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Sort these 6 out - an unofficial watch contest :)

  1. mcemeren

    mcemeren May 23, 2020 2:21am

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    Hi,

    I list here 6 watches (no particular order) with model, movement and reference data, with a picture added displaying generic photos of the models. Please rank them by using the below reference no like 1,4,5 most like to least. If you want to put more than one watch to the same rank just do it by using "-" like 1,2-3,5. If you want to add comments, explanation please do so, we love talking about watches, right?

    1) Rolex OP 39mm White 3132 114300-0004
    2) Tudor Black Bay Fifty-eight MT5402 M79030N-0003
    3) Grand Seiko Heritage 39mm 9R65 SBGA283A
    4) Zenith El Primero EP 400 03.2150.400/69.C713
    5) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 1861 311.30.42.30.01.005
    6) Omega Railmaster 8806 220.12.40.20.01.001
     
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  2. stevec14

    stevec14 May 23, 2020 2:29am

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    the BB at it’s price point is terrific. I’ve never really liked the look of the GS bracelets and the zenith is a bit colourful for me
     
  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 23, 2020 3:02am

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    1) Rolex - OP 39mm White / Classic understated simplicity, 'nuff said.
    6) Tudor - Black Bay Fifty-eight / Far too thick for my taste, make a good doorstop though.
    3) Grand Seiko - Heritage 39mm / Because it's a Seiko, and I like them.
    4) Zenith - El Primero / I wouldn't kick it out of bed on a cold night, but that dial is a bit busy for me.
    2) Omega - Speedmaster Moonwatch / Classic understated simplicity again, but in a chronograph.
    5) Omega - Railmaster / The modern revival just doesn't attract me, can't quite put my finger on it.
     
  4. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 23, 2020 3:07am

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    5. No explanation needed. And you dont need to look further.
     
  5. stevec14

    stevec14 May 23, 2020 4:04am

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    Are you referring to the BB58 or the normal black bay which I’ll agree is a chunky monkey?
     
  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 23, 2020 4:33am

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    I already have 5 and a couple ST LEs

    And don’t really care for any of the rest.
     
  7. mcemeren

    mcemeren May 23, 2020 5:12am

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    BB 58 is about 12mm.
     
  8. High Hope

    High Hope May 23, 2020 5:41am

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    5. Speedy.
    4. El Primeros are so cool.
    2. Black Bay, it looks like it’ll survive the apocalypse.
    1, 3. Can’t decide. Neither, really.
    6. See @JimInOz comment.
     
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  9. Elias564

    Elias564 May 23, 2020 6:40am

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    5) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch: because everybody wants to be an astronaut;
    1) Rolex OP 39mm: looks great in any situation and with any outfit;
    2) Tudor Black Bay Fifty-eight: it makes me feel ready for an invasion of Cuba...shooting bullets, smoking cigars and drinking mojitos;
    3) Grand Seiko Heritage 39mm: same reason of the Rolex OP plus it reminds me how much I love Japan;
    4) Zenith El Primero: Beautiful, but too many things at the same time;

    6) Omega Railmaster: nice dial and lugs, but does this watch have a soul? It doesn’t touch my heart.
     
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  10. bubba48

    bubba48 May 23, 2020 7:56am

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    4 - 2 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 3
     
  11. amfalconer

    amfalconer May 23, 2020 8:24am

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    5 - I’m biased, plus I prefer complications on a watch, over a traditional 3 hander
    4 - As above, could rate these as equal, based on El Primero heritage, but the whole space thing outranks that for me
    3 - A classic understated piece, generally only really recognisable to those in the know, (white dial is not quite my cup of tea though, would snap up a black or blue dial)
    2 - Great bang for buck, perfect size, in-house caliber (I think) and universally acclaimed, probably one of the few Tudors I’m seriously considering, or the GMT.
    6 - Originals yes, not so keen on the later ones, no flame as it seems a popular watch on here.
    3 - Someone has to come last, and whilst I get the craftsmanship, and technical skill, there will always be the stigma of being a Japanese watch - don’t come for me, just an opinion - I’ve never physically seen a Grand Seiko outside of a jeweller’s window.
     
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  12. rob#1

    rob#1 May 23, 2020 8:27am

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    5 > 2 > 4 > 1,3 > 6
    A different model of Railmaster would rank higher, the Seiko or Rolex are both nice for a night out, the Tudor is nice for a swim, while the Zenith brings a splash of colour. #5 speaks for itself ;)
     
  13. base615

    base615 May 23, 2020 8:29am

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    ?? The BB58 is pretty slim and small. The original BB is just way too much. Don’t understand how anyone can wear one.
     
  14. base615

    base615 May 23, 2020 8:31am

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    Speedy
    OP
    BB58
    Grand Seiko
    El Primero
    Railmaster
     
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  15. madjestikmoose

    madjestikmoose May 23, 2020 8:47am

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    5, 5, 5, 5, 5 and 5.
     
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  16. Canuck

    Canuck May 23, 2020 8:54am

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    Someone have a bias against watches with a DATE function? The only two with a date are the Zenith and the Grand Seiko! I pass.
     
  17. wagudc

    wagudc May 23, 2020 9:30am

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    5,4,2,6,1,3
     
  18. base615

    base615 May 23, 2020 9:31am

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    dunno about the OP but, for me, I’d always choose a no date version if available over one with a date.
     
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  19. Canuck

    Canuck May 23, 2020 9:56am

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    Not me!
     
  20. base615

    base615 May 23, 2020 10:14am

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    I guess you’re not a fan of symmetry. Different strokes for different folks.