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    Question One Watch to rule them all???

    I'm 60-120 days away from my first major watch purchase and very excited! (wive's approval to date intact!)

    A little background on me:
    • Entrepreneur
    • 37
    • Male
    • Live in Florida, US
    • Travel for work +/- 4 times a year
    • Were a suit about three times a week
    • Currently wear (since 2006) Seiko Samurai (photo below..)


    I have been researching what I joke as the one watch to rule them all for years now and have looked through most major or "known" manufacturers (PANERAI, BRETILING, LONGINES, OMEGA, ROLEX, IWC, BALL, JAGUER LECOULTRE, ETC... sorry on SP?).

    What I'm after here is more seasoned collector's opinions on the old adage that "If you were on a desert island which book, CD, watch would you take?"

    Now, I know many of you if not most are true COLLECTORS and the idea of having one watch is silly. However I am really trying to hit a home run here and don't know if or when i'll ever be getting a second high quality watch. I have narrowed it down to two models in my mind/ knowledge base but won't reveal them till later on (hopefully with a picture of it on my arm if you all agree!)

    So here are my major criteria:

    ITEM IMPORTANCE 1-10
    PRICE 10K or less 10
    Wearabililty (24/7 TUX to SHORTS) 10
    Durability 9
    LOOKS (SUBJECTIVE I KNOW, YOUR OPINION HERE) 9
    BRAND RECOGNITION 5
    Waterproof 10
    Complications (general) 7
    Date 7
    GMT 5
    Manufacturer 8
    Precious Metals 5
    Display case-back 5
    Yellow Metals (don't want 'em) 0
    Stainless bracelet 9
    Brand new 7


    Thank you all so much and know I highly appreciate your input and time spent doing this!
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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    since you have narrowed down to 2 watches can you show us so we can give our honest opinion?

    like you said i dont understand this "one watch to rule them all" so i cant really help you especially when your budget allows for many watches fitting for different occasions.

    i always see people recommend omega aqua terra as a versatile piece.

    i am sure more people will chime in. good luck!

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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Don't overlook Grand Seiko. And how about Glashutte Original? That kind of money gives you so many (too many?) options.
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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Rolex Submariner is probably you're best bet. Particularly if water resistance is at 10 and durability are at 9 on your scale. Also if you were truly on a desert island then Rolex is the way to go!
    I would add though your budget is 10k. 10k of what? $, ฃ, apples, gold bars? It would help us to know

    The 116610 would be my choice:
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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Doesn't it have to be an Omega Aqua Terra 8500?

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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    So, so many to pick from.

    You said water resistant so I'm guessing that 50m is enough?

    Here's a watch everyone seems to like - the Omega Speedy but I would get the Sandwich version (with transparent caseback) - Pics from another site I peep at (not my watch)

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    Last edited by GETS; January 2nd, 2013 at 21:30.
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    Patek Philippe – Calatrava – 5196P
    A Lange & Sohne – Datograph
    Breguet – La Tradition - 7037BB/11/9V6
    Breguet – Type XXI Transatlantique Flyback
    Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak -15300
    Jaeger LeCoultre – Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface
    Breitling – Navitimer 46
    Breitling – Transocean Chronograph B01 Ltd Edition
    Rolex – Submariner No Date - 114060
    Zenith – El Primero – 30.0240.410
    Panerai – Luminor PAM 241
    IWC – Portuguese Chronograph
    Omega – Speedmaster (Sapphire Sandwich)
    Omega – Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT 43
    Omega – Seamaster Planet Ocean
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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Dollars :)

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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Yes 50M should be fine... Great question....

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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    Quote Originally Posted by charlieboy89 View Post
    since you have narrowed down to 2 watches can you show us so we can give our honest opinion?

    like you said i dont understand this "one watch to rule them all" so i cant really help you especially when your budget allows for many watches fitting for different occasions.

    i always see people recommend omega aqua terra as a versatile piece.

    Thanks Charlie! I think I'm going to hold out a little longer on my thoughts as i hope hearing others unbiased opinions will possibly give me a fresh look at my situation! (It is four years in the making!)

    I will reveal eventually though...

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    Re: One Watch to rule them all???

    A used AP RO is worth a shout too maybe?

    Here's mine:




    Last edited by GETS; January 2nd, 2013 at 21:53.
    Current Collection
    Patek Philippe – World Time Chronograph – 5930G-001
    Patek Philippe – Annual Calendar 5135G
    Patek Philippe – Aquanaut – 5167a-001
    Patek Philippe – Calatrava – 5196P
    A Lange & Sohne – Datograph
    Breguet – La Tradition - 7037BB/11/9V6
    Breguet – Type XXI Transatlantique Flyback
    Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak -15300
    Jaeger LeCoultre – Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface
    Breitling – Navitimer 46
    Breitling – Transocean Chronograph B01 Ltd Edition
    Rolex – Submariner No Date - 114060
    Zenith – El Primero – 30.0240.410
    Panerai – Luminor PAM 241
    IWC – Portuguese Chronograph
    Omega – Speedmaster (Sapphire Sandwich)
    Omega – Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT 43
    Omega – Seamaster Planet Ocean
    Longines – Column Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary Ltd Edition
    Longines – Master Retrograde Seconds
    Tudor – Heritage Black Bay 79220R Leather
    Meistersinger – Salthora Jumping Hours - SH908
    Tag Heuer – Monaco Calibre 11
    Tag Heuer – Aquaracer Two Tone Quartz

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