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If you could be sponsored by a watch manufacturer...........

Post by smegwina » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 pm

I was watching F1 the other day, looking at all the watch sponsors, and it got me thinking....

Which watch manufacturer would you want to be sponsored by?

You are only able to wear the products of that company, and these watches need to cover every situation. (dress, everyday, beater etc)

There are plenty of companies who would do me perfectly, Seiko, Omega, Casio etc, but I would probably choose.... IWC.

- They cover every eventuality in the larger case sizes so would be perfect for my needs.

My basic three would be.

Dress -

Portofino 45mm

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Everyday -

Big Pilot

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Beater - Ingenieur XL

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Those three will do me for a start but there are also plenty of others to choose from should I so desire!!!!!!!! :)

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Post by nige » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm

My pick would be Seiko.
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Post by golfjunky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 pm

Rolex please
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Post by smegwina » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 pm

nige wrote:My pick would be Seiko.
They would be a very close second for me. My only problem would be a larger case dress watch. Virtually all of their dress watches are sub 40mm

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Post by albionphoto » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:55 pm

Omega for me
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 pm

Omega for me too. I thought about Cartier, I thought about Vacheron, but I was struggling to find the right threesome. So I went with tried and trusted.

Dress watch: a nice understated gold Trésor.
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Daily wearer. Easy. I’ve been wearing it all week and I’m wearing it now.
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Beater/holiday watch...AT 150m GMT. About on my size limit at 43mm but hey, I’ve got a Trident.
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I’d be happy with these three.
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Post by nbg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Patek Philippe would do nicely. No waiting lists for difficult to obtain at RRP watches, as the sponsor would provide them free and gratis! :)

This would do as a start:

A few Nautilus on bracelet
5711 x 2 (white and blue)
5712
5726
5990
5740
A couple of Aquanaut on rubber -
5167
5968
A couple of Calatrava -
5196P
5296G
A few “Complications” -
5170P
5396G
5205R

Meanwhile in the real world, if no sponsorship deal was involved and I was stuck with watches from one brand only, I would pick Rolex.

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Post by StrappedUp » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:00 pm

I'll go with Seiko. There's some GS models that I'd give me left b****ck for!

Looking past the brand names, you'd be getting some supremely finished metal here, precious or not.

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Post by Carlito149 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:04 pm

IWC for me :)

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Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 pm

IWC would be fine and the three selected by Nick would do admirably, or a selection from Omega.....
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Not sure exactly which watches, but I'm sure I could find a few.

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Post by jtc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:42 pm

I think I'd let JLC sponsor me....
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Post by Richard D » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:08 am

Nothing short of a Patek Philippe. (Big Wink) :wink:
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Post by copemanphoto » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 am

Alright I will play along. I have always been fond of Tudor so.......that is whom I would want to be my sponsor and here are my picks:

Black Bay Steel is close enough to a dress watch for me and that would be fine with a Jacket, Tie and Texas Pressed Jeans.


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Black Bay Red would be my choice for everyday use with a nice splash of color on the bezel, good for swimming, vacation and beach. It looks good and I love those snowflake hands.

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Last but not least the Heritage Ranger would make a fine beater. It looks good and I love the spear and sword hands.

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Post by TigerChris » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:54 am

Ok, I’ll play too. Audemars Piquet for me. I have no need for a dress watch at all and would never wear one anyway, but an ultra thin Royal Oak 39mm would double as everyday and dress. Royal Oak offshore diver chrono for weekends etc.. Those 2 would do for me and cover any situation.

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If I was forced to add a dress watch style it’d be this

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Post by bradjhomes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:01 pm

Stowa/Schauer

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