Good day, gentlemen. I’m a newbie both here and in the world of watch collecting as well. So please do not judge my words and collection too hard.
As an officer in an active service (Ukraine Defence Forces), I was transferred to a desk job last year after a few injuries. Being able to live at least half-ordinary life since then, I’ve got into hobby of watch collecting. As you might understand, there are not too many options to get your hands on some real high-end pieces. However there is still a strong chance of finding some interesting stuff both in local retail and on OLX (local equivalent of eBay). So, for the last year I’ve invested quite a time and some money into my vision of a mandatory set of watches a gentleman should have:
A daily driver
These 4 in my opinion are covering any occasion. So, my annual goal was to get myself such a set and make it as good as possible without spending some astronomical amount of money.
After some research and a few hours of watching some nerdy YouTubers, I’ve developed a rule for my collection:
No DW-like crap, no quartz, no fakes.
Following these rules lead me to my current collection:
Hamilton jazzmaster with a blue view matrix dial as my daily driver
Ingersoll the jazz as my sceleton watch. I know, I know. Not a match for a Hamilton. But for a buck there were other options
Tissot seastar 2000 (2023 version) as a diver
Bulova A-15 as a pilot watch.
As for now, I’m happy with this humble set. The only piece I’d definitely like to upgrade is a sceleton for some obvious reasons.
So please let me know if what you think of my set. Am I moving in a right direction?I