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    Re: Wrist watches

    I like Marks comment about watch collecting especially when you can easily spend well over a grand on a watch, and the thought that the woodlore knife was expensive.


    I havent lost my mind, I've got it backed up on tape somewhere!!

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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by clcuckow
    Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer full size for me to even though the catch scratches very easily.
    scratches, pah who cares about scratches get a look at mine

    edited to add:

    I took that photo months ago so it looks even worse now
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    Re: Wrist watches

    what did you do to the poor thing, drive over it?


    I havent lost my mind, I've got it backed up on tape somewhere!!

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    Re: Wrist watches

    I'm happy with my Sinn EZM3....although its running a bit slow!

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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by The General
    Wayne - you NEED the Chronometer one Wayne not the quartz
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    Quote Originally Posted by clcuckow
    what did you do to the poor thing, drive over it?
    no just worn it nearly every day for the last 8 years and I'm a bit of a clumsy
    "Life is pain highness, anyone who says differently is selling something "

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    Wayne, it depends on your definition of "the Sebenza" and the depth of your pockets:

    PRICE = 1 Sebenza

    The Citizen Eco-Drive is "the Sebenza" because it costs about the same as a small sebbie, is rock-solid and operates flawlessly, is made of titanium and basically outperforms everything else I've set eyes on. But it is not strictly a collector's watch, per se.

    PRICE = A few of Sebenzas

    The Omega Coaxial First Edition is "the Sebenza" because it is still a production piece, but each one is unique (numbered), breaks the mold, sets new technological standards, and is a conversation piece in itself. I like the new non-limited edition ones in white gold too. Definately a collector's piece.

    PRICE = One or two dozen Sebenzas

    The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Automatic Calendar is "the Sebenza" because it represents outstanding manufacturing and workmanship unequalled by its competitors and just about affordable without serious personal loans. It is made in similar numbers to CRKs. I believe a couple of years ago, they were still under 4,000 for the manufacture. A connoisseur's choice.

    PRICE = A warren full of exponentially reproducing Sebenzas

    And all this is before you get into bespoke watches, where a grey-haired old watchmaker brings you coffee and together you invent your dream watch, which will incidentally feed his family for the next year and put his grandkids through college.

    All said though, the Seamaster Pro's not a baaad choice of watch .... it's just not "the Sebenza".

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    Re: Wrist watches

    Simple and elegant, exactly what I am after! :wink:

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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by bagman
    scratches, pah who cares about scratches get a look at mine

    edited to add:

    I took that photo months ago so it looks even worse now
    I bought this one for my dad, a 65th birthday pressie last year (full size, auto)...



    I'd have to agree with Wayne, that the Omega is the seb of the wristwatch world. The seb is not the perfect knife, but it's very good, it's quality and price and popularity put it above the also-ran's of the general production world. The Omega Seamaster pro is the equivalent. Not the perfect watch, but something special nonetheless.

    ...and another more recent aquisition was a Traser...

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    Re: Wrist watches

    My price cut off point is about 600, I am after a user watch not a collectors item, just like a Sebi! The Omega looks great for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The General
    My price cut off point is about 600, I am after a user watch not a collectors item, just like a Sebi! The Omega looks great for the money.
    Wayne - you might want to give Joe a shout as he has up on his site Omega's but dont know what the pricing is like?
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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by bagman
    no just worn it nearly every day for the last 8 years and I'm a bit of a clumsy


    How in heck did you do that?????

    It's got a sapphire crystal glass... AFAIK, if that's pure synthetic sapphire it's got a hardness of 9 Mohs! So, you must have rubbed it with either a Spyderco Sharpmaker stone (same material) or a diamond whetstone (harder material).

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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by The General
    My price cut off point is about 600, I am after a user watch not a collectors item, just like a Sebi! The Omega looks great for the money.
    Go for the Omega, it's a great watch. Get the auto if you can. Collectors prefer *real working innards* to the mass prodution naffness of quartz. Be warned though, automatics do not keep good time (compared to quartz watches).

    If you buy the quartz version, you will have the version that watch collectors look down their noses at. The quartz version usually retails new at around 800, while the auto is around 1100.

    Oh yeah, dont get the one with lots of little 007's over the bezel instead of the wave pattern - it's well cheesy!
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    Re: Wrist watches

    Quote Originally Posted by The General
    My price cut off point is about 600, I am after a user watch not a collectors item, just like a Sebi! The Omega looks great for the money.
    I agree. In that price range, I guess a used Seamaster's your watch.

    I haven't seen a new Seamaster Chrono for less than 650. If you can save enough off that price to justify the risk of an eBay transaction, loss of the manufacturer's warranty, and not having the joy of owning it from new, then go for it!

 

 

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