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    Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    I think I'm in the minority but I'm in love with meteorite dials, I'm looking at getting either one of the following:

    Omega GSOTM Meteorite

    • 13,000 USD new from a local AD with 4 year warranty / 9,000 USD new from an international online AD with 2 year warranty
    • Caliber 9300 movement
    • 60 hour 2-barrel power reserve
    • 50 meter water resistance
    • Co-axial escapement with silicium hairspring
    • Ceramic case, with ceragold bezel
    • Exhibition caseback
    • 44mm wide and 16.50mm thick case; A bit big but wearable on my wrist



    Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

    • Around 30,000 USD brand new / 15,000 USD second hand from an international online AD, around 10 years old
    • Caliber 4130 movement
    • 72 hour power reserve
    • 100 meter water resistance
    • COSC certified (though I don't know how that will hold up for a watch of this age)
    • White gold case
    • Boring plain caseback
    • 40mm wide, 12mm thick; Seems like the perfect size


    The first time I saw the GSOTM Meteorite was when I was looking for a speedy online and it was like love at first sight. I'm just a sucker for the materials used on this watch; namely the ceramic, the sedna gold accents, the silicium hairspring, and the meteorite dial. I like the fact that it also has a nice exhibition back to display the large 9300 movement. Having a 44mm wide and 16.50mm thick case, though, I find it quite large, though still wearable for my wrist.

    Anyway, I was never fascinated to Rolexes. I found them boring but at the same time flashy by virtue of being a rolex; and a watch I think old greasy people or perhaps a loan shark of a particular ethnicity in my country would wear. Granted, there were a few that caught my eye like the complicated Sky-Dwellers and this meteorite dial Daytona. While the dial on the latter isn't one of the most legible out there, I find the color palette and Widmanstätten pattern on the watch make it so much less boring that I'm really enamored of it. The 40mm wide, 12mm thick white gold case makes it the perfect size for me too. As with most Rolexes though, it sports a very boring plain case back.

    Of course, the Daytona and the Speedmaster have their own history too, some would say one has better history than the other, and some would say it doesn't matter since they're not the original ones anyway. Personally, though I'm a car guy myself and though I find the the history of the speedy really cool, they're just added bonuses.

    Both watches sing to me, but can't decide which one to get. One is very modern, the other is pretty classy, which do you guys think will be more bang for the buck?



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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    I’d go the Speedy only becuase it looks nicer.

    That Daytona looks pretty terrible and if you’re getting a Daytona the SS one is the way to go. Value retention aside it looks the best.

    Personally my cash would go on this for a meteorite dial:
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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    I saw the meteorote dial Speedy in person recently and it is just gorgeous. It did not work on my 6.75” wrists though, just looked way too large.

    This model of Daytona is not one of my favorites. I couldn’t pull the trigger at this price point.

    Go see the Meteorite Speedy in person if you haven’t, I think you’ll be blown away. Ultimately, these watches are very different. Don’t get bogged in the nuances, which do you prefer?
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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    I completely agree! I am a huge fan of the Daytona, but the Speedy looks way better in this case. With that all being said nobody does these dials as good as JLC!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar_917 View Post
    I’d go the Speedy only becuase it looks nicer.

    That Daytona looks pretty terrible and if you’re getting a Daytona the SS one is the way to go. Value retention aside it looks the best.

    Personally my cash would go on this for a meteorite dial:
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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    Speedy for me - the Rolex is simply too hard to read IMO

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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    @Gunnar_917 Holy crap I'm aware of the JLC meteorite dials but I never saw one in that angle. Thanks for that!

    As for the stainless steel Daytona, I've heard that they're the ones that retain the value the most, but since I'm buying 2nd hand anyway, do you think the value of the white gold Daytona will drop further along the years (it already dropped 50% at this point)?

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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    @Silent, is it really that big? I have smaller wrists than you at 6.5", but I'm pretty muscular. I was able to try on the DSOTM, GSOTM, and the moonphase master chronometers, and found them just at the edge of not being too big. I'm still looking for an AD with this meteorite speedy to try it on just to make sure but just looking at it in the photos make me blush.
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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    I love Daytonas but this time I’d get the Speedy.
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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    tally me up as a fan for the Omega. As high as the price is for the Omega, at least it is in the same ballpark as other models in the family. The Rolex is simply too much money for what it is.

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    Re: Which meteorite dial watch: Omega Speedy vs Rolex Daytona

    Omega for me as it suits it more.
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