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    Let's cut to the chase. The best watch ever is...

    The 16600.
    Nothing against the Speedy or the MM300 but the vernerable Rolex takes the crown. Classic looks, sturdy, looks great in any condition and as a bonus, it'll probably worth more than your house in a decade*.
    Suits a variety of different straps, and at home with a suit or a T-Shirt.
    The best!



    *the value of your SD may go down as well as up. But it'll probably go up. Let's be honest.

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    Rolex 1460m, two liner. Class.
    Only watch you need.

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    I nominate the Explorer 214270 - probably the only watch you need.
    I say probably because Iíve never owned one but I can see myself consolidating the collection around it down the line.

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    SDc, if and when I end up with one it will be this one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derivative View Post
    I nominate the Explorer 214270 - probably the only watch you need.
    I say probably because Iíve never owned one but I can see myself consolidating the collection around it down the line.
    Indeed. I am at that point, now my only watch.

    Goes with any occasion, super legible, good water resistance, Cosc and great bracelet (the half link adjustment I use regularly).




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    I agree ..... 16600 it is


    Although it could be the 116600




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Indeed. I am at that point, now my only watch.

    Goes with any occasion, super legible, good water resistance, Cosc and great bracelet (the half link adjustment I use regularly).



    Yeah, you could be onto something there. Definitely in my top 3

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    A Lange & Sohne 1- just because. No other reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Yeah, you could be onto something there. Definitely in my top 3
    +1
    This and the older sea dweller are right up there.
    Top 3 all Rolex?
    Maybe the 5167A ,, Iíve never had one .

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    As a Sea-Dweller fanatic I agree it's one of the best watches ever.


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    Seadwellers are big old lumps. I'd go with an Omega seamaster professional 300m 2561.80. All the WR you ever need, looks good, cheaper, very comfortable bracelet. Plus you can pretend to be James Bond.

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    Let's cut to the chase. The best watch ever is...

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/V2mQNAB

    Iíd have to agree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Plus you can pretend to be James Bond.
    Not the real James Bond though... 😏

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    Patek 5712

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Not the real James Bond though... 
    Everything can be bought these days.

    In the next movie he probably wears a Google Watch.

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    Best watch?

    Probably a G shock. Nearly indestructable, 200m WR, cheap and quartz, so precise.

    Rolex is way to overpriced to feature in any best watch list.
    They have become mens jewellery, where they used to make tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Best watch?

    Probably a G shock. Nearly indestructable, 200m WR, cheap and quartz, so precise.

    Rolex is way to overpriced to feature in any best watch list.
    They have become mens jewellery, where they used to make tools.
    Correct 😎 5610 1ER , suggest adding bars and that bracelet like wot I wore yesterday

    https://flic.kr/p/2gYRyDb
    &
    https://flic.kr/p/2gYRzx5

    ... Your welcome


    Mind you I do like me MM as well though 😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Best watch?

    Probably a G shock. Nearly indestructable, 200m WR, cheap and quartz, so precise.

    Rolex is way to overpriced to feature in any best watch list.
    They have become mens jewellery, where they used to make tools.

    I actually canít disagree with this ! 👍🏿

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2ore View Post
    I actually canít disagree with this ! 
    I can, it didnít say most overpriced watch it said best of which is probably the Patek 5990

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    👍

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    There is no Ďbest watchí.

    Horses for courses...

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    These.







    Or more accurately ďthisĒ because itís the same 16710

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    As a Sea-Dweller fanatic I agree it's one of the best watches ever.

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    I canít even decide which is best amongst my own collection, far too subjective a question to try and answer objectively!

    If there was a category for Ďbest watch in its eraí Iíd nominate the Omega Seamasters from the 1950s.

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    Now we've got the most cliched and whimsical choices out of the way, lets cut to the chase, the fact is that when we are talking about watches that are meant to, you know, tell the time, accuracy, stability and robustness are key criteria. The moment you introduce those into whatever calculus of criteria you are applying, then I'm sorry, but it has to be a quartz.

    But not just any quartz. All the other criteria about aesthetics and even historical significance all still count and so it's got to be one that scores highly there. Start with the movement. Scoring highly on history you have stuff like the GP 352 and other early quartz. Personally I think Seiko have a strong contender in the 7A28/38 - it's got legendary military connections with the V force as well as more general RAF usage, It's got impeccable movie credentials in Aliens for a start. It's good looking, indestructible and can time accurately to 1/10th of a second. That's a strong contender right there:

    https://wornandwound.com/review/time...1-chronograph/

    That's before we get to the Seiko 9F and Citizen A660 which are perfectly capable of less deviation in a year than COSC permits in a day.

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    Casio 5600...


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    There is no Ďbest watchí.

    Horses for courses...

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    Of course not.
    What we have is an impromptu plebiscite of the TZ faithful. I for one enjoy hearing othersí opinions on their favourite watch - precisely because itís such a personal choice.

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    Changed my mind about replying...
    Breitling Cosmonaute 809 - What's not to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derivative View Post
    I nominate the Explorer 214270 - probably the only watch you need.
    I say probably because Iíve never owned one but I can see myself consolidating the collection around it down the line.
    Well, Iím fortunate enough to own and enjoy an Explorer 214270 but I have to agree with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Now we've got the most cliched and whimsical choices out of the way, lets cut to the chase, the fact is that when we are talking about watches that are meant to, you know, tell the time, accuracy, stability and robustness are key criteria. The moment you introduce those into whatever calculus of criteria you are applying, then I'm sorry, but it has to be a quartz.

    But not just any quartz. All the other criteria about aesthetics and even historical significance all still count and so it's got to be one that scores highly there. Start with the movement. Scoring highly on history you have stuff like the GP 352 and other early quartz. Personally I think Seiko have a strong contender in the 7A28/38 - it's got legendary military connections with the V force as well as more general RAF usage, It's got impeccable movie credentials in Aliens for a start. It's good looking, indestructible and can time accurately to 1/10th of a second. That's a strong contender right there:

    https://wornandwound.com/review/time...1-chronograph/

    That's before we get to the Seiko 9F and Citizen A660 which are perfectly capable of less deviation in a year than COSC permits in a day.
    ... thereís a lot to be said for 0.0 seconds per year, which is where Iím at with this little beauty, the SBGX009:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derivative View Post
    I nominate the Explorer 214270 - probably the only watch you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Indeed. I am at that point, now my only watch.
    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Yeah, you could be onto something there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    +1



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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonG View Post
    Casio 5600...
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    Agreed.



    Unless the question relates to jewellery.

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    G Shock for me.

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    Come Zombie Apocalypse I am going to want me a spring drive. That's the best!

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    The one you have with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    Rolex 1460m, two liner. Class.
    Only watch you need.
    I'd certainly go for a 14060m two-liner, but the SD holds no appeal for me at all, whatever prices may or may not do.

    That will be the case with every "best watch ever" - many will love them, but many others will be indifferent to their charms!

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    +1 for Casio 5600.

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    Yes probably the Casio but in the 'luxury' category, the 16600. Anyone who says any different hasn't owned one ;)

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    Best as in numbers made and years in production....im guessing Casio F-91.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post

    That's before we get to the Seiko 9F and Citizen A660 which are perfectly capable of less deviation in a year than COSC permits in a day.
    A060

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    The other day someone was talking about the new Citizen 0100 solar module... if you set the watch at your birth, it will be less than 2 minutes out by the time you die.

    I find that scary and rather have an old mechanical Poljot.

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    Incredibly easy to pick a Rolex, but the winner has to be a G shock, I am surprised that nobody has mentioned a Seiko SKX, surely a contender.

    Scottie

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    Of course most people are going to say what they like is the best.

    To answer the question, you need to define on what the basis of the decision is;
    Craftsmanship
    Finishing
    Timekeeping
    Robustness
    Elegance
    Value
    Appreciation / depreciation

    However you measure it people will disagree anyway based on their opinion.

    So overall surely the question should be what the best watch ever to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Come Zombie Apocalypse I am going to want me a spring drive. That's the best!
    The idea that Zombies will work to a strict timetable is quite amusing

    "Eat human flesh after 6AM? Nah mate, the Zombie union won't allow that..."

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    G-shock gw-m5610
    is close to the perfect instrument, always correct, multiple time zones, stop watch, comfortable to wear, solar battery, suitable for any event (many consider the slim profile & austere looks as smart/tidy).

    My favourite watch, however, is deffo not a g-shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayGee View Post
    G-shock gw-m5610
    is close to the perfect instrument, always correct, multiple time zones, stop watch, comfortable to wear, solar battery, suitable for any event (many consider the slim profile & austere looks as smart/tidy).
    I don't like G-Shocks and would never wear one, but I was with you until that last point (I looked to see if this was a G-Shock I'd never seen before, but no, it's a big FW91 like most of the others).

    People can and will wear any watch they like whenever they like, but a G-Shock like that looks as out of place with a suit or Dinner Jacket as a baseball cap worn backwards, whatever its many other qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The one you have with you.
    Or expressed another way- certainly not the one you donít have/canít get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Not the real James Bond though... 
    Any will do, though maybe not Dalton. Wasn't a big fan of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayGee View Post
    G-shock gw-m5610
    is close to the perfect instrument, always correct, multiple time zones, stop watch, comfortable to wear, solar battery, suitable for any event (many consider the slim profile & austere looks as smart/tidy).

    My favourite watch, however, is deffo not a g-shock.

    Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using TZ-UK mobile app
    I have one and it is. However, the alarm is inexplicably weak and the pushers are a little too recessed. The humble F91-W outscores the m5610 on both fronts. If Casio fixed these issues then I think it would be faultless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uwtc View Post
    Yes probably the Casio but in the 'luxury' category, the 16600. Anyone who says any different hasn't owned one ;)
    It's top heavy (height to surface area is too big) and sits badly on the wrist. Too small for a genuine diver, legibility is only average and the lume, by modern standards, very poor. Otherwise I quite enjoyed mine.

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