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  1. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    Hello!

    Long time lurker, but new member from Northern Ireland. I'm in my 20s and have owned a couple of Tag Heuer's up until this point, but have recently have found myself more interested in the world of watches and I've been debating what my first major purchase should be. I have looked at a number of brands but keep coming back to Omega and more specifically the Speedy...

    Would love to know what everyones first watch purchase was and what their recommendation for mine should be?!

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. phamti

    phamti Mar 31, 2020

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    Speedy is a classic and very versatile.

    My first Omega purchase was this 1960 Constellation and my first vintage.

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  3. barryzelf

    barryzelf Mar 31, 2020

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    My first one was also a Constellation. What do you think about a Planet Ocean 600M instead of a Speedy?

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  4. Eve

    Eve Mar 31, 2020

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    My fist Omega was a Seamaster 300m
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    Which was shortly after replaced by an earlier version of Seamaster 300m:
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    Never stopped wearing it ever since.
    Some other omegas were coming and going but nothing could compete with the 2254 Seamster ;) great watch for the money!
     
  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 31, 2020

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    In order for me to give you any advice I need three questions answered.

    How old ? 20s :thumbsup:
    What do you do for a living ?
    What would you do for a long weekend ? ( besides golf )

    Can you show us your Tags so we get a sense of your style.
     
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  6. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    I like it.. I've also looked at the SM Diver 300m but the Speedy was what first drew my attention and I always think no matter what I buy, I'll always end up buying a Speedy at some point anyway!
     
  7. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    Stunning watch.. making my decision that bit harder! I think I'm set then I see something else.. especially on thart black strap!
     
  8. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    I’m 28
    I work in finance
    Long weekend would be gym, watching sport, having a beer / out for dinner..
     
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  9. Walrus

    Walrus Mar 31, 2020

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    I’d say take your time. I picked up some nice vintage pieces but rushed a bit getting my speedy. I don’t regret as I’ll never sell it and it’s my favorite watch but sometimes I wish I got a seamaster.
     
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  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 31, 2020

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    So you like a black strap

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  11. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    The current coronavirus situation is probably helping me time wise! How come you wished you had of bought a seamaster instead?
     
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  12. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    I do! Big fan of it on nato and also the black leather.. Do you think coronavirus will have any impact on ADs once lockdowns etc lift, by way of discounts? Improve their cashflow...
     
  13. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Mar 31, 2020

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    I think the big question is whether to start modern or vintage.
    I started the vintage scene with a simple 1969 Omega Genève and... Loved it!
    Short after to follow a 1959 Constellation pie pan and a 1944 bumper (gold) and more and more and more....
     
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  14. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Mar 31, 2020

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    Here a pic of the first one. 4F6BA218-41C1-4C27-AF16-B738B93F2D22.jpeg
     
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  15. barryzelf

    barryzelf Mar 31, 2020

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    I agree, and also make a choice about the watch type. Like a diving or dress watch for instance.
    Or both if you can't choose :taunt:
     
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  16. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    I think for my first major purchase I'd like to go modern - Might be a different view to some / most, but I'd like that feeling of unboxing a brand new watch from an AD that I've put money aside for and worked hard for. At some point though, I'd be totally open to exploring the vintage world.
     
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  17. Drb477

    Drb477 Mar 31, 2020

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    The first omega (and "nice" watch) I bought was a Planet Ocean. I got the rubber strap with contrast orange stitching just because I liked it. Little color but not overwhelming, just looked at pictures for a while and kept coming back to that one. So I held out for a good grey market price and bought it when the opportunity arose. Three years later Chrono24 claims its worth $500 more than I paid, while I'm not sure that's actually true I think its safe to say its held value reasonably well.

    Moonwatch would be a fairly default sort of recommendation for first Omega, but for me, I didn't want a manual wind and I wanted a date function. With an expanding watch collection worn in rotation I no longer find either of those things problematic, but for one I'd wear everyday I still would. You might not. There are some nice other speedmaster options that do have dates and auto movements though if those float your boat (I bought a broad arrow 1957 as my second watch which I do like but in retrospect knowing I wasn't going to stop at 2 watches probably would have gone with Speedy Pro).

    Personally though, I've found the aqua terra is my most versatile watch and can take on very different looks with rubber, leather, or bracelet (buy it on bracelet the others can be more easily/inexpensively added after purchase) and is the best candidate for a one watch collection, but not so boring that you'd lose interest in it once you collect more. Side bonus is they are pretty reasonably priced too. Personally think that is a great place to start.
     
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  18. pete91m

    pete91m Mar 31, 2020

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    I’m hoping / expecting this will be the first of a few at least, so the no date doesn’t bother me so much.
    Hadn’t really considered an Aqua Terra to be honest, but I’ll check them out now!
     
  19. phamti

    phamti Mar 31, 2020

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    How do you dress at work? Suit Jacket? Casual? What’s your wrist size and of you like large or smaller watches?
     
  20. Walrus

    Walrus Mar 31, 2020

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    Probably because I got a speedmaster if I got a seamaster it would be the other way around
     
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