Editor’s Note: In this 3 Watch Collection for $5,000, reader Varun Jindal, @vkj622 on Instagram picks three watches that cover just about every base imaginable. He has a varied collection, but left to three watches at this price point he went with two that lean heavily to the sporty end of the spectrum, and a third for those times when he needs to dress a bit more formally.
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If you were ever compelled to track my journey as a watch enthusiast and collector looking for a pattern, you’d pull your hair out. I’ll save everyone some time. There isn’t one! My humble roster comprises multiple Xetum watches, a Bulova diver I address below, and a Seiko “Pepsi” SKX from the Middle East. Spoiler Alert: It’s not the 009!
As a modern-day ad man my personal style leans toward smart casual and formalwear only makes an appearance at weddings. To that note, if I ever catch anybody wearing an Apple Watch with a suit, I’ll immediately refer to them as Spy Kid (loudly and publicly). The Apple Watch is not a watch and that’s a hill I’m willing to die on!
You know better. You read Worn and Wound. The timing of this feature couldn’t be better as I step into a second decade in marketing and firmly plant both feet in my mid-thirties. So without further ado, please find my handpicked triple threat around 5k below.
Bremont Airco Mach 3: $2,000
Bremont first came on my radar when catching up with an uncle who’s a hospitality executive for resorts in Bermuda and British Virgin Islands. I loved learning about the brand’s history but was even more impressed with the variety of categories Bremont had to offer. The blue dial is absolutely spectacular, the 6 o’clock date window is my preferred placement, and the railroad track along the bezel stands out. I’m a huge fan of symmetry as well.
Bought new, the Airco Mach 3 retails for between $3,795 and $4,295 , but usually pops up a few times a year around the two thousand dollar mark. While I recently had the pleasure to see one up close and personal, ultimately I missed the chance to snag it up. The build quality is phenomenal and I’m hellbent on this being my next addition. Now just waiting to pounce!