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ErikW

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New to me, Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Roberto Clemente limited edition. I've always had a soft spot for the Oris BC; just a simple, but well executed design.. This particular one came with a "signed" Roberto Clemente baseball and profits were donated to the Roberto Clemente Foundation. The back of the watch has his image pressed into the steel.

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I went into a store yesterday with the intention of trying the SPB147, but they didn't have it. Instead, I tried the SPB143, which I was surprised with in terms of how nicely it fit. I thought it was going to be on the bigger side considering it's a diver's watch, but it appeared slightly smaller in person.

On the topic of the movement, my experience with the 6R35 movement is also not great. I have had my SPB165 for a couple of months now, and wear it for 2-3 days straight before rotating to something else. It seems to consistently gain anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes a week. I'm not one to care too much about accuracy, but 3 minutes is a bit much. The watch may have become magnetized somehow or the movement needs to be regulated.
SPB147 are very good watches. They look great and they are very comfortable on a wrist. Nicely done polishing and decent bracelet. If you can live with some accuracy issues (or you may get lucky and yours will be fine) you will have a great wrist companion )

Regarding 6R35 movement. Aside from SPB143J1 I have two other watches with the same movement. Two Baby Alpinists.



They both were keeping a good time but the blue one has started going too fast recently. Since it happened suddenly I suspect they got magnetized.
 

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New to me, Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Roberto Clemente limited edition. I've always had a soft spot for the Oris BC; just a simple, but well executed design.. This particular one came with a "signed" Roberto Clemente baseball and profits were donated to the Roberto Clemente Foundation. The back of the watch has his image pressed into the steel.

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Nice Oris. And in this model, the date 21 is a great little detail too.
 

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Fellas! Need some help deciding another somewhat daily watch.

First the Longines. Nice white dial with a somewhat needless Moonphase complication that I just really like. Would also need to decide between the leather strap
or steel.

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The other option is the Maurice Lacroix Aikon. Would go with the blue dial
the Automatic Sellita movement.

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i know they couldn’t be more different and I’m somewhat comparing Apples and Oranges here but these are two watches I really like at a similar price point.
 

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@jtorres94 - Of those two, I really prefer the Longines (and I think it looks best on the leather, but the steel isn't bad either). The texture on the dial of the Longines is fantastic. The Maurice Lacroix isn't bad, but I think the Longines is a lot more legible. The Lacroix will also be more costly to change out the strap for something else if you cannot get a good fit on the integrated bracelet since you'll be stuck buying one of the specially designed straps from ML.
 

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Fellas! Need some help deciding another somewhat daily watch.

i know they couldn’t be more different and I’m somewhat comparing Apples and Oranges here but these are two watches I really like at a similar price point.
I'd choose Longines with a leather strap, it fits to that dial well, not so much with steel imo. Longines also gets my vote as a reputable brand with a long history.
 

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Fellas! Need some help deciding another somewhat daily watch.

First the Longines. Nice white dial with a somewhat needless Moonphase complication that I just really like. Would also need to decide between the leather strap
or steel.

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The other option is the Maurice Lacroix Aikon. Would go with the blue dial
the Automatic Sellita movement.

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i know they couldn’t be more different and I’m somewhat comparing Apples and Oranges here but these are two watches I really like at a similar price point.
It looks like you already have them both. I prefer the Longines on the steel but leather looks good also. Buy it on the bracelet for summer and put in on the leather strap for winter. I had the Maurice Aikon blue face with a bronze case. Still kicking myself for selling it (and far too cheap). Right now I would choose the Longines but ask me next week and I could change my mind...
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@Michigan Planner , @Frozenhaze
Nice points, guys, especially regarding the legibility. I also agree with the leather strap, just wasn’t sure if I was crazy for going with leather when steel is same price.

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These are just pictures i randomly stole off Google. But yea, easy to go back and forth. Last month I was set on the Aikon, this month it’s been the Longines.
 

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Just remember with a moon phase unless you plan on keeping it on a winder you may have to constantly be resetting it every time it runs down.
The ML one looks OK but I can’t stand APROs and this looks like it stole the dial material from one of those.
 

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