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$25k budget, build your best 3 watch collection. Thoughts?!

My initial hypothesis:
1) Omega Speedmaster Pro
2) Rolex GMT Master ii (batman, ideally)
3) IWC petite prince

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love patak. you just hold on to it for next generation or something like that.

calatrava is great dress watch... works well with business suits and tux. understated yet elegant. not flashy.

the gmt is also a great flex watch. can wear to work or play.

so...lots of flexibility.

the others are just way cool... always wanted a repeater. some day.

typing too fast ... my bad....

GMT II Batman - oyster (11k)
Submariner date (10k)
Speedy on strap (4K)

I may have cheated a bit and gone AD for the Rolex and Grey for the Speedy.
That’s my actual trio.
Would add a fourth as dresswacth: either LAS Saxonia or JLC MUT (moon phase).

Have been wanting to post this very same question. Thanks for taking care of it 😉

I actually used to own the IWC LPP MARK XVIII (sold it). That blue dial was amazing in the sun... Great summer watch! Not as dressy though.

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Batman Rolex

3 watch collection, not pick one of those 3.


1. patak calatrava ref 3919j
2. rolex gmt ii batman with jubilee bracelet ref 126710blnr

end of list for 25k

have 1 getting 2 in a week

then, with enough f-u $$, would add
patak minute repeater tourbillon perpetual ref 5316p
and for fun...
patak sky moon tourbillon ref 6002g

Typing too fast again there..?

1. Grand seiko gmt ~$5k
2. Speedy ~$4k
3. Rolex sky-dweller ~$15k

1. Rolex GMT Master II BLNR Batman ($9.5k)
2. Rolex Submariner No Date ($7.5k)
3. Rolex Explorer 1 ($6.5k)

With my remaining $1.5k I’d pick up a 38mm oversized vintage Omega dress piece, were the occasion to arise.

Lol, I’m just your average ex-consultant. The collection has been growing and evolving over time, and I currently have maybe $125k tied up. The other reason I’m leaning towards Rolex now is that they’re so liquid. These intricate and complicated pieces from other luxury brands are cool, but I don’t want to take a loss on anything anymore.


1. AP Royal oak SS 37mm blue dial - $16.5k
2. Rolex submariner date - $9.2k

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