Fellow seekers....I've decided to consolidate and set myself towards a more expensive daily wearer. I won't go into the details as to what will be leaving my collection, but things will be changing.
So this is where you all come into play.
I need help deciding which watch is worthy to replace half my collection. I also need your help to keep me from picking up little cheaper watches here and there. My friend just discovered vintage Seiko and Citizen chronographs, so he's sending me auction links all day long and it's not doing much to strengthen my resolve.
This is going to be no short journey. I expect it will take the rest of the year, if not into February of next year. This is why I need your help. I figure a whole forum keeping me on the straight and narrow will be a lot easier than me just trying to say "Wait, wait, wait..."
So, this is the top choice of all the watches I'm considering. The Bell & Ross BR126 is a distant second.
Tudor Heritage Chronograph
(I prefer the gray dial, but I like the black too.)
If any of you would like to make suggestions, this is what I'm looking for:
40-44mm in width
Chronograph strongly preferred (screwdown pushers a plus)
Automatic or manual wind
Looks good on bracelet, rubber, and/or NATO (leather is fine too, but this will primarily be a go-anywhere watch)
Budget is ~$4000. Less is certainly okay. This watch will be a keeper, rest-of-my-life type watch. This is going to be the most expensive watch I've ever bought for myself.
I will consider used, but only in like-new condition. Obviously the Tudor is going to be hard to find, so I might need to go used for that or make a trip up to Canada.
I'm currently in the saving/stay away from distractions mode.
Current Status: $1000 of $4000 saved
I'll make periodic updates to the thread as the situation changes. Thanks in advance, guys.
Hamilton Pan Europ:
Bell & Ross BR126: