The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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Still dreaming about a c11 Msl with or without chrono. Missed several so far.
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blowfish89 wrote:Forget the bracelet, then no beating this. Maybe a no-date version would be better (no cyclops).

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I agree that this is definitely a nice one. I tried to source something similar, but the price tag is pretty hefty in most cases. And as great as they are in a lot of respects, the cyclops and the flatness of the hour markers are both pretty big let downs for me.
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blowfish89 wrote:Tuna is only the beginning of the rabbit hole, no maybe its the Shogun. Nope, its the Seiko 5.

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^^Look at it this way - 99.99% of people will buy a Submariner or Sea-Dweller at that price, so the SBGA029 (MSRP $5700) is easily found pre-owned mint for 4k$.
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One day boys, one day

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Nice blue and GMT and good price pre-owned :)
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Christam's Ball thread caused me to take another look at their range - and the Spanish re-sellers website with nice prices - and I came across this one:

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The Fireman NECC. It could be the one to fill my long-vacant spot for a white (ok, silver) dial with dark bezel.

It is 42mm x 13.5mm, hardened case, Sapphire front and back, 300m WR, high shock resistance and of course, the tubes. Movement is industry standard.

Only two downsides that I can see - the classic "RR" seconds-hand counter-balance seems incongruous on this dial and there is some daft script (relating to NECC) on the caseback sapphire.
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downer wrote:Christam's Ball thread caused me to take another look at their range - and the Spanish re-sellers website with nice prices - and I came across this one:

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The Fireman NECC. It could be the one to fill my long-vacant spot for a white (ok, silver) dial with dark bezel.

It is 42mm x 13.5mm, hardened case, Sapphire front and back, 300m WR, high shock resistance and of course, the tubes. Movement is industry standard.

Only two downsides that I can see - the classic "RR" seconds-hand counter-balance seems incongruous on this dial and there is some daft script (relating to NECC) on the caseback sapphire.
I like the look of that one too, although it's not one of the models I'm afraid I might be considering as soon as funds allow. But if you decide to go ahead with the Spanish re-seller (absolutely excellent service, by the way), allow me to recommend you. We'd both profit to the tune of an extra 5% discount :D
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downer wrote:Christam's Ball thread caused me to take another look at their range - and the Spanish re-sellers website with nice prices - and I came across this one:

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The Fireman NECC. It could be the one to fill my long-vacant spot for a white (ok, silver) dial with dark bezel.

It is 42mm x 13.5mm, hardened case, Sapphire front and back, 300m WR, high shock resistance and of course, the tubes. Movement is industry standard.

Only two downsides that I can see - the classic "RR" seconds-hand counter-balance seems incongruous on this dial and there is some daft script (relating to NECC) on the caseback sapphire.
I'm thinking about the blue dial model for my next 'major' purchase...or the black dial...decisions, decisions.
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christam wrote:

I like the look of that one too, although it's not one of the models I'm afraid I might be considering as soon as funds allow. But if you decide to go ahead with the Spanish re-seller (absolutely excellent service, by the way), allow me to recommend you. We'd both profit to the tune of an extra 5% discount :D
If I go ahead, I'll PM you before I buy. :D
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I'm thinking about the blue dial model for my next 'major' purchase...or the black dial...decisions, decisions.
The blue dial (and black) looks great. I have not seen any real-life pics yet though.
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downer wrote:If I go ahead, I'll PM you before I buy. :D
Excellent :)
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blowfish89 wrote::D
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Agreed.

I might just have to grab one of these soon.
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cnoneill wrote:
blowfish89 wrote::D
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Agreed.

I might just have to grab one of these soon.
You might want to check out the blue in person first. But its a stellar watch no doubt.
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downer wrote: Only two downsides that I can see - the classic "RR" seconds-hand counter-balance seems incongruous on this dial and there is some daft script (relating to NECC) on the caseback sapphire.
The bezel and the dial seem like an odd coupling to me. It feels like they took a dress watch dial and stuck a honker of a bezel on it. I am a big Ball watch supporter, but, personally, I think there are better options out there for white dial, dark bezel.
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