My daily set of watches

Good day, gentlemen. I鈥檓 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鈥檝e 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鈥檝e invested quite a time and some money into my vision of a mandatory set of watches a gentleman should have:

  1. A daily driver

  2. A sceleton

  3. A diver

  4. A pilot

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鈥檝e developed a rule for my collection:

No DW-like crap, no quartz, no fakes.

Following these rules lead me to my current collection:

  1. Hamilton jazzmaster with a blue view matrix dial as my daily driver

  2. 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

  3. Tissot seastar 2000 (2023 version) as a diver

  4. Bulova A-15 as a pilot watch.

As for now, I鈥檓 happy with this humble set. The only piece I鈥檇 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

Welcome to Watch Crunch and Enjoy! You are well on your way! Great collection

Welcome to the crunch! Nice to have you here and present a great start to your collection馃憣Enjoy!馃憤

TimeJunkie

Welcome to Watch Crunch and Enjoy! You are well on your way! Great collection

Thank you! Doing m best to avoid some typical(?) mistakes with fashion brands, Aliexpress watches and quartz. Currently in search of a decent replacement for Ingersoll the jazz, as it in my opinion doesn鈥檛 keep up with my other pieces

SunnyCrackit

Welcome to the crunch! Nice to have you here and present a great start to your collection馃憣Enjoy!馃憤

Thanks! I think I鈥檝e dodged not only a few russian bullets out there, but also a typical mistake driven buy a local post-soviet mentality out here. I didn鈥檛 set my foot on the path of fake Rolexes and Omegas. Fakes are still crazy popular here in Ukraine. Not my choice luckily.

Welcome to WatchCrunch! Nice collection and good rules to guide you in your collecting!

Though I must say, keep an open mind on quartz, it's not all bad. 馃槃

weng_c

Welcome to WatchCrunch! Nice collection and good rules to guide you in your collecting!

Though I must say, keep an open mind on quartz, it's not all bad. 馃槃

Thank you!

As for quartz - I鈥檇 consider only Bulova Lunar Pilot worth buying. It might be only me, but I see quartz through the prism of dirt cheap but yet accurate watches, responsible for today鈥檚 sky high prices on a decent mechanical pieces.

Yet, Lunar Pilot is a fantastic watch for sure.

Anyways, I鈥檓 sure it鈥檚 just me being too stereotypical and harsh on quartz.

Welcome my friend glad you made it through 馃憡nice collection know one would have anything negative to say about your collection here my friend 馃憣

Kieron

Welcome my friend glad you made it through 馃憡nice collection know one would have anything negative to say about your collection here my friend 馃憣

Thanks! Pardon my English. Not a native speaker but doing my very best. Glad to find a snob free and non-toxic watch community not propagating luxury pieces only.

andrii.moskalets

Thanks! I think I鈥檝e dodged not only a few russian bullets out there, but also a typical mistake driven buy a local post-soviet mentality out here. I didn鈥檛 set my foot on the path of fake Rolexes and Omegas. Fakes are still crazy popular here in Ukraine. Not my choice luckily.

You're welcome, friend. Be safe and remain vigilant during the ongoing war馃挭 It's better to hear that you have been able to avoid the pitfalls of counterfeit watches. Avoiding these imitations and dedicating your attention to authentic timepieces is an intelligent choice for cultivating your collection.

When you prioritize authenticity, you can be confident that you're investing in exquisite timepieces that will bring you both delight and enduring value.

andrii.moskalets

Thanks! Pardon my English. Not a native speaker but doing my very best. Glad to find a snob free and non-toxic watch community not propagating luxury pieces only.

Your English is as good as mine my friend 馃憣and you will find nearly everyone on here regardless of what there collection to consist of to be nice down to earth real watch enthusiasts

SunnyCrackit

You're welcome, friend. Be safe and remain vigilant during the ongoing war馃挭 It's better to hear that you have been able to avoid the pitfalls of counterfeit watches. Avoiding these imitations and dedicating your attention to authentic timepieces is an intelligent choice for cultivating your collection.

When you prioritize authenticity, you can be confident that you're investing in exquisite timepieces that will bring you both delight and enduring value.

A year ago it was more like this to me. Since recovery (it took me a bit longer then a month) and getting my actual still military, but yet a desk job, I鈥檝e got an absolutely different sense of time. I鈥檓 glad living yet another quiet (or not so quiet during russian missile attacks) with my family. Doing my best to remain civilized.

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