Jan 20, 201719695 views

What's your favorite Chronograph?

Currently, I'm loving the Junkers Bauhaus. Would be a dream to me if it were mechanical. Still willing to compromise for the aesthetic, and because the automatic movement Junkers uses is pretty loud. Which Chronograph watches are you coveting these days?
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Three views of my Hanhart
Hanhart Primus Racer with coffee.....
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Kennekam
Looks Amazing! Always Liked Hanhart!
I really love my Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer. Only 13mm thick. Great looking, very comfortable and it's a Hamilton.
The Omega reference 311.32.40.30.02.001 just joined my list! I saw one about a month ago, and have been eyeballing them occasionally ever since.. A reissue of the venerable CK-2998, I really like a lot of the details on this Speedy, starting With the straight lugs. I don’t like all the LE’s they do for the line, but I very much do like this one!
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Alpina Seastrong big date. Very nice quartz time piece.
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walt54th
Very shimmery. Is that a marble platter?
ltopper
Haha, just a 6” square ceramic tile I use as a coaster at work. Watch was issued with a leather strap that was a tad short for my wrist so I swapped for polished bracele.
I too have a Speedmaster date with blue dial, I have other watches but this one has a special place in my rotation!

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cobregon
Nice.... very nice. Wear that one in good spirit and health
While I often like the look of Chronos, I have little use for them. Have worked in the medical field my adult life, and greatly prefer a full sweep second hand. And just don't have that that much that I need to time in Chronometer style. That said-- Man, that Junkers calls to me. A bit above my budget currently, but someday I can see having that one.
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Side question: have you tried a different strap on it Like a brown crocodile or a nato?
Mmcgill829
I have not - but I'm sure that would look primo.
My favorite is probably my Seiko "Pogue" 6139-6002. As one of the contenders for the crown of "first automatic chronograph" (beating the El Primero and the Caliber 11 to the market; being released to the Japanese market in May '69, three months earlier than the Caliber 11), it is by far the most affordable of the three with several decent examples available at the $500 mark. Of course, it was nicknamed the Pogue after Col. William Pogue who wore a 6139-6005 (the North American market version of my watch; sometimes called the "true Pogue") in space on the 1973 Skylab 4 mission; giving it the additional distinction of being the first automatic chronograph movement in space.
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I also very much enjoy my Omega Speedmaster Reduced. While it's not the "moonwatch", I find it fits my wrist a little better than the full size Speedmaster and is about half the price.
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I've got my eye on a few other chronographs to add to my collection, like a Breitling Navitimer or the Bulova Lunar Pilot, but none that I I'm particularly lusting after right now.
G-Shocks fit every need possible.
Runner1234
Run mapping included?
My trusty Omega Titanium Seamaster chrono very accurate and much traveled
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Gbutterf1
working at 60ft, it has been a lot deeper with no problems, it has also been with me at 15deg i am sure that it’s OK but I never use the Chono when diving , Omega says that it’s OK but at depth I realy don’t want to find out......however it is ok to 1000 ft accordin to spec
Gbutterf1
This is awesome.
I've got way too many chronos but I'm partial to Breitling
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The first is my current weapon of choice, but the others are the Chase Durer Special Forces 1000XL, my Chronomat Vitessee and the Citizen Blue Angels. Prefer automatics but I like Quartz watches that are worthwhile (eg the Citizen, and I've got a fun Casio that's a Solar Atomic three-eye digital with a weird blue side backlight. Complete crap but it's nifty.
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love all this, thanks for sharing! the citizen’s design is more my personal speed. I agree there is always room for quartz based watches with particular features.
ltopper
I agree. I really dig automatic watches (especially chronos) but if you're needing something technically precise quartz is the way to go. I love the mechanics of autos like I enjoy fountain pens. Ball points are easier and far less finicky but it's like driving a Honda vs a Bentley. All about the task at hand. If all you need to do is get from point a to point b a Honda does the trick 😉
I really like this an-digi Gevril GV2. Replaced the issue bracelet with a shark style band with Rolex type closure. Looks grea, keeps time perfectly and generates complement.
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This is my beater watch which happens to be chronograph!!
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Solar powered Seiko Prospex 200m. Great watch.
1 Daytona 2 Speedmaster 3 vintage Heuer 4 Sinn
Brto
You gotta put pics to these! Or model nos. so we can search them out.
I'm partial to Mido All Dials - here's my very own grail watch - a Mido All Dial Titanium
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These are really nice - sapphire crystal with amazing AR coating, really well made (perfect?) bracelet with solid end links and a machined clasp, see-through case back, ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement. It fits my wrist perfectly and is super comfortable. I would wear it everyday if I wasn't afraid of damaging it.
AFAIK, they no longer make this model. It took me six months to find a perfect used one that wasn't an insane price....
I have more chronos being somewhat of a chrono nut....
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The one on the left is the one I wear most. It's a Sector quartz chrono with a sapphire crystal and 200m water resistance. It's pretty much indestructible, I've abused it a lot doing construction and automotive work. The one in the middle is an analog digital Ocean7 with an ETA movement used in Omega and other Swatch brands. I use it while traveling as it has dual timezones. It's nice with a sapphire crystal, good waterproof-ness and you can completely hide the digital side. And it's designed in the USA, made in Switzerland. The other two are Citizens, both quartz, one a Titanium ProMaster Solar (left, metal bracelet), the other (far right, in black) is a cheap beater I picked up for $25. Replaced the band with one that happens to fit perfectly and the bezel has terrific patina....
My rarest chrono is this Certina C-Tronic Chronolympic - most people don't even know it exists.
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It's very special as it uses a Bulova Accutron tuning fork movement rather than either a mechanical or a quartz movement. Certina built a chrono overlay on top of the Accutron movement, so it's really thick (by the standards of those days...). Chews batteries like mad so it's currently not working plus the strap broke.
Sorry for the long post, got carried away.....
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ckm5
That Mido is beautiful, I am envious.
Rengrave
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. FYI, they occasionally come up on eBay for super cheap (relatively speaking) - I missed one exactly like this, but in stainless steel w/yellow markings - IRC it sold for less than $400, a bargain.
Asking which Chronograph I covet or like the most is like asking a parent which kid they like the most. To be honest it’s a hard question to answer because a majority of my collection happens to be Chronographs but as of right now my top 3 are my Tag Heuer Monaco, my Hanhart Admiral , and finally my Angelus Ref 215.
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Icode
And like a good parent, you didn't choose one child. Though if you did have a favorite child your secret would be safe on Massdrop.
Bought this in Vienna.....one of my all time favorite.
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Jhollon
Gorgeous :)
Jhollon
Classy
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I’m not too good with camera, here’s one of my fav chrono watch and am surprised no one mentioned it so far.... the Ebel 1911 Panda...
SimonTeo
Hadn't even heard of Ebel until now. Thanks for noting it!
I absolutely love the zenith El-Primero.
My favourite chronograph is my Glycine SST12 Curono. Three timezones, day window and a chronograph, all the functions that I need the most.
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That's unfortunate. If it was dropped here I'll scoop one up. Both the Glycine Stratoforte and the Altus chronographs are beautiful. I'm not sure whether they still make those or not.
agni
Your best bet would be ebay new old -stock as those chronographs IIRC were discontinued
For the very similar Bauhaus design watch, I’d recommend Junghans Maxbill Chronoscope for slightly more sophisticated look.
Fortgreene01
Yes - that is a remarkable watch.
how much this watch costs or sellings? thanks...
I gave my Seiko Flightmaster a photoshoot when I first got it. Cheetah background to match :)
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ClxLee
What lens did you use for these shots? Looks great!
NJboneless
I used the Canon 100mm 2.8 IS L
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This is my fav for sure.
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Dsn112
Super clean. Do you ever switch out the band? Bet it would be great from time to time with something like a black leather strap.
Tutima NATO Chronograph. titanium case, 12 hr chrono, seperate
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24 hr dial, rotating bezel
At the more affordable end of the spectrum, I love the Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph.
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