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Im just wondering, how many watch styles do you want, or belive you need.

Im a modest guy, not into wanting alot of things just to own. I do belive I could be very content with my Damasko DA36. It has all the things I wanted. A great readable dial, day and date, crystal, ICE hardend case.. (my Ocean 7 G-2 is a scratch magnet!), mezmorising (sp) second hand.

But, still I crave for other watches.. I do belive I want at least a diver, and a "dress" watch. White faced, and unique ( Stowa MO). Oh, and perhaps a GMT watch.. aaand..

1. Regular watch ( DA36 on bond strap )
2. Dress watch ( Stowa MO )
3. Diver (Marine Master 300m )
4. Work watch ( Ocean7 G-2 )
5. GMT ( Seiko SBQJ015 )
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8. Grail watch ( IWC Ingenieur )



Please, tell me what do you feel you need for a "complete" wardrobe of watches..
 

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I'm not a collector, but an enthusiast. I've really been thinking hard about striving to become 1-2 watch kind of guy. I would like to have one very nice watch from a reputable house that is an appropriate size for my wrist and can be dressed up or dressed down. My second watch would be a G-Shock or Ironman most likely.
We'll see how long this lasts. :-d I'd do it for a Sub.
 

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Think in my case it would be 7 or 8 at the very least and about 15 to 16 at the most. Probably about half (or slightly over half) would be dress watches (a few vintages too in that mix, in the future), probably 3 or 4 chronos and maybe a diver or two. One day, I'd love to own a watch with a minute repeater and one with a perpetual calender. I foresee mostly automatics, perhaps a few handwinds, and one or two thermo-compensated quartz watches (perhaps a regular quartz and solar/eco-drive watches as beaters).

That's the way I feel about collecting now, there's no telling what I'll feel like a couple of years hence :-d
 

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To me, once I got the watches for my regular needs (1 casual and 1 dressy) I just look for a watch that I like and attracts me. I do not really look for any specific types like a diver for example, I do not really dive but I like the IWC Aquatimer. It's not a design or style I particularly look for but the style and design just draws me in.
 

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Im just wondering, how many watch styles do you want, or belive you need.

Im a modest guy, not into wanting alot of things just to own. I do belive I could be very content with my Damasko DA36. It has all the things I wanted. A great readable dial, day and date, crystal, ICE hardend case.. (my Ocean 7 G-2 is a scratch magnet!), mezmorising (sp) second hand.

But, still I crave for other watches.. I do belive I want at least a diver, and a "dress" watch. White faced, and unique ( Stowa MO). Oh, and perhaps a GMT watch.. aaand..

1. Regular watch ( DA36 on bond strap )
2. Dress watch ( Stowa MO )
3. Diver (Marine Master 300m )
4. Work watch ( Ocean7 G-2 )
5. GMT ( Seiko SBQJ015 )
6.
7.
8. Grail watch ( IWC Ingenieur )



Please, tell me what do you feel you need for a "complete" wardrobe of watches..
I don't look to complete a collection of styles as much as build a collection of watches that catch my eye. Thus I might have a Cyma Navy Star Deluxe (not a diver) and a Seiko Sports 5 retro diver along with a Sandoz sport style watch, etc.
 

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Realistically one can have one nice dressy sport watch, you could go diving or go out in a tux. OR you could have one sport watch and a nice slim dress watch in a precious metal maybe... or you could go hog wild and have just a few....check out my avatar:-d:-d:-d
 

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I think one only "needs" one watch, which would be something that you could dress up or down.

For me that would be my silver dialed Oris F1, it looks great when wearing ripped jeans & a T-shirt & also while wering a suit.


with that said, the question becomes more like "how many watch styles do you want?"

I want a diver (seiko 007, Omega PO [both ends of the spectrum])
I want a Flieger (Stowa)
I want a Flieger Chrono (Steinhart Nav B Chrono II)
I want a casual sport watch (so many.....)


I want
I want
I want..............................
 

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Here is my list:

1. Dress watch (office or formal wear): Montblanc Timewalker Chrono
2. High-End Diver: Sea-Dweller/ Marinemaster 300 (one must go)
3. Beater Diver: Orange Monster
4. All Black: Sinn 756 PVD
5. White Dial (want): Explorer II or Daytona
6. Versitile GMT (want): PAM88
 

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There is a simple scientific equation to determine how many watches you need: (x+1), where x = the number of watches that you own.

Seems to work for me ....


- Mike
 

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there is a simple scientific equation to determine how many watches you need: (x+1), where x = the number of watches that you own.

Seems to work for me ....


- mike

brilliant!!!
 

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There is a simple scientific equation to determine how many watches you need: (x+1), where x = the number of watches that you own.

Seems to work for me ....


- Mike
All too true! :-d
 

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I'm going to answer your question with another question:

How many different styles of watches are there?
 

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I'm going to answer your question with another question:

How many different styles of watches are there?
There is a simple scientific equation to determine how many watches you need: (x+1), where x = the number of watches that you own.

Seems to work for me ....


- Mike
And that pretty much sums it up. Thank you gentlemen and to all a good night.:-d
 

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Awesome equation posted in this thread - oh so true :-!

When I first started collecting I quickly accumulated 8 watchces. I really thought I needed a watch style for every category: Dress watch, office, watch, weekend watch, outdoor watch, diver, military, etc. That "categorizing gig" got old for me pretty quick. So recently I have weeded out my collection looking for watches that just did not get any wrist time. And now I am at a very managable (and wearable) 4 with a soon to be 5 on the incoming. 5 is the perfect number for me. Now, I dont think about needing more styles - I just wear the watch I feel like wearing (even if its a diver to a client meeting at the office). Through this process, I learned that I dont need 8 different styles of watches. And am very happy with the result
 

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I just like them. I like a few categories. I have a lot of fun finding, researching, and "stalking" them. Once I have them I wear them one at a time, mostly per mood, sometimes I change them up in the same day. I like handling, cleaning, polishing, and maintaining them. To me, they beat the hell out of cars as an enthusiasm/hobby/obsession. I look at them and they make me smile. The Rivera (x+1) equation is a beauty!

Josh
 

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1.dress
2.diver
3.beater

optional

4.pilot
5.chronograph
6.watch with unique feature (skeleton - strange looking - pvd whathaveyou)

my list
1.dress - oris artelier
2.diver - ball mad cow
3.beater - gshock rescue
4.pilot - hamilton qne
5.chrono - sinn 757utc
6.any 100$ skeleton watch
 
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