The Three Watch Collection for $5,000: Reader Edition – RG

Editor’s note: In this 3 Watch Collection for $5,000, reader RG shares a trio of killer watches that cover a range of flavors. From complications like a big date and GMT, to simple time only affairs, there’s a lot to love with these three watches. 

You can make your submission to the Three Watch Collection – Reader Edition by filling out the form right here.

Mido Multifort TV Big Date – $1,200

With an impressive finishing at the price point and harkening back to the vintage TV case shape, Mido brings their own take on the steel sports watch. With some cues and derivatives from the fames Patek Philippe Aquanaut, Mido makes use of the TV case in a great way. The finishing is outstanding, like we have come to expect from the brand. And it also boasts a proprietary movement that is only shared with Certina. Other features that are very much appreciated are the sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, see-through case back, that although not the most beautiful movement out there is still nice to look at and the compact size of 40mm in diameter with a lug-to-lug width of 46.5mm that is sure to fit the majority of wrists out there. But perhaps the one that steals the show, as it suggests in the name, is the “big date” complication. A complication normally reserved for high horology masterpieces from the like of A. Lange & Söhne and Glashüte Original. This one was an easy grab for me.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT – $1,200

Christopher Ward has long been a game changer in the watch space. From being the first watch brand to fully sell online to recently offering one the most impressive watches to come out in recent years at an unbeatable price, the Bel Canto. But, I am not here to talk about the Bel Canto, I am here to talk about the C63 Sealander GMT. With a beautiful 39mm case, bright orange GMT hand, 150m of water resistant and less than $2000 there is not much not to like about this watch. Christopher Ward did a great job with this watch, from the amazing finish on the case, with a mixture of beveling, brushing and high polishing, to the firm and solidly build bracelet, it is an all around watch.

This is a watch that captivates. It has pops of color on the dial with orange accents in the minute track and text at 6 O’Clock, and of course, the orange GMT hand. And sure, it might look like watch from a certain brand the we all know, but this one is available. It also packs a mighty punch at the price range and you don’t have to worry about someone chopping your arm for it.

Kurono Tokyo Toki (Salmon Dial) – $2,200

Although this watch has to be obtained through the pre-owned market, it is still a solid choice. A watch that comes from the mastermind of Hajime Asaoka. This one is a beautiful interpretation of a classic dress watch. Small 37mm case, polished case, leather strap, beautiful sunbusrt salmon dial, and a reliable Miyota 90S5 movement. This watch is sure to start a conversation and leave you forgetting about the time with its striking looks. A piece that will definitely slip under a cuff with its slender profile of just 7mm excluding it’s sapphire crystal. Perfect for those days where you have to dress up.

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