thank you for having me in this great forum!
I need your help or your opinion.
Built up a small collection in the last 3 years.
I have tried to create a balanced, high-quality and varied
collection. I'm currently wearing the watches in rotation.
Most of all I'm wearing the SBGR053 at the moment, I would never have thought for myself, but most of the time finds this little "black pearl" on my wrist.
Those are the watches:
SINN 857 UTC
Robust Tool Watch, UTC/Timer Bezel
+ meaningful complications for me, functional
+ very robust (e.g. by full-taggimentation)
+ technical aesthetic
+ top readability
- heavy, not very comfortable to wear on a metal band
- already looks a bit globular and toolig at the arm
Casual Dresser theme:
Grand Seiko SBGR053 "Black Pearl"
elegant, high-quality casual dress watch
+ Zaratsu polish, great sharpness, case design, dial and hands are perfect in my eyes
+ handmade watch, high quality movement
+ flies under the radar with "unobtrusive" Seiko branding (I like that)
+ very comfortable to wear
- don't like the double-domed sapphire, find a simple, slightly curved sapphire glass more beautiful
- the silver indices are a little too detailed
- no lumification
Casual Dresser/Sports theme:
Grand Seiko SBGA211 "Snowflake"
elegant, high-quality casual dress watch with Sports-Watch DNA
+ Zaratsu cut, great sharpness, great hand, the most beautiful silver indices I know, great hands
+ handmade watch, accurate movement with a unique hybrid movement (mechanics/electronics)
+ temperature bluer, beautiful sliding second hand
+ flies under the radar with "unobtrusive" Grand Seiko branding (I like that)
+ very comfortable to wear due to titanium case and bracelet
- no lumification
- Readability sometimes somewhat difficult due to low contrast
- Titanium is light, but I don't like the slightly greyish "shimmer" of titanium as much as stainless steel.
NTH Näcken Blue
Homage of the diver watches of the 60/70s (Tudor Sub, Rolex Sub, etc)
+ "Topic" well implemented
+ very flat and comfortable to wear
+ very good lumification
+ blue bezel with sunburst
+ Top readability
- Design a little "flat" overall
Flieger Theme (2)
Flyer Chronograph with slide rule, Meca Quartz, retrofitted with domed sapphire
+ exciting dial
+ Meca Quartz Chronograph
- a tad small for the subject
- altogether a little too arbitrary
- not so "valuable"
What is the problem or my "need to talk"?
I'm more of a guy in attitude who'd like THE one watch,
as a faithful lifelong companion (one-watch romance).
So my idea is: I want to sell all my watches and keep two.
And then also let the "peace" in watches theme move in... and simply
to wear and be happy .... and not always immediately after
the next "project".
What do you think of that? Do you have similar experiences, such a "reduction"
done it yourself before?
Which 2 watches would you keep if you had the choice (I know that
is very difficult and probably has little to do with my decision,
but I would still be interested)
Thank you and have a nice day