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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:35 pm 
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The blurry wrist shots I posted of my two new acquisitions did not seem to impress the photography critics here. :lol:

To make up for it, I've broken out the proper camera, which focuses well enough to make me think I should have spent more time wiping the dust off the watches.

First up, Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 on a diver pro II strap - very comfortable!

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Next up, Rolex GMT Master IIc, which I'll admit has been on my wrist every day since I bought it. Presumably at some stage I will stop wiping it down several times a day and just accept that it picks up fingerprints. :lol:

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Here they are with a well-known piece of background scenery:

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And finally, I had to take one with the stupid magazine advertisement that sat open in my apartment for two weeks and eventually caused me to buy the GMT. :twisted:

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Very nice Otto. I had a GMT just like that for a short period of time and I too didn't want to take it off. Congrats and wear them in good health.

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That's one Rolex I wouldn't mind having (imagine if it was the same size like the SOH :drool: )

ENJOY IT Otto :D

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Now those are some decent pics Otto! :thumbsup:

I'm actually quite surprised at how the GMT doesn't look that small against the SOH. The redesign of the lugs since the old Submariner have really given Rolex's a greater presence. Nice pair!

Oh and I'm very jealous of the view too!

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Hi,

I really love the rolex 8) 8) . This is the only rolex i will buy some day :bow: :bow:

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Great pics Otto and backdrop (of course :wink: )

Really like that Rolex. You still wiping it for fingerprints :wink:

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Nice shots Otto.

I tried on the Rollie last week. I really wanted to like it, but I just can't get past the cyclops. Really wish that it didn't bother me as much as it does.

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GMTII-C is perhaps the best looking modern Rolex - period.

I just wish it were 43mm like its big brother the DSSD. :)

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Hey Otto,

Just wondering, if purchased in Sydney, which AD you bought the rolex from?

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Thanks guys.

I would walk through fire to get a larger GMT if they made one, but in the meantime I'm very happy with the 40mm version - the size doesn't bother me at all, despite the doubts I had before I bought it (I do have a small wrist though).

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Very pics and watches, Otto.

These two are high in most wanted list, I'm so jealous of you! 8)


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I am super close to buying a GMT Master II! I have not got a collection of watches at all. I have a B2 latest version with steel/rubber and calf leather straps all on deployment.

I have really got used to the weight now which has a real quality feel. I have seen the watch in the shop. The bezel is the best I have ever felt. Amazing build quality. However the steel strap was a little flimsy...... Which kinda put me off. I do think however it is just because I am used to my breitling.

One of my colleagues has an older submariner and he is quite a big guy and it looked absolutely stunning on. It didn't look too small and the bracelet looked great.

I think the overall proportions of the watch are perfect. I guess its just getting used to it....

How were your first days getting used to wearing it? Did you think it looked felt a little small? I have 61/2 inch wrists so it would probably look just right on me :mrgreen:


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great photos Otto but my question is what is on the other side of the ledge where you rested the watches? looks like a balcony and i would have had a heart attack if the watches fell over - yikes!!

fantastic watches!!


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Otto:

beautiful GMT my friend!!

May you wear it in health!!

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Thanks for the comments :D

nowayman - it did feel small for the first couple of days, part of me wondered if I had done the right thing even though I love the design of the watch, because I was used to 44mm+ watches. It helped that I had become accustomed to Speedmasters first. I think you're right, it's a matter of getting used to it. At the moment I'm getting used to a Sea Dweller - when I look directly at it on my wrist, it looks small, but if I catch sight of it in a mirror or something, it looks just right (I'm 6'1'' and 205 pounds by the way).

obsolete - yep, that is a balcony. On the other side there is some metal cladding at a 45 degree angle, then a raingutter, so at least it's not 8 storeys straight down. I was very nervous with that shot though, for some reason I got it into my head that a bird was going to swoop down and grab one - I get cockatoos on that balcony sometimes...


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