Having whittled the collection down to a few watches, I'm looking to add a chronograph to complete my "ideal 4". Over the last few years of collecting I've learned a lot about what I want/don't want in a watch, and because of these lessons Oris has become my go to for many reasons. I've narrowed it down to two, but am having a lot of trouble trying to decide which to go with.
First, the current collection.
Stowa Marine Original - Dress watch for the few times that require it
Oris Aquis Clipperton - My everyday wear
Seiko 2nd gen Orange Monster - Beater for when I'm doing something that might damage the Oris
Pretty happy with those and the Clipperton remains the only watch I've ever owned that I like as much today as when I bought it. Spends time on both the bracelet and rubber strap, half and half.
I like wearing the clipperton on the bracelet at work, but don't like the bracelet at home because of the lack of adjustability. Don't like swapping them every day though, so my solution (see what I did there?) is to add a chrono for my at home GADA watch and leave the Clipperton on the bracelet for every day at work.
I've narrowed it to these two:
Oris Aquis Chronograph
Big Crown Propilot Chronograph, the black face textile strap model shown below
Some thoughts on both. There's very little online about either, nothing really comprehensive. I have 8" wrists, so the size isn't an issue. Would prefer something big to be honest, even the clipperton looks a little dinky when I see it on my wrist in a mirror.
- New for about $2400
- Love the rubber strap
- For an everyday wear I like good water resistance
- Seems like more of a "do anything" watch
- Apparently 19mm thick, which is pretty out there.
- Can find it for around $1700
- Decent water resistance for a non-diver chrono
- More strap options
- Bit different from what I've got already
Anyone with experience with either one of these or has thoughts and wants to chime in would be appreciated. I've been going back and forth for days now.