I am looking for a daily beater I can use as an all-rounder. So it would look tough enough when doing chores, but wouldn't seem inappropriate under a casual suit.
Over the last few decades I have refined my taste and wishes for such a watch, that I came up with quite a specific list of things I like and don't like.
Perhaps because of this specific list, I have not found my all-rounder and hope that perhaps you can help me out with ideas and suggestions of watches I have not thought of.
Let's start off with the requirements:
-willing to stretch the budget to 3000 euro's, but feel for a daily beater something between 300 and 1000 is more reasonable, as I am allergic to scratches and dents on a multi-thousand watch
-steel case and steel bracelet
-case size between 40 and 43cm
-eta 2834 or 2836 movement or similar (as I want a Swiss movement, day-date through windows, hackable, hand winding possibility and servicable by a regular watchmaker)
-regular lugs (so other regular/after market straps can be easily put on)
-at least 50m water resistance
-see through caseback
Preferably with (preferable, because if it lacks any of these, I can have it customized):
-decent lume on hands and dial that can “burn through the night”
-polished steel coloured hands
-fine adjustment in the clasp
-dark dial with white/light prints, lume, etc.
-don’t believe it exists, but would like a day-date through windows with a power reserve (preferably discretely, I like what Panerai did with the P.9001 where the PR is on the back)
-used/second hand watch is no problem
-diver style (I know, with screwed crown it’s difficult not to think of divers, but I don’t want any turnable bezel on my all-rounder)
-butterfly style bracelet clasp (those that need to open from both sides)
-coatings (don’t like obvious scratches)
-cut off numerals
-magnifiers (but perhaps I can have it removed)
-bi color (e.g. gold tone)
-flashy colors, like an orange dial
Some stuff I perhaps can tolerate, like cut of numerals, but preferably don’t want them.
Hope you can help me out, as these are the watches I have considered so far, but for one or more reasons are not “the one”: