Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE HELP!

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    Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE HELP!

    Hello everybody. I am brand new to the watch world and have went back and forth for quite some time on what watch I wanted to purchase for my first real watch. I'm 26, dress up for work, and want a watch that I can wear with a suit as well as with jeans. I have gone back and forth between Omega and Breitling, and I have just found that Omega's watches fit me better.
    That being said, I cannot decide between these two watches:
    1) The Speedmaster 1957 Broad Arrow OMEGA Watches: Speedmaster Broad Arrow - Steel on steel - 321.10.42.50.02.001

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    2) Seamaster AT Chrono (in one of these two styles)
    OMEGA Watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph - Steel on steel - 231.10.44.50.04.001
    OMEGA Watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph - Steel on steel - 231.10.44.50.09.001

    Any insight or comments would be GREATLY appreciated, as I am a complete novice in this area. I know the AT is a little bigger (44 vs 42)...does that make it tougher to "dress it up"? Thanks again in advance for all of your responses!

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    Either one is a great choice.

    The only comment I have is after years of wearing a watch with a bezel like the Broad Arrow, I found two things,

    1. My shirt cuffs eventually wore the paint out of the bezel
    2. A thick watch takes a toll on the shirt cuffs.

    Personally I kind of like the AT more, simply because I prefer the date placement.

    FWIW

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    I like the AT more because it has the teak-like surface on the dial. And white dial looks great.

    cheers

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    I just bought the AT with dark dial today if that helps. Also my first nice watch. So far have had great experience with the 'favorite' AD.

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    Quote Originally Posted by tna7984 View Post
    I have an AT Chrono myself, although in the teck grey face. I wear it almost daily. After having it for a while I think the chrono actually makes this watch a bit less professional looking and more sporty. That may be exactly what you want, if so it sounds like you will like the AT Chrono. I'm considering a Speedy with chrono next and may go with another Omega sans chrono for a more formal look. I'm going to try and attach a pic of my AT on my roughly 8" wrist to give you an idea how it wears. I added one full link to mine, and have a second one I'm going to add for next summer. For the winter it's a good fit with one extra link, although that makes it wear a bit off center.
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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    Thank you very much to everybody who responded! Man...I still can not make up my mind...I wish I could just buy both "pre-owned" so I wouldn't have to make a decision and could possibly afford it!

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    I prefer the black dial here:
    OMEGA Watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph - Steel on steel - 231.10.44.50.06.001

    Try both of them on, go home and think about it, try them on again and choose the one you like most. Our opinions should be a guideline only

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    Quote Originally Posted by driew View Post
    I prefer the black dial here:
    OMEGA Watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph - Steel on steel - 231.10.44.50.06.001

    Try both of them on, go home and think about it, try them on again and choose the one you like most. Our opinions should be a guideline only
    I'm going to +1 that.
    It's a big watch @44 and the teak grey will probably work better for dress.

    That said, I think a 41.5 AT would be a better choice for dress up. If you want a chrono down the road, the speedy pro is king!

    Chiba

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    An old trick I use to break decision log jams is to flip a coin. Each side represents each watch and if you flip and want to flip again you have your decision...

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    Re: Can't decide between Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono and Speedmaster Broad Arrow..PLEASE H

    Quote Originally Posted by Chibatastic View Post
    I'm going to +1 that.
    It's a big watch @44 and the teak grey will probably work better for dress.

    That said, I think a 41.5 AT would be a better choice for dress up. If you want a chrono down the road, the speedy pro is king!

    Chiba
    Thanks for everyone's input again!! After reading this and really thinking about it...now I want this watch too!!! Man, this is getting tougher and tougher as I really am in love with all three styles now...the coin technique may have to be used...

    I am starting to feel that the 41.5 might be better for the "first watch" as you said it would work with dress and be a decent choice for casual too...plus the 41.5 has the "better" movement (8500), doesn't it? Thanks again to all!

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