My Next Watch thoughts and List



My Next watch on the way ....

Yes - I did transfer the money today, but as I'm out of town the next 3 days - it will not be until Friday this week I will have the watch on my doorstep.
And I will enjoy wearing it to work on next Monday - stay tuned for the reactions.

Again I made a smooth deal with Henrik from subgmt.com, a guy I have done some trades with over the time (My daytona Zenith, Day Date and now a steel/Gold sub). As always the transactions have been easy and quick. And I can ONLY highlight the old saying - buy the dealer not the watch. And at the same time scroll down to my stupid actions when dealing of a watch face to face here in Copenhagen. It almost went very very bad.
But the only watch the bad guys got away with was a plastic subgmt.com watch from Henrik.




NEXT watch - Gold/Steel - maybe?

I'm looking for a new gold/steel Rolex - model 16613 - have a request out - now lets see if I can land this watch.

I miss to take some photos of new watches - and the joy of wearing a gold/steel to work is just something I would like VERY much. See the post before.

This is one of my "sleeper" watches - to get it or NOT to get it, as it will delay my other watches on my "next watch list".
And this watch has not even been on my next watch list....




My Next watch list updated

Have been looking more and more on these watches, and I think the next one will be in the following list.
  • Rolex Milgauss - GV - NEW model and it has grown on me
  • Rolex Deep Sea - New model - but a Mother Fu... of a nice watch. The big watch to end all big watch talk.
  • Rolex Explorer II - NEW model - what can I say - I'm a Exp II kind of guy
  • Rolex - 1655 - Old Explorer II - what can I say - I'm a Exp II kind of guy
  • Rolex - 1680 - Red Sub - Red writing is always nice
  • Rolex - 16808 - Gold Submariner - I start to like gold
  • ....

Well beside these I like Rolex gold watches more and more, and I like the combination of steel and gold to some extent.
I would think that a gold/steel rolex sub could be a nice watch.
Only time will tell - but I keep my eyes open for any good watches out there.



My shortlist - now only 3 watches - well almost ;-)

OK - now I'm down to 3 watches on my shortlist.
  • Rolex 1655
  • Rolex 5513
  • Tudor snowflake

And some watches moved down my list - If I can find a good deal - I'm still game for these watches.
  • Omega Speedmaster
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Rolex 1665
  • Rolex Deep Sea

And again some that I still look into - but I can't really justify the price when I look into my pocket.

  • Audermars Piquet ROO + RO
  • PP - Nautilus/Jumbo
  • Linde Werdelin - the macho watches (eg. Octopus, black versions).




Next watches thoughts - this time the Rolex Day Date.

In the following days I will write my thoughts on why this watch is on my list.
I will describe when, why and my throughts on this watch and maybe why I have it on my wrist.


The list looks something like this:

  • Rolex Day Date - gold watch - like it.
  • Rolex Explorer II - 1655
  • Rolex GMT 1675 - always nice
  • Rolex Sub No-date 5513 meters first
  • Omega Speedmaster cal.321
  • AP ROO - old version
  • Tudor snowflake
  • New Millgauss GV


This time it is the Classic Rolex Day Date in gold.

This watch was not a watch I had in my mind for just 1-2 years ago.
Its a gold watch and I'm a steel watch man, the dial is not black (I'm a black dial man), the size is below 40 mm, and last it is NOT a tool watch - but much more a dress watch.

But during the last year or a little more I have really looked more and more on this watch.

It all started back in my high school time where my mat teacher had this watch (and another teacher had a Rolex Explorer I). And the way he treated this watch was something I could not understand - it was really used, and he did not take any special care of the watch.

And when I think back - one of the rolex ads that I liked was the Reed Adair - I was run in danish newspapers in full page (Back when a full newspaper page was large ;-) ).

I still don't see me as a full gold watch man - but this watch could change my mind.

Still have to see it in person up close before I make the jump.


This watch is not as much a classic dress watch like eg. PP or Lange, or ...

It is still very much a "tool watch" if seen from the robustness of the watch. I have the idea that this watch will take just as much beating as any other oyster watch. It is just the case material that is different.

Maybe this will find the way to my home in the near future - I hope so - and Yes I want one.

Maybe I'm on my way into my golden age ;-)
Somehow I think that the time for oversize watches is a time gone by for me.




Next watches thoughts - this time the Rolex Explorer II 1655.

In the following days I will write my thoughts on why this watch is on my list.
I will describe when, why and my thoughts on this watch and maybe why I have it on my wrist.


The list looks something like this:

  • Rolex Day Date - gold watch - like it.
  • Rolex Explorer II - 1655
  • Rolex GMT 1675 - always nice
  • Rolex Sub No-date 5513 meters first
  • Omega Speedmaster cal.321
  • AP ROO - old version
  • Tudor snowflake
  • New Millgauss GV


This time it is the ugly duckling of the Rolex brand that has turned into a swan ;-)
The Explorer II (1655) was never a popular watch in its own days.
It was first with the 16550 that the model started to gain some following - but still not very much.

The early 1655 was created in a time where deep sea diving and exploring underground was the talk of the days.

Speleology was a new word that was seen in newspapers and articles.
And that was the "reason" for this Tool watch.
How to be able to check the time of the day after multiple weeks underground.
When not able to see the daylight - it could become difficult to know if it was day or night - therefor the 24 hour hand on the watch.
And because the watch didn't allow use of the bezel or moving the 24h hand independently - this was the ONLY function of the Explorer II watch.

So I can understand that many people looked towards the submariner or GMT - there you at least got a second function with the rotating bezel.

This was my thoughts when getting my first rolex in 1985 - should I go for the Rolex Submariner, GMT or Explorer (16550).
I selected the Explorer II over the sub and the GMT, mainly because the price of the watch was so high that any watch selected should be able to be used in any situation.

At that time I was a active Scuba diver, and had my own HEUER dive watch , so buying a Rolex Submariner was like having two watches with the same functionality.
Next the GMT - at that time with Pepsi bezel - was not selected because the "many" colors.
It was to "loud".
So at the end I selected the Explorer II - 16550
It was a watch you could work with, dive with and at the same time be seen as a semi dress watch.

And to this day - my 16550 will be my last watch to go - when all the fancy ding and dong is over - I will return to this classic watch.

I still think that this watch is underrated - not in price but in popularity - when you once have tried it on - you will understand the perfect watch this is.

But back to the "original" Explorer II - the 1655 - why do I then want this when I think the 16550 is so perfect.
Well that is because I find that watch beautiful - I like the story behind the reason for making such a watch - and the 1655 is the base DNA that made the 1655 -> 16550 -> 16570 -> 216670

And the 1655 would make a perfect welcome to my family. Will I get the newest Explorer II - probably not - right now my focus is on watches not destroyed by the large size fashion.

Some photos of a friends 1655 (so perfect and sharp it will cut you), and mine 16550 - so used that every scar tells a story ;-)




My next watch - some minor updates....

Right now I'm on the look out for the following watches, in no special order.

  • Rolex Day Date - gold watch - like it.
  • Rolex Explorer II - 1655
  • Rolex GMT 1675 - always nice
  • Rolex Sub No-date 5513 meters first
  • Omega Speedmaster cal.321
  • AP ROO - old version
  • Tudor snowflake
  • New Millgauss GV
  • And any other nice watch coming my way....


I feel that I'm ready for a new daily watch - my daytona zenith - that is my daily watch right now is so perfect - its size is perfect, its looks are just so cool.
But that don't mean that a rolex 1655 would look any less perfect on my wrist ;-)




Yes - I'm still on the look-out for a new/used watch.

But which one?

My next watch list have been a little on the low side lately...

My Old Next watch List:
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - "Black/blue dial" - This one is the new boy on the block - probably a "old version"
  • DONE Rolex Daytona - black dial - Still a true classic - and I do like it.
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - Again a chronograph - must be present ....
  • Rolex Deep Sea - - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Linde Werdelin - black out model - The One - Somehow LW have made a very positive impact on me
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Tudor snowflake
  • Rolex Milgauss Green - New models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Panerai models - The classic models - Not the modern Panerais


I miss the rolex day-date I begin to feel for, and also the rolex explorer II (1655) is on my radar.
And who can resist a nice rolex 5513 when you see one, or a rolex 1016 - just a true classic.

Rolex is for sure a safe bet, but should I still allow other brands on this list?
Yes I think so - even if you NEVER go wrong with a rolex, other brands are OK as well, they just take some more thoughts from my side to jump into.

My NEWEST "Next watch list" looks like this now - when I really think about it....

  • Rolex Deep Sea - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
  • Rolex Day-Date - GOLD - yes I'm moving into my golden age
  • Tudor snowflake - underrated value, and looks so cool
  • Rolex Milgauss Green - New model
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Rolex GMT vintage in GOLD/Steel (1675)
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - must be present ....
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)





Next watch - are you a "using" or "collecting" type.

I'm in the situation that I have no and many watches in my site.
What to do when your in this situation - focus on ONE watch only and only focus on this watch, or have multiple watches on your list and jump on the "best" offer (price, quality, ...).
Both ways have their pro and cons - but I guess it also depends on the person you are.
A watch "using" type of person or a "collector" type of person. And sometimes I'm not completely sure which type I belong to.


For the most I feel like a using type of person.

  • Only focus on the ONE watch you really want
  • You gain in-depth knowledge on that one watch/model
  • When you get it - it will be the watch to wear
  • When you get it - it will be the watch you wanted the most
  • Downside - you can miss many good deals on watches that are on your list because you didn't look at them



But sometimes I feel like a collector type of person.

  • You look at multiple watches at the same time - always nice
  • You spend more time looking - being ready to jump at the right offer
  • You might buy a watch that is not the high on you list - but the offer was good.
  • You might end up NOT getting the watch on your top because of good deals on watches future down on your list
  • You get a watch - but might not wear it - as it was really only a very good deal.





Next watches thoughts - this time the Rolex Day Date.

In the following days I will write my thoughts on why this watch is on my list.
I will describe when, why and my throughts on this watch and maybe why I have it on my wrist.


The list looks something like this:

  • Rolex Day Date - gold watch - like it.
  • Rolex Explorer II - 1655
  • Rolex GMT 1675 - always nice
  • Rolex Sub No-date 5513 meters first
  • Omega Speedmaster cal.321
  • AP ROO - old version
  • Tudor snowflake
  • New Millgauss GV


This time it is the Classic Rolex Day Date in gold.

This watch was not a watch I had in my mind for just 1-2 years ago.
Its a gold watch and I'm a steel watch man, the dial is not black (I'm a black dial man), the size is below 40 mm, and last it is NOT a tool watch - but much more a dress watch.

But during the last year or a little more I have really looked more and more on this watch.

It all started back in my high school time where my mat teacher had this watch (and another teacher had a Rolex Explorer I). And the way he treated this watch was something I could not understand - it was really used, and he did not take any special care of the watch.

And when I think back - one of the rolex ads that I liked was the Reed Adair - I was run in danish newspapers in full page (Back when a full newspaper page was large ;-) ).

I still don't see me as a full gold watch man - but this watch could change my mind.

Still have to see it in person up close before I make the jump.


This watch is not as much a classic dress watch like eg. PP or Lange, or ...

It is still very much a "tool watch" if seen from the robustness of the watch. I have the idea that this watch will take just as much beating as any other oyster watch. It is just the case material that is different.

Maybe this will find the way to my home in the near future - I hope so - and Yes I want one.

Maybe I'm on my way into my golden age ;-)
Somehow I think that the time for oversize watches is a time gone by for me.




My next watch - some minor updates....

Right now I'm on the look out for the following watches, in no special order.

  • Rolex Day Date - gold watch - like it.
  • Rolex Explorer II - 1655
  • Rolex GMT 1675 - always nice
  • Rolex Sub No-date 5513 meters first
  • Omega Speedmaster cal.321
  • AP ROO - old version
  • Tudor snowflake
  • New Millgauss GV
  • And any other nice watch coming my way....


I feel that I'm ready for a new daily watch - my daytona zenith - that is my daily watch right now is so perfect - its size is perfect, its looks are just so cool.
But that don't mean that a rolex 1655 would look any less perfect on my wrist ;-)




Yes - I'm still on the look-out for a new/used watch.

But which one?

My next watch list have been a little on the low side lately...

My Old Next watch List:
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - "Black/blue dial" - This one is the new boy on the block - probably a "old version"
  • DONE Rolex Daytona - black dial - Still a true classic - and I do like it.
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - Again a chronograph - must be present ....
  • Rolex Deep Sea - - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Linde Werdelin - black out model - The One - Somehow LW have made a very positive impact on me
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Tudor snowflake
  • Rolex Milgauss Green - New models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Panerai models - The classic models - Not the modern Panerais


I miss the rolex day-date I begin to feel for, and also the rolex explorer II (1655) is on my radar.
And who can resist a nice rolex 5513 when you see one, or a rolex 1016 - just a true classic.

Rolex is for sure a safe bet, but should I still allow other brands on this list?
Yes I think so - even if you NEVER go wrong with a rolex, other brands are OK as well, they just take some more thoughts from my side to jump into.

My NEWEST "Next watch list" looks like this now - when I really think about it....

  • Rolex Deep Sea - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
  • Rolex Day-Date - GOLD - yes I'm moving into my golden age
  • Tudor snowflake - underrated value, and looks so cool
  • Rolex Milgauss Green - New model
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Rolex GMT vintage in GOLD/Steel (1675)
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - must be present ....
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)





Next watch - are you a "using" or "collecting" type.

I'm in the situation that I have no and many watches in my site.
What to do when your in this situation - focus on ONE watch only and only focus on this watch, or have multiple watches on your list and jump on the "best" offer (price, quality, ...).
Both ways have their pro and cons - but I guess it also depends on the person you are.
A watch "using" type of person or a "collector" type of person. And sometimes I'm not completely sure which type I belong to.


For the most I feel like a using type of person.

  • Only focus on the ONE watch you really want
  • You gain in-depth knowledge on that one watch/model
  • When you get it - it will be the watch to wear
  • When you get it - it will be the watch you wanted the most
  • Downside - you can miss many good deals on watches that are on your list because you didn't look at them



But sometimes I feel like a collector type of person.

  • You look at multiple watches at the same time - always nice
  • You spend more time looking - being ready to jump at the right offer
  • You might buy a watch that is not the high on you list - but the offer was good.
  • You might end up NOT getting the watch on your top because of good deals on watches future down on your list
  • You get a watch - but might not wear it - as it was really only a very good deal.





Maybe moving into my golden age....

Yes - I never thought I could come to this, but the rolex day-date (and some times the date only) in 18k gold is something I easy could see as a next watch.

I guess I'm a little old, over the top, and maybe just moving into my golden age....

I'm also thinking about the bi-color rolex models (steel and gold) - but a solid rolex gold watch could be classy.

And sure to make some heads turn in my close circles...

I'm looking at these models and watches....

Gold





Watch wise I back to my roots - Rolex is my way to go.

As the start of 2012 is well under way, I feel that my quest for the "exotic" watches have died a little.

I'm back to Rolex as my main brand, with a small look into Omega (Speedmaster/seamaster) and maybe also AP (old version AP ROO). But if pushed - I will go always go back to my Rolex.

I can't see anything wrong with this brand - and I'm no "fanboy" - the quality vs price is just very nice on this brand.

What I have my eyes on - both vintage and new models.

NEW models.
  • Millgauss - GV - Somehow I like it ;-)
  • Daytona (black dial)- I have become a big Daytona fan ;-)
  • Deep Sea - Ofcause - the big and bad watch - no other watch in the world can beat it


Vintage models.
  • Gold Day-date
  • 5513 sub - meters first
  • 1680/16800 - a classic
  • 1675 GMT - root beer - (gold / Steel)
  • 1655 - Exp II - a dream watch - I love it more and more

A little out of scope is the Tudor watches - A snowflak is always welcome.
Now only time will show what the next watch will be......





Next watch list updated - one down - many to go ;-)

With the arrival of the daytona - black dial - zenith model - I have to update my "Next watch list".

Before the list was like this...


Last list looks like this NOW....

My maybe next watches - still in the high end but a possibility.

My NEW List:
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - "Black/blue dial" - This one is the new boy on the block - probably a "old version"
  • DONE Rolex Daytona - black dial - Still a true classic - and I do like it.
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - Again a chronograph - must be present ....
  • Rolex Deep Sea - - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Linde Werdelin - black out model - The One - Somehow LW have made a very positive impact on me
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Tudor snowflake
  • Rolex Milgauss Green - New models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Panerai models - The classic models - Not the modern Panerais


The Old List:
  • Rolex Deep Sea - moved up - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - Black dial - This one is the new boy on the block - probably a "old version"
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial - Still a true classic - and I do like it.
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - Again a chronograph - must be present ....
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Linde Werdelin - black out model - The One - Somehow LW have made a very positive impact on me
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Rolex Milgauss Green
  • Patek Phillipe 3700/1 or 5711/1A
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc



Rolex Daytona - Zenith - Black dial - T-series (1997)

Have done some quick and dirty photo of my newest addition - Daytona Zenith.

Here are some quickly made photos of the watch "as stand alone" and the classic "hand in pocket" photo.

Expect more photos to come - even if the daytona is not as "solid" as my dweller - I think it will be a OK beater for the next many years.



And some more here ....






Newest member - Rolex Daytona Zenith - black dial

Today I received my Daytona Zenith from subgmt.com - and what a nice surprise.
They say that the unpacking is half the fun - well maybe not - but it is a little like x-mas to open a fed-ex package.



But the real fun starts when you get to the green box ;-)


Now I only have to update my next watch list - let me do that over the weekend ;-)




Next watch list soon to be updated.

This time because a watch that have been on my list for a long period is finally on its way to Denmark, Copenhagen, my house, my wrist.
As you might know - it is a Rolex Daytona (Zenith - black dial) that have been on my "next watch list" for some time now. And it will under way to me from subgmt.com any day now.

I plan to get some straps from singularstraps to try out the look with a color strap.

One think that do less for me is the bling bling of the bracelet - where the center links are polished.
I'm a "mat" kind of guy.

This does look cool:




Rolex Daytona soon in the family - My first chronograph.

All my watches are simple watches - the most special is the possibility to tell the date, and in in some cases also a GMT/24 hour function.

But now my plan is to get a chronograph - I have been on the look out for a Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 - but as long as I can remember the rolex daytona have always has a speciel place in my heart.

Nobody can be in doubt when it comes to the talk on the Rolex Daytona - It is probally the watch model from rolex with most "faces" over the years. But when I can't have a panda dial / PN I will as always end with a black dial.

The question then came - which daytona to get - there are pro and cons for each model.
The newest model with the new clasp, newer hairspring, inhouse movement,etc.. or the older version (not that old) the daytona with zeinth movement (non inhouse movement)...
Well I have selected the zenith model - why?

  • Movement - No - I think the new movement is "better" - but the Zenith movement has a good history
  • The Oyster Braclet - No - The new is many times better (claps, etc)..
  • Box and papers - No - Nice to have but not a deal breaker for me.
  • History - Yes - the zenith model has some
  • Look - Maybe - Don't like the rolexrolexrolex on inside - like the old look and placement of sundials better,...
  • T-dial - YES - YES


The watch in question comes from Henrik at subgmt.com - and he has many more watches I would love to have - and is on my next watch list.


Some photos of the Rolex daytona - that have driven me to the daytona.




New watch on my radar - Now on my next watch list ;-)

Well not really new on the radar - I think that this watch has always been on my radar as I'm a rolex explorer man at heart.
From the time of my first rolex - It was in 1985 - the Rolex Explorer has always been on my mind.
That is why I selected the Rolex Explorer II (16550) as my first rolex watch. And I can still remember that the 1655 model was still available!! But I wanted the one with Crystal glass and not plastic.

If I only had selected the 1655 back then - I would have one complete with B&P. But that is history - now back to the real world - present time.

My interest has been re-ignited once more because of the new Rolex Explorer II - this will be the third model with the name "Explorer II" - from the 1655 (aka Steve McQueen), over the 16550 and 16570 to the newest 216570 - the is 4 model versions for 3 different models with the same name.

I have the 16550 - and would like the newest version - but have now started to surf around - looking more and more on the early model 1655 - and really think this is a MUST have.

What I will remove form my list I really don't know - basically I should ONLY have 3 watches on my "Next Watch List" - but as you all know it is more easy to say than done ;-)




My next watch list - now split into dream watches, and possibly watches...

As a WIS you slowly start to look at watches that are more and more expensive, it being new brands or vintage models that just demand a higher price. For me I have a few watches in the very high price range, that I would love to own, but when the day ends - I will probally NOT spend that kind of money on a watch (but time will tell).

My High end watches - Well I can dream - can't we all.

  • Patek Philip Nautilus - 5711/1A - or better 3700/1A
  • Rolex Sub - gold - 1680/8
  • Rolex milsub - any model - but 5517 would be nice
  • Rolex comex - any model - but 5514 would be nice ;-)
  • Rolex Sea-dweller - 1665 - double red
  • Panerai Pre-A - T-dial and or PVD
  • Rolex 1680 - red writing
  • AP EOD
  • Linde Werdelin - oktopus tattoo
  • ...


My maybe next watches - still in the high end but a possibility.

  • Rolex Daytona - Zenith - black dial
  • Rolex Day-Date - gold
  • Rolex Deep Sea - NEW model
  • Rolex Milgauss GV - NEW model
  • Rolex Daytona - NEW model - but without writing on inside
  • Omega Speedmaster - cal.321
  • Omega Seamaster 300 - sword hands (a little milsub)
  • Tudor NM - snow flake
  • Rolex 5513 - meters first
  • Rolex 5512 - any model
  • Rolex 1655 - a must have - but so expensive
  • AP ROO - old model
  • Panerai 196 - if the price is right
  • Panerai 088 - if the price is right
  • Linde Werdelin - oktopus/tattoo - if the price is right


As yo can see I'm a basic and simple man - and my dilema is more to select which one to focus on - as you all know the hunt for the right watch is all part of the game....




Next watch update - Nothing happen yet !!!

Stay tuned - I REALLY want to add a new watch to my little family - but the buying of a house is something of a major writeoff - and the price we got from our apartment was a little on the "low" side, but selling the apartment in less than 17 days - must also be ok.

So when the next "new"/"used" watch will be in ready - only time will tell.




SOTC - "State Of The Collection"

Now as the year is almost at the end and we look forward to 2011 - it is time to look back and also make the yearly STOC (state of the collection) show down.

I "only" added two new watches to my collection this year - First my Linde Werdelin Elemental and last my Magrette Pacific Diver.


Besides that I have made a small overview of my wathctes as the situation is NOW (SOTC).

Rolex:
  • 16550 Explorer II
  • 16600 Sea dwelelr
  • 1675 GMT
  • 5513 Sub - nondate
  • 16610LV Sub - Date (LV)
  • 1680 Sub - date

Panerai:
  • Panerai 25C
  • Panerai 1B

Linde Werdelin:
  • Elemental

Heuer:
  • Professionel 200 meters

Magrette:
  • Pacific Diver


And some photos ;-)




My "next watch list" for 2011

We are coming to and end for 2010 and 2011 is very close.
And with my new focus on AP and Deep Sea, I think this is the time to make my "next watch list" up to date - as what I will be looking at in the year to come.

My list is ordered in the way I would like to get the watches, and NOT ranked in the "most" valued watch (that way I would put a Rolex Milsub at the top ;-))
So here goes with a little comment on each watch on the list.

My NEW List:
  • Rolex Deep Sea - moved up - I like the size and the look and quality
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - Black dial - This one is the new boy on the block - probably a "old version"
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial - Still a true classic - and I do like it.
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch) - Again a chronograph - must be present ....
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Linde Werdelin - black out model - The One - Somehow LW have made a very positive impact on me
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Rolex Milgauss Green
  • Patek Phillipe 3700/1 or 5711/1A
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc


My OLD List (just for the record):
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Rolex Milgauss Green
  • Patek Phillipe 3700/1 or 5711/1A
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day Date Jumbo
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - Black dial - but still not selected the one to be
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc



My next watch list has been updated.

Somehow I'm getting older - year by year. And with that I will also start to check out more "classic" and understated watches.

I will now update my next watch list with to new brands!!!

Why - well because I think that the as I become older - I would like something more "simple" than "big" and "complicated" versions.
I think that the the look and quality of eg. PP 3700/5711 and AP RO will be just fine watches - and if that is not a option I think that the black dial/green glass Rolex Milgauss would suit me fine ;-)

My NEW List:
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Rolex vintage and semi vintage models (5513, 1680, 16800)
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Rolex Milgauss Green
  • Patek Phillipe 3700/1 or 5711/1A
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day Date Jumbo
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD (1680/8)
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - Black dial - but still not selected the one to be
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc

The Old List:
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321/621 (the Moon Watch)
  • Rolex vintage models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Omega Seamaster 300



Why I buy a watch when I have one already.

I can be sometimes be difficult to explain to a non WIS why I need one more watch. And when you have two watches, it becomes even more difficult to justify spending money once more on a new time pice. The problem can even become even more troublesome if you like me like vintage watches. Then way spend money on a old pice - when you could get a NEW one for maybe half the price.

But that is the why I'm a WIS and not your "normal Joe".
I find great pleasure in searching the net for watches, looking at photos of watches, and creating my own "whish list" for watches I would like.

So I keep my interest and will continue looking, searching and maybe buying additional watches - just for my own pleasure ;-)




My Next Watch list - I would love to ad some more (if money was not a option)

I must say that somehow I still is drawn to the Rolex Milgauss. So if money was not a option I would have that on my list as well.

And I can say that I would love to add some more vintage to the list - but I'm sure that the price will limit the chance of getting one of these.

I would LOVE a Rolex Explorer II (1655) and a Rolex Gold Sub 1680/8, and of-cause a nice Rolex Daytona with brown sub-dials.

But at the same time I'm a realist - these are over my present level- and I have much more to use my money on, before getting any watch at a price above 50.000 dkr.(8300 US$, 6700 Euro).




What do I look for in a watch - quality, history or everything.

This is a funny thing - what is the reason for selecting one watch brand over another.
Many people look at the prestige in a watch brand - Rolex, AP, PP, etc.
But what if these values was not a issue when selecting a watch. All watches - past and present was at the same price - lets say 2000 US$ for any watch, past or present. Which watch would you select.

You have the option for any watch in the world - the watch will always be available for the price. Same model, same brand, etc.

So if you buy a Rolex Daytona - Paul Newman - this would just be a simple watch on the same line as the Omega Speedmaster.
So which watch would you like - vintage, new, limited ed., special - if all watches was equal.

Would you like a :
  • Rolex Milsub 5517
  • Panerai Pre-A
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Omega Speedmaster
  • Royal Oak Off Shore Safari
  • Panerai 243
  • ...
This is a very nice test for all us WIS - If we had NO limitations on the watch to get - what would it be.

Sometimes I think we all want some special watch - mint in box, safe queens, vintage watch that is almost prestine, etc..

I for one would probally return to my Rolex Explorer II - it has all the qualities I love.





My Next Watch List updated - Next is a Rolex

After getting my Linde Werdelin Elemental watch I can now strike this from my list.
What can I say - I now have three different brands - Rolex, Panerai and Linde Werdelin (and my Heuer) - but I do feel that I need the Rolex Daytona or Deep Sea to be complete ;-)
This is the danger with becoming a WIS - you always have a list of watches you would like to own.


So my next watch list is now updated.
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321/621 (the Moon Watch)
  • Rolex vintage models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Omega Seamaster 300

My new member of the family - The Linde Werdelin Elemental.




Some quick photos of my LINDE WERDELIN - reviews to follow.

Expect much more in depth review of this watch. This watch has been on my "next watch list" for a long time.
Now I finally have added this watch to my little family and is looking forward to It "getting to know" this watch in much more detail.

I plan to make the following "reviews" - more can come.
  • Review 1: Linde Werdelin Elemental - Initial Impressions of the watch
  • Review 2: Linde Werdelin Elemental - The Linde Werdelin straps
  • Review 3: Linde Werdelin Elemental - The finer details
  • Review 4: Linde Werdelin Elemental - My Suggestions
  • Review 5: Linde Werdelin Elemental - ?

But first some quick photos of this nice watch - and compared to my Panerai's and Rolex's it feels like its own kind.
It is NOT like a Rolex, its is not like a Panerai, etc - this is a special watch.

No more talk now - first some quick photos of this watch and the reviews to come.


The "package":



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The watch:
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The Elemental in the elements:

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Packet HAS arrived - Unpacking the latest member of the family.

After some trouble in receiving the packet - I finally go it!!!
My newest member of the family is a Linde Werdelin Elemental watch - somehow this design has fascinated me for a long time.
So after many months of searching - I finally found what I was looking for - A LW Elemental and including a metal strap as well.

So here are the unpacking pictures for now - expect many photos and my views of this watch.

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I will soon have a box coming!!

Now I ask you all - What will be in that box?
Something for the car, the house, a new weber, a new jacket, etc...

I guess you all have a idea of the type of box coming - it must be watch related.

But which watch will it be ?

Will it be a chronograph, will it be a dive watch, will it be a GMT watch? Time will show. I'm close to transfer the money in about a weeks time.
For anyone that is not into watches it can be very difficult to understand the fun in waiting for a box with either a new or used watch. And I could have waited for some extra time - but it is not easy to keep my "nest egg" for watch related buys filed up. There is always something else I would like as well....
So now I have got my money ready - and I better use them on this watch I have had on my mind for more that 2 years.

More info to come....




My NEXT WATCH List status update

Have just updated my next watch list - somehow I have made some minor changes to the list, that have moved some watches up and others down.
Well that is the way it goes with this list - there are changes from time to time.

So my next watch list is now with these at the top.

  • Linde Werdelin Elemental
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321/621 (the Moon Watch)
  • Rolex vintage models
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Omega Seamaster 300


Now I only have to save up ;-)



My Next watch is in the pipeline - I have decided on a Linde Werdelin after many thoughts back and forth.

It is never a easy task to select you next watch when there are so many nice watches out there and many other nice things to spend your money on. I really could use a new digital camera - like a Nikon D300 or maybe something else to the home, etc. The list is long, but when the next watch is to be selected...
I will go for a Linde Werdelin watch - I have been walking around this brand for so looong. If I don't get one sooner than later I will forever think about it. Almost the same as when I toke the step into Panerai. I did that after many pro and cons, but have not regretted it ever since.

My little visit to Linde Werdelin R&D in Denmark also made had some impact on the quality of the watch, something very difficult on watches almost only available over the net.

The version I'm on the lookout for is the Elemental or Two-timer, the watches from their "original" collection.
Now I hope to be able to find one - if not I might have the get a newer model - "The One" would do fine, and if money was no problem - "The Octopus" would also do nicely.





My Next watch search is still ongoing.

As you might know I have been on the look out for a new next watch for some time. But have been indecisive on which watch it could be. Should it be the one very high on my list but also relative "easy" to find in the next many years (the Daytona / Deep Sea) or should it be a watch that "might" be more difficult to find as the months go (Linde Werdelin Elemtental / Omega Speedmaster).
Well it is my dilemma and I'm still not sure which way to go.
I must confess that Linde Werdelin Watches are still a lot on my mind. I miss some real life reviews of these watches from people that have them and use them. Are they "just" nice watches or do they have this special thing over them that will make you wear the watch daily for months ongoing. That is for me a must. I will not own a watches I can't wear, use and abuse daily.

On the Omega side - I'm on the lookout for a Speedmaster cal 321 or 861 - best the cal 321 but somehow I think I would use the "newer" version cal 861 more - but I'm not sure. I will still be on the lookout for a nice Omega Speedmaster....

On the more expensive side the Daytona and Deep Sea is a watch I will be able to get now or within the next two years without to much problem.

So my quest is ongoing - But stay tuned I will keep you all updated on my blog.

The Omega Dream watch



The Linde Werdelin watch



The Daytona



The Deep Sea








My updated NEXT watch list

Will talk to my bank - maybe I can be the lucky owner of a new used watch in the start of the new year. It will NOT be a Rolex Deep Sea, or Rolex Daytona - they are high on the list but my personal finance is in the 3000 EU range for this next watch.
And that does open some possibilities - for some of the watches I have on my next watch list
Somehow I really feel that I miss the Omega in my collection - And I feel that Omega will become the next big thing when it comes to high priced vintage watches - especially the original Seamaster 300 and Omega Speedmaster (aka the moon watch).
I would suspect these watches to be on the raise and demand a high price in the near future.
But at the same time I'm still looking into LW - these watches are also limited - and I would like to have the Elemental model - so I might go with that.
But first I have to talk to my bank ;-)

So my next watch list is now with these at the top.

  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Omega Seamaster 300
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Rolex vintage models will always have its place in my list 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Rolex Submariner vintage in GOLD





Watches I like but is not officially on my next watch list

My wish list is still in it present state - no major changes - but besides the watches on this list I have other watches I would like to see/try/have if I had the opportunity - My next watch list is to be seen as a realistic list for the next many years.

My present Wish List:
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Rolex vintage models will always have its place in my list 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)

My other "dream" watches included, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, IWC and Sinn.

I would like to have a AP Royal Oak Offshore, the Jumbo Naautilus PP, the B&R BR02, Sinn EZM and IWC Ingenieur, But also the Rolex Milgauss, Rolex non date sub and GMTIIC would do fine.

These are watches I keep getting back to but then are not on my list yet - but they are all close to making it onto the list.




Have updated my next watch list.

I have added the Omega Seamaster 300 to my wanted list - I do think as many others that the Omega vintage watches will become the NEXT big thing for people collecting watches. This included the Omega Speedmasters (cal 321 and 861) and the much forgotten Seamaster 300 - the forerunner for the Rolex milsub. This watch was the official military watch.

Seamaster 300s were issued to British Royal Navy divers from the mid '60s to early '70s. Issued Royal Navy watches can be identified by the presence of military engravings on the back and the solid, fixed strap bars.

Some links related to the Seamaster 300 -

Scubawatch
Scubawatch
Be carefull - many fake versions exist


I would love to add this Omega model to my collection - So I now have two Omega watches on my next watch list.

  • The Omega Speedmaster aka the Moon watch - ( cal. 321 / 861)
  • The Omega Seamaster 300 -


Some photos of the Omega Seamaster 300 watch including the original Ads in National Geographic.






My Next watch List - is put on hold ....

To put in short - I have put my Next watch wish list a little on hold. There has been some unforeseen issues/expensise now and in the near future so that is way I will not focus that much on my next watch wish list for the next 4-6 month.
So I will keep the list as it is right now - no need to do any changes - the LW is still on the list after my visit. But I will probably not add any new watch the next couple of months or more.
Well thats life and we are all aware of the main focus here in the life - family, friends and having fun.

My present Wish List:

  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Rolex vintage models will always have its place in my list 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)



Which watch to come next - always questions and options

I guess that we all have a issue when getting a new watch.
Which one to get, should I wait and get the more expensive watch on my list, or should I get a less expensive now and enjoy that and delay the more expensive watch.
Somehow my buying of watches have been - that I have my "list" and then I find another watch I would like - maybe a watch way down on my list or a watch not even on my list.
This was the case for my latest buy. My Panerai 1B, that was not on my list - (the Pam 000 and Pam 005 was). But when I found this nice watch - just begging to come home to me I could not resist.
That buy also delayed the buying of a new Rolex or LW watch, or even the moon watch, etc.
But I guess that is the way of a WIS - never sure what will be the next watch - maybe a good deal jumps up at you.

With my finances I'm not able buy a new watch every year (not in my price range anyway). So I would normally have to save for 1-2 years for a "low" end watch (Some Pam models, Some Rolex, etc.), and 2-3 years for a "high" end watch (daytona, vintage rolex,AP, etc)

So how does my situation look like right now - which watch to get!

  • Buying the Rolex Daytona - would mean saving for a longer time
  • Buying a Linde Werdelin (still have to try it on) - would delay the Daytona even more
  • Buying a Pam Logo - will delay Daytona,
  • li> etc....
So I'm still a little in the dark - would love a Rolex Daytona - but would it get the wrist time?
Should I get a LW - I like the look and size?
Or should I get a good old fashion Panerai or Rolex model?

Well I think I will go for the "special" watches this time.
So it will be either, Daytona, LW or special Pam.



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My Next Watch List updated very little

Somehow my drift away from Panerai has stopped - I will ad some more Pam models to my next watch list - but my main focus right now is to either get a Daytona (black dial) with either zenit or new movement.
It will probally be a new model - but if I found a good deal on a zenit black dial that would be nice.
The other focus is the Linde Werdelin watches - somehow they grow more and more on me. And I think that if I got one in my hand right now I would be sold. SO I wait a little (have to have some finance in place).

Another watch that at some time must have is the Deep Sea - both becasue it is the ultimate tool watch - and because I must have it to "complete" my collection ;-)


New List is now
  • Rolex Daytona - black dial
  • Rolex Deep Sea
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Panerai models - Pam 064,Pam 001, Pam 002, Pam 287, etc
  • Rolex vintage models will always have its place in my list 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • IWC Ingenieur




My next watch list to be updated with more Pam's

The following Panerai models I would very much like to have. It is the mainly limited editions and some "semi" vintage models - I do think have some of the history of Panerai in them.
Normaly I'm not into limited editions - but some of the Panerais do have my interest.

To name a few.

  • Pam 064 - know as La Bamba
  • Pam 217 - A nice pice of Panerai History
  • Pam 087 - Like the Blue dial
  • Pam 252 - North Pole GMT - somehow I like it
  • Pam 194 - Sub 2500 meters - A monster !!
  • Pam 001 - A classic
  • Pam 002 - A classic
  • Pam 196 - That chrono I like - don't like the new version I'm sorry to say




My Next Watch List Updated with more information.

I have updated my Next watch list - well first because I have tried on some new watches and secondly because I would like to add some extra information on the watches I'm interested in.
Watches on photos in magazines, and photos of watches on different forums - all try their best to make "the" watch look super.
That I can understand - I try that my my self ;-I Nobody what their watch to look bad on a photo.

One thing is for sure - the view of a watch can change from positive to negative when you try it out for real - but the other way around can also happen - that you have a "don't know" feeling of the watch - but when you try it out - you positively surprised. And both scenarios have happened to me lately which is why the Rolex Deep Sea has moved down the list. See my comments below.

New List is now
  • Black Black Dial Daytona Zenith movement SS
  • Black Black Dial Daytona 4130 movement SS
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Korsbek watch - moved down until I can try it

I will now add some comments to each watch on my list - If I have seen it, used it, worn it, and my comments each watch.

Rolex Daytona
The dream watch for many - the Rolex Steel Daytona - where you had to be on a waiting list for +5 years in order to get it.
Have tried it - and my feelings are both positive and negative.

My feelings after trying it out:
About the same - but on photos it does look super. And it feels solid and good on the wrist. It just feels a little on the small side.

Positive: Super nice watch, the grail watch for many. Right size for everyday wear. High resell value.
Negative: After having PAM's it does look a little small. Dial is not that easy to read.


Linde Werdelin Elemental
Have been a lurker for some years on this brand. I like it - but it was unknown, a little expensive, and it was difficult to get hold on etc.
I did see some photos and heard good things about the watch but was not able to feel it or wear it.
It is a relative unknow brand with limited series. And the main feature is the additional of their land and sea instrument. Now called the Reef and Rock.

My feelings after trying it out:
Much more positive - the case is perfect - and feels very good on the wrist - Extremely well for such a large watch.
It feels very solid on the wrist for this large watch. I like the size and general look and feel. So this was a very positive experience on a watch.

Positive: Sits perfectly on the wrist. Limited series (you become a selected few), good size, A new Panerai brand ?.Overall a positive feel to the watch.
Negative: Rotating bezel a little "loose", unknown resell value, unknown brand and "expensive" (relative).

Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
The classic watch as seen from any watch freak view. The 5513 is the DNA of dive watches, the 1680 is a classic with date, and the 16800 has the vintage look with the mineral crystal. And the 14060 is the Last "true" non COSC sub (like the 5513).

My feelings of this:
These watches are just simple classic. These are difficult to improve on. Nobody will regret any of these watches. This watch will put a smile on your face.

Positive: The DNA of dive watches, everybody know it, size just right for everyday wear. High resell value. A workhorse. A classic now and in 20 years
Negative: "Every body has one".

Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
Latest in the series of Tool watches from Rolex. A monster watch that is build like a tank. This is not a watch for everyone - this is a special tool watch for the extreme divers of the world. The biggest Rolex for now !!

My feelings after trying it out:
I love the photos of this watch - it looks like a real tool watch - used by Comex, build to withstand 3900 meters water pressure, etc. Build to last.
After trying it on I must say this is a BIG watch - and I using Panerai 25C and 1B daily.
The Deep Sea is a tall watch - it sits high on the wrist, and the "strap" can look a little small compared with the watch size.
My feeling after trying it on for 5 min is a little less positive - this is a monster watch - but for daily use .... I really don't know.

Positive: A tool watch - no restrictions. Build for the extreme. Can anyone do it better - I don't think so.
Negative: A big chunk of metal. Sit high on the wrist. Feels heavy.



More to come on the following watches:
  • Rolex Gold Sub - yes I know - I'm not into gold - but somehow the old gold subs is growing on me
  • Rolex Milgauss (GV model) - It will become a classic - a Rolex that don't look like a Rolex
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Sinn (EZM 1) - have been a fan of Sinn since many years
  • Korsbek watch.
  • Kobolt - like the clean look - but need some more info.

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Next Watch List (NWL) has been updated .... again ;-)

After having having tried a Linde Werdelin watch on for a very short period - I have moved it up the list - The watch I tried was a Two-Timer with white dial (and I'am not into white dials) but it still got my attention. Will try to get to try some more models soon - so stay tuned ...

So here are my updated "Next Watch List"

New List is now
  • Black Black Dial Daytona Zenith movement SS
  • Black Black Dial Daytona 4130 movement SS
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental
  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Korsbek watch - moved down until I can try it

Some other watches on the radar but not official on my list yet.
Sinn (EZM 1) - have been a fan of Sinn since many years.
Kobolt - like the clean look - but need some more info.
Rolex Gold Sub - yes I know - I'm not into gold - but somehow the old gold subs is growing on me
Rolex Milgauss (GV model) - It will become a classic - a Rolex that don't look like a Rolex


My next watch list has been updated - some removed some added

Now that I have got my hands on a Panerai 1B - I will remove the Panerai 005 logo from my next watch list as well as also remove the Panerai 243 - It looks so good on the photos but I don't tnink that will be for me - My trusty old Panerai 25C - I just love so much. So as of right now I don't have any Panerai on my list. But I do have one in back of my mind I might ad to the list later. I have also added a "danish watch" the Korsbek - somehow I do like the clean and no nonsense watch.

So I have really updated my "Next Watch List"

New List is now
  • Black Black Dial Daytona Zenith movement SS
  • Black Black Dial Daytona 4130 movement SS
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060
  • Korsbek watch
  • Omega Speedmaster cal. 321 (the Moon Watch)
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Linde Werdelin Elemental / Hard Black DLC Elemental

The new addition to my next watch list - korsbek watch

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Have made a "Next Watch list" - If I did win the lottery - One can always dream

This is just for fun - what watches would I buy if money was no subject and I could select the wathes of my "dreams".

My view of watches is that they sould be used - and be pratically - so the most "advanced" watch you will find in my home will be the Rolex Daytona (when I get one). Besides that I will focus on the simple no nonsence watches.

The List will consist of both vintage and new watches, as there are some wathctes I would like but they are not in my "normal" next watch list.

The List (Vintage)
  • Two Pre-A Panerais
  • Rolex Milsub
  • Rolex DRSD Patent Pending
  • AP EOD
  • Panerai A serie with T-dial
  • Tudor MN model
  • Rolex Explorer II (1655)
  • Panerai La Bomba
  • ... more to come ...


The List (Modern)
  • Rolex Daytona
  • Rolex deep Sea
  • PP Nautilus
  • Linde Werdelin Elements
  • Rolex GMT II NC
  • Panerai Submersible 2500 meter
  • Panerai North Pole
  • ... and many more ...





My next watch will be a Rolex ..... I think

I have made up my mind. The next watch will be a black dial daytona. I have many watches on my "next watch" list. But the daytona have been in the back of my mind for so many years - that I just as well can give up and give in - and get that one.
And the classic daytona is just that - a classic.

I found this picture on the net and that made up my mind ;-)

It is a classic - and I hope that it don't feel to small on the wrist - as I'm going with a Pam 25c right now.




The Omega SpeedMaster (The Moon Watch) - Added to my next watch list

I don't know how I could forget to have the Omega Speedmaster (The Moon Watch) to my next watch list. Its a true classic on the same line as the rolex submariner. It only shows that a good design can last forever. Sometimes I think that when watchmakers want to make changes to a classic design - they should stop and think twice on what they are doing ("Think twice - Cut once"). The original Omega Speedmaster is the most beautifull watch - I even think as a chronograph it is more perfect than the Rolex daytona !!! Did I mean that. Well yes I did - almost. The rolex daytona is also a beautiful watch and a icon - but the Omega Speedmaster is in the same leauge.
But be sure to check out Maddox site - for a WIS it gives some very inside information on Omega and "The Moon Watch"

The model I would go for should be as "original" as possible - from the years 1965-1972 or or something in that range. Manual wound watch, T dial, cal 321 and ofcause also a velcro strap.

The Speedmaster is the only watch to be worn on the moon (except for the Waltham worn by Dave Scott after the crystal had popped off his Speedmaster), and the only watch flight-qualified for extra-vehicular use by NASA. It is the watch chosen for use in outer space by the Russian space agency NPO Energija. source wikipedia and maddox



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Article on wathes in space - PDF article
Maddox - site with some good omega links
Watches in Space - a nice webpage - check it out
TimeZone.com Omega forum - the place to go if omega questions ;-)
Maddox info on the price to pay for a Omega Moon Watch.
Other site - Tapestry of Time - with the Omega I want.






I'm allowed to change my mind

Well I can change my mind - I have now updated my "Next Watch List" - and moved a little around on the priority of the watches I "want".
I have some more focus on the Linde Werdelin watches - I have yet to see one in real life - and that could change my view but maybe not - time will show.


New List is now



I do want a Black Dial Rolex Daytona

Well the more I see of this watch the more I see this as my next watch. It has a place as a true Rolex classic - and nobody can say anything negative about it. I would at all times prefere this over the chronographs from Panerai, Hubolt, etc. The only other chonograph watch that will find a way to my desk is a Omega Speedmaster. You can even find a direct compate between Rolex Daytona and Omega Speedmaser Broad Arrow on this website www.rolexreferencepage.com

But which Rolex model should it be - the new model 116520 with Rolex own movment 4130 (highly recommended) og the older version with the Zenith movment. Should it be a white dial or black dial. Well my priorities are based on price and the fact that any watch I get will not be a safe queen. So I will probally get a Black Dial SS Daytona with the new movement - but that dosen't mean I can't dream of the older Zenith model.

  • Black Daytona Zenith movement SS
  • Black Daytona 4130 movement SS


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  • Black Daytona Zenith movement SS
  • Black Daytona 4130 movement SS
  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Panerai 005
  • Panerai 243
  • Linde Werdelin




Added two watches to my Next Watch list

My old list was focused on Rolex and Panerai - but the more I see the IWC Ingenieur the more I like it - so it has come a little up on my list now.

New List is now
  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800
  • Black Dial Daytona Rolex
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • IWC Ingenieur
  • Panerai 005
  • Panerai 243
  • Linde Werdelin

I have added a IWC watch to my next watch line up - the Ingenieur (Reference IW322701) or Big Ingenieur (Reference IW500505) - I do find that it has some nice qualities that could justify this as part of my lineup.

The other watch is more special - it is the Linde Werdelin as the quality of there watches are very good and the idea behinde the watches are very good. I checking out the following models - Elemental or their DLC version.






My Next Watch

Today I'm planning to narrow down my search for the next watch. It is not a easy task - I do have a selection of watches I would like to see in my collection in the near future if "time" allow.

My present order of "Next" watch

I will have the following watches on my list for "new" watches for me.

  • Rolex models 5513, 1680, 16800
  • Black Dial Daytona Rolex
  • Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller
  • Panerai 005
  • Panerai 243

Had to let one of my watches go to other collector

This is the first time I have to sell a watch :-( Had to let my Panerai 004B go - and I'm already sorry. But i hope to be able to add some new pieces to my very small collection.

What to select ?

The more I see the Rolex DSSD I think this could be a very nice watch for me - but then again I have been on the lookout for a Rolex Daytona with black dial (a watch should have a black dial).

Got my Second Panerai

I have got a Panerai 25C - the Panerai Diver model. I really like it and somehow it feels more like a daily watch that the Panerai 04B. No my next watch will probably be a PAM 24 or maybe even a Rolex - but somehow I find the Rolex models a little less interesting now!!

I'm on the lookout for some different watches, a Rolex Datytona with black dial, a vintage Rolex Submariner, maybe a Bell & Ross BR02, maybe Sinn EZM 3, or a classic Panerai 002, 001, 005.

What to select ?

My next watch could now be either a Rolex or other vintage Panerai. I will probably never get a new Panerai watch - but only focus on the watches before 2002. Would like either a PAM 196 or PAM 24A, or maybe a PAM 1A. For Rolex I would still try to find some nice 5513 and maybe even a 1680 (I feel the 1680 i way underrated and will be much more in demand soon) if price and condition was right.

Expanding ones collection

My next watch to add to my little collection could be a Vintage Rolex or maybe a Panerai or even a IWC. I have been checking out the Panerai collection and the PAM 0111 with sandwich dial look very nice and it could maybe be a vintage Panerai if the price was right. I have been checking the PAM001A (with T dial) but the price could be a showstopper. The I really like the PAM 004B as this is the model with PVD coating. But these are also difficult to find. Time will show my selection.

As for Rolex - I'm a little interested in the 1680 with red writing but the prices are getting a little to high for my money. For the price of a single nice red 1680 I would be able to get both a nice Panerai and a IWC or other nice vintage Rolex. But maybe a extra 5513 as I really feel that the price on these are on the low side and the fact that the 5513 for me is THE Rolex diver watch. Would love to find a 5513 from my year - but there are getting more and more difficult to find.
Other Rolex I have been checking out is the 16800 - a modern Rolex watch with Sapphire Glass but with old type dial. The prices for these are still OK but are also on the rise.

If I had the money then the 16660 Sea-dweller would be very nice, but again the prices are in the same area as the 1665 (Great White) - and for that kind of money I would take the 1665 any day. For the IWC I have always hand a good eye for the MARK XII - so a nice example of that would also be nice, or maybe the newest INGENIEUR from IWC. But I think that must come next time again.