I thought this would be difficult. I’ve owned over 100 fantastic watches during the last few years and usually had between 5 and 15 in my watch box at any given time. Recently, however, I’ve felt more and more that I should dedicate less time to watches and more time to my family and as a result I’ve been slowly reducing my collection until just a few months ago I arrived at two watches: the Seiko MM600 and the classic Rolex Explorer I 114270. In the last couple of weeks, however, even having to choose between those two watches was becoming tiresome.
I’ve now owned and worn this watch every day for two weeks. Am I still pleased with my decision to appoint this as my one and only watch? You bet ya!! This watch is what I wanted my Rolex Sub or SD to be: 42mm instead of 40; 22mm lugs instead of 20 and click-ball bezel mechanism instead of wire, combined with the best dive clasp in the business! Titanium and steel construction means the watch, whilst still feeling substantial, is lighter to wear. The slightly darker metal really does look the business, too. Zero polished bits means zero bling. If you wear a lot of brightly coloured leopard-skin jackets this may not be the watch for you but if you want class without bling you’ve just found it. The 42mm case spreads the weight across the wrist better. I can honestly say this is by far and away the most comfortable watch I’ve ever owned.
Wow, I second the opinions of the author. I've been thinking about this for a long while, more so after getting the Pelagos.
I've noticed lately that when I wear other watches in my collection, even my favorite of all - the RESCO Patriot Gen 1 - I switch to the Pelagos as soon as I walk into my office. The Tudor is getting more wrist time that any other watch right now. The fact that it's comfortable, simple, rugged and accurate - not to mention the fact that it's not polished - means I can take it to the field without fear. It might get scratches a bit, it's Titanium after all, but that will only give it more character in my opinion.
Yes, I am thiking about this very siriously.