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Old May 12th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Nice Ho. Dad has the all gold Constellation circa 1973 or so. My first Rolex, below, followed the standard chain of Casio digitals, and TI ultra-techno calculator unit and a POS Gruen I actually bought to match my gold-filled cuff links in preparation for my Jr. prom in 1984. Go ahead and laugh....
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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:03 PM
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Oh damn! Rolex Explorer in addition to a red/black GMT? Ron, you have the shit. I'll take an Explorer over a Datejust or Daytona any day of the week.

Speaking of the Explorer, am I the only one who thinks the Explorer would have been nicer had it been fitted with the guards flanking the crown? On such a functional watch (black dial, white marks, plastic crystal, no date, and designed for the Mount Everest Expedition), I think the crown guards would have complimented that watch very nicely. But it's still a very sweet watch, that's for sure.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:29 PM
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I like the simple styling of the Explorer I without the crown shoulders to be honest. The one I had came with the Oyster fliplock bracelet. I bought a Rolex alligator strap to go with it too and that looked really sweet. I actually sold that Explorer I to a friend of mine from college after I got the GMTII. I wish I had kept it... That watch was something like $900 retail when I got it as a gift when I turned 16 (instead of a car). I saw today where they are retailing on the internet for $2500 plus. That is crazy!!

I really came close to getting an Explorer II (see below) when I got the GMTII. Essentially the same thing except for the color of the face. I made the right choice.

AND I hate the Daytona Cosmoblingbling.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:31 PM
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

You SO made the right choice. I think the Explorer II, Yachtmaster, and Daytona are hideous. They should be called PIMPEX instead of ROLEX.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:11 PM
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well, i dig it:
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:18 PM
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Oh my.

For chronographs, there is but one choice:



All others pale in comparison.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:21 PM
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man, you know me, who's talking chronograph here? LOL
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:24 PM
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ok, truthfully, i'd rather have the day-date:
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Make that pink gold and it'll be perfect.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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ok, i'll stick to the platinum version.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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Bling Bling, Ho
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Old May 12th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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Or you could Bling this nasty thing...
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Old May 12th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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now THAT was bling bling.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Hysterical. You guys ever need an east coast EE partner, let me know!
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Old May 13th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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man, that's brutal!
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Old May 13th, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Ron, if your friend might be happy with an OMEGA Seamaster Pro, he can get a screaming deal on one. I was at Costco Torrance last night buying some supplies for the shop, and they had a Seamaster Pro for $1299! That is well below dealer cost. I think list on the Seamaster Pro is $2795. From the $1299 price I first thought it was the quartz version, but it's not. It's the real deal, like this one:


http://www.omegawatches.com/omega/co...&sublineID=360

$1299. Holy cow. I was reaching for my wallet but barely caught myself. Instead I walked out with 24 rolls of paper towels, several cases of beer, and several cases of Perrier and Diet Cokes.

Costco also had the Aqua Terra for $1800. This was the large, 41mm version. Like this:



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Old May 13th, 2004, 10:16 AM
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Costco sells Omega! Hmmm, I would have never guess it.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 11:10 AM
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Here's your bling PIMP rang...
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Old May 13th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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oh boy.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 02:29 PM
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So no takers for the Seamaster Pro? I must admit that I have thought about little else last night and all day today. I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on this one.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Does it have the grey face like your first picture?

Very tempting. Gotta be something wrong.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 03:34 PM
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No, it's the blue dial. It's the 2531.80.00 model, just as shown here:

http://www.omegawatches.com/lux-exam...d/25318000.jpg

It's not unusual for Costco to have very low prices like that. I'm guessing some OMEGA dealer somewhere went broke, and sold off its stock. Costco is not an OMEGA dealer, but routinely has some oddball ones in stock. This is the first time I've seen the Seamaster Pro Chronometer at Costco though. Usually it's the quartz model.

Or, someone at Costco didn't know the difference, thinks this one is the quartz model, and is selling the Chronometer version for $1299. If so, this sweet deal may never come again.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Very tempting...
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Old May 13th, 2004, 03:37 PM
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Just imagine those pics with the Seamaster Pro on your left wrist.

Ooh la la.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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You'd actually let me wear a Seamaster Pro while working on my motorbike???
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