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    [watches] Omega Seamaster or Omega Seamaster?

    Thank you all for the responses last thread.

    Wanted people's opinions for or against these two Omega divers.

    Omega Seamaster 41mm 2541.80 SMP Full Size James Bond, Quartz

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7C0AA...Mj/s-l1600.jpg

    Or Omega 300m 42mm Diver CERAMIC 300m 41mm~ 212.30.41.20.03.001, Automatic
    Best,
    Paul

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    I am biased, but I love the wavy-faced Bond versions.


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    @drocpsu Damn it! One of these days you're going to force me to pull the trigger on one of those watches.

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    They are both very iconic and relatively sporty watches. It would be a good fit for somebody active and adventure oriented but could also be worn in a dressed down office environment as well. I think matching them with suit and tie or more formal sports coat could be a little challenging. Both would look best on a factory bracelet or a NATO strap. Finding a well fitting leather strap that would look good is going to be much harder.

    The other thing to consider is the cost of ownership. Quartz is much cheaper to maintain in addition to all convenient features of a battery run watch. Automatic on the other hand should be services every now and then (+/- 7 years), which if done by Omega can be costly (up to $500). Co-axial movement is currently one of the higher grade and more accurate automatic movements.

    The ceramic bezel is lighter than traditional steel and reportedly more scratch resistant but also much more brittle than steel. Since it's only the bezel (i.e. not the actual case) the difference in weight will not be as significant.

    Finally, you're deciding between buying new vs. grey market vs. pre-owned so that adds another layer.

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    I don't know alot about watches, but based of preliminary looks alone, I say non-wavy one.

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    That's exactly how I feel.
    Best,
    Paul

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    Yup it's a whole host of things to consider. I haven't found a good place to get the quartz version new.

    I'm digging these straps too:

    https://shop.hodinkee.com/collection...e#&gid=1&pid=2
    https://shop.hodinkee.com/collection...nt=49759524303
    https://shop.hodinkee.com/collection...in-watch-strap

    Any perference?
    Best,
    Paul

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