I’d argue and say The ETA based cal 1120 is just as good if not better. The AK 47 of movements but more accurate hehe. Mine is running within COSC unserviced for the past 18 years :-)

Jun 11, 2021,04:52 AM

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It’s over..

 By: Echi : June 11th, 2021-04:29
I had fantasized about wearing a sub for the past couple of years. It was an itch that needed to be scratched. One could say that the sub is the porsche 911 of watches. At some point, I would need to experience one. Just as I think that anyone who’s deep ...  

Thanks for sharing your journey. It is enjoyable read.

 By: hoseachandra : June 11th, 2021-04:37
I had SM 2254.50 long-time ago. IMHO the build quality ia excellent, veru comfortable on wrist. Nice alternating brushed and polished finish, way more attractive than Sub. The only thing Sub wins is about the movement. The caliber 1120 in 2254.50 is relia... 

I always turned around the JC. But I wanted to see it in the real life, to be sure. It is an extremely cool watch, with a not less extremely cool reference ( another Triple 6! ).

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-06:00
The dial is very much my taste, and even if it is a t bone steak on the wrist, it reminds me the feeling of the 372 when you wear it. I will get it, one day, for sure. I just have to go forward with all my Alpine modifications, and believe me, that kills ... 

Imagine that. As much as I like the first gen ones, i don’t have it in me to do restorations. Plus I need an auto gearbox 4x4. I don’t mind the last of the line ones. Ah, Tudor.. will get to that one day as well..

 By: Echi : June 11th, 2021-06:20
I’m almost convinced to experience it. But i want to try the 41 to see if it sits high. I dunno why they can’t reduce the height. The ETA ones might be the way to go at 13mm in height.


 By: Echi : June 11th, 2021-06:29

Do you prefer all red?

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-06:45

Yep, totally agree.

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-20:01

Wow amazing story

 By: Cookies : June 11th, 2021-10:11
Watch collecting is about the community. Sometimes we value experiences over keeping the stuff. I think you let is go because of the right reasons, and the experience is priceless. This is a beautiful story!

Thanks for sharing the journey and experience.

 By: Jay (Eire) : June 11th, 2021-12:42
I can share the sentiment that in some (or many) cases the chase is as good as the catch, and sometimes (like in this case) it’s better. For me, I have a Sea-Dweller which was my first Rolex. I find the Subs or the same era (5-digit) always fall short of ... 

I thought about moving up the 5 digit ladder with the SD but resisted the temptation. Not because i already have the 43 but that i think i’ve reached my limit with the 5 digit era..

 By: Echi : June 11th, 2021-12:52
Besides, the date placement on the 16600 is a bit off for me. The only 5 digit i have now is my exp 2. Ah, vintage subs totally different animal! Not sure I can go that route with my penchant for complete sets. Under those circumstances, prices would beco... 

2 liner for me all day long

 By: aperna : June 11th, 2021-18:15
Great read my friend I know the feeling ...  


 By: Drek  : June 12th, 2021-10:42
It was interesting to read your post, I purchased a 14060M 4liner last year, like you it was to scratch an itch. But unlike you it has been my go to watch for the past year and whilst I really considered an SD, I’m really glad I got the sub and for me, th... 

Great sharing

 By: Quan : June 13th, 2021-07:33
of your experience. I have yet to try SD, was offered 2 DRSD a week ago but hesitate and turn it down, I feel that the thickness of SD make me have not own any SD yet. Got myself the modern 14060 and I think it is my least wear subs, I also don't know why... 

Wears small?

 By: Echi : June 13th, 2021-07:47

its thickness

 By: Quan : June 14th, 2021-04:07