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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    His topic states 1000 - 1800 and his post stated less than $2000.
    So.. yeah.

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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    If you like the style of Montblanc and Baume et Mercier, you might also look at Maurice Lacroix and Longines. Maybe Raymond Weil too.

    For your first >$500 watch, I don't think that an in-house movement should be a priority, although much very nice can be said for Nomos. Oh, don't forget Frederique Constant either. They make some very nice stuff at a good value.
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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    His topic states 1000 - 1800 and his post stated less than $2000.
    So.. yeah.
    Yes, you've correctly repeated that his post asks for less than $2000. What's your point?

    Personally, I've been eyeballing the blue quartz Grand Seiko, which thanks to the dropping yen is now well under $2000 at Seiya. That's a fantastic value, but only for someone with wrists of, say, 6.5" or less.

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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    Edox and Revue Thommen also makes some nice pieces right in your budget.
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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    Longines HydroConquest:

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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    Nomos or used GS/Omega 2500.
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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    I'm not sure if an in house movement around 2000 will be better than an ETA.
    A well finished case and dial with ETA can cost 6000 or more (Panerai, Hublot, IWC, etc).


    If in house movement from a high grade manufacturer is important for you, your best bet is to spend a little more for a pre-owned JLC, Zenith, Girard perregaux (...maybe around 4000?).
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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    In my opinion in that price you can find Omega speedmaster preowned. Its very cool watch, it could be a great option.
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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    Grand Seiko quartz. Lists for $2800. Can be had for $1850.

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    Re: BEST WATCH @ 1000-1800 dollars?

    Nomos.
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