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    Dress watch under 2k?

    Hey guys..

    I just thought about adding a dress watch to my collection.. something that goes well with suits. I dont want to spend over $2000 and prefer a lightly used watch.

    Any good dress watches in this price range... It seems like the best ones are way to expensive, patek, breguet, etc

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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    i got my Speedy pro used slightly over 2k... its quite a versatile watch as it goes well with leather and bracelet.
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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    You can pick up a vintage Grand Seiko under US$2k.

    Specifically, look for the 5722 and 4420 series. The movements in these are amazing,with nice conservative finishing in the Japanese style and multiple shock absorption endcaps. Here's a 5722:


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    The 4420 is very similar:


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    These come in a few styles, very simple, classic and conservative, some are availbale on the bay right now. GMHutton also had a 5722 recently for sale, well below your budget. For US$2k you should be looking at the watches in excellent to near mint condition, fully serviced, and with original boxes, and buckles (maybe not straps).
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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    Baume & Mercier Classima

    Not sure about the exact price, but should be under $2k

    Frederique Constant Classics - $950 retail (should be able to get a good discount on it). Its for
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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    I'll be the first to recommend that you take a look at Stowa watches. I don't own one yet - but a Marine Original is on the (never decreasing) short list. Plus you can buy new for about half your budget.

    http://www.german-watches.com/cgi-bin/lshop.cgi



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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    I was going to suggest Stowa. The MO is a bit big on my wrist to be a pure dress watch. The Antea might be a better size for 6.5 -6.75 inch. You'd get plenty of change from 2K.

    Nomo's Tangomat (people are probably sick of me suggesting this for every occasion).

    That B&M above looks sweet.
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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    Quote Originally Posted by interested_party View Post
    I was going to suggest Stowa. The MO is a bit big on my wrist to be a pure dress watch. The Antea might be a better size for 6.5 -6.75 inch. You'd get plenty of change from 2K.

    Nomo's Tangomat (people are probably sick of me suggesting this for every occasion).

    That B&M above looks sweet.
    Absolutely, I was just looking at the Antea myself - what an amazing deal for that watch.
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    Nomos !
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    Re: Dress watch under 2k?

    Some very nice watches above. I'm really liking blued hands on a white/silver dial and starting to think about my own next purchase! But the OP didn't specify many preferences - Do you have a preference for auto/quartz/manual? Size? Case & dial color? Complications? Any further info will help narrow a very large field.

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