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Hope you guys are well and safe during lockdown. I thought of playing a rather silly fantasy game whilst I'm bored out of my mind.

Post a different fantasy watch for each of the ocassions regardless of whether you own the watch or not. This means no duplicate watches in the list.

Apocolyptic: Seiko SKX007
War: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
Diving: Rolex SeaDweller 43 50th anniversary
Picnic: Rolex Explorer 214270 MK2
Space exploration: Omega Speedmaster Professional
Fine dining: Patek Philippe Complications 5396R-011
Wedding: Rolex Submariner 116613LB
Golf Range: Seiko 5
Vacation: Rolex GMT Rootbeer
Retirement: Rolex Daydate 36 Gold
Drag race: Rolex Air King 116900
Superhero Soul Saving: Casio G-Shock Mudmaster
Exercising: Casio F-91W
Stuck on a desert island: Citizen Corso Eco Drive
Job Interview: A Lange & Son One Rose Gold
 

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This for all of the above:

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My fantasy's are too extreme to ruin a good watch suggestion......
 

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I'll play, although I'll omit a few scenarios (not a golfer, for instance):

Apocalyptic: Grand Seiko SBGA211 - because the world will end in ice, and not fire (sorry, T.S. Eliot)
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War: Breitling AVI 765 Re-edition - classic pilot chronograph updated with a modern movement
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Costume party - vintage Tradition chronograph - This is my current vintage piece, I love its 1960s era provenance and the connection between the great Heuer watch company and the deceased American giant Sears Roebuck.
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Dive: MK II Nassau - I own this excellent Bill Yao-made 39mm diver, and love its vintage Rolex-inspired looks.

Picnic: vintage Heuer Autavia GMT - colorful and bright, like a picnic should be
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Space exploration: Omega Speedmaster Professional Cal. 321 2020 release - love the case size, love the movement

Fine dining or date night: F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetuel - I prefer Journe to any of the big three or Lange; true grail watch
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Wedding: Akrivia Chronometre Contemporain - in 25 years, we'll be talking about Rexhep Rexhepi the way people talk about Dufour right now; another true grail watch
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Vacation: Rolex GMT Master II 16710 tritium dial - needs no introduction; I bought one for my dad when he retired, and it's the perfect travel and adventure watch; from the last generation of Rolexes that will develop patina over time
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Instagram post: Rolex Daytona - because what gets more likes than #RolexDaytona?
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Retirement: Dornbluth & Sohn 99.2 - A manual wind watch from a small manufacturer who can custom engrave your retirement date on it. In retirement, with more time on my hands, I'd enjoy the experience of winding up my watch every morning.
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High fashion or art show, like Art Basel: De Bethune Starry Varius - A work of art on the wrist
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Drag race: Heuer Carrera Fragment limited edition - The unique styling + tachymeter are the pinnacle of too-cool-for-school.
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Exercising: Apple Watch or none at all

Stuck on a desert island: Heuer Autavia Calibre 02 - My most recent acquisition. The chrono + water resistance combo and rugged case seem ideal for the setting.
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Job interview, court (lawyer): Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 - I actually have worn this watch to most of my job interviews and to all court appearances. It's classic, elegant, but not flashy. You don't want to be showy at an interview or in a courtroom. My original grail and still the standard-bearer in my mind for aesthetic perfection in watch design.
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What about it first date ? that’s a thing tough one because you are being judged but also need to be comfortable with yourself and not be a fake.

Rolex too flashy. Chronos too busy. Sports watches too big and don’t fit under your cuff.

For me would be my smaller Glashutte Senator or maybe something like an Oceanus.
 

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What about it first date ? that’s a thing tough one because you are being judged but also need to be comfortable with yourself and not be a fake.

Rolex too flashy. Chronos too busy. Sports watches too big and don’t fit under your cuff.

For me would be my smaller Glashutte Senator or maybe something like an Oceanus.
I would wear a Seiko to stop the gold diggers on the first date and I love the brand haha! Otherwise stealth wealth - a Grand Seiko.
 

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I'll play, although I'll omit a few scenarios (not a golfer, for instance):

Apocalyptic: Grand Seiko SBGA211 - because the world will end in ice, and not fire (sorry, T.S. Eliot)
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War: Breitling AVI 765 Re-edition - classic pilot chronograph updated with a modern movement
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Costume party - vintage Tradition chronograph - This is my current vintage piece, I love its 1960s era provenance and the connection between the great Heuer watch company and the deceased American giant Sears Roebuck.
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Dive: MK II Nassau - I own this excellent Bill Yao-made 39mm diver, and love its vintage Rolex-inspired looks.

Picnic: vintage Heuer Autavia GMT - colorful and bright, like a picnic should be
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Space exploration: Omega Speedmaster Professional Cal. 321 2020 release - love the case size, love the movement

Fine dining or date night: F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetuel - I prefer Journe to any of the big three or Lange; true grail watch
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Wedding: Akrivia Chronometre Contemporain - in 25 years, we'll be talking about Rexhep Rexhepi the way people talk about Dufour right now; another true grail watch
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Vacation: Rolex GMT Master II 16710 tritium dial - needs no introduction; I bought one for my dad when he retired, and it's the perfect travel and adventure watch; from the last generation of Rolexes that will develop patina over time
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Instagram post: Rolex Daytona - because what gets more likes than #RolexDaytona?
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Retirement: Dornbluth & Sohn 99.2 - A manual wind watch from a small manufacturer who can custom engrave your retirement date on it. In retirement, with more time on my hands, I'd enjoy the experience of winding up my watch every morning.
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High fashion or art show, like Art Basel: De Bethune Starry Varius - A work of art on the wrist
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Drag race: Heuer Carrera Fragment limited edition - The unique styling + tachymeter are the pinnacle of too-cool-for-school.
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Exercising: Apple Watch or none at all

Stuck on a desert island: Heuer Autavia Calibre 02 - My most recent acquisition. The chrono + water resistance combo and rugged case seem ideal for the setting.
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Job interview, court (lawyer): Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 - I actually have worn this watch to most of my job interviews and to all court appearances. It's classic, elegant, but not flashy. You don't want to be showy at an interview or in a courtroom. My original grail and still the standard-bearer in my mind for aesthetic perfection in watch design.
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Hello. Exceptional write up by the way. I commend you in taking the time to write this up and I can tell you are definitely passionate. Congratulations on your articles as well. I qualified about 10 years ago but I resigned after my training contract ended thinking that the profession was not for me. Unlike the US, we have different names for lawyers who specialise in different seats but for the most part we have barristers at the Bar, Solicitors at the Law Society and Intellectual Property Attorneys at CITMA the latter of which I was.

Interesting choices for your watches. I can see you're a Heurer fan. I am not so much but I would have chosen a few JLC pieces. It's hard to say. In an ideal world I'd have everything but I'm dreaming. As you can tell I refrained from putting any Daytona in my list. There's something odd about that watch that I like but not love. I can't quite put my finger on it. If I were to get any Daytona I'd probably settle for the baby blue platinum version.
 
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Apocalyptic: Certina DS Action Diver - Solid divers watch with common ETA movement (the Powermatic 80 is just a modified 2824-2 afaik).
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War: Any G-Shock - something you can depend on to work no matter what while still providing great functionality.
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Diving: Rolex Submariner 114060 - might as well choose the established standard. Provides great specifications while being perhaps the most iconic watch of all time. No-date provides added visibility which is beneficial for diving.
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Picnic: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver - something a bit funky for a laid-back time, this watch combines haute-horology with a new-age type statement that I like. Definitely not something one would wear everyday, but a fun timepiece to have around.
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Space exploration: Omega Speedmaster Professional - no explanation needed. If anyone says otherwise, quite frankly, they're wrong.
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Fine dining: Patek Philippe Complications 5205R-001 - this watch completely blew me away after I tried it on. I wasn't expecting myself to like such a dress watch so much, but it's convinced me that I need to have one in my collection one day.
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Wedding: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin - no one mentioned any sort of price limit, so why not go for what is my absolute grail? An extra-thin dressy AP with that stunning purple dial and the tourbillon being the showstopper is a good watch to be wearing for a wedding!
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Golf Range: Rolex Yachtmaster 42 Ref. 226659 - great looking watch on the renowned oysterflex bracelet making it comfortable to wear for golfing (although I don't play golf).

Vacation: Tag Heuer Aquaracer Batman GMT - speaking from personal experience, the Aquaracer is a surprisingly well-made watch, and is understated enough where you wouldn't have to worry about it getting knicked. I like this one with the BLNR-style bezel while still being quite affordable.
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Retirement: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740/1G - Something special for retirement, this'd also be a great watch to pass down to future generations.
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Drag race: Richard Mille RM 50-03 - Racing and Richard Mille, to me, go hand-in-hand, so going for the McLaren Racing edition makes it all even better (now time to pick up a 720S to go with the watch :) ).
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Superhero Soul Saving: Richard Mille RM027 - another RM, but this one is able to withstand extremely high shocks. Not to mention, being a superhero, you might as well be wearing something that stacks up to the personality and fame that goes along with it.
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Exercising: Casio F-91WM-9AEF - One from my personal collection that I do actually use for exercising. Quite possibly one of the best watches ever made, but in gold (tone)!
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Stuck on a desert island: Rolex Submariner 116618LB - Look, if I'm stuck on an island, chances are I'm dying soon. I might as well have something nice on to look at and swim around in until I perish.
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Job Interview: JLC Master Control Chronograph Calendar - recently released and I absolutely love the way it looks. JLC has also never disappointed me in the quality department, so I know this'll be a great watch.
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Hello. Exceptional write up by the way. I commend you in taking the time to write this up and I can tell you are definitely passionate. Congratulations on your articles as well. I qualified about 10 years ago but I resigned after my training contract ended thinking that the profession was not for me. Unlike the US, we have different names for lawyers who specialise in different seats but for the most part we have barristers at the Bar, Solicitors at the Law Society and Intellectual Property Attorneys at CITMA the latter of which I was.

Interesting choices for your watches. I can see you're a Heurer fan. I am not so much but I would have chosen a few JLC pieces. It's hard to say. In an ideal world I'd have everything but I'm dreaming. As you can tell I refrained from putting any Daytona in my list. There's something odd about that watch that I like but not love. I can't quite put my finger on it. If I were to get any Daytona I'd probably settle for the baby blue platinum version.
Thanks for your message, that's very kind of you to say! I had fun with the post, I liked the categories that you selected.

I see where you're coming from re Rolex, I vacillate on the Daytona frequently. I enjoy every part of it except the big block of text in the upper part of the dial. It's just too many lines, and I find their phrases a little silly (superlative chronometer, officially certified, etc.). I actually added it to my list mostly as a joke, since I know it's a very popular watch on Instagram. I also agree with you on JLC, it was my first "fancy" watch and still my first love in horology. The JLC MUT Moon is a masterpiece.
 

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Hope you guys are well and safe during lockdown. I thought of playing a rather silly fantasy game whilst I'm bored out of my mind.

Post a different fantasy watch for each of the ocassions regardless of whether you own the watch or not. This means no duplicate watches in the list.
Sure, why not...

Apocolyptic: solar G-Shock, exact model doesn't matter much.
War: Hamilton Khaki Field 38 in black and gray
Diving: Omega Aqua Terra 38
Picnic: Ming 17.06 Copper
Evening Out: Lange Saxonia Copper
Wedding: Seiko Eichi II (white gold)
Golf Range: Rolex Explorer
Vacation: probably a Garmin or the like, preferably with GPS...the issue tends to be size
Retirement: Meistersinger Metris
Superhero Soul Saving: a full metal Mr. G
Exercising: Apple Watch.
Stuck on a desert island: Citizen BM-8180
Job Interview: Nomos Club Atlantik
 
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