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    If you could have any watch you want

    Hi - I've been wondering

    If every watch model, current and vintage was available to you gratis
    but you were only allowed to own one, and had to wear it every day -
    which watch would you chose and why?

    Me - I think I would chose.....a White Gold IWC Big Pilot - its beautiful, classic, clean dial, can be worn dressed up or down, has an incredible movement and great pedigree - and looks AWESOME. Its only down point a mere 60m WR, but then perfection is a predicate of divinity alone :)

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    If you could have any watch you want

    Wow Simon, tough question ...

    As cliche as it is, I'd go with a Rolex SeaDweller ... it's been my never-faltered, never-given-up-on, never-forgotten-about grail since 1974. There are a great many watches offered by many manufacturers, all of which I'd be proud to wear every day, but the SD just speaks to me on so many levels.

    Any one of the old Swiss makers, an older Seiko, or even an older American-made Hamilton would make me quite happy. As my needs today require a level of water-resistance, a 40+mm case, and a "tough" visual appearance, I am gravitated towards diver-styled pieces, which seriously limits my choices.

    Thanks for the thought-provoking question!

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    This goes along the lines of those un-attainble grails....very hard to pin down just one, especially if you are getting it free.

    I guess for me it would be a Breitling Chronomat. It is expensive enough that I could never buy it new, even used it would be hard for me to buy one for myself. However, it isn't some $10K or more watch that I would be overly paranoid about wearing and bumping into things.

    As for looks, I think it goes with just about any style of clothing, maybe a little too formal for jeans & t-shirt, but no big deal. It is well built and will last a lifetime. I've always been a huge fan of Breitling, so that would be my pick

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    A Patek Sky Moon tourbillon.
    It'd go straight into a safe deposit box and I'd have a million dollars in the bank.
    No-brainer.
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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    Easy one for me, Omega Seamaster 600 from 1978, which I stupidly sold in mid 90s for pennies when I was in desperate need of cash. I would buy it again if I had the money but the real grail is of course the very specimen I sold, which is gone by now (well it's sold and sold over and pretty hard to hunt). If anyone has Seamaster 600 from 1978 that they don't need and feels generous I can give my address! :) I would so love it back! Would give away all my watches and live happily ever after (wishfull thinking but anyway), but since these watches around me ain't enough to pay one and they're pretty hard to find anyway I must wait and wait some more. But some day! If I ever win in lottery I will hire a investigator to seek MY watch back to me, what ever it costs.

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    I'd say any one if the Speedmasters that actually went to the moon, or one of the ones from apollo 13. That'd be cool.

    Failing that, the UN Freak 28,800
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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    Henry Graves Supercomplication (1932) Patek Philippe -$11,002,500



    If unavailable then I'd settle for
    Caliber 89 (1989) -Patek Philippe-$5,002,500



    And if I just had to settle for 3rd place
    Platinum World Time (1939) -Patek Philippe -$4,026,524

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    Considering how much Ghandi's watch went for, I guess I'd have that one =P It was a Zenith pocket watch I think.

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    Re: If you could have any watch you want

    Quote Originally Posted by spluurfg View Post
    Considering how much Ghandi's watch went for, I guess I'd have that one =P It was a Zenith pocket watch I think.
    Ah, historical heirlooms eh? I didn't go for one related to a specific person but if I did? Hmmm. Which one?
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