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Back in September, we held the inaugural HODINKEE Radio fake watch Collection Fantasy Draft. Ben, Cara, Jack, and I sat down and each had to put together a six-watch collection that included modern sport watches, vintage dress watches, holy grail pieces, and everything in between. It generated some pretty interesting results, and it seemed like all of you really enjoyed listening and casting your votes for which collection ruled them all. So, we're doing it again!
This time around, we've got three new editors joining me in the room - Cole, James, and Jon - and we've changed our focus a bit. Instead of swinging for the fences, we're looking to slightly more accessible watches. Each editor was given $10,000 in HODINKEE Bucks to purchase a set of five watches. Each editor had the option to load up with one huge piece and four minor players or try to make it more even, and both vintage and modern replica watches were available in all rounds. There were a few no-brainer picks, as well as a ton of surprises and plenty of discussion of watch-collecting strategy, so you'll definitely want to give this one a listen.The Collections
Just like with our last fantasy draft, we decided to give this one a bit of structure. Each collection must contain five replica watches total, and those five replica watches must include one beater/everyday watch, one proper dress watch, and one complication of some kind (the fake watch must display something other than hours, minutes, seconds, and the date). The other two spots are totally open, so each collector can choose what he thinks best rounds out the collection. Also, just like last time, only one person could pick each fake watch or fake watch archetype, so there's still that competitive edge.
With those rules in mind, here are the four collections we drafted:Jon Everyday/Beater Watch: Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Dress Watch: Vintage IWC Caliber 89 In Gold Complication: Minerva Cal. 13-20 Chronograph In Steel Flex: Swatch Sistem51 Flex: Casio G-Shock James Everyday/Beater Watch: Replica Rolex Explorer Ref. 14270 Dress Watch: Vintage Omega Seamaster DeVille Complication: Omega Seamaster Professional Ref. 2234 Flex: Halios Seaforth Flex: Garmin Fenix 6 Stephen Everyday/Beater Watch: Tudor Black Bay 36 Dress Watch: Cartier Santos-Dumont In Steel Complication: Apple fake watch Series 5 Edition Titanium 40mm Flex: Vintage Grand Seiko 56GS Flex: Swatch Skin Classic Cole Everyday/Beater Watch: Sinn 556 Dress Watch: Vintage Universal Genève Polerouter Complication: Vintage Omega Flightmaster Ref. 145.036 Flex: Vintage Seiko Ref. 6105 "Willard" Flex: Vintage Replica Rolex Air-King Ref. 5500 ADVERTISEMENT You Pick The Winner
Just like last time, you all get to pick the winner of the HODINKEE Radio Budget fake watch Collection Fantasy Draft. Just click the link below to vote on which collection you think reigns supreme. You have just over a week to vote, with everything ending at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 4.
Click here to vote on a winner!Show Notes
2:50Watch Collection Fantasy Draft 2019
8:00The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
10:00Rolex Explorer 14270
13:30Watch Shopping In Miami (Redux)
16:45The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36
17:50Universal Geneve Polerouter Date
21:00The Omega Flightmaster
25:00Grand Seiko 56GS
27:00Omega Seamaster Deville
29:30IWC Caliber 89
31:00Minerva Cal. 13-20 Chronograph
33:00Omega Seamaster Professional Ref. 2234
37:00The Cartier Santos-Dumont
45:00Seiko Diver 'Captain Willard'
47:00Talking replica watches With David Williams
48:30The Apple fake watch Series 5 Edition In Titanium
50:30The Halios Seaforth
53:00Sistem 51 Noite
53:45Casio Men's G-Shock
54:09Garmin Fenix 6
58:30Rolex Air-King Reference 5500Podcast Hodinkee-radio Episode 75 replica watches And... 5295