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

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

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tempusmaximus wrote:
watchstudent wrote:Which colour? I don't usually like black cases , but the black case and black dial with blue hand looks very cool.
I agree the black case /dial would be my choice , the blue hand really rounds it off nicely imo , it does look cool 8)
I'll go against the grain Bernie and advocate the black case with white dial, but get a strap with some colour (of your choice) in it, which Damasko will gladly do.

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Had the day off today and had some things to get in town, be rude not to pop by some ADs!

After Downers comments I tried on this:

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Not really a fan, didn't like the pie pan dial as much as I thought I would. Bracelet seemed clumsy some how, the bezel seemed a not so good version of Rolex's fluted bezel. My money would go on a Milgauss or datejust or explorer all day long.

For the first time ever I tried on a Breitling, I usually knock the brand for being way too flashy but i really really liked this:

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Incredibly light and comfortable due to the titanium. Thin due to the "super quartz" movement, wears well for a 43mm. Looks smart and sporty, not flashy as all brushed, very fun functionality. There are watches (and motorbikes...) higher on my wishlist but this may just make the list.

Just for fun my current dream collection is this:

The ones I own:
Nomos Club
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Maybe, if funds allow, I'd swap this for one of the minimatik models.

Bremont Alt1-C
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Omega Speedmaster
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The ones I want:
Rolex Sea-Dweller
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Grand Seiko SBGJ001
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and maybe just maybe the Breitling above
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^^^tried on that Seadweller today. A nice watch, case is a bit too thick for me but it didn't feel heavy like a PO might. Clasp is genius, bezel is class.
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Dancematt wrote:^^^tried on that Seadweller today. A nice watch, case is a bit too thick for me but it didn't feel heavy like a PO might. Clasp is genius, bezel is class.
It is thick, but thicker in the hand than on the wrist I think due to how the case back is shaped.
To be honest I just think it is the best sports watch you can buy at any price. Keep trying to convince myself I'd be happy with a new/old sub or an older sea dweller but the new sea dweller just has all the best bits of all those watches imo. One day!


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After not getting the whole Rolex thing, a trip to an AD has changed all that. Stunning quality, with the below my favourite...

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watchstudent wrote:
Dancematt wrote:^^^tried on that Seadweller today. A nice watch, case is a bit too thick for me but it didn't feel heavy like a PO might. Clasp is genius, bezel is class.
It is thick, but thicker in the hand than on the wrist I think due to how the case back is shaped.
To be honest I just think it is the best sports watch you can buy at any price. Keep trying to convince myself I'd be happy with a new/old sub or an older sea dweller but the new sea dweller just has all the best bits of all those watches imo. One day!


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Dancematt wrote: Tried the Black Rolex on at watchfinder - scratches on the numerals at 3 and 6 under a loupe. Tried a blue 3,6,9 airking on aswell - big scratch on the 6 +'clock marker under a loupe. Note to self always view watches with a loupe. Now thinking about this 34mm fella:

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As my last watch until I'm 40 then one of these:
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As my last watch ever.
Thought I posted this earlier but now can't see it. Last watch ever would that be one watch or part of a collection? Really like the look of the OP
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Tried the aforementioned OP. Whilst the dial is absolutely gorgeous, it was a tad too small for me, a shame really.
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Think a 38mm would be spot on for me
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neil8fletcher3 wrote:
Dancematt wrote: Tried the Black Rolex on at watchfinder - scratches on the numerals at 3 and 6 under a loupe. Tried a blue 3,6,9 airking on aswell - big scratch on the 6 +'clock marker under a loupe. Note to self always view watches with a loupe. Now thinking about this 34mm fella:

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As my last watch until I'm 40 then one of these:
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As my last watch ever.
Thought I posted this earlier but now can't see it. Last watch ever would that be one watch or part of a collection? Really like the look of the OP
Part of a collection but by then I prob won't want it. I tried on the 31mm OP and even that looks pretty good on my wrist so the 34mm should be spot on.
neil8fletcher3 wrote:This today Image

Think a 38mm would be spot on for me
This is the one you want, the later one with no numbers near the indices - much rarer and slightly better finish:

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Dancematt wrote:
neil8fletcher3 wrote:
Dancematt wrote: Tried the Black Rolex on at watchfinder - scratches on the numerals at 3 and 6 under a loupe. Tried a blue 3,6,9 airking on aswell - big scratch on the 6 +'clock marker under a loupe. Note to self always view watches with a loupe. Now thinking about this 34mm fella:

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As my last watch until I'm 40 then one of these:
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As my last watch ever.
Thought I posted this earlier but now can't see it. Last watch ever would that be one watch or part of a collection? Really like the look of the OP
Part of a collection but by then I prob won't want it. I tried on the 31mm OP and even that looks pretty good on my wrist so the 34mm should be spot on.
neil8fletcher3 wrote:This today Image

Think a 38mm would be spot on for me
This is the one you want, the later one with no numbers near the indices - much rarer and slightly better finish:

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Do you know what the lug to lug is on the 34?

Does much rarer also mean much more expensive? It does look better though. Not sure when I'll fit it in might have to wait until 50!
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Lug width on the 34mm is 19mm I think? No idea on lug to lug distance. Short but OP Cases definitely wear big. The 39mm wore like a 42 for me, the 36mm is practically perfect but dial choices are limited/ dull.

Yes it'll prob be a bit more expensive and harder to come by but I'm pretty sure it uses sapphire crystal and the dial is a lot cleaner.
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I think a 42mm speedy wears quite small, I'd bet a 38mm reduced must be tiny!
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