I began collecting a few years ago and I find myself at a bit of a crossroads in my collection. I decided long ago to limit myself to 10 watches in total and I plan to stick to that rule. I will not get more than 1 watch from any manufacturer. Resale while a factor, doesnít matter as much to me as I donít plan on selling or trading any piece I put in this collection. I prefer watches 42mm to 44mm. My wrist is 7.5 inches and Iím over 6 feet tall, so I prefer something on the larger size. Iím trying to acquire a nice variety, but Iím not sure how to finalize my current collection.
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon with black dial and ceramic bezel - my beater watch
Breitling Navitimer - 43mm model with a bronze dial. Just an iconic watch that always appealed to me so I needed one in my collection.
Omega Speedmaster Professional - current model with hesalite crystal. Just another watch I feel is a must have for a collection.
IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth - Iím a fan of the genta design, but found the 41mm royal oak didnít appeal to me on my wrist. Also I find this piece to fit more of my outdoor lifestyle.
Panerai PAM 390 - Panerai was another must have for my collection and I love the tobacco dial, gold hands on this model, and the simple dial on this model.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Chronograph 42mm grey dial - This is more of my watch geek watch, with the micro-rotor chronograph movement finished to Geneva seal specs.
JLC Reverso Grande Reverso Duo - Another iconic watch that I had to add to my collection.
I know Iím going to add the new Cartier Santos with a blue dial. However I donít know how to proceed on the final two pieces. There are only two Rolex Iíd consider and they are the gmt or explorer ii 42mm with a white dial. Of those two Iím leaning more towards the explorer ii, but Iíve also been eyeing the Chopard LUC Pro One gmt Cadence. If I purchase the Chopard, I donít see where a Rolex would fit in my collection. I feel like Iím missing an iconic diver to which I lean more towards a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms over the submariner. However I feel like having both the Chopard and Blancpain are similar in both being haute horology tool watches and I would be lacking what A Rolex brings to the table. Looking for some different perspectives and advice.
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