Menswear: Which watch?


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deuce
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14149 posts since 21/1/08

17 Jan 2022 14:05
Reduced just doesn’t have the same appeal imo, the dial isn’t as nice. Hand winding isn’t a big deal, just wind it each morning which takes 10 secs to do. Still love mine and will never be getting rid
swede
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10440 posts since 21/3/09

17 Jan 2022 14:21
can we see a photo of it on your wrist jords?
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

17 Jan 2022 14:59
eazypz wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: Unless you have really small wrists I think the pro is the one to go for, it has the heritage of the moonwatch and is the better watch. The reason why the pro is not automatic is because in space the rotor would not spin freely and wouldn't wind the watch due to zero gravity.

I understand the diff between the Pro and the Auto, but I have no aspiration to go to space so manual wind has no purpose for me Laughing out loud
Whilst I buy watches I like, I do like to think I use them for the purpose intended eg. Have been diving in my sub etc.

Price is considerably different, and for the most part, the Pros look pretty much the same throughout the years.
The Auto however, has so many limited edition and interesting variations, which I think appeals to me more.

Laughing out loud Yeah doubt mine will be leaving the earths atmosphere either tbh, but I quite like the history and story behind it.

Most likely as the Pro is the "moonwatch" Omega have tried to keep it as original as the late 60s version that went to space whilst still modernising it.

Anyway I got the sapphire sandwich 3861, display caseback and that history for around £6k, I don't think you can buy a better new watch for cheaper.
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

17 Jan 2022 17:09
I would definitely say Original Moonwatch over the Reduced. It’s a bit smaller, dial doesn’t quite look right, and isn’t in keeping with the whole aesthetics of a Speedy I think.
Paul88
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298 posts since 6/12/12

18 Jan 2022 17:42
I wish I kept mine, sold it for 2.8k just before the price hikes, so lost a bit on it. Couldn't stop worrying about the hesalite after a drunken night which resulted in a massive scratch. Luckily polywatch took it out but was always in the back of my mind when wearing it.

Also missed the date function of my previous watch. Use it more than I thought I did.
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

18 Jan 2022 18:08
I love the scratched hesalite. I remember what every scratch was caused by. All part of the journey.

Birdman
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1606 posts since 10/3/10

19 Jan 2022 08:57
swede wrote: i would definitely be tempted to let it go. needs a service though. keeps time really well but one of the sub dials isn't correctly zero'd so when the chrono is reset it doesnt line up 100%. been meaning to get it sorted…. wonder where would be best to get it shipped to in the uk for a service?

http://www.watchworks.co.uk/about-us.html - recommend taking it here if you are still in Bristol. Top work and good value.
swede
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10440 posts since 21/3/09

19 Jan 2022 09:35
i'm not but heading there in a few weeks. could drop it off/have it shipped back… will drop them a line
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

posted 19 Jan 2022 13:05, edited 19 Jan 2022 13:05
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fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

20 Jan 2022 12:12
Pre-ceramic sub over the new one any day!

smith
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11737 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jan 2022 15:59
Looks pretty beat up Sick!
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

20 Jan 2022 16:36
It’s 30 years old… I’d expect it to be… faded aluminium bezel, tritium dial….
smith
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11737 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jan 2022 16:52
It's well worn alright. Could never buy a watch with a chipped bezel and that many scuffs.
Centurionone
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1742 posts since 30/3/11

20 Jan 2022 18:59
fudge.dredd wrote: It’s 30 years old… I’d expect it to be… faded aluminium bezel, tritium dial….

You know tritium is radioactive right? Also the life expectancy of the said illumination is between 20-25 years so how's yours faring?
smith
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11737 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jan 2022 19:26
Hope my 20 year old one doesn't turn to shit in 10 years.

eazypz
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3618 posts since 16/4/10

posted 20 Jan 2022 19:42, edited 20 Jan 2022 19:42
Prefer the look of worn watches and prefer tritium dials over SL.

In 10 years, I imagine your watch will look the same, just like everyone else’s.
With Tritium, they all age differently and give the watch more of a uniqueness.

The sub is a tool watch and should be used as such IMO


Centurionone wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: It’s 30 years old… I’d expect it to be… faded aluminium bezel, tritium dial….

You know tritium is radioactive right? Also the life expectancy of the said illumination is between 20-25 years so how's yours faring?

The amount of tritium used on the dials won’t cause any damage to your health.
It won’t glow in the dark anymore of course, but not really a massive issue for me personally, not unless you actually use it for diving.
smith
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11737 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jan 2022 20:06
Really hope that's not the case. Sad I'll keep boxing this one away after every wear then. My Rolex from the 60s still looks incredible for its age other than some light age spots on the dial.
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

21 Jan 2022 20:44
There’s virtually no lume left in mine at all… but that’s not the point.. I just love the fact it’s an old watch, all original, and I’m using it as such…. Love the sound and feel of the old ‘tinny’ stamped bracelets too… plus the pre-maxi case too.
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

21 Jan 2022 20:46
smith wrote: It's well worn alright. Could never buy a watch with a chipped bezel and that many scuffs.

This was the one I bought:

https://www.watchclub.com/rolex/submariner-date/tritium-t%3C25-ref-16610-year-1993

They supplied a brand new bezel with it but I love the fact it’s faded to a denim blue and slightly chipped…. What’s wrong with that?
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

21 Jan 2022 20:47
Another shot from today.