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  1. johnireland Jun 10, 2022

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    except for a subtle difference from the usual 34mm OPs. This is a 1018...cousin to the 1016 and 1013. 36mm case, 20mm lugs...aka "the business suit Explorer." Rarely gets a nod from the Fashionista watch folks. But you will see 10 1019 Milguass and 50 1016 Explorers before you see one 1018. There is a recent rush of them from Japan on eBay, sometimes it appears the same watch is for sale from two different sellers, so it is certainly "buyer beware." But nothing screams "look at me"...so a pretty safe watch for our modern smash and grab world. I prefer it on the Jubilee bracelet. $_57c.jpg $_57d.jpg $_57e.jpg L1000247.JPG society.
     
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  2. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jun 10, 2022

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    That is really very nice and just my type of watch - but I’ve never wanted to afford one of them so I settled on an Omega 166.010 at a fraction of the price (and a Seiko for the cost of the postage ;))

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  3. Donn Chambers Jun 10, 2022

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    I generally avoid alligator/croc straps or jubilee bracelets for my gym watches, but agree with the rest of the sentiment. ;)
     
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  4. johnireland Jun 10, 2022

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    I wouldn't consider that Omega "settling." It is a beautiful piece of work, inside and outside. If the price is only a fraction of the Rolex's, the quality isn't...every bit the equal, maybe even a touch more fun because it usually takes a true enthusiast to appreciate it. Like my 1018, Rolex, your 166.010 is a perfect stealth watch. And I must say that yours is very handsome.
     
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  5. johnireland Jun 10, 2022

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    I love the Jubilee because it is so flexible and easy to wear compared to the Oyster bracelets. Maybe croc and alligator aren't great choices for the gym...but I do find them irresistible on the wrist.
     
  6. MPWATCH Watch Lover Jun 10, 2022

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    Daytona!!
     
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  7. johnireland Jun 11, 2022

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    Because I don't have a good knowledge of this model, which movement does it have? These and the Speedmaster are the two most iconic chronographs ever made. You've made two excellent choices.
     
  8. Watch my Whisky Jun 11, 2022

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    I work out in my Sub.
     
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  9. Watch my Whisky Jun 11, 2022

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    How hard is it to run in a watch?
     
  10. Scooterino36 Jun 11, 2022

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    Form follows function at the gym, so it's usually a Garmin for me. Sub would do just fine, but not ideal imo.
     
  11. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jun 11, 2022

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    In my last year at secondary school I guessed (correctly) that if I skived off the first PE class of the year, my name wouldn’t be on the register and I wouldn’t ever be missed.

    That was 55 years ago and I haven’t been inside a gym since. Can’t say I missed it or have any regrets
     
  12. Scooterino36 Jun 11, 2022

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    You must have better genetics than me, my friend!
     
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  13. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jun 11, 2022

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    The jury is still out on that but the smell of mingled sweat and gym shoe rubber was a real turn off
    (I’m not really precious - honest)
     
  14. johnireland Jun 11, 2022

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    Not sure why stainless steel wouldn't hold up to vigorous exercise. It hasn't hurt my watches for decades.
     
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  15. vibe Jun 13, 2022

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    One of my 1018s says hi. I tend to work out with a vintage Yema superman quartz though
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  16. Omegafanman Jun 13, 2022

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    Call your toilet Jim instead of John…..you can tell people you go to the ‘Jim’ at least twice a day then…….
     
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  17. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jun 13, 2022

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    Good advice but, we actually already have a Jim in the house :)

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  18. johnireland Jun 13, 2022

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    Wow, that is nice! I love those original hands and dial from the early models. Yours is stunning.
     
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  19. Omegafanman Jun 13, 2022

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    Let’s be clear then…. You can honestly tell people that twice a day you are having an outdoor (g)Jim session. That is a hardcore exercise regime…;0)… also Jim looks like he has been playing in the John :0)
     
  20. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jun 13, 2022

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    He’s a big fan of the B52s and “does the dirty dog*’ like it’s never been done before:)

    *(‘Dance this mess around')
     
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