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Old 9 July 2019, 03:37 PM   #1
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Can't decide. Down to a 14270, 14060, or a 18328

I have driven my wife crazy talking about watches. I need some help from the community. I'd like to add one watch that most compliments my collection. Currently I have:

Explorer II 16570 Polar - I'll never sell it. Love it.

New Oyster Perpetual 34mm White - This is my most versatile watch

Cellini 5115 - I like this dress watch, but may sell it some day. Wife likes it too so I may keep it.

Omega Speedmaster Professional - Don't think I'll ever sell this either

Here is my collection as of a few months ago : https://imgur.com/a/abrVe8h (I have since purchased a two tone oysterquartz, and sold the Tudor Date-Day and will sell the Tudor BB36 next)

I have narrowed my next purchase to the following 3 models and would love some advice on what fits with my collection the best:

Explorer I 14270 36mm - This watch is the most me, because it wears well on my small wrist. It is similar in size as my OP34 and serves the same purpose. I also will forever lust after a 1016.

Submariner 14060 40mm - I like the tool nature of this watch, and the classic 2 line dial. I'd go for a 5513, but I think I'd go for the president for that price. It kind of serves the same purpose as the Speedmaster as a sports watch. My main concern is that this is too flashy.

President 18238 36mm Double Quickset - I don't have much gold, wear suits 3-4 days a week, and think this is bargain compared to used sports watches from Rolex. I think gold will come back in style soon and I love the 36mm size. My main reservation is how flashy this is. I for some reason think a submariner stands out more as a flashy watch, since people tend to know the sub.

Which of the 3 watches above should I choose given my current collection?
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Old 9 July 2019, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 9 July 2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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I don't understand how they are not more popular. $35k new, $11k used. Seems smarter than a Daytona which is $12k new and $25k used, lol.
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Old 9 July 2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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I don't understand how they are not more popular. $35k new, $11k used. Seems smarter than a Daytona which is $12k new and $25k used, lol.
Trends and preferences. Take advantage of it and get one at a decent price.
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Old 9 July 2019, 06:38 PM   #5
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14060 or 14270 for sure.
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Old 10 July 2019, 03:22 PM   #6
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Old 24 August 2019, 02:51 AM   #7
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might be time for DD
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Old 24 August 2019, 03:34 AM   #8
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14060 or 14270 for sure.
Exactly, I'd have try it on both and then decide...you can't go wrong with those two..
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Old 29 August 2019, 03:50 PM   #9
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The three options you are considering are so different, a simple three-hander, a diver, and a gold watch. You don't list a diver in your collection, so the 14060 would be a great, iconic addition. But, you mention it is flashy, so maybe hold off -- although I personally don't think the 14060 is that flashy, at least compared to say a 116610. The Explorer 36mm is an amazing under-the-radar all-rounder. You already have an OP34, but with a white dial, and your 16560 EXPII has a white dial, so the Explorer 36mm would provide a black dial. Since you sold your BB36, that is somewhat similar to the Explorer 36, with the size, and a black dial, you might hold off on that one. The DD would provide gold, is iconic, and probably the best value. Even though it is not to my taste (at least right now), based on your comments above, and the current value, I think you should go for the gold DD!
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Old 30 August 2019, 07:20 AM   #10
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What about an 18239? Out of the 3 you chose I'd go for the 14060. You don't have a true dive watch. I think the OP and Explorer fill a similar role.

You picked 3 awesome watches though so there's absolutely no way you can go wrong
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Old 31 August 2019, 12:56 AM   #11
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I second consideration for a 18239 since your main concern about the 18238 is that it is too flashy.
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