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post #91 of 151
You certainly are entitled to your opinion. These 2 brands are popular and you do see a lot of them out there. It still does not detract from the quality of the watches or my desire to wear them, IMO. I think "pedestrian" is a little strong though when describing these brands.
post #92 of 151
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You certainly are entitled to your opinion. These 2 brands are popular and you do see a lot of them out there. It still does not detract from the quality of the watches or my desire to wear them, IMO. I think "pedestrian" is a little strong though when describing these brands.
you know what. your right maybe it was a tad strong. It seems everyone has a Pespi Rollo, is it to much to ask someone show a bit of flare & buy an AP, Ikepod, or Sinn, Piaget, Bell & Ross or maybe a flyback & may we dispense with the COSC certificates? they have no value.
post #93 of 151
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I personally favor Omega's subdued look to most Rolexes I see. It's true that Omega has its cheesy ones, but the Seamaster is a work of art as far as I'm concerned. It's just so pretty!

Agreed. Well said.
post #94 of 151
I'm always amazed at the striking difference between what is 'pedestrian' on an internet message board, and what it is in real life, even in places like Hamilton Jewelers (where rolex is a respectable choice).
post #95 of 151
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you know what. your right maybe it was a tad strong. It seems everyone has a Pespi Rollo, is it to much to ask someone show a bit of flare & buy an AP, Ikepod, or Sinn, Piaget, Bell & Ross or maybe a flyback & may we dispense with the COSC certificates? they have no value.


Good points. I like many of the Bell & Ross watches. AP is just incredible and Sinn is a terrific value given the construction and the materials.

My current favorite is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. An amazing watch. Either that or the Breguet Marine Chrono pictured below:
LL
post #96 of 151
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I'm always amazed at the striking difference between what is 'pedestrian' on an internet message board, and what it is in real life, even in places like Hamilton Jewelers (where rolex is a respectable choice).

But... but... but... SF is practically built on internet snobbery!
post #97 of 151
I like the Sea-Dweller myself.

post #98 of 151
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Omega, as part of the Swatch group (which makes all of the ETA movements) and Rolex, as the world's best known watch maker, both produce an extremely large volume of highly-accurate automatice watch movements. With the new co-axial movement, Omega may be very slightly ahead of the curve, but the reality is that a top of the line ETA/Omega movement and a Rolex movement are comparable in almost every way, and are both relatively ubiquitous. Debating the difference between the two is like debating the relative merits of a Honda six-cylinder engine and a Toyota six-cylinder engine. This is a very mature technology, and both movements are well refined and will run worry free for many years.

All that is left, then, is the case and the crystal. Both are made from relatively similar stainless steel and Sapphire crystal, respectively, so it really just comes down to what design you like the best. The same could be said for all of the other major brands that run on ETA movements (IWC, Breitling, etc.). There is also the price factor, I guess, with the Rolex band commanding a higher price becuase its name is better know to the general public.

Nothing really changes until you get up to the smaller volume manufacturers that make their own movements (Patek, etc.), but because these manufactures make less movements, their movements tend to be less refined and less reliable then the Omegas and the Rolexes--like a Ferrari engine vs a Honda.

I own a Rolex and an Omega, but when they finally crap out I doubt I'll repace them--I'll go back to quartz and spend my money on better suits.

Very well said!!

Only thing is if you take care of them then they shouldn't crap out on you or your kids.

After doing a bunch of research I decided on the Omega. I really like my SMP 2254.50
post #99 of 151
i do think the modern omegas have a better, more subdued design- eg railmaster. newer rolexes, apart from subs and sea dweller, have an ostentatious flashiness that is really offfputting.
this is my daily watch- 60s explorer. i just don't think it can be beaten, i'd recommend it to anyone
LL
post #100 of 151
would the co-axial escapement sway the vote towards omega or is it not that great an innovation? i was never interested in both brands but not having to service watches is pretty cool IMO. is it marketing hype and not all it claims to be?

the railmaster in particular without a date seems like a cool everyday watch you don't have to set and service and it is also water resistant enough for non divers.

http://www.timezone.com/library/news...23465243750000

bamford and sons also makes a cool pvd rolexes

http://www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com/index.cfm
post #101 of 151
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Very well said!!

Only thing is if you take care of them then they shouldn't crap out on you or your kids.

After doing a bunch of research I decided on the Omega. I really like my SMP 2254.50

The 2254.50 is certainly a classic watch. It's too bad they discontinued the model with the introduction of their co-axials.
post #102 of 151
Patek Phillipe is my dream watch. I also like Bvlgari & Cartier.
post #103 of 151
FP Journe and Philippe Dufour are the real shit. Everything else's for small timers.
post #104 of 151
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FP Journe and Philippe Dufour are the real shit. Everything else's for small timers.

Nonsense.
post #105 of 151
As someone who has wasted more money on watches over the years than most people will ever have, I can say that I have never owned an Omega, nor ever had a desire for one. I just put this down to marketing, they have never come across as either trendy or a top watch

I have on the other hand owned numerous Rolexes over the years, including many different Daytona's. I think that Rolex are not overpriced at all, actually they are considerably lower priced than many other brands and as many before me have pointed out they retain good resale value. You can own one for years, sell it and lose hardly anything.

The new chronograph movement in the Daytona is actually a very good movement and costs considerably less than a chrono from one for the top tier manufacturers will charge.

I don't however understand why people pay more the steel version than the steel and gold, but I have been a victim of following the crowd on this also.

Anyway, getting down to what I think is the best now, I own only 2 watches now, an IWC Ingenieur Steel Chrono and a Lange and Sohne Rose Gold Datograph and I would not swap the Datograph for anything else. For those that have not had the pleasure of seeing one or wearing one in the flesh, Lange watches make just about every other watch you have ever held seem very cheaply made.
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