Submariner? Planet Ocean?
Submariner? Planet Ocean?
Omega Planet Ocean 2500C
Christopher Ward C60 Trident
Hard question. For me it's a Gallet, but I'm cut from different cloth.
Maybe a Rolex sub, although I'd add the Omega Speedmaster. I see that as more popular than the PO, but I'm not all that much into these brands
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Omega Speedmaster and Omega Seamaster are almost certainly the top two on these forums from what I read. And for many in the Seiko community it would be a Grand Seiko or MarineMaster. And for G-Shock fans a Frogman. And in the High-End watches category the Lange 1 or possibly a Calatrava. And for the Rolex community a new or vintage Submariner or Paul Newman Daytona. And on and on..
Rotation: IWC Portuguese 5001-09 7-Day; Glashütte Original PanoReserve; Rolex Oyster 6480 (1955); TAG Heuer 2000 Professional
Sold: Seiko MarineMaster SBDX001; Omega Seamaster Professional; Steinhart Nav.B-Uhr II B-Type; Wilson Pilot with Sea-Gull ST36
Older: Tissot Visodate Heritage 1957; Sea-Gull 819.315; Citizen Promaster Navitach JQ8020-52L; Casio DBC-61 Databank Digital (first watch)
Daily Wear: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes 40mm
My Wife's: Cartier Tank Solo W5200005; Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm
On these forums it varies quite a bit. In the "normal world" I'm guessing most people who want a nice watch would save up to buy a Rolex Submariner.
I'd say the Sub.
Orange/black Monster! Realistically, perhaps the Speedy, PO or the Sub.
A few of this and some of the other ...
"I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty" - Groucho Marx
The way people use the word "grail" is interesting to me. A lot of people seem to use it just to describe something that's readily available but out of their reach financially. I'd love to own a Lange Datograph, for example, but there's no way I could afford to buy one. If I won the lottery tomorrow, however, it would be pretty easy for me to buy one and have it on my wrist in short order. To me, a "grail" is something more than just an expensive watch that I can't afford to buy, it's something that's exceedingly rare, or may not exist at all. Even if you had all the money in the world, it would take a significant amount of time and effort to find one, if one can be found at all. Using that interpretation, a grail is not just a cal. 321 Speedmaster, but Buzz Aldrin's moon-flown Speedmaster, which we know exists, but has been lost for 30 or 40 years.
• Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
• Seiko Sumo SBDC003
• Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931
• Rolex GMT Master II BLNR
By definition...a grail is not common.
there's a watch that isn't exactly my grail but I am attracted by it for two reasons.
i) it was in one of my favourite films as a teenager
ii) it was designed by Giugiaro
Last edited by drunken monkey; February 6th, 2012 at 21:54.
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Definitely the Rolex Sub and Omega Speedmaster or Seamaster - they consistently top marketing surveys regarding brand recognition for luxury watches and by huge margins over everyone else (the sole exception is Patek).
Within watch forums, there's a lot more appreciation for lesser known brands. As other posters have mentioned Seiko gets a lot more respect and I'd say Zenith - usually with an El Primero movement - is a pretty common grail here as well.
Consolidation complete! Down from 17 watches to 2 grails + 3 support
Rolex Seadweller 16600 / ALS Saxonia / Casio Edifice (travel) / Hamilton Intramatic (ultra-thin dress) / Kadloo Match Race (tool)
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