I need help, I can source a 2017 seamaster for c A$5K or a Tutima at A$3.5K

I’m feeling like I “should” own a Seamaster to be a serious collector. I own a vintage dress Omega Geneve in gold & a stst Constellation chronograph from the mid 80’s but nothing new or recent. The fit & finish of the Tutima is absolute brilliant in the hand & when I had the chance to try on a Seamaster it really didn’t do much for me. Should I get a Seamaster to “complete” the collection or go for the Tutima?

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I have never seen the tutima in the metal. If it calls to you buy it. The seamaster would resale better if that matters.

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Check out oris aquis 41.5mm with the 400 calibre (10 years warranty) IMHO thats a collectors watch from an independant house (similar style to the tutima) . I do not like the seamaster either (maybe the newer once but also not special because a ton of people own it)

My second tip and more impotant one: Please do not get it the wrong way as I am having the same issue picking up my next watch, but collect for yourself and express your own style. If you only consider a watch to be a "serious" collector than thats not an watch enthusiast for me but rather someone that tries to please and impress others and for me that is missing the point. I started considering a rolex watch only because in my office everyone wears one but before I was against the idea of being part of the AD games and showing off something, so I simply decided against it and am looking now for something special that expresses my style.

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jeff92

Check out oris aquis 41.5mm with the 400 calibre (10 years warranty) IMHO thats a collectors watch from an independant house (similar style to the tutima) . I do not like the seamaster either (maybe the newer once but also not special because a ton of people own it)

My second tip and more impotant one: Please do not get it the wrong way as I am having the same issue picking up my next watch, but collect for yourself and express your own style. If you only consider a watch to be a "serious" collector than thats not an watch enthusiast for me but rather someone that tries to please and impress others and for me that is missing the point. I started considering a rolex watch only because in my office everyone wears one but before I was against the idea of being part of the AD games and showing off something, so I simply decided against it and am looking now for something special that expresses my style.

Thanks that makes perfect sense, I was leaning that way but being the weak pathetic creature I am, needed the opinion of someone else who has been in a similar position.

Resale not an issue for me,cheers

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arkwhaler

I have never seen the tutima in the metal. If it calls to you buy it. The seamaster would resale better if that matters.

Thanks for the input, resale not really a consideration for me as I don’t turn over my watches. I guess that’s why I agonise over the decision as I’m a keeper of watches once purchased. Cheers

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Tebby13

Thanks for the input, resale not really a consideration for me as I don’t turn over my watches. I guess that’s why I agonise over the decision as I’m a keeper of watches once purchased. Cheers

I love German watches though. But that will only be appreciated here and likely ignored in the real world. Even more reason to go tutima.

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https://www.definewatches.com.au/shop/tutima-watches/m2-seven-seas-s-black-6156-01/

Never heard of Tutima until this post but looked up & found link.

Looks nice. I’m biased to the Seamaster but sounds like the SM doesn’t appeal to you.

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Based on what you said, DO NOT buy the Seamaster. You should not feel obligated to own anything because it is popular. That is how we end up seeing boxes filled with basic "must haves." Yes, they are basic and popular for a reason (guilty here too), but if didn't do anything for you then, honestly it will not now. I say this as a Seamaster owner, get the Tutima if that is the one you like, it is a far more unique.

New, it looks like M2 Seven Seas S runs about $3100 CAD, likely far less if you can find a used on.

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That’s so true. I was in with my cardiologist yesterday & he had the Seamaster,300m with rose gold trim which he was very proud of & that’s where I tried it on.

I was wearing my Tutima grand flieger chrono which I took off for him to try, he had no idea what it was & had no interest in trying it on😂

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AllTheWatches

Based on what you said, DO NOT buy the Seamaster. You should not feel obligated to own anything because it is popular. That is how we end up seeing boxes filled with basic "must haves." Yes, they are basic and popular for a reason (guilty here too), but if didn't do anything for you then, honestly it will not now. I say this as a Seamaster owner, get the Tutima if that is the one you like, it is a far more unique.

New, it looks like M2 Seven Seas S runs about $3100 CAD, likely far less if you can find a used on.

Clarity, thanks👍

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I have 2 Seamasters and I love them. But they will in no way complete your collection or even enhance it if you really don’t love the watch. I say this all the time - get what speaks to you. You don’t need any specific thing to make your collection whole, other than the watches that you enjoy and want to wear.