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    Help me find a dress watch for my wife

    Seeking the professional help from the WUS community to find a dress watch for my wife. She would like a watch to have the following with a budget of $2,000 (USD and don't mind grey market)...

    Automatic or Quartz
    Second hand
    Date
    Sapphire crystal
    Screw down crown
    Leather strap
    No larger than 27mm

    Greatly appreciate in advance any suggestions.

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    The screw down crown is going to make it really difficult to find something. I'd go with something simple, quartz, and a touch of solid gold, like the bezel or hands/markers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeck View Post
    Seeking the professional help from the WUS community to find a dress watch for my wife. She would like a watch to have the following with a budget of $2,000 (USD and don't mind grey market)...

    Automatic or Quartz
    Second hand
    Date
    Sapphire crystal
    Screw down crown
    Leather strap
    No larger than 27mm

    Greatly appreciate in advance any suggestions.
    Basically what Domo said. I've been researching a similar specification for my wife. The Grand Seiko STGF075 ticks most boxes, but comes with a steel bracelet and that is easy to replace. It doesn't contain gold, but the dial is luxurious mother of pearl. The US MSRP is 2,500 USD, but the price after discount will be close to your budget. However, the style may be a little too sporty. Take a look on the Timeless Luxury website; Dan will definitely be able to sort you out if your wife fancies this model.

    The rectangular Credor GSAS049 combines silver and gold tones (which I think harks back to the 1970's). It ticks most of the boxes, except that it lacks the date function and screw down crown (I suspect the latter - I don't know it for a fact). It seems that the dressier watches mostly forsake the date, especially for the smaller ladies models. The screw down crown is also a little difficult to find on a lady's dress watch.

    The Credor GSAS045 is the round, all steel version. Katsu from Higuchi will sell 049 for 1,840 USD and 045 is about 275 USD cheaper. The Credors come with the super accurate and super reliable 4J81 movement. Both models come with a matching men's edition, as you can see in the photographs. My lovely artistic and stylish wife went for the Credor GSAS049.

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    I hope this helps. Ian
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    Re: Help me find a dress watch for my wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeck View Post
    .... a dress watch for my wife.
    I'm not sure that kind of trade is permitted on WUS !

    Any colour preferences and/or dislikes ?
    Unless she's a swimmer/diver, a screw-down crown is unnecessary on a dress watch?... and, 'you' wouldn't wear a dress watch for those activities, anyway.... would she ?
    I've learned my lesson from my own wife in trying to second-guess a woman's taste in watches! Get ALL the information you can before you even start to look.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste .

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    Re: Help me find a dress watch for my wife

    Recently bought my wife a Baume et Mercier Linea, which has an innovative system that allows for quick strap/bracelet changes (and a good selection of colors and materials). It comes with a bracelet and a leather strap; available in quartz or automatic; 27 or 32 mm. We got a very handsome discount online.

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    A bit over your budget& size, but no date:

    Cartier Ronde Solo Steel: 2095 at Jomashop.
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    Re: Help me find a dress watch for my wife

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    Please check out maurice lacroix! Great value! Really feel like they should be a lot more.


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    Re: Help me find a dress watch for my wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_D View Post
    Basically what Domo said. I've been researching a similar specification for my wife. The Grand Seiko STGF075 ticks most boxes, but comes with a steel bracelet and that is easy to replace. It doesn't contain gold, but the dial is luxurious mother of pearl. The US MSRP is 2,500 USD, but the price after discount will be close to your budget. However, the style may be a little too sporty. Take a look on the Timeless Luxury website; Dan will definitely be able to sort you out if your wife fancies this model.

    The rectangular Credor GSAS049 combines silver and gold tones (which I think harks back to the 1970's). It ticks most of the boxes, except that it lacks the date function and screw down crown (I suspect the latter - I don't know it for a fact). It seems that the dressier watches mostly forsake the date, especially for the smaller ladies models. The screw down crown is also a little difficult to find on a lady's dress watch.

    The Credor GSAS045 is the round, all steel version. Katsu from Higuchi will sell 049 for 1,840 USD and 045 is about 275 USD cheaper. The Credors come with the super accurate and super reliable 4J81 movement. Both models come with a matching men's edition, as you can see in the photographs. My lovely artistic and stylish wife went for the Credor GSAS049.

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    I hope this helps. Ian
    Great response, Ian, and very beautiful watches. I'll look into these a bit more (for myself...haha)
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    Re: Help me find a dress watch for my wife

    Longines has some nice options that fit most of your criteria, including budget and size. May be a good place to start...

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