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    Hi everyone.... I've lurked around for a long time... and made 1 B&S Purchase over the years... now it's time I get a new wrist watch and I had some questions as even with my reading, I seem to be hopeless at all this.

    I have about $600(Give or take a couple hundred I guess) to find myself a nice used watch. I guess it doesn't have to be used... but I would rather get a nice condition used piece if it was a nicer model.


    I have been really impressed with the way Stowa faces look, such as: https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachm...2687-20675.jpg

    And I know other options on the higher end of price are Nomos Orion, or other Nomos pieces, or Steinhart pieces.

    I guess my question is, are these 3 brands the only better brands that make a watch with that clean flat white face - or is there other companies/models I should be looking at? It seems Frederique Constant had a few, but way beyond my price range - even used.

    If anyone can offer up more suggestions on what makes and models I should be after, or if I should stick to the 3 aforementioned brands and just wait until the right deal comes up....


    Thanks a ton... sorry for being such a noob
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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    hi, welcome to the forum,

    for that price and that type of look ...
    I would also take a look at
    - Hamilton (Jazzmaster, Valiant, Khaki)
    - Titus
    - vintage Omega (Geneve, DeVille, Seamaster, Constellation)
    - Tudor
    - Longines (Grand Classic, Sport Chief, sub second)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ari.seoul View Post
    hi, welcome to the forum,

    for that price and that type of look ...
    I would also take a look at
    - Hamilton (Jazzmaster, Valiant, Khaki)
    - Titus
    - vintage Omega (Geneve, DeVille, Seamaster, Constellation)
    - Tudor
    - Longines (Grand Classic, Sport Chief, sub second)
    Very greatly appreciated - I will look through all of those tonight when I get a few hours free! Thanks!!

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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    Stowa is a great idea, no better value out there. Preowned Nomos also might be in play if you increase your budget a bit. Look at grey market Oris (might have to increase budget a bit), Hamilton, Tissot.
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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    Oris BC3 Advanced . . . in subdued grey/silver dial! (I just happen to have (this) one for sale!)

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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    Quote Originally Posted by watchma View Post
    I like this...

    Searching the brand I found: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-kemmner-mechanik-classic-reduced-$289-519249.html

    Which I almost liked the face of more - for a very nice price. I may have to just bide my time and watch that for sale board....

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post
    Searching the brand I found: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-kemmner-mechanik-classic-reduced-$289-519249.html

    Which I almost liked the face of more - for a very nice price. I may have to just bide my time and watch that for sale board....
    you can get that new too from Roland (the maker: Erkahund on ebay) > Handaufzugsuhr Kemmner "classic" mit Unitas 6498-1 soigné swiss | eBay

    not sure what it works out to in $, but its gotta be less than your original $600 budget hasn't it ? :)

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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    These Kemmner watches come in SG8210 cases like my pilot. I was able to purchase a matching steel bracelet for 60 euro from Roland. Gave the watch a whole new look.

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    Re: Help me decide! (Please)

    Right now, thanks to the suggestions, I am going to be settling on a Stowa (If the right used one comes up) or a Kemmner (When the right new one comes up).... Although that one linked in this thread sure is gorgeous.....

    Thanks everyone for you help, it's greatly appreciated!!

    (PS thanks for the bracelet tip chickenlittle!)

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