Originally Posted by Dino944
Stitchy, in your excitement about your new watch...I think you misread Nuke's question. It was directed toward Frills and asked about Perpetual Calendars vs. Perpetual Calendar Chronographs. Frills doesn't own an Annual Calendar (at least not that I'm aware of).
Personally, I don't care for annual calendars. Yes, less expensive and allows more people to get close to owning a "Perpetual Calendar"...but to me go big or go home! If I can't afford the real deal, I don't want a near imitator. I know not everyone will like that answer, but that's where I stand on that issue. YMMV.
opps, yeah, my speed reading made me look the fool there.
my answer stays the same though. just visa versa. while the perp cal chrono is function wise the same and more than a perp cal, there are enough model variations that would warrant both imo.
as to your point on annual calendars, im afraid i dont see it that way. for example, JLC and blancpain both make beautiful annual calendars that imo have nothing to do with a perp cal, and are in no way failing to go big. they are wonderful watches that provide the day, date and month, and as a bonus they provide the convenience of once yearly only adjusting.
now, there are certainly annuals that look like a poor mans perpetual, but i find those are in general the ones that are all sub dials, like many of the PP annual calendars. those do usually fall flat for me, and do seem to be almost what they want to be but not quite. however, the ones that use windows and arrows are often really nice and instead of a poor mans perp, they are more like a rich mans day date.
just my opinion as a poor man.
I think Nuke's question was interesting...but if he truly is a 1 watch love kind of guy...I would think that would necessitate his always liquidating and trading, and not actually building a collection. It could be financially more sound and better for ones wallet, provided each new watch does not become significantly more expensive requiring one to continue to add funds to the purchase. It would also make sure one gets their money's worth when it comes to wrist time. However, it doesn't leave room for versatility, such as a pure sports watch or a pure dress watch. Rather one has to find a jack of all trades. Some watches can straddle that line well, but still there are times a really dress watch is the best choice and times a very rugged sports watch makes the most sense.
agree with this for sure. and i think most one watch guys, who are truly watch guys, end up going from one to the next as their one watch. rare for a watch lover to have a one watch and truly stick to it.