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I'm in the market for a nice mens watch. I haven't worn a watch on my wrist for over twenty five years, but I think I want one to "look cool" when dressing up a bit. There are an infinite amount of choices out there, so I thought I'd poll my peeps. Looking for style, not necessarily function. What cha got?
 

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So I decided I wanted to get the grey alarm model with the silicone strap. I noticed there were only 3 left (LIV apparently does limited runs on each model), so I went ahead an ordered it a few days ago. (They have 90 day easy returns).

It came today and I have to say I'm impressed. Everything about the watch seems quality - it is really weighty and sturdy, the sapphire crystal, "3-d" depth in the face, movement, and setting features all feel like a high-quality, pricey watch. The movement is Ronda 4120.B (Swiss) and the same exact movement that Tag uses on its lower end sports watches (also Constant uses it). The assembly is in Germany. Note that the automatic LIV watches are fully Swiss Made.

And with 10% off, I got it for $330 - which just seems to me to be outstanding value for what you get. I was after a nice-looking, not too expensive but quality sport watch to wear on weekends in the summer and to travel with, and I think this is clearly a winner. I like the company, might have to get another one at some point.

The watch is actually very similar to the Tag Formula 1 alarm model. I found this article comparing the two watches.
https://www.tagheuerreviews.com/tag-heuer-formula-1-analog-alarm-vs-liv-watches-gx-alarm/reviews/

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The table below compares select specifications for each watch. Aside from using the same movement, the similarities continue.

SpecificationsTag HeuerLIV Watches
Case diameter41 mm43 mm
Water resistance200 meters/600 feet100 meters/300 feet
Screw down crownYesYes
Screw down case backNoYes
316L stainless steel case and braceletYesYes
High grade anti-reflective sapphire crystalYesYes
3D multi-layer dialNoYes
Warranty2 years5 years
MSRP$1400.00$360.00
Wife ordered yesterday... Should be here Wed. But she said ain't getting til June lol
 

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Nice collection zeetes
thanks. honestly it is a barely moderate, at best, collection compared to a few people i know with pateks, audemars, high end jlc, and shirt like 20k rolex daytonas with gold/diamonds.

i am just a nerd with the different movements and how they operate.
 

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thanks. honestly it is a barely moderate, at best, collection compared to a few people i know with pateks, audemars, high end jlc, and shirt like 20k rolex daytonas with gold/diamonds.

i am just a nerd with the different movements and how they operate.
You sound like Mr. Huph in the Incredibles. :hihi:
 

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thanks. honestly it is a barely moderate, at best, collection compared to a few people i know with pateks, audemars, high end jlc, and shirt like 20k rolex daytonas with gold/diamonds.

i am just a nerd with the different movements and how they operate.
Well bully for them. I still think you’re cool.
 

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I sometimes look at the nicer watches out there. They can be intriguing to look at, but I usually find something else to spend money on.

I have these two . . .

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Before these, I was strictly timex man.
Well, the black face watch didn't work out. I sent it back a few days after getting it because it was too small. Got this one instead. Replaced the band with a black nylon strap.
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This month, as the world revels in the memory of a giant leap for mankind, I’m reminded of a photograph. It is instantly recognizable: Buzz Aldrin sits inside a capsule, insouciantly staring into the camera. His hair is closely cropped, his left arm is raised across his chest, and on his wrist is a watch, with a black strap, black dial, and white hands.

That watch, the Omega Speedmaster Professional—also known as the Moonwatch—retails on the Omega website for $5,350, and has the words the first watch worn on the moon engraved on the case back, along with the reminder that the Speedmaster is flight-qualified by nasa for all manned space missions. It is the only watch to have earned that privilege.

A few thousand dollars for a watch might seem like a lot of money—and it is—but wearing a NASA-approved Speedmaster is the closest many of us will ever come to actual space travel, which is surely part of the reason for its enduring appeal. The model arguably helped Omega survive the “quartz crisis” of the 1980s—a disaster discussed by watch aficionados with the same intensity southern farmers might the boll weevil infestation of the 1920s—when quartz crystal-powered watches brought inexpensive timekeeping to the masses, effectively killing many storied Swiss watch companies.
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I’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on a Speedy Pro for a few years now, but I haven’t, because it’s a lot of money for a watch, and i’m afraid i’d change my mind after i bought it.. i love the history, but it doesnt have a lot of water resilience .. if i spend that much on a watch , i want it to be a ‘lifetime watch’, that i can wear anywhere and not worry about it getting wet.. it’s worth noting also that you can get it at a significant discount on the grey market, such as Amazon, but without the full manufacturer’s warranty.
 

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i bought a suunto core a month or so ago. hasn't left my wrist. seriously considering selling my others except for 2 of my jaeger le-coultres.

also, i am a huge fan maratac (not sure if mentioned or not). they make high quality government spec watches and produce 50-100 (maybe more) additional to their contracted orders.

(countycomm is the official, at least the prominent, resale for civilian watches, massdrop.com / drop.com has started to contract their own, not sure when they will sell though but they have started with the nato straps/zulu )

they sell out very fast though.

for example, their diver:
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i completely regret selling my pilot, similar to this
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