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    Question Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    Hey everyone,
    I'm in the market for a dress watch, it will be the last watch I will ever buy. A couple of years back I bought my dream sports/everyday watch; an Omega Seamaster Professional and now I am in need for a watch I can wear to meet clients, or attend to formal diners wearing a dinner jacket. I was considering a Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso but the fact that it is a manual watch doesn't make me too happy, I do like the classic design however. Then I saw the beautiful Patek Calatrava but it costs twice my budget so I can forget that. Perhaps you could suggest some other watches I should look into? It would be much appreciated! Here a couple of things I am looking for:

    - Either Yellow Gold or Stainless Steel (nothing else)
    - Needs to be waterproof enough to withstand a very heavy shower of rain or me washing my hands.
    - Preferably automatic but if it is really nice I will consider manual
    - Timeless & elegant design that can be worn as well with a tuxedo as with more casual clothing
    - Not too big (Even though I am a man I have small wrists. That's a 5.5cm wide wrist.)
    - Should last a lifetime (Obvious for a 10k watch I know but I want a good reliable movement). And withstand a lifetime of use and abuse. Want to pass it on to my children some day.
    - Need to be able to buy the watch in Paris on my next visit.

    Now some facts about me, after all certain watches match certain personalities, don't they? Anyway, here we go:

    - This will be my dress watch, I have an Omega SMP as sports watch and will never buy another watch after this, it will need to click, I will need to fall in love with it so it has to be somewhat special.
    - I work in the Fashion Industry.
    - I manage a team of people, am involved in PR and meet extremely high paying clients that will pay 20k a day for a job on a regular basis and part of that routine is looking like you are in the same league.
    - I wear bespoke suits and shine my shoes daily.
    - I like being elegant but not flamboyant, I'm not an oil sheik or a russian gangster.

    Thanks for your input!
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    To me you could stick with JLC (Memovex)


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    or move to Zenith (Elite Captain Central Seconds)

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    Another choice which is well under your budget but I think is a truly beautiful dress watch is Nomos:

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    I dont know the WR for these watches, but I believe otherwise they fit your criteria
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    At your price point, I would seriously consider a Jaeger-LeCoultre or a Glashutte Original.

    Some examples include:

    1. JLC Master Ultrathin Moon



    2. JLC Master Hometime



    3. GO Senator Sixties



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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

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    Manual wind, but look at that...

    Breguet Classique 5907. Nice and small, this (bad) picture does this watch no justice. It is absolutely stunning in person.

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    Again, a manual movement, but most of the best dress watches in this price range are (in my opinion).

    If you're willing to go slightly used/vintage a Patek Phillipe Calatrava is within your range.

    Patek Philippe Calatrava for $.12,036 for sale from a Trusted Seller on Chrono24

    ^ That's just one example of many Calatrava models available at that price point.

    Also Check out the Glashutte Original Senator line.

    Or the Panomatic Date

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    Or the Panomatic Lunar- In steel for a bit below your price requirements, or in gold for a bit above.

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    Those are just a few options from a few of my favorite dressier brands. Do some searching on Chrono24.com, where you can plug in price range, case material, band material etc. to find a wide variety of watches that could serve you well
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    Thanks Gents! I really like the Saxonia but it costs more than 10k, out of my budget unfortunately!
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    ^ Panomatic Lunar +1
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    +1 JLC MUT Moon 39
    +1 GO PML

    Both on my wish list

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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

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    Jaeger Le Coultre Master Compressor Rose Gold, right at your pricetag.
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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    Here's a wildcard entry. Longines Legend Diver Gold. Dressy and 300m WR.

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    Re: Any recommendations for an elegant and timeless dress watch under 10000 euros?

    +1 for the Longines

    No trouble for hand washing, downpour, or a quick deep sea dive
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