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    Brands that you love vintage but are indifferent about the modern line

    I was wondering if anyone else had watch brands where they loved vintage models but where somewhat indifferent to the new models.

    I love and have tons of articles and pictures on vintage Panerais but honestly the modern line of watches holds very little interest to me (although the new microrotor movement is pretty sweet). To be honest, I feel the same way about Rolex. I love the no crown guard subs but most of the modern lineup just doesn't do much for me. Not knocking either brand as I know they both make well finished watches that have a lot to like.

    Does anyone else have brands that they feel this way about?
    Olma, Oris, Vostok, Casio, Smiths, Luch, Elgin, Fossil, Orient

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    Omega for me. I love the vintage much more than the new stuff. That doesn't mean I dislike the new. It's just that the vintage stuff is really nice.

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    If you stretch the definition of "vintage" almost to the breaking point, I feel this way about both Rolex and Omega:

    Rolex started to make me frown when they started getting too "blingy" and totally lost me when they started rolling out the horrid Maxi cases. But I still love me a 5513 and a 1016!

    Aside from some weirdness in the 70's, I really liked what Omega was doing up through just a few years ago. But aside from my beloved Aqua Terra 8500, everything else they've brought out in the current decade has just made me appreciate the old models all the more. It's far too early to tell, but my feeling is that history is going to be really kind to some of the Omega models from the 90's and early 2000's.
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    Longines.

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    Elgin and Gruen. Waltham sold in North America. They are by and large Asian made and sold by a schlock-meister company.


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    Hamilton also isn't even close to what it used to be.

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    Heuer...no doubt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdenney View Post
    Longines.

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    Shocking. I think Longines has one of the most diverse and best looking lineups at the moment.
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