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Old 21 January 2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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Recommendation on a next purchase?

Hi All, I’m new to this forum and this is considered my first official post.

Below are three watches and similar price points. Which watch would you recommend and why?

#1 Grand Seiko SBGA211
#2 Zenith El Primero
#3 Omega Seamaster 300M

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Old 22 January 2020, 01:37 AM   #2
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What is your current collection?
Out of those three I would pick Omega Seamaster: deep history, 5 year warranty and a strong connection to popular culture (Bond). Very comfortable watch for daily use. Technically speaking better watch out of these three; also better technically than sub.
But the most important question is:
Which truly sings to you?
GSís finishing is best out of the three and the dial is amazing. Accuracy is superior. The bracelet is not as comfortable as Omega or Zenith.
Zenith is a classic, easy to wear.
Canít go wrong, all great watches IMO.

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Old 22 January 2020, 02:45 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by FinWatch View Post
What is your current collection?
Biggest key to the decision I think. And FinWatch hit a lot of the key points. What sings to you? Is there a brand, watch, look, history that really speaks to you? Is this a forever watch? A hold me over for a couple years watch? Or a purchase just to purchase?

In my collection, I decided on the Seamaster Professional. I love the look, the size was perfect for my wrist, the updated 8800 caliber is something else, the display case back, and the warranty were all factors for me - along with the rich history of Omega.
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Old 22 January 2020, 03:03 AM   #4
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Omega Speedmaster because moonwatch bro
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Old 22 January 2020, 03:43 AM   #5
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Omega, then Seiko, then Zenith if you have no other timepieces. If you already have a sporty piece, then Seiko.
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Old 22 January 2020, 05:08 AM   #6
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I've never liked the zenith El primero models with the overlapping sub-dials. Whenever I see that my mind sees an antiquated el primero movement that's too small for contemporary watch sizes/design and should have been updated. Omega or GS gets my vote.
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Old 22 January 2020, 07:27 AM   #7
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To be frank, I don't like the Omega Seamaster. The wave dial, the hands, the flat wide numerals on the bezel, all unattractive in my eyes. Moreover, the bracelet is too playful, seems out of sync with the rest, and it is also pretty ugly on a standalone basis IMO. For me, this piece clearly ranks below average among midrange sports watches from the likes of IWC, Omega, or Rolex.

In contrast, I can find little wrong with the GS and I am sure it is a great watch, but I am not attracted to it. It is just not the most exciting looking watch in my eyes. Never handled a GS in real life though as they are uncommon where I live. Different story in the US I understand...

As a result I might go Zenith or, more likely, look elsewhere altogether...
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Old 22 January 2020, 12:00 PM   #8
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As others have written, it depends on what you have in your collection.

Personally, I would opt for the Seamaster because it appeals to me most aesthetically and it's a great, solid piece and is better than the Submariner in a number of ways. I like Zenith El Primeros but not the ones with the overlapping dials. That Grand Seiko is probably their signature piece and has the best finishing of the bunch but it leaves me a bit cold.
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Old 23 January 2020, 12:34 PM   #9
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I appreciate all for your feedbacks.

I’m locked in between the Seamaster and Snowflake between both brands has lot of history. Having owning a Moonwatch and I like it very much. GS is something new to me recently and I like the workmanship they put into each watch.

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You can't do wrong with any of these. I would probably go with the Omega Seamaster because its very versatile and can take a beating.
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Old 23 January 2020, 06:34 PM   #11
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Grand Seiko. Beautiful watch, incredibly well made. This decision is made simpler by the fact that I don't really like the other two, at all.
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