Yachtmaster or Submariner

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ryanduffy199
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Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by ryanduffy199 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:47 am

Hi guys,

I'm after a bit of advice please, mainly because I can't decide between the Yachtmaster or the Submariner.

Both are quite different in their design, with both the bracelet and the face - and I really can't decide which one I prefer. Even though I'm going to be getting it second-hand from some random jewelry store rather than going direct, I still can't afford the luxury of buying both, so I need to choose which one I want.

More than likely, I will only wear the watch on special occasions (weddings, parties etc.) so I want something which is a bit more luxurious, and that's where the Yachtmaster stands out to me a bit more, but it obviously costs more, and something about the black face on the Submariner makes it seem sleeker and makes me think it would look better with a suit.

So, has anyone bought one of the watches themselves or even has both so knows what looks best with a smarter outfit or just simply which one they prefer?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by mikeylacroix » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:53 am

I have both. Different beasts IMO. ImageImage

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by jimyritz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:53 am

Both would work.....

Any thought on doing a datejust 41...like this:

https://www.rolex.com/watches/baselworl ... -0001.html

Good luck..

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by BacoNoir » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:01 am

I'm a huge fan of the silver dial YM. Very classy watch.
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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by BBK357 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:56 am

If only wearing sparingly I would go YM. Different and I love the blue dial. If it's a daily- I'd go sub.


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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by Seppia » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:41 am

If you're looking for a dress watch, I would say neither honestly.
One of the new colorful Oyster Perpetual would in my opinion be a better dressy Watch that can be also worn with jeans and shorts.

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:11 am

39mm rhodium OP is better option. It's casual, but will dress up nicely.

If I went YM, I'd still do rhodium dial. I'll buy one eventually.

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:01 am

I've had a Yachtmaster and a few different subs - both are great in their own way and really two different animals. Both can be dressed up or down with bracelets or straps. I agree that the Sub would be better for daily and the YM for other times, if for nothing else the PCLs on the YM get marked up with daily wear....but you can wear a strap with it if you prefer. On the other hand the Sub is ubiquitous and the YM not seen as often

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by greenlightning » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:56 pm

I have both and echo what others have said. If it were gonna be daily wear, sub. For special occasions, ym.

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Re: Yachtmaster or Submariner

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:23 pm

greenlightning wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:56 pm
I have both and echo what others have said. If it were gonna be daily wear, sub. For special occasions, ym.

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Or..get YM, brush bracelet and de-cyclops it.

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