Big Birthday Coming up - help me choose my present.

Evening Crunchers: got a milestone birthday coming up and to mark it I am going to get a special watch. Shortlist has been narrowed down to two. (Disclaimer: people's opinion on the internet probably won't sway my choice - but I am interested in hearing opinions.)

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What are you leaning towards? The Omega is an icon, but everywhere. It is always awesome to see a Milgauss in the wild, definitely will stand out more. No wrong choice.

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AllTheWatches

What are you leaning towards? The Omega is an icon, but everywhere. It is always awesome to see a Milgauss in the wild, definitely will stand out more. No wrong choice.

Yeah, definitely leaning towards the Milgauss for the very reason you mention.

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You can’t go wrong with any of the two. Great classics both of them. Maybe the Milgauss has a head up if it should serve as a dress watch as well. 

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WatchYourIntruder

You can’t go wrong with any of the two. Great classics both of them. Maybe the Milgauss has a head up if it should serve as a dress watch as well. 

I was hoping you'd comment. You have both, I believe.

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I chose Moonwatch because I think there are much nicer Rolex models than the Milgauss (imo), but Omega doesn’t offer anything more iconic than that Speedy. 
As you’re marking a significant  occasion, a watch which represents a significant occasion makes sense. Even if the two aren’t related 😅

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Al_Ra_Ra

I was hoping you'd comment. You have both, I believe.

I have both but I have the blue Milgauss. I read that the green glass is more prominent on the black version.

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I pick the Rolex ,only problem is the wait list so get your name down ASAP 

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WatchN

I chose Moonwatch because I think there are much nicer Rolex models than the Milgauss (imo), but Omega doesn’t offer anything more iconic than that Speedy. 
As you’re marking a significant  occasion, a watch which represents a significant occasion makes sense. Even if the two aren’t related 😅

Ah now you see, that's interesting. Definitely the Speedy is the most iconic Omega but I think the Milgauss is the most quirky (interesting?) model that Rolex makes. And whilst it hasn't been to the moon, it does have its own interesting history (CERN).

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Oldmanwatches

I pick the Rolex ,only problem is the wait list so get your name down ASAP 

To hit the date I may have to go grey market.... 🤑

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If your wrist size can take it, Speedmaster everyday all year. 

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Depends on how far your  date is away I'd still go on the list ,last resort grey market 

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In fairness, I have never held either one of these in my hands, and am open to the idea that doing so would dramatically change my horological worldview. Given that, the Speedy feels like something I’m constantly being told to worship (like the Hamilton Khaki Field), yet looking at it does nothing for me. The Milgauss is the only Rolex that speaks to me at all, although in my case it’s the blue one. 

And as much as I care at all about being noticed, I’m always happier when my car/watch/whatever is kind of a “sleeper“ that’s not attention-grabbing, but will lead to conversations with like-minded cognoscenti. I think the Milgauss fits that bill too.

In any event, you can‘t lose with these two finalists. Enjoy your eventual pick and happy birthday in advance!

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TickyBurden

In fairness, I have never held either one of these in my hands, and am open to the idea that doing so would dramatically change my horological worldview. Given that, the Speedy feels like something I’m constantly being told to worship (like the Hamilton Khaki Field), yet looking at it does nothing for me. The Milgauss is the only Rolex that speaks to me at all, although in my case it’s the blue one. 

And as much as I care at all about being noticed, I’m always happier when my car/watch/whatever is kind of a “sleeper“ that’s not attention-grabbing, but will lead to conversations with like-minded cognoscenti. I think the Milgauss fits that bill too.

In any event, you can‘t lose with these two finalists. Enjoy your eventual pick and happy birthday in advance!

This ^

You, sir, just nailed (and perhaps cemented) my opinion. Thank you.

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Al_Ra_Ra

This ^

You, sir, just nailed (and perhaps cemented) my opinion. Thank you.

Glad I could help. Look forward to seeing pics!

Please send the losing watch to my PO Box. I promise to give it a good home (by selling it and buying a GS White Birch SLGA009 and a Longines Ultra Chron. I have birthdays  too, ya know 😀!).

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TickyBurden

Glad I could help. Look forward to seeing pics!

Please send the losing watch to my PO Box. I promise to give it a good home (by selling it and buying a GS White Birch SLGA009 and a Longines Ultra Chron. I have birthdays  too, ya know 😀!).

Don't mention the SLGA009 please. That was third on the list but I have other Grand Seiko's and I'm trying to break that addiction. But...but....that dial.......

I retract my thank you and replace it with a curse you.