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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5235 on: February 14, 2019, 12:43:39 pm »
Just reading an article at Time+Tide.

https://timeandtidewatches.com/editors-pick-toughest-6-awesomely-designed-watches/

And I noticed that @Tempvs has a watch featured. The Good Art strap is a giveaway. :P

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5236 on: February 14, 2019, 01:57:39 pm »
What date/year is it from?
Best guess without taking it to bits is 1980's
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5237 on: February 14, 2019, 06:50:08 pm »
thx sir! 8)

@Graeme what are your thoughts on "the first rolex" mate?
thinking sea dweller since it's 43mm, which doesn't makes it look tiny on my wrist ^^

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5238 on: February 14, 2019, 06:54:34 pm »
tried this beauty the other day at the local bucherer store (it belongs to one of the staffs).
clearly the wristband is missing a couple of links, but still i felt like i should run away with it ;D

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5239 on: February 15, 2019, 05:03:13 am »
@Finn666 I'm not the resident Rolex expert around here. Someone like @louisbosco might be able to advise better. :)

The GMT looks fine on you. It's a 40 mm case, and the Sea Dweller 4000 is 43 mm, so I think that'll work too. Provided the lugs don't project past the sides of your wrist, you'll be fine, and you'll adjust to thinking that the size of the watch is fine after a few weeks.

A bigger issue will be thickness. Some diver's watches can get quite chunky, an this makes them harder to slip under the cuff of a shirt.

The problem with getting a new Rolex is going to be supply. A huge amount of stock is being bought up by flippers, who then sell them onto the secondary market. The only time I've seen one of new GMTs, a Daytona, or a Deep Sea Sea Dweller in Melbourne has been in a dealer's window.

Lastly, there are rumours that the black and blue "Batman" GMT is going to be discontinued. So if you want that particular colour, you might want to move fast.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5240 on: February 15, 2019, 10:34:33 am »
As a GMT II owner @Finn666 I suggest the Sub no date. Unless you're working multi-timezone all the time, and even then I think I'd go the Sub no date..A rolly is a piece of jewelry something clean is the way to go. A mate I worked with had the sub no date, we used to swap from time to time, we both preferred the idea of GMT II but on the wrist the sub no date won every time.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5241 on: February 15, 2019, 04:14:45 pm »
One thing I really appreciate about some of Omega's coaxial movements is that they have quickset hour hands even in the absence of a GMT complication. So, you get the benefit of adjusting to a local timezone (and I don't think the seconds hack, so you retain accuracy in doing so) without having the GMT complication. It's a pretty good compromise.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5242 on: February 15, 2019, 10:13:12 pm »
Or you could get something like the IWC Timezoner, which you can switch your location by rotating the bezel. :D

"IWC Timezoner Spitfire"

@Finn666 if you're not dead set on a Rolex, some of the Omegas could be an alternative. The black diver that @DougNg posted a few days ago could be an option instead of a Submariner. The advantage is you'll probably be able to get one without the dealer playing games with you, but the disadvantage is that resale value will be worse.

Otherwise, I'd be chatting up your local Rolex AD and seeing what the options are. I'm convinced that the shortage isn't as bad as is claimed, people regularly get quoted an 18 month wait, only for their watch to arrive in a couple of weeks. Personally, I'd be tempted to put my name down for a new Milgauss, which they seem to be hinting is coming at Basel.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5243 on: February 16, 2019, 09:11:43 am »
@Finn666 you should. there are rumours that they will not be producing the batman (blue/black) bezels anymore..
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5244 on: February 16, 2019, 10:53:32 am »
thx a ton for your opions guys @Graeme @Snowy @mclaincausey @louisbosco ...gonna write a little more as soon as i have a couple of minutes.

for now i want to share the watches i‘ve tried on so far:

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and the ones i‘m also eyeing:

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5245 on: February 16, 2019, 11:34:39 am »
are you trying those on at an AD or is it a second hand shop?!? all of the ADs i've been to so far has nothing on display. their rolex cabinet is either empty or they only have non sport models (lady datejust, oyster etc)

an AD to which i shall not name, because my cousins works there managing hublot, told me while i visited over CNY that sport models will not be displayed at all as well..
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5246 on: February 16, 2019, 12:21:15 pm »
You can't do anything wrong with one of them.... Daytona is missing
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5247 on: February 16, 2019, 01:25:57 pm »
Take a look at the Pelagos too - I think it's nicer than the BB personally...

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5248 on: February 16, 2019, 04:41:54 pm »
I d go for the double black Tudor Bro!


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5249 on: February 16, 2019, 05:19:32 pm »
Really love the Pelagos. Less enamored of all the text on its dial. The LHD model renders "Pelagos" in red, which helps to break things up. The new models with the manufacture movement boast a 3 day power reserve. One of the best values I think in all of dive watches.
Think it, be it.