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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:00 am

OK so I've decided to get a watch, preferably a GMT. I'm looking at 3 brands the hardest right now: Omega, Rolex, and Breitling. Currently I have a Citizen Eco Drive, and I've never had a watch from the brands I'm interested in. Anyone have any input/experience with these brands? I'm not interested in Gold, diamonds, etc. Just a nice stainless steel GMT. Models I'm looking at are Rolex GMT Master II, Breitling will probably be something from the Cockpit line, and Omega I'm looking at the Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMTs. Any thoughts/comments appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby JayS10 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:06 am

Personally I think you can't go wrong with any of those brands, I'll be picking up my first rolex very soon after doing my homework plus I like the classic look of Rolex & they fit on my small wrist pretty well.

I suggest lurking around watchuseek, there's a ton of good info there.
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Postby Grupet » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:56 pm

I have a Rolex GMT ceramic. I bought it from new almost 5 years ago and I'm very happy about it. There is something special about a Rolex. The design is classic, but still modern, the quality is just supreme and you can use for everything. I never take mine off, no matter if i'm working, sleeping or playing. Even when things gets tough and wild, it never comes off. It got a few scratches here and there, but still going very strong. It's a sports watch and a tool watch that you can still wear with a suit or a tux.
After 5 years I still love it...
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 pm

I've got both Rolex and Panerai. Love them both.
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Postby Victorleo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:23 pm

I believe Breitling uses of the shelf movement. And Rolex is in house. Maybe someone will be along to correct me. But you can't go wrong with either. Good luck on your decision.

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Postby jumbo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:48 pm

JayS10 wrote:they fit on my small wrist pretty well.


Which Rolex are you talking about? I have a small wrist too and haven't found one that fits mine. The watch always looks kinda big on my wrist.
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Postby amexguy321 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:13 pm

If you are looking for a GMT from Rolex in steel:
http://www.swissluxury.com/rolex-watches-gmt-master-ii-steel.htm

It is one of my favorite, you will stand out in the crowd with the black/blue bezel!

If you decide to not get a GMT, the Panerai Composite 3 Days is also a beautiful watch that you dont see everyday:
http://www.swissluxury.com/panerai-watches-radiomir-composite-3-days.htm

I guess I like watches that are not too common in terms of luxury time pieces. I feel for Rolex, most people decide to go for a submariner steel as their first one. I went with the ExplorerII and I'm very happy with it.

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Postby catsartcox » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:33 pm

I know it is not a high-high class brand watch. But I love my Seiko. They make some pretty looking products. Plus most of their watches have self recharging features. Mine is solar. I know you can get ones with an off-balance disk that spins.

Also, if your an engineer Seiko's are nice as they tend to have built in dials that serves as calculators.

Edit to your GMT want; with mine there is a second clock on the bottom that can ether serve as an alarm or an second clock.
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Postby Robrus1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:42 pm

Thanks everyone! I did my homework, went shopping around, and fell in love with the blue/black ceramic GMT II from Rolex. The stainless steel and bezel are some of the prettiest I saw: Sorry for the less than ideal pic. The light in here is bad and I just realized the bezel is turned lol oh well.
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Postby amexguy321 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:48 pm

My Man! There is no resisting it... looks beautiful!!



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