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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. Jaysek

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    hey I been looking to get a new nicer watch and had a couple questions. what's the difference between omega, rolex and tudor? are tudor and omega sub companies of rolex?

    also is the omega seamaster a good watch?
     
  2. suprememen

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    Wow! Those are really amazing.
     
  3. Dino944

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    Omega is its own company and has nothing to do with Rolex. Tudor is a sub company of Rolex and until recently, it only used movements made by an outside company rather than movements made by Rolex (which kepts its costs down). Tudor has now has an movement made inhouse for some of their watches.

    Yes, Omega makes some good watches. There are lots of good watches on the market, it simply depends on your needs, taste and budget.
     
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    Just acquired a new watch box (12 count) so I can now go back on hunting/searching mode. No buys yet though; I promised myself not to buy another watch for a couple of months (weeks?) after my SMP.

    Still, a guy has to do some research, no?

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    There are a lot of watches out there in my opinion that straddle that line quite well. Any "sports watch" really. I could probably come up with quite a few options depending on budget.
     
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    Those are great, especially that one in the second photo. It's a good thing there isn't an AD near my office or else I'd have to go drool over their counters at lunchtime.
     
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    I'm looking to keep it under $2,000.
     
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    I think it's the dreaded face on wrist shot that is making the 57 look bigger. It's 41.5 iirc and I'm sure frills you would wear it well.

    I like the 57 a lot but I prefer the dial of my 44 speedy personally.
     
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    Under 2k sports watch is where I am looking right now for my next watch. If used is ok, I would look at Longines, Omega and Tudor although they might push your limit slightly over. Several German brands including SInn, Stowa and Junghans can also be found new under 2k.
     
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  10. Krish the Fish

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    I got my 2254.50 Seamaster for a hair under $2k as my first watch, and I love it. Not a single bad thing to say about it.
     
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    2254 was my first recommendation as well.

    I think the Longines Legend Diver could straddle the casual/ business line as well. Can most likely grab a new example of that for $2k or less.
     
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    Yup, should have composed that pic a bit better. The Omega website says 41.5mm case size but as usual it depends on the shape of the lugs, how it sits on one's wrist, etc.

    But hey, if I can rock a DSSD I can rock this one. Hah hah.

    The RG "Paul Newman" Speedy is really, really nice and understated. Retail is in the mid-$20s, though, so at that price point, even considering discounts, it's competing with a bunch of other options.
     
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    Yes really nice, but at that price point I'd be purchasing something else.
     
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    I want to spend 2.5 k in a watch. I am considering Tag Heuer vs. Alpina for that Price, what Brand do you guys think is better in quality?
     
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    frilly: you MUST kop yourself a Snoopy.

    I want to see more pics!
     
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    Pretty sure this was already mentioned but was also told at an Omega boutique last week that all pieces were spoken for.

    That said, I'm sure there are lots of resellers so yes get one :D
     
  18. Keith T

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    Yup, I do remember that .....but I also know that our man frilly does a lot of ... "speaking for" :smarmy:
     
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    All pieces have been spoken for.

    Including, perhaps (I will neither confirm nor deny, till August deliveries arrive), the one "I spoke for," c/o the NYC Omega Boutique.

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  20. mimo

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    ^^Haha!

    Frilly, the Snoopy looks best on your wrist in terms of proportion and lug shape. It at least deserves more exploratory pics...just for the sake of research and informing the common man, of course.

    I'd take the '57 myself. Very attractive.


    If you get the Snoopy, get the DSOM to match it, for when you're being Batman.
     
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