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Can't argue with that. The Speedy and the Sub are the most universally iconic watches and should be in every enthusiast's collection. Nice Broad arrow too!

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Thanks. My other Speedmaster is the '57 Replica, limited edition which looks good on a strap or a bracelet. And, of course, no collection is complete without the Rolex Sub Date.

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This is a BMW forum. I thought German cars were men's best friend.
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there is a strong correlation between Men driving German Cars and Desiring for (high end) Swiss watches

proof : just buy a Euro car magazines like Autocar, Evo and see which watch brands advertised in there

we call thme "being BRAND washed" ... and I am a victim
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Nice Brequet, how about this

or this ...
The Rolex looks like an overpriced Timex. Now the Omega is a different story
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there is a strong correlation between Men driving German Cars and Desiring for (high end) Swiss watches

proof : just buy a Euro car magazines like Autocar, Evo and see which watch brands advertised in there

we call thme "being BRAND washed" ... and I am a victim
Or in dire need of compensation for lots of things
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The Rolex looks like an overpriced Timex. Now the Omega is a different story
The Japanese and Chinese make digital watches for people like you.
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The Japanese and Chinese make digital watches for people like you.
Say what you like, but I don't like this:



But I do like this one:



And I wore my fathers for a very long time, that kind of looked like this one, but with a SS strap and without the yellowed dial.



I just don't like these colorful and funky chrono dials.
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Say what you like, but I don't like this:



But I do like this one:



And I wore my fathers for a very long time, that kind of looked like this one, but with a SS strap and without the yellowed dial.



I just don't like these colorful and funky chrono dials.
Omegas are great watches for those who can't afford a Rolex. I have the new version of the Rolex Submariner pictured, along with a Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, and a limited edition Girard Perregaux Chronometer Vintage 1960. I used to have an Omega Seamaster GMT before I traded it off as I found it to be too pedestrian. I gave my Rolex Yacht Master to my son when he graduated from college. Along with trading the Omega, I sold 2 other Rolex watches including a GMT Master. I figured it was time to thin the herd a bit.
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Omegas are great watches for those who can't afford a Rolex. I have the new version of the Rolex Submariner pictured, along with a Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, and a limited edition Girard Perregaux Chronometer 1960. I used to have an Omega Seamaster GMT before I traded it off as I found it to be too pedestrian. I gave my Rolex Yacht Master to my son when he graduated from college. Along with trading the Omega, I sold 2 other Rolex watches including a GMT Master. I figured it was time to thin the herd a bit.
Girard Perrgaux are not that common.

I have a 1941 Girard Perregaux that my mother gave to my father as a first wedding anniversary gift. I don't think it is worth a lot but it has great sentimental value. I also have a Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 (which is a modern watch in spite of the name) in my collection.

A few years ago I was at a dinner and people were comparing watches. There were several with Rolexes. One of the guys had gotten his Daytona by winning the Rolex Daytona 24 Hour so he won the status contest.

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The Rolex looks like an overpriced Timex. Now the Omega is a different story
That's because you have probably seen something like this.



The sub is the single most copied and counterfeited watch out there for good reason. They didn't appeal to me much until I tried one on.



Definitely one of my favourites!
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Girard Perrgaux are not that common.

I have a 1941 Girard Perregaux that my mother gave to my father as a first wedding anniversary gift. I don't think it is worth a lot but it has great sentimental value. I also have a Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 (which is a modern watch in spite of the name) in my collection.

A few years ago I was at a dinner and people were comparing watches. There were several with Rolexes. One of the guys had gotten his Daytona by winning the Rolex Daytona 24 Hour so he won the status contest.

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I forgot to include the Vintage - it's a GP Vintage 1960. There were only about 24 of them sold in the US. It was the Watch of the Year in Japan around 1999-2000, and where the remaining 1,936 watches were sold (including in Europe).

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1960


Patek Philippe Annual Calendar


That would be so cool to win the Rolex Daytona 24 and be presented a watch to remember it by.
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That's because you have probably seen something like this.



The sub is the single most copied and counterfeited watch out there for good reason. They didn't appeal to me much until I tried one on.



Definitely one of my favourites!
It's a great everyday watch that can take it.
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submariner is most popular and best looking Rolex


And for good reason. It's the rare watch that is sporty enough for the beach yet dressy enough for the boardroom.

It's the F30 of wristwatches. Natch.

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Definitely one of my favourites!


First off, great photography chiba. Well done.

My Rolex Datejust Turnograph is my change-of-pace watch. White dial, red accents, jubilee bracelet, it's for when I'm at a black-tie event, want to dress it up a bit. One of these and a Sub Date and it covers about 90% of all occasions.

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Say what you will about Omega's, 'for people who can't afford a Rolex', 'too pedestrian' etc. but I'm a loyal Omega-man.
Though, Rolex Sub is one fine time-piece. If I were to buy a Rolex, it'd be that one. May be down the road, I'm just 26 now. Got to climb up that watch-collection ladder...



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Can't argue with that. The Speedy and the Sub are the most universally iconic watches and should be in every enthusiast's collection. Nice Broad arrow too!
Thanks.

That's the precursor to the Broad Arrow series, the 1957 Speedmaster 50th Anniversary edition of the 2915 released in 2007. Reaction to the watch was mixed (thus its scarcity and collectibility) but Omega took those distinctive arrow hands and made an entire line around them.

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For a while I was into thin watches and got this Movado and this Concord Delirium. I have another Delirium in White Gold with a leather band.



And a Patek Philippe Calatrava

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I forgot to include the Vintage - it's a GP Vintage 1960. There were only about 24 of them sold in the US. It was the Watch of the Year in Japan around 1999-2000, and where the remaining 1,936 watches were sold (including in Europe).

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1960
The old GP and the new GP



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