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