Hows this for a 2 piece collection?

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    Hows this for a 2 piece collection?

    Ive completely gone off the idea of owning a large collection of watches. I avoid low end pieces (but have a soft spot for Seiko, Citizen, G Shock), and only want to own 2 or 3 watches to see me through life.

    Currently I own a radio controlled G-Shock, which acts as a beater, and a Tudor Pelagos (ETA) which has been my daily wearer since last summer.

    Next I want to add a classier, dressier piece. I was toying with the idea of a Rolex Explorer 1, but to be honest I dont want to weigh myself down with service costs. It will cost me a few hundred pounds to get the Tudor serviced by Rolex every 5 years, which is reasonable. I dont want to add a second piece that will require a service costing more than double that.

    My current top pick for a second watch is a Grand Seiko Quartz, either the day/date version or the date version, 37mm case, champagne dial (I like all the dial colours, and my choice is subject to change). You seem to get a really well finished quality watch that will last a life time, its a much smaller size than the Tudor, and has a light coloured dial, its almost a polar opposite. I think they really compliment each other well. Truth be told if I love wearing the GS, the Tudor may get sold and replaced with a cheaper dive watch to use as a holiday watch, and just wear the Grand Seiko daily.

    Let me know your thoughts!

    GS model numbers = SBGX063, SBGT035, SBGX059

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    Re: Hows this for a 2 piece collection?

    I'm very much in the same boat as you. I have a beater g shock, my main daily wear is a tag aquaracer and now I'm going for a dressier piece. I just can't pass up a Rolex though.

    For quartz offerings however, grand Seiko is a good choice, as well as maybe trying to source a previous generation omega Aqua Terra quartz (the current version has a cheap looking printed dial and logo).

    I would try some different straps on the pelagos rather than sell it though. I dressed my aquaracer down with a rubber strap and some NATOs
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    Class: Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39
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    Aquatic: Omega Seamaster Pro 300m
    Tool: G-Shock Gulfman

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    Re: Hows this for a 2 piece collection?

    Sounds good to me. If and when a fellow finds one or 2 watches that obviously are all he needs I'm with you 100%. Currently I have 4 and someday will be down to three.

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    Re: Hows this for a 2 piece collection?

    There certainly aren't many nicer quartz watches, so if the Grand Seiko meets your needs, roll with it. Enjoy!
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