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    $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Going watch shopping this week and am torn between two:
    - Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
    - El Primero Chronomaster

    I will decide once I have them on the wrist, but curious if there are others I should consider in this price range? What are you buying in this range?

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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    It seems to me that the second costs 1/2 of the first so I choose El Primero :)

    Bathyscaphe chrono is great no doubt but there are a lot of chrono divers out there. Chronomaster is unique.

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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Brequet Type XXI Flyback


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    $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    The bathyscaphe chronograph, listed by the OP, has a new in-house movement (if you care about that). The movement has a 5hz beat rate, 120 hours power reserve, & a flyback complication. I wouldn't personally consider the flyback complication all that useful in everyday life but it's a unique (& often pricey) complication in mechanical watch movements.

    The BP also has a 300m WR and the chronograph pushers can be used at depth (sorta rare feat in chrono divers without screw down pushers). It also contains a ceramic bezel with liquidmetal inserts. All in all, it's an awesome watch if you desire a diver / chrono look but I believe runs closer to the $15k range.

    Additionally, I also like the JLC Master Chronograph pictured above as well as their Deep Sea Tribute Chronograph (in this price range).

    Disclaimer - I don't know much about the Zenith in question.
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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Daytona


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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Breguet XXI, JLC Master or Rolex Daytona would be my choices. Zenith El Primero (Captain chrono) would be my choice for a slightly lower budget, but considering your price range, I'd go with one of my first three.

    Edit: brrrdn posted his third choice as I was typing my post. We're clearly thinking the same here. ;)
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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Two for 15K with a good discount its quite possible.




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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    Quote Originally Posted by brrrdn View Post
    Daytona

    I would go with the Daytona also

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    Re: $10-15K on a chronograph, what are you choosing?

    OK. Since no one has posted this...

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