TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

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  • Breitling Transocean Chronograph

    8 36.36%
  • Omega Aqua Terra

    6 27.27%
  • Jaeger LeCoultre Master Hometime

    6 27.27%
  • Other

    2 9.09%
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    TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    Looking to add a second watch to my collection. Currently have a 2009 Omega PO (2201.50) that is my daily wearer.

    Want something dressier but with some versatility and I am okay with dress watches while more casually dressed. Preowned is fine and most probable as per my budget.

    Prefer something with a little thickness say 12mm to 14mm tops. 40-42mm works best for my flat 7.5 inch wrists.

    Budget range is $3500 - $4500 USD

    Down to about three options. Though yes suggest others.

    1. Breitling Transocean Chronograph 43mm

    Can find this for $3800 preowned today.

    Pros:
    Vintage looks that dresses up nicely
    B01 in house movement that is well regarded
    100M water resistance is nice

    Cons:
    Bit thicker than I'd like



    2. Omega Aqua Terra 41.5mm

    A new unworn one is available for $3600 right now.

    Partial to the silver dial with gold hands that is no longer produced.

    Pros:
    Nice movement - already happy with 2500 and the one I am considering is the Master 8900 version.
    I have a great regard for Omega

    Cons:
    A bit too sporty looking. Wish it had standard markers not triangular and slimmer hands not the big Seamaster ones.




    3. Jaeger LeCoultre Master Hometime
    This is the discontinued version that is asymmetrical in design.

    A 10 yr old version is available in Canada (bonus for me, private seller no tax) for $4600 USD.

    Pros:
    JLC has a great reputation and the movement is probably the best of the options
    Soft secondary market compared to some brands make it a solid value
    Second time zone is practical

    Cons:
    Most dressy and perhaps least versatile.



    Thanks much for any feedback or other suggestions.

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    I've had a new interest in Breitling, specifically their Premier line. If you like the gold hand/silver dial, you may like this option. Good luck with shopping!

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    Honestly don't think you can go wrong.
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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    Thanks for the suggestion on the Premier line. Pricey for an ETA??

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    My vote goes to the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Hometime. Watched a YouTube video of this watch, and it is a very interesting watch - especially the day/night indicator. I have enclosed the YouTube link for your info.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faUIfAP98xM
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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    Omega AT, a fantastic versatile watch.

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    you have a sporty diver - I think something different, sporty but smart
    I like all your choices

    here's some more grist
    I loved these new Breitling chronos i saw recently

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    That Breitling Transocean gets my vote. Such a good looking piece.

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    I have owned 3 variations of the Transocean and its a beautiful and versatile watch. I would go with that one.

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    Re: TransOcean Chrono vs Aqua Terra vs Master Hometime

    I would say its a tie between the breitling and the Aqua Terrra.

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