Watch buying advise - USD20k to spend (just 1 piece)

Reaching out to the watch folks on WatchCrunch for some advise. I have USD20k (+/- a little here to factor in rounding) to spend on a watch, and would love opinions.

Current collection includes:

  • Rolex Explorer 1 (39mm) - daily wear

  • Tudor GMT (aka Diet Pepsi on an Uncle Seiko jubilee)

  • G-Shock Square (resin & full metal)

  • Hamilton Khaki King II (day date)

The watches being considered include:

  1. Rolex GMT Master 2 (Bruce Wayne / Pepsi / Rootbeer)

  2. Vacheron Overseas (white dial)

  3. Tudor FXD

  4. Zenith Defy Extreme (black)

  5. JLC reverso tribute dual face calendar

  6. Keep the money & invest it (not in watches...)

No rules - need not spend all the money, only really looking to buy one watch (to mark a special occasion) rather than maxing out the full budget, suggestions outside of the 5 above welcome.

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The VC Overseas would be a cherry on top of that collection, but I would go with the JLC, dependent upon your lifestyle dictating that it be worn in a regular rotation.

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That is a serious budget (nearly twice the amount of your current collection), what do you like the most? There are so many options at your disposal, but when you are talking the price of a car, buy the one that you really want.

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I would say reverso since it seems you are missing a dress watch in your collection but like @cornfedksboy said only if you would wear it somewhat regularly that would also leave a chunk of change to use however you please (vacation, invest, etc). Second choice for me would be the overseas

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1 skip the Rolex, you’ve got a Tudor

2. I prefer the blue dial, but either is a winner

3. Good choice, and everybody needs a diver.

4. “Defy” was defiant enough, no need to add extreme in there. It’s trying too hard, hard pass.

5. Yes. Absolutely yes.

6. Let’s not be ridiculous here.

In conclusion, I’d get the VC or JLC.

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Or this one that is within your price point, and truly lustworthy.

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SurferJohn

Or this one that is within your price point, and truly lustworthy.

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Breguet has been on my mind as of late. Lots of mentions of them and they continue to remain slept on in the community.

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From that list I’d take the JLC or VC. Normally I’d jump at the Rolex but you have a Tudor GMT.

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Wow congratulations!! Like mentioned here JLC or VC

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I have a strange taste for black and gold, so I would mainly reccomend this Omega...

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Or a dramatically cheaper Tissot, for just 1100 euro...

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Or a lovely beater from Invicta (that I have) for amazing 62 euro!!

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I truly hope you won’t let a bunch of knuckle-heads on a forum decide how to spend your twenty grand! Thanks for the privilege though!

Gold Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.

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Can't hurt to check out Bulgari if you haven't as of yet. Photos don't do them justice, the wrist feel is butter, some of the movements are groundbreaking and you'll rarely encounter another one. This is the Roma though the Octo Finissimo is imo equally sublime.

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Here is my vote.

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I’d also throw Grand Seiko in the mix.

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From that list all in for the JLC

At that price you can also look at independents

  • Moser

  • Armin Strom

  • Habring

  • Dornbluth

Good luck

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HoratioSanchez

I truly hope you won’t let a bunch of knuckle-heads on a forum decide how to spend your twenty grand! Thanks for the privilege though!

Gold Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.

I don't know if I qualify as a knucklehead, but I doubt it. If you have 20k to spend on a watch, why not give the money away and save a few people's lives? That would be a human investment.

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I would go for a Vacheron or JLC. But not the Reverso for JLC though. The rest just doesn't speak much, although I agree, you don't need to go to the 'Extreme' for the Defy. 🤤

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Personally I'd go for a D.Dornbluth & Sohn and invest the rest elsewhere