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    Confused Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    I bought a Tissot PRS 516 Extreme chrono when the big bad Joma had them on super sale last year.



    I unfortunately don’t love it. The styling is almost obnoxious in the metal, the factory strap looks and feels like weatherstripping, the lugs are too long (forcing super thick strap choices), and the 23mm lug width adds to the woe of strap replacement. Not to mention it’s reportedly not the best movement inside (not a Valjoux 775x), although - knock on wood - mine’s worked perfectly.

    I’m considering a Mido Multifort automatic chrono. Better styling, better movement, although it still has that 23mm lug width.



    What other options are there? This must be an automatic chrono, ~44mm case diameter, black-red (maybe black-orange also) color scheme, for about $2000 (gray market OK). Smaller brands preferred (e.g. Steinhart); micro brands are fine.

    All I’ve found so far is the Autodromo Monoposto, but it looks like it has fixed lugs, so strap changes are impossible...


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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    You may want to consider the Oris Artix line. I believe they have 22 mm bands and are well within your budget

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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    Older Panerai x Ferrari have a black/red chrono,though I think the price hovers around 3-4k and more for the 8 days monopulsante and the pvd models

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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    Omega Speedmaster Racing!

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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    I assume you don't like the smaller brother Tissot PRS516 Auto Chrono? T1004271605100

    I have the quartz version of it and love it with the larger 22mm black/red stitch strap from Tissot

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    What about a Frédérique Constant Healy?

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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    Speedy racing gets my vote. Several models too select from.

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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    I had an eye on exactly that Mido Multifort chrono, too, but I wanted a good quality chrono on bracelet in that color scheme..

    Finally I found a grey market Porsche Design Dashboard chrono for 1800€, and I've seen them even cheaper on the rubber strap. 44mm titanium case, Porsche styling, great brand history (-> https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/pd...porsche-design), not too common, magnificently finished movement (Eta 7753 modified by Eterna), super comfortable to wear, great overall quality (original MRSP around 4500€). I can highly recommend it!


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    Re: Automotive black-red auto chrono for $2000?

    The Mido will be better in totally overall quality than what you currently have, IMHO.
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