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

Editor’s Note: This 3 watch collection for $5,000 is brought to us by reader Steven Faiello who surprised us with 3 watches off the beaten path. We’re also left wondering if Citizen’s supremely capable Chronomaster watches get enough love from the enthusiast community. Let us know in the comments below. 

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I’m a weird one in that I’m not a huge fan of chronographs (mostly due to their size and cost of servicing) and I don’t travel enough to justify a GMT. I also don’t mind quartz, and actually prefer it for certain applications – such as tool watches where durability is a bonus and dress watches where the watch may sit for a while between uses. The hand wound Farer is the enthusiast’s choice, but it’s still versatile in style and very thin and comfortable to wear. I also like that this collection hits a variety of watch styles and origins – a German tool watch, a dressy Japanese watch, and an all purpose Swiss watch with British styling. With a bit more of a budget, I’d go for a Sinn EZM3 to add an automatic to the quartz and hand wound movements.

Sinn EZM2 Hydro – ~$1,500

The Sinn EZMs are all comfortable, durable, and capable, but the EZM2 takes all that and adds the extra cool factor of an oil filled case. That gives you frankly absurd depth rating and an extreme field of view. Very cool, very practical, somewhat rare, and more comfortable to wear than the current production UX that also has an oil filled case.

Citizen Chronomaster AQ4020-54Y – $2537

Credit: Seiya Japan

Classy Japanese business watch looks combined with the latest Citizen tech – hard case coating, titanium case and bracelet, high accuracy quartz movement, perpetual calendar, independently adjustable hour hand, Eco Drive, and a beautiful washi paper dial. This covers the bases for a watch to wear to work or dressing up and it’s a bit more interesting than a 9F Grand Seiko as a bonus.

Farer Stanhope – $900

Recently discontinued, these watches have Farer’s typically interesting dial combined with a funky cushion case and slim and trim dimensions. This is the perfect winter watch – it disappears under a sleeve and is very light and compact. I wore mine non-stop this winter and it looked good with everything from sweatshirts to dress clothes.

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