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watch lovers....what's your favorite watch?

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Laphroaig wrote:
Jul 1st, 2010 1:48 am
Not going to wear it though. At least never around friends, or at work. Ever. It's going to be babied in a vault somewhere. Just because.
You see, if you don't wear it, the watch will need servicing because it is an automatic anyway. Part of the servicing a a total disassembly of the watch and re-polishing of the case and bracelet, This returns the watch to like new.

So you might as well wear it because even though it will pick up scuffs and scratches, it can be fixed during the service intervals. Before you ask, Rolex doesn't give you any discount on servicing if your watch doesn't need re-polishing and they will still disassemble the watch because the gasket at the back needs to be changed to maintain the water depth rating and it needs to be re-tested. Also the lubricants in the automatic assembly needs to be removed and re-applied and the watch needs to be retested for accuracy.

If you're that paranoid about the watch, do what I do and buy more, then you will stop worrying. I wear my watches to work and I work outside on utility poles. When it is service time, I get a fully refinished watch.

Here is an example of a watch that is so old they don't make parts for it anymore and was most likely pretty beat up that came back from a service and restoration.

http://forum.atgvintagewatches.com/show ... php?p=9183
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Shaf wrote:
Dec 13th, 2005 11:36 pm
I just bought a brand new Seiko SNA 411 from [rfdlink=/forums/autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=78]ebay[/rfdlink] fro $250 (retails at Sears fro $575 +tax)!! I love the watch.

[IMG]http://www.hmewatch.com/images/large/sna411.jpg[/IMG]
Looking to get another watch (as a gift from my wife for our 10th anniversary). Here is what I think I want...

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English ... JY0040-59L

Any other suggestions to similar watches?
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Laphroaig wrote:
Jul 1st, 2010 1:48 am
Got this baby as a graduating gift:
Not going to wear it though. At least never around friends, or at work. Ever. It's going to be babied in a vault somewhere. Just because.
As everyone else said, wear it. It's a nice watch but it's probably the most common Rolex model, it's not like it's a Daytona Paul Newman or something.
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JohnEnglish wrote:
Jul 4th, 2010 11:23 pm
but it's probably the most common Rolex model, .
The SD is a lot lot lot less common than a submariner or a gmt master.
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emale wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 3:31 am
The SD is a lot lot lot less common than a submariner or a gmt master.
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This is the standard issue asian Rolex :lol:

The SD is probably the least common one, but far from being rare. I like it because it doesn't have that hideous cyclops, too bad the bracelet feels like some $10 Timex.
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Shaf wrote:
Jul 4th, 2010 9:59 pm
Looking to get another watch (as a gift from my wife for our 10th anniversary). Here is what I think I want...

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English ... JY0040-59L

Any other suggestions to similar watches?
Am also now looking at this watch...

http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seama ... 0424001001
[IMG]http://www.omegawatches.com/fileadmin/i ... 001-20.png[/IMG]

Thoughts? What is the best watch I can get in this price range?
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Shaf wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 1:59 pm
Am also now looking at this watch...

http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seama ... 0424001001
[IMG]http://www.omegawatches.com/fileadmin/i ... 001-20.png[/IMG]

Thoughts? What is the best watch I can get in this price range?
I had the blue dial version which i sold off a few weeks ago. This is a big and heavy watch,costs about 2800 USD after discount. Go to a dealer and try the watch on.

If you dont want the chronograph , you can go for a 42 or a 45 mm planet ocean, for about 2800 to 2900 USD after discount.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 12:50 pm

The SD is probably the least common one, but far from being rare. I like it because it doesn't have that hideous cyclops, too bad the bracelet feels like some $10 Timex.
You know to remove the cyclops, all you need is a little hammer, some sort or chisel and a lot of guts. You tap it at the right angle and the cyclop falls off. And since it's sapphire, it's decently hard, so your chance of chipping it is quite slim.
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^ that's the first time I've heard anyone suggest taking a hammer and chopping off the cyclops on a rolex :lol:

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Laphroaig wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 6:43 pm
^ that's the first time I've heard anyone suggest taking a hammer and chopping off the cyclops on a rolex :lol:

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If you have a look around the timezone forum, you'll find threads on this subject. Though I like my cyclops just the way it is, those that have done it have not mangled their watches whatsoever.
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velomane wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 7:05 pm
If you have a look around the timezone forum, you'll find threads on this subject. Though I like my cyclops just the way it is, those that have done it have not mangled their watches whatsoever.
Correct, you can find this on timezone or watchuseek. It's a typical mod, I personally don't mind the cyclops on the datejust, but one of these days, will probably remove it off of the explorer II.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread ... t=Removing

There you go...... The question is, do you have the guts. To put the cyclops back on, just requires glue.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2010 12:50 pm
This is the standard issue asian Rolex :lol:
I got a "Rolex" like that on yonge st LOL :)

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