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  1. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    I am torn between a Gearbox with a titanium bracelet and a half carbon/black face.....that, or a Minute Machine of some sort. I like the ones with blue dials...but they seem to ask for a lot more than the black faced or silver faced versions. These are about the same price (color dials are a bit more). So if you had to pick between the Gearbox I mentioned above with the titanium bracelet, or a MM of some sort....what way would you go with??

    I'm curious as to what you guys might think... (titanium band would fit great with my X-Metal glass frames)


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  3. mongoose_09

    mongoose_09 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Both are cool watches. But if I would have to pick between the two, I would choose the Minute Machine just because it screams Oakley. Good luck with your choice.
     
  4. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    MM all the way
     
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  5. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    You are such a riot!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Minute machine is also a titanium bracelet. I have owned both, and got rid of the ti gearbox because the bracelet felt cheap to me. MM is a 13 jewel Rhonda movement as well, superior to the gearbox.
     
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  7. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    It's a tough call...for cosmetics alone. I have other watches with automatic movement that are far superior to both. I just thought the Gearbox looked very different compared to most other watches out there, but as for it's movement and function...the MM is a better made watch for sure. I'll keep my eye open for a blue dial titanium link MM...those look sweet. But noticed that the blue dials are worth about $6-700 more than the black or silver dials. Hmmm...again, if I purchased one....it would be for cosmetic purposes. I collect high end watches like GP, Chopard, Rolex, etc. Just looking for something different, and since Oakley is going to stop making them...figured I'd grab one.
     
  8. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Minute Machine all the way for me.....

    Don't try to compare Oakley watches with brands such as Rolex or else you'll end up disappointed!
     
  9. Oakley for life

    Oakley for life Oakley Collector

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    I would go with the MM!
     
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  10. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    No....not comparing them at all. That's why I said just for cosmetics. Looking for a much less expensive time piece for every day use. Currently use a Citizen, but would like an Oakley because I'm such a fan of their eyewear and since they are going out of production. Whatever I get, I'm definitely getting the brushed titanium bracelet. I like the look...