I figured as this has been a great source of information, feedback, responses and help in feeding my watch obsessions I'd be interested to see what makes/models I may have overlooked in my previous searches given the features I am looking for in a watch. I thought I would take a stab at listing out some features I am looking for and seeing what kind of suggestions come back.
Hopefully this can help others along the way that are in the same boat and with the addition of some eye candy can at least be visually pleasing for those not in the market right now.
Desired Features (most are must haves):
Cost - Less than $1,000
MUST BE DURABLE
Swiss Made - Automatic Movement
Chronograph (second, 30 or 60 minute (60 preferred) and 12 hour)
Uni-Directional Ratcheted Bezel (ideally with 5 minute indicators, numerical or notched)
Screw Lock Crown
Band - Stainless or Titanium*
Black Dial (Gray is ok too)
Black or Gray Sub-Dials
Water Resistant to 20+ Bar (ideal)
Sweeping Second hand
Date window (day not necessary, but not against it)
Arabic hour markers mostly present (I dont mind if some are obscured by the date or Chrono but want more than the 12, 3, 6, 9 showing)
28,800 VPH seems about right based on research
Decent Lumes would be ideal
Decent Power Reserve would be nice on those days when I swap back to another model
Size – I have an 8 ¼ inch wrist so I am looking for a watch with some size (but not a dinner plate with a dial).
*Regarding the band I would like the ability to swap in an out of the SS/Ti and a leather at some point though this is not a primary concern now.
I like the concept of a clear back but understand this isnt common for a watch given the above features.
I also kind of like the look of the semi clear front (see BenL's Hamilton Viewmaster linked here... https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachm...7&d=1271397022. However it is kind of touchy as to how crowded such a dial would be with the addition of the Chronograph and the numbered hour markers and even more rare given the above features again.