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    Confused help please this is contagious

    My collection has evolved especially in the last couple of years. So here I am now with 6 watches. I know not a massive amount but one has to start somewhere.
    In order of purchase:

    Oris Rectangular Moonphase Complication
    Tissot PRS516 Chrono
    Steinhart Triton 30ATM Dual Time
    Laco Type A flieger handwinding (model Frankfurt)
    Alpina Startimer Manufacture LE (horlogerie suisse edition)
    Christopher Ward MKII Jump Hour LE

    I have put pics to help set the stage
    (most pics borrowed too lazy to compile my own)

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    and finally the CW

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    so now the question.
    what to get next? I could stop but my Doctor says it would be a mistake to do so. Looking to stay under 1500 bucks.
    I do like the Dievas a lot (Panerai style that I cannot afford, the Panerai that is).
    Would rather aim for something casual enough I can wear daily without having to dress up in a suit (not that I would anyway).


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    I really also like the Baume et Mercier Clifton GMT a tad dressier but a tad pricier.

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    or may be the Tourby vintage pilot


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    HELP please
    suggestions welcomed.

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    Re: help please this is contagious

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanlay View Post
    HELP please
    suggestions welcomed.
    None of the above suggestions , love the current collection though apart from the CW - sell that and you'll have some more money to play with - but I can't think on what right now

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    Re: help please this is contagious

    That is a great collection. I would not go for the Tourby as you have that style covered with the Laco and Alpina. Probably look for a white dial watch if it were me, most likely a diver type.
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    Re: help please this is contagious

    Out of the 3 the B&M hands down ... nice collection btw.
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    Re: help please this is contagious

    Quote Originally Posted by fjblair View Post
    That is a great collection. I would not go for the Tourby as you have that style covered with the Laco and Alpina. Probably look for a white dial watch if it were me, most likely a diver type.

    white dial any pointers ?

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    Re: help please this is contagious

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    white dial any pointers ?
    should have said white dial diver. any pointers

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    Re: help please this is contagious

    What about a preowned Sinn U1? The Tourby would not make much sense since you have the Laco and the Alpina. You could always sell the Laco and the Alpina and make a play for a preowned IWC Mark Flieger...
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    Re: help please this is contagious

    For Pam style,you can check magrette as well,personally I like the regattare model

    That B&M kinda reminds me of Seiko alpinist

    I think you can get both magrette (unless you go for the engraved pieces) and alpinist for around $1K

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    Re: help please this is contagious

    Quote Originally Posted by G00dband View Post
    Out of the 3 the B&M hands down ... nice collection btw.
    For me too ... I like the Clifton quite a lot. But (and there is a "but") the movement isn't a real GMT, by which I mean an independent 12-hour hand à la Rolex, Omega, etc., but has the less desirable ETA 2893-2 movement which cannot quickly flip local time to a new time zone. It's also, at $3K list, considerably over your budget.

    I will admit to a guilty fascination with the Radiomir knockoff Dievas with with that California dial. Why do I like a California dial? I don't know, but I do find it quite appealing ... if the "homage" issue doesn't bother you ... it's pretty sharp. But I have some difficulty with the idea of wearing a watch that passers-by may take to be something else.
    Over a half century of "just the right amount of odd."


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    Re: help please this is contagious

    Of the three you've chosen, I'd pick the B&M as well. I recently got a Tourby Marine Silver hand wind which I really love. A marine
    observer type watch would add to your collection and still be rather "vintage."

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