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Striking & Handsome, but not a rolex.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Groove, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I like a lot of the suggestions above including the Longines but I thought I would offer less expensive alternatives based on your favourite four watches above.

    1. Rolex...I don't think you will find anything really close to the deepsea other than the deepsea itself. However, as mentioned above Tudor is the closest thing to Rolex without being a Rolex. The Black Bay or Pelagos (if you actually dive) are both solid choices and despite the standard movements, their popularity should guarantee they hold their value really well.

    2. Fusion - I would look at the IWC Ingenieur 3227. Might be a bit tough to get under that 4k limit but you could get very close.

    3. Blancpain - Breitling Superocean Heritage Chrono looks very similar from a quality watchmaker - grey market pricing around 4200.

    4. Seamaster 300 - how about an original SM300? The vintage models will probably increase in value. There is a caveat here is that it might be difficult to find and verify a truly original.

    Other? Omega PO 8500. Arguably the only diver with an inhouse movement you can get at this price (not counting Nomos).
     


  2. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I know I recommended the Longines Legend Diver above, but if you're willing to stretch your budget by just a few hundred, I would go with the Omega Seamaster 300.
     


  3. omicron1792

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    Agree. Longines feels a little cheap compared to omega IMO.
     


  4. Groove

    Groove Member

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    @Cant kill da Rooster That is a great comparison list. I am shocked to see a Breitling that doesn't look overly complicated. You and @omicron1792 bring up a great point about movement. I read that the Tudor BB uses 2824 movement. Based on the quick research I've done I found watches in the $300 range that use this movement. Does this mean that the inners are mass produced and Tudor is throwing it in their case?

    Groove
     


  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Yessir.
     
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  6. omicron1792

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    That's a great question. Tudor puts their twist on the movement...but basically off the shelf.

    The flip side is....does an in house movement like in submariner, that keeps the exact same time, worth 4k difference in price? I guess it is all in what you value.

    I like my sub and my Pelagos. But I have never for one second thought "wow, I love my sub more because it has an in house movement." That's just me though...
     


  7. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a Pelagos. Very solid choice IMO.
     


  8. Alfa

    Alfa Senior member

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    I would agree.
     
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  9. omicron1792

    omicron1792 Member

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    My Omega SMP. Great value compared to rolex sub IMO.
     


  10. Groove

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    Thanks all. Your suggestions and thoughts have really helped. I made a decision and a purchase! Now that I have this time piece, I'm plotting my next one. Having done so much research, I've already decided the next two watches that I want and will buy.

    Cheers,
    Groove

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  11. Alfa

    Alfa Senior member

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    Welcome to the Tudor family! You made a good choice. Wear it in good health!
     


  12. omicron1792

    omicron1792 Member

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    Great choice. Congrats!!
     


  13. Groove

    Groove Member

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    @Alfa @omicron1792 Thanks!
     


  14. Grammaton Cleric

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    Congrats.

    So, what are the next two? :devil:
     


  15. Groove

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    Next on the list is...

    Hublot: Classic Fusion 38mm
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    IWC: Portofino
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