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    Question 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

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    I currently own a Blue Seamaster Professional (2011) and I am looking for a second watch to wear whenever the SMP is being serviced or I have to go out on more formal occasions (which is quite often!). I'm looking for a tough sturdy watch that will last a lifetime, is automatic or mechanical and has a classic/elegant appearance. I particularly like Roman Numerals and "Tank" shaped watches such as the Cartier Tank or the J L C Reverso, unfortunately the Tank is a quartz and the Reverso is too expensive. As for metals, well I'm not quite sure, if it is a versatile watch which can also be worn casually then I would say Steel but if it's a very formal watch then yellow gold. Any suggestions or ideas?

    By the way, I am looking to buy new only, I know, I know, I could get some good deals for that kind of money on second hand watches but I'd rather buy new anyway.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    Your in the wrong forum with that sort of money, sorry.

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

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    Your in the wrong forum with that sort of money, sorry.
    Isn't Omega considered High End? I paid about 2000 Pounds for it back then if I remember. Why is this the wrong forum?

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    Hi, and welcome, your better off in the Omega, Breitling and some others or the Public Forum. High end is generally more around 10 or 15 thousand pounds if your buying new, even more.

    I'm not one of the lucky ones, I just noticed your new post. Honestly, head over to the the forums mentioned you'll get some great ideas.

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    You could probably get a pre-owned Vacheron Constantin Overseas in good condition for about Euro3600, and the Overseas is definitely a high-end watch. However, you won't get anything new AND high-end for that kind of money.
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    Hello and welcome, in my opinion even pre-owned you will be looking at higher budget for a hi-end timepiece so i suggest to move your post to the Public forum where you can have more replies and suggestions for a dress watch within this budget. Good luck!

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman View Post
    Isn't Omega considered High End?
    Not necessarily. Check our High-End Forum.
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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman View Post
    Tally-Ho!
    I currently own a Blue Seamaster Professional (2011) and I am looking for a second watch to wear whenever the SMP is being serviced or I have to go out on more formal occasions (which is quite often!). I'm looking for a tough sturdy watch that will last a lifetime, is automatic or mechanical and has a classic/elegant appearance. I particularly like Roman Numerals and "Tank" shaped watches such as the Cartier Tank or the J L C Reverso, unfortunately the Tank is a quartz and the Reverso is too expensive. As for metals, well I'm not quite sure, if it is a versatile watch which can also be worn casually then I would say Steel but if it's a very formal watch then yellow gold. Any suggestions or ideas?

    By the way, I am looking to buy new only, I know, I know, I could get some good deals for that kind of money on second hand watches but I'd rather buy new anyway.

    Thanks for your help!
    I also love rectangular watches, and I've looked at quite a few over the past couple of years. In your price range, I would go for this Zenith:

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    Or, if you could save a little more, you can't beat a JLC Reverso. The Grande Taille is very nice, and not too far out of your price range assuming you can negotiate a good discount:

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    EDIT: There's also the Nomos Tetra, which is a little small, and may be a bit more modern style based on your stated tastes:

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    EDIT #2: Have you looked at the Reverso Classique? It's pretty small by today's standards, but it's right in your price range (again, assuming you can negotiate a decent discount):

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    Re: 3600 Euro Budget for a Dress Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman View Post
    Tally-Ho!
    I currently own a Blue Seamaster Professional (2011) and I am looking for a second watch to wear whenever the SMP is being serviced or I have to go out on more formal occasions (which is quite often!). I'm looking for a tough sturdy watch that will last a lifetime, is automatic or mechanical and has a classic/elegant appearance. I particularly like Roman Numerals and "Tank" shaped watches such as the Cartier Tank or the J L C Reverso, unfortunately the Tank is a quartz and the Reverso is too expensive. As for metals, well I'm not quite sure, if it is a versatile watch which can also be worn casually then I would say Steel but if it's a very formal watch then yellow gold. Any suggestions or ideas?

    By the way, I am looking to buy new only, I know, I know, I could get some good deals for that kind of money on second hand watches but I'd rather buy new anyway.

    Thanks for your help!
    Actually the Cartier Tank Francaise is an automatic and the steel version with a leather band and deployment clasp should fit right into your budget. The Tank solo is quartz, so thats out and the Tank Americaine is gold and way above your budget, but the Tank Francaise is a good option for you -- I think.
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    if you are not averse to the tonneau case shape, consider the ulysse nardin michelangelo. great watch from a well respected brand; it's a little on the dressy side with roman numerals but it will fit in where the bond will not.
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