I have a Zenith El Primero 36 000Vph, which I bought last Year. It´s still under warranty and is my only watch. Lately, I´ve been thinking about selling it because I feel it is not the perfect "one watch" for me. Also, the overlapping subdials have started to disturb and I feel that the dial is a bit too busy. I have developed a taste that leans more towards simple, understated watches.
What I really need is a watch that fits all occasions (dressy and sporty), but one that preferably would have a screw-down crown, date, possibly lume but not a must-have and looks equally good on bracelet or leather. Also, I´m not quite sure if black is the color I want, I usually find myself drooling over white-dial watches.
My budget is around 6000€ or ~8000usd. I have been seriously thinking about a Grand Seiko SGBH001 or SBGH083 (it´s cheaper, but black-faced which makes it a bit sportier). I have a trip coming up in July, when I will have the possibility to check the GS models. Also, a Rolex Datejust 2 would be nice but I hesitate owning a Rolex, my purpose is not to attain too much attention.
I have gone back and forth between different options such as an AT 8500, UN Maxi marine chronometer, JLC Master Compressor etc but, as this would be my only watch for many years to come, I want something a bit more unique. Also, what makes my decision a bit more complex is that my plan is within 5 years to own 2 watches, that suits sporty and dressy events. Therefore, I do not want anything in the middle. GS SBGH001 would therefore suit perfectly as an all-rounder but still represent the dressy piece in my collection when it´s time to buy my second watch.
I would be interested in some more suggestions in this price range. Pictures borrowed from the net. The last one is mine.