Pipe Dreams of the Perfect Watch

The perfect watch is an illusion. Despite all of one’s sought-after features being mixed to together into a resulting timepiece…one little bit of design will teeter the jenga tower to a precarious level of incomplete satisfaction. And so revs up the cycle of looking for yet another watch to fill that seemingly-simple void.

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My Bertucci was perfect on paper: warm gold-tone aluminum case, white dial with black arabic numerals, rugged and beautiful hard wear, excellent legibilty, and the reliability of an all metal long-lasting quartz movement driving a solidly-built timepiece.

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All of that’s pretty much true. But there’s something that leaves me disappointed. There’s something that mostly leaves this watch in the drawer. Is the dial too white? Are the hands too thin? Should I have gone with another color? I just can’t figure it out. I love all those — by themselves I suppose?

I don’t know. I’m getting tired looking for that perfect watch.

Have you guys found your perfect watch? Or Is it just a pipe dream for you?

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I'm looking for good enough.

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TerminusVox

I'm looking for good enough.

That’s a creed I wish I shared.

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The perfect watch is subjective - this is perfect for me...

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Amazing construction and feel, deep etched caseback, solid bezel action, classic styling, capable tool performance, deadly accurate, incredible brand history, dressy enough for black-tie or casual enough for a hike...

Perfect...

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skxcellent

The perfect watch is subjective - this is perfect for me...

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Amazing construction and feel, deep etched caseback, solid bezel action, classic styling, capable tool performance, deadly accurate, incredible brand history, dressy enough for black-tie or casual enough for a hike...

Perfect...

You know, the Seamaster design is one that could tick all the boxes for many people.

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For me "perfect" Is a very personal concept and changes from day to day. My little OP was perfect for the funeral I attended the other day. My San Martin was "perfect" today as I wanted a watch that makes me smile. I don't own a perfect watch for ever occasion. "Perfect" can exist in context IMO.

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CliveBarker1967

For me "perfect" Is a very personal concept and changes from day to day. My little OP was perfect for the funeral I attended the other day. My San Martin was "perfect" today as I wanted a watch that makes me smile. I don't own a perfect watch for ever occasion. "Perfect" can exist in context IMO.

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Variety is a spice of life.

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Admittedly, every time I wear this one (it even goes with a fleece hoodie) I think to myself I really don’t need any other watch…

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But then I go work in the garden, cycle through the rain, go on holiday, just relaxing…and am glad I got a dozen others to choose from 😅

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Icarium

Admittedly, every time I wear this one (it even goes with a fleece hoodie) I think to myself I really don’t need any other watch…

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But then I go work in the garden, cycle through the rain, go on holiday, just relaxing…and am glad I got a dozen others to choose from 😅

Well…that is a pretty special watch after all. You don’t see something like that everyday.

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I'm finding the best way to get the Perfect Watch is to either modify or built. I think of the hands on your Bertucci where more, or even fully black, that would help, they disappear a little too much as is.

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I can't afford my perfect watch, that's why I'm going to build it.