- Sep 26, 2015
I was looking at hard at an Omega yesterday, and almost pulled the trigger on a Hamilton Jazzmaster. Rolex stock was mostly forgettable, except for the stuff WAY outside my budget.
Side question: I make 20 years with my company soon, and they give us a watch to mark the occasion... Thankfully without any cheesy company signage added to the dial etc. We are given 20 models to choose from. I have pretty much made up my mind on which watch I will go with. However, curious of your thoughts (brand-wise) what you'd look hard at out of: Tag, Ebel, Baum & Mercier, or Raymond Weil.
I don't have the list in front of me but here's what I remember:
-Tag: variations of the Aquaracer and Formula 1. One was a quartz movement and the others were auto's.
-Ebel: 2 dress watches, small cases. Both are autos.
-B&M: 2 leather strap watches. One a round face and the other rectangle. Both quartz.
-RW: several variations, including dress and even a sports chrono. Mostly autos but a couple quartz.
Sorry for the sidetrack, and lack of model information, but I'm mostly interested in thoughts brand-wise. I have an idea which brand I most respect but it's been a while since I've shopped brands.
Thank you in advance.
Great gift for 20 years!
I’d go Tag followed by B&M
I love my Aqua Terra but I wear my Tag Carrera Calibre 5 3x more. No the movement isn’t in house but they are built like tanks and so damn Comfortable. The Blue Bezel Aquaracer is really nice.
If it’s an option check out Oris. They are reasonably priced, super stylish, well built, and very well respected.
I like the 65 Diver and the Aquis.
Love the “retro” styling and it looks great with both the leather strap and bracelet
Aquis wears a lot smaller than its size and has one of the nicest bracelets I’ve ever seen.
Only problem is it has a weird case that’s hard to find leather straps for without going custom. I love the contrast between the black bezel and blue dial + it’s got an exhibition back that shows of its pretty red rotor
If you go with the B&M these to stand out for me
Classima elegant and rugged. The bracelet can be worn with jeans or a suit and imagine a brown leather strap on it!
The Clifton Maybe not quite as versatile but it’s stunning
You could also always ask them to max out and you will pay the difference for a Speedy ;-)
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Very nice collection. I sold off my kit and kaboodle to help pay for my new Rolex Submariner last year. I'm down to it and 2 cheapies. I'm content...for now!
Ha! I can’t decide if I want a Sub or a Speedy next!
Very Nice! Can't tell from the photos but are any of those with solid 18K or platinum cases?
The longines Admiral is 14k
The stopwatch is 18K
The Hamilton Gary is only 10K