These two or a chronomaster sport? Also to Tiger or not to Tiger.馃槉

I know these kind of questions are bit futile, since no one can tell you what to like. But I still hoped I might get some insights from you and maybe considerations I hadn't thought.

So I might be able to score white dialed chronomaster sport.

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This is a watch I have wanted since it was released. But I'm agonising over the fact, that I love these watches too, especially the tag.

Then again I'm facinated about the idea to going towards smaller collection to make things simpler.

So why to do:

I love the chronomaster sport and Zenith as brand and would like to own something iconic like el primero.

I like the complication of tenth of a second.

I like the Idea of smaller collection.

Neither these watches are super comfortable to me. Especially the Tags buckle digs into my wrist. It could be solved by a new strap though.

Why not:

I love these two and am affraid of regret. ( I haven't regreted any flip yet though )

Both of these are bit rarer and special compared to the chronomaster sport.

Also I have hard time figuring out the tudors price. Is the non Tiger less or more valuable than the Tiger dial. Is the "porcelin" dial more desiarable than other dials, they seem to command some premium, but there aren't many of them around.

So ideas and opinnions?

I would definitely choose the Chronomaster Sport. 聽It鈥檚 near the top of my list for models to acquire. 聽The other two you鈥檝e shown here really do nothing for me.聽

The zenith looks a lot nicer. More classy and detailed.

Comfort always comes first otherwise you'll never wear it.聽

And yes I also love tiny collections. It's less to worry about and it's just cooler.聽

Mine will probably be only 2-3 watches plus one garbage beater for extreme situations.聽

What model is the TAG? I want to buy it lol

Davemcc

I would definitely choose the Chronomaster Sport. 聽It鈥檚 near the top of my list for models to acquire. 聽The other two you鈥檝e shown here really do nothing for me.聽

The Zenith is a beautifull watch no doubt.

CitizenKale

The zenith looks a lot nicer. More classy and detailed.

Comfort always comes first otherwise you'll never wear it.聽

And yes I also love tiny collections. It's less to worry about and it's just cooler.聽

Mine will probably be only 2-3 watches plus one garbage beater for extreme situations.聽

The lack of detail may partly be mu camera skills not being very good.

Comfortability is one of my top criterias also.

I think my ideal collection size would be around 5 watches. Have to make some hard desicions to get there.

ckim4watches

What model is the TAG? I want to buy it lol

Monza 40th aniversary. It's a really cool watch.

https://www.watchtime.com/reviews/retro-racer-testing-the-tag-heuer-monza-calibre-17/

I love this Heuer a lot. Zenith is great, but I would stick with Heuer even Zenith feels more luxury.

I love of both of these models too鈥 but from experience, nothing will substitute if you really want something else. If the Zenith is your goal, then I might just pass on these for now and get the CM Sport. Substitutes never quite fill the hole and you鈥檒l still end up wanting the original.聽

I've been lucky to own聽 almost聽 the same three over the years

Pro/Con for the Heuer:

badass watch, comfortable and looks great on a variety of straps. But I was afraid of scratching the black - that's definitely a me problem, though, lol

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Pro/Con for the Tudor Big Block:

love the panda, love the history, loved wearing it. bombproof and ready for just about anything. A tool watch that fits me and my lifestyle. I sold it because I am a dumbass, lol there are no cons.聽

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Pro/Cons for the Zenith:

mine was NOT the Sport with external bezel, but was the El Primero 1969 re-release

Infinitely gorgeous, very versatile, great size everything I want in an office watch, but things have changed and I'm more casual these days and it didn't fit into my lifestyle....again, that's a me thing and nothing against the watch.

However, the one you're considering IS more sporty and I would love to have a go with it!

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final thoughts:聽

  1. the only thing holding me back from the Zenith is the PCL - I'm just not a fan of PCL but I think it would absolutely kill on different straps!
  2. Quantity or quality? nothing agains the Heuer & Tudor (I loved both of mine) so you have to decide.聽
  3. Sounds like you have decided - my vote is for the Zenith. Good luck!

Zenith is so nice 100% no comparison for me. Zenith for the win.

I'm a sucker for a tri-compax chronograph so Zenith!

That might be the nicest/coolest Tag I鈥檝e ever seen.聽

ckim4watches

What model is the TAG? I want to buy it lol

The TAG is a Monza. Pretty sure that鈥檚 the 40th Anniversary model

I would keep your vintage gems, those are very special watches you can't easily replace. 聽A hell of a 2 watch collection there.

Have you tried the chronometer sport? 聽It's a very cool watch, but for me I didn't feel it had long term potential after spending a week with it. Fit and finish felt more on par with Tissot than Rolex (especially the bracelet).聽

I wouldn't be surprised if you can find one at a steep discount soon with the way the economy is headed.聽

ckim4watches

What model is the TAG? I want to buy it lol

Sorry for being blunt but it says it on the dial.. It's the Monza series. Very special watch indeed.