The "lockdown-watch"... do you have one?

May 18, 2020,04:10 AM

So far, I've been building my watch collection by adding some diversity while I was trying to fill all the gaps. You know what I mean, trying to have a watch for every occasion.

I've never spent so much time working from home and it looks like it's going to be more frequent in the future, so this seems to be a kind of new situation which will "require" a specific watch 😱

I don't have yet access to all my watches, and I'm still stuck with the two I picked more than two months ago. I'm not comfortable wearing them at home everyday, so I find myself naked (horologicaly speaking πŸ˜›) most of the time. I still need to try with a couple of my watches to see if I do have a proper "lockdown- watch" already, but I'm afraid it's not the case and I'll need something else.

In terms of requirements, I'm thinking of a light watch, thin, extremely comfortable, neither too delicate nor expensive but "high-end-ish", and with date indication.

I'm still thinking about the date requirement, as it disqualifies the Bulgari Octo Finissimo GMT Chrono Ti, which is at the top of my list at the moment.

I would love to read yor thoughts. Facing a similar "problem"? Any other suggestions?

Thanks and stay safe!

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My lockdown was...

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-04:13

This is a good option in my book πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-04:23
Only a hair heavy maybe and no date indication.

That's very true πŸ˜‰

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-04:42
I don't necessarily love the look of the date indication, but I've found that I like to to be able to check the date on my watches from time to time. This is even more important on a daily watch.

This is what I say to myself once and again

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-04:50
But I haven't yet convinced me πŸ˜…

Hehehe... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-04:53

Yep! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-04:47

Ups, sorry, I thought that Echi was referring to my "naked" shot

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-04:53
That's the reason why I mentioned that price was unbeatable The picture of your Air King is indeed gorgeous πŸ‘πŸ» ...  

LOL! Indeed! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-04:54

Hehe :-) (nt)

 By: Echi : May 18th, 2020-05:23

Good choice mate!!!

 By: mywrongwrist : May 18th, 2020-05:05
Love it from the release date, in case I would go for a more β€œexotic” version (ie carbonium or ceramic), that Bvlgari will release at some point (insider news from Bvlgari) In these two long months of house arrest, with only one watch, a big, bold, carbot...  

Sublime! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-07:14

PM sent. [nt]

 By: FabR : May 18th, 2020-11:11

Thanks Luca, what a beauty you have there! 🀀

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-12:20
That's in a whole different category. I still have this gap uncovered, but that's for another day, too serious πŸ˜… I'm glad that you like the Bulgari. I don't love the look of it on my wrist, but I'm definitely attracted by many details of the watch.

To be honest the DB is not in my possession, I posted only some live pics from DB via a friend

 By: mywrongwrist : May 18th, 2020-12:35
on the Bvlgari below a pic of my Finissimo titanium... you should try, and try again... the first time for me was a Finissimo on strap, not bracelet, I didn’t like it... then... Good luck for your search, a never ending journey for most of us Ciao, always...  

I love your special edition with the blue markers and hands! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: 1WatchMan : May 19th, 2020-10:29
I have tried the normal Ti version and, as I said, it didn't sing to me. I want to try on the GMT Chrono to see what happens. Thanks and stay safe!

No problems

 By: Weems@8 : May 18th, 2020-10:00
I have no problems at all. I have acces to all my watches, and i am not prisoned at home. They call it in my country an intelligent lockdown. I work at my work, and have 4 watches for 4 situations. I wear a watch at home. 1 work watch, Tissot. 1 dinner an... 

Thanks buddy! Good that you can enjoy a less strict lockdown.

 By: 1WatchMan : May 18th, 2020-12:25
If I may ask: which is the difference between work and daily watch? Just curious.

Work and daily

 By: Weems@8 : May 18th, 2020-12:44
My work watch i do not wear when i not work. I do not work in an office, so it is not a good idea to wear a F.P. Journe or a Patek Philippe were everywhere is iron, machines, thieves, oil, safety belts. My daily watch is actually my free time watch. The w...  

My worky

 By: Weems@8 : May 19th, 2020-10:38
Worky Tissot. ...  

If the date is a must, perhaps one of the current "large" Santos de Cartier models might do the trick?

 By: Modernahab : May 18th, 2020-12:34
Presuming, that is, that you don't already own one. The basic large size is surprisingly thin, the bracelet works well, and the date window is well-integrated at 6:00. The gradient blue dial is particularly nice-looking, I think, and I like the renderings...  

The Santos is a great suggestion, thanks a lot!

 By: 1WatchMan : May 19th, 2020-10:12
I will definitely have a look at the new large model in steel: white, blue and grey. Yours looks awesome! The Cartier Santos is a special watch for me and you'll know why very soon (you inspired me to post something). Cheers!

Go for something thin and elegant. Easy to wash and on a bracelet or rubber/silicon strap is best!

 By: patrick_y : May 18th, 2020-12:57
A hygienic watch is important for the lock down. Something thin and unobtrusive is also beneficial. Since we're probably moving less than before, a watch that reminds you to do physical activity is also a good thing! An Apple Watch it is!

If you want the Octo Finissimo look, what else can really compete?

 By: lk : May 18th, 2020-16:26
But in case you are looking further, a few to consider that you might not find too delicate, although they are more traditional in appearance: Chopard L.U.C XPS, JLC Master Ultra Thin Reserve de Marche, JLC Master Ultra Thin Perpetual.

Thanks lk, but I had in mind something with bracelet or rubber strap.

 By: 1WatchMan : May 19th, 2020-10:38
Four some reason, I'm not comfortable at home wearing leather straps. Maybe I'm washing my hands to often πŸ˜›

At the risk of being a cad

 By: Nick : May 23rd, 2020-21:59
I can trade it in the Hawaiian black market to get from Honolulu to Maui ...