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      11-14-2013, 05:26 AM   #45
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That is a nice watch there.
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      11-14-2013, 06:13 AM   #46
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what is the difference between a submariner and sea dweller? i know the date isnt fish eye and has the escape valve on the sea dweller is that about it. reason i ask is i got one from an authorized dealer last year never sold for 5300.
I have a sea dweller as well...it's overall just a tiny bit thicker....now mine is model 16666...

If you have the sea dweller deep sea...now that's a whole other league of thickness.

To op...I have both. Rolex is a better quality watch overall, but I like the Omega band better.
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      11-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #47
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I have a sea dweller as well...it's overall just a tiny bit thicker....now mine is model 16666...

If you have the sea dweller deep sea...now that's a whole other league of thickness.

To op...I have both. Rolex is a better quality watch overall, but I like the Omega band better.
no dea sea here. i intended to get one but the case thickness was too big and didnt look right for me.
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      11-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #48
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Get a submariner. Even though I have a dozen of other better watches, sub remains the one I choose to wear as my daily watch.
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      11-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #49
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as a first watch, get a Rolex, but forget the Sub, get the GMT IIc, you will not regret

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-o...-specs-pricing

it comes in very handy when traveling and the bezel and GMT hand just add another level of class to the watch....


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      12-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #50
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did you decide yet?
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      12-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #51
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Not a watch snob here but I would suggest try them on both, and if you can swing it, get both (maybe receive a bigger discount from your AD)

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M in Blue/Black Dial $4.4K MSRP
Rolex Submariner No-Date $7.5K MSRP

Used to love the Planet Ocean and the SMP Chrono but the new iterations with the 8500 co-axial movement is way too big and tacky for me
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      12-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #52
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Omega Seamaster. Exceptional taste.
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      12-10-2013, 11:30 PM   #53
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This OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300 M CHRONOGRAPH 41.5mm
I have this watch but with a blue face. It's beautiful and looks nice BUT…I just bought it in May and it's currently at the Omega service center as it's not keeping great time and the power reserve is way off.

Rolex has been a great brand for me…will end buying another one..probably a Daytona.

BTW, this thread melted down earlier….shouldn't be like that.
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      01-02-2014, 02:18 PM   #54
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I had the OMEGA Seamaster Professional since Nov of last year but decided to ditch it for a Rolex Submariner. Here are some of my reasons

Seamaster
-Resale value is horrible
-Bracelet scratches way too easy with the revised bracelet (cheaper build?)
-Fully wound, it's +3 second/day
-Bezel hard to rotate
-Numbers on the ceramic bezel is painted and can be scuffed off
-Chrome-polished stainless steel surface can show scratches more

Submariner
-Resale value appreciates
-904L SS updated bracelet with solid links
-+1 second/MONTH
-Bezel smooth as butter and grippy
-Bezel Numbers engraved and coated with platinum
-Dial and Hour Markers are Gold
-Lighter, more pleasant to wear

One has to appreciate the quality of materials made to justify buying a Rolex, and of course the price.

You can get an Omega for 15-25% off from your Authorized Dealer but for Submariner they do about 1-5% off.
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      01-02-2014, 08:08 PM   #55
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You have an exceptional Sub if it's only off 1 second a month. The position alone has a few seconds variance. My local jeweler adjusted mine, and depending on the position I set it at at night time, it's close to 1 second per day off, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, but I don't think an automatic can consistently be accurate to 1 second a month. I could be wrong.

I LOVE my Submariner. My 1st one was destroyed in a motorcycle crash. I was on the ground, broken bones, hurt pretty bad, and this guy handed me my busted up Submariner, and I was more bummed about that than totalling my new Ducati.

I'd get a used Sub, lots to be had and their value has only gone up over the years.



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I had the OMEGA Seamaster Professional since Nov of last year but decided to ditch it for a Rolex Submariner. Here are some of my reasons

Seamaster
-Resale value is horrible
-Bracelet scratches way too easy with the revised bracelet (cheaper build?)
-Fully wound, it's +3 second/day
-Bezel hard to rotate
-Numbers on the ceramic bezel is painted and can be scuffed off
-Chrome-polished stainless steel surface can show scratches more

Submariner
-Resale value appreciates
-904L SS updated bracelet with solid links
-+1 second/MONTH
-Bezel smooth as butter and grippy
-Bezel Numbers engraved and coated with platinum
-Dial and Hour Markers are Gold
-Lighter, more pleasant to wear

One has to appreciate the quality of materials made to justify buying a Rolex, and of course the price.

You can get an Omega for 15-25% off from your Authorized Dealer but for Submariner they do about 1-5% off.
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      01-03-2014, 09:52 AM   #56
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Yes, I think it really helps when the Submariner is fully wound, and used frequently. The only time I take it off is when I go to sleep and the Crown always faces Up
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      01-03-2014, 09:55 AM   #57
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My first love was the Seamaster Professional Ceramic but after using it and putting it side-by-side with the Submariner, the Submariner looks and feels more of a durable and solid watch.

Price is $4.4K for SMPc (you can get 25% off), and Submariner is $7.75K (you could push for 5% off).

Might be hard to bargain on a Submariner as they sell very well MSRP
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      01-03-2014, 10:13 AM   #58
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I'm not a watch guy but always liked the sub.
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      01-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #59
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335 or M3? Get the Rolex.
That about sums it up.
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      01-03-2014, 10:31 AM   #60
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Do you want generic status symbol #1 or generic status symbol #2?

Unless you're just boundlessly passionate about watches (which is maybe like .01% of the population) the only reason you would want to get either of these two watches is because they are status symbols.

So the next question you have to ask yourself is who do you want recognizing your watch? Rolex tends to have broader brand recognition among average people. If an average person sees or even hears the name "Rolex" they automatically think you're rolling in millions of dollars even though statistically speaking you probably aren't (while most multimillionaires wear rolexes, most people who wear rolexes aren't multimillionaires).

If you want your watch to project wealth to a broad range of people, get the Rolex. If you don't mind the fact that some average people may not even recognize "Omega" as a "status symbol" brand, then get the Omega.

Beyond that it's really about aesthetics and how the watch fits you (although again there are plenty of watches out there that look almost exactly the same as these watches for 1/10 of the price but the brands aren't perceived as status symbols).
I could'nt agree more, these watches are status symbols, but then, hey, driving around in a Z4 is also a status symbol would'nt you agree?
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Submariner is the only watch I wanted for a long time. Finally bought one about 5 years ago, a 14060m. I have other watches but that's the one I wear 90% of the time.
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      01-05-2014, 03:13 PM   #63
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My first watch was my Submariner.

I bought a Seiko Orange Monster a year later, great watch as well.

My third watch was a Panerai, very nice watch, but I found that i only wore my Submariner, so I sold the Panerai.

Sub fits my bill perfectly. Not so nice that I worry about wearing it every day, but still super quality and style.
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I've got both......

A titanium Seamaster Pro and a 16610 Rolex Sub.

If you can afford the Sub, it's the better watch by far.
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