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Anyone into gold? The hue of Omega's "Sedna" gold is to die for. This is a really cool watch that is very rarely seen in all gold.

Reminds me of GP's shade of rose gold, looking almost orange.  Also even those its a Seamaster, I wouldn't wear it in a pool if one wants to be sure to maintain that color.  There have been numerous instances of rose gold watches and bracelets being worn in pools and showers, and the chemicals in the water cause a reaction that makes it lose its rose color and look yellow.  It's even happened on a Rolex Day-Date in Everrose (which isn't supposed to be affected by chemicals in water).  According to the owner, Rolex stepped up to the plate and gave him his money back to use toward another watch of his choosing. 

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That gold Omega is indeed gorgeous but I don't even want to know what they're asking for it

 

Retail is $34,200. I've never seen another for sale on secondary market. At under 20k I think it's super cool

post #603 of 3929
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Reminds me of GP's shade of rose gold, looking almost orange.  Also even those its a Seamaster, I wouldn't wear it in a pool if one wants to be sure to maintain that color.  There have been numerous instances of rose gold watches and bracelets being worn in pools and showers, and the chemicals in the water cause a reaction that makes it lose its rose color and look yellow.  It's even happened on a Rolex Day-Date in Everrose (which isn't supposed to be affected by chemicals in water).  According to the owner, Rolex stepped up to the plate and gave him his money back to use toward another watch of his choosing. 

 

As I understand, the whole point of Omega's "Sedna" gold is to combat exactly what you're saying. It has a higher palladium content and should maintain its color much longer than normal RG.

 

And funny you should mention GP, as I happen to have a rose GP on my wrist this minute (and am in my robe :bigstar:). Just ordered a custom strap for this one with hopes of having it be my near daily-wearer

 

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^ is that a minute repeater? Very cool and by far my favorite complication (if money were no object).
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I'm into gold. But I've yet to convince myself to take the plunge with the 116618LB sunburst blue dial. Which makes me wonder if I'm really into it, because I'm not very good at holding back...
 

 

The trick to gold watches is you have to have a certain level of insouciance and sense of irony

post #606 of 3929
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^ is that a minute repeater? Very cool and by far my favorite complication (if money were no object).

Yes it is. It sounds absolutely amazing too! Better than almost any other I have heard. It's such a cool watch because unless you're close enough to read the dial or see the slide on the left side, you'd never know it's anything other than just a plain gold watch. The dial happens to be fired enamel with applied Breguet numerals too

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There was discussion about vintage chronographs recently. Another option that comes to mind is the 1964 Carrera re-edition. I think this came out in 1996 or so. It has a high quality manual wind lemania movement and is faithful to the original, without any of the fake patina or other "vintage" features that are common these days.

Here is mine.

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There is also a black dial version, which is nice too.

They are not very hard to find and probably sell in the neighborhood of 2 to 3K these days.

So, you get a vintage (heck it itself is about 20 years old so vintage on top of vintage) looking watch with some history in a relatively modern timepiece. It should not be difficult to get service and so forth.

The only problem I see with this watch is that it is 36 mm, which seems a little small these days, but is what the original was.

Something else to consider.

 

Great looking watch!  Someone beat me to the punch a week or so back, but I echoed the sentiment on this watch.  In fact like you note, I was also saying how it's pretty much vintage already.  While I like "fauxtina" on a lot of watches, this look somewhat vintage without it and I would think the lume would color over time.  One other thing about this watch is that I've seen it on various straps and it looks great on a variety of different colored straps.  Oh, and like @Belligero said, the size is fine.  In fact I think it's a great size and everything fits while also being well proportioned.

 

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^^ To boot, there were two black dialed versions. One that I really like has contrast subdials. For those interested, the reference is CS3110. I have the white dialed version. And if someone wants to buy mine for 3k. PM me!
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I've never seen that one with the white in the subdials like that.  Is that one yours?  That looks great.

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Applied Breguet numerals inlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gif
post #609 of 3929
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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post
 

 

As I understand, the whole point of Omega's "Sedna" gold is to combat exactly what you're saying. It has a higher palladium content and should maintain its color much longer than normal RG.

 

And funny you should mention GP, as I happen to have a rose GP on my wrist this minute (and am in my robe :bigstar:). Just ordered a custom strap for this one with hopes of having it be my near daily-wearer

I guess only time will tell whether Omega's "Sedna" gold holds its color better. 

 

That GP is a beauty!  I liked some of their 1966 collection, and their equation of time with asymmetric dial was very handsome.   

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I'm into gold. But I've yet to convince myself to take the plunge with the 116618LB sunburst blue dial. Which makes me wonder if I'm really into it, because I'm not very good at holding back...

 

Has Mrs Frills given some kind of ultimatum?  And what did you get for your birthday?

 

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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post

 

The trick to gold watches is you have to have a certain level of insouciance and sense of irony

 

I'm not sure he's lacking in either of those qualities.  Or in gold watches, for that matter.:colgate:

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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post


And funny you should mention GP, as I happen to have a rose GP on my wrist this minute (and am in my robe bigstar%5B1%5D.gif). Just ordered a custom strap for this one with hopes of having it be my near daily-wearer



Awesome GP, Steve,
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

Great looking watch!  Someone beat me to the punch a week or so back, but I echoed the sentiment on this watch.  In fact like you note, I was also saying how it's pretty much vintage already.  While I like "fauxtina" on a lot of watches, this look somewhat vintage without it and I would think the lume would color over time.  One other thing about this watch is that I've seen it on various straps and it looks great on a variety of different colored straps.  Oh, and like @Belligero
 said, the size is fine.  In fact I think it's a great size and everything fits while also being well proportioned.

Thanks! One of the "problems" of too many watches is you can never wear them all enough. This one does not get as much wrist time as it probably should.
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@SteveH35 Love the 1966 case shape. Sad that they closed the GP boutique on Madison avenue some time ago. It has been replaced by a JLC boutique.

@BLAUGRANA That's not mine. I have the all white (it's actually more of a pearl) dial.
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What are your thoughts on the Zenith El Primero chrono? The in-house movement (although it’s an older design) and the history behind the watch are pretty intriguing. What’s a good target price for a mint version under 2 years old that is also covered by AD warranty?

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What are your thoughts on the Zenith El Primero chrono? The in-house movement (although it’s an older design) and the history behind the watch are pretty intriguing. What’s a good target price for a mint version under 2 years old that is also covered by AD warranty?

Really good movement.  There are many versions of Zenith El Primero Chronographs, so without more info about the actual watch you are considering, I don't think anyone could tell you a price range. 

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I was thinking about the 36,000 vph in the tri-color dial or the sun dial. 

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