My Core collection

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. 
 

Thanks for looking

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Very awesome collection! That LX is really eye-catching 👀👀👀

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Thank you. It’s a great watch for sure. 

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Awesome collection!

Im a huge fan of both Omega and seiko.

love your LX😍 not every day you see one.

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that LX is amazing! great collection mate! ideas for the next purchase? within those two brands or want to diversify?

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Awsome! What's the watch roll?

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Couldn’t agree with you more on the AT. I have one too and it’s on my wrist more than 50% of the time.

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Reese98

Awsome! What's the watch roll?

Watch Roll is by Mirage bought off Amazon. 

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GoingTopShelf

Couldn’t agree with you more on the AT. I have one too and it’s on my wrist more than 50% of the time.

perfect size for my wrist (7-3/4), keeps amazingly accurate time. 

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sportify89

that LX is amazing! great collection mate! ideas for the next purchase? within those two brands or want to diversify?

I’m sitting tight right now. Sold off a Tudor Pelagos and IWC MK XVIII (little prince). I still have several other Seiko‘s, a few citizens, a Laco, Tissot, Orient and San Martin Homages. I’ll put them up on another post for sure. 

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That is a solid collection. I like that there isn’t any overlap and you have pretty much every situation covered. Plus it is just left field enough not to be the obvious choices.

I didn’t realise that Seiko existed, must research It!

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Nice! #collectiongoals

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Very cool

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I love my Aqua Terra too, the most versatile watch in my collection. Mine is the grey/silver dial with blue indices and hands. Although it doesn't get the most wrist time and it isn't my favourite (second favourite 🤣), I do agree that if I can only keep one watch, it's the AT 

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I love the Omega and it's on my radar for my next big purchase, well for me anything around the 5K mark is a huge purchase with kids and a mortgage to pay for. I just have to resist those flash sales, impulse buying, black Friday sales, Christopher Ward discount vouchers, kickstarter watches, limited edition watch sales and the list goes on and on 😂

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TonyXXX

I love the Omega and it's on my radar for my next big purchase, well for me anything around the 5K mark is a huge purchase with kids and a mortgage to pay for. I just have to resist those flash sales, impulse buying, black Friday sales, Christopher Ward discount vouchers, kickstarter watches, limited edition watch sales and the list goes on and on 😂

I empathize with your situation as I also have a mortgage and kids. although these purchases were difficult to make financially there is some comfort knowing I could sell them without losing too much. I purchased all the watches second hand and have patience looking on eBay and Chrono24. Mid tier watches (Oris/Tissot etc..) I usually purchase through Jomashop. Some watches would require a mega-millions winning lottery ticket to feel comfortable purchasing. My original goal was a Rolex hulk…with them selling at 20+ that option is off the table and is the reason I purchased the Green Seiko Diver…which eliminated the desire of owning that Rolex.