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

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I’m not dreaming about them, but I’m trying to decide whether to buy a Seiko Marinemaster 300 before they’re gone. Multiple channels out of Asia are saying it’s a discontinued line, and I believe what they’re saying.

I have not seen it speculated, discussed, or confirmed in any way, but having followed Seiko for 20 years I’m telling ya Seiko is moving toward the Marinemaster 300 being replaced by pedestrian variants of the SBDX049.

Take it for what it’s worth, but you’re buying one or the other if you’re a Seiko fan. Plan accordingly. You won’t get a summary like this anywhere, so I hope it helps if you like Seiko.

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There’s a few I’ve been eyeballing, but the one at the top of the list currently is the green C63 Sealander Auto. It ticks all the right boxes for me.
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Black, white and GOLD :shock: never looked better.
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Tried one of these on at the weekend and was very impressed, so much nicer in the flesh than any pictures and really liked the matt finish blue/red bezel, to the extent that I'm seriously considering one :-k
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Not sure why but I'm thinking about something purple to go with a Martu strap I saw years ago. Thankfully I can only find divers and small ladies' Rolex so I'm hopeful the urge will pass!
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Simple, clean, no date without all the extra verbage.
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Longines ultra-chron. Yum!

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Definitely! I can't wait to try one
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Thunder1 wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:02 pm ..and the new Sector Tanks (Dolcevitas)? ....if I were you, I would go for the Longines Dolcevita over the Hammy Boulton
I’ve got to give a shout out to Chuck (Thunder1) for turning me on to the Longines Dolcevita. I emailed him to see if he had or knew much about the Hamilton Boulton, since he has a magnificent collection of Hamiltons.

This led to a nice conversation about likely retirement watches for me in two years and him suggesting look at the Longines Dolcevita, based on that conversation. I’d heard of it but hadn’t investigated it too much. After Chuck’s suggestion and a little looking around on the interwebs, it’s now moved up to a top spot on the retirement watch list. It checks a great many of the boxes:
  • Luxury brand
  • but not too luxury that I’d be reluctant to own and wear it (I’m looking at you, Cartier & JLC!)
  • Rectangular case
  • Dressy but not too dressy
  • a vintagy, Art Deco-like vibe
  • Significantly different from my wedding watch
  • Not a watch I’d be inspired to wear daily
We’ll see how this plays out over the next two years.

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jkbarnes wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:11 pm
Thunder1 wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:02 pm ..and the new Sector Tanks (Dolcevitas)? ....if I were you, I would go for the Longines Dolcevita over the Hammy Boulton
I’ve got to give a shout out to Chuck (Thunder1) for turning me on to the Longines Dolcevita. I emailed him to see if he had or knew much about the Hamilton Boulton, since he has a magnificent collection of Hamiltons.

This led to a nice conversation about likely retirement watches for me in two years and him suggesting look at the Longines Dolcevita, based on that conversation. I’d heard of it but hadn’t investigated it too much. After Chuck’s suggestion and a little looking around on the interwebs, it’s now moved up to a top spot on the retirement watch list. It checks a great many of the boxes:
  • Luxury brand
  • but not too luxury that I’d be reluctant to own and wear it (I’m looking at you, Cartier & JLC!)
  • Rectangular case
  • Dressy but not too dressy
  • a vintagy, Art Deco-like vibe
  • Significantly different from my wedding watch
  • Not a watch I’d be inspired to wear daily
We’ll see how this plays out over the next two years.


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You mentioned you might be reluctant to wear something like a JLC… but you do talk a lot about your dream watch being a reverso! Do you think maybe if you got this instead of a JLC you’d feel at least a little disappointed? Unfulfilled?
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ajax87 wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:52 pm You mentioned you might be reluctant to wear something like a JLC… but you do talk a lot about your dream watch being a reverso! Do you think maybe if you got this instead of a JLC you’d feel at least a little disappointed? Unfulfilled?
That’s a reasonable question, and I can confidently say no. While the Reverso is a dream watch, that’s honestly all it has ever been. I’ve never seriously entertained the thought of owning one. No matter how much I love the watch, I could never bring myself to spend that kind of money on a watch, nor could I in good conscience wear a watch that cost so much. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t judge at all anyone who owns and wears high-end luxury watches. If anything, I enjoy that experience vicariously on this forum. I just know myself. I think the Longines is in the range of something I’d feel comfortable buying and wearing.

Now, if I inherited money or won money with the express instructions to spend it on something indulgent, I’d probably be able to buy something like a Reverso, but I know I’d still be too nervous/paranoid/uncomfortable to wear it. That’s just me; YMMV.
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^^^i noticed the Longines whilst window shopping yesterday and did think to myself what a handsome looking piece it was.
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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:28 pm ^^^i noticed the Longines whilst window shopping yesterday and did think to myself what a handsome looking piece it was.
And Dolcevita, the good life, seems like an appropriate model name for a retirement watch! :lol:
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Absolutely!
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