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post #3196 of 3971
Question. Hypothetical scenario. You are cross-shopping a 15300OR and a 26320OR. How do you justify the additional $10k for the chrono? Or does the mere fact that you have to ask that question mean that the chrono isn't the watch for you?
post #3197 of 3971
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What else...70s chrono....

Heuer Autavia?
post #3198 of 3971

I think chronos are the most useless watch complication for the average man(or woman). On the RO in particular, I prefer the clean look of the face on the time-only and time-and-date faces, compared to the multi-textured dial on the chrono. While the chrono doesn't add much thickness to the 26320OR, I also think the thinner dial without the pushers is the "true" royal oak aesthetic. I would go 15300 and never look back. 

 

 

As for that World Cup Big Bang - sign me up for this beauty:

 

 

 

SOOO functional for the modern football fan!

post #3199 of 3971
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Well that's always been my issue with commemorative Speedmasters.  A friend of mine had a 25th anniversary Speedy, he traded it for something else.  Then several years later he was able to get another anniversary Speedy since they do one every 5 years (and that doesn't include other special editions they produce).  

Yes, Omega shamelessly releases special editions. It really does denigrate the otherwise sterling reputation of the original Speedy. With that said, there are a few special editions that I find aesthetically pleasing.

In any event, Omega does this marketing tactic with a $4,000 to $6,000 watch (with exceptions). There is something even more perverted when you consider the price of these new nautili.

50 years, and 100 years merit special editions. But gosh, 40 years? Such an arbitrary period of time.
post #3200 of 3971
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Question. Hypothetical scenario. You are cross-shopping a 15300OR and a 26320OR. How do you justify the additional $10k for the chrono? Or does the mere fact that you have to ask that question mean that the chrono isn't the watch for you?

Chronograph movements are one of the most difficult movements to develop, so the cost for them will always be higher than most time only pieces from the same manufacturer (although, the movement in the RO chrono was not developed in house, so its more like whatever it costs them to buy the base movement from F.Piguet). .  Most people don't need chronographs...although I'm sure there are several of us who use the chronograph function on our watches for fun or merely to justify having it. 

post #3201 of 3971
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Heuer Autavia?

Not a Heuer...but on this note, a MK1 Heuer Skipper would be pretty sweet.
post #3202 of 3971
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Originally Posted by roomiller View Post

I think chronos are the most useless watch complication for the average man(or woman). On the RO in particular, I prefer the clean look of the face on the time-only and time-and-date faces, compared to the multi-textured dial on the chrono. While the chrono doesn't add much thickness to the 26320OR, I also think the thinner dial without the pushers is the "true" royal oak aesthetic. I would go 15300 and never look back. 


As for that World Cup Big Bang - sign me up for this beauty:

 


SOOO functional for the modern football fan!

I don't think anyone here argued that chronographs are, in a modern context, useful. 99% of the shit that is discussed on SF is pure sophism.
post #3203 of 3971
I use a chronograph quite a bit to time laundry, parking meters, etc. I find it more valuable than other popular complications like moonphase, GMT hand, and day indicator.
post #3204 of 3971
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day indicator.

ah... i have one of those in my office. we call it a window. nod[1].gif
post #3205 of 3971
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ah... i have one of those in my office. we call it a window. nod[1].gif

Your window tells you what day of the week it is??

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post #3206 of 3971
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Your window tells you what day of the week it is??

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Deks window on the world is a magical thing nod[1].gif
post #3207 of 3971
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Originally Posted by McWu View Post

Your window tells you what day of the week it is??

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oops. figured day/night indicator hahahaha
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Deks window on the world is a magical thing nod[1].gif

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post #3208 of 3971
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Originally Posted by firenze_rob View Post

Not a Heuer...but on this note, a MK1 Heuer Skipper would be pretty sweet.

Do you already have a Bundeswehr?

For I have often lusted for one, deep in my watch-heart.
post #3209 of 3971
The chronograph is not only my favourite complication, but also the one I find to be the most useful. The pushers on the Daytonas stay undone pretty much all the time, in fact.

Mind you, I'm a bit of a coffee geek, so that gives plenty of timing opportunites. I also keep a mechanical stopwatch in the coffee lab, but I prefer having one on the wrist. smile.gif
post #3210 of 3971
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oops. figured day/night indicator hahahaha

That truly is the most useless complication. If you're stuck in a cave for days on end, knowing whether it's day or night outside is the least of your worries. Not that I would turn down an orange-hand Explorer II if someone offered it to me . . .
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