Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doran, Apr 21, 2008.
I love the omega speedmaster and seamaster ranges.
Really nice watch
It's the ultimate daytona or newman/mcqueen sibling, timeless looking piece.
I always thought I wanted a Seamaster until I got one and just couldn't get on with the bracelet. Just didn't like it. Sold it and now have a Speedmaster and love it. Don't think I'll ever get rid of it, it's such a classic piece. No homage even close to matches it.
I still haven't scratched my Panerai itch, and now the wife wants to build a ******* house that 30th present I'm owed for 3yrs back will end up being my 40th no doubt. I'll have to sneak one in when she's distracted. I'd also love an IWC Portuguese as a dress watch thats a bit more special than my Longines Masters. That will always hold sentimental value, as it was the watch my wife first bought me when we arrived in Basel, but it's not IWC special!
ffs now i'm on chrono24
EDIT: I might get that PAM I've been after for ages, if I can persuade the wife that 24 months interest free on watchfinder is a good shout I'll be golden.
I tried on a panerai, had always loved the look of the 01499 until I tried it, really disappointed in the flesh
I was the opposite! I went to their store in basel and loved them. I have fat wrists and really liked them on. Made it worse!
Watchfinder are always going to be at the punchy end of the used scale - what reference are you after?
They are but interest free over 24 months means the wife might kill me less than spunking 5k outright
I like the 352 personally, although I know it's anti PAM for being bracelet! TBH I love any of the chocolate sandwich dials.
I love my PAM 904. (picture posted few pages back). It's my daily but looks really good both dressed up and down.
Go for it, I love my 372
Just put the MilTat super oyster bracelet on my Ray 2.
Its a big improvement on the original but Im not going to lie I was expecting more its a bit rattly still haha I suppose can not complain for the money.
Just need a coin edge bezel and ceramic insert next. Not sure on doing the crystal just yet until this scratches as I don't think sapphire looks any different does it?
Get a 351! I have one, love it. Don't think I'll ever part with it. It's everything that Panerai does well - tobacco sandwich dial, gold hands, 1950's 44mm Luminor Ti case, 24mm strap. Perfection IMO.
Problem was my scrawny wrist. Loved the watch, just couldn't pull it off
I just got the Seiko SKX011J today, I was really surprised the rubber strap that comes with it was very comfortable, This Nato I put on it doesn't look to good, I have ordered a Strapcode Angus Bracelet for it, I thought I was going to mod this watch with black hands and another bezel etc but in person this watch looks fantastic I will be keeping it as is maybe a new movement down the line.
Looking for a primarily black watch under £150 with a leather strap and the date displayed. I do like this in Gold/Black - https://www.nixon.com/uk/en/sentry-leather/A105.html?dwvar_A105_size=00&dwvar_A105_color=513
Any other suggestions before I pull the trigger?
If you're going to be wearing it all the time, why not get a Seiko 5 Auto for £90-£120 and spend £10-£20 on a leather strap?
What do you guys use, if anything, for scratches/abrasions on stainless steel watches?
I have an Omega Speedmaster Mark 2 (gorgeous) and the clasp gets abrasions from day to day use at work, presumably bumping on the desk. Also I clonked it underneath a table at a casino and it has a small scratch on the top
I'm told it adds to the character, but I prefer things pristine......
This is the reason why I've never worn my seamster with the original bracelet. I always use NATO or leather strap.
My Seamaster was bought to wear and not be a museum piece so I use the original bracelet. If scratches on the bracelet bothered me I'd probably sell the thing.
I guess not everyone has the same standards :/
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