What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?

I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac.
Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write.
Next: AP 15300
Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712

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Feb 18, 2017

Currently: black on black Apple Watch 1.

Next/dream watch: Rolex DateJust II two tone Rolesor 36mm, white dial, gold Roman numerals.

Final dream watch: Rolex President gold/ AP Royal oak gold (slim)/ or of course the nautilus.

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Feb 18, 2017

The DJ II only comes in size 41mm and in ss or ss+white gold; I assume you're talking about ref 116233, also one of my favourites (although it has some "daddy money" connotation).

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Feb 18, 2017

Current: Cartier Tank solo ss
Next: Daytona yellow gold and steel, white dial
Dream: Breguet classique with moonphase and power reserve indicator and an AP RO or Nautilus

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Feb 18, 2017

Current: AP Royal Oak Chronograph/Rolex OP 39 are my two most frequently used. Also have Grand Carrera, Breitling and a Submariner.

Next: AP Royal Oak Offshore (black/gold)

Dream: Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar 5140p-013

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Feb 18, 2017

Lol another one of these threads relevant to my interests.

Current: Rolex GMT Master 116713 (Two Tone), Panerai PAM 048, IWC Portofino Chronograph, Girard-Perregaux Richeville

Next: Royal Oak 15202, Rolex Daytona 116508 (YG and Green Dial)

Dream: A Lange Sohne Datograph, A Lange Sohne Zeitwerk, FP Journe Chronometre Bleu, Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6241

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Feb 18, 2017

Watches might be the one thing on which I'm willing to spend money (as opposed to crazy cars or houses).

Current: JLC Master Ultra Thin Small Second (daily use); JLC Master Compressor Chronograph (casual use)

Next: Maybe an IWC Portuguese, Lange & Sohne 1815 Annual Calendar

Dream: a thin Patek with decent complication (e.g. 5270, 5078, 5327), Lange & Sohne Tourbographe "Pour le Merite", some high-end, customized JLC models (I visited their manufacture and they have incredible pieces)

Hard to consider a "regular" watch once you've gotten used to a thin model.

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Feb 20, 2017

Dream: Patek Philippe 5980R-001 Nautilus

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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Feb 20, 2017

Current: seiko 007, citizen economic drive, and orient symphony
Dream: Rolex Date Just or Sub

Feb 22, 2017

I have an eco drive and honestly, I don't know if I will ever need another watch. Other than maybe a timex for hunting. Although, I could eventually justify a Rolex sub.

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Feb 22, 2017

I just like that I don't have to constantly reset it like I have to do with my other automatics if I dont wear it for a little bit

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Feb 22, 2017

Exactly. Just let it get some light.

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Feb 22, 2017

Frankly as a watch enthusiast I have never understood the appeal of Rolex watches, they simply exude all the wrong signals. I'd personally much rather go with A. Lange & Sohne, Vacheron Constantin or Breguet once my budget permits me to, haha.

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Feb 22, 2017

This is generally people's first impression once they really get into watches, but over time your appreciation for how damn perfectly Rolex executes on sport watches will grow. Classic designs and impeccable quality.

With that said, my daily drivers are a Tudor Black Bay Black and an Omega Speedmaster. I also have a Panerai 111, which I am going to sell when I figure out the best medium to do so. It was my first "real" watch purchase (no offense Seiko!) and no longer enjoy wearing it.

Next watch is a Rolex GMT 116710 BLNR and dream watch is AP 15202.

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Feb 22, 2017

I love how incredibly timeless Rolex designs their watches. Quality and finish are absolutely amazing. Somehow, prices seem to be quite robust too. Funny enough my current watch, the Rolex GMT 116710 BLNR, has a market value greater than what I paid for it. Of course, it's not a meaningful return, but it's dissimilar to most other "wearables", which simply depreciate to 0 over time.

In the end, though, I try not to get too carried away with the whole watch thing. There's too much good stuff around to buy, it would drive me crazy.

DYEL

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Feb 22, 2017
Waving Wind:

There's too much good stuff around to buy, it would drive me crazy.

This :(

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

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Feb 23, 2017

I also have a speedmaster and have really liked it. The manual winding gets annoying at times but i guess an automatic movement wouldn't have done much good on the moon

Feb 22, 2017

Rolex, although a great horological brand, appeals to people who know nothing about watches, cause thats what they have heard about

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Feb 23, 2017

Does that matter, though? You said it yourself, it's a great horological brand. It holds value better than any other piece (speaking generally), it has classic designs and a very rich heritage. Also, when it goes back to Switzerland for a polish that thing looks like it just came fresh from the cabinet!

Feb 23, 2017

Totally agree. Its one of the greats in horological history for sure and I love Rolex. I was just pointing out that if someone wanted a nice watch but maybe don't know a ton about watches, they will go for a rolex. Kind of like if you win the lottery you'll go get a Ferrari or something. Whatever, still a sweet company and watch maker.

Feb 25, 2017

Pennsylvania, Switzerland...same thing.

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Feb 24, 2017

Rolex is top quality, but it's popular to the point that it's generic. Every crackhead has a Rolex (or at least a fake one).

And for business purposes, I'd recommend against a "bling" watch.

Patek 5204R on the other hand... 8==D~~

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Feb 22, 2017

Current: Two Seiko 5's and a Swatch.
Dream: AP Royal Oak Offshore and the new Rolex Yachtmaster 40.

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Feb 22, 2017

I'd really like to own an A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst and an A. Lange & Sohne Langematik Perpetual.

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Feb 22, 2017

The love for watches is so fundamentally irrational.

But anyway I would love a limited edition omega speedmaster or a nice Zenith El Primero. Currently on the white-gold datejust and I must say it's gorgeous (the sporty side is lacking though)

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Feb 22, 2017

My father is a Zenith fan and owns an El Primero, beautiful piece!

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Jan 18, 2018

@supervalued @Ruhm"

Great choices gents! I'm a Zenith collector and have various El Primero models and the Cronometro CP-2. The movements are exceptional and thankfully the brand has retained its authenticity and not devolved to consumer demands (big, bulky watches).

Jan 19, 2018

Agreed. A friend of mine was on a consulting project for a, let's say, tier-2 watch company who wanted to revert course from big, bulky watches to their older, "authentic" models. Pretty interesting project and approach.

Feb 22, 2017

saving up my money for an ed hardy watch, those things are sick

"Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad." - Louis Winthorpe III

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Feb 22, 2017
Lizard Brain:

saving up my money for an ed hardy watch, those things are sick

For example? :D

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Feb 22, 2017

I'm particular about this one myself: http://groupon.s3.amazonaws.com/sponsorship-imgs/G...'s-Watch--Silver-Stainless-Steel-Band-White-Dial.jpg

Feb 22, 2017

I rock a Breitling Galactic Unitime; I think it works well dressed up and down. I know the watch snobs shit on Tag Heuer, but I would love to snag their Grand Carrera Calibre 36. An Omega moonphase with a nylon strap is also something I'd like to acquire.

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Feb 22, 2017

I wear a Citizen Eco Drive. Have one with a brown leather strap and one with a silver metal strap.

A Rolex or Omega would be cool, but I don't get the whole jerking off about watches that much. Definitely wouldn't pay for anything more than an Omega or a Rolex. I end up beating the shit out of watches somehow.

Feb 22, 2017

As a genuine question, would be very interested to hear what it is about watches which makes people so willing to spend such large amounts of money on them. Personally I have had an Omega for the last 6 years which cost $3k at the time ($6k now), and don't plan on replacing it. Don't get me wrong, I of course appreciate a Portugese or a Royal Oak, but prices are so high for watches like this that I find it hard to justify having more than one. Am well aware that I am in the minority, but would genuinely be interested to hear what it is about watches that appeals so much to so many people.

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Feb 22, 2017

For many it still represents a status symbol. Others like the engineering part. The whole "a watch is the only jewelry a man should own" argument is genius from a marketing perspective.

Personally, many in my family have worked in watch-making, so that was part of the "education."

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Feb 24, 2017

I definitely see that, but with so many of the brands being part of public companies like Richemont or Swatch, looking at the sheer number of watches sold per quarter makes them less special for me and less willing to spend c.$10k on. I definitely get the jewelry argument, no doubt - I guess my main problem I have is the sheer cost, as especially if you own several of these watches there is a serious opportunity cost there. It's just the sheer number of watches being sold at this price which does personally surprise me.

Interesting - would be very interested to hear your/ your family's view on these mass-produced watch brands like Omega given they have worked in watch making?

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Feb 24, 2017

I'll bite. Interestingly my family has people who worked in the high-end (manufacture) and low-end (say, below 500$ watches) sectors. Overall, I would say the most important aspect is the mechanical mechanism. This is changing somehow with the likes of Swatch offering "cheap" models, but I still consider that the main gap from basic to sophisticated. It also tends to limit how much you can produce, since they are (or at least used to be) more complicated and not really adaptable to mass production. I think I have a rosy view of what is a good or a bad watch. Most firms, even the "prestigious" ones, mass-produce parts if not entire watches. I tend to judge a brand based on their high-end capabilities and trust that this will be reflected in their more affordable models, hence my bias towards JLC.

Another important factor in pricing, which is an important part of who many view the status attached to a watch, is the materials you're using. You can take a relatively shitty watch and make a gold edition which can be mass-produced to a certain extent. That can easily make it cost twice the steel equivalent but, in my opinion, does not make it any better.

Overall, it can be a significant opportunity cost, that's for sure. Then again, everybody has their thing for which they're willing to spend money. Some like cars, some like big numbers on their bank account(s), some like traveling, etc.; others like watches.

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Feb 24, 2017

All interesting points. Thanks a lot.

Feb 24, 2017

My pleasure ;)

Jul 11, 2017

Same reason people spend large amounts of money on cars. Would you rather drive a toyota camry or g series?They both get you from point A to point B. Would you rather wear a timex or rolex? They both tell time.

Feb 22, 2017

none & none.

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Feb 22, 2017

Currently - Two $10 dollar watches from Walmart that most people think are expensive ones.

I got a free Citizen Eco Drive ($600) as a gift, that I leave in a glass box in my room. I like how it looks, but don't see myself wearing it. This is probably the most expensive thing I own right now, too.

Feb 22, 2017

OP, if you are indeed a student as your profile says, how the hell do you afford having 2 rolexes?

Feb 22, 2017
thebrofessor:

OP, if you are indeed a student as your profile says, how the hell do you afford having 2 rolexes?

Nice question! I inherited the watch passion from my father, I started with a Rolex AirKing (about 1700EU) gave me from it for my 18, then I started to make deal/swap with collector and dealer of the country, buying and selling it with my little savings (arrived from intern works or public relations). Watches is my passion, turned into a little business. :-)

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Jun 5, 2017

There are quite a few college kids (rich daddies) at my uni with rolexes, you would be surprised. I am not that blessed though haha

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Feb 22, 2017

My phone has a time keeping feature

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Feb 22, 2017

I currently don't wear a watch, but I have my eyes set on an Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph, steel with navy leather strap. My plan is to buy one when I have my first child and have it be an heirloom to pass down. If I have more than 1 kid, each will get a watch that I buy when they are born.

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Feb 22, 2017

Sounds good. Especially with the navy leather strap

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Omega Speedmaster 145.022 (1969)
Next: Rolex Sea-Dweller (c. 1970's)
Dream: Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel (just need to come up with $11MM+)

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Feb 22, 2017

That Patek is beautiful. A friend of mine is super into watches and interned for some watch magazine at the time of the auction. He could only talk about that during the following two weeks.

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Apple watch 1

Dream/next: whichever apple watch will have a cell connection so I can run without my phone. Other than the apple watch, I don't really care about watches.

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek

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Feb 22, 2017

Once you calibrate the watch by running with both, the distance tracking isn't terrible and the storage on the watch is more than enough for a lengthy running playlist. I checked mine while running on a trail with markers every 1/10th of a mile and it was dead on, but it probably depends on how consistent your stride is too.

Feb 22, 2017

Yeah but I use Strava, so the GPS tracking is necessary. Yes, the new one has that, but I don't want to upgrade just for that. Plus, my runs are generally 45 minutes. I'd like for people to be able to contact me during them (and vice versa, if there's an emergency).

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 8
Next: Nomos Metro datum gangreserve
Dream: Glashutte Original Panomatic lunar

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Rolex - Datejust (SS, fluted, silver face) and A. Lange & Sohne - Saxonia
Next: Rolex - Daytona (2016 model with white face/black ceramic bezel). Almost my turn on the waitlist for this one
Dream: A. Lange & Sohne - Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar "Terraluna" or Patek Philippe - Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar

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Feb 27, 2017

Very solid choices. minor correction: a fluted bezel on a Rolex means it's gold, so your DJ is most likely SS+white gold. Which size is yours?

Feb 27, 2017

Yes, that's correct. My DJ is 36mm.

Very happy with it as my "everyday" watch while I keep my my Saxonia reserved for more formal outfits and special occasions.

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Tag Heuer aqua racer. Bought it in the fall of my junior year in college.

Next: Rolex submariner

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Feb 22, 2017

Current: 1955 Omega Seamaster
Next: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 or Calibre 1887
Dream: No specific model. Just keep adding nice, classically styled time pieces from Piaget, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, Bell & Ross, IWC, Patek, etc.

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Feb 22, 2017

Current: Citizen Men's JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch
Dream: Swatch

Feb 22, 2017

Omega sea master right now. Speedy every other week. I have a constellation that I don't wear often. Bought a watch in Iceland that I love. Very classy and understated.

Future purchases.

Jaeger LeCoultre reverso and a gold datejust

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Feb 22, 2017

Current: Tag Heuer CV2014
Next: dont really see a need to change from the current watch
Dream: Rolex Cellini Time

"What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history."

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Daniel Wellington (cheap and gets a surprising amount of compliments)
Next: Rolex Explorer II
Dream: Not sure yet. Probably a Patek Philippe Grand Complications model

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Feb 22, 2017

Current: Apple watch 1 (daily), Rado Centrix rose gold (casual)
Next: Rolex Daytona / Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Blue / Cartier Calibre De Automatic
Dream: Rolex Submariner White Gold Blue Dial or AP Royal Oak

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Orient Bambino 3

Dream Watch: Another Orient Bambino when this one breaks?

Watches are purely aesthetic to me because we are surrounded by clocks on phones, walls, and computers. I see why some people enjoy watches but there is no utility in expensive watches for me.

Feb 22, 2017

Currently have a Fitbit charge 2. Would love to get into watches later on when my budget would allow me to!

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono
Next: Rolex GMT Master ii Batman

Dream: Audemars Pigeut skeleton tourbillon

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-axial & Seiko SKX007
Next: IWC Big Pilot ref. 5009
Dream: Vacheron Constantin Overseas 4300V & AP Royal Oak 25960BC with the salmon dial

Feb 22, 2017

Hey how do you like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra? I really like the look of that watch and have considered purchasing it several times.

Feb 23, 2017

I really like it. It was the first "real" watch I owned so there's some sentimental value attached to it. It's a nice change of pace to go from my speedy to a smaller watch like the aqua terra.

Feb 22, 2017

Current: I guess I'm living your dream (or something closely related) as I wear a Nautilus, however not the exact same model. Here it is:

Edit: Damn can't get the image to show up properly, what's the deal here. Anyone?

http://imgur.com/mTbB8HU
Dream Watch: Patek Phillipe Sky Moon

Feb 22, 2017

Current: Christopher Ward Moon Phase
Dream: Anderson Geneve Tempus Terrae

Feb 22, 2017

That Anderson is a super cool looking watch.

Feb 22, 2017

Love the topic. Actually in the market for my first

Currently I am rocking a burberry but want to move into the 1500-3000 range watch. If anyone has any suggestions for the first major watch purchase I would appreciate it.

Been looking at Frederique Constants and used Roleys but would love any input.

For what it's worth the AP has always been the dream watch.

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Feb 22, 2017

I would go with FC over Rolex unless you're lucky enough to find a vintage model in that range. Otherwise I have seen some nice Longines models at a relatively okay price. Montblanc has some interesting models, too. 3000 puts you close to the more affordable Zenith and Omega models. One big questions is whether you're looking for a "sports" model or a "dress" watch.

Feb 23, 2017

I own a FC with 303 movement (non in house) but one thing to keep in mind is that the company has been bought by Citizen.

Looking at Jaeger Le Coultre Master Ultra Thin or IWC Portofino as a dress watch upgrade. As a sports watch upgrade I'd pick a simple Omega Seamaster as worn by James Bond played by Daniel Craig and Prince William.

Dreamwatch: AP, Lange & Sohne, Patek, Breguet, Vacheron Constatin. Pretty much anything except for Hublot

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Feb 23, 2017

Having a JLC Master Ultra Thin I can only recommend it. The Perpetual Calendar model is really, really nice.

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Feb 24, 2017

How do you like your FC? I am looking at the moonphase (non in house) movement for a very reasonable 1500. Been looking hard at the Omega's just having a hard time finding an affordable style I actually like.

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the impact Citizen will have, after buying FC, on the brand/watches.

Agreed on anything other than Hublot, I think Breguets are absolutely beautiful just not something I would buy till I was 50 haha I think an AP at an earlier age would be really sick.

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Feb 24, 2017

I do like the FC especially compared to the alternatives in that price range. I have the Breguet hommage design with the Breguet guilloche.

Feb 23, 2017
MandACuler:

Love the topic. Actually in the market for my first

Currently I am rocking a burberry but want to move into the 1500-3000 range watch. If anyone has any suggestions for the first major watch purchase I would appreciate it.

Been looking at Frederique Constants and used Roleys but would love any input.

For what it's worth the AP has always been the dream watch.

For that range I suggest you an Omega Speedmaster, or a Rolex Datejust (plexi) or a Pam001 :-)

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Feb 22, 2017

Current - Tissot T-Tempo (entry level swiss automatic)
Next - Rolex Turn-O-graph (the remodel)

About the turn-o-graph: https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-blog/rolex-news/...

Feb 22, 2017

How much did you pay for the Rolex

Feb 23, 2017

Well, actually, that's none of your business. But I can assure you, it certainly wasn't cheap.

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Feb 22, 2017

Not really into watches and not sure i'd ever drop serious money on one but:

Dream: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph- yellow gold band, blue dial or Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chronograph Ceragold (red gold on leather strap)

Also kind of like Urwerk's stuff as well even if it can be a bit weird.

Feb 27, 2017
Plainview:

Also kind of like Urwerk's stuff as well even if it can be a bit weird.

Same here. I probably would not buy or wear one, but at least they are innovating and not afraid to go in their own direction.

Feb 23, 2017

A colleague of mine in banking once said that a good watch can change your life, as he said this I paused and was speechless for a little while. I only wish I wasn't such a sissy because I find them annoying to wear.

Feb 23, 2017

Current: Skx009, Omega Speedmaster - FoIS

Frankly with these two workhorses, I'm done :)

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Feb 23, 2017

Gotta love the skx007/009's. They are seriously the ultimate beater watch.

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Feb 25, 2017

Love my SK009 Pepsi! My weekend watch as well.

Daily Driver: Seiko SNKE01K "Poor Man'a Grand Seiko". Sporty and elegant enough for professional and causal use at 37mm. People have mistaken it for a Rolex lol. I work in a healthcare environment in corporate finance, so don't want to be too flashy since it gives a bad vibe.

Weekender: Seiko SK009 (switched to a custom GMT band instead of the stock Jubillee). Hamilton Khaki Quartz with NATO strap.

Dress: Bucherer. Not sure of the model, passed down from my father. Also simple and elegant at 36mm.

Dream collection: Want to add the Omega Speedy Pro, Rolex GMT II, and Cartier Tank.

Feb 23, 2017

Seriously you guys must be all rich bankers. Talking about owning multiples rollies, lol!

Feb 23, 2017

probably that watch with the planets in it i think its called an omega , or a hublot

Feb 23, 2017

Current: Rolex GMT 116710LN , Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, Longines HydroConquest
Next: JLC Reverso 976 or 986, Oris Aquis Date ceramic bezel
Dream: Constantly changing, but currently Patek 5960 in platinum

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Jun 4, 2017

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Feb 23, 2017

Rolex is a bit tacky for me, IMO. If you work on the street, everyone has it. Hell the guy next to me on my desk has one. I went with something different, an IWC Portuguese.

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Feb 24, 2017

Exactly. Watches are a status symbol. With a Rolex you're just like everybody else.

Rolex = 5" cock
Vacheron Constantin = 7" cock
A. Lange & Sohne = 8" cock
Patek = 10" cock
Patek Grandmaster Chime = 12" BBC

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Feb 23, 2017

Current: Rotation of an Omega Speedmaster Reduced Date(SS, including bezel - Reverse Panda that was a Japan exclusive actually), Rolex Yachtmaster 1 (Two-tone Rolesor with the blue dial), and a Calibre de Cartier (Smooth Bezel with black dial - on a black strap).

All bought second-hand.

Next: Realistically, a Hulk Submariner. If life goes my way, perhaps a vintage 36 President. If life goes to shit, perhaps a Navitimer (although that thing is too damn big for my tiny wrists). Whatever it is, it'll also be bought second-hand.

Dream: Solid Rose Gold AP RO

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Feb 24, 2017

I've been in the business too long to regard the watch as a status symbol. More accurately, it reflects my own regard for my level of professonalism and recognition of quality. What others may think is of little consequence. That being said, I wear a vintage Rolex Submariner (40 yrs. old, no date) and a Rolex oyster of similar age, very simple, 18 ct yellow gold, alligator strap. Also wear a DOXA SUB 750T with the COSC certified movement and orange face. The thing can really take punishment. My grail watch - maybe a Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royale 1907 or an A. Lange & Sohne 1815. The Patek Calatrava is appealing in its simplicity, but it is a bit too small for my taste.

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Feb 24, 2017
NoSurprises:

I've been in the business too long to regard the watch as a status symbol. More accurately, it reflects my own regard for my level of professonalism and recognition of quality. What others may think is of little consequence. That being said, I wear a vintage Rolex Submariner (40 yrs. old, no date) and a Rolex oyster of similar age, very simple, 18 ct yellow gold, alligator strap. Also wear a DOXA SUB 750T with the COSC certified movement and orange face. The thing can really take punishment. My grail watch - maybe a Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royale 1907 or an A. Lange & Sohne 1815. The Patek Calatrava is appealing in its simplicity, but it is a bit too small for my taste.

Amazing, the sub is the 5513? I had it before the 1675, meter first gilt dial. Stunning! Great taste :D

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Feb 24, 2017

Current: Grandfather's Omega Seamaster
Dream: A. Lange & Sohne 1815, Greubel Forsey Vision, Patek Phillipe Calatrava. Would also love to own a one of a kind watch like a Philippe Dufour.

Feb 24, 2017

I'm surprised no one said anything about Shinola so far, not a watch geek but i have a leather Canfield and i love it. 'Gotta love the Detroit aspect and the story (even if it's a manufactured one), as well as the witty comeback if an older person ever says you don't know "shit from..."

Feb 24, 2017

Inherited my father's Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung. Only wear it for more formal events (black tie party, important meetings).
Day to day no watch.

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Feb 24, 2017
Chapel15:

Inherited my father's Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung. Only wear it for more formal events (black tie party, important meetings).Day to day no watch.

I love it! Amazing watch! Congrats

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Feb 24, 2017

I rotate between 3; an old-ish Tissot chronograph my dad gave me, a Seiko 5 my mum bought me (I absolutely love it) and an SKX007 I bought for myself after the first year of university.

I have a dream collection of about 7 watches:
Rolex Daytona (white face)
Rolex Day Date Platinum
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Patek Phillipe Perpetual Calendar Chrono (Ref 5270)
Cartier Santos
Seiko GS (62GS)
JLC Master Moonphase

I'd love to own a grand master chime but it seems impractical (and stupendously expensive...)

Feb 24, 2017

Dream: Any of the Arnold and Son models are ridiculous

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Feb 24, 2017

Current: Bulova Accutron Corvara 65B141
Next: TBD

Should clarify that before getting it as a gift, I had no habit of even wearing a watch, so I'm completely illiterate on the manner and will have to do some serious research when the time comes.

Feb 24, 2017

The crown on my Tag diver broke so...

Current: Casio F-91W
Dream: Rolex Daytona

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Apr 12, 2017

SB'd for the Casio

Feb 25, 2017

From Detroit, have a Shinola Runwell currently. Dream watch is an 80's Rolex Datejust like you would expect guys like Gekko or Gutfreund to wear. Something real go to hell.

Feb 25, 2017

Love the looks of IWC Portuguese and most NOMOS, but god damn those things are expensive.

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Feb 26, 2017

I'm amazed I only saw blanc mentioned once, would have thought they had more presence at their price.

Mar 20, 2017

@BullRunKid It's due to the price point that few people have mentioned it - it's achievable for a lot of people, and most people dream bigger than that.

Mar 26, 2017

True, I completely blanked on the point of this thread. Not huge on the brand myself, altho I do favor a few of the fifty pieces...

Feb 26, 2017

Not a watch connoisseur...

Current: Omega - Speedmaster Pro
Next: maybe a IWC Portugieser / Hublot Big Bang / Panerai Luminor
Dream: A. Lange & Sohne - 1 Time Zone Silver Dial Mechanical / IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Blue Dial

Feb 26, 2017

Current: Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Next: Patek Philippe - Calatrava 5227J-001

Feb 26, 2017

Honest question: I'm in business school starting as an MBB Associate shortly, is wearing a Movado Museum Stainless going to get me laughed at? I know they're not exclusive but I dig the look.

I honestly don't care for some of the super swanky Patek Phillipe's but looking through this thread I like the A. Lange & Sohne a lot, I prefer simplicity.

Feb 26, 2017

If you like it keep it - if someone laughs at you because of your watch, he is a real dbag

FYI - Lloyds Blankfein rocks a Swatch

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Feb 27, 2017

Perfectly fine watch. I just would not recommend trying to be the flamboyant guy in the office with $4K+ bespoke suits, etc. Then you would have a really weird clash.

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Mar 2, 2017

Ha, I'll never be that guy. That would look very out of place in the Southern office. Thanks for the input!

Feb 26, 2017

Current: Omega Seamaster (Got it in 2009)
Dream: TBH, I love my Seamaster, doubt I would change it, but if I was really pushed maybe a Rolex Day Date Platinum

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Feb 26, 2017

Currently: 1988 Omega Seamaster Professional 200m (Pre Bond)

Once I finish college and my budget permits:
A Panerai Luminor 1950 Chronograph please.....