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Dropped in at an Omega boutique today to see the new Speedmaster in person.

I like the new bracelet - the brushed version on the hesalite model is similar in appearance to the old style bracelet on my 3952.50, although it is very much improved in its design and comfort on the wrist.

I prefer the original dial over the stepped dial on the new models, but that wouldn't put me off buying.

The applied logo on the sapphire version is cool, just a shame they don't offer this on the hesalite version.

I also saw the 50th Anniversary Snoopy and was very taken with it. Put myself on the waiting list, although I don't expect one to come available very soon.
 

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My Swatch Sistem51 just died, so this is a sign from God that I need to buy a new watch, right? I'm looking for something sporty and summer-y that is not a diver (which I already own). I'm going to look at the new Hermes H08, hopefully in the next few weeks. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have for other watches.
What about Bamford's Mayfair range? I customised one that I thought you might like.
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Joking aside, you can make up quite a fun, summery watch
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But I think I prefer @dan'l 's Timex plus a few hundred pounds to put towards something else.

Although probably not this. Argg ugg ugg ugg ugg...
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EDIT: tbf this is still far superior to the Black Panther AP.
 

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x-Post from the other watch thread. Picked up the Muhle-Glashutte ProMare Go yesterday. Nice diver.

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Fifty Fathoms vibes with that one... I like it.
 

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Traveling up to NYC this weekend - any interesting watch-related stores to hit up in lower Manhattan? looking more along the lines of places with interesting independent or vintage stuff as opposed to big name ADs
 

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Traveling up to NYC this weekend - any interesting watch-related stores to hit up in lower Manhattan? looking more along the lines of places with interesting independent or vintage stuff as opposed to big name ADs
Cellini Jewelers carries a lot of independents but they're closer to Central Park.
 

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Cellini Jewelers carries a lot of independents but they're closer to Central Park.
Thanks, I don't think I'll make it much past midtown on this trip...I have a separate trip planned later in the summer/fall where I'll hit the big ADs and a few boutiques in upper Manhattan
 

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Traveling up to NYC this weekend - any interesting watch-related stores to hit up in lower Manhattan? looking more along the lines of places with interesting independent or vintage stuff as opposed to big name ADs
For vintage, make an appointment to visit the headquarters of Analog/Shift. Really friendly guys. I went there many years ago; IIRC, they're in Midtown East in the 50s. They have a smaller selection of vintage at Watches of Switzerland in Soho.
 

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For vintage, make an appointment to visit the headquarters of Analog/Shift. Really friendly guys. I went there many years ago; IIRC, they're in Midtown East in the 50s. They have a smaller selection of vintage at Watches of Switzerland in Soho.
Watches of Switzerland has a new flagship location in Hudson Yards. Might want to give them a call to see where they have their vintage stuff located.
 

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Echo Cellini, but as others noted, it's in Midtown. One of the few places you can get Parmigiani in the States.

Generally, I find downtown better for womenswear and uptown better for menswear. There are of course a handful of exceptions, e.g. The Armoury, but just speaking in broad strokes.

If you're a coffee drinker, check out Kona Coffee & Company in the East Village. It's been my go to roaster over the last few months. My wife, who hates coffee with the fire of 10,000 suns, enjoys the matcha stuff there.
 

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Traveling up to NYC this weekend - any interesting watch-related stores to hit up in lower Manhattan? looking more along the lines of places with interesting independent or vintage stuff as opposed to big name ADs
Material Good in Soho is an Audemars Piguet AD (one of the last) and also has vintage watches. Last time I was there they had a bunch of vintage, pre-Zenith Daytonas and military-issue Breguet Type 20s. A couple years ago they had a brand new gold 15202 for sale. Just sitting there. Oops. They also have jewelry and Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags, so your wife or girlfriend has stuff to look at too.

Madison Fine Time and Michael Ashton are independent vintage/pre-owned Patek specialists. Museum-like in collection quality and size. May need to make an appointment. Don’t go in looking for a bargain ...

The FP Journe boutique is awesome.
 

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Material Good in Soho is an Audemars Piguet AD (one of the last) and also has vintage watches. Cool store to browse around. A couple years ago they had a brand new gold 15202 for sale. Just sitting there. Oops.

Madison Fine Time and Michael Ashton are independent vintage/pre-owned Patek specialists. Museum-like in collection quality and size. May need to make an appointment. Don’t go in looking for a bargain ...

The FP Journe boutique is awesome.
Isn't FP Journe on 66thish and Madison?
 

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Isn't FP Journe on 66thish and Madison?
Yes it is uptown, but the vast majority of good watch shopping is uptown or midtown. Material Good is the best I can think of downtown, but it’s a worthy visit. Watches of Switzerland also has a location in Soho, but he wants vintage or independent.
 

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Oh, if you’re midtown, the Patek boutique inside Tiffany on 5th is spectacular. The closest thing to a Patek Salon in the US.
 

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