Editor’s note: This refreshingly honest 3 watch collection for $5,000 is brought to us by reader Pranav I. We love it for its panache and willingness to go against the grain a bit. There’s no practical considerations other than, is this a cool watch to me? Yes, yes it is. A hat tip to you, Pranav.
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For some reason, I’ve always been a chronograph guy. And yes, my grail is of course a Speedmaster 145.022-68ST (sorry for the long reference number, I guess this just goes to show that I geek out over this stuff!). But in the chronograph world, there are hidden gems that I feel could be the “next big thing” in the vintage world, if Speedmasters and Daytonas weren’t all the rage. Don’t get me wrong, I love those watches, but given the budget that we have to work with, why not explore some hidden gems?