Christian reviews a watch-geek’s collection! This one includes watches from some of the most historically significant, and respected names in the watch world. Here are some of Christian’s thoughts on Andy’s collection:
It’s not perfect – the size, spacey dial, and price are some drawbacks – but it has one hell of a story. This IWC is the first MECHANICAL watch Andy owned. It’s also the watch he was gifted on his wedding day. This Portofino, despite its minor issues, is one hell of a watch for Andy.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER Broad Arrow Re-Issue
It’s beautiful. But it doesn’t get much wrist time because of its size. For that reason alone, compelled further by its price, this Omega Speedmaster should go.
IWC MARK XVI
Andy go this IWC for a steal! It has beauty, history, versatility going for it and it gets LOTS of wrist time.
JLC REVERSO GRANDE 976
Display caseback, supremacy of the movement and construction and history. This watch doesn’t stop! But, because it’s not comfortable, it doesn’t see the wrist very often.
ROLEX SUBMARINER 14060
Changed Andy’s collecting career. He no longer sees Rolex as a purely “status” brand and realizes there may be merit to all of the hype. He starts with this solid Sub foundation – it’s a real tool watch.
ROLEX GMT MASTER 16700
It’s pepsi, complicated, thinner than its predecessors, and fueled with history. There are no frills. The Rolex GMT Master doesn’t need any.
ROLEX DAY-DATE 1803 WIDEBOY
It’s yellow gold with a champagne dial. It’s the ultimate – the obvious – the “status” watch. But guess what, it’s a layup for a reason.
Sell the JLC Grande and the Omega Speedmaster and buy more ROLEX – (maybe an Explorer?)
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