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    Help me buy a 1000$ watch. Detailed preferences included in this post

    Hi,

    I would like to buy a watch for a budget of approximately 1000$. I don't know if I should go for automatic or quartz but I'm open in having my first automatic watch. I want a really sturdy and durable watch since I will wear it everyday and I don't want to give extra attention to my watch (I don't want it to break easily and I want it to last long). I want a dark dial (black,blue,green,etc...) and a stainless steel band. I want a watch that have a case diameter around 40mm. I like when the dial is not too busy (chronometer is not necessary). I would like the watch to have day or date or both and I also like small second on dial. I prefer 3 hands (if no small second). I would like the watch to have some luminous features on it (either hands, markers or numerals). I prefer no bezel on the watch but there are some that I like even if they got a bezel so don't hesitate to post suggestion with watch that have a bezel. I would also prefer a swiss watch... but I have to say I'm not a watch expert and you can suggest me watch from other location and explain me why there are as good a as swiss watch.

    Watch I like that are out of my budget : Tag Heuer Carrera, Omega Railmaster, panerai luminor marina, hublot big bang etc...


    Please help me find the watch of my dream.

    Let me know if you need more information.

    P.S. : Sorry for my bad English it is not my main language.
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    Seiko sarb033
    Seiko / Orient / Hamilton

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    At $1000 dollars you can have the best of both worlds: (Sorry it is not letting my post pics so you will have to settle for links)

    My recommendation would be this:

    1) Buy a decent G-shock with the 3 hand analog setup, it will run you $100-200 depending on the model

    One example:

    Casio G-Shock GS1100-1AVER --- Heinnie Haynes - Knives, Pocket Tools and Accessories

    2) With the leftover $800 I would then go ahead and purchase a Hamilton Jazzmaster, specifically the viewmatic which comes in 37mm, 40mm, and 44mm versions. The jazzmaster viewmatic line fits your preferred description nicely.

    Depending on the version it may only run you around $500 or so. It is 50m-100m (100m for the 44mm version) water resistant, shock resistant, and uses an ETA 2824-2 movement. See some of the links below or look on Hamilton's website.

    Hamilton Watches - Jazzmaster Hamilton Watch Collection

    Hamilton Jazzmaster Mens Watch H32515135 - Jazzmaster Series - 24diamonds.com

    You might also look at some of the watches from Mido.

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    Re: Help me buy a 1000$ watch. Detailed preferences included in this post

    I'm pretty new here too and I find that the 1K mark may sound like a big deal, but in terms pricing it's kind of in between. There are great values well below that amount and as I'm sure you're aware, the luxury companies may have something just out of your price range--but it's far from what many (especially on these forums) consider up to the company's lofty standards.

    Although I'm trying to stick to autos, here are some brands I've been researching based on recommendations here: Victorinox, Hamilton, Tissot, Sinn. You can also find Tags with quartz in your price range. Hope this helps!

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    Re: Help me buy a 1000$ watch. Detailed preferences included in this post

    Have you looked at Ball? You should be able to get one in your price range.
    Last edited by dkouzou; December 22nd, 2010 at 09:35.

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    Re: Help me buy a 1000$ watch. Detailed preferences included in this post

    Check out the Ball Fireman II.



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    Yes, either the Ball Engineer II or Fireman series should have one that you like.
    Last edited by dkouzou; December 22nd, 2010 at 20:44.

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    Oris Diver

    Image stolen from tinternet

    Available in black or blue dial. Case size is officially 44m but wears like 41 due to tapered case.

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    Re: Help me buy a 1000$ watch. Detailed preferences included in this post

    Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic is a great choice:


    (Image borrowed from someone on WUS)

    Obviously, I prefer it on leather, but if you want steel, that's up to you.

    If you want quartz, the Tag Heuer F1 is a good choice as well. The standard model is 41mm.


    I don't think there's a 44mm watch that wears like 41mm, but Oris is a great place to look. Very good watches at relatively reasonable prices.
    TAG Heuer Monaco LE|Omega Speedmaster|Seamaster 300MC|Rolex Submariner|Tudor Ranger

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