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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5910 on: February 21, 2021, 11:28:34 pm »
I've been doubling for a about a year and a half- mechanical on the left wrist, Garmin Vivosport on the right.  One thing about it that I kinda like- if I travel to another time zone, I can leave the watch on home time and let the Garmin sync to local.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5911 on: March 04, 2021, 11:56:49 pm »
I'll be the contrarian and advise wearing two mechanicals instead. While I've never been a huge fan of wearables, I'm even less a fan given lockdowns and staring at screens all thetime.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5912 on: March 15, 2021, 10:46:11 am »
@Giles there's a new Blancpain No Radiation watch...

"Blancpain Fifty Fathoms No Radiation"

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« Reply #5913 on: March 15, 2021, 10:58:17 am »
Nice, but I don't need two  :) :)
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« Reply #5914 on: March 15, 2021, 02:52:24 pm »
That's lovely, @Graeme  :o
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5915 on: March 15, 2021, 11:50:30 pm »
Nice, but I don't need two  :) :)

I'll be the contrarian and advise wearing two mechanicals instead.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5916 on: March 16, 2021, 01:13:20 am »
I keep hoping maybe this year, year after year, will be the year I can afford my much coveted Tag Heuer Monaco calibre 12. Maybe hopefully soon.  :)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5917 on: March 24, 2021, 12:46:58 am »
Omega have just announced a number of new models for 2021.

There's a new Seamaster 300 Professional in black ceramic.

"Seamaster 300 Black"

The retro Seamaster 300 has had a facelift, which now has a sandwich dial.

"Seamaster 300 on Bracelet"

They're also offering it in what they call bronze gold, which is an alloy of bronze and gold. Yeah, I know, imaginative naming there...

"Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold"

I particularly like the new Tresor with small seconds and a power reserve.

"Omega Tresor"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5918 on: March 24, 2021, 01:02:02 am »
That bronze gold is nice looking. It's not cheap though.

Speaking of bronze, I'm interested in the Longines Legend Diver. I don't know much about the brand though. How does it compare to, say, Oris?


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5919 on: March 24, 2021, 01:14:27 am »
Longines is part of the Swatch Group, positioned below Omega and above Hamilton. I'd consider them more or less comparable to Oris.

Something about a low visibility dive watch just seems wrong to me. But I bet that black ceramic is nice...

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« Reply #5920 on: March 24, 2021, 07:56:33 am »
Time and Tide, the Australian watch website, were excited about the Longines Legend Diver when it launched. They look good in the metal, and I'd agree with @Chris that they're probably on a par with Oris.

Mechanically they use an ETA movement, which has been tweaked using a silicon hairspring. The Oris uses a fairly stock Selita, so the Longines is probably ahead on that front.

I'd also cross shop with the new Oris Carl Brashear, which has their new in-house movement. But it's about 30% more expensive than the Longines.

"Oris Carl Brashear"

Bell & Ross have just launched their diver in bronze with a red dial, which looks really nice, but is a similar price to the Oris.

"Bell and Ross 03-92.jpg"

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« Reply #5921 on: March 24, 2021, 01:41:44 pm »
I have the first Carl Brashear; it's lovely (though the crown is a bit aggressive on the wrist I find).

I'm hoping for a bronze BR05 one day from B&R...

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« Reply #5922 on: March 24, 2021, 09:22:00 pm »
@JDelage I'd forgotten about your Carl Brashear.

I'm not a big B&R fan, but the bronze diver is really nice, and I think that the red dial is the best of the bunch. But for the price of one plus the Longines, you could (almost) get the Bronze Gold Omega...

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« Reply #5923 on: March 25, 2021, 01:30:00 am »
I particularly like the new Tresor with small seconds and a power reserve.

"Omega Tresor"
I like this one a lot, but the more I look at it, the more the power reserve dial bugs me.  It's so minimalist that it's essentially useless.  What are the increments supposed to be, just decorative?

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5924 on: March 25, 2021, 03:09:30 am »
@Chris you could get the version without the power reserve indicator.

"Omega Tresor"