Post Written by Paul Altiieri

Most watch enthusiasts strive to fill their watch boxes with a well-rounded collection of timepieces.

To some, this means including several casual and formal references, while others place more importance on specific types of watches, such as a chronograph with stop watch functions or a dive watch.

Whatever your preferences may be, the three watches listed below will complete any wardrobe as they each bring something different to the table regarding both aesthetics and function.


1) Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 114300

In the decades since it came to market, Rolex has refined the design of the Oyster Perpetual.  Even today, modern references exude an air of timeless sophistication.

The beauty of the Oyster Perpetual is that, while it offers a simplistic, time-only design and unpretentious style, it is just as appropriate to wear it with a pair of jeans as it is with a business suit or tuxedo.

And that is why it tops our list of the three watches that every collector should add to their wardrobe.  The ref. 114300 came to market in 2015 and features a slightly larger 39mm case on a three-link Oyster bracelet.

The dial is available in a variety of contemporary color options, including the eye-catching dark Rhodium and blue dial, making it easy to find a variation that speaks to your style.  Priced at $5,700, the ref. 114300 is an affordable Rolex.


2) IWC Pilot’s Chronograph

One of the newest additions to IWC’s line of pilot’s watches is the ref. 3777.  Unlike the previously-mentioned Oyster Perpetual, the case is quite substantial, measuring 43mm in diameter and 15.5mm thick.

While the case is considered robust by many standards, it is still comfortable and very wearable.  And, of course, we can’t forget to mention the sleek style that the chronograph functions add via masculine side pushers and sporty sub-dials.

The ref. 3777 is powered by a calibre 79320 movement with a 44-hour power reserve, 28,800 bph (beats per hour), stop watch function, and a day and date mechanism on the dial.  The case is crafted from stainless steel and wears on a brown calfskin bracelet.

A handsome blue dial topped with a luminous display adds the final touch, creating refined sports watch style that you can wear almost anywhere.

Many collectors seek to add at least one chronograph to their collections, and the IWC ref. 3777 is an excellent entry-level option, priced at $4,950.


3) Omega Seamaster

The Oyster Perpetual brings understated and classy style to the table, and the IWC Pilot’s Chronograph brings sporty design.  But what about a timepiece with a greater depth rating?

That’s where the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra comes in.

Measuring 41.5mm in diameter, the case is a happy medium between the two previously-mentioned timepieces.  The Aqua Terra also features a sophisticated design in the form of a stainless steel case worn on a three-link bracelet, similar to the Oyster Perpetual, while offering a depth-rating of up to 150 meters or 500 feet.

Perfectly suited for adventures on land or while at sea, this variation of the Omega Speedmaster completes our list perfectly.  And priced at $6,000, the Aqua Terra is well within reach for many budgets.

Any of these three watches are great selections if you’re into watches and need an accessory to go with your outfit.

Not only are watches great for fashion, they retain their value very well and if you don’t like it you can probably sell it to someone else who is interested at a similar price point at which you got it.

Let me know what you guys think about these watches in the comment section.

H Bashir
H Bashir

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