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So long story short, I've been collecting for about 15 years and over 450+ (give or take) watches and in that time I've tried a little bit of everything and somehow this topic always challenges me because I keep trying different watches then selling them off.

I'm a wearer, I don't baby my watches, I get them serviced but this watch will be slept in, showered in, taken in the ocean, working around the house, work in general and any other type of daily abuse.

I'm a mailman and to be honest, the job is pretty tough on gear, so it will be in everything from the weather, snow, rain, heat, cold and being hit on metal and overall getting used pretty hard.

So in the past 6 years , to name a few, I have daily worn the following....

Breitling Seawolf
Omega Planet Ocean 8500 XL
Omega SMP300 Chrono
Sinn U1
Sinn 104
Oris Aquis date 43
Kobold Artic diver
Marathon GSAR
Fortis B-42
CWC military diver quartz
Orient Sat diver 300
Squale 1521
Seiko SKX007 x 4....
Sunnto Core
and a bunch of different G-Shocks
I'm sure I missed some.

Currently I wear a Longines Hydroconquest 41mm with ceramic (the new one)
and a DLC Mido Ocean Star 600 on rubber

My other watch is a Nomos Club that I wear casually on Sundays or holidays, weddings....etc etc.

As for the Longines and Mido, there's nothing wrong with them and the Longines has been rock solid over the past year so I don't really "NEED" something else.....but I'm looking for something more permanent and special, the reason watches like the Seawolf and PO were sold are because of size, I'm really only into 38-42mm watches now, the Mido is 43mm but short lug to lug and DLC help shrink it.

So I've picked a few watches, some like the PO that I've already owned but in 42mm instead of the 45.5mm

Pretty much always going to be on bracelet, maybe a nato or rubber here and there but not much.

I've wrapped my brain around this for a while now and honestly just wondering what others would choose because I really wouldn't have a problem with any of these, as for the list of contenders....

I lean as of now towards the PO, Superocean or Muhle SAR

Sorry for the long post, what's your thoughts? thanks

Frank

Omega PO 8500+ in 42mm



Breitling Superocean 42mm


Tudor Pelagos

Doxa Sub 300T

Sinn EZM 13.1 chrono

Sinn U50



Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon

Muhle Glashutte Sar


Damasko DC80LVH
 

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Yeah, I do like a lot of the Tutima stuff but a lot of it is 43mm or larger.
Very true. If you want more affordable in the closer to 40mm range, Archimede is fantastic. If you want a bit higher tier I'm a fan of Muhle & the Pelagos
 

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Very true. If you want more affordable in the closer to 40mm range, Archimede is fantastic. If you want a bit higher tier I'm a fan of Muhle & the Pelagos
Yeah, I've looked at Achimede, Stowa and Limes and considered them all but never did get around to trying any out.
 

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I'm actually considering a Pelagos myself at the moment. They seem pretty light and for as much as it sounds like you are on the move, less heft may benefit.

The Planet Ocean thought...man, what a watch! Gorgeous.
Well the PO is very nice and the 8500 I owned was great and all but the crystal actually chipped and the AR scratched really easily.

But I'm willing to give it another try in 42mm instead of the 45mm
 

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Mine too. Love it. I saw the U1 on your list. Why didn’t the Sinn work for you? It’s so tough.
I loved the U1 but it was too large, my taste changed over the years, that's why I'm considering the new U50 , as for the 104.....I liked it but mine was the white dial and polished case so it was a bit much for daily beater.
 

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I loved the U1 but it was too large, my taste changed over the years, that's why I'm considering the new U50 , as for the 104.....I liked it but mine was the white dial and polished case so it was a bit much for daily beater.
Ok cool. I have a U1-T and the tegimenting is tough. Mine has shown zero scratches anywhere in a year. I had a pallet of freight fall and scrape along it and zero scratches so the u50 gets my second vote if it’s tegimented.
 

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Tudor Pelagos is too pretty and expensive to be a daily beater.

I'd get the Sinn EZM 13 or 13.1 or the EZM 3, if you can live without the Chrono function.

I've got the 13 and it wears smaller then it's specs, but packs so much punch for the dollar.

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My first choice would be a Full Metal Square. Mine will probably outlast me. Just make sure you get a positive display.

Next would be either Muhle or Damasko.

Third would be the PO & Pelagos.
 

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Tudor Pelagos is too pretty and expensive to be a daily beater.

I'd get the Sinn EZM 13 or 13.1 or the EZM 3, if you can live without the Chrono function.

I've got the 13 and it wears smaller then it's specs, but packs so much punch for the dollar.

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The PO and Pelagos slightly used are the same price as a new 13.1

I do like the 13.1 a lot!
 

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My first choice would be a Full Metal Square. Mine will probably outlast me. Just make sure you get a positive display.

Next would be either Muhle or Damasko.

Third would be the PO & Pelagos.
Eh

I like G-Shocks but I prefer to have a mechanical watch on bracelet that can take a punch or two.

I do like Damasko a lot but I really really like that Muhle Sar, my only concern is the rubber bezel and how well it will hold up over time.
 
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