Would you rather ?

Would you rather get 4 watches from these 4 brands ( CW,Doxa , Formex , Nivada Grenchen) or a Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT ( or a GS /Omega AT)

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The 4 watches 馃榾

That鈥檚 a hard decision.

Option 1. Get the Tudor new, to add onto your purchase history. (To get on the waitlist for another harder to get watch)

Option 2: Wait on the Tudor Blackbay 58 GMT. When the secondary market price finally dropped, get it pre-owned. Use the money saved to get a microbrand such as Nivada Grenchen F77:

Option 3: Buy all microbrands. Although the Formex and Nivada Grenchen are very similar.

DrColinDTate

The 4 watches 馃榾

Any particular reason ? I know it comes down to having a versatile collection or just 1 watch.

BadgeHoarder

That鈥檚 a hard decision.

Option 1. Get the Tudor new, to add onto your purchase history. (To get on the waitlist for another harder to get watch)

Option 2: Wait on the Tudor Blackbay 58 GMT. When the secondary market price finally dropped, get it pre-owned. Use the money saved to get a microbrand such as Nivada Grenchen F77:

Option 3: Buy all microbrands. Although the Formex and Nivada Grenchen are very similar.

Ah but it's the meteorite dial and mother of sky dial. The dial versatility. And personally i think they can co-exist in a collection.

Love green colour

I would get four pre owned GS 馃檮馃槀馃憤

Kieron

I would get four pre owned GS 馃檮馃槀馃憤

Nivada and formex are absolutel 馃敟馃憣

The 4 watches! Beautiful designs and amazing value. And these 4 watchbrands are great 鈱氾笍馃摳馃槑

Obsessed with Doxa lately so you know my answer 馃檭

100% Doxa !!!

I would prefer the Tudor.

Easy decision - definitely these four please 鈥

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I鈥檓 becoming more a Tudor Fanboy as of late soo yeah Tudor Gmt

Take your time and get all of them

Get a GS or Omega as a GADA and then run for your life!

The whole "problem" with the Tudor is once you have it, you'll want more and more and more Tudors and that can be hazardous to your bank account. 馃槀

Absolutely either any Grand Seiko or an AT. Preferably a GS.

Black bay. You can trade or re sell easier later if you want

heirspring

Get a GS or Omega as a GADA and then run for your life!

This is the best advise in the whole thread. Also, less is more. Buy fewer, nicer pieces.

Maybe save for a GS. Tough choice though honestly.

One great watch

I would have said F77 in any other instance, but that Doxa is a showstopper

Id go with one heavy hitter, i know im a freak, but i dont care to change my watch out. I love having one that never fails me (not that these four would fail,) but i am a creature of habit.

18-24 months ago it would have been the 4 watches without question. Now I lean much more in favor of the one (either a Lake Suwa GS or a white dial blue accent Omega AT).

But on the right (wrong?) day I might still go with the 4

Great post. I sold my BB58 and ordered a Maen Brooklyn 36 Wise Adamascus, Nivada Grenchen and Erebus Ascent with the money (close to anyway) I already have a Formex Essence 39 and am looking at a Sealander鈥.

Decision very much depends for me on:

a) what you currently have

b) what the watch represents

C) how you use watches

d) your financial situation

If you鈥檝e yet to buy a luxury watch, but think that鈥檚 something you鈥檇 be interested in, buy the Omega / Tudor. You may (but it鈥檚 unlikely) find that getting that 鈥渙ne鈥 special watch scratches the itch, and game over.

But if you already own a luxury watch (or two) and just want a new watch to broaden your options, go micro-brand. Based on my experience with CW, Farer and StudioUnderdog, the designs pop, the engineering is amazingly good, and they offer great value.

For me personally, some of my watches represent important milestones in life: totems that remind me to be grateful. A milestone watch should be something special. In my case, it means a watch I couldn鈥檛 otherwise justify buying: something that I have to save for, to wait for.

Then, of course, there鈥檚 the question of cost. In my mind at least, watches are a luxury, not an investment, so there鈥檚 a hard financial constraint that you have to accept. Many will disagree, but in my view you shouldn鈥檛 factor resale value into your decision to buy a watch. The value of a watch is the joy it will give you, and nothing more.

I would get just one watch. Either one of the more expensive ones (58, GS, AT), or whichever of the less expensive ones I like best and then pocket the remainder of the budget. In other words, of the seven watches you referenced, I would get the one of those I like best.

And the green Doxa would likely be my pick out of those.

Tudor or Omega

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