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    The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    I recently purchased a PO and I love it. Now I’m thinking about getting two other watches. I think I have come up with the perfect 3 watch rotation. Planet ocean, IWC Mark XVI, and a Rolex Explorer I. That covers all bases: sea, air, and land! Just wondering what everyone’s thoughts were. If you could only have 3 watches what would they be? I’m not interested in flipping my watches so whatever I buy I plan on sticking with indefinitely. Also, I would be interested in other brands that less common than Omega, IWC and Rolex.
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    Three watches?

    Aqua Terra, Planet Ocean, Speedmaster. Dress/casual, sports water resistant, sports chronograph.

    I think you're missing a chronograph in your rotation in order to make it "perfect".
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    well if we're talking land, sea, and air, I would probably go: Tag Heuer Carrera, Planet Ocean, Breitling Sky Racer

    Actually for Sea I might choose the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club, making all 3 chronographs. but that would mean bumping the PO :(
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    Opening up a fun can of worms here - but may I suggest that one should also have a vintage in their lineup!
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    Only THREE watches???? What will you wear for the other 27 days of the month?
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    The Rolex and the IWC are just too similar. If you are going with a modern Explorer that covers dress/tool better than the IWC and is a more interesting watch in a number of ways. The obvious hole is a chronograph and the obvious chronograph is a Speedmaster Pro. Get an early one and that ticks the vintage box too. Easy.

    Moving to left field, Forget about the IWC and the Explorer and look at the watches that they are a homage to: the WWW military watches of the second world war. What about a High end thermocompensated Quartz? Seiko Grand or Citizen Chronomaster are the obvious candidates. Alternatively What about the sisties Omega Dynamics? chunky, funky ovoids with a choice of legendary movements? Get a cheap vintage like the Dynamic or one of the less well known (but equally good) WWW and you could get something really special like the Breguet XX...
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    I've been thinking about this very subject lately, and here's my perfect trio:

    1. Daily all-arounder: Speedmaster pro
    2. Dressy, special occasion: JLC Reverso (new tribute to 1931 model)
    3. Travel, beach beater: seiko sumo

    The only really useful thing I'm missing is a GMT function.
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Only THREE watches???? What will you wear for the other 27 days of the month?
    +1

    I have 3 watches currently, and I don't think they cover all the bases. But I also don't think any 3 watches could cover all the bases. It's the beauty of WISness and watch collecting
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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    3 nice watches? This is my choice and I'm smitten with it.



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    Who am I kidding, 3 is totally unreasonable

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    Re: The Perfect 3 Watch Rotation

    My 3 would be:

    Everyday wear to white collar job dress sport: Railmaster on leather. Mine looks like this one.



    Water / adventure: Seamaster on NATO. Wrist shot of my 2254 auto:



    Passion: 105.003 Speedy on JB Champion bracelet



    And one Casio, Marathon Nav II, or other beater watch.

    I recently sold my 14060M Sub and a Moon to Mars Speedy and don't miss them. We'll see how much closer we can get to this "ideal of 3" over the next year.
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