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    18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    Looking at venturing into my first high-end watch, and would like some opinions about how WIS might spend their money.

    Will be a relatively casual/dress/everyday watch, and will hardly need to be a strict dress watch. Of course, also open to opinions on anything else.

    I would say I'm looking at something a little more complicated for this piece, given my current collection - but that is also not certain. This will not be a rushed purchase, but I am currently gathering some research/thoughts before doing more in-depth/narrowed research. I know some of these are more/less than the proposed budget which is because the budget is simply an estimation of what I would like to spend, but I would be willing to move either way (within reason) for the right watch.

    My current collection is as stands:
    1. Panerai 321

    2. Omega Speedmaster Professional

    3. IWC Pilot's Chronograph 3717

    4. Breitling Spatiographe

    5. Citizen Nighthawk
    6. Breitling Headwind

    7. Vintage Omega Geneve
    8. Seiko 639

    As you can tell, they are made up of mostly sport/casual pieces

    These are the contenders:
    1. Royal Oak Chronograph
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    2. Royal Oak Offshore
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    3. Breguet La Tradition 7057
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    Thank you!
    Appreciate the help!

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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    #1 Lange
    #2 IWC
    #3 GO
    #4 JLC

    I don't even know how AP gets included in these discussions. Eww.
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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    With $18-20K (USD?) you can get two (the GO and the JLC) and have change left over since you're not specifying precious metal versions. But if you're intent on splurging on just one watch, I'd rank the Breguet #1 and the ALS #2. Splendid choices on your part and a great dilemma to have, I might add...
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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    My favorite GO is the Senator Chronometer Blue. It retails above your range (I think), but perhaps can be found for less. I wish there were a stainless steel version (darned white gold!).

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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    Dressy, sporty, everyday, and complicated. To many boxes. That being said with your collection and your selections you clearly need no help. I would rate your selections as

    Breguet, Lange, GO but personally I'd probably go with a different ALS or AP ROO


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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    ALS Saxy Moon is the cleanest of the bunch. Both sides gorgeous!
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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    I would choose the Lange Saxonia Moonphase, or an AP Royal Oak Jumbo 15202.

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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davemcc View Post
    #1 Lange
    #2 IWC
    #3 GO
    #4 JLC

    I don't even know how AP gets included in these discussions. Eww.
    oh u know, it's op's $ and he gets to choose the candidates . . .
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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    Nice predicament to be in
    # Lange
    # GO
    # IWC


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    Re: 18-20K to spend, help me choose my next watch.

    Just go with a Patek and be done with it. :)
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