Is the Daytona MY Perfect 1 Watch Collection?

(I think I need to preface this by saying that I have wanted to Daytona for more than 15 years.)

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After all these years of buying watches, I think I have finally purchased a watch that I could legitimately see myself owning for the rest of my life without any others. Maybe it鈥檚 just the insane honeymoon phase that I鈥檓 in right now. Or is it just simply one of the best designed watches in the industry?

I personally believe it鈥檚 the latter. I have yet to find another mass market chronograph that has such perfect proportions. It鈥檚 actually a 38mm so it鈥檚 a perfect unisex watch. Also, the thickness of 12.2mm allows you to dress the watch up with formal wear and it鈥檒l slide easily under your shirt cuff. It鈥檚 elegant and sporty at the same time. The case profile is more rounded & curvaceous, unlike the slab sided profiles of the Submariner and GMT-Master. Plus, being on OysterFlex; you鈥檙e able to wear it with more casual clothing, so it truly is a do everything kind of watch. In precious metal guise it鈥檚 just stunning to behold- so classy and sophisticated!

I actually understand the years long waiting list for this model and I can鈥檛 believe I鈥檓 admitting it! And to think..not very far in the past, these were languishing in AD display cases! 馃お Oh, how times have changed! I do hope to see more of these watches being worn on peoples wrists instead of being flipped as investments though. This watch deserves to be worn, loved, and used by an owner who truly appreciates it for what it is. Not kept away in a safe.

Do you guys have one watch in your collection that you think you鈥檇 be willing to wear sans all others? I鈥檇 be interested to hear your thoughts!! Cheers my fellow Crunchers! Oh and #HappyMothersDay

Picture credit to @WaitListWarrior on IG

I think there might be one. I have had periods with only one watch and, at the time, that was no problem. But now I don鈥檛 want to wear just one. Now I like multiple choises. Your Daytona looks stunning though.

I don't see why not 馃 I would feel and look out of place with this piece if I could even afford one. But only you know what fits for you. Baller look with gold 馃憣 I like that 馃槉

You were the Chosen One Anakin!

SpecKTator

You were the Chosen One Anakin!

OH MY 馃ぃ馃槀馃お That comment really made me laugh! Thanks for that! 馃

Of all my watches, there are two that are really more 'me' than the rest and neither is my favorite (though they are my 2nd and 3rd favorite).

I think the one that is most me is this. I wanted it for 20 years before finally feeling comfy enough financially to start collecting. When I did, it was the first I got.

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But I think if I had to chose just one, it might be this one. It's the one I wear the most.

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The kicker is the one that probably means the most to me, due to great experience on how I got it and how many fantastic memories were had right away with it is:

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Those three would definitely be my three watch collection though.

Jimmer

Of all my watches, there are two that are really more 'me' than the rest and neither is my favorite (though they are my 2nd and 3rd favorite).

I think the one that is most me is this. I wanted it for 20 years before finally feeling comfy enough financially to start collecting. When I did, it was the first I got.

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But I think if I had to chose just one, it might be this one. It's the one I wear the most.

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The kicker is the one that probably means the most to me, due to great experience on how I got it and how many fantastic memories were had right away with it is:

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Those three would definitely be my three watch collection though.

Phenomenal line up! I would be very happy with those three in my collection. I really need an Omega. Currently waiting on a 321 Ed White Speedmaster. I love the normal Sapphire Sandwich but really want the 321 movement architecture in my collection. Have a great rest of your weekend! 馃

Yay Moms!

Glad your mega honeymoon is also a happy marriage!

Screw down Chrono/gold/no date/Rolex isn鈥檛 my bag in virtually every way鈥. but I can see this watch getting more attention than a supermodel in a swimsuit, and it happens to be a grail for you, an epic combination

For all the watches I bought myself, don鈥檛 think I鈥檝e got a single watch that a non collector would even notice. 馃槀

If considering a 1 watch collection: I prefer lume, I prefer Titanium and lightness, I need a date, and it needs to be happy with active sports and in the ocean鈥 And of course looks awesome - quite a laundry list

Nothing of mine now is perfectly ticking all boxes 鈥

..BUT , my GS Sakura 413 is one I know I鈥檇 never sell!.

A great feeling since my workplace is a scratch machine of sharp heavy steel all around me.

I now feel so carefree when I鈥檓 wearing it! A great feeling to not worry at all.

And My alpinist Ginza is similar , it鈥檚 gotten lots of signs of active life on it now and I鈥檓 happy to wear it for all occasions and adventures

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These 2 are never sell much loved watches鈥 But I guess I鈥檓 happy to keep looking for something, more perfect 馃槂!

Fieldwalker

Yay Moms!

Glad your mega honeymoon is also a happy marriage!

Screw down Chrono/gold/no date/Rolex isn鈥檛 my bag in virtually every way鈥. but I can see this watch getting more attention than a supermodel in a swimsuit, and it happens to be a grail for you, an epic combination

For all the watches I bought myself, don鈥檛 think I鈥檝e got a single watch that a non collector would even notice. 馃槀

If considering a 1 watch collection: I prefer lume, I prefer Titanium and lightness, I need a date, and it needs to be happy with active sports and in the ocean鈥 And of course looks awesome - quite a laundry list

Nothing of mine now is perfectly ticking all boxes 鈥

..BUT , my GS Sakura 413 is one I know I鈥檇 never sell!.

A great feeling since my workplace is a scratch machine of sharp heavy steel all around me.

I now feel so carefree when I鈥檓 wearing it! A great feeling to not worry at all.

And My alpinist Ginza is similar , it鈥檚 gotten lots of signs of active life on it now and I鈥檓 happy to wear it for all occasions and adventures

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These 2 are never sell much loved watches鈥 But I guess I鈥檓 happy to keep looking for something, more perfect 馃槂!

As you know, I鈥檝e been smitten with GS for the past six months and I don鈥檛 think I would ever sell any of those watches now that you bring it up. 馃檲馃槄 DUDE, I absolutely love my SBGA413. By far one of the most unique dials I own! I鈥檓 still thinking about the rose gold version they dropped at W&W the SBGY026

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Rose gold is your thing now!

If you did manage to land that rose gold 413 I think you鈥檇 be in a perpetual conundrum. too much awesomeness and thus unable to ever decide between the 2 馃槈

Fieldwalker

Rose gold is your thing now!

If you did manage to land that rose gold 413 I think you鈥檇 be in a perpetual conundrum. too much awesomeness and thus unable to ever decide between the 2 馃槈

Yeah, I鈥檓 all over this Everose dude. ALL OVER IT. 馃い馃い I really dig rose gold. Who knew?!

Congrats, and an excellent watch, Paul. I have a similar watch that I wore as a daily beater for years, but now diversified as I realized that there are horses for courses, fortunately, or unfortunately, I don't know?! 馃し馃徑鈥嶁檪锔 Wear it in good health, Sir! 馃ぉ

JaeBust

Congrats, and an excellent watch, Paul. I have a similar watch that I wore as a daily beater for years, but now diversified as I realized that there are horses for courses, fortunately, or unfortunately, I don't know?! 馃し馃徑鈥嶁檪锔 Wear it in good health, Sir! 馃ぉ

Thank you for the kind words. Yeah, I think this hobby is most definitely an affliction. As much as we might want to admit that we鈥檙e cured, I think we鈥檒l all admit that something new and interesting is always going to come along that will perk our interest and pull us into another acquisition. I really am enjoying this watch though. Perhaps it鈥檚 because I鈥檝e wanted a Daytona for the better part of two decades! 馃檶馃徏馃檹馃徏馃

If I had to pick only one (and I'm glad that I do not have to do that), then it would be my VC Overseas...

I know, I know...ChronoGuy not picking a chronograph. But there is hardly a watch more perfect than the Overseas in rose gold and that fabulous blue dial...

Plus, with the quick change straps, I have blue alligator and blue rubber to choose from if the gold bracelet needs a rest...

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Of course, I don't have the wrists shots yet for the blue gator and blue rubber, because I have been waiting over four months to get my XL straps. Hopefully, they will be with me soon...

looks amazing! i currently have a couple watches to choose from so i can鈥檛 really decide on my one watch collection lmao

ChronoGuy

If I had to pick only one (and I'm glad that I do not have to do that), then it would be my VC Overseas...

I know, I know...ChronoGuy not picking a chronograph. But there is hardly a watch more perfect than the Overseas in rose gold and that fabulous blue dial...

Plus, with the quick change straps, I have blue alligator and blue rubber to choose from if the gold bracelet needs a rest...

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Of course, I don't have the wrists shots yet for the blue gator and blue rubber, because I have been waiting over four months to get my XL straps. Hopefully, they will be with me soon...

DUDE!! That is a beautiful overseas! Please send me the photos when you get your new straps in. I do love how Richmont group brands have those quick change strap options. It鈥檚 absolutely brilliant.