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  1. #1
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    Help choose..please

    Hey I have narrowed down my choices for a watch... I need something somewhat dressy but at the same time not a complete dress watch..

    I also need it to be a little casual so i can wear it to the office.

    My choices are...
    IWC Chrono 3717.. but i'm not a big fan of pilot watches.
    Rolex Milgauss..
    Blancpain Leman Grande..
    Pam 111..

    These are all under 4500 which is my budget.. Help choose..
    Any other recommendations..


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    Subiaco, Perth, Australia

    Re: Help choose..please

    If you're not a big fan of pilot watches, you could start by crossing the pilot watch off your list.
    Last edited by jason_recliner; April 15th, 2010 at 04:51.

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    Re: Help choose..please

    Holy Carp - the expenditure of 4.5k USD rests entirely on the posts of some annonymous watch fanatics?

    I'll flip a 4 sided coin and say ...........


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    Re: Help choose..please

    I'm not keen on any of these. But as it's your money, I'd have the PAM.

    When I see them in the wild (which is rare), they look awesome.

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    From your list I'd probably go with the Pam 111, but the Rolex would be a very close 2nd.

    I'd also look into something from the Longines Master Collection as well as Breitling Navitimer & Chronomat with your budget.
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    I'd go preowned ...

    and suggest an IWC Aquatimer or IWC Ingenieur , Rolex Seadweller, Ulysse Nardin MMD, or go for two like an Omega PO and Omega Aqua Terra or Omega Speedmaster.

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    Re: Help choose..please

    what do you wear at the "office". The PAM is really to big to wear under a jacket (yeah, yeah, I know it's been done but it doesn't look right).
    I like the Milgauss. Good, solid Rolex that isn't a DJ w/sticks or a sub.

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    Re: Help choose..please

    I'm posting the exact same reply I did for another member asking for < $5k recommendations -

    You could get an S/S Zenith Captain El Primero on a leather strap for about $5000 (it will retail for $6500) if you wait for a few months (Topper Jewelers is an AD). The other options I've mentioned earlier are really good too. But then, that's my taste and I make no apologies for it

    Other watches I'd consider for that kind of money are (in no particular order of preference ... well, perhaps the JLC first) -
    Omega Seamaster AT (cal. 8500) or the de Ville with the same movement that is slated to come out later this year,
    NOS Chopard L.U.C. Sport 2000
    NOS Girard-Perregaux Classic Elegance (Ref. 45790)/Sea Hawk II Pro
    Pre-owned (mint) Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
    NOS (or minty pre-owned) Breguet Type XX or an Ebel Le Modulor
    IWC Mark XVI Spitfire (perhaps the silver dial)
    Glashuette Original Senator Sixties (no date version)
    Dornblueth & Sohn Zentrumsekunde
    NOS/mint(y) Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Ultra Thin
    Grand Seiko automatic GMT (SBGM001)

    The only suggestion I might change is from the Captain to an NOS Class 4 Zenith El Primero. I'm sure you can stretch your budget to $5k if you're willing to drop $4.5k on a watch ... Am not sure about all these $4k to $5k requests lately, don't people use the search function anymore
    Last edited by v76; April 15th, 2010 at 09:57.
    A few of this and some of the other ...

    "I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty" - Groucho Marx

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    Re: Help choose..please

    I have to go with a post I suggested earlier for someone else even though it isn't on your list of choices.

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