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Which watch?
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:40:37 PM »
So the family is getting me a watch for my 50th and I need to choose which one I’d like. I’ve narrowed it down to either a Tag Heuer or an Oris but still having trouble deciding. My 14yo daughter has probably given me the best advice “dad, just imagine they were both $5 kmart watches, forget the brand and price, which one would you get?”

I’m still undecided so thought I’d seek input from the Myswag brains trust.




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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 10:46:34 PM »
Happy Birthday  Rock ..   For me it would be  the uncluttered Oris  silver one as a dress watch ... are they any good ? ? I only ever wear G-Shock watches .
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 05:38:06 AM »
Obviously personal choice but the another vote for the ORIS (never heard of them but I like the look)

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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 05:42:10 AM »
Just make sure that the one you get doesnt require  a new battery every 18 months or having to send to specialist to have a new battery fitted.  Some watches require waterproof resealing with a battery change. 

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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 06:01:01 AM »
WOW... Jealous... lots, what a cracker of a birthday prezzie.

My old eyes say the Oris is an easier face to read. The Oris bezel doesn't look as detailed as the Tag does, but who would even use a bezel any more? It's a personal choice on band (leather or metal) which can be changed on either. My preference is for leather on a dress watch, but for every day use I'd pick metal as it washes easier, lasts longer, and doesn't get smelly if worn a lot. Most people have never heard of Oris, but they are certainly at the pointy end of the watch market, but in my humble opinion, I really like the styling of the Tag you've pictured.

End of the day, you wear it so you pick it............it matters little what us mug punters think :D
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 09:06:56 AM »
Happy Birthday.

But do people still wear watches anymore?
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 10:48:56 AM »
I currently have a Seiko Solar powered watch and the reason I went for it was because I was sick of having to pay a small fortune every 2 years with battery/seals with my last Tissot watch. This one is now 5 years old and hasn’t cost anything since I bought it.

While this current watch is fantastic, the band seizes up when any sand gets into it. So I buy the cheap $10 Kmart watch which I use at the beach/boat and I normally get around 3 years out of them before the stop and that’s because they aren’t 100% waterproof, but for $10 I’m not complaining.


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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 02:10:46 PM »
I would get the Tag.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 02:32:02 PM »
I would get the Tag.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 03:03:33 PM »
The Oris, cause it's a bit like mine.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 03:30:17 PM »
Haven’t worn a watch since I retired but if I had to choose it’s the Tag for me. ;D
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 05:48:26 PM »
If I had to wear a watch it’d be the Tag. But having said that I’ve got an Omega Moon Watch, a Rolex and a Swatch sitting in a box at home unused for over 20 years. I hasten to mention that they were gifts - no way could I have afforded any of them.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 08:13:37 PM »
I was lucky enough to have my friends and family contribute to buying a Longines Conquest Chronograph
for my 50th.
It was purchased from Jomashop in the US.
Landed it was about half price compared to buying in Australia including duty and about 1 week delivery .
You might be able to upgrade your watch by purchasing overseas.

Happy Birthday !

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https://www.jomashop.com/oriswatches.html

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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 08:23:13 PM »
Happy Birthday.

But do people still wear watches anymore?
Haven't worn one in years.  Before that I felt naked if I didn't have the watch on. 
May last watch the battery went flat, so I started using the phone until I got a new battery.  Never bothered after a while.

I do like the Tag face, but not the band.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2019, 09:07:45 PM »
Haven't worn one in years.  Before that I felt naked if I didn't have the watch on. 
May last watch the battery went flat, so I started using the phone until I got a new battery.  Never bothered after a while.
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 11:44:58 PM »
I use a Fitbit Ionic day to day, but I do like that Tag...

My dress watch is a Casio Edifice...

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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2019, 05:42:13 AM »
I like the uncluttered look of the Oris,  but I'd  ask if they could upgrade to a Rolex Seamaster blue......may be a few extra bucks, but  a really nice watch !!  ;D
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 07:06:55 AM »
Thanks all. Tried them both on again yesterday and went for the Oris. It looked and felt better in person. It’s also has 300m water resistance and I like the fact Oris is still an independent company and supports reef restoration rather than paying Chris Hemsworth etc big sponsorship $.

Initially I was set on the Tag because of the brand and thought the Oris was a compromise but the Tag costs a lot more. But when I turned that thought process around and looked at what I’d be compromising just for the Tag brand, the decision to go Oris became much clearer.


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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2019, 09:01:33 AM »
Thanks all. Tried them both on again yesterday and went for the Oris. It looked and felt better in person. It’s also has 300m water resistance and I like the fact Oris is still an independent company and supports reef restoration rather than paying Chris Hemsworth etc big sponsorship $.

Initially I was set on the Tag because of the brand and thought the Oris was a compromise but the Tag costs a lot more. But when I turned that thought process around and looked at what I’d be compromising just for the Tag brand, the decision to go Oris became much clearer.


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That 300meter water resistant will be handy when your skin diving..... :cheers:

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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2019, 09:53:32 AM »
That 300meter water resistant will be handy when your skin diving..... :cheers:

When it comes to watches, 300m does not actually mean 300m. Anything rated up to 100m is mostly splash proof, with swimming/snorkelling OK. You need to be in the 200m to 300m to actually be rated for any sort of water activity above atmospheric pressure - https://www.definewatches.com.au/water-resistance/
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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »
Spot on Spada. Was advised by more than one salesperson that 100m offers very basic water resistance only.


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Re: Which watch?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2019, 07:45:16 PM »
I reckon that Tag one would need a good look to check the time, The hands would almost disappear at 11:05 and 5:35!!!