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Old 1 July 2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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Adding to Collection - Advice?

Hi Everyone,

I am currently debating which of the following watches to add to my collection next. Advice from current/former owners of these watches as to durability would be appreciated. I want to be able to wear and enjoy the watch at least occasionally/weekly (without concern for losing a piece of lume) so some durability/wearability is important to me....

-late model 1016
-matte dial 16750
-16520

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Old 1 July 2020, 11:11 AM   #2
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I appreciate your interest in vintage pieces, but how can you not have a desire for one over others? They’re such unique pieces. How can complete strangers’ opinions influence what you want to spend a lot of money on? If you don’t KNOW what vintage piece speaks to you, or inspires you, then wait till it happens naturally. To ask others...I don’t get it.

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Old 1 July 2020, 11:36 AM   #3
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I appreciate your interest in vintage pieces, but how can you not have a desire for one over others? They’re such unique pieces. How can complete strangers’ opinions influence what you want to spend a lot of money on? If you don’t KNOW what vintage piece speaks to you, or inspires you, then wait till it happens naturally. To ask others...I don’t get it.

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Perhaps my question was not worded clearly enough. They all speak to me but I am leaning towards a 16520 between the three. I am looking for advice as to durability (from current/former owners) as i am looking for something I can wear and enjoy not keep in a safe.
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Old 1 July 2020, 11:46 AM   #4
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They were all designed to be durable. And I get what you mean. You find one in great shape that hasn’t endured any distress or compromising, and it will be good to go. The 1016 is probably the least robust, and smallest, but they look amazing.
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Old 1 July 2020, 01:54 PM   #5
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In real life, none is really more "durable" than the other as far as longevity, toughness, accuracy, etc.
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:13 PM   #6
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Obviously, members of the vintage forum know that all three can be perfectly fine daily wear watches as long as they are maintained properly, and that the OP's question really makes no sense. My guess is that the OP may not be so familiar with vintage watches. Perhaps it would be better for him to buy a less expensive but still collectible vintage watch (e.g. a nice Seiko diver) and wear it for a while, so he can get some vintage watch experience in the context of a smaller investment.
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Old 1 July 2020, 08:19 PM   #7
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In real life, none is really more "durable" than the other as far as longevity, toughness, accuracy, etc.
Thanks for answering as opposed to criticizing the question!
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Old 2 July 2020, 03:19 AM   #8
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all 3 can be daily watches, no problem technical problem for any...then it becomes subjective...if you don't have any preference maybe none then...or if it's not done yet, go to dealers in order to try them...
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