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    Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    I notice mine have. When I didn't know anything about watches, I figured a large-face quartz chronograph was the best way to go.
    And even during my piqued interest in the world of automatics, I never bothered to check the type of movement, quality, accuracy, shock resistance, etc.

    But as it stands now...
    I'm finding a newfound love for more normal sized watches, and even a love for watches that may be slightly undersized by today's standards (like the Rolex Air King, Seamaster mid-size).
    Watches that don't have huge bezels, and can sit on your wrist without looking too flashy but being amazing watches, ala the Rolex Explorer (not the II, the regular black explorer).

    I'm also getting into leather on a watch when I used to like only bracelets.
    I'd say my tastes are refining but I'm sure they'll change even more.

    Have your tastes refined or changed in any way?
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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    No.

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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    I used to want big flashy Breitlings and Panerais but now I prefer the classic look of something like the Rolex Explorer you mentioned above. The change in my taste is evident in my latest acquisition of the IWC Mark XVI. A refined, simple, and discreet watch reflects sheer unpretentious elegance.

    If money is no object, I would love to have a Patek Calatrava, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and IWC Portuguese Automatic. My previous "most-wanted" watches were a Breitling Navitimer and a Rolex Day-Date.
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    - IWC Classic Pilot's Mark XVI
    - Omega 300M Bond Seamaster Chronometer
    - Calibre de Cartier SS
    - Corum Admiral's Cup 41mm

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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    Not really - my first good watches were large 6497/8 based ones and those are still some of my favorites.

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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    Yes; I used to like lots of complications, chronograph dials, tachymetre bezels and so on. The more features a watch offered the better.

    Nowadays I like my watches relatively simple and uncluttered; (A metaphor for my life perhaps .)
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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    I have learned to value the quality of an individual watch rather than the quantity of watches in my watch box.
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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    Yes, I used to wear nothing but sport / diving / chronos. I still have and enjoy those watches, but I have acquired a taste for smaller dress watches, simple dials, light watches with leather instead of the heavy bracelets. Getting older and tastes have become simpler...
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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    Nope

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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    i would have to say yes because i have diversified into the g-shock/digital universe and i love it. of the six pieces i've purchased this year 3 were digital, and one was ana-digi; this diversification works well for me as i don't buy into the watch stratification crap.
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    Re: Have your watch tastes refined/changed at all?

    Yes and no, Twenty years ago I loved chronos with a more utile or mil style. Now, I dislike chronos but still like divers and mil style watches.

    It could be related to my eyesight. Nowadays I can't read any of the chrono indices without strong glasses but a simple-faced diver's watch I can read just fine.

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