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Posted: 04 Dec 2012
Think about how you'll use your watch. Not everyone will be plunging to the depths of the Mediterranean, but if that's your sort of thing, look for a diving watch with high water resistance and a special bezel to mark elapsed dive time (a Breitling Superocean would do the trick). Some will simply want something that looks nice on their wrist, in which case a classic design without complications should work well in a meeting or at a dinner party. Those looking for a bit more performance could consider chronographs, which are especially useful for recording lap times on track days (see the Alpina Racing, right). Any pilots among you could consider something with a large, legible face for easy time-telling when searching for a foggy runway with an imminent landing slot (a Zenith Pilot, perhaps).
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