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    How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    Im just wondering, how many watch styles do you want, or belive you need.

    Im a modest guy, not into wanting alot of things just to own. I do belive I could be very content with my Damasko DA36. It has all the things I wanted. A great readable dial, day and date, crystal, ICE hardend case.. (my Ocean 7 G-2 is a scratch magnet!), mezmorising (sp) second hand.

    But, still I crave for other watches.. I do belive I want at least a diver, and a "dress" watch. White faced, and unique ( Stowa MO). Oh, and perhaps a GMT watch.. aaand..

    1. Regular watch ( DA36 on bond strap )
    2. Dress watch ( Stowa MO )
    3. Diver (Marine Master 300m )
    4. Work watch ( Ocean7 G-2 )
    5. GMT ( Seiko SBQJ015 )
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    8. Grail watch ( IWC Ingenieur )



    Please, tell me what do you feel you need for a "complete" wardrobe of watches..

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    I'm not a collector, but an enthusiast. I've really been thinking hard about striving to become 1-2 watch kind of guy. I would like to have one very nice watch from a reputable house that is an appropriate size for my wrist and can be dressed up or dressed down. My second watch would be a G-Shock or Ironman most likely.
    We'll see how long this lasts. I'd do it for a Sub.
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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    Think in my case it would be 7 or 8 at the very least and about 15 to 16 at the most. Probably about half (or slightly over half) would be dress watches (a few vintages too in that mix, in the future), probably 3 or 4 chronos and maybe a diver or two. One day, I'd love to own a watch with a minute repeater and one with a perpetual calender. I foresee mostly automatics, perhaps a few handwinds, and one or two thermo-compensated quartz watches (perhaps a regular quartz and solar/eco-drive watches as beaters).

    That's the way I feel about collecting now, there's no telling what I'll feel like a couple of years hence
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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    To me, once I got the watches for my regular needs (1 casual and 1 dressy) I just look for a watch that I like and attracts me. I do not really look for any specific types like a diver for example, I do not really dive but I like the IWC Aquatimer. It's not a design or style I particularly look for but the style and design just draws me in.

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    As many as you can afford without getting an angry wife and still putting something away for retirement!

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    Quote Originally Posted by northman_83 View Post
    Im just wondering, how many watch styles do you want, or belive you need.

    Im a modest guy, not into wanting alot of things just to own. I do belive I could be very content with my Damasko DA36. It has all the things I wanted. A great readable dial, day and date, crystal, ICE hardend case.. (my Ocean 7 G-2 is a scratch magnet!), mezmorising (sp) second hand.

    But, still I crave for other watches.. I do belive I want at least a diver, and a "dress" watch. White faced, and unique ( Stowa MO). Oh, and perhaps a GMT watch.. aaand..

    1. Regular watch ( DA36 on bond strap )
    2. Dress watch ( Stowa MO )
    3. Diver (Marine Master 300m )
    4. Work watch ( Ocean7 G-2 )
    5. GMT ( Seiko SBQJ015 )
    6.
    7.
    8. Grail watch ( IWC Ingenieur )



    Please, tell me what do you feel you need for a "complete" wardrobe of watches..
    I don't look to complete a collection of styles as much as build a collection of watches that catch my eye. Thus I might have a Cyma Navy Star Deluxe (not a diver) and a Seiko Sports 5 retro diver along with a Sandoz sport style watch, etc.

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    Realistically one can have one nice dressy sport watch, you could go diving or go out in a tux. OR you could have one sport watch and a nice slim dress watch in a precious metal maybe... or you could go hog wild and have just a few....check out my avatar

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    I think one only "needs" one watch, which would be something that you could dress up or down.

    For me that would be my silver dialed Oris F1, it looks great when wearing ripped jeans & a T-shirt & also while wering a suit.


    with that said, the question becomes more like "how many watch styles do you want?"

    I want a diver (seiko 007, Omega PO [both ends of the spectrum])
    I want a Flieger (Stowa)
    I want a Flieger Chrono (Steinhart Nav B Chrono II)
    I want a casual sport watch (so many.....)


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    Omega Speedmaster Pro 3573.50
    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
    Oris Williams F1 Day/Date
    Oris LE 1945 Flight Timer
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
    Longines Conquest Heritage
    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
    Longines Hydroconquest Blue
    Longines 1972 Vintage
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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    Here is my list:

    1. Dress watch (office or formal wear): Montblanc Timewalker Chrono
    2. High-End Diver: Sea-Dweller/ Marinemaster 300 (one must go)
    3. Beater Diver: Orange Monster
    4. All Black: Sinn 756 PVD
    5. White Dial (want): Explorer II or Daytona
    6. Versitile GMT (want): PAM88

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    Re: How many differenty styles of watch does one need?

    i pretty much get by with a rolex and a casio.
    the official canadian time: http://time5.nrc.ca/webclock_e.shtml

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