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Old 9 July 2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hello,

First real post here, hope to get some advice on my next watch...

I purchased a Offshore Diver about 6 months ago and I really love the watch. I wear it on a Safari Hornback strap and have ordered a Bracelet for it, however I have gotten a little bored and feel like buying another.

I have been looking at the 15400 and really like it as well, but feel like I should try another brand of watch. At this time, the Diver is my only watch.

The watches that I have been looking at are as follow:

Rolex Two Tone GMT Master II (YG/SS)
Rolex Two Tone Submariner (YG/SS)
JLC Vintage Deep Sea Chronograph
Panerai 441
And of course the RO 15400

I have been back and forth on this decision and can't seem to decide as I find I like different aspects of each. However, nothing seems perfect to me.

All these watch are roughly in the same price range after discounts; give or take 1K USD, with the JLC being the cheapest.

Also, I doubt I could justify the Panerai as I think it costs too much for what it is. I just like how it looks.

Any advice or opinion are welcomed as well as suggestions for other watches.

Thanks!
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Old 9 July 2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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Hello,

First real post here, hope to get some advice on my next watch...

I purchased a Offshore Diver about 6 months ago and I really love the watch. I wear it on a Safari Hornback strap and have ordered a Bracelet for it, however I have gotten a little bored and feel like buying another.

I have been looking at the 15400 and really like it as well, but feel like I should try another brand of watch. At this time, the Diver is my only watch.

The watches that I have been looking at are as follow:

Rolex Two Tone GMT Master II (YG/SS)
Rolex Two Tone Submariner (YG/SS)
JLC Vintage Deep Sea Chronograph
Panerai 441
And of course the RO 15400

I have been back and forth on this decision and can't seem to decide as I find I like different aspects of each. However, nothing seems perfect to me.

All these watch are roughly in the same price range after discounts; give or take 1K USD, with the JLC being the cheapest.

Also, I doubt I could justify the Panerai as I think it costs too much for what it is. I just like how it looks.

Any advice or opinion are welcomed as well as suggestions for other watches.

Thanks!
I'm no big fan of Panerai and also thought that it is overpriced, at least in HK. I have no idea about JLC also, so couldn't comment. Given you like to try something else, I would say go for the GMT TT as a Submariner is also a diver watch like your Diver and 15400 is another AP.
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Old 9 July 2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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i like the GMT but i do not think you will feel special wearing it.
I would go for a SS daytona for that kind of money.. but I think 15400 is the winner among your options.
the quality stands out just by the finishing on the bracelet..o but you have already got a bracelet for your Diver..hmmm
O, have you look into the PP category? 5167 and 5711 are both great
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Old 9 July 2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies

SS Daytona is a nice watch, tried one on last weekend, but unfortunately it just feels too small on me.

Originally I was looking at a SS GMT, which you are right, it just didn't feel special to me; thats why i started looking at the TT.

The 15400 is always nice, but I find it to be quite similar to my Diver.

Patek is always nice, unfortunately its price is double what I would want to spend at this time. And the day when I do go PP, it will most likely be a 5712.

Any other options?
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Old 9 July 2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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DW - get the Rolex bug out of your system and get one.

You'll most likely find it to be a very nice watch, well put together and that it just works.

Then you can focus on a 15400 as it is an exceptional piece. If you are 'bored' with the design of the AP or want to take a temporary break, go for a TT Rolex.



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Old 10 July 2013, 12:19 AM   #6
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A blue or white/silver dialed 15400 is what I'd get.
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Old 10 July 2013, 12:27 AM   #7
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If you want a Rolex that makes you feel special, try an all YG GMT.

Otherwise get the '400 or a '300 if you can find one.
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Old 10 July 2013, 01:56 AM   #8
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As much as I would like to get a all YG GMT, I don't feel I can pull it off at my age!

I honestly think the TT GMT is already pushing it...some friends say it looks good, others say it looks like I'm wearing a old mans watch.

Alex_NYC, I think your right, I should just get the Rolex just to get it out of my system, but its still a tough decision. With the cost difference being less than 1K USD (I'm getting a pretty nice discount here), its hard not to go with the 15400.

And now i'm back where I started..

Open to any suggestions.

Thanks guys!!
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Old 10 July 2013, 02:04 AM   #9
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AP RO 15400.

Just because I don't like two tone Rolex sports model.
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Old 10 July 2013, 03:38 AM   #10
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IMO I'd do a YG GMT2 or the 15400 in white!
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Old 10 July 2013, 06:33 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies

SS Daytona is a nice watch, tried one on last weekend, but unfortunately it just feels too small on me.

Originally I was looking at a SS GMT, which you are right, it just didn't feel special to me; thats why i started looking at the TT.

The 15400 is always nice, but I find it to be quite similar to my Diver.

Patek is always nice, unfortunately its price is double what I would want to spend at this time. And the day when I do go PP, it will most likely be a 5712.

Any other options?
Gmt TT sounds ideal for you. I was going to do the same until some dastardly enablers here made me want to go full gold.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:13 AM   #12
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The cost on a all YG GMT runs pretty close to PP territory.

At that price i'd much rather get a 5712.
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Old 20 July 2013, 10:59 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the advice....ended up picking up a TT GMT today.

Enjoying it so far!
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Old 20 July 2013, 11:59 PM   #14
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Enjoy it...I had thought about the 15300/400 for a year or 2 on/off and eventually had to get it.

I think you may end up doing the same
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Old 21 July 2013, 12:03 AM   #15
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Since you have YG gmt2c in list. I would vote for it. Not a fan of TT at all. YG gmt2c/15400/15300
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Old 21 July 2013, 12:11 AM   #16
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Check out the AP 26320 ROC. Awesome watch that wears much bigger than Daytona. A bit more $$ but I think worth it. Best of luck
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