Day/Date Watch Help - A timeless classic!

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    Day/Date Watch Help - A timeless classic!

    Hello WYS forum!

    I've been trolling the pages for a while now looking for "the watch". I'm new to the scene and need some guidence on a life-long watch I am looking for:

    - My Wrist: “skinny” 17.50cm wrist circumference or 5.25cm wrist diameter. Looking for a dial no larger than 40mm
    - Philosophy: ‘Timeless Quality’ and ‘classic’ peice. Not chunky and can be a diver watch if thin enough.
    - Budget: $1,500 - $2,500 would buy used watch.
    - Size: Dial less than 40mm in diameter preferred.
    - Height/Thickness: Slimmer the better! Chronograph mechanism not required to reduce thickness.
    - Mechanism: Automatic or Mechanical Wind mechanism that holds reputation in the industry - Swish made. No quartz.
    - Face: Round and Black.
    - Bracelet: Silver Metal band preferred, leather bands are ok (I live in a humid Brisbane climate).
    - Time Hands: Hour/Minute/Second hands preferred.
    - Dial: 12hr Numbered or Little Bars (no Roman numerals)
    - Required Complications: Day (Mon, Tues not Monday, Tuesday) and Date.

    Excluded Brands – Rolex, TAG.
    Preferred Brands – Omega, Longines.
    All other brands considered.

    Watches that have caught my eye:
    Hamilton Maestro Auto Chrono (bit too chunky) http://hamiltonwatch.com/library/ima.../H32716839.png
    Longines Admiral (leather band / Black face?) http://www.retrovintagewatch.com/ima...admiral-01.jpg
    Seiko 5 Automatic (too cheap) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_SS500_.jpg

    Please let me know your throughts and comments, I'm open to anything.

    Thanks :)

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    Re: Day/Date Watch Help - A timeless classic!

    Have you considered the Ball Engineer Red Label in 40 mm? COSC, day/date (ETA 2836-2). Band or bracelet, within reach of budget ... Seems to hit all your marks. I think it's well worth a look.
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    +1 for Visodate and Red Label
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    Love that Longines but the dial is abit too busy and I prefer a metal band if possible! I more prefer the Tissot minimalis dial look but am looking for a more prestigous brand. I walked into a store this morning and tried on the Longines Saint Imier Automatic with black face.(http://www.......com/media/catalog/p..._automatic.jpg): Which ticked all boxes but no day complication! :(

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    Where does the Ball and Certina brands fit in terms of prestige and quality? Giving reference to Rolex, Omega, Longines, Casio etc?

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    The clooks so elegant, I will look around their website for possibly a round faced watch... thanks for all your sugestions everyone!

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