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Opinion on various brands

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Which brand do you prefer?

Eterna
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Oris
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Raymond Weil
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Frederique Constant
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Other
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Opinion on various brands

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:29 pm

So was in the mood to start a poll.

These are brands that I don't own, but always looking at.
- Oris
- Eterna
- Frederique Constant
- Raymond Weil

And to give more context, I prefer the 40mm or smaller dress style watches from these guys.

General examples like:

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So curious to get the opinions from the community, especially those that have a first hand experience as owners.

If I had to get something from just one brand, which brand?
Or is there another brand that I'm overlooking entirely?
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Re: Opinion on various brands

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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:00 pm

I don't have experience with all these brands, so I think it's unfair to cast a vote.

I have one small FC and several auto and quartz RWs, which I love mightily. I would add Maurice Lacroix to the mix.

That Eterna is really nice--BUT the Oris just knocks my socks off (what model is it?)
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Re: Opinion on various brands

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Post by 59yukon01 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:24 pm

I don't have any experience with any of them, but can say I've not seen anything from those brands that ever interested me.

I remember a few years ago when the Oris Heritage 65 was real popular. I tried one on at a local dealer. I was extremely unimpressed and remember thinking to myself I wouldn't have traded one of my Seikos even for it.
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Re: Opinion on various brands

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:25 pm

Thanks for the feedback @The Sultan of SoWhat.

I am familiar with ML, as I own an Aikon quartz. And bought a Pontos Reserve de Marche that I didn't care for IRL, but got it through ToM so stuck with it for now.
Good suggestion though

I just picked a random Oris Artelier model on a Google image search.
That one was from Joma

https://www.jomashop.com/oris-watch-01- ... -65fc.html
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Bricks and mortar get my licks just for kicks
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