This core collection took me about 13 years to attain. I will be selling my remaining pieces to get my collection down to these four. I’ll probably keep a few Seiko‘s and other pieces that aren’t really worth selling and I still enjoy, but these four will get the most wrist-time
Omega Speedmaster Professional Man on the Moon- hesalite crystal, manual wind. I purchased this after watching the last space shuttle launch and successfully completing a work project in Florida in 2013.
Grand Seiko GMT - I wanted a “true” GMT and this watch spoke to me. Although slightly smaller than what I typically wear at 39mm, I believe this watch wears slightly larger. The diameter and height ratio are perfect as well (12mm). I did have the Tudor Black Bay GMT but it was just too thick and not as comfortable as the grand Seiko. I would like the Rolex polar explorer, but I refuse to pay over retail for a watch due to artificial supply constraints by rolex (a whole different subject)
Seiko LX Spring Drive - I’ve always wanted the hulk submariner, but at 20K+ on the pre-owned market..this fit the bill. A large watch that is extremely comfortable and light thanks to the high grade titanium case and bracelet. The spring drive is amazing and this timepiece outperforms the hulk on every level. Limited to 500 pieces…this one was hard to find.
Omega Aqua-Terra - white (light silver?) with dark outlined indices and hands with the orange second hand. This is my grail watch. I love the skipping hour hands for changing time zones (and not a hassle to change the date when leaving 30 day months). I love everything about this watch. If I had to keep only one…it would be this watch.
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