Monday, October 26, 2015

The Next Watch You Should Buy Should Be...(Continued)

It's fun to step out of your watch comfort zone. It's fun to try something different on your wrist. Romantic comedies may be your favorite movie fare, but an old-fashioned horror flick every now and and then breaks up the monotony. You may feel that dessert and chocolate are the same word, but it won't kill you, and it probably will make you happy, to eat something of another color at the end of your meal.

"Variety is the spice of life" has some truth to it when it comes to movies, desserts, watches, and many other things.

To help you choose your next watch, I've once again prepared a chart pairing some watches with what I think you could put on when your wrist longs for something different. I'm enjoying writing this series, and judging from the emails I've received, you're enjoying reading it.

Have fun with your new watch.

IW371480 Watch Front

Rolex Deepsea D‑blue dial

From an IWC Portuguese, meant to be in the clouds, to a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller, able to endure water pressure to 3,900 meters.

I'm not going to be presumptuous and suggest that if you wear a classic Casio digital watch you strap on something in the Vacheron-Constantin family. But a Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph is both different enough and not too different for a switch.

A switch from a Nomos Tangomat Datum to a Richard Mille Evil Eye RM 26-02 Tourbillon will make your wrist feel a lot different, and inspire you to be more assertive at office meetings.

Formal Wear Watches

Yes, of course: if you wear an Omega Speedmaster, the Moon Watch, why would you want to ever wear something else? Why would you ever want to take it off your wrist? Although I can't answer those questions, I can suggest — no, I can insist on — the Hermès Le Temps Suspendu. The Omega Moon Watch takes you into space, but the Hermès Le Temps Suspendu lets you suspend time. A press of the button at the 9 o'clock position and the watch hands retreat. But the watch's mechanism continues to note the passage of time, and when you press the button again, the Hermès Le Temps Suspendu resumes telling you the time.

Photos from their respective manufacturers. 

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