Been thinking of finally trying a Pelagos

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Been thinking of finally trying a Pelagos

Post by sierra11b » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:38 am

I love my IWC XVIII but feel it may be time for a change and selling it would put me into Tudor budget.

I’ve only ever handled a Pelagos once and it was for a couple minutes at port on a cruise. It was a 2-liner and all I remember was how cool it was.

That being said I kinda like the new in-house versions and don’t think my handling of a two liner five years ago won’t come with any bias in it being slightly thicker. I don’t mind the wall of text and think that’ll be negligible anyway in the flesh.

I kinda like the blue one. :think:

I remember the initial reaction here was negative but have people come around to the blue? I have no way of trying one on.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 am

The blue still sucks.
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Post by Panerai7 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:02 am

I'd stay away from the blue and yellow teeth models.

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Post by logan2z » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:04 am

I'd give Shreve in SF a call. It's been a while since I've been there but the last time I was they had a NOS two-liner in the case.

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Post by Joeprez » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 am

If you want a blue, Ti diver, go with the Sinn T1 or T2. Pelagos only works in black.


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Been thinking of finally trying a Pelagos

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:07 am

I actually like the blue in person. My buddy has one and I think it’s great.

If it’s your main/only watch then definitely black.

Not sure if it’s a normal thing but last weekend I was considering a new in-house myself, but found all the hands moved when I went to adjust the minute hand. Now I’ve seen this happen where an hour hand can jiggle a bit when moving the minute hand, but even the seconds hand did it. All three watches I checked did this.

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Post by r.palace » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 am

CGSshorty wrote:The blue still sucks.
Yup. As does the LHD.

2 liner will always be the best one but wall o’ text black over the other two if you want the in-house
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Post by rockmastermike » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 am

Joeprez wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 am
If you want a blue, Ti diver, go with the Sinn T1 or T2. Pelagos only works in black.


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Post by sierra11b » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:19 am

I'm certainly not against the black. Can't go wrong with it vs. the blue.

Not a fan of the T1 or T2 design but love the blue. Wish it was the blue used for Tudor.

Now I just have to push myself enough to list the IWC. Again.

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My collection after selling the XVIII would be:

Dornbluth 99.1 (silver, blue numerals)
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1000m Golden Tuna
Blue dial Nighthawk

Speedy covers the black dial for sure. Damn I wish I could see the blue in person.

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Post by Rackness » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:11 am

The blue one imho would be better if it was a little darker. I thought I hated the LHD until I saw it in person. Looked at all 4(the two liner was in the estate case) and walked out with the LHD. If you can get to an AD to see them in person. That way you will know for sure.

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Post by Nellipj » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:24 am

The blue dial looks much better in person, that being said the black 2 liner is the way to go. #BWITW


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Post by matt.wu » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:46 am

Two liner!

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Post by dnslater » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:06 am

I wore a black two liner nearly every day for a year. I feel like if it was a hair thinner it would be the perfect watch.

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Post by dukerules » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:21 am

dnslater wrote:I wore a black two liner nearly every day for a year. I feel like if it was a hair thinner it would be the perfect watch.
Totally agree with this.

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Post by sierra11b » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:27 am

dnslater wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:06 am
I wore a black two liner nearly every day for a year. I feel like if it was a hair thinner it would be the perfect watch.
Been wearing the XVIII for nearly three years in rotation with it getting the most time and I really think it is the perfect watch.

It's got dings and a couple rubs but for the most part it's still in great condition as I treat my watches well wearing a beater if I know the day calls for it.

If this were to happen it would need to be a trade because I'd likely take a bath on it even with my IWC deployant and 20mm IWC Nato Buckle currently on an OD Toxic. Plus it might be an easier pitch as you're trading one fantastically engineered bracelet for another.

Maybe I could WU-it-out on a Nato (Milgauss White) and sell the hardware a la carte? Would probably net more that way knowing the bracelet/deployant would sell for $650/$180 with the IWC nato buckle to go with the watch for an easier to swallow price for that Nato lover.

Anyone want to trade for a week or so? :lol:

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Been thinking of finally trying a Pelagos

Post by PGERRITY » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:33 am

I’ve had the 2 liner, the LHD and I wore the blue for a bit. The 2 liner IMHO is the best version, and the lume is tops. Lumed bezel is amazing. The blue is so much better in person, but definitely not as versatile as the black. The black in-house is just too busy on the dial. Still great though. Bottom line, no matter what, you’re getting an amazing watch, no matter which you go with.


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Post by Seppia » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:25 pm

I opened this thread hoping the OP was Brice :shifty:

Love the pelagos, would have to be a couple mm smaller and a couple mm thinner for me

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Post by ericf4 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Never had one but the LHD appeals to me the most.

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Post by 1954Selmer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:33 pm

To me, the lines don't make a fish egg difference.. The black is ok and blue reminds me of a Bud Light can..
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Post by gamecock111 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:08 pm

I kind of the feel the same way about the movement. I do know that I have never look at my 2 liner and think about the movement

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Post by BacoNoir » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:11 pm

I’d go two liner with the ETA movement for rarity and cheaper service cost.
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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:19 pm

Pelagos FTW!

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Post by TSD » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:27 pm

ericf4 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Never had one but the LHD appeals to me the most.
Did you see one in person yet? The vintage lume turns me off.

I’ve always liked Ralph’s two liner. Eyeballing it, the two liner wears the same as the SD43, just lighter :thumbsup:

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Been thinking of finally trying a Pelagos

Post by Chocodove » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:34 pm

I’m in the camp of actually liking the blue. As said, it’s much better in person IMO and I’ve thought about getting one many times. However, I think if I had your collection I’d go for the classic black. It’s just so much more versatile.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:11 pm

I want one
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