Except for Rob L, which watch will you be wearing on christmas?

Bruce Redding asked the same question in the Public Forum at Timezone, you can find it here.

A nice coincidende (or not, I am a watchoholic ofcourse), because I started thinking about this since yesterday evening and this morning it started again….

I have three families to visit, my girlfriend’s parents, my mother and her husband and my father and his girlfriend. The good thing about this, is that it makes me able to wear three different watches in one weekend.

When visitting my mother and her husband, I probably will wear my Chronoswiss R?©gulateur Automatique watch (click the names to see a picture of it). It is great for a bit more ‘formal’ occasions, and suits me well under a sleeve. When visitting my father and his girlfriend, I will probably put on my Panerai Luminor Marina on my new python strap. And last but not least, when visitting my girlfriend’s parents, I will probably wear my vintage Speedmaster Professional on a nice leather strap.

However, this can still change till saturday ofcourse. On christmas eve I have a nice diner for 2 with my girlfriend, and probably will wear my Rolex Sea-Dweller because she likes it so much. And I do too ofcourse.

Anyway, I decided I need more money, so I can buy a nice ros?© gold watch which is the most suitable casematerial for christmas, don’t you think? I can also opt for a vintage IWC Caliber 89 (I once had one, very nice) in ros?© gold. I sold it because I never wore it, it was a stainless steel version. I could find some use (at least once a year) for a ros?© gold version. I should be able to get one for around 1000 Euro.

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How about you?

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • Hmmm, you’re quite right in my opinion. I own two rose gold watches, and almost the only time of the year I’m wearing them is with Christmas and New Year.

    The Chronoswiss R?©gulateur ?† Tourbillon is fine for Christmas dinners. Not too thick, not too flashy, quite stylish, and you don’t need a date anyhow this day…

    The Ulysse-Nardin GMT-Perpetual +/- is far-out for the New-Year. Of course because of the change of the year digits – only once a year! Youre right, any perpetual calendar watch with year indication would do 😉 However the nice thing about the UN is that it changes the whole calendar so quickly – within 2.5 minutes. So 3 minutes past midnight everyting indicates the right thing – Sat 01 Jan 05 in this case.

    I have to confess that I own another perpetual calendar watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Perpetual in stainless steel (with a black dial). This watch takes almost to three o’clock in the morning to change all the indications. A bit disapointing isn’t it…

    Best regards, have a nice Christmas and enjoy the change of the year!

    Gerard

  • georges

    i never changed my watch i am too loyal to my mark IV +1 sec per day for a 32 years old watch, that is more than perfect