Advice on a dressy sports watch

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  • Rolex Datejust 36

    9 24.32%
  • Rolex Datejust 41

    11 29.73%
  • IWC Portuguese

    9 24.32%
  • JLC Reverso

    6 16.22%
  • Nomos Zurich

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    Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Hello all. I am looking for advice on choosing a dressy upscale watch for my current collection. Not a dress watch in the strictest sense of the category. I would call it a dressed up sports watch. My budget is 10K and I am looking for something elegant yet tough that I can wear with either a suit or smart casual. Light colored dial is a must, preferably white, off-white, or silver. Please take into account the following factors when making your opinion:

    - Versatility
    - Value
    - Functionality
    - Brand heritage
    - Iconic style
    - How it would fit into my collection (not as important, but still a factor to me)


    Here are my top choices. All links to official websites for image references only. No promotion intended.

    - Rolex Datejust 36 Ref 116200 (jubilee or oyster bracelet) [https://www.rolex.com/watches/dateju...#configurator]

    - Rolex Datejust 41 Ref 126334 (jubilee) [https://www.rolex.com/watches/dateju...#configurator]

    - IWC Portuguese Ref 3714-45 [https://www.iwc.com/us/en/watch-coll...onograph.html]

    - JLC Reverso Ref 3848420 [http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/us/e.../3848420.html]

    - Nomos Zurich Ref 802 [https://nomos-glashuette.com/en/zurich/zurich-date-802]



    Here is my current collection minus the Rolex Sub 114060.

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    I provided a poll for convenience. Many thanks in advance for advice and recommendations.
    - Skid

    Breitling Navitimer Heritage A35350
    Breitling Emergency E56121.1 (Tbird)
    Glashütte Original Sixties
    Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical
    Omega Speedmaster Professional
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    Rolex GMT Master 16700
    Rolex Sea Dweller 4K 116600
    Rolex Submariner 114060
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    Tudor Black Bay Bronze

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    I went for the IWC out of your choice but I would recommend the Grand Seiko Snowflake
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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    I agree, the IWC

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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Nomos Zurich gets my vote out of the choices; also look at the Club with light dial, which would add nicely to your excellent collection.
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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Thank you all for the inputs so far. I welcome and appreciate any further comments or suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by soaking.fused View Post
    Nomos Zurich gets my vote out of the choices; also look at the Club with light dial, which would add nicely to your excellent collection.
    I like the Nomos Cub very much but i think it is a little sportier than what I am looking for given the colored hands.
    - Skid

    Breitling Navitimer Heritage A35350
    Breitling Emergency E56121.1 (Tbird)
    Glashütte Original Sixties
    Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical
    Omega Speedmaster Professional
    Raymond Weil Tank 5768/2
    Rolex GMT Master 16700
    Rolex Sea Dweller 4K 116600
    Rolex Submariner 114060
    Seiko SRP777 Turtle
    Seiko SKX007
    Stowa Flieger Klassik 40
    Tudor Black Bay Bronze

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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Out of your selection I went with the Reverso to help balance out the Tanks and it is the original sports dress watch.
    Personally though, I would be trying on Grand Seiko and Cartier Drive watches.
    Love to see what you end up going with.

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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Although I am a fan of the Reverso, I had a Speedy Pro that was very versatile. Placed on a honey colored croc strap it dressed up quite well. Not to mention the bracelet, NATO, and black leather straps.
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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    I would take a look at a GO sixties senator just a thought it can be worn dress/casual depending on bracelet or strap and it would not overlap anything in your collection.
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    Re: Advice on a dressy sports watch

    Just to throw a few more names out there:

    - Damasko DK105 (well under budget, dressy look but hardened steel raises the sports factor)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/nomo...o-1049308.html

    - Zenith Espada (I own the silver dial on bracelet, would probably also look great on a nice strap, 100 m WR, screw-down crown, now discontinued but you can still find new at big discounts)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/zeni...up-712019.html

    - Moser Pioneer Steel (mixed feelings about this one but fits the sports / dress category, would like to see in person, right around upper end of budget)

    3200-1200, STEEL, MIDNIGHT-BLUE FUMÉ DIAL | MOSER

    PS - I know you said light dial and two of the above are grey / blue! - Just ideas ...
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