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post #46 of 99
Sea Dweiier will hold its value a long time and since they have not changed in years would be one of the reasons ,just look at the other
brands when they make substantial changes now the older model drops
in value. I have had my Datejust for 10 trouble free years.
post #47 of 99

I own one of these, loves it.

If you have any questions about the watch, let me know.




post #48 of 99
Planet Ocean is not bad either, most Omega watches are quiet comfortable to wear. I have two Seamasters, older versions with non co-axial movements. They have thinner cases and so they sit lower on my wrist. You might want to consider Submariner if you find Sea Dweller a bit too thick.
post #49 of 99
Personally, I prefer the Super Avenger. My friend just got one as a gift and itis beautiful- if you prefer to wear a large and heavy watch.

Good luck with your purchase!
post #50 of 99
I have both a submariner and a super ocean professional

I got the Breitling first and loved it but since I got the rolex it has not left my wrist

Timeless, its lighter and keeps better time IMO
post #51 of 99
i have an omega seamaster and a hamilton x-wind, the omega is nice, the hamilton is a bit off (loses a couple of minutes a week),

rolexes are sturdy work horses, good watches, they have some image problems, they all seem too similar to me and theres also the issue of some people associating using a rolex, owning a cadillac and being overweight,

britling, reliable watches, but sometimes i see them as too decorated and too sporty, as in screaming for attention, not sure how i feel about that,

personly,
i like the Zenith port royal, Omega DeVille X2, Tag heuer carrera crono series, and bell and ross,

bell and ross look really nice but might be too rugged and square for some people, im also checked out pilot style Zeno watches, but i relented and bought the hamilton in the end, now i think i made a mistake,
post #52 of 99
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... the issue of some people associating using a rolex, owning a cadillac and being overweight, ...
I have to get a cadillac to bat 100%.
post #53 of 99
Rolex may be the Bose of watch enthusiasts but I'd like to buy one. Unfortunately the prices of high end watches keep me from buying.
post #54 of 99
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Rolex may be the Bose of watch enthusiasts but I'd like to buy one. Unfortunately the prices of high end watches keep me from buying.
no Tag or Movado is Bose.
post #55 of 99
I would want an omega. Choosing from those two --> breitlings are more for me.
post #56 of 99
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no Tag or Movado is Bose.
How can there be a Bose of watches? Speakers have all sorts of different things that can be looked at - frequency response, detail, soundstage, you name it. It can be said that certain speakers are clearly inferior to all other brands at their price point, like Bose are.

But with watches, the only such empirical measure is how well they keep time. And the $5 watch I buy at Walmart with a quartz timing will keep better time than the most expensive mechanical Rolex. So since we've established that that argument is null and void, the entire value of a watch is in aesthetics. And at that point, I don't think you can say that any watch is the "Bose" of the watch world. Personally, I like a simplistic look. I think that Rolex and ESPECIALLY Breitling look huge and gaudy; there are a few Omegas I could see myself liking but in general I go for simpler designs like....Movado.
post #57 of 99
Rolex Submariner is certainly no Bose. It has been around for more than 30 years and it has proven to be reliable. It's just about as legendary as Omega Speedmaster Professional, if not more.

Tag had a model that used the same caliber as the old Speedmaster Professional. I don't recall the model, it might be Monaco.
post #58 of 99
Well, rolex have certainly jacked up their prices--the classic submariner hasn't changed too much, but its price has gone waaaay up, so in terms of price, ya, it has the bose qualities .

But given the accuracy discrepancy, you can only really hate on rolex when you're buying the really high end stuff, Patek and similar.
post #59 of 99
The new Submariner is more shiny than the old ones. Diving watches should not be too shiny because they might attract the wrong attention underwater.
post #60 of 99
i allready have rugged watches, the longines Ultrachrone i bought as a dress watch turned out to be a lemon, and the omega deville X2 seems nice, but also the baume mercier Capeland and the renovated Rado ceramica line also attract me,

tell the truth, the Rado ceramica always attracted me since i was a kid, but i was always discoraged by others, its ceramic, if you drop it, it breaks,
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