In my short time getting into this watch obsession, I have come to realize that my favorite watch is any of the Omega Speedmasters I currently have on.
Seriously, the Speedmaster is the perfect collection of readability, robustness and classiness that allows this uber-cool watch to worn in any condition with any outfit... well maybe not a wet-suit, but let's not worry about true diving for the moment.
I am trying to learn more about mechanical chronograph movements as I think they are among the highest achievement in watch making. I am fortunate to own several variants of the manual wind Lemania 27 CHRO C12 movement in Omega cal. 321, cal. 861 and cal.1861 Speedies. I also am fortunate to own a Porsche Design chronograph with the equally iconic automatic Lemania 5100 movement. I am amazed by the range of chronograph movements and would like to ask the simple question:
What chronograph movements/watches are on your short list for an enthusiast to own (manual wind and automatic)?
A starting list might include:
Landeron 189 and similar movements (early Heuer Carreras)
Omega 1045 (auto Speedies)
Omega ca. 861 (Flightmaster)
Omega cal. 1255 (Speedsonic F300)
Valjoux 7750 and variants (Heuer Carreras and a bunch of others)
Valjoux 72/92/726 and variants (early Rolex Daytona and others)
Venus 175 (Rodania and others)
Zenith El Primero
My apologies for the cross-post, also in the Omega forum:oops:, but perhaps this is the better location for this thread.