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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Just bought a Speedmaster. Got it on Ebay, with box and papers.

Never had an Omega before. Been looking for a nice blue-dial, leather banded speedy for a while.

Hope I like it.

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Very nice! Might I ask what the reference is on that one?
post #23282 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Just bought a Speedmaster. Got it on Ebay, with box and papers.

Never had an Omega before. Been looking for a nice blue-dial, leather banded speedy for a while.

Hope I like it.

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Thanks for your feedback.

Closed a deal after one month of going back and forth, decided to stroll down to the Longines Boutique on Pitt Street, got myself a Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases, will wait for delivery from Melbourne this week, can't wait!

 

Congratulations!

post #23283 of 33972
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


that is a shame. i have never handled one, but they make some very nice pieces.

I've handled a few.  To be honest, while they have made some really creative pieces in the past, sadly I wasn't all that impressed with the ones I've seen in person.  

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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Just bought a Speedmaster. Got it on Ebay, with box and papers.

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Thanks for your feedback.

Closed a deal after one month of going back and forth, decided to stroll down to the Longines Boutique on Pitt Street, got myself a Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases, will wait for delivery from Melbourne this week, can't wait!

Kai and Wurger congrats on your recent purchases!

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Thanks for your feedback.
Closed a deal after one month of going back and forth, decided to stroll down to the Longines Boutique on Pitt Street, got myself a Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases, will wait for delivery from Melbourne this week, can't wait!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I've handled a few.  To be honest, while they have made some really creative pieces in the past, sadly I wasn't all that impressed with the ones I've seen in person.

thats to bad. i had a catalogue from them from maybe 2002. some really cool stuff.
post #23285 of 33972
116600 vs 16600... anyone who's handled both have any input on the matter? Any sorry for all my Rolex-centric questions... I clearly have a one track mind when it comes to watches.
post #23286 of 33972
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

116600 vs 16600... anyone who's handled both have any input on the matter? Any sorry for all my Rolex-centric questions... I clearly have a one track mind when it comes to watches.
Not a fan of the DSSD in photos or in person. It's just too un-Rolex with the excessive depth rating, at least for actually wearing. The 16600 is great, as are all Sea-Dwellers. I'd consider the 116610 and 114060 as well, as they offer all the latest and greatest stuff in a more wearable and better-looking package than the 3900-metre-rated overkill.
post #23287 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Not a fan of the DSSD in photos or in person. It's just too un-Rolex with the excessive depth rating, at least for actually wearing. The 16600 is great, as are all Sea-Dwellers. I'd consider the 116610 and 114060 as well, as they offer all the latest and greatest stuff in a more wearable and better-looking package than the 3900-metre-rated overkill.

 

I would generally concur with this.  However, Charlize Theron looks great with the DSSD IMHO.

 

 

It should also be noted, however, that most items will probably look phenomenal when Charlize wears them.  Like, if Charlize wears a bikini, the bikini will look fantastic. But if I wear the same bikini, I will look like sh*t.

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Reference is 3511.80

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Very nice! Might I ask what the reference is on that one?
post #23289 of 33972
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


there is a lot to choose from, from breitling, in that price range. i quite like the superocean heritage and the transocean day-date in that range.

I like the look of the superocean heritage. Strangely their presence seems to elude most as I see them for sale on the forums quite a bit. I wonder why they don't impress?

Love this transocean though.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6565699&rid=0#msg_6565699
post #23290 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Not a fan of the DSSD in photos or in person. It's just too un-Rolex with the excessive depth rating, at least for actually wearing. The 16600 is great, as are all Sea-Dwellers. I'd consider the 116610 and 114060 as well, as they offer all the latest and greatest stuff in a more wearable and better-looking package than the 3900-metre-rated overkill.

+1

 

I really like Rolex watches, but to be honest I despise the DSSD.  I've owned Subs, and my father owned a 16600 for several years.   Its a grotesque joke so that they can be part of the we oversized watch club.  IMHO, I found it very poorly proportioned.  The head is far too top heavy, and the bracelet is too narrow for the new case size.  Although the bracelet is new, from a top downward view or from the side, to me it looks so narrow it makes me feel like they kept the old size bracelet for this new wider case (although I know its not true).  To me they made a mess of the Sea-Dweller with the 116600, and I'd never buy one.  I'd much rather have a vintage SD, Sub, or maybe a current Sub Date or non-Date Sub...but the DSSD...no thanks.  Also back in 2009 my Father who has had several Rolex watches Ex2, Sub, SD, GMTs, and Daytonas...tried one on and walked out the door with a SS Daytona instead.  He thought the DSSD was over priced, and much like I said was too top heavy, and the proportions are all wrong.  

 

My advice go with a Sub, or if you really want a SD...go vintage!

post #23291 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I like the look of the superocean heritage. Strangely their presence seems to elude most as I see them for sale on the forums quite a bit. I wonder why they don't impress?
Love this transocean though.
http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6565699&rid=0#msg_6565699

yeah, idk. its a great watch and comes in a ton of variations.

that transocean is awesome. i love panda color scheme dials.
post #23292 of 33972
DSSD would be my pick (full disclosure - I don't own one though). I have no problem with the case size, I think it's an interesting variation on the tried and true SD for those that want something beefier/bigger.

My biggest gripe would be the taper on the bracelet, but from what I hear from owners it's not as big a deal once you own/wear one.
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

116600 vs 16600... anyone who's handled both have any input on the matter? Any sorry for all my Rolex-centric questions... I clearly have a one track mind when it comes to watches.

Great watch! Love the size, the dial layout and color scheme. Honestly Breitling really nailed it with this one. I think a lot of people kind of pass on it because of the stigma that Breitling sometimes gets (from all their Bentley/blinged out variations). But talking to various AD's it seems unanimous that Breitling offers some of the best customer service out there. Throw in a great looking watch, and I can see the appeal!

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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I like the look of the superocean heritage. Strangely their presence seems to elude most as I see them for sale on the forums quite a bit. I wonder why they don't impress?

Love this transocean though.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6565699&rid=0#msg_6565699
post #23293 of 33972
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

116600 vs 16600... anyone who's handled both have any input on the matter? Any sorry for all my Rolex-centric questions... I clearly have a one track mind when it comes to watches.

Ahh... I meant to say 116600 vs 16610 baldy[1].gif

And on that note, I have a friend with a DSSD and I agree with all the sentiments echoed thus far about it being too big/top heavy/disproportionate/etc. Cool watch for someone looking to sidestep from a Super Avenger or another grotesque monstrosity in the 44mm+ club.

I've been flip-flopping worse than Dwight Howard but as of right now I'm zeroing in on a 16610LV. I was originally going to pull the trigger on a GMT LN but I want a BLNR so the LN would be too redundant. The only downside of the LV, for me at least, is that I prefer the ceramic bezel and updated case (I know I'm in the minority when it comes to this). Also, if I went the LN route, it would only cost me another $1,000 and I would receive a brand new Rolex with my name on the papers. This is what I'm struggling with most at the moment.

I really wish I knew how you guys do it. Short of a condo, I've never had this much difficulty with a purchase.
post #23294 of 33972
The SOH. Is a nice enough watch, but I've never been inspired to actually pull the trigger on one. The Transocean flat out rocks. The no-date Sub is growing on me like a fungus.
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And that's what makes this hobby so damn awesome!


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I really wish I knew how you guys do it. Short of a condo, I've never had this much difficulty with a purchase.
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