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Old 01-09-2017, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone!! I'm new to the world of watches and was hoping for some tips and tricks for watch purchasing and collecting. Like what are the 3 watches everybody should own as well as favorite brands and styles.


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G-Shock (9400)
Modern Diver (Seadweller)
Vintage Chronograph (Autavia)
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chronograph, diver, and a dress watch. i'll let your budget dictact which to get

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The three you like most
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The three you like most
This. Any answers I give are based on my own likes and styles, (and size) based on years and years of being in this watch hobby.

You need to start your own journey. That is part of the fun.

Seiko/Citizen is a good place to start, especially if you are on a budget.

But, the most important part is to have fun.

Also, a little advice. Dont worry about "collecting". Don't buy to collect or to have a certain brand or style just because you don't have it in your lot of watches. Buy the watches that fit your needs/style, wear them and enjoy them.
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24K gold diamond encrusted Rolex, any Swiss made Tourbillon and a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater. Then you will be set
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My personal top 3 are
1. Rolex sea-dweller,
2. omega speedmaster
3. IWC big pilot

Of course you should get what you like


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chronograph, diver, and a dress watch. i'll let your budget dictact which to get

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Great 1st time post, right on the money!
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I vote the following 3 in no particular order.
One nice dress watch for weddings and funerals
One cool diver. Make sure you get desk diver swirls
on it to give it character
And one digi to show people you are a Techie.
And a 4th jus fer the heckovit. Russkie to show you
support Glastnost.

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1 - Timex Ironman
2 - Old-school G-shock
3 - Quartz Pocket watch, faux gold plated.

... I jest.
So much personal choice here, so, I'm going generic.
A nice dress watch.
A tool watch (think diver, g-shock, ironman)
A fun watch of your choosing. I like Vostok for price and modding is super easy.
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So, I've noticed that a lot of what everyone is saying is preference. Now with that being said the suggestions that I got were amazing. The diver, the chronograph, and the sport. Previously, I had not put a price range on what I would like to spend. I wouldn't mind used but the max I would pay for a single watch would be $2000.

Thanks for all your suggestions and I hope this helps narrow it a little more.

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I feel like a collection SHOULD have a diver (which is why I am looking into buying my first diver) MAYBE a chronograph or a sports watch and any other watch that you fancy!
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Funk:
I clean forgot pocketwatches for one o the 3.
Wore em for 22 years on the RR pushin throttles
an blowing whistles.
I used to be able to spell incompetent boob. Now I
are one!

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I clean forgot pocketwatches for one o the 3.
Wore em for 22 years on the RR pushin throttles
an blowing whistles.
I used to be able to spell incompetent boob. Now I
are one!

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I only have one pocket watch, and I have one more (at least) that I'll grab up one day (Hamilton or Elgin G.C.T. See below). I really do like a nice pocket watch, it is just easier to manage a watch since my front pockets are full with my wallet and my phone.


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My 3 picks are as follows:

1. Rolex Daytona in SS
2. A Seiko diver (turtle, Sumo etc?)
3. Any Patek Philippe (Nautilus 5990/1A-001)

If there were a #4 it would be a gold piece, maybe an all yellow gold Rolex SubC with date.
You could manage #2 well within your budget of 2k per.

I realize that I didn't quite answer the question as it was intended. Should everyone own my list? No, of course not. But in my strange little world, my list works for me! Overall, this thread, in its entirety, will probably help to answer the question.

Most importantly, be SURE you get what you like.
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Funk:
You just had to post that GCT didn't you?
You is driving me crazy with watches from yesteryear!
I stopped carrying pocketwatches when US RRs relaxed
their requirements on RR grade quartz wrist watches.

I bought a Bulova 218 (RR grade quartz) but kept my 2
Hammy RR watches til 2015. When I flipped em for a
hefty profit.

GCT brings back ole times Funk.

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However, I'll add that you shouldn't be afraid of getting the "wrong" piece either. So you really think you like it and get it and then you realize that you hate it. Sell it. It's no big deal.
I would point out the obvious corollary: Don't keep a watch you don't absolutely love unless it's a gift. If it's your money, don't keep money tied up in a piece you don't love.

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My 3 picks are as follows:

1. Rolex Daytona in SS
2. A Seiko diver (turtle, Sumo etc?)
3. Any Patek Philippe (Nautilus 5990/1A-001)

If there were a #4 it would be a gold piece, maybe an all yellow gold Rolex SubC with date.
You could manage #2 well within your budget of 2k per.

Most importantly, be SURE you get what you like.
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A diver, a dress and an everyday watch. Could be a beater or any of the three depending upon your lifestyle.
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I'd get watches with different types of straps - leather, metal bracelet, rubber and I' recommend one quartz too, this way you have one that is most likely running.
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