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    Best value dress watches?

    As I am starting to look for a more formal watch, i was was wondering what would WISers think were the best value for money, dressy watches under 10,000 USD , used. I would prefer breguet type hands and a small seconds, but it isn't a must. ( I know the JLC MUT moonphase is a favorite on the forum but i tried it and it was pretty austere and boring in my eyes).

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    Value for money becomes a non sequitur way before $10k.

    The MUT moonphase isn't even close to my first choice...I'd greatly prefer the straight MUT. No dial colors appeal? I wonder if the Bucherer blue is still out there. But the bigger issue? "Formal dress" watches run relatively austere...it's part of the definition.

    Small seconds immediately suggests Nomos to me. Overtrained, perhaps. Orion Neomatik? Midnight blue would be my choice.

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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    For that price range I'd go with a used Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919 but it might be too boring for your taste.


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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    True, if open to used...check for a used Breguet classic.

    Another option: Ulysse Nardin Classico. This is the black enamel dial...definitely not boring. And I love enamel dials. :) In budget too.

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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    The MUT Moonphase is pretty damn sexy.

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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    If you wanted something with Breguet type hands, how about a Breguet, or is that too obvious. They have a few nice looking formal dress watches for your budget, for example Breguet Heritage 3660BB/12/984 Watch | Watchfinder & Co.

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    I think when you used the word “value” everyone gravitate toward JLC, who make wonderful watches. I’m going to say something that isn’t that trendy right now but I think will come back strong.

    Rolex Fluted Bezel Datejust. (White Gold). Some dealers still carry The white face. Good luck on your search!
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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    If you don't mind the extra thickness, you can likely find a Breguet 5140 in the price range (the predecessor of the current small-seconds 7147). It isn't easy to find much outside of Breguet if you love Breguet hands.

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    Re: Best value dress watches?

    Another thread reminded me of another option: RGM.
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    Glashutte Original Senator Sixties.
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