm in a pickle here. I'm looking for a new watch to wear besides my Seamaster Pro, and decided to go, seeing as I already own a diver, with an aviation-themed watch. I went to check out Breitling, but tbh they felt flimsy compared to my Omega.
 
I narrowed it down to these two choices:
SPM Co-Axial Chronograph, the 50th anniversary limited edition, 42mm, mechanical, from 2008.
 
or
 
SPM with a gold bezel & pushers, 38mm, automatic, from the 90's (IIRC it was made in '96)
 
 
I like the LimEd because it has a display caseback, it's a bit bigger & it's newer. The golden one looks better fit to wear with a suit/classy outfit though & is less expensive. I don't think one could convert the caseback to a crystal one though (on the golden one).
 
 
Any advice guys?

Frankly I prefer the Speedy Pro much more with the black dial and the display back is generally a plus as well.

 

The one thing I would check on however is the movement. I know Omega had problems with some of their new movements around this time frame. I would check to make sure this one was not one of them.


Edited by dddrees - 2/24/13 at 5:33am
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Going with a bit of blue today.

 

 

I never, ever tire of seeing this fantastic blue dial!

post #18359 of 36897
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

I never, ever tire of seeing this fantastic blue dial!

Thank you sir.

 

 

The fact that it changes shades based on light and angle makes it that much more special in my opinion.

post #18360 of 36897
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Oh, you had to let go of this beauty?  Love these pics!  And one of several?

I've decided to get as close to the goal of the one watch as I can by the end of the year. Realistically it will probably be three watch, but we will see how it goes.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Thank you sir.

The fact that it changes shades based on light and angle makes it that much more special in my opinion.

+1. Love your and NS's 5712 pics.
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