PBA coaches have good taste in watches

Sep 21, 2018
PHOTO: Jerome Ascano


COACHES are always conscious of time, their eyes always glancing at the shotclock or gameclock, whenever they patrol the sidelines during PBA games.

Obviously, they are also particular about the timepieces they wear.

We take a look at the watches worn by half of the 12 PBA coaches in the league and realized two things: these look good.

Norman Black

Hugo Boss Men’s Chronograph

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It’s the only one on the list not made from Switzerland. The Meralco mentor’s German watch has a rubber strap with logo, luminous hands, date window, and is water resistant up to 100 meters.

This is expensive, but wait ‘til you see the rest of the watches on the list.

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Nash Racela

Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date Auto

This is the first from a Swiss brand on the list. The former TNT coach’s watch is made from stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass, and is water resistant up to 50 meters.

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Pido Jarencio

Edox Class 1 GMT

The NorthPort coach may be a jokester off the court, but his Edox watch is no laughing matter as it’s worth a second-hand car.

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Chito Victolero

Omega Seamaster Professional Chronograph

Now we get even more serious. The Magnolia coach, who also runs a sports uniform tailor shop in his native Bulacan, wears a shiny Omega dive watch that has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, stainless steel bracelet, and is water resistant up to 300 meters.

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Being a coach on a San Miguel Corp. club while also owning a business really does pay.

Louie Alas

Tag Heuer 2000 Aquagraph

The Phoenix coach is down to earth, but he has great taste in watches, evidenced by his classy Tag Heuer dive watch that has stainless steel case and bracelet, and is water resistant up to 500 meters.

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So far, Alas and the Fuel Masters have yet to crack under pressure in the ongoing Governors’ Cup.

Tim Cone

Rolex Explorer II Ref: 16570

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The most successful coach in the PBA deserves a watch that fits his stature.

The American mentor wears an exquisite Rolex piece that’s made of superalloy Oystersteel, has a scratch-resistant sapphire. Its white dial is a distinctive characteristic of a Rolex, and it has a diameter of 42 millimeters.

Truly, a watch that’s fit for a 21-time champion.

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