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    Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    If you can only choose 2 watches (one automatic and another manual, each below $6k) for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ok if you want to, you can unlimit the cost.

    For me, the manual would have to be Omega Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch" - it is just iconic, rich history behind it, can be dressed up for formal or dressed down for casual, great dial layout of chrono at 3,6,9 format. If it is good to go to the moon, it is certainly good enough for earth

    The automatic would have to be Ball EM II Diver Worldtimer - very well designed worldtimer complication with day/date and rotating bezel as well. Solid at 300m WR and antimagnetic. Tritium tubes. I cannot find any other watches with so many complications, features and solidly built.

    With the 2 above, one for the moon and another for the sea, I think it would cover basically every possible need that I can think of. What is your 2 watches?

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    Stowa marine original for manual
    seiko marine master for auto.

    It would be hard but with those 2 I could meet most every need.

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    Rolex Explorer I
    Omega Speedmaster Professional
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    Hmmmm under 6k makes it a bit harder.... I'd prob look at a seamaster aqua terra chrono and...a manual wind....don't know many that fit into that price range but perhaps I'll say I can squeeze an iwc Portuguese handwinder in there
    Baume & Mercier Classima Executives 8875
    Omega Seamaster Chronograph Diver
    Tag Heuer Aquaracer quartz
    Seiko 5 Military
    Seiko 5 circa 1970s
    Baume & Mercier vintage
    Edox Supra vintage circa 1960s

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    Dorntbluth 99.1 and Rolex Milgauss (black dial non-GV).

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    First two watches that came to mind...

    Patek Calatrava 5120 (for special occasions):



    Rolex Submariner no date (for everything else):



    The Patek is outside the $6k budget range but why not spoil yourself with the best if you're going to only have 2 watches
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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

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    My collection may be complete, but it is never completed


    Collection: Rolex Submariner 116610; Seikos Orange Monster, Black Monster, 007 (X2) 009, SRPB53, SPB079, and SRP775; Hamiltons Khaki 42mm and Khaki King; Halios Laguna; 2012 WUS CMW Forum Dual Crown Project Watch; Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB; Casio Pathfinder PAG40; G-Shock GD350, GW7900B-1, DW9052-1BCG. GMW5610-1, DW5600, DW5600CMB-1, DW5900, GW-9400-1CR; Orients Star Classic and 2ER; Some other stuff.

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    Auto: Breitling Avenger Seawolf (slate grey dial)
    Manual: IWC Manual Hand-Wind

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    Rolex Submariner 14060 - Auto
    JLC Reverso Classique - Manual Wind
    Current Collection
    Swiss: Rolex Subarmariner 14060, Omega Speedmaster Professional 3572.50 w/ Mitsukoshi Dial, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo Ref. 2458422, Longines Legend Diver L3.774.4.50.6
    German: Stowa Flieger Klassik (Old Logo, No Date), Damasko DA36, Nomos Tangente Ref. 164
    Japanese: Casio Mudman, G-Shock

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    Re: Only 2 watches for the rest of your life (one auto and one manual)

    I'd take the Speedmaster and the new ceramic SMP in blue.

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