I'm torn, and I have been for almost a year now. Advice would be appreciated.
I own an Omega Railmaster and an Omega Speedmaster 38. I've long thought it would be super cool to own the Trifecta: Railmaster, Speedmaster, Seamaster. So I've been saving up my precious kopeks, and I can finally afford the Seamaster 300m. Hurrah!
But now I'm getting cold feet. I love the iconography and look of the Seamaster, but I'm kind of a Longines fanboy, and for the price of the Seamaster, I could get a couple of lust-worthy Longines.
I and my 6 1/3" wrist go back and forth -- Will I regret not having the Seamaster and completing the trifecta, or will I regret the 42mm Seamaster and failing to pick up a couple more Longines?
First world problem, I know. But whatcha think?
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Maybe hold out for another month and see how you feel. Better to hold out than make a costly mistake.
The Seamaster has a decent lug to lug so should be fine in your wrist.
I think your hesitation is trying to tell you something.
If you are or have been in a long-term relationship, i'm sure you're aware of the difficulty in choosing a restaurant to eat at on date nights. Wife & I play a game where we narrow it down to a couple of places and then I mentally assign A to one & B to the other and she picks blindly. Once revealed, if she has more FOMO for the unselected option than excitement to the selected option, we go to the one she did not select. Convoluted, I know.
But the way this applies here is until you had the cash, the Seamaster option seemed fine. Now that the actual decision is here, it reads like you have more FOMO for the Longines than excitement for the Seamaster.
Interesting…. 🤔… also knowing longines is coming out with new very very good looking models !! I have a seamaster 300 and soon to arrive speedy as well and was looking into either an aquaterra for the trifecta… sorry I have no answer for you this is a tough one for me …0
If you can try on the SMP at a store I would. It comes in around 50mm lug to lug and I found it visually large on my ~7in wrist. I lean toward more modestly sized watches in general so your tastes may vary.
Only you can know which direction is right for you. That said, after I bought my first Diver300 I loved it so much I bought another!
Keep trying it on . See if the wow factor stays …. :)
I had a similar hesitation just before I bought my 300. I was so hesitant actually missed buying it the first time it was listed. (Fantastic price and almost the full 5 year warranty.) The sale fell through and the seller relisted it. As soon as I saw the relist I said screw it and clicked buy. Now that it has been on my wrist for a few days I have “no ragrets”.
Since you have the funds set aside make a game out of finding the absolute best deal you can. I never buy new. The hunt for the perfect “low miles” used watch is almost as much fun as buying it. The added benefit of the hunt is it exposes you to a lot of comparable watches.
To give you an idea how much you can save… I bought this for 2k less than the best cash OTD price my AD could give me. Full set and Warranty card dated 1/23. ebay verified. couldn’t find a scratch or mark on it.
7.5 inch wrist for scale.
Edit: My Omega trifecta is this 300, my blue dial Speedy Auto and the very elusive black Aqua Terra day/date on a bracelet. Never thought finding an AT would be this hard.
I chose the 300 over the Diver as it's smaller, more classic and the style won't date. Superb watch & can't recommend it enough.
Funnily enough I've got an Aqua Terra too & am aiming for a Speedmaster to make my Trifecta 👍🏻
Good luck whatever you decide to go for 😉