Top Three Chronographs

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    Top Three Chronographs

    Top Three Chronographs*

    I know not everyone here likes chronographs, but I do. Thought it would be cool to see everyone's top three chronos. I've kept mine within the realm of possibility, though admittedly near the edges of that possible universe.

    I'm not going to go into any great detail as to why these are my top three other than to mention it is a combinaion of aesthetics and movements...

    Number 3
    Speedmaster Alaska Project.

    Number Two
    Sinn EZM1

    Number 1
    IWC Portuguese Chrono (blue/white version)

    Honourable Mentions:
    Max Bill Chronoscope

    Hamilton Jazzmaster

    Ok, tell me yours!

    * All photos taken from the web as I own none of these beauties
    Last edited by cp_ste.croix; March 26th, 2009 at 04:37.
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    about the middle of the block

    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    I rather like your top 3, but I'm not so much a fan of the Junghans. As for the Hamilton, I prefer the unavailable in the US versions, based on the Valjoux 7753, rather than the 7750, like this one:

    I think the subdials balance better at 3, 6 and 9 than they do at 6, 9 and 12. I dislike the date window placement, though.

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    Wow. Uh, you almost nailed my list of favourite chrono's with the exception of the Sinn (never had much love for that one). Mine would go:

    1. IWC Portuguese chrono (that one! yes!)
    2. Omega Speedmaster Professional (not much a fan of the Alaska)
    3. Rolex Daytona (because I can never afford a Paul Newman)
    4. Max Bill Chronoscope (bauhaus. Just love it)
    5. Hamilton Jazzmaster (that exact one!)

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    There can be only one.......

    Florida, USA

    Sinn 103 St Sa LE
    Sinn 757 UTC
    Sinn U1
    Sinn 6100 Regulatuer
    IWC Aquatimer
    NOMOS Tangomat Datum
    Stowa Marine Original, 80th anniversary LE
    Stowa Seatime
    Doxa SUB750T Military Sharkhunter PVD
    Zinex Trimix GMT PVD LE Black Pirate
    Ocean 7 LM-2 GMT SE PVD
    Bathys Aquaculture MOP PVD
    Tissot TXL
    Seiko Kinetic Sportura SNL029P1 PVD
    Seiko Chronograph Sports 150
    Citizens Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 BL8000-03A
    Citizens Eco-Drive Largo Perpetual Calendar
    TX 730 w/ FlyBack Chrono
    Poljot Sturmanske Chrono
    Aristo Apucto HP6
    Casio ToughSolar ProTrek Titanium
    Various G's

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs


    My Collection --> Click Here

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    I generally buy watches to get examples with specific movements, but this is a question not so much about movements, but about design. So here are my chrono favorites in no particular order from a design viewpoint.

    • Ikepod Hemipode

    • Alain Silberstein Klassik Krono Bauhaus 2

    • Ventura V-Matic

    • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak OFfshore Chronogragh

    Last edited by Ray916MN; March 26th, 2009 at 05:49.

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    Omega Speedmaster, DOXA T-Graph, IWC Portuguese ~ David

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    1. IWC Portuguese. There are a few for sale for $4,200-4,500.
    2. Omega Speedy 3577.50 Moon to Mars

    I had the SMP chrono which was a fine watch just nothing special

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

    Hard to pick just 3. In no particular order:

    1. Daytona (with El Primero) - ok, twist my arm. If this is solid platinum or gold case and bracelet it is numero uno. I like gold and platinum.

    2. Omega Flight Master 910 / 911

    3. Seiko Flight Master

    4. Seiko 6138 Slide Rule

    5. Pretty much any vintage hand wind, gold case, landeron / valjoux / lemania, some very nice Gallets around, in mint condition. On brown Croc. Or the snakeskin strap Zoot put on his Sammi!

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    Re: Top Three Chronographs

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    Automatic F2001-5
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    New Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Chronograph SBGC001

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    • Case: SS
    • Dial: White (Black is available SBGC003)
    • Crystal: Sapphire with non-reflection coating
    • Diameter: 43.5 mm (without the crown)
    • Thickness: 16.1 mm
    • Weight: 187 g
    • Movement: 9R86 (Power reserve 72Hrs.)
    • Accuracy: +15/-15 sec/month
    • Lock up screw
    • With 24 hours hand
    • Power Reserve indicator
    • Chronograph
    • 10 ATM water resistance
    Buy what you like, keep what you love, don't spend too much.
    As long as you follow those simple rules - you shouldn't listen to anyone about your watches.

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