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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
So, I was at my local dealer today, looking at what they had to offer, and two pieces caught my eye:





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Man, I just couldn't decide. I was also looking at the Carlos Coste:



To be honest, though, the Coste, nice as it was, was really too big. Not so much in diameter, but in height.

So, I'm torn between the two watches above. The TT3 has a funky clasp; not weak or cheap; just funky in its' design. I did, however, really like the diamter, which is 43.5mm. The TT1 Diver was sweet. Nice and hefty.

The dealer gives me a 20% discount because my company buys a lot of watches from them. I could get both of the watches for some pocket change under two grand.

If you were going to pick one, which would it be, and why?
 

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Photos fixed in the original post.

Would like to hear the learned opinion of the folks here.

Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I'm thinking about the TT1...
 

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Steve of the two choices I would go with Diver SS because as you said its just hefty looking watch.Also do not like the rubber strap on the other.If it was me I would love an Oris TT1 Chronograph SS or even their Regulateur.
 

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Steve of the two choices I would go with Diver SS because as you said its just hefty looking watch.Also do not like the rubber strap on the other.If it was me I would love an Oris TT1 Chronograph SS or even their Regulateur.
The rubber strap is something I like about my Williams F1. The strap on the TT3, though, is far more stiff and, like I said, the clasp is "funky".

The wife prefers the TT1, although she did say to get both "if that'll make you happy". Hehehehe... love to, but I think that would be a tad excessive. And, I really don't care for the strap...
 

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Diver with out a doubt for me. Perfect watch in every way for my tastes.
That's what I'm thinking, as well.

The wife brought up the point that I already have a "black watch" in the Williams F1. I don't have anything with a bue dial, and I don't have anything that's as hefty as the Diver. The Williams, with the bracelet installed, is close. I've had the bracelet installed, but I think it just makes the watch look very non-descript...
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
So, I've pretty much decided I like a blue dial.

Now, I need to narrow it down between these two:





In all honesty, I think I'm leaning toward the Omega; I've already got an Oris. The Omega is available from a reputable online dealer. It's more expensive than the Oris, but about half the price of a new one (it's pre-owned).

Man, I'm a mess.

I'll make the decision tomorrow, so any input between now and then is appreciated...
 

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Steve, this one is a no brainer to me. Oris is nice, good, even excellent - but Omega is a superior watch. (Just don't tell Houst-zin I said this).
My Omega SMP is the yardstick I use to measure all other luxury watches - sort of the industry standard of excellence. I have some watches that surpass my Omegas and many that don't, but the brand delivers quality, value and excellent fit and finish. The history is fun too.
Don't let a pretty red rotor turn your head.
 

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The Deed Is Done...

Well, the deed is done. The deal has been made. The rubber has hit the road. I "put up" when the only other option was to "shut up". I took the plunge. I bit the bullet:



It should arrive my 10:30am tomorrow, so it looks like I'll be going home for lunch.

Thanks for the input, everyone.

My wife hates you all...
 

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Good choice. On the off chance you end up changing your mind, I believe the resell/trade value of the Omega will be higher.
You know, I rarely resell stuff like this. The guys who buy and sell here astound me.

When I got my Williams F1, the wife said I should get the bracelet, too. That way, in case I ever decided to sell it, it would be more attractive with both bracelets.

Thing is, if I ever decide to stop wearing the Williams (fat chance), I don't foresee getting rid of it...
 
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