After the initial phases of collecting/swapping/trading, I realised that don't really need a lot of watches, but just a few good ones.
Currently, I have a IWC Aquatimer 2000 on rubber (IW3568-10). This is my daily wearer. The rubber strap makes it very versatile and comfortable, while the 2000m water resistance should just be enough for washing hands and doing dishes .
Understandably, the Aquatimer isn't very suitable for occasions where a dressier or low-key watch is required. Thus, I'm looking for a second watch to complete my 2-watch collection. This watch will not be worn often, and the idea to go for is refined and elegant.
I'm looking for the infinite wisdom of WUS for help. Here's my requirements:
Budget: US$5,000 (But I can look at those at $5,500 because most are willing to bargain)
Movement: Handwind or automatic (maybe handwind is more suitable if the watch is only worn occasionally?)
Material: No gold. Both leather/metal bracelet is ok.
Complication: Usually I insist on at least a date complication, but as this watch will only be worn occasionally, I think date-less is actually fine. Maybe it's more preferred, as whenever I need to wear it, I won't have to adjust the date. Chrono is ok, but not required.
Size: The Aquatimer is 44mm, which I find ok for a daily wearer, and it fits the image. But for this watch, I'm looking for something between 38 - 42 mm.
Here's some examples that I've been looking at (pictures have been taken from their sales pages), and maybe this gives you an idea of the type of watch I'm looking for:
Thank you all for your help!