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    Three watches - your choices?? - Money no option for 1st choice!! & 4th Wildcard

    Apologies if this has been done before,but what would you choose if you had to pick just three watches:

    Here is the criteria for your selection of the three watches.

    1.First watch - any price range/budget at all the sky is the limit.

    2.Second watch - Up to around £2,000 ish or around £2,000 pounds sterling (or your preferred currency equivalent).

    3.Under £250 (or your currency equivalent).


    I know,three watches just won't be enough for many so you can have a 4th wild-card.

    4.Wild-card choice.The absolute cheapest new/used watch possible that you would still be proud to wear.

    All watches can be new or used and pictures of your choices and your reasons for choosing them would be most appreciated.

    Over to you....
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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    Canadian here but I'm going to rock USD because our currency took a dump.

    1.Rolex Milsub, about $65,000 if you're lucky. In this condition, probably more. I love this model because it pulls away from traditional Rolex aesthetic (which is remarkably unusual) and also because there's rich history in these time pieces. Definitely my Holy Grail.
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    2. Omega Speedmaster Professional Panda, about $3500. The Speedmaster has always called to me, and the Panda dial does so even more. I feel like every collection needs a chrono, and when you have one with such history, it's hard to argue against it.
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    3:Seiko SARB023. $325 on Amazon. Seiko/Orient have the budget dress watches on lock. Great value and tremendous build quality for the price.
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    4. Casio, because it will outlive the human race.
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    *Edit* Added reasons as the OP requested.
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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    A great start.Thank you.You have set the bar extremely high in your selection.
    It will be interesting to see if others concur with any of your choices or go down a different route.

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    1. I'd try and find a mint vintage Heuer Autavia
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    2. Tough choice. Perhaps this one with the manual wind Lemania movement. Or maybe a Sinn chrono?
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    3. Probably a Seiko dive watch of some kind. Monster perhaps.
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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    1. Panerai Luminor
    2. Hamilton Pan Europ (3-hand)
    3. Seiko Solar Pepsi Diver

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    The 5919 Calatrava will be the first one for me


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    The Vintage Omega Pie Pan (1350 USD) Is for the 2nd choice

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    The 3RD will be SEIKO007

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    The 4nd will be this one

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    Just get a Rolex Sub and that will cover you for most events. A G Shock will be handy for those ocassions when you don't fancy putting the Sub in harm's way.

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    Honestly, I would admire someone who had a three watch collection. It would show that this man has the experience to know what he likes, and that he may have graduated from collector to connoisseur. A collection of three well worn watches would be a treasure to pass down to the next generation, and could actually tell a story of the man who wore the watches.


    These would be my choices:

    1. Submariner
    2. Speedmaster
    3. G-Shock Rangeman

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    I will have a very hard time picking no.1 but I'll stick to around $10k and say

    1. Reverso Duo, My current favourite BP Bathyscaphe in Ti, Breitling Navitimer, GO Panomatic

    2. Omega Speedy Pro or the Rolex OP 39mm(above price range I know) or Tudor BB in red with new movement

    3. Seiko 007 or Hamilton Kakhi

    4. Seiko 5, Swatch Sistem 51

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    Re: Three watches - your personal choice?? - Money no option (for 1st choice only!)

    Not the best picture but these are my three favorites that I routinely wear.

    Helberg CH1
    Charmex Swiss Military CX 12,000ft
    Charmex Swiss Military CX 20,000ft

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