If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......

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If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......

Post by flyskate » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:14 am

Since I've been wearing just 2 watches lately, I was wondering if you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches, what would they be?
The 2 watch rotation for me is:
SubC and polar Explorer 2
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Post by gwells » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:53 am

two is hard for me. i have a family heirloom omega that isn't going anywhere. the white PO would be one for sure. that leaves me nothing else. if i ignore the family heirloom, still don't know which would be #2. maybe sinn 556i? too many other choices. i'm in a mostly 5-6 watch rotation now. PO, 556i, U1, seaforth, PADI NAFT, tropik, and occasionally rotating something else in.

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Post by AtomicTom » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am

Stephen, what a phenomenal question ! :salute:

Honestly don't think could do it sir. :oops: First off I just like too many watches,
and then of the watches I have I can't choose a favorite, or two either. Add in
infinite amount of watches out there that are amazing, and it basically makes
the two watch collection near impossible on this end. :grin:

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Post by JBZ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:35 am

Of watches I might be able to afford? Two 16570's. One white and one black. At least that's the way I've been feeling lately.

If money were no object? Not sure.
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If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......

Post by matt.wu » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:48 am

JLC EL2
JLC Duometre (prob GMT version)

I don’t consider a beater watch necessary. If I’m ever doing something I can’t do in the EL2, I just go without a watch. :)

I have always wanted the Duometre, but it’s hard for me to justify a “dress watch” that pricey since it wouldn’t get a ton of wear. But if I’m limiting myself to two watches, well then that takes care of that.
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Post by unsub073 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am

In my current collection, I think these two would cover everything I ever needed.

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 am

Interesting question, wouldn't want to do it.


However, for the sake of argument; these two.


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If I could add one more, probably opt for the 2264; a black dial with grab-and-go convenience.
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Post by Knome » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:23 am

Really tough call since I have my heirloom vintage Omega dress Seamaster... I guess I'd just keep my Big Pilot to make 2

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am

:cheers:
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

Strange timing to this question, as I’ve recently been considering this very thing.

With the current Rolex situation, the 216570 white dial would stay. If I could find a new 114060 I’d probably grab it instead.

As my current small group sits, the Ares D1 would be my second.

I may very well sell the others, including the Vertex & Pelagos, as I’m bored with the watch game lately.


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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:20 pm

If I had to decide quickly I’d say a G and either my Helson Tortuga or Aegir PVD CD-2.
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:26 pm

I personally couldn't pare it down to 2. Can't even attempt to imagine. I can see down to 5-6

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Post by 59yukon01 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:32 pm

A Seiko and then a 2nd one.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am
:cheers:
No Seiko? I'm surprised.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm

JBZ wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am
:cheers:
No Seiko? I'm surprised.
i have that one hidden :mrgreen:

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Post by smalls » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:44 pm

Today it would be the 114060 and the 214270. Tomorrow it could be the Seamaster and a Tuna. Really glad I don’t have to narrow down to 2. That’s a tough one.

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Post by Skinny Rogers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:11 pm

I went down this same road recently.

I settled on 3.

I could get to 2 if I wanted.

Correctly I have

114060

BB58

GSAR

These satisfy my needs.

The 58 is the one that can be swapped as desired.

Let’s see what Basel has to offer!


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Re: If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......

Post by apnk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 pm

Oh man that would be tough, I only have 3 in the collection. My first choice is obviously the Explorer but number two would be between the Tudor Pelagos and Sinn Ezm3.

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Post by BacoNoir » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:27 pm

That’d be a tough call. As someone else said ~5 is much more doable.

I’d want one do anything and one dressier, so it’d probably be these two...
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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:36 pm

apnk wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Oh man that would be tough, I only have 3 in the collection.

My first choice is obviously the Explorer but number two would be between the Tudor Pelagos and Sinn Ezm3.
Wow, just three; close enough, consider yourself there. :cheers:
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Easy: Daytona and Pepsi.

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Probably these two... which right now I believe are my oldest watches in the watchbox:

Work:

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This combo would work too:

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Another fun duo would be a Polar Explorer II and a Ti Planet Ocean. The good thing about having the Speedy is that with a nice black leather strap it almost pases as a dress watch (I mean, it looks great with a Tux)... plus on a nato it also rocks.
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Omega / Tudor / Rolex / Sinn / Hamilton / Seiko / Citizen / G Shock

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Post by goaliechris » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:56 pm

These two right now.

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Post by Selym » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:46 pm

If I can only keep two,

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Post by PGERRITY » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:50 pm

16600 and 16710.


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