[Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    20

    [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Hi all, I'm new to complicated watch actually, thus it is better i ask around some pro at this forum. I'm planning to get a new watch soon, but i am not familiar which brand and quality is a best buy pieces:

    1. my max budget is USD 2,000
    2. it should have time & minutes, moon phase, date, month, day
    3. automatic movement but not China movement, but i don't think USD 2k can get an in-house movement.....

    With above requirement, can anyone of you guys suggest a similar watch? I have give my eye on Titoni Master series Moonphase, but it's not my final decision yet.


    If anyone know there is a moon phase watch from Seiko or Citizen, do post at here as well, thank you ^^

  2. #2
    Member mpalmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Middle of the Middle West
    Posts
    27,924

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Baume & Mercier and Maurice Lacroix probably have something that can accommodate you in a moonphase for that price, minus the in-house movement. Nomos is exceptional value in a dress watch for $2,000 with an in-house movement, but you'd have to give up the moonphase ambition.
    "The stuff that dreams are made of…" - RGM ‘801 EE Motor Barrel’

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    20

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    Baume & Mercier and Maurice Lacroix .....
    Maurice Lacroix has an outstanding design, while nomos design is simple ... i will prefer Maurice Lacroix =D

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    20

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    anymore watch suggestion? @@

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    20

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    bring up my post

  7. #6
    Member geoffbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brighton, UK
    Posts
    17,054

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Oris do a trip date moonphase

  8. #7
    Member WillMK5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,514

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Oris do a trip date moonphase
    Oris might be over budget. Wempe also does one.
    Frederique Constant does a moonphase for under $2k
    Rolex Submariner, Tag Heuer Monaco, Mido Multifort, Christopher Ward C5 Malvern MkII, Seiko Mini Turtle

  9. #8
    Member stapleton33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    387

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Here's the thing: You want a mechanical calendar watch with a moonphase for under $2000. That's like asking for Mercedes Benz with power everything and hot blonde in it for cheap. A calendar is a pretty elaborate complication; a calendar with day is more; adding a moon phase is making for a very complex timepiece and probably launching you out of the entry level bracket. If you can afford a watch with all of these complications then you simply need to adjust your budget, but if you're budget is solid you should be looking at more practical watches instead of settling on some cheap, chinese-made toy-store grade watch that'll HAVE all that for under $2000, but that'll only be worth a stick of gum. Three hands, swiss made, mechanical, maybe a date. MAYBE a moonphase if you just like the aesthetics, but a calendar is a pretty intense complication you may have to save up for later. Good luck!
    I've spent my money on women, whisky and watches. The rest I just wasted.

  10. #9
    Member WillMK5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,514

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Quote Originally Posted by stapleton33 View Post
    Here's the thing: You want a mechanical calendar watch with a moonphase for under $2000. That's like asking for Mercedes Benz with power everything and hot blonde in it for cheap. A calendar is a pretty elaborate complication; a calendar with day is more; adding a moon phase is making for a very complex timepiece and probably launching you out of the entry level bracket. If you can afford a watch with all of these complications then you simply need to adjust your budget, but if you're budget is solid you should be looking at more practical watches instead of settling on some cheap, chinese-made toy-store grade watch that'll HAVE all that for under $2000, but that'll only be worth a stick of gum. Three hands, swiss made, mechanical, maybe a date. MAYBE a moonphase if you just like the aesthetics, but a calendar is a pretty intense complication you may have to save up for later. Good luck!
    Blunt but accurate.
    Rolex Submariner, Tag Heuer Monaco, Mido Multifort, Christopher Ward C5 Malvern MkII, Seiko Mini Turtle

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    20

    Re: [Question] Watch Suggestion for my budget

    Quote Originally Posted by stapleton33 View Post
    Here's the thing: You want a ......
    Thank you stapleton, how do you think about quality on an ETA movement (ie. ETA 2892), they did offer what i need within my budget, but not sure about the quality, can you give a comment on it?

    How about Miyota 821A movement?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •