Convince to buy an Aquaracer

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    Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    Hello all,
    I have been looking at watches in the $2500 range and the AR has become one of the finalists. However also in the running is a used SMP CoAx for nearly the same price. So to those who own both why should I go Tag.
    note: brand recognition and image is of no concern.
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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    If the SMP 2500 Coax is within warranty I would go for that, time keeping with coax will be better than the AR.

    but do factor in cost of service...omega can be pricey to keep(ask me how i know)

    my choice? Resale on the 2500 Coax has be jumping up 25-40 % because of the strong MSRP increase of the entire line up...get it while you can.
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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    I second that. If you can, get a mint condition SMP co-ax for $2500.
    Current Watches:
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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    I have an Aquaracer... For that price, get the SMP!
    If only I had more arms... and deeper pockets!

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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    I would go with aquaracer for three reasons:

    1. I prefer to buy new over used
    2. I don't believe co-axial is such a big deal to pay premium for
    3. Too many Omega owners are watch snobs believing Omega is such a superior to TH, don't want to be one of'em

    just my opinion

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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    The models closest to the Omega is the WAN Aquaracer which can be had brand new for about $1500. If Seamasters are going for $2500 USED then the $1000 difference is quite substantial for similar watches.

    But, as always, design is a personal decision as well as how one values their income.

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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    Coaxial - but you need to make the choice that's right for you.
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    Re: Convince to buy an Aquaracer

    Quote Originally Posted by nakedjohnny View Post
    I would go with aquaracer for three reasons:


    2. I don't believe co-axial is such a big deal to pay premium for
    I would tend to agree. I don't think there is any proof that the co-ax is a marked improvement over a standard 2500. In fact, in some cases it was detrimental. If it didnt say co-ax on the dial, nobody would care but since it does, it's looked at as this major advancement..

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