By Land, Sea, Air or Suit

It’s a simple poll but I was curious. Out of these popular watch styles, which one do you find yourself going to first when choosing a new watch? I know there are other styles and options but I’m sticking you with these. Also, I don’t mean the exact ones pictured.

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I tend to lean more towards diver, pilot, and field watches. When going pilot though, I tend to stick to simple three handers, as they are designed on the same philosophy as diver and field watches, legibility trumps all. 

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Like the use of Jack Mason models. I don’t own one, but like them. I usually gravitate towards divers, but need to pull out of that thinking. 

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I chose the one with the pretty teal dial, I don't really care what genre it's supposed to represent.

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I need to be careful not to end up with an entire collection comprised almostsolely of dress watches. To grossly generalize: Divers speak to me a little, and racing and aviators and GMTs and fields not at all.

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If it’s a quartz-based watch, I am usually looking at chronographs - which tend to be moto-inspired by but not always. I think mecha-quartz chronos really take advantage of their movements by not only being more affordable in general, but also offered in packages with much more attractive (to my wrist) case dimensions and bolder/fresher dial designs. The JM racing chrono pictured here is a great example - a less common squarish-cushion case in 40mm with some fun registers (above the 6) and playful pops of color on timing hand. Other fun examples might be the Brew Metric or the recent Nivada-Gretchen Datomaster (the W&W edition was phenomenal).

I’d love to see a dress watch that was done really well that took advantage of it’s quartz movement - something slim and in a smaller case size. I think Vario found something with their recent reversible dual-time - you get those Reverso, Tank Must, Basculante like vibes. Hope more brands jump on this.

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I've got Divers, Dress and Aviators but I'm going through a Chronograph faze right now. The Race theme chrono's speak to me.  Plus I have Chronographidis which I'm not sure is curable. 

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I am predisposed to #chronographs so that knocks out ½ of the choices. #brown #leather #rallystraps are an aesthetic I am really into at the moment as well so the racing chrono gets my vote✅

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TickyBurden

I need to be careful not to end up with an entire collection comprised almostsolely of dress watches. To grossly generalize: Divers speak to me a little, and racing and aviators and GMTs and fields not at all.

I’m in the same boat. I like interesting dress watches though. Not plain ones. I need an interesting dial. Divers are a solid second mostly because there’s just easier to wear casually when you don’t know what the day will bring. 

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lmchew

I’m in the same boat. I like interesting dress watches though. Not plain ones. I need an interesting dial. Divers are a solid second mostly because there’s just easier to wear casually when you don’t know what the day will bring. 

Your WRUWs are sharp indeed!

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Ive got the divers I want, the Aviation watch I want, the dress watches , the field watches . So my natural inclination is either a twin dial Chronograph or a race timer !   I’m pretty fixated on a race timer but the twin dial Hamilton chrono in the cushion case style has drawn my eyes  like a blackhole does light,  well as the Hanhardt  pilot chronograph in looks , different slightly but; same same enough … Its a tough choice , I choose a race timer….. !

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I tend towards an aviator style but as @whitesalmon  said am currently going through a Chronograph phase .

Simple design is my goto whatever the type of watch.

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You left out the best class...sport. 
 

That's my go to

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bevelwerks

If it’s a quartz-based watch, I am usually looking at chronographs - which tend to be moto-inspired by but not always. I think mecha-quartz chronos really take advantage of their movements by not only being more affordable in general, but also offered in packages with much more attractive (to my wrist) case dimensions and bolder/fresher dial designs. The JM racing chrono pictured here is a great example - a less common squarish-cushion case in 40mm with some fun registers (above the 6) and playful pops of color on timing hand. Other fun examples might be the Brew Metric or the recent Nivada-Gretchen Datomaster (the W&W edition was phenomenal).

I’d love to see a dress watch that was done really well that took advantage of it’s quartz movement - something slim and in a smaller case size. I think Vario found something with their recent reversible dual-time - you get those Reverso, Tank Must, Basculante like vibes. Hope more brands jump on this.

Well said

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biglove

You left out the best class...sport. 
 

That's my go to

Only had four slots but definitely an oversight on my part. Sport should have replaced the dress. 

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The diver is running away with it. I can’t say I’m surprised but I find them a little clunky for the most part. I do have a Seiko PADI that is pretty cool though.