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    Hello all!

    I recently realised I am a sucker for box-crystal watches. Currently I am in the fence for a vintage looking pilot/simple 3 hander with a box-type sapphire crystal and 28.800bph. Minimalistic but not bauhaus. I have done my research but continue finding flaws in every one of the contenders, so I thought I would ask you for suggestions. Wrist is flat, 7.3 inch. Preferred size w/o crown is 38-42mm.
    Price range would be preferably <$1000.
    Up until now we have:

    1. CW C65 Trident vintage

    I really dig the anesthetics, it's 99% perfect, but I can't stand the logo on 9. I really can't. I tried.

    2. Tourby Pilot automatic dark blue 40

    This is close to perfect as well. I would prefer a dial with applied indices instead of the 100% sterile type A but I can do with that as well. Problem here is the price point mainly (€1350)

    [3. Box sapphire Bauhaus watches. I used to like them a lot, but after handling one in person I felt like they look much better on their own than strapped on a wrist.]

    [4. Box sapphire diver watches. I already enjoy the ETA BBN far too much. That's the main reason I need a new contender for wrist time ]

    [5. Cocktail time/presage - no sapphire or 28.800]

    So my questions are: Do you know of any watch that fits the description in this price range? Can any other watch be modified with a box sapphire? Should I wait for the next logo change by Christopher Ward? I'm not in a particular hurry.

    Thanks in advance for your recommendations. If you can't help me with this no one else can.

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Steinhart Ocean 1 Vintage.
    A nice mix of Box & Dome.
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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Oris 65 (strap) is around $1k GM. A bit more with bracelet.
    Bulova> 96B251. Casio> 5600E. Damasko> DS30. GrandSeiko> SBGH205. Rolex> 114060, 16710. Seiko> SARB017, SARB033, SBDX017, SLA017.

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul December View Post
    Steinhart Ocean 1 Vintage.
    A nice mix of Box & Dome.
    Quote Originally Posted by obomomomo View Post
    Oris 65 (strap) is around $1k GM. A bit more with bracelet.
    Thank you both for the suggestions. I had these in mind but finally saved for the Tudor BBN instead, so I feel I do not need another diver atm.
    Keep the prepositions coming

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    bulova lunar pilot


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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Halios Seaforth.
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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    The Tourby is a stunner. Maybe save a little extra for it? What about high domed acrylic? The aesthetic is similar and there might be more options under $1k.

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Quote Originally Posted by fire_lantern View Post
    Halios Seaforth.
    That's a very good preposition indeed. I will seriously consider it.
    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    The Tourby is a stunner. Maybe save a little extra for it? What about high domed acrylic? The aesthetic is similar and there might be more options under $1k.
    I know it is! That's why I still have it in my mind. Thing with the acrylic is that it tends to scratch very easily. The first day I wore my moonwatch in a friend's wedding, I put it in my pocket together with my credit card. It was scratched all over! I removed 95% of the damage but it wasn't a nice experience. If you know if/where I can find aftermarket box sapphire crystals I'm happy to consider acrylic

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Quote Originally Posted by fire_lantern View Post
    Halios Seaforth.
    This is what I was thinking

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    Re: Help choosing a box sapphire 3hander

    Quick bump to see if anyone else has an idea

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