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post #61 of 88
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Originally Posted by plainsong View Post
So there's no pride of ownership with a Sinn either then, a Ball, a Kobold, a Doxa, an Oris? Bullhookey.
I think you will agree that those brands you mentioned are not as well advertised and known as brands like Rolex, Breitling and Omega. That was my point. I'm sure those watches you mentioned are lovely timepieces too.
post #62 of 88
Brick wall, Plainsong, Plainsong, Brick wall - OMEGA IS NOT A BAD BRAND (and as it's implied that the other brands mentioned are crap, that's also equally not true).

But you DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR QUARTZ at 1300 bucks either. I guess I can go F*** myself for the crime of trying to offer examples of
timepieces with just as much history behind them and quality in front of them as examples of just how good a movement you can get for the money.

And yet somehow suggesting that someone do their homework on perhaps WHY an Omega is good and actually COMPARING it to other brands makes me somehow elitist.

I'm the elitist and you come at me with that attitude? Yeah, ok... Put me on the ignore list for trying to help you. Yeah, you're going to be an awesome doctor.

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plainsong and your other brands: I don't care. It was pretty clear I was asking about Omega watches after I updated my post. Thank you for the watch elitism non-the less, heaven forbid someone wants to buy a nice watch from a reputable known name.
And musicmind, sorry dude but your stance makes no sense. Horological merit is not defined by marketing. What if you applied the same logic to head-fi? And you've honestly never seen a Sinn or a Doxa advert?? Doxa?? The supposed King of diver's watches?
post #63 of 88
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post
I really like the Pro midsize, the watch is definitely more suited to an average size wrist and smaller than what it looks like in the pictures. I think I will be getting this in an automatic/plain black face.

So any good websites for new ones would rock
There is a new one listed on Bernardwatch.com for $1550
post #64 of 88
I think Omega is a great brand. I have a Speedmaster day-date with the blue face and an Aqua Terra white face with the blue hands. I've had the Speedmaster for about 5 years with no trouble at all. I agree, if you're going to spend that much on a watch you should get a mechanical one. Enjoy!
post #65 of 88
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I'm the elitist and you come at me with that attitude? Yeah, ok... Put me on the ignore list for trying to help you. Yeah, you're going to be an awesome doctor.
Exactly why you were on my ignore list along with why you're on a bunch of other peoples', your over the top high horse attitude is ridiculous. Somewhere in your vendetta you missed that I made a post early on saying I'm going with an automatic, NOT a quartz.
post #66 of 88
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Originally Posted by JML View Post
If you really want an Omega, try your local Costco. From time to time (no pun intended) they have one. It won't be covered by Omega's warranty, though.
Heh, Costco's website sells $15K Breguets. In fact, at one point in time they did not sell any watch online for less than $10K...

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Originally Posted by plainsong View Post
I suggested Sinn and Stowa earlier in the thread
I knew Sinn but I hadn't heard of Stowa before. The Marine Original seems like a steal for the level of finish (don't you love exhibition backs?), thanks for the tip.
post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post
Exactly why you were on my ignore list along with why you're on a bunch of other peoples', your over the top high horse attitude is ridiculous. Somewhere in your vendetta you missed that I made a post early on saying I'm going with an automatic, NOT a quartz.

It's almost like you're a stereotype of every egotistical doctor I've ever come across. Well done, you! Get me banned if I'm so evil for trying to help you.

I'm sorry I dared suggest other brands in and below the price range, I'm sorry I suggested earlier on that you could get a nice auto, I'm sorry for suggesting researching before blindly spending on a brand was a totally awesome idea.

Omega is a fine brand, it's a shame you can't see past the name to know why.

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I knew Sinn but I hadn't heard of Stowa before. The Marine Original seems like a steal for the level of finish (don't you love exhibition backs?), thanks for the tip.
Yeah, I agree. Too bad it's totally a dude's watch, but yeah it's much loved over in the watch forums. In fact, my husband is going to flip his Sinn 356 for one. I think I'll keep my 356, but at least I'll get to admire his Marine Auto. I think the Marine Original is a good bit cooler, but it's his watch.

As for Omega, aren't there some Omega deals to be had from local ADs who no longer fit Omega's image or whatever and are pulling out?
post #68 of 88
Just curious, what is the difference between this supposedly inferior quartz movement and any other movements anyway? Because for me, most important things in watches are durability and reliability. Well, of course they have to look nice, but I really don't mind changing battery once every 3 years or so.
post #69 of 88
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok View Post
Just curious, what is the difference between this supposedly inferior quartz movement and any other movements anyway? Because for me, most important things in watches are durability and reliability. Well, of course they have to look nice, but I really don't mind changing battery once every 3 years or so.
Some batteries last for 10 years also....and you have kinetic watches, echodrive, and os on that do not uses batteries and are also quartz
post #70 of 88
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok View Post
Just curious, what is the difference between this supposedly inferior quartz movement and any other movements anyway? Because for me, most important things in watches are durability and reliability. Well, of course they have to look nice, but I really don't mind changing battery once every 3 years or so.
Technical differences?

Quartz generally keeps better time, is more damage resistant, needs less maintenance, and is the technically superior solution. This is at the cost of battery usage, though automatic quartz watches exist as Sovkiller noted. There are some downsides though.

If using the watch in extreme cold, say space or the arctic, mechanical watches will function fine. Quartz will slow and stop as the temperature drops.

In a survival situation, i.e. plane's been shot down behind enemy lines, a mechanical watch is traditionally better as the downside of somewhat inferior timekeeping is significantly outweighed by the downside of "dammit, battery's dead". Course, a kinetic quartz watch would also work here.

Working in a high EM/RF density area has funny effects on a quartz watch, with anything from odd function to watch death being possible. Mechanicals are generally immune. Course, unless you work with radars, find yourself in a Mad Max post nuclear apocalypse scenario, microwave your watch, etc, this probably isn't much of an issue.

More importantly, quartz watches in general suffer from the same issues that all other electronics do. Caps rot, the crystal accuracy degrades, solder joints degrades, stepper motors die, etc. Once that happens, bye bye watch. In contrast, mechanicals can be kept alive as long as replacement parts can be found. So yeah, quartz watches don't make for good heirlooms.

Really though, the dominance of mechanicals at the high end is due to the fact that they make for superior jewelry.
post #71 of 88
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post
Working in a high EM/RF density area has funny effects on a quartz watch, with anything from odd function to watch death being possible. Mechanicals are generally immune. Course, unless you work with radars, find yourself in a Mad Max post nuclear apocalypse scenario, microwave your watch, etc, this probably isn't much of an issue.
Mechanical watches actually aren't inherently EM protected. In fact most balance springs in older watches were not ferromagnetic and actually distorted in magnetic fields. This is why Rolex made the Milgauss in the 60's encased in a Faraday cage so scientists working with magnetic fields could use a watch in that environment. Nowadays Rolex came up with the material Parachrom for the balance spring which largely negated the need for a Faraday cage on the watch. Although the new Milgauss has one it is more a throwback than a needed feature.
post #72 of 88
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Originally Posted by SuperNothing View Post
Mechanical watches actually aren't inherently EM protected. In fact most balance springs in older watches were not ferromagnetic and actually distorted in magnetic fields. This is why Rolex made the Milgauss in the 60's encased in a Faraday cage so scientists working with magnetic fields could use a watch in that environment. Nowadays Rolex came up with the material Parachrom for the balance spring which largely negated the need for a Faraday cage on the watch. Although the new Milgauss has one it is more a throwback than a needed feature.


I completely forgot about magnetism. Good thing they can't revoke my degree.

/Minor nitpick: "In fact most balance springs in older watches were not ferromagnetic and actually distorted in magnetic fields."

"not" should be removed. Invar and Elinvar are ferromagnetic. Parachrom is non-ferromagnetic.
post #73 of 88
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post


I completely forgot about magnetism. Good thing they can't revoke my degree.

/Minor nitpick: "In fact most balance springs in older watches were not ferromagnetic and actually distorted in magnetic fields."

"not" should be removed. Invar and Elinvar are ferromagnetic. Parachrom is non-ferromagnetic.
Sorry I thought it was the other way around. They can't take away my degree though because I am only studying a fake science; psychology.
post #74 of 88
My previous Tag Heuer Formula 1 was working perfectly fine for more than 10 years before I lost it. I think that one was a Quartz movement too I assume?

So anyway, is Kinetic better than Quartz? That means Kinetic watches like Seiko Kinetic has a superior movement than say, Tag Heuer ones which is using Quartz, so that means Tag is a rip off?
post #75 of 88
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by plainsong View Post
It's almost like you're a stereotype of every egotistical doctor I've ever come across. Well done, you! Get me banned if I'm so evil for trying to help you.

I'm sorry I dared suggest other brands in and below the price range, I'm sorry I suggested earlier on that you could get a nice auto, I'm sorry for suggesting researching before blindly spending on a brand was a totally awesome idea.

Omega is a fine brand, it's a shame you can't see past the name to know why.
What a joke

If you're going to attempt to instigate a personal attack at least make an attempt to make it somewhat true. I wonder what ill doing the physicians of the world have unleashed on poor old plainsong

And I'll be contributing more to society than you could ever dream of in two lifetimes.
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