Assuming you've got the right fundamentals, options of incredible watches that tell a story are endless. Luckily, they don't necessarily have to break the bank, nor do they need to be what everyone is after. In fact, with some research, you will find that almost every brand on the spectrum has a couple gems within its portfolio.
Whether you want to hunt for a Rolex Pepsi, or your budget is more limited to Mid-tier, you can have so much fun tracking great pieces. Not only will you get an extraordinary watch, it could also steal the spotlight.
Panerai, for example, is a Swiss-made, Italian brand that dates back all the way to the Italian navy during the mid-century. Hence, the use of a crown guard lock and excellent luminosity for divers. From a base Pam000 going up to the Pam687 with its magnificent dial, there is a lot that can be said about this line.
Diver watches nowadays represent the most "Fun Form Factor" out there. Thankfully, the watch market is affluent with many examples! You can settle for the Rolex Submariner, or consider the Tudor Blackbay / Pelagos. For less money and more fun, look into a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor. Even better, you've got the Oris Divers re-issues, the Seiko Blue Lagoons and Monsters to please your appetite.
Are you not after diver watches, but Chronos watches with amazing value for money? Well, you are in luck. You have the option of the tried and tested Speedmaster, or the Chopard Mille Miglia. Yes, Chopard is as much a watchmaker as a jeweler with exceptional pieces in its Portfolio. If anything, its LUC Chopard produces high horology pieces. Though, if you're looking to scale down a bit, look into a neat Breitling Navitimer. It gives a fine pre-owned value.
Every watch tells a story and can be an impeccable addition to your repertoire. No matter the brand, line or profession, there will be a watch that meets your needs. All you need to do is, a lot of research, reading up, and always buying a piece that speaks to you. Happy collecting!
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