The Lottery Watch Game

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iain wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 6:03 am Sorry, I did say I’d wait for a day or two, but a flurry entries arrived by last night so I made a selection.

While too late to be judged, I’d still be interested to know what your choice was.
I had written a response before you'd chosen, but it didn't submit. I've got previous; probably pressed back or something along those lines.

Anyhow, I'd chosen the IWC Timezoner 'Le Petit Prince' :thumbup:
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Some more excellent suggestions for me. Thank you.

I've kind of got a short list of 2 - 3 so far; is there a piece out there that's going to topple these?

Let's run through to tomorrow, Friday, evening and I'll then decide. That'll put us into the weekend for the next selection.

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OK, these are going to be a "Oh" or an "Oh no", classed as a pilot/aviator (not my definition, theirs) interesting spec and definitely a lottery win watch!
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StrappedUp wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:35 am
I had written a response before you'd chosen, but it didn't submit. I've got previous; probably pressed back or something along those lines.

Anyhow, I'd chosen the IWC Timezoner 'Le Petit Prince' :thumbup:
nbg wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:50 am Like Ryan I didn’t get around to posting in time for Iain.

I was going to post this one. :)
Looks like I was too eager to pick a winner, both of these would possibly have won.....

Well done for getting my taste in watches so right.
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Okay, its nearly the weekend and I need to close the book on the selection for me and make a decision.

Overall, its really tricky as you've all suggested pieces that I would broadly be comfortable wearing and would fit in with my likes and current collection. Let me give a brief rundown on my thoughts;-

@iain - you nearly nailed it and made it game over with your first suggestion of the Zenith Pilot Chrono. I had a similar styled three hander by Ingersoll a few years ago which was useful to scratch the itch for that style. As a normal 'grail' piece it would be on the list but, with no disrespect I think I am able to go better for 'the lottery watch'. Sorry.

The IWC monopusher is just not really there for me and I'd prefer to stick with my CW C9 Me 109 SPC.

@AVO - Both the UNs are good watches but there's too much going on for me with the Annual Calender etc.

@stefs - WOW the AP Flying Tourbillon has got to be an exclusive piece. Nearly, Paul. I just find it all a bit too fussy though and whilst it no doubt has a price tag that befits a lottery win, its the one piece in the selection that I feel that I would be uncomfortable in wearing. Nice try though.

@StrappedUp - as with Steve's suggestions of the UNs, I'm sorry Ryan, but there's too much going on with the Annual Calender etc.

@nbg - That has to be the pinnacle of IWC's Big Pilot range, Neil, and that's what spoils it. To me a Pilot watch has the be clean and uncluttered.

@wis - A close shave with the Codebreaker, Bjorn and these day (I believe) a sought after Bremont. Coincidently, this evening, I've arranged to go on a visit to Bletchley Park at the end of the month.

@Soporsche - Oh dear, Stephen, an iconic brand but they both fall in the "Oh no" category. I think their design are both a bit on the wacky / unconventional front.

. . . which brings me back and around to . .

@nbg - Neil and the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chronograph. Well, what can I say. I've read up on the three hand version of the Alpine Eagle several times (and I don't read many watch reviews, strangely enough) as I find the dial totally fascinating. That Chopard have brought the Eagle dial into a Chronograph but kept the simplicity / clarity of a classic Pilot Chrono is marvellous.

Reading through the Fratello review the conclusion sums things up nicely and my interpretation of it is that it offers a slightly left-field alternative to the likes of the Nautilus and Royal Oak.


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Its a winner for me and thus I need to be handing over the baton to Neil.


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^^^ Cheers Guy. IIRC you mentioned you liked the look of the chronograph shortly after I put up a couple of pics of the three hander that I tried on. The dials are stunning.

As I have already ‘won’, when correctly guessing Paul’s’ lottery watch, I will nominate Ryan (strappedup), as he hasn’t had his lottery win watch yet. I hope that is ok.

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Given Ryan's liking for dial texture I think he'd like a Sarpaneva. Made to order so second hand, colours and moon are options but I think he'd like this one that's green whether it's day or night.
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Ryan likes his Aquaterra and wears it on a variety of straps. I think he tends to prefer the simpler 3 handed watches than anything too complicated so I’m choosing this platinum Omega with a rather interesting green dial.

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Textured dial? 3-hander?

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^ Ash in a watch sounds very risky :shock:
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^^^ One would assume that they thought that one through and found a workable way to do it.
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Anymore suggestions? I'll let it run until this evening.
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I will go with this one. :)

Czapek 'Frozen Star' LE. Especially with the more recently released 38.5mm case size ...

Very practical. Fantastic dial. Excellent proportions of case and case thickness. Fantastic bracelet, with QR and easy adjust. Comes with an extra QR fitted end link strap, either rubber or leather.
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A bit thin on the ground, but thanks to those who put forward their suggestions.

@suicidal_orange - really interesting dial work from a brand I wasn't familiar with. But not overly keen on the case shape and I just can't warm to green dials, despite it being my favourite colour.

@iain - as above re colour. I like the idea of a platinum watch being a fairly stealth precious metal, but I'm not sure I'd choose a diver.

@avo - not to offend Steve, but i'm trying to find something positive :D.
It's a 3-hander with date which is my thing, but everything else is a firm no.

@nbg - this has to be the clear winner. Absolutely stunning dial, great size and I'm a big fan of integrated bracelets.
I'd like a date as well, but I guess I could talk to them about adding one for me given my new-found riches :thumbup:

Given that nbg, iain and avo have had their turn, it's over to suicidal_orange for the next round ...
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