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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

http://www.tourneau.com/shop/featured/new-arrivals/hydroconquest-64979p

Just saw this on tourneau's website and wanted to see what people thought of it?
After joining this thread I really started to like the Submariner and wanted to see peoples thoughts of this piece

 

Longines makes a solid watch and good value for the money.  If you're looking for a less costly alternative to the Submariner, however, I'd suggest you check out the Omega Seamaster.

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Longines makes a solid watch and good value for the money.  If you're looking for a less costly alternative to the Submariner, however, I'd suggest you check out the Omega Seamaster.



And whats funny is that I really like the Seamaster. I never liked the pictures but I saw a few in person and saw how amazing it really is.

Its actually on my list of to buy in the future its either Seamaster or Submariner. I just know I cannot purchase it until next year or hopefully in a year and a half. Gotta save some monies
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Vintage IWC Skeleton.  Super slim profile.  Love watching the movement on this one!

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


And whats funny is that I really like the Seamaster. I never liked the pictures but I saw a few in person and saw how amazing it really is.

Its actually on my list of to buy in the future its either Seamaster or Submariner. I just know I cannot purchase it until next year or hopefully in a year and a half. Gotta save some monies

 

Those are both solid buys - I'm craving the Submariner myself.  The Rolex is nearly twice the price, however.  Even the uplevel Omega Planet Ocean is a good deal less expensive than the Submariner.  I've never quite warmed to the PO, and would stretch the extra way to the Submariner as between those two.  But the Seamaster Ceramic is a pretty compelling choice and a lot more easily attainable.

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I dont mind saving for a Submariner, it will be a while before I am ready for another purchase but I am just asking for opinions for what people are thinking.

Nothing about that particular watch really strikes my fancy. To include the brand nor that particular watch. The dial for me would be a challenge to read, as it appears to be  a bit cluttered. I like a bit of red as that's usually a nice touch but find that the red hand on the center dial and the red dial on the right side is a bit distracting. There are only a few watches I find where the numbers have been cut off where it actually works for me, this one doesn't.

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Breathing a sigh of relief for you, Newcomer. Always nice when the prodigal returns.



On the Longines Hydroconquest, to me it seems like that watch isn't really sure if it honestly wants to be a diver, or a racing chronograph.
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Nothing about that particular watch really strikes my fancy. To include the brand nor that particular watch. The dial for me would be a challenge to read, as it appears to be  a bit cluttered. I like a bit of red as that's usually a nice touch but find that the red hand on the center dial and the red dial on the right side is a bit distracting. There are only a few watches I find where the numbers have been cut off where it actually works for me, this one doesn't.

Thank you for the response. I can understand what you are saying and it makes sense. I have a longines and really enjoy that piece and wanted to see if this was even worth bothering with. Clearly after looking at options in the price range it doesnt make sense.

Thanks!
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Hayward,

That's an interesting collection of tsuba in the background.
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Evenin' All.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Home sweet home!

Glad to see it made the trip back home so quickly.  Hoping that everything with it is now perfect.  Enjoy it!

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Almost sounds like your looking for something that kind of resembles the watch you really want (Submarner). If that's the case I'd recommend saving for the one you really want, regardless of what I think of the Longines watch. If you get this one, aren't you still going to want a Submariner?

+1  

 

To the OP, I'd wait and continue to save for the watch you really want.  For me a substitute just wouldn't scratch that itch.  All you will be doing is using up funds that could put you closer to a Submariner sooner.  Sure you could sell the Longines eventually, but then you will also be looking at some depreciation. IMHO, its better to wait and save for what you truly want to own.

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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post




Cox, what is the watch in the above picture? It looks quite intriguing and, visually speaking, quite unusual.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Cox, what is the watch in the above picture? It looks quite intriguing and, visually speaking, quite unusual.

Yes - thanks for contributing a stack of cool pix, but please include a little info..
1> What are we looking at? Why is it special besides looking really really cool?
2> Do you own it?
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I've got a Rolex sub "alternative":



It's currently back on its bracelet.
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Nice SM 300.

Looks like a Watchco maybe?
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Nice SM 300.

Looks like a Watchco maybe?

Yes.

ETA: I've been entertaining the idea of swapping it toward something dressier. Mixed feelings about this.
Edited by cyc wid it - 8/10/13 at 7:28pm
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