Right now on holiday by car, I have 2 watches a GMW-B5000 G-Shock and a Seiko Captain Willard
Well I went on vacation last week and did not do what I said I would. Brought both watches…also brought a rubber strap and changing tool for the Fairwind. And…I wore the Fairwind on the bracelet the whole time and never took anything out of the watch roll…I haven't really traveled since getting into watches again in the last couple years, but I've noticed for overnights/weekends away I've been bringing my G-Shock GWM5610 and wearing my Halios Fairwind on the bracelet. I don't see myself bothering with more than two or bringing tools to swap straps or anything like that.
That's a great perspective, and certainly what most people /should/ be taking into consideration for a "holiday", especially something less than 3 weeks.Likely a controversial answer, and definitely depends on what your idea of "holiday" entails, but I would say bring ZERO watches. IMHO the best thing about being on vacation is divorcing myself, at least temporarily, from temporal obligations. Sure you'll have a phone with you, pretty sure that will tell the time and have alarms/timers on it if you need them, so maybe give your wrist and your watches a vacation too?
In any event, I hope you have (had?) an amazing holiday @ridelikeaturtle!
Actually a good point.Two ideally, three if I'm being fancy. A G-Shock for beach, hiking, knocking around whatever. Some kind of GADA like a diver. If I expect to be dressing up to go out to dinner, I might bring a dressier watch too.
Normally bringing more than two would seem a little too precious to me, but with COVID, I don't feel like I have tons of opportunities to wear dressier watches these days, so I'd have to seize the opportunity.