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    Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    I was recently speaking with a fellow watch enthusiant who sold his collection of 20+ low-midrange watches to begin upgrading to a collection of 5 or so watches. Like most people on WSU I believe, I have a list of watches of my top must-have watch in each category (Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot). What are yours?

    Here's mine: (Only have specific Reference Numbers for a couple)

    Dress: Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso 47mm
    Sport: Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Dive: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 233.30.41.21.01.001
    Chrono: Rolex Daytona (special mention to Tag Heuer Autavia/Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch)
    Pilot: IWC Mark XVIII

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    Dress: JLC Ultrathin Moon
    Sport: GS Snowflake
    Dive: Rolex Submariner
    Chrono: Rolex Daytona
    Pilot: Never been a fan...

    This being said, for the last year or so I've only worn my Submariner and Daytona. They pretty much cover all the bases for me (Sport, dress, beater, etc).
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    My categories are much simpler...

    Blue: VC Overseas (4500V/110A-B128)
    Black: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe (5000-1110-70B)
    Light: Grand Seiko Four Seasons "Spring" (SBGA413)
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    Dress: Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso Large Small Second
    Sport: Breitling Avenger GMT II
    Dive: Tudor Black Bay 58
    Chrono: IWC Portugieser Chronograph Edition 150 years
    Pilot: Breitling Navitimer B01



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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    This is the collection I am trying to work towards (about halfway there)

    Dress - Nomos Tangente or STOWA Antea KS (haven’t decided which)
    Diver - Monta Oceanking
    Sport/GMT - Monta Atlas
    Chrono/Pilot - Seagull 1963
    Pilot Bonus - Stowa Flieger 36mm

    Bonus Sports when I pay off my wife and my student loans in ~3 years - Rolex OP36 White


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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    Quote Originally Posted by Calefornia View Post
    Here's mine: (Only have specific Reference Numbers for a couple)

    Dress: Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso 47mm
    Sport: Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Dive: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 233.30.41.21.01.001
    Chrono: Rolex Daytona (special mention to Tag Heuer Autavia/Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch)
    Pilot: IWC Mark XVIII

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    Aren't these all sport watches?

    And aren't all dive and pilot watches 'sport' watches by definition? Chrono's also mostly sport?

    What I am saying is can I cheat and have 2 Dive watches because one is a sport watch ;)
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    I don't do "categories"--mine all pretty much multipurpose--depends more on the mood (with the exception of the one in the middle which is a bit dressier than the rest).
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    Dress: Citizen Chronomaster
    Sport: Explorer
    Dive: Black Bay Red
    Chrono: no thanks
    Pilot: no thanks



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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    dress, sport, dive, drive= explorer 114270
    chrono- omega dymanic
    Rolex Explorer 114270
    Rolex Explorer 2 Polar 3186 16570
    Rolex Datejust 1601
    Omega Dynamic Chronograph
    Omega Seamaster London Olymipcs
    Omega Seamaster 1956
    Nomos Timeless I Club
    Accutron Spaceview 1964
    Oris Divers Sixty Five Heritage 40mm
    Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Manual Wind
    Hamilton Mechanical 1981 Military
    Breitling Colt GMT HMX-1 Marine One
    Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Sector Date
    Ming 17.01 Blue
    Ming 17.03 GMT Red
    Rado Captain Cook
    Bucherer Day/Date 1970's
    Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chrono
    Seagull 1963 Chrono Sapphire
    Citizen Blue Angels AT8020-3L
    Seiko SNK809
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    Re: Your Number One Watch for Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot

    Quote Originally Posted by Calefornia View Post
    I was recently speaking with a fellow watch enthusiant who sold his collection of 20+ low-midrange watches to begin upgrading to a collection of 5 or so watches. Like most people on WSU I believe, I have a list of watches of my top must-have watch in each category (Dress, Sport, Dive, Chrono, Pilot). What are yours?

    Here's mine: (Only have specific Reference Numbers for a couple)

    Dress: Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso 47mm
    Sport: Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Dive: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 233.30.41.21.01.001
    Chrono: Rolex Daytona (special mention to Tag Heuer Autavia/Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch)
    Pilot: IWC Mark XVIII

    Thoughts?
    I like your list. The Reverso is a great choice as a dress watch, though I have never cared for how they look on my particular wrist so I have never bought one. I always look at them longingly, though, and bought one for my wife. It really suits her. For the sports watch, I went with the exact same model for my collection, so no argument there. For a Dive watch, I like the idea of the Seamaster, but don’t like it in person. Plus, it’s a little big for my taste, but I have small wrists. For the chrono... I can’t get over the price premium on the Daytona. It’s simply too expensive for what it is (at least in my opinion). That plus the multi year wait would take it off my list. For the pilot watch? Yeah, the Mark XVIII is a solid choice. Simple, clean, well executed.

    I ended up with the following, myself. These all make me very happy, and I’m not looking to upgrade or flip any of them.

    Dress: A Lange 1815 Up/Down, current version, in rose gold
    Sport: Rolex Explorer 114270
    Dive: Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III (40mm)
    Chrono: Omega CK 2998 Speedmaster (40mm, older version)
    Pilot: Don’t currently have one; see next item instead
    Business Casual/Sporty/Office: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in Titanium, strap and bracelet (mood)

    I sold my Mark XVI about the time I bought the Octo, and they serve the same purpose in my wardrobe. I wear the Octo or the Explorer to work most days depending on my outfit. Occasionally it’s the Speedy instead, but it’s a slightly less practical watch now that my eyes are losing their close vision—I need the reading glasses to actually use the chronograph, any chronograph. The Fifty Fathoms is for weekends. The A Lange is whenever I think I can get away with it since it’s my absolute favorite. It better be, given what it costs.

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