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Thread: Watches you were pretty sure you DIDN'T want...until you tried one on.

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    Watches you were pretty sure you DIDN'T want...until you tried one on.

    So a week ago, I started the opposite thread from this, and there were some good conversations, so I thought I'd switch it around. Are there watches you were curious about, enough so that you decided to try one on, fully expecting to say "Yep, just as I thought, not for me." And then discovered you really liked it.

    Exhibit A for me is my Hulk. I was never a huge Rolex fan (although I certainly respected them), but when I saw photos of the Hulk, I was mildly interested, enough that when I found myself at a Rolex dealer, I tried one on. Hmm. Then I tried it on again a couple of months later. And again a couple of months after that. Somewhere in there I got hooked--the watch just seemed made for me, in terms of size, fit and features. So here I am.

    Hulk January 2015.jpg

    So, how about it? Anyone out there experience the same thing?

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    Bremont....purchased not long after all the criticism of their marketing

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    I disliked the Snowflake before I tried it in person. And, despite all the cosmetic flaws and shortcomings it has, I enjoy it immensely.



    I was fairly indifferent toward the DJ before I put it on my wrist, but I found it fit like a glove and looked great to boot.

    I prefer the 16220's SS, engine-turned bezel to the WG, fluted one because it's less flashy.



    At the moment, it's enjoying a much needed service. I can't wait to get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imitation of Life View Post
    I disliked the Snowflake before I tried it in person. And, despite all the cosmetic flaws and shortcomings it has, I enjoy it immensely.



    Hmm, am I allowed to hijack my own thread? IoL, I've been considering the Snowflake, and would love to hear about the flaws that you've encountered. Also, would love to hear about the bracelet, is there any way to adjust it other than removing links? I always worry about that, since I have to buy on line (no GS dealer anywhere near me) and I'm not up to adding/removing links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Hmm, am I allowed to hijack my own thread? IoL, I've been considering the Snowflake, and would love to hear about the flaws that you've encountered. Also, would love to hear about the bracelet, is there any way to adjust it other than removing links? I always worry about that, since I have to buy on line (no GS dealer anywhere near me) and I'm not up to adding/removing links.
    The links must be removed to adjust it. I don't have any experience sizing it because the AD did it for me, but I know it uses pins, not screws.

    I'll PM you later today with my thoughts on the watch. It's a great piece--super accurate and stunning to look at it--but it's not perfect. But no watch is 100% perfect.

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    Erm.... No ! Can't say I've ever felt inclined to try on a watch that I didn't/don't like/want
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Erm.... No ! Can't say I've ever felt inclined to try on a watch that I didn't/don't like/want
    Yeah, I'm in the same boat except I'll check out some of the boutique only Omegas because I really like the brand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Imitation of Life View Post
    The links must be removed to adjust it. I don't have any experience sizing it because the AD did it for me, but I know it uses pins, not screws.

    I'll PM you later today with my thoughts on the watch. It's a great piece--super accurate and stunning to look at it--but it's not perfect. But no watch is 100% perfect.
    Would be interesting to read those thoughts on here, if appropriate. Usually only hear good things about GS, so am quite intrigued....
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case



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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Erm.... No ! Can't say I've ever felt inclined to try on a watch that I didn't/don't like/want
    That's about where I am too...
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case



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    Omega speedy...never liked chrono because the dial looks busy,but speedy actually change things up for me

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