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I do like a 'Flieger' and have a few.
Favourite is my Baumuster-B (Stowa brand)
You do need quite a thick wrist to be able to carry off a 47mm Flieger though...
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That one was slightly over a grand... It's my daily wear most of the time - Unless circumstances demand a dress watch, or maybe something more rugged or less valuable.

If money was no object - I'd have the IWC model of the same watch.
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Watch threads are fun. I tend to stick with my Divers and Casios day to day. I've had an Oris Diver 65 and a Tudor Blackbay, but ended up selling them. I have some dressier watches and some 'quirky' vintage ones that I don't wear often. I like the affordable or already beat up ones more.

My Kamasu on a Jubilee tends to get the most compliments

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An old 97 Seiko SKX (with recently misaligned hands)

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Most days I just wear a Casio F91W or G shock.
 

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I have a Seiko, but I also have my late Father's Rolex.
Funny true thing... @DarwinTaurus ;)
I read the statistics long time ago about which watch that is mostly preferred/used and purchased by the affluent and mega rich people.

Guess what?
It is Seiko.

The reasoning behind it?
Its a good high quality watch which looks good without sticking too much out of the crowd (E.g. revealing you are rich), and have a decent and reasonable price range compared to the more expensive "main stream" quality watches like Rolex, Hublot, TAG Heuer, Omega, Patek Philippe, Blancpain etc..

It's simply good "daily driver watch" for the everyday walk if life which doesn't expose you too much to gold diggers and other persons that might be security risk for you. However if you run around showing off a Rolex for example it screams "Please, do rob me" to some more shady people.
 
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Once I'm done w/ my degree I'll be able to afford a rolex. I'm not rocking anything the average man would wear.
A Rolex is exactly the watch that an 'average' man would get if he had plenty money.
Don't get me wrong, they're generally fantastic watches - but a 'rich' man wearing a Rolex is a bit of a cliche.

If I could justify spending Rolex money on a watch, there's a lot of watches I'd get before I considered getting a Rolex.

As I said earlier, I like Fliegers - If I was to spend multiple thousands on a watch, first one I'd get is an IWC Flieger 'B-type'
Second would be an IWC 'A-type'. And I'll probably bet round to getting a G-Shock at some point.
For a dress watch - If I could justify the outlay, I'd love a Calatrava- classic Rose Gold.
And if it came to getting a good dive watch, I'd prefer a high-end Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
 
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Own two classic fusion hublot's.

Not really a fan of rolex's as they're a bit small for my wrist.


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A Rolex is exactly the watch that an 'average' man would get if he had plenty money.
Yeah it is one of these thing average wanna people think you have when you are rich, just like expensive sports car, only high end brand clothes in your closet, mega large house, mega yacht, private jet and so on. They all been feed with this from TV, movies, advertisement etc. so they believe in that is what you do when you have assets.

But the fact is you do not get rich by spending money on expensive things and consumer products.
 
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If I could justify spending Rolex money on a watch, there's a lot of watches I'd get before I considered getting a Rolex.
Exactly. Rolex watches just attract thieves and gold diggers.

As I said earlier, I like Fliegers - If I was to spend multiple thousands on a watch, first one I'd get is an IWC Flieger 'B-type'
Second would be an IWC 'A-type'. And I'll probably bet round to getting a G-Shock at some point.
For a dress watch - If I could justify the outlay, I'd love a Calatrava- classic Rose Gold.
And if it came to getting a good dive watch, I'd prefer a high-end Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
All great choices. I really love the IWC Flieger and the Blancpain FF.
 

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I was looking into 24h watches, but I would prefer a watch to have both 12H and 24H. So I was checking around and ordered this one from Etsy:
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Vostok Komandirskie GMT 03099A-automatisch horloge 12/24 uur Sovjet-Russische USSR.
Let's see what it looks like when I get it delivered...
 

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Once I'm done w/ my degree I'll be able to afford a rolex. I'm not rocking anything the average man would wear.
The wristwatch market is at an interesting spot right now.

The inexpensive brands have been hurt by the growth of Apple Watch and other smartwatches. These are the $500 and under. For time telling, watches aren't that important anymore. Cell phones have clocks.

There are mid-tier brands that cost around $1,000 - $2,500. These brands are surviving the smart watches but they are in the mushy middle. There are expensive and tell time, but they don't offer anything to impress women in seduction. Brands like this include Raymond Weil, Maurice LaCroix, Hamilton, Frederique Constant, and a number of others. These could be called entry level luxury.

Then, there are the real luxury watches like Jaeger LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Patek Phillipe, Cartier, and Rolex. Rolex is the brand has the most brand recognition and might be able to help you in impressing women. I even started a thread about this....

 

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I was looking into 24h watches, but I would prefer a watch to have both 12H and 24H. So I was checking around and ordered this one from Etsy:
Vostok Komandirskie GMT 03099A-automatisch horloge 12/24 uur Sovjet-Russische USSR.
Let's see what it looks like when I get it delivered...
Those Vostoks are nice watches. I'd love one of the original military-issue Komandirskie models....
Their Amphibia series are real nice too.

I have a 24hr Svalbard, which I use for my astronomy hobby.
It's no good to use normally because I've adjusted it's regulator to lose almost 4 mins a day - So it's running approximately in sync with sidereal time.
When I'm going out observing, I'll set it to my local sidereal time (It's an automatic, so it has usually stopped and needs to be set before use) - So a quick look at the watch and I can instantly see what RA (A sky chart's version of longtitude) is to my due South.
Very useful for setting scales/co-ords on manual equatorial mounts.
 

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I have a 24hr Svalbard, which I use for my astronomy hobby.
That's so cool, a watch adjusted for a specific purpose.

I have a problem with light-sensitivity of my eyes, so I like dark watches with glow in the dark, because it's easier on the eye. I still want a Flieger watch because I like how easy to read they are (I'll probably get an Orient Flieger as Laco or IWC are way outside my budget). And I like how the Vostok is a combination of 12h/24h. And I like the vintage look.
 

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Then, there are the real luxury watches like Jaeger LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Patek Phillipe, Cartier, and Rolex. Rolex is the brand has the most brand recognition and might be able to help you in impressing women. I even started a thread about this....
I would choose any of the others over the Rolex, exactly because the brand recognition will make any Rolex wearer a target for criminals and gold diggers.
Also, the styling of the modern Rolex watches is too much 'bling', I prefer more understated elegance like Audemars Piguet over the flashy Cartier and Rolex collection.
 

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....(I'll probably get an Orient Flieger as Laco or IWC are way outside my budget)....
Depending on your budget, Steinhart produce some Fliegers that are pretty nice at around the 500 range
My first Fleiger was a 44mm Steinhart 'A-type', cost me a little under €400, though that was quite a few years ago.
They're €450 now.
 
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I have a problem with light-sensitivity of my eyes....
Wow! - So do I.
It runs in my family - I have weak irises, and a lack of retinal pigment
A similar kind of thing to albinism, though not as extreme, and I don't have the white hair/pale skin/red pupils.
A female cousin has no irises at all - Just huge pupils, then the white - she wears contacts with an iris design to cut down the light during daytime.

The effect it has on me is that my pupils don't contract as much as they should, and are far more open at night than is normal - The larger pupil is similar in principle to using a larger telescope to gather more light.
A 'normal' pupil will open to about 7mm diameter, which diminishes with age, and by my age most people are down to a max of about 5mm/5.5mm.
Mine have been measured at 8.5mm diameter, and showing no sign of diminishing yet.
Because light gathering increases by the square of the diameter, this means I'm getting almost 50% more than the average 20yr-old - and at least 2.25x the light-gathering of the average 55+ yr-old.
The combination of almost no retinal pigment and better light-gathering means that I can see MUCH fainter objects in the sky than any of my astronomer buddies - Most are very envious.

It's an accepted astronomy 'fact' that in practical terms, the furthest object visible to the naked eye is the Andromeda galaxy at 2½ million light-years....
Yet I can routinely see M33, the Triangulum galaxy which is almost 3 million light years away, and about a magnitude dimmer than Andromeda.
On really clear nights I've seen Bode's galaxy (M81) a few times - That thing is around 12 million light-years away, and even dimmer than Triangulum.
During the day, I wear sunglasses a LOT more than most, and almost always when driving, especially when the Sun is low in the sky.
 

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During the day, I wear sunglasses a LOT more than most, and almost always when driving, especially when the Sun is low in the sky.
I have severe acute form glaucoma. My left eye is pretty much worthless and so light sensitive that direct light hurts even when the eyelids are closed. And I need to keep my left eye open so I can relax my right (good) eye and don't squint. So I wear a leather eyepatch that blocks out all the light and I can open my eye behind the shield.
My right eye is still light sensitive, so I have several different sunglasses to make sure I can see clearly in any condition, from low light to bright light.
 

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I was looking into 24h watches, but I would prefer a watch to have both 12H and 24H. So I was checking around and ordered this one from Etsy:
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Vostok Komandirskie GMT 03099A-automatisch horloge 12/24 uur Sovjet-Russische USSR.
Let's see what it looks like when I get it delivered...
I received the watch today. It comes with a heavy metal wrist band that I don't really like, so I removed the metal band and ordered a black/red NATO strap.
The dial really glows quite bright in the dark, almost too bright to contrast with the hands. The dark 'seconds' dial is difficult to read (don't really care about seconds anyway) but the other hands are easy to read in the dark. The 24h bezel can be rotated, so you can use the 24h hand to give the hour of a different time zone. I will post a photo when the new strap is in.
 

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Looked like a fun g-shock that i wont feel bad about being rough on it. Yardwork, wet salty stuff, automotive sh!te, etc…IMG_1061.jpeg
 
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