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Ares Auto GMT

Post by Chocodove » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:48 pm

Looks like it will up for preorder on Friday. Anyone have info (specs? price?)? Haven’t received any emails with details...

Love my OG version and this looks great IMO.

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Post by nweash » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:58 pm

ARES modified ETA 2893-2

That’s what I got via email from Matt. Don’t know much else. I assumed same specs as the diver 1

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Post by manitoujoe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:07 pm

Looks good!


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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:29 pm

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:28 pm

If only there was an Ares forum where we could get updates on new releases and stuff.
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Post by jeckyll » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:09 pm

CGSshorty wrote:If only there was an Ares forum where we could get updates on new releases and stuff.
Oh snap!

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Post by mellonb1 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:10 pm

Posted back in June on IG. I'm all in on this one. Matt builds a solid watch. Can't wait!

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Post by abuemily » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 am

Thought it was going to be another quartz, but if it’s an auto I’m probably in. I dig my Diver-1, but really do prefer auto.


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Post by nweash » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:46 pm

You didn’t get this from me...

https://areswatches.com/shop/gmt

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Post by Chocodove » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:53 pm

Yep, just got the email as well. Love it but can’t swing the price at the moment.
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Post by tmw » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:08 pm

I’m in.

Been waiting to try ares. Been excited about this one for a while.
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Post by Axelay2003 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:15 pm

Man, that’s rich in many ways.
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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:02 pm

They are up for preorder!

https://areswatches.com/shop/gmt
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:22 pm

$2000??
Damn
I’ll try the $600 quartz


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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:35 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:22 pm
$2000??
Damn
I’ll try the $600 quartz


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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:56 pm

Wait…… We all had first dibs?

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Post by mellonb1 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:48 pm

Thought that this one would land around 1k. Not sure I can go 2k :think:

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Post by gonzomantis » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 pm

I wish Matt and Ares the best of luck, but this one doesn't do anything for me. :shrug:

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Post by BBK357 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:21 pm

mellonb1 wrote:Thought that this one would land around 1k. Not sure I can go 2k :think:

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Post by abuemily » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 pm

Got the email, saw the price, I’m out. I understand what he is trying to do, but just way more than I anticipated. I wish him luck and am reasonably sure 50 will go.
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Post by matt.wu » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:56 pm

Yeah. The quartz price was already tough for me, but I like supporting a friend. This one is probably too much for me to spring for.
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Post by Ryeguy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:23 am

abuemily wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Got the email, saw the price, I’m out. I understand what he is trying to do, but just way more than I anticipated. I wish him luck and am reasonably sure 50 will go.
I agree with you, Michael.

I enjoy my Ares 1 Quartz and like the looks of this one (dual time zone plus timing bezel), but at $2K, you are in Oris, Longines, and Bell and Ross territory, all with the same movement.

If this was priced more in alignment with the Farer Lander II (another good looking, albeit less tactical-looking 2893-2 GMT watch) at about $1,400, I'd be a buyer.

I wish Matt the best of luck and nothing but success.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:32 am

I wish Matt great success, but at $2k there are so many other watches I'd rather buy (and I can't afford those either, right now :shrug: ).
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Re: Ares Auto GMT

Post by deepcdvr » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:10 am

Ah the difference to me between 1500-1600 or 2K is negligible. I’ve had several sinns around that price and when I needed service, it was a bit of a pain. With Matt’s GMT you get (what I consider) a bad a$$ piece and most likely incredible service.

As to this particular watch, for those of us that travel a lot, multiple time zones are truly appreciated. The size of the watch, at 42 is perfect and the lume will be spectacular. Win win

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I just went on recon and saw what was out there for around 2K and the best thing I found was a 10 year old 2254 lol. Plus Matt’s good people and I want to help him succeed - money well spent, IMO.

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