Itís been a long journey but I may have finally found a combination of watches that Iím satisfied with. Iíve lost count of the number of watches Iíve been through these last 8 years. Getting very near 100 if I had to take a guess. Something would always seem off about the watch. It wore too big, case was too chunky, the bracelet wasnít comfortable, etc.
I feel content with the proportions and everything else about these watches. Now in true watch whore fashion I could get bored with them or want to Ďupgradeí to something else. But with these guys, what would I upgrade too? So without further adieu . . .
Rolex 16610 . . . Itís a sub. I couldnít possibly write anything that hasnít already been discussed. The only thing I would change about this one is if it was the no date version which is actually what I was looking for when I came across this watch which was NOS. I have the bracelet for it but am currently experimenting with various straps and NATOs.
Rolex 14270. I was never drawn to the Explorer and even thought of as being boring and ugly at times. I finally decided to give it a try and my opinions changed. It wears so light and goes with near everything whether it be shirt and tie or jeans and a T-shirt. The Explorer is never out of place.
IWC Mark XV. Iíve owned a Mark XVIII before and loved it besides the long lugs which didnít work well with my 6.5Ē wrists. Iíve tried Sinns and various other fliegers and chronos but something was always off. I wanted to try a Mark XV or Mark XII if I ever found them on a bracelet at a reasonable price. Iím glad I went with the 38mm size of the Mark XV and the bracelet might be even more comfortable than the Rolex oyster bracelets.
Some will say the watches are boring but I think I like them that way. I donít have to honk much when deciding what to wear that day.
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