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    What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    I'm on the hunt for a new watch, and perhaps I've set my bar too high, but I'm looking for my new perfect daily wear. Here's my current long term PDW:



    What's made it my PDW:

    - good size for me (44mm - I know, I know, many will think it's huge)
    - clear and legible
    - enough lume to see time at a a glance at night
    - titanium, so it's light and doesn't make my nickel allergy flare up
    - dressy enough to wear to my business casual workplace
    - casual enough to wear with jeans
    - display back and nicely finished movement to keep me interested in winding it and looking at it

    As I'm thinking about a new one, I'm trying to be open minded about what might make for my new perfect daily wear and I'm curious about how others think about this.

    So, two questions - what's yours and why?


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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    This is a pic of my perfect watch (Breitling SOH Chrono 44) that I took the other day.

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    For me:

    Steel for durability and scratches.
    Water "proof" - meaning to a reasonable level. 100m+ water resistant.
    Automatic, you want some craftmanship on your wrist
    Either a rubber or steel strap/bracelet.

    Then basically everything else you said other than titanium and an open caseback. The problem with open casebacks, although nice, is they usually mean less water resistance. Just get an automatic, and you'll never have to wind it or take if off.
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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    My quest to find a perfect daily wear ended with me having more than 20 watches, and I still have yet to find that one perfect watch. Maybe the next one will be.
    W.A.S. Watch Acquisition Syndrome Patient.

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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    It's versatility makes it my go-to


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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    I just started a new job that is periodically physical, so I don't want to put a nice timepiece in harm's way too much. The one that I end up wearing often is one of my Vostoks that I toggled together to get the right blend of case and dial. I have it currently on a ballistic nylon band. I can wear it and not worry about it because I have so little $$$ involved, but still enjoy a rather unique (for non-watch circles) timepiece. So, I guess that is the trick for me. Fun but little or no anxiety. Damn that anxiety.
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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    Seems like a simple question but really quite profound. My daily beater used to be a 5513 Sub, then a GMT-II. The best watch is one that stands up to whatever comes along and requires no anxiety about whether it will survive. Take your pick at either end of the spectrum: Seiko or Rolex (forget about titanium, at least as a "given").
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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    I've gone through a bunch of watches and my current daily

    is comfortable for my wrist.

    Sometimes, it can be tricky as you never truly know how comfortable a watch is unless you wear it for a whole day as temperature or water retention can alter your wrist size and make a comfy watch in the morning unbearably uncomfortable by evening.
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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoZen View Post
    you never truly know how comfortable a watch is unless you wear it for a whole day as temperature or water retention can alter your wrist size and make a comfy watch in the morning unbearably uncomfortable by evening.
    Quoted for truth.
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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    My quest to find a perfect daily wear ended with me having more than 20 watches, and I still have yet to find that one perfect watch. Maybe the next one will be.
    Only way to find out is to keep trying!


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    Re: What makes your perfect daily wear perfect?

    My most comfortable daily wearer ever? My old Rolex oysterquartz. Awesome bracelet. Next best would be my SubC. However, in your case, neither is a good fit for your nickel allergy and neither watch is going to have enough wrist presense.

    What you need, my friend, is a Damasko on a bracelet. The whole thing is made of super hard, super corrosion resistant nickel free stainless steel, you can get them with a nicely tuned off the shelf movement, a highly customized off the shelf movement, or an in house movement. All the seals are viton, and the crown seal is permanently lubricated.


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=4952733

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