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Old 16 September 2020, 11:24 PM   #31
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Sweet! Didn't waste any time huh! Looks terrific, love those waves. Congrats


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Congrats! Very nice!


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very nice! I have a FOIS speedmaster and am going to get blue 300m next


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It was a trick question anyways. You cant go wrong with either! Congrats!


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Congratulations. Great choice.


Thanks guys! I am very impressed with this watch and I must say the quality is on par with Rolex at a fraction of the price.


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Old 16 September 2020, 11:30 PM   #32
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Thank you all for your inputs. I will eventually add both pieces to my collection so I decided on the Seamaster first. I will pick up the Speedy when Omega upgrades the movement. Here is the obligatory wrist shot.



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Looks great on your wrist!
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Old 17 September 2020, 12:02 AM   #33
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Old 17 September 2020, 12:07 AM   #34
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I am trying to decide between the latest Seamaster 300 and the Speedmaster hesalite. I already have other chronographs and divers so functionality isn’t really a concern. My head tells me to choose the Seamaster for its superior movement, date function, easy bracelet adjustment and higher WR. My heart tells me to go for the Speedmaster for its rich history and reputation. Please help me out. Thanks.

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both are more or less must have's imho. i really think you just double up.
so congrats on the one, now update pics on the speedy :)
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Old 17 September 2020, 12:27 PM   #35
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You're lucky! Mine is closer to +6/+7 a day and have demagnetized it
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Old 17 September 2020, 11:12 PM   #36
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Congrats, great choice! Although, of course, either would have been a great choice...

It looks good on you.
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Old 17 September 2020, 11:15 PM   #37
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I am very impressed with this watch and I must say the quality is on par with Rolex at a fraction of the price.
Going a little OT here: I was just reading a thread in the main forum about how secondary market prices are just going nuts on the new Submariners, etc. and of course they are still nuts on most of the GMTs. It kills me how people are spending so much money on Rolex (admittedly a fine watch) when you can buy a new Omega such as the Seamaster pictured above for literally a fraction of the cost. And actually go to a store, try it on, pick a color, and walk out with it all in the same day!
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Old 17 September 2020, 11:26 PM   #38
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Going a little OT here: I was just reading a thread in the main forum about how secondary market prices are just going nuts on the new Submariners, etc. and of course they are still nuts on most of the GMTs. It kills me how people are spending so much money on Rolex (admittedly a fine watch) when you can buy a new Omega such as the Seamaster pictured above for literally a fraction of the cost. And actually go to a store, try it on, pick a color, and walk out with it all in the same day!
Took the words right out of my mouth. To add to this: Rolex MSRP is already high and to think that greys are getting 50%-100% more on USED versions is just absolutely mind boggling to me.

This is why I pretty have given up on Rolex. I have my 16710 Pepsi and I'm happy with it even if I paid too much for it. I don't care that I can get 20% more than what I paid for it a year ago. That means absolutely nothing to me.

And I couldn't agree more about walking into an Omega AD and walking out with a brand new Seamaster 300m or Speedy the same day and with a discount on top of a very fair price that's a fraction of what Rolex charges for their version of a comparable watch. Omegas are every bit as good if not better than Rolex. Sorry if that offends the Rolex faithful. But it's a true statement.
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Old 17 September 2020, 11:37 PM   #39
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Get the diver on bracelet and ask them to throw in the rubber strap and buckle since they sell so far below msrp. I love mine. Bought my first 300m diver nearly 20 years ago.
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Old 18 September 2020, 01:04 AM   #40
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Thank you all for your inputs. I will eventually add both pieces to my collection so I decided on the Seamaster first. I will pick up the Speedy when Omega upgrades the movement. Here is the obligatory wrist shot.



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Excellent choice. Congrats! What do you think of the bracelet? I only ask because I saw a comment about how uncomfortable it is and how you MUST wear this watch on the rubber, but I completely disagree. Iíve got the gray dial SMP Diver 300 on bracelet and find it to be incredibly comfortable.


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Old 18 September 2020, 12:56 PM   #41
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Excellent choice. Congrats! What do you think of the bracelet? I only ask because I saw a comment about how uncomfortable it is and how you MUST wear this watch on the rubber, but I completely disagree. Iíve got the gray dial SMP Diver 300 on bracelet and find it to be incredibly comfortable.


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I wore the watch all day yesterday on bracelet and found it to wear very comfortable as well. The glide lock is extremely convenient and well made. Iím not sure why others complain about the comfort.


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Old 18 September 2020, 10:11 PM   #42
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Looks great on your wrist!


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Congrats, great choice! Although, of course, either would have been a great choice...



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both are more or less must have's imho. i really think you just double up.
so congrats on the one, now update pics on the speedy :)


Thank you gents! I went ahead and picked up a Speedy as well. Why delay the inevitable. :)



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Old 18 September 2020, 10:19 PM   #43
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That was fast!! :D
Great photo!

Congrats on both!!!
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Old 18 September 2020, 11:07 PM   #44
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Thank you gents! I went ahead and picked up a Speedy as well. Why delay the inevitable. :)



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Nice work, congrats again!


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Old 19 September 2020, 12:03 AM   #45
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That's great that you picked up the Speedy as well. Let us know which one you favor in a month or so. I would most certainly be interested in hearing.
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Old 19 September 2020, 12:50 AM   #46
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Congratulations, beautiful pieces!
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Old 19 September 2020, 01:02 AM   #47
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This is awesome. Glad you were able to get both. Also glad you are finding the bracelet on the Seamaster comfortable. I agree, the quick adjust system is very well done.


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Old 19 September 2020, 01:20 AM   #48
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Thank you gents! I went ahead and picked up a Speedy as well. Why delay the inevitable. :)



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Lol. Great decision. Good thing is both watches have 20mm lug spacing so straps are going to be interchangeable for either watch.
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Old 19 September 2020, 02:00 AM   #49
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awesome i like you already !! great pick up too
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Old 19 September 2020, 02:32 AM   #50
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Looks great. Enjoy them both. Like others have said, can’t go wrong with either one, and can’t go wrong having both. Glad you got both!
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Old 19 September 2020, 03:58 AM   #51
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Good lord you act fast! Congrats x2

Now you need to buy like 10 different straps for the Speedmaster

I only had mine for like six months and had already accumulated six different bracelets/straps.
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Old 19 September 2020, 04:27 AM   #52
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Couldn't make a bad choice. 'Grats on he SM!
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Old 19 September 2020, 04:28 AM   #53
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Wait, what?!

Now we're talking. Great pair!
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