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    How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    Now that some time has passed since I got bitten by the watch bug, I've been able to learn what it is I really love and am always looking for in a watch. This is of course completely personal -- different people like different things so I'm not trying to make any statement here. Personally, though, what it turns out I am drawn to is a set of typical basic design aspects from the 1950s. I am curious as to how many suggestions I can get for watches that are available NEW but meet these old-fashioned critiera:

    - Time Only (no date or other complications)
    - Three-hander, seconds can be central or sub
    - Round
    - Classic size: preferably 34mm - 36mm, no bigger than 37
    - Hand wound preferred but automatic acceptable

    How many are there out there?

    To start off the list:
    - Nomos Tangente & Tangente 33
    - Nomos Orion & Orion 33
    - Stowa Partitio
    - Grand Seiko SBGW031

    who else has some to add to the list?

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    Re: How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    Junghans Max Bill

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    Rolex Oyster Perpetual
    Rolex Air King

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    Re: How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    If you're tempted by the SBGW031, make sure you try and scope out a gently used or NOS SBGW047 as well. They weren't sold out that ​long ago...



    One of the best vintage re-issues I've seen.

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    Rolex Cellini, NOS
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    Re: How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    If you're tempted by the SBGW031, make sure you try and scope out a gently used or NOS SBGW047 as well. They weren't sold out that ​long ago...



    One of the best vintage re-issues I've seen.
    Excellent choice, Domo.

    The SBGW047 is 38 mm wide, very slightly bigger than OP 37 mm requirement.

    My suggestion is CREDOR SIGNO GCBE995 which satisfy all his criteria:

    Case Stainless steel, see-through back
    Glass Bomb Sapphire glass (anti-reflective coating inside)
    Band Crocodile (oil matte black), type clasp broken three
    Waterproof function Water for life (3 atm)
    Antimagnetic function Anti-magnetic watch
    Drive system Cal.6898 mechanical
    +25 seconds ~ -15 seconds difference days, manual winding
    about 37 hours duration winding
    number 26 stone stone
    Size [Outer diameter] 37.0mm 6.5mm [thickness] 46g [Weight]


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    Re: How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    There are Pateks and VCs that fit the bill. Budget?

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    Re: How Many Classic-Sized, Time-Only, Currently-Available Models Are Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    There are Pateks and VCs that fit the bill. Budget?
    There are also HMTs and Shanghais that fit the bill. I agree a budget would help.

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. All good calls! Indeed I forgot to mention budget - max would be in the USD 4k ballpark, preferably less.

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    Movado museum?

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