NICE TO HAVES:
- Quartz movement with auto calendar
- Design emphasis on clean and readable
- Can be LCD-only OR analog + LCD date
- Not huge
- Big lume or illuminator
Width preferably smaller than 45mm. (small wrist).
DON'T MIND HAVING:
Tide + moon phase
Radio sync (I live out of range of the 6 beacons)
DO NOT LIKE:
Chronometer-like sub dials
I am OK with the appearance of the 5600 series although it does look like a lot of wasted "border" bulk, that would have been better if the LCD were bigger instead.
These designs come close to what I am looking for:
One of the plainer GShock series. I would choose one without contrast colored "PROTECTION, TOUGH SOLAR, G-SHOCK" etc.
I prefer all black bezel, but with positive LCD.
Case colors are OK, but I prefer normal positive LCD.
Would prefer a thinner outside "border" without the cities and tachy.
Citizen Atessa ATV53-2834
Love the size and shape of the hands and hour markers, but would like bigger matrix LCDs instead of all those subdials.
My new purchase is meant to replace my present 24/7 wear watch: Seiko SBQJ015, which looks like this:
(Seiko SBQJ015 )