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Let me rephrase - ADs that stock Patek and Lange (in one AD). Just wondering whether Patek and Lange care if they are side by side.
There’s one near me. Patek, ALS and Breguet all in one store (along with Rolex, Tudor, Cartier, Breitling, Panerai).

And of all things, Bell & Ross.
 

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Oh...right...sorry! I have not seen them in any AD side by side...
No worries. That was a terribly written sentence by me haha.

There’s one near me. Patek, ALS and Breguet all in one store (along with Rolex, Tudor, Cartier, Breitling, Panerai).

And of all things, Bell & Ross.
That is cool. I did have a nearby AD that had both. But that AD seems to have given up Lange.
 

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Thoughts on either of these? Yes they are the little brother counterparts to the obvious alternative, but they are growing me on their own merit. The BB Chrono isn't exactly easy to come by either from an AD at the moment.
Are these watches you truly want or are they merely a place holder until you get versions from the parent company? If you don't love them on their own merits, then I wouldn't get one. However, if you really like them, they are good watches and a good value. If given a choice of those two, I'd be leaning towards the chronograph. I feel like I would constantly be looking at the BB GMT and thinking it's not the GMT that I truly want. For me its just not different enough in terms of appearance, and it would be a reminder of what is not actually on my wrist. The BB chrono, is different enough looking from a modern Daytona and borrows lots of styling cues from other Tudor models, such that I wouldn't feel like I'm buying a Daytona substitute.
 

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Are these watches you truly want or are they merely a place holder until you get versions from the parent company? If you don't love them on their own merits, then I wouldn't get one. However, if you really like them, they are good watches and a good value. If given a choice of those two, I'd be leaning towards the chronograph. I feel like I would constantly be looking at the BB GMT and thinking it's not the GMT that I truly want. For me its just not different enough in terms of appearance, and it would be a reminder of what is not actually on my wrist. The BB chrono, is different enough looking from a modern Daytona and borrows lots of styling cues from other Tudor models, such that I wouldn't feel like I'm buying a Daytona substitute.
Very similar to my thoughts, the BB Chrono (especially with the small changes introduced in the new panda versions) stands well enough on its own that it can be seen as its own thing.

I definitely feel less that way about the GMT, but even outside its relation to the GMT Master, I don't find it to be a great design. Just find the case on it to be too meh, especially compared to the BB58 case.
 

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While I am admittedly a serial watch flipper, dive watches have generally suffered from the quickest flips once they get in my hands. It hasn't seemed to matter if they're cheap or expensive. I did manage to keep my Hulk for about a year, but I'd guess the average dive watch lasts less than 2 months. Currently have these two. The Seiko predates the Unimatic by about a month, but I think is likely to stick around. The Unimatic does what it does well, but I don't really see myself wearing it much long term. The Seiko is cheap enough where maybe I can convince myself to keep it and stop wasting time buying dive watches.

 

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While I am admittedly a serial watch flipper, dive watches have generally suffered from the quickest flips once they get in my hands. It hasn't seemed to matter if they're cheap or expensive. I did manage to keep my Hulk for about a year, but I'd guess the average dive watch lasts less than 2 months. Currently have these two. The Seiko predates the Unimatic by about a month, but I think is likely to stick around. The Unimatic does what it does well, but I don't really see myself wearing it much long term. The Seiko is cheap enough where maybe I can convince myself to keep it and stop wasting time buying dive watches.

It's sort of funny that you keep buying dive watches, but they never stay in your collection for very long. One thing I like more about the Seiko than the Unimatic, is the greater contrast between the dial color and the lum markings. Under bright light in your photo the lum markings of the Unimatic get a little washed out. Maybe my eyes are old, but at a quick glance outdoors on a sunny day it might not be that easy to read the time (at least based on the photo), but IRL it may not be an issue.
 

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I have no dive watches right now (with the exception of my Monster which desperately needs to be serviced) and, in light of my recent fatherhood, I feel like I NEED one.
 

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I have no dive watches right now (with the exception of my Monster which desperately needs to be serviced) and, in light of my recent fatherhood, I feel like I NEED one.
Yeah, your JLC isn't going to survive many bathtimes.
 
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I have no dive watches right now (with the exception of my Monster which desperately needs to be serviced) and, in light of my recent fatherhood, I feel like I NEED one.
you need one
 
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