I know few fellow members have expressed their passion for watches, also we are in Switzerland, thus wondering what watches fellow mustachians posses.
Was always obsessed with Rolex Submariner, but once on the way home in tram (Zurich) counted like 5 of those. Also started noticing that it’s rather first watch for many (even) teenagers or career starters. So, overall lost the lust and went opposite way.
Orient Bambino - used to be my main work watch. Funny that it got compliments from IB bankers. I guess they had no clue that is was cheapo. Also, my first one got stolen, in swiss, in gym at 6pm. Guy took only watch, no CC or so. Would like to see his face if he tried to sell it Since then got updated version with hacking movement which since WFM is barely used.
Casio G Shock gw5610 - go to watch after baby arrived, love the idea of always being in sync of time, dial light up is handy to check when da hell baby waked me up and have use for few daily alarms as well.
Distinguish designed watch, low profile but easily recognisable, here are two watches designed by architects and a designer’s fav. I don’t own any of them.
A just-out: Alvaro Siza for Cauny, with two models. $
A big classic: Max Bill for Junghans, with the known round edge glass, several variants (including with mechanical movement) were designed based in the original 60’s models. $$$
And a big designers’ fav. Dieter Rahms for Braun: AW10, several times reissued. $
Not very mustachian but I am on the waitlist for the Submariner. (If anyone has any connections feel free to PM me )
My thinking being getting it now was that I have always wanted it and when I was in Portugal I thought it was absurd to spend a year in salary to get one (yeye being paid 900€/mo out of university).
Now with me being able to buy it with 1 month’s salary I don’t feel too bad, plus I know that I will wear it forever and won’t have to buy anything else.
I currently have this Tissot (since my 18’s birthday) and it’s an amazing watch. Only had to buy 1 leather bracelet and replace the battery 3 times. Tissot
Well, indeed they are. Cheap quartz is more accurate in telling time than expensive Rolex, which is main utility.
Were from more expensive car, you would expect at least better build quality, comfort and etc. so better utility.
Watches are literally jewelry these days. However, I hate all other jewelry, except watches
Seiko Kinetic (SRN series) - a gift from family; and an interesting combo movement - it has the oscillating weight, but in turn it charges a battery, and the hands themselves are quartz powered (sort of a hybrid-car-watch ).
Should be on leather but I’ve been lazy to get a new band.
I also have an Orient and some others. However; nowadays I am so happy to have left behind these heavy-ass status symbols. I only wear a sports/smartwatch now. In my Finance environment at work that’s surprisingly more common to see than the “old” watches
I love Hamilton watches: they are a good mid-range elegant watches with lots of value for money.
But my favorite frugal one is this Citizen eco-drive (no battery needed) that I got from EasyJet from the on-board shop for around 130chf. Indestructible and unstoppable: I had it 6 months in a closet, no exposure to light, and it was still running on its charge. On top of that it is super precise and reliable: it never misses a beat.