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    Consolidating to the <$20k level

    I'm thinking of maybe moving things along and consolidating a few watches to reach the sub $20k USD price point retail NEW, no used.


    • No bracelet, prefer straps unless the bracelet is slim and light (Titanium for example)
    • Case size preferred around the 40mm mark going above or below by a few mm. The largest watch I have right now is the Dark side of the Moon
    • No gold, two tone, DLC, ceramic....stick to good ol' Stainless steel please
    • Please no suggestions under 10k to say you can buy 2 or more. I have, I'm looking for the one statement piece in a different category.
    • No formal/dress style watches, I don't do formals, so sports, casual and maybe all purpose types
    • Dont care for any of the higher end Rolex stuff, happy with the OP, Exp
    • I love display backs, so would prefer to look at a lovely movement rather than a plain closed caseback
    • Lighter slimmer watches over thicker heavier
    • Value retention will be nice, I understand depreciation and these are far from investments, but as an example I dont want to put down 20k and find out its worth 5 grand in a couple years.



    At this point I seem to have run into a wall cos I LOVE the AP Royal Oak but the only lightweight version I can find is the RO 39mm Titanium which appears to be some sort of LE for 35 grand (youch). The VC Overseas doesn't seem to be available without a bracelet. PP Aquanaut on rubber looks nice but I'm looking for other options below it.

    So looking for some good suggestions to start adding to the list and figuring it out until I can eventually decide sometime this year.
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Dan.
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Already tried it on multiple times and even got a great price offered on it but I just didnt see it and feel it.

    It was not that appealing in person to me and didn't have the level I expected to see on a 12-14k 3 hander.

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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Your criteria is actually rather difficult!
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Moser Pioneer?
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    VC Overseas has a proprietary strap changing system! And I believe the watch comes with bracelet and strap:
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    The H. Moser & Cie is a good suggestion!
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    Dan.
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    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    I would be getting the VC Overseas myself in this range. One day...


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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    I like the Aquanaut you mentioned.
    You alluded to a "statement" watch. Would you consider a Ressence watch?
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    They also make a round version of the Type 1 (squared version above) and both come in a few colors. Just about $17,000.
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommywine0 View Post
    I like the Aquanaut you mentioned.
    You alluded to a "statement" watch. Would you consider a Ressence watch?

    They make a round version of the Type 1 and comes in a few colors. Just about $17,000.
    Nice! Really haven't liked the earlier models but this one is getting to something interesting . . .
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    Re: Consolidating to the <$20k level

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Your criteria is actually rather difficult!
    tell me about it!

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