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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    ^^ The thing I like the most about that is the lack of a large GMT hour hand.
     
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    I like that very much, kind of a best of both of the current AT and Seamaster models.
     
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    Is that a chronograph? The left subdial is your second time zone, right? The right subdial looks like it has 2 hands stacked in that pic. Chrono? I think I see blurry pushers as well...
     
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    Yes. Nice in grey, too. [​IMG]
     
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    I guess the GMT subdial is a double edged sword. You "need" another subdial to balance out the dial, unless you put it at 6 o'clock. I wouldn't want or need a chrono on that, so maybe a running seconds subdial at 3 o'clock would have been cool.
     
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    Oh there is a running small seconds hand. It shares the subdial with the GMT hand. Which I think balances out the two-hand chrono subdial...
     
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    Gotcha. I was thinking if the chrono was eliminated,having a dedicated small seconds subdial would make up the second subdial to keep the same look. Plus it would clean up the entire thing with the chrono subseconds hand eliminated. Bonus.
     
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    But then how would all the divers know how much air they have left without the chrono OR a rotating bezel?
     
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    Darn divers and their need for GMT and chrono functions...haha
     
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    I agree it would be much cleaner without the Chrono. I like using the subdial for the GMT but the biggest deterrent to this watch has to be the 9k price tag (did I read that right?). I think the PO GMT is still nicer.

    To the previous comparison with the white dial Explorer, I see them as pretty close. The PO however is quite thick and I found the Explorer looked better in person. Looks a bit cartoony in pics. Still leaning towards the older Explorer II though.
     
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    I just called an Omega AD, and they told me the 300m co-axial blue wave dial ones have been discountinued, is it true?
     
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    They made way for the ceramic bezel version, I believe. I'm sure there are still plenty new ones out there to acquire, though.
     
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    Of those 2 watches, I'd prefer the Omega over Rolex.
     
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    I think it's very different - much more ostentatiously dive-y and sporty. But the PO is cool, and that extra function is extra cool.

    I don't know if they're still in production but there are loads around, and whatever the original list price was, the general price I saw looking them up was $6.5k-ish; the ones with three subdials and a bezel seem to be the same price.
     
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    The new 9300 speedy is rated to 100m. I'm sure this would cover almost all your bases. Although as one member pointed out a while ago it also matters what kind of activity you are doing. Is there a lot of impact or pressure involved? If so you may actually need a true 'diver'

    I really wanted to like/love the Omega Goodplanet. When I saw it in person I was fairly disappointed. I do like the black version more I think. My brother has the new Exp and I think that watch really changed my opinion about Rolex. Such a great watch if not understated as some of said. But that's not a bad thing.

    I find the AT designs nice just not a fan of the vertical board patterns on the dial.
     
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    The new 9300 is the speedmaster for the new generation. Great watch,contemporary size and a Great movement.its a little to big for me but you can clearly see white your money goes over a standard speedmaster pro.

    I fele the same way as you regarding the Goodplanet. I think it was the Color Scheme and the thickness that irked me most.
    Egen the chance came I bought the 42mm black 216570 gmt and I think this is the most underrated watch Of the current Rolex. it was bought new in september 2013 and I got this flawless noe with everything for 3500$ off sticker price in april when used Subs her ein Norway fetch close to retail for worse examples than mine. I really think its a future classic.

     
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    ^^ I think the normal 42mm Speedy Pros are a great comtemporary size. New, 44mm are a bit too large in my opinion.
     
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    Agreed. Thats why I prefer the original:D

     
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    Does the 57 use the 9300 movement? That 57 sure is good looking.

    [​IMG]

    +1 to 42mm though. I think it's an ideal size.
     
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    I belive if it has 2 subdials it is the 9300.
     
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