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    Which would you get given my current collection?

    As I get more into this hobby I've found I've become much more selective in the watches I acquire. I don't jump at watches the way I initially did. I've become methodical about what I purchase for what I call my "core collection".
    Anyway, my core collection wish list has three realistically attainable watches on it: a Rolex GMT Master Pepsi, 38mm zenith El Primero, and the Nomos Zurich World Timer Bleu.
    My amazing fiancÚ is purchasing the Rolex for me as a wedding day gift so that is covered. I'm in a position where I can acquire one of the other two watches in the near future, the other will have to wait a year or two.
    I have a trip to Italy and France next week and can get the Nomos in Europe for around $4300 after the VAT refund (it's priced at $6100 in the States). I can get the Zenith for around $4500 grey market.
    So which would you get? If it helps, my core collection, which are watches I will never part with, are an Omega PO XL 2500 orange bezel, a 30 year old Omega SpeedyPro, a Rolex Datejust that belonged to my father and a JS Watch Co. 101 white dial.
    I have other watches but they are more affordable/easily replaced. After acquiring the three I listed above I'll focus on affordable vintage stuff I think is neat but won't make another large watch purchase until I can afford a Journe or the like (which may be never).
    So do I go with the Nomos or the Zenith?


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    Which would keep you amused the most whilst waiting for the other ?... The chronograph (ignoring the fact I think the 38mm is too small ), or the world timer ?
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Wow mate, very cool.
    If poss. get an hands on for both, or another. Whatever, looking forward to your piccies

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    Which would you get given my current collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Which would keep you amused the most whilst waiting for the other ?... The chronograph (ignoring the fact I think the 38mm is too small ), or the world timer ?
    I had this debate a few weeks ago with wschofield3 a few weeks ago while trying them on. Something about the subdial spacing on the larger model bothers me. Here's the 38mm on my wrist on steel and leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Wow mate, very cool.
    If poss. get an hands on for both, or another. Whatever, looking forward to your piccies
    I've tried both on. I like them equally for different reasons. I can't decide


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    Will you be able to get as good a deal on the nomos again later? It is quite the difference from the US retail price. Exchange rate should be favourable right now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanpatrick View Post
    Something about the subdial spacing on the larger model bothers me.
    Fair enough - We all have our preferences.
    But, the question remains (at least for my rationale): Personally I'd be happier playing with a chronograph for the wait time; but then, I have no real use for a world timer
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    Zenith 36k gets my vote. The 38mm dial is much more proportioned than the 42, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Fair enough - We all have our preferences.
    But, the question remains (at least for my rationale): Personally I'd be happier playing with a chronograph for the wait time; but then, I have no real use for a world timer
    I see your point. I only leave my time zone 4 or 5 times a year so I really don't need the world timer, the complication would be useful a few times a year, but I just love the way it looks and wears.
    I also already own a chronograph do same scenario, I don't really need a chronograph, just love the way the Zenith looks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by meijlinder View Post
    Will you be able to get as good a deal on the nomos again later? It is quite the difference from the US retail price. Exchange rate should be favourable right now as well.
    I've thought of that, I go to Europe every year or two but no way of knowing if I could find it later or if the exchange rate will shift. I have a way of getting it at a later date from Europe but it becomes a hassle as I have to go through a friend's parents then wait for their next trip to the states to get the item.


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