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February 20, 2015

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Angelo

I could see why. There's no little "porthole" on this----it's wide open as the crystal seems to be the entire face of the watch. That and the monochromatic scheme plays large.

herculodge

Absolutely. The open bezel dial lends to its large looking size for only being 44mm.

Gary

Of course, 41mm Omega Seamasters like those Jonny owns look pretty manly as well.

herculodge

Yeah, those Seamasters, which I believe are 42.5mm, are very manly indeed. And they cost some serious bucks.

Gary

Jonny and Watchuseek call them 41mm. Maybe that's the bezel, not the case. In any event, they're not huge in 2015.

jonnybardo

The Seamasters are 41mm indeed.

I don't now if "manly" is the best adjective, but certainly striking. I'm always amazed at how good the Omegas look on the wrist.

Angelo

Also interesting to note, again, is that some watches look great on the monitor but only okay in person. Other watches look "good" on the monitor or in print---and in person, are "wow factor" watches. For some reason, many Omegas I've seen fall into the latter category. They look perfectly fine on the screen----very nice, but you don't really see anything that separates them from similar looking watches. But in person, at the jeweler---picking one up, trying it on or even just looking at it in the case---a lot of Omegas have a gem like quality. I guess even slightly better fit and finish translates to a powerful impression in person.

herculodge

That some watches look great on the monitor speaks to the power of the Internet and watch addiction. Would watches be as addicting without web browsing?

Angelo

No, and for some of us, shopping channels like Evine make it addicting too. Maybe we need a 24 hour watch only shopping channel----or watches and radios. "Watch These Radios" Live Auction Network.

jonnybardo

Angelo, that "gem like quality" is right on. Actually, that was a defining quality about my Oris when I got it and what set it apart from the Japanese watches I owned. I've heard that the Seiko MarineMaster is similar in that regard.

herculodge

The term "gem like" is appropriate to explain the Omega. I'd say my Promaster Sky has that quality more than my other watches. The Sumo has elements of it.
In contrast, the junk like quality, the reversal of liking a watch online and getting junk in person, happened to me most dramatically when I bought a Chotovelli. Amazon accepted a full return.

Angelo

I remember that incident with Chotovelli. One thing I noticed after that problem---when I looked at Chotovelli watches online---the leather bands looked crude, almost like something you'd see on a made in China cheapie. Very weird, because for less money, Tauchmeister/Aeromatic manage to build watches with a very decent stainless steel finish and nice crystals---some domed---great Japanese or Swiss movements in many cases----and one of their strong points is the leather they use for most of their bands and the tanning on the leather. In contrast, Chotovelli's straps looked awful---even in photos---almost unfinished.

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