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    SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    So after 6 1/2 years on the forum I've found myself "almost done" (yeah right!)

    I've found that I like watches with a case size of 39-41mm & fairly "clean" dials with 2-3hands (my BLNR being an exception obviously). All of the watches fit my lifestyle/wardrobe (I wear a suit, sports jacket, or business casual to work depending on my mood).

    All except one fit my wrist very well, that one being the Reverso (given my round wrist). It wore better on the Casa Fagliano strap but much less so on gator. I find that it's not dressy enough on the cordovan strap & as such it has been worn very sparingly over the last several months. As such it'll be leaving my collection to be replaced by either a Cartier Santos or Drive Extra Flat.
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    Santos: Pros include the design, versatility, & quick strap change mechanism with multiple available leather/gator straps. Cons are that the Large seems slightly too large & the Medium seems too small.

    Interested in the non-skeleton dial BTW

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    That would allow me one more purchase. Frontrunners include the UN Classico with enamel dial (either blue or white dial) & less likely options include a Slim d'Hermes, Bvlgari Octo, GP ceramic Laureato, ceramic IWC, or (very unlikely), A VC FiftySix Annual Calendar)

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    I'd love to add a GO however I haven't found one that with the correct dimensions/case metal (i.e. either too large, thick, or only available in a precious metal)

    Only available in white gold:

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    Too large at 45mm:

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    Too thick:

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    Would love to hear thoughts!
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    Current 'pieces:

    Rolex GMT II BLNR

    Zenith Defy
    Omega SMP 2254.50
    Seiko SAGN007
    Ulysse Nardin Classico
    Hermes Slim d'Hermes

    Audemars Piguet 15300
    Vacheron Constantin Overseas
    Jaeger LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea vintage chronograph
    Rolex DateJust41 126300

    Rolex Daytona 116500

    JeanRichard Terrascope
    IWC 3239 Laureus

    Rolex Explorer II 216570
    Speedmaster Co-Axial 9300
    Omega Aqua Terra 2503.33
    Omega Aqua Terra 2502.80
    Omega SM300
    Speedy Pro 3572.50 w/ a Panda dial (three times)
    Speedy Pro 3570.50 (several times)

    Oris 65

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    Love that UN, Santos and drive both great. Might want to look at a ALS 1815, similar to the UN in style but better executed IMO.

    Nvm; no precious metals.
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Hi Adnan,
    What about adding a Cartier Drive Extra Flat and a Zenith Heritage 146?

    Just for a little colour variation, even though I tend towards the blue dial, perhaps get a brown dial Zenith Heritage 146?

    Every Watch Collection could do with a Chronograph.
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    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
    Officine Panerai Radiomir PAM 720
    Rolex Submariner 114060 (No Date)
    Cartier Santos WSSA0010
    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Great lineup! Of the listed watches, I’d pick up the Hermès first

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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Of the ones you posted, I would choose the UN Classico or the VC Fifty-six. That UN with the blue enamel dial is stunning.
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    The VC is very nice, though can't help thinking you should consider a JLC master calendar too.
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Very nice collection!

    I'd go for the Drive Extra Flat and just leave it at that. You have watches on bracelets and straps, all with dark/light dials, multiple dressy options, multiple sport options. If anything, I'd opt for something out of the box as your fun watch...but maybe that's why the BLNR is the exception as your fun watch?
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Would love to hear thoughts!

    My thoughts are if I see one more picture of that blue enameled UN Classico it's going to have an effect on my personal SOTC. It's beautiful and checks a lot of boxes for me. That said, you've got a tough choice with those great options. It appears to me you can't really go wrong picking the ones that speak to you the most.
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Hi mate,

    Great move to streamline your collection!

    About the two out, I find the Zenith redundant with your wonderful RO, and the Seamaster below the other pieces. I would substract them. If you want just one piece in to replace both, i’d go for an everyday watch with arabic numbers in a modern size.

    The reverso fits the bill as dressy and/or business casual watch, therefore I wouldnt go for roman numerals or small sizes. If you like the look of the UN, a good contender with arabic numerals could be this beauty - Notice that hands and layout is quite similar to the Hermes small seconds -

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    If you want a pedigree watch, and still miss your seamaster, the new SM release this year may work for you:

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    If you are looking for something more exclusive with a sporty flavor, but still in the price range of the watches you listed, you could check this gem:

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    Or the bronze version

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    Of course, moving towards higher tiers, a 1815 up&down would be the cherry on the cake of an already wonderful collection:

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    All the best with the moves and enjoy the hunting!
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    Re: SOTC & thoughts on next couple of purchase(s). Looking to subtract one & add two

    Santos and UN Classico for me. But that GO Senator Observer is very nice too. I tried once, surprisingly doesn't wear as big as the 45mm said. LTL is only 52mm.
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