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@RogerP That's a beauty - 38mm? Who has the one with small seconds?

 

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I cannot, for the life of me, find your original post where you showed us all up by proving your manliness and cracking your head open.  I am glad you are doing okay now.


Nothing manly about falling on your backside.  But just for you, and apposite to the above: 

Large cracked head, small vintage Omega. (Click to show)

 

 

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while my cup runneth over, with zeal, it is sorely lacking, in funds.

 

I feel your pain...so much love, so little action.

 

@Belligero I like the 39mm Explorer.  So there.  But I wish they'd gone 39 instead of 41 for the DJII - and a no-date Oyster in 38-39mm would be lovely.  If I'm honest, I wish it was just slightly bigger but the 36mm is a shade larger than my current daily dress watch, and for me this is the most beautiful of all the 2014 Rolex models:

 

 

(Pic is from watchtime.com - the first "live" pic I've seen of this model.  As usual, so much more appealing than the official pictures)

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

You all chimed in when I was asking for some advice between a Pelagos, Sub, and GMT BLNR. I ended up with the GMT and I'm really glad I went that way. Feels more differentiated than a sub and looks great in a lot of environments, especially my business casual office. Thanks for those that encouraged me to get what I really wanted and not settle for a substitute.

 

Congrats on your BLNR!  It looks fantastic.  Although, you were considering several nice watches, I'm glad to hear that you got the watch your really wanted.  I personally saw a BLNR up close and I found it more impressive in person than pix.  Congrats again and enjoy your GMT! 

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

You all chimed in when I was asking for some advice between a Pelagos, Sub, and GMT BLNR. I ended up with the GMT and I'm really glad I went that way. Feels more differentiated than a sub and looks great in a lot of environments, especially my business casual office. Thanks for those that encouraged me to get what I really wanted and not settle for a substitute.

 

Good to see another BLNR in the TWAT!!!

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RogerP - That Omega...
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I don't think I can multi-quote on mobile, but thanks for all the thumbs up. It was a bit wild taking the leap but I am glad I did. I'm looking forward to building a small collection over time. Cheers everyone!
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

@RogerP That's a beauty - 38mm? Who has the one with small seconds?

 



Thanks Mimo - yes, 38mm. Not sure who has the small seconds version you are thinking of.
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 That's a beauty - 38mm? Who has the one with small seconds?
What, this one?



It ain't no 38 mm, though. More like 34-ish.
post #32753 of 33904
Between flights. Sapphire Sandwich pairs well with a double Johnny Walker.

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^^ Love the sapphire sandwich. Had it, didn't work for me. The sapphire back irritated my wrist.
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What a shame tifosi. I find this to be a very comfortable watch.
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It was not an easy decision to make. It just didn't work. I prefer the original hesalite/solid back tho. I owned a couple versions of that before I got the sapphire sandwich.
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Rog/Belli, maybe I'm mixing them up in my post-concussive state, but I'm sure someone had a 38mm with small seconds!  Anyway, I think the vintage Omega point is well sold in the last couple of pages.

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I know some of you don't like watches with editions, like the IWC Spirtfire :laugh: but this is so awesome that I don't care. Omega Aqua Terra Golf! 

 

 

 

To be honest, I don't like the black dial so the one with the blue dial it's still my favorite. But the one with the white dial doesn't look bad at all. 

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All those colours...plus 3 o'clock day-counter and polished centre links...Betel my friend, you can do better. :)

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

I know some of you don't like watches with editions, like the IWC Spirtfire :laugh: but this is so awesome that I don't care. Omega Aqua Terra Golf! 

 

To be honest, I don't like the black dial so the one with the blue dial it's still my favorite. But the one with the white dial doesn't look bad at all. 

Fine watches sure, but sorry I don't consider a splash of color and calling it the Golf edition... awesome.  Omega is IMHO a really good brand, but a horrible offender when it comes to overdoing the special edition watches (both in terms of how many special editions they make and the volume of each special edition).  There have been several 007 Seamasters, and countless special editions for each time interval since the lunar landing (the silliest having Snoopy characters on the dial).  What is next the "I brush my teeth every day edition?"  Actually, the white dial golf AT could be just that....Its got all the colors found on a box of Crest whitening peroxide tooth paste.   So instead of a nick name like the Kermit or Hulk for Submariners...this version of the AT could be the "Crest Whitening."  They could market it to smokers and golfers.    

 

I was on an Omega AD once, and someone inquired about a recent release of another 007 Seamaster.  When the customer asked how many will be produced, the AD said,"About 7,000, ...too bad there are only 2,000 people that will want it."  Sure with a hefty discount almost any watch will sell, but his comment underscored that just because its a special edition or limited in number doesn't mean it will make a piece more desirable.

 

I also find if funny that the AT is essentially wearing an Oyster Bracelet with polished center links.    

 

Good luck with whatever you decide...but I'd rather have a regular AT if that is the watch you have your heart set on.

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