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My ideal five watch collection:

1. AP Royal Oak 15400 - my first acquisition; will be my daily wearer for the foreseeable future:



2. Nomos Tangomat - coveted this watch at a time when I couldn't justify throwing down even $2500. Love how it's so eccentric, unpretentious, and elegant under a shirt cuff. My next purchase



3. IWC Big Pilot 5009 - was seriously considering this against the AP. Love how "FU" this looks on the wrist, the sweep of the second hand, and the quirky numerals:



(Would be happy with 1-3; 4 and 5 are if I become rich)

4. ALS Richard Lange, Platinum - perfect size and dial for a dress watch for me; love Lange's aspiration to quartz-like accuracy with this one (more useful and impressive to me than most complications)



5. Richard Mille 035 - Love that it was engineered for maximum lightness and ability to withstand shock - as with the RL, a more useful feature to me than calendars, chrono, moonphase, etc. Also think this is one of the most tasteful RM models without compromising the RM DNA.

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in no order, a little something different from other lists..


DSSD.
JLC Extreme Lab 2 (a huge stretch for me..)
IWC 3786
PAM 346
GO Senator Sixties Panorama Date (silver dial)
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im having a really hard time with this list.

in no particular order

rolex SS datejust (should never have sold mine). white face, roman numerals. or maybe a pepsi dial GMT, not sure.

AP RO

ALS zeitwerk (its not really even close to attainable at present, but its well under 6 figures and i want it so bad)

pp anual calendar, not sure which model. (see above)

holding a spot for #5
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I've been thinking about this for a couple of days and will need some time to complete. However, the following come to mind immediately so I'll start there (images courtesy of google img search).

 

IWC 3713 Der Doppel:

 

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Rolex Mil Sub

 

Grande Lange 1 Platinum:

 

Paul Newman Daytona:

 

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And I'll leave the last slot open...for now.

 

Nice choices.  The 3713 is one of the few watches I've ever been interested in owning that used a Val 7750 as its base.  That original pyramid style bracelet is beautiful and amazingly comfortable.

 

As for the PN Daytona, beautiful watch...although I'd favor one with the screw down pushers, but thats a minor point.

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I've got the vintage bug bad drool.gif

1. Speedmaster 376.0822

2. c861 pre-moon Speedmaster

3. a rg or wg omega with the 30T2RG calibre

4. c321 Seamaster chrono from the 1950s

5. stainless pie-pan Connie
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Wearing this today:



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im having a really hard time with this list...
 

 

Aint that the truth!! This is/was much harder than I anticipated.

 

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Nice choices.  The 3713 is one of the few watches I've ever been interested in owning that used a Val 7750 as its base.  That original pyramid style bracelet is beautiful and amazingly comfortable.

 

As for the PN Daytona, beautiful watch...although I'd favor one with the screw down pushers, but thats a minor point.

 

I really like your thoughtful feedback in this thread. Well thought out, snark and vitriol free. It's refreshing and contributes to the enlightening nature of this thread as a whole.

 

Couldn't agree more about the Beads of Rice bracelet on the IWC. I had one on my 3706 Flieger Chrono. I had doubts initially as I was so conservative in my tastes, i.e., Oyster style bracelet was the only one I liked. But it was so damn comfortable that it grew on my quickly. It didn't take long to love the aesthetics.

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I really like your thoughtful feedback in this thread. Well thought out, snark and vitriol free. It's refreshing and contributes to the enlightening nature of this thread as a whole.

 

Couldn't agree more about the Beads of Rice bracelet on the IWC. I had one on my 3706 Flieger Chrono. I had doubts initially as I was so conservative in my tastes, i.e., Oyster style bracelet was the only one I liked. But it was so damn comfortable that it grew on my quickly. It didn't take long to love the aesthetics.

Thanks for the kind words Patrick.  Overall, the regulars here  may have different ideas about various brands and the directions we want our collections to take, but they are all a good bunch of guys.  Exchanging different experiences and impressions really helps one to learn about the various brands, and in the process we all make some good friends.

 

I came very close to buying a 3706 or 3713 back in the mid 1996.  However, an AD had just gotten in my grail watch, a new all steel 16520 Daytona and it was going for list price.  I couldn't swing both pieces back then.  So I got the Daytona and figured I'd get around to a 3706 or 3713 on a bracelet a bit later.  I guess I still have to make good on that promise one of these days.  cheers.gif

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My German family.
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My German family.

 Sinn chronos are very cool. 

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 Very nice 15400 !

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Wearing this one today.
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Niiiiiiiiice.
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Niiiiiiiiice.

Thank you.

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Wearing this one today.

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