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Puts Rolex to shame.
on December 9, 2009
I'm going to be to the point: This is the best working watch I have ever own.
Yes, I know there are die-hard Rolex lovers, automatic movement lovers and the like, but I am looking at this watch from the neutral and practical side, not as a "fan".
I have to clarify I own a Rolex GMT Master. It's a beautiful looking watch that kept good time, according to the standards of the times.
Owning a Rolex in the 60's and even the 70's was OK. Americans, on the average, were not too savvy on the subject of expensive watches, then came the South American drug invasion, Hollywood glamorizing drug lords, Miami Vice and the like and, guess what? Everyone though they looked "cool and expensive" wearing a Rolex. To make a long story short, Rolex beefed up their prices and Wham! Today you have to pay around $3000.00 for a mere stainless steel Rolex and approximately $400.00 just to have your overpriced Rolex oiled and checked by an "Authorized Dealer". My good old Rolex began to run a little slow or fast, some time ago, something my Omega Seamaster 300D never does. I mentioned my Rolex GMT so people realize I own both models so I can not be "Rolex gullible". Oh, yeah, one more thing: If you, like me, live in a large metropolis, I advise you to keep your watch hand inside your pants pocket, since every hood in town knows what Rolexes look like and, as a habit, look at your wrist to "check your watch model out" the moment they cross your path on the streets. My brother was attacked at 11:45 A.M. in plain downtown N.Y. by 2 hoodlums who, he said, were staring at his watch while he walked from the parking lot to his office. First thing they did was grab his arm and remove the Rolex while they sucker punched him from behind. To be perfectly frank, I don't think these people would have recognized an Omega as such.
Now, let's talk about the Omega. I purchased a quartz Seamaster 2561.80 in 1990 and, excluding a $100.00 battery change and checkup; this watch not only keeps better time than my GMT Master, but also is less "luggy". The Omega is much lighter and looks great on all occasions, besides being waterproof (I always swim in our pool with it on and never had a problem).
Bottom line, you want to make believe you're Richie Rich, buy an overpriced Rolex, if not, check out the Omega Seamaster and you wont be disappointed.