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A Question (or two)


Seeing Jim Nichols and the "high brow" crowd chasing the Pateks, and seeing your magnificent looking Omega, leaves me trying to get the vintage Heuers into some perspective, and even the modern TAG-Heuers. (Is this a collector's mid-life or mid-collection crisis? Some vertigo or confusion?)

How would you compare the mechanical quality / fit and finish on this Omega (or Omegas in general) with the quality / fit and finish of our beloved Heuers?

Are we in the ballpark or a step behind the Omegas -- vintage or modern?

Are Omega and Heuer natural rivals, or is it only the Heuer crowd that wants to compare the two brands? How do you think about the quality of the two brands, putting aside popularity and prestige.

I'm still liking the overall design / usual look of the vintage Heuers better than the Omegas (and Pateks, for that matter), but the photo of your new Omega did leave me admiring how the "other half" lives. Of course, the Heuer price-points are also a bit more favorable than the Pateks.

Thanks for your thoughts.



: Yup, wanted it badly, but I didn't get too
: emotionally wound up about it. I knew I'd
: eventually get one someday. Just had to be
: patient.

: FWIW... The Rolex that I included the picture
: of, typically goes in the $13,000~16,000
: range these days...

: -- Chuck

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