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    The age old one or two question...

    I'm on a period of abstinence at the moment, due to finish in a couple of weeks, but when I finish I'll be looking to make a mid-sized purchase as a number of financially beneficial events will be coinciding (I'll probably sell a few cheap pieces, plus it's my birthday, plus the car will finally be paid off, plus I'll not have frittered any money on watches for 7 weeks...)
    I have my heart set on an Archimede Pilot 39H, I've wanted a classically sized flieger for a while and the Archimede ticks all the right boxes quality and size wise.

    What I now have to decide is which model to go for....

    Originally I was aiming for the steel...




    ...but then I saw GlennO's pics and review of the bronze version.




    (borrowed pics)

    I've never owned a bronze watch and love the idea that it will gain character as it ages, but it's a whacking 230 Euros more than the steel and the case material makes is a bit of an unknown for me.
    230 Euros is enough for me to buy one of the 2nd gen Orange Monsters I've been hankering, so it comes down to a 2 vs 1 battle.

    So, how would you go for a or b?

    a)



    b)




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    Steel - I'm boring like that
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    i'll go with the 'b'

    love the practicallity and that's a very handsome watch... i have problematic skin and sweat.. so i can only wear stainless or plastic like casio... (plated, brass/ bronze is a no-no)

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    Bronze version. Something a little different.

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    For me it would have to be bronze. The Seiko will still be available when your budget has recovered and you're ready for another purchase.
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    Gah, 2 all. That's not going to help me make a decision!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Gah, 2 all. That's not going to help me make a decision!

    Hopefully you'll get some more votes when our US friends get going but I doubt you'll move far away from a 50:50 split.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    Hopefully you'll get some more votes when our US friends get going but I doubt you'll move far away from a 50:50 split.
    Yeah, it would appear the forum mirrors my brain
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    would go bronze as they make a nice change I had bought a bronze watch to add some choice in my collection not as cool a choice as yours but I found it appealing at the time and still do but do like your's better haha
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    I'd go with the steel as I am an old fart when it comes to matching my shoes, belt to my watch...etc, and the bronze would be worn in similar fashion to a gold watch which I hardly ever wear completely brown anything....so this probably doesn't help....sorry.

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