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    Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    What would you buy and why.

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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    I'll start.

    I would want a beater, a dress watch, a chronograph, a (nice) diver and an explorer type.

    So:

    Beater - Seiko SKX007. Classic, plenty of fun to be had changing straps. Will keep going for years.

    Dress - Nomos Club 36. I love my RW open balance, but this would be a winner and saves a little for the next three. Allows one German watch into the collection.

    Chronograph - Omega Speedmaster. Forum favourite, history, general awesomeness.

    Nice diver - Tudor Pelagos. Just a beautiful watch.

    Explorer type - Frederique Constant Worldtimer. Something different, beautiful design, new world watchmaker.

    Should be able to get all that for $10k, mixture of new and preowned.

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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    I wouldn't. In my opinion $10k over 5 watches would get you a lot of mediocre stuff that I'm not a fan of.

    I'd buy a 16600 Sea Dweller and a Protrek so these two:


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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    I could do my ideal 3 watch rotation for UK£ 10,000 quite easily, but not five.
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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    I love these games.

    I could probably do it about fifty different ways but I'll go with what's on my mind right now:

    Chopard Mille Miglia - the model I want is around $3,500
    Nomos Tangente 38 Datum - I think it's around $2,500
    Ball Engineer Master II Diver - $2,000
    Vintage Zodiac Astrographic SST - $600
    Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Kal 463 WWII issue - ~$1,000

    Remainder: as many straps as it can buy.
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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    A Sub, a Speedy, an Orient Dress watch, and two G-Shocks. Covers all occasions ...
    My little friends:

    Casio G-Shock GW-5000
    Casio G-Shock GD-350
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400
    Kienzle Chronograph
    Omega Speedmaster PRO
    Orient Star Classic
    Rolex Submariner
    Seiko 007 Diver
    Seiko Turtle Diver
    Seiko SARB 021

    Seiko 7A28 Chrono

    And a few other fun watches ...

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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    I would get two watches - a Rolex sports model and a Panerai.

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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    Here's four, totaling (roughly) 3500. What single watch should I think about for another $6k?

    (not pictured are some vintage pieces like my dad's and granddads' watches)
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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    Given $10k, I would be tempted to save another $2k and buy a used AP Diver. I guess if you have to have 5 watches I would buy the following:
    (all preowned, with approximate values)

    Rolex 16570 Explorer II- $4000 (black dial, I like the old tritium/lug hole models). I know some people would blow most of the $10k on one SS Rolex, but this happens to be my favorite SS Rolex.
    Tudor Black Bay Black - $2600
    Speedmaster Pro - $2900
    SKX007 - $200
    Seiko Cocktail Time - $300

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    Re: Hypothetical scenario: $10k to spend on a 5 watch collection

    Lately I've been taking an extra long hard look at the Explorer I and wondering if it is really worth $6,000 to me.

    Option 1: with Explorer I
    Daily
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    $6k
    Dressy
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    $2k

    Tool
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    $1k

    Dive
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    $500

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    $350
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