Boring is better

As my tastes mature, I find myself gravitating towards watches that I wouldn't have even given any consideration to in the past. This isn't a good or bad thing, just purely an observation on myself.

My most recent acquisition is the Grand Seiko SBGX261. For me, it's the perfect no-nonsense piece; 37mm, extremely versatile and I need not worry about accuracy since it's slated to be within +10 seconds a year. The finishing is incredible for the money.

So what about you guys? Do you like boring? Is quiet luxury now a thing?

I have always said .. Grand Seiko is Patek quality for a fraction of the price.

I find myself wearing a boring 3 hand no date watches as I get older. My recent pick up the new black bay 36mm.

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Love my Sbgx261

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I鈥檓 not there yet but I can see my tastes evolving this way as I get older.

This is probably my grail watch. I would just prefer 44GS case and caped spindle. Also GS should join Citizen and offer their fantastic watches with solar-powered movements. In any case, enjoy this beautiful piece 馃憤

I鈥檓 30 years old now, but I like clean and simple watches too.

My favorite now is the newly released Tag Heuer Carrera date 36mm in blue. It鈥檚 gorgeous and runs +/- 1 second per day!

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jasonjuiceon

I find myself wearing a boring 3 hand no date watches as I get older. My recent pick up the new black bay 36mm.

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Love this so much. I was eyeing one off too since it was announced but I thought the jubilee was a bit too fancy for me.

It's beautiful 鉂わ笍 i have a 40mm quartz GS.. and it's way better than 10 sec a year.. enjoy your watch.. 鈱

Not sure if it's "quiet luxury" as you put it but my taste over the years have gone from gaudy and flashy to classy and stoic, even or especially in clothing. Subtle is always better. It's not boring, it's elegant.

Irksome_quail

Love this so much. I was eyeing one off too since it was announced but I thought the jubilee was a bit too fancy for me.

When the S&G model with the jubilee came out last year. I knew I would get one if it came out in steel. Surprised myself that I went with the 36mm this time. Felt really comfortable and fit my skinny wrist better when I tried it on. Now all my other watches look huge (I usually wear 39-41mm)

If they made a 36-37mm spring drive (not manual wound) I'd be all over it.

Trends come and go but Quiet Luxury seems to be making a comeback in 2023. Later on maybe Loud Luxury will be back in style. 馃榿

I totally agree. I see the watches with all the complications and I can admire the technology, but it's just not for me. For me three handers are still the best design, even don't care much for a date.

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It seems to be a path followed by a large number of watch nerds, I make exactly the same observation about my own tastes.

I think "classic'' and ''understated" are a better fit, lovely GS there , congrats 馃嵒

RenaissanceTinker

Quiet luxury is absolutely a thing. My wife鈥檚 only request is that I don鈥檛 buy/wear a watch I鈥檓 going to get killed over.

Great life tip right here