Willard -Anyone else prefer a "cheaper" watch to their posh stuff?

Serious question -

My favourite in the collection is my plain standard black dial Willard over my Seamaster 300 & quartz Aqua Terra. Whenever I wear anything else I can't help but be a little disappointed when I look down at my wrist.

Anyone else experience the same??

I'm at the point now of considering selling off some of my other watches to buy a green Willard - is it a bit naff to have variations of the same watch but in different colours in a collection? Anyone else who has done this with one particular model?聽

Thank you folks, look forward to seeing your replies ( tho I'm at work so may not be able to reply asap)

Cheers 馃憤馃徎

Price doesn't factor into my enjoyment of wearing a watch, today I am wearing my SKX 007, I enjoy wearing that just as much as anything that is more expensive in my collection.聽

To me that is what being an enthusiast is all about.聽

If you love the Willard and fancy the green version I say why not.聽

Quite a few collectors have multiple variations of the same watch.聽

I love all my watches. so, I don鈥檛 feel disappointed when I look down at my wrist. As for the same watch but different variantions? Absolutely! Tissot PRX Green, Blue, and Silver!鉂わ笍

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Even as I鈥檓 wearing my BLNR, my new Murph 38 is living in my brain. 聽I鈥檝e been deliberately putting off swapping them out for days. 聽I鈥檒l probably change when I get home from work today.

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Seamaster 300 or 300M (Pro)? I've got the white dial SMP and I always forget how much I love that thing. It's my main summer watch on a rubber strap but I got it out over the last couple days聽

I recognize the feeling. My favourites tend to be the higher end Casio watches and I always feel a bit "guilty" for not putting on one of the Swiss pieces !

I never look down and feel disappointed if I'm wearing one of my nicer watches, but I do often feel more comfortable wearing a Smiths, Phoibos, Islander, or one of my other lesser priced ones. Even though I wore a Rolex GMT-Master II for 30 some odd years (it was a tool watch in those days), now I almost feel like a fraud if I'm wearing an Omega or Panerai. Weird, 聽perhaps...

Jt0909

I love all my watches. so, I don鈥檛 feel disappointed when I look down at my wrist. As for the same watch but different variantions? Absolutely! Tissot PRX Green, Blue, and Silver!鉂わ笍

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OMG your collection馃く

Aw2143132

Seamaster 300 or 300M (Pro)? I've got the white dial SMP and I always forget how much I love that thing. It's my main summer watch on a rubber strap but I got it out over the last couple days聽

300, Spectre look alike. Love the Pro but bit too flashy for the company I keep ( biker/grebo)

PatrickinArgentina

OMG your collection馃く

Thank you sir!馃檹 I recommend you checkout collection from @JaeBust. He has an AMAZING watch collection馃グ! And many others from WC as well but too long to list!聽 Welcome to WC!馃嵒

I love my blue Willard 聽It鈥檚 a big watch that suits a small wrist better than most it鈥檚 size due to the case shape and lug to lug . I also like the Hamilton cushion cased Chrono also .

Don鈥檛 really think about price much when choosing what to wear. My Scurfas steal a lot of time from the pricier ones I have. My 10-year old SKX013 also gets a good amount of playing time.

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I鈥榙 argue a Willard isn鈥檛 particularly cheap. This thread has the potential to go south particularly quickly.聽
What is value? You can build an NH35 build for around 拢90-110 if you source parts carefully, or 拢150-200 if you buy from trusted sellers. If you build it yourself I鈥檇 wager it is worth a little more to you. I鈥檓 doing a custom graff dial in a RO case, it鈥檚 probably costing me 拢150 in materials, but I鈥檓 not factoring in my time or design fee. I鈥檓 probably going to do the same for an NH34 GMT build afterwards, and I need some tooling for the dial.

Anyway - I also paid 拢50 a pop for these two. They are perfectly functional, and unless I told you they were 拢50, it means nowt.

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I also paid 拢12 for this:

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again, it鈥檚 got an FHF movement with a roulette date wheel.

Come and slum it with us simpletons, you鈥檒l have a lot of fun.

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One of those is the best watch in the world. The other is a Vacheron.

I don't do Posh Watches, depending on your definition of Posh of course. I just can't wrap my mind around the idea of spending over $2000 on a watch. Although, there was a brief moment a while looking at a Tudor Display Case my mind started to change. Maybe there is a benefit of living somewhere that high end Watch ADs don't exist; most high end watches to be found here are Hamilton and Tissot.

My favorite two Watches in my collection are my SKX009 and my G-Shock. Anything that bumps my love for them tends to not hold in the long term.

Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as a watch snob & realise the Willard is a grail for some folks. I'm over 50 & been into watches since the late 90s ( GShocks & Seikos), more seriously since 2013 ( got divorced 馃ぃ)

Really was just interested in others perspective.... probably best summed up as "more expensive doesn't equal more satisfying".

Thank you for your comments folks...you're a bunch of enablers & I now feel justified getting the Green Willard next ( & probably a blue, followed by the X etc 馃ぃ馃ぃ)