The term 'quintessential' has its etymology coming from the words 'quint' meaning five and 'essence' meaning element. The fifth essence (after earth, air, wind and fire) was thought to be the ether. The most pure and concentrated substance that permeates everything.
With that being said, what do you consider to be your quintessential wrist watch? What watch, in your opinion, is the most perfect and pure embodiment or example of the traits and values of what you believe a wrist watch should be and why?
There are no wrong answers, this is simply for fun. It does not have to be a watch that you own.
I will share mine. It is the Jaeger Lecoultre Geophysic tribute to 1958. However, my reasons might be a bit superficial by the standards of most. Although JLC has an amazing history, I actually chose it simply because of the way the watch looks and the fact that it is fully mechanical.
There is just something about the design that feels like it is what a watch should be. I think of a wrist watch as something that a professor of archaeology would wear in the '50s with his sport-jacket. It makes him look scholarly and educated and is of a very high quality that could be passed down to the next generation. To me this is what the JLC Geophysic feels like when I admire it: