Anyone into watches/timepieces?

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  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,530
    My automatic watches have to go out for service...

    I’ve been putting it off, but I’m losing time consistently.

    I might actually get an Apple Watch as a daily wear. The Omega I want is about $6-7k and I really can’t get over that much for a watch.

    I could get a REALLY nice bike for that much $$!

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    Loaded in carbon fiber and electronic shifting goodness...

    And still have money left over for accessories!



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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    But the Omega is a bad A$5
  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,530
    My issue is that I have too many obsessions. If I buy the Omega it takes away from budgets for other fun stuff and that’s just too difficult!

    The bikes take A LOT of maintenance and I do like to upgrade them.

    I put watches through a spending filter and I always say I want other stuff over the watch.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    No doubt
    I’ve had my watches for sometime with no upgrades in over 5 years.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    I do like Omegas

    Maybe one day again

    I’ve had 2

    Including the 2250 which is what you have Joe
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  • rburgess714
    rburgess714 Posts: 609
    cmy330go wrote: »
    So I had been wanting a bronze watch for a while, and intended to buy the Tudor Black Bay Bronze, but after an unfortunate issue with my new Black Bay GMT, I was soured on Tudor, so instead I snagged a new Oris Carl Brashear limited edition chronograph in September in anticipation of a trip to Jamaica in December. The first pic is what the watch looked like the day after we arrived in Oyster Bay. The next pic is what it looked like just 6 days later. The entire time we were there it was constantly changing. Totally won't be my last bronze watch!

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    That's a cool looking Oris. I hear they make a great watch. I have been eyeing Tudor’s for awhile curious what soured you on the GMT?
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    edited March 2019
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    This one is a stunner.

    Maybe someday.

    It’s something I’ve never seen in real life.

    Even my dealer who my family bought 7 Rolexes through (4 for me, 1 for my younger brother, 1 for my youngest brother, 1 for my father in law) has not been able to source one for me because they are all going to his clients who have spent more than 6 figures on watches.

    Slightly disappointing.

    Needless to say, I haven’t bought anything from him any more.

    You realize you’re only as valuable as your last sale.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    My Daytona.

    I don’t feel too bad.

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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
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    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
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    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
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    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    You shouldn’t. That’s a beauty
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,320
    Joey_V wrote: »
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    Maybe someday.

    .

    Still hoping for arm hair?

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Body shaming....want another 30 days...










    J/k
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,320
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Body shaming....want another 30 days...










    J/k

    Shorts shaming warrants a permanent ban....
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,052
    edited March 2019
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    I know you were joking, as was I. Its funny how these threads veer off at times.

    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I might actually get an Apple Watch as a daily wear. The Omega I want is about $6-7k and I really can’t get over that much for a watch.
    I could get a REALLY nice bike for that much $$!
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    Loaded in carbon fiber and electronic shifting goodness...
    And still have money left over for accessories!
    $6K-$7K is a lot for a bike. You must be in the upper $$$ range with Joey?

    I used to be a bike mechanic when I was younger. I was into road riding and such and kind of got out of it during later years. Last year I picked up a used like new older Cannondale that I got for cheap. The guy bought it to use indoors on a trainer only (I bought the Kinetic trainer as well!). There are deals to be had in the used market for watches and bikes. Maybe one can have it all!

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,715
    6 to 7 is a good chunk for a bike but I completely understand it, my bike all on was about 2200 and I could easily double that to get what I really want (which still isn’t close to top of the line)
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    Joey_V wrote: »
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    Maybe someday.

    .

    Still hoping for arm hair?

    Jerk
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    Here is my Tag next to a Monaco.

    I used to own a Monaco but sold it in the past. I don’t think that was a smart move on my part as it is a good looking and classic watch.

    Mine on the left (Silverstone)

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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Although I like some Tag’s, not a fan of the square ones
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    When I owned the Monaco, it was the most recognized watch I had.

    It looks really cool and different. There is a glisten to the faceplate. The subdials have a design on them and the hands are cool.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Got a new winder for the Omega. Used to spend a lot on Orbita winders only to find out the are just as likely to break as the cheaper versions. So I got a cheaper version.

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    Where’d u get that one
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
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    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • cmy330go
    cmy330go Posts: 2,339
    That's a cool looking Oris. I hear they make a great watch. I have been eyeing Tudor’s for awhile curious what soured you on the GMT?

    Mine was one of the early batches with the 'date change' issue. It varied slightly in symptoms from one piece to another, but basically mine would jump two days every 24hours. What soured me was that there were numerous people having the same issue with their brand new timepieces, and never once did Rolex/Tudor offer so much as an apology, or explanation for their screwup(s). When you buy a luxury product you expect a luxury experience, and IMO that experience was anything but luxurious.
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  • cmy330go
    cmy330go Posts: 2,339
    Had a custom cashmere strap made for my Sinn 903 ST BE. Now looking forward to having one done for my Tudor GMT.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Nice but I do prefer the bracelet personally.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,715
    Rocking the Glycine combat Sub on a new Da Luca single strap olive band. Great combo

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    Bracelets are the best IMO, most comfortable.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • cmy330go
    cmy330go Posts: 2,339
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Bracelets are the best IMO, most comfortable.

    Can't argue with that. All but one of my watches (Oris) came on bracelets. Just recently have I tried to venture into straps a bit.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,715
    I like both. My oris will always stay on its bracelet. For the most part I like everything else (so far) on textile bands
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    I tried straps and well they look cool and add a little bit of dimension to the watch, just never felt the same.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,889
    Definitely they look cool.

    With bracelets i feel that it balances the weight of the case of the watch, with a nato or strap I feel the case of the watch is off balance and you gotta either deal with the offbalanced weight or strap it tighter to the wrist.

    But yes, straps look cool.

    But also maybe it’s because I have near hairless arms
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2