A bit about me: I’m a simple man with simple tastes.
Being young and living outside of New York City, I work as a writer— which you may have guessed by reading this article— and publicist, often on tight deadlines and paying particular attention to hours spent and words written. In my free time, I’m active, often running, hiking, playing sports, lifting weights, etc. I like to bake bread, I travel a few times a year, I’m an avid reader, and a pretty mediocre guitar player.
Approaching this prompt, I started reflecting a bit on my historic approach to watch collecting, trying to figure out what kind of three-piece collection I would be satisfied with. In my keen observations of my daily habits, it turns out I typically only wear about three watches to begin with even when my collection is much larger, with the models roughly split between three categories: a daily wearer, a legitimate sports watch (e.g. a beater I can actually play sports in), and a more formal piece.
Going a bit deeper, I realized the sports watch should have a chronograph and would preferably be digital (I’m sure you already know which brand I’m gearing towards), the daily wearer should be able to be bumped into door frames without me needing to worry too much about its well-being, and the more formal piece should be distinct enough to tastefully stand out while wearing a suit as well as subtle enough to upgrade a more casual outfit. Less important, but still relevant, each should have a date display to keep me from looking at my phone every few hours when I forget which day it is.
With this, I present to you my choices.