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Old 30 March 2018, 05:30 PM   #61
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I did one from each house! The Daytona being the every day piece, the other two get a bit more babied!
Nicely done, I just need the 5711 blue dial to complete my trio. It'll be a similar approach to yours.
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Old 1 September 2018, 12:02 AM   #62
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Hereís my Rolex Duo at the moment.....iím going down the same 3-watch strategy too:
Dress/formal office - Datejust 41
Weekend casual - Submariner hulk LVc
Everyday beater/work - still waiting in the list for BLNR gmt-master


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Old 1 September 2018, 12:35 AM   #63
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Simple rules to follow that I use for myself

Work
Fun
Dress

For work- Explorer I
Fun- Submariner
Dress- 39mm OP




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Old 1 September 2018, 12:37 AM   #64
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3-Watch Collection Strategy

My three collection piece is in my avatar.

DJ: Dress
TT YM: Dress/Sports
SubC: Sports

With a three-piece collection, I like going for a blue/black/white dial combo.

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Old 1 September 2018, 12:52 AM   #65
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I'm probably going to get an OP39 in white eventually. If I do, it'll be:

Showing off/traveling/playing Craps in Las Vegas (what else is it for?) - BLNR

Casual - Explorer 214270

Dress - OP39 in white (rotating between black leather alligator strap and stock oyster depending on the level of "dress.")
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Old 1 September 2018, 01:20 AM   #66
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3-watch collection is where I'm at ... it's a good balance and also probably about the max I'd feel comfortable with on my budget.

At the moment my criteria is something like ..

* Vintage sports
* 'Under the radar' daily
* Showpiece sports
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Old 1 September 2018, 01:38 AM   #67
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I'm seeking your sage advise oh wise Rolex Forum. I want to build a 3-watch collection over the next 5-10 years. I have my first of the three with a Hulk Sub.

For the remaining two watches, I'm shooting for a budget of 30k. I want to be deliberate. I love the whole SEAL-based strategy, but I'm not sure that really actually fills my "first world needs". Speaking of, here are my desirements for a watch collection:

1. The more formal situations. Mr. Hulk is fine, but I'd prefer something a bit more refined. I actually really love the new Everose Datejust 36, but I'm really naive in this genre. Any good "affordable" PP to consider?

2. A GMT of some sort. I'm partial to Rolex and actually really like the new "Root Beer". However, what else is out there that I should consider?

I used to be in love with the Daytona, but I've sort of lost interest in the chrono type watches as these are complications I would probably never use.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
My 3 piece collection actually falls in line with your budget and offers brand, complication and, color variety. I think mixing things up is an important rule to follow while putting together a small collection.

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Old 1 September 2018, 01:56 AM   #68
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Been collecting for 30 years so my tastes have changed a lot in that time span. Currently wearing a 114060, 116613LB and a mint 16570 Polar in a rotation. Have a DJ and an OP but rarely wear them. These days I like diversity of colors especially different dials. In the past I have done the land sea air thing: Daytona white dial, Sub LN of some variety and a GMT Pepsi of some variety. I really like Subs and GMTs but not a big fan of Chronos so generally stick to those references these days even it is does not make sense to others. Love a nice "real" dress watch, but just cannot justify the expense to be rarely worn. In my work and social environment I just do not need a ALS or PP dress watch even though I dig the looks of them.
Only watches I am interested in these days: Sub LV and GMT BLRO SS.

Get something you really like and when another sings to you get that. Your tastes will change so it is hard to plan a collection out that far in advance. Plus they make new models from time to time. Maybe something will really grab you that you had not even thought about before.
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Old 1 September 2018, 02:00 AM   #69
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My strategy is:

Daily
Fun
Dress

Wouldnít worry too much about complications/usefulness because unless your a race car driver, a pilot or a diver, you probably wonít use any of them much regardless. BLNR and Lange Iíd look at
This is a really good strategy. I have 10 watches, but many are redundant to these three basic categories. My daily wearers are my GMT-Master II, Submariner Date, and my Speedmaster. My fun pieces are my Panerai and IWC. My dress piece is my Datejust 41.
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Old 1 September 2018, 02:06 AM   #70
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I love a good 3 watch collection, perfect number IMO

Daily, dress, diver

That is a lovely 3 watch collection.
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Old 1 September 2018, 03:51 AM   #71
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My 4-watch strategy:

Missing a vintage with black dial, old Speedy or Tudor sub...


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Old 1 September 2018, 05:19 AM   #72
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Old 1 September 2018, 06:02 AM   #73
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I am all for a three watch collection. My philosophy is to only buy watches I can use as a daily beater and are happy to wear in all occasions.

I trimmed my collection down from four Rolex's to one, and then added another one. So now I have the following two as my daily beaters.




These are the perfect watches for me and my life style
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Old 1 September 2018, 06:53 AM   #74
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The Hulk is awesome and a great one to start a collection with. I would consider having the following in a 3 watch collection:

Daily- Hulk
Fun - YG Day Date / Sky Dweller
Dress- JLC (any model within budget)
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Old 1 September 2018, 07:03 AM   #75
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For me, going against TRF norms... I would find it extremely boring if all 3 of my 3 watch collection were all Rolexes regardless of which models but especially if the 2 of 3 are both a GMT and Sub (basically same case).

Ideally a 3 watch collection would be:

1. Daily
2. Flex
3. "Special"

1. Daily for something you can wear all the time: whenever and wherever.
2. Flex can be suitable for daily use but also brings something different that makes it a bit more interesting. More like a weekend wearer but robust that can be a daily too.
3. The "special" is a watch you bring out "occasionally". The hybrid of a weekend and nice occasion watch and usually commands the highest value in my collection. Its the one that would make me giddy every time I wear it and not over worn where it becomes just another watch.


This of course is a 3 watch collection... whether it happens or not is another story.

Mine currently sits like this:

1. Daily - Explorer 1 - 214270 - MK2
2. Flex - TBD (next on the list - current "filler" is an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch)
3. "Special" - AP 15400

AP may drop down to Flex and hopefully get a Patek as "Special" but I really want a Daytona C White Dial as the Flex.
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Old 1 September 2018, 08:02 AM   #76
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The perfect 3 watch collection?

Iíve been searching for the perfect 3 watch collection for close to 20 years, in that time Iíve seen about 40 watches come and go. Iíve had more than 3 watches many times and sometimes less but felt that 3 was a good manageable number.

What I wanted in my 3-watch collection was simple really, I wanted 3 that I always wanted to wear and that I didnít favor one over the other, in the past I tended to prefer 1 of my watches over the others.

After all these years, Iíve finally ďfor nowĒ reached my perfect 3 watch collection.

1. Omega SM300
2. Rolex BLNR
3. Rolex Daytona white ceramic.

Itís going to be very hard to displace one of these three.


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Old 1 September 2018, 08:26 AM   #77
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No one hardly uses any complications it's just part of a watches style for the most part. Take a look at the Polar for no. 2 and a DJ41 for no. 3

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Old 1 September 2018, 10:58 AM   #78
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I have a 5 watch collection 3 Rolex, 1 Speedy, 1 Oris, and Iím thinking I have two, too many.
What time is it.
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Old 1 September 2018, 02:27 PM   #79
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My current collection is a wee bit bloated at the moment, with a mix of vintage and modern from several different brands. If we take the vintage out of the equation, because those are obviously *investments* (ha, I wish), and I had to consolidate to a Rolex-only, three Watch collection, I would go this route:

1) Air: Versatile/Robust/Functional - BLNR
2) Sea: Dressy/Functional - YM Dk Rhodium
3) Land: Fun - Z-Blue

I have the first two and will hopefully add the Milgauss by the end of the year. My favorite color is blue and the above three make for a trifecta of non-overlapping Rolex blues. I also am adding some Everest straps to cut back on the PCL-fest I have going on.

Air - the BLNR:


Sea - the YM chromalight glowing nice around the cobalt blue seconds hand:


Land - 1969 Tudor Date+Day Jumbo (keeping it ďin the familyĒ while we wait for the Z-Blue):



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Old 1 September 2018, 05:11 PM   #80
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My strategy is:

Daily
Fun
Dress

Wouldnít worry too much about complications/usefulness because unless your a race car driver, a pilot or a diver, you probably wonít use any of them much regardless. BLNR and Lange Iíd look at
I like this strategy and I may already have one, though not planned:

Daily = GMT Coke II
Fun = YM steel & blue
Dress = My birth year DJ with jubilee
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Old 2 September 2018, 12:54 AM   #81
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I'm currently 2/3 there. GMT is the daily. DSSD is the fun weekender.

I rarely have an occasion for anything formal, so I'm currently narrowing down to a 16233 white dial with romans or a TT bluesy.

Whittled down from the other pic collage over the last couple of years. 3 seems like the absolute sweet spot.

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Old 2 September 2018, 01:06 AM   #82
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Old 2 September 2018, 01:08 AM   #83
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My GMT only comes out when I have to wear something other than Lululemon (which is super rare since I work for myself).
Does Lululemon make guy's clothes now?

BTW, great stock! How much higher can this thing go??
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Old 2 September 2018, 09:49 AM   #84
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You have a Sub, add a Datejust and GMT.
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Old 2 September 2018, 09:55 AM   #85
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Thinking all Rolex?

Hulk
DJ41 Blue dial Smooth bezel
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Old 3 September 2018, 01:43 PM   #86
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These things definitely evolve over time. I'd like my (near) future state to be:

"Daily" - 42mm black Explorer II - brushed, great modern size, fits my style.
"Mix In" - 40 mm black GMT Master II - change of pace....flashier than the Explorer II. This could get flipped if/when the SS Pepsi comes in (I'm #1 on the list).
"Dress watch" - 39mm JLC Master Control w/ date - this is a category that's been missing from my collection for a long time, but I think I can work it in more than I realized. Coming soon I hope!
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Old 3 September 2018, 01:45 PM   #87
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My stategy would be 3 different dial colors: Hulk, White DaytonaC and BLNR
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Old 3 September 2018, 01:58 PM   #88
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Old 3 September 2018, 02:14 PM   #89
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My stategy would be 3 different dial colors: Hulk, White DaytonaC and BLNR


This. With a few extra of course!


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