Inadvertently turning into a Swiss snob

Here is my current main 5 of my collection

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With the announcement of the Pelagos 39mm today I am really debating about selling The Citizen and my Uemura to fund the new pelagos, and down the road I still really want a moonwatch. So that means my collection would go from 2 big hitter Swiss watches and 2 big hitter Japanese watches, plus my Ginault, to 4 big brand Swiss watches, plus my Ginault (which admittedly is a Swiss design rip off). I still have a pair of G-Shocks so I won’t be completely absent of japanese watches. Any one else worry about things like this? 

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I would not worry about that. I don't care where my watch is made. I actually realised extremely late (after getting into watches) that some people think Swiss is "better" or more desirable.

That said, I would more like sell the Ginault, why have a Ginault Submariner and Tudor Submariner? I know they aren't called that but that is what they are?

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This is definitely me rn, along with a Gshock and F91w to supplement 😂 

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MegaBob

I would not worry about that. I don't care where my watch is made. I actually realised extremely late (after getting into watches) that some people think Swiss is "better" or more desirable.

That said, I would more like sell the Ginault, why have a Ginault Submariner and Tudor Submariner? I know they aren't called that but that is what they are?

The Ginault I had custom made with the red bezel and every time I wear it I absolutely love it. Like you said it is probably too much overlap with the Pelagos, but I just don’t see myself parting with it

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Oh wow I love that Citizen! Personally, I'd keep that one around 

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street.credor

Oh wow I love that Citizen! Personally, I'd keep that one around 

I really like The Citizen too, the problem is ever since i got the explorer and santos I never seem to reach for it in the morning. It is my wife’s favorite watch in my collection though, so she is trying to convince me to keep it too

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I'm in the exact same boat.. I have been through Seikos and G-Shocks mostly with a couple of swiss pieces, I also have touched on a microbrand and a Vostok. But now I'm aiming for a 3-watch collection with a vintage Omega, a Blackbay36 and a metal G-Shock Square.... Maybe I can squeeze in a Seiko or GS with time 🤔

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Badgerracer

I really like The Citizen too, the problem is ever since i got the explorer and santos I never seem to reach for it in the morning. It is my wife’s favorite watch in my collection though, so she is trying to convince me to keep it too

I second that!! Those new "GS-killers" look very similar 👌

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You are not alone.. once you've acquired a few nicer pieces, the cheaper ones (unless very unique or personally significant) cease to serve the collection. There are only 7 days in a week so of course you're going to want to give proper time to the ones you love the most. I have the same dilemma... have a citizen gps satellite wave that just sits in the box (which is used to set the time for all my other watches) which I am debating exchanging for a newer seiko astron down the road. 

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It's 2022 and their are no racial quotas in watch collecting.  Buy what you like without a thought to origin.  Japan will find some way to survive even if they aren't nationally recognized in your collection.

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Yes i do think about these sort of things because i buy watches from countries I have visited. Im sorely lacking a watch from the UK and Macedonia though… i’ve been to Japan twice so I do feel another Japanese watch is in order and your Citizen looks bangin hot! 
 

IMO i’d lose the Uemura and Ginault for the Pelly 39. and then source out GS 9F GMT. FWIW, Cartier’s a brand from France, so I wouldnt count them as “Swiss”

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M.addd

Yes i do think about these sort of things because i buy watches from countries I have visited. Im sorely lacking a watch from the UK and Macedonia though… i’ve been to Japan twice so I do feel another Japanese watch is in order and your Citizen looks bangin hot! 
 

IMO i’d lose the Uemura and Ginault for the Pelly 39. and then source out GS 9F GMT. FWIW, Cartier’s a brand from France, so I wouldnt count them as “Swiss”

Get a Rolex. They're from London 😏 it's a slightly bigger reach than Cartier but still, technically that's where they are coming from. They happen to make their watches in Switzerland now but so does Cartier for the most part and Richemont HQ is in Switzerland as well....

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MegaBob

Get a Rolex. They're from London 😏 it's a slightly bigger reach than Cartier but still, technically that's where they are coming from. They happen to make their watches in Switzerland now but so does Cartier for the most part and Richemont HQ is in Switzerland as well....

Hence why i mentioned the brand, not their watch department. Would like to add Cartier was founded in 1847 In Paris, France. Richemont acquired its entirety in 1989(correct me if im wrong). Its been predominantly a French brand. To call it Swiss is like deleting its overall brand prestige and histories