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  1. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    So I am thinking that 2013 might be the year I try to snag my first watch. For my collection I would prefer an older one to go with my Cannon stuff but from an investment standpoint I am looking at a couple current models.

    The older ones would have to some from an individual obviously as none are around in stores. The current ones I can get directly from Oakley though.

    I have narrowed it down to a couple models and colors. The Hollow Point in orange or the Time Tank in titanium / yellow.

    Now keep in mind I wont ever wear these as I done wear a watch anyway, just to display as part of the collection.

    Thoughts? Ideas? Pros? Cons? Different colors?
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    why not the first watch ever made? the Time Bomb is the flagship of the oakley watch. The TB2 as the modern, avant garde piece, and the minute machine as the best design.

    but since you dont wear it, the TB2 is too much money to waste. TB1 would be awesome. cannon red or cannon yellow version, Xmetal casing. classic, perfect.
     
  3. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    If you aren't going to wear it I agree that you should start at the beginning and go with the OG Timebomb.
     
  4. FearGearGarage

    FearGearGarage Oakley Collector

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    As you said yourself, go with the older stuff (TB) in the Cannon style... I think you answered your own question but then kept thinking about it too much...
     
  5. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Well yes, thats what i want but I can pick the current stuff up at a good price. Unless I run across a killer deal on the TB, Im gonna have to pay full market value, the current models, I dont.
     
  6. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    But when you think that "market value" when it was released was $2K+, you're getting an amazing deal!
     
  7. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    The HP and MM are more wearing watches. The TB is really a display watch. But if you were so inclined, the MM presents nicer. More old school styling. The hollowpoint is more geared toward the new stuff's design language
     
  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    If you are only going to use it as a display piece, obviously you have to get the Time Bomb........but I'm thinking pick up the MM Diamond Dial as it shows very nicely on display, especially if you managed to have it lit properly, then pick up the yellow face to go with it.

    If you get enough of a good deal on the hollowpoint I'd recommend getting the orange face AND the red face and put them together just because it'd look cool.