When you started getting into watches: what type(or style) of watches did you like and compare it to your current favourite style(My own example below)

At the beginning I thought "Field watches" were my favourite: plain, easy to read the time and hardy. I also thought(and still think) there is something seriously cool about wearing something a past soldier might have.

Fast forward a few months and out of nowhere appears my first "Dive" watch. A bit of background on myself: I can barely swim(you know those inflatable arm thingies? they were designed for folk like me), I hate going underwater anywhere with the exception of a hot bath yet I absolutely love dive watches. I like the bezel which I use for timing random events(or just spinning it to hear the clicking sound while grinning like a child).I feel a childish delight seeing bright lume emit from a dive watch plus: it's the perfect watch for British "monsoon" season 😉

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Hmm, it started with g shocks, still have plenty of them. Except 2 divers; seiko 2nd gen monster & seiko 5 'baby monster'- both nicknamed 'dracula'. Though i love them both a whole lot i think my collection will (if) grows in g shocks

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Dive watches are the gateway drug of watch collecting. I blame Seiko

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I was just considering this. Last year was when I began collecting in earnest. My first purchase to that end was my Brew Retromatic. It’s a copper colored dial and a squarish case with its bracelet. Then it was a bronze cased diver from CW, then on the very last day of that year it was the Tudor Ranger.

There were some smaller cheap purchases made but the trajectory was that I began with sort of a weirder or more unique watch with the Brew, then a pretty normal looking diver but in a weird material as bronze, and ended with a truly boring (not in a bad way if you ask me) Ranger.

I’m surprised by how much I enjoy the more classic look of the Ranger. I still love my other watches, and there’s a few weirder ones for sure, but I find as I get older I’m leaning more to conservative quality in designs than unique or quirky. Whether it’s my clothes or shoes I’m leaning more towards classic. Oh crap… am I middle aged now?! Did that just happen?

I guess the Ranger is still a bit strange but by my standards pretty tame.

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Dingus

I was just considering this. Last year was when I began collecting in earnest. My first purchase to that end was my Brew Retromatic. It’s a copper colored dial and a squarish case with its bracelet. Then it was a bronze cased diver from CW, then on the very last day of that year it was the Tudor Ranger.

There were some smaller cheap purchases made but the trajectory was that I began with sort of a weirder or more unique watch with the Brew, then a pretty normal looking diver but in a weird material as bronze, and ended with a truly boring (not in a bad way if you ask me) Ranger.

I’m surprised by how much I enjoy the more classic look of the Ranger. I still love my other watches, and there’s a few weirder ones for sure, but I find as I get older I’m leaning more to conservative quality in designs than unique or quirky. Whether it’s my clothes or shoes I’m leaning more towards classic. Oh crap… am I middle aged now?! Did that just happen?

I guess the Ranger is still a bit strange but by my standards pretty tame.

I think there is something about classic/conservative designs which has it's own unique "coolness" about them. I will always find my first G-shock really fun yet I have a Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer on the way and there is something really quite cool about the design even though it looks "plain" and has far less functions in comparison.

EDIT: Decided to return the Jazzmaster, it's a pretty watch but I didn't "connect" with it

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DancingWatch

I think there is something about classic/conservative designs which has it's own unique "coolness" about them. I will always find my first G-shock really fun yet I have a Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer on the way and there is something really quite cool about the design even though it looks "plain" and has far less functions in comparison.

EDIT: Decided to return the Jazzmaster, it's a pretty watch but I didn't "connect" with it

Agreed. There will always be days when I wear my green Moonswatch or that crazy green falcon eye Timex Q but most days have been the Tudor and a pair of Levi’s with a black tee. Here’s to the classics right?

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Dingus

Agreed. There will always be days when I wear my green Moonswatch or that crazy green falcon eye Timex Q but most days have been the Tudor and a pair of Levi’s with a black tee. Here’s to the classics right?

Tudor and Levi's is a vibe I wish I would have thought of sooner!

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Dingus

Agreed. There will always be days when I wear my green Moonswatch or that crazy green falcon eye Timex Q but most days have been the Tudor and a pair of Levi’s with a black tee. Here’s to the classics right?

It's like my current vibe of 62mas with Pyjama shorts 🤣

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I always had G shocks, but then got a little into those retro recraft seiko's.

Now I'm still into G shocks and field/divers.

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Field watches are my jam. They are the Swiss army knife of watches. They are thin often have good water resistance and can fit under a cuff at a more formal setting.

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I didn't have a style when I first started but I know I hated dive watches. Now I have many of them...and don't have any style that I reject outright. Everyone is welcome in my collection!

😂💸

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