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    Question Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Hello!

    I want to buy my Lady a nice 'iconic' ladies watch or mid-sized men's watch as a gift. A daily wearer where she works, which is a high-end shop.
    It has to be an automatic. She doesn't like iced-up stuff and prefers WG or stainless. She likes painted enamel dials, altho' that is not a requirement. Leather strap preferred.

    She currently wears my/her 1963 Rolex Precision, a man's Rotary 'reverso-style', an Obaku quartz, and a small 1960's Ladies' Omega.
    She prefers watches with readable dials and in that 32mm-35mm size range is best. It can be a vintage.

    *I* would like a cool iconic watch for her - style that never goes out of fashion. Current top consideration is a stainless/WG Omega Constellation - either a mid-size mens or ladies.

    Price range ~$2K.

    Suggestions? thanks!

    High-end:
    - Audemars Piguet Huitieme - 1991
    - Zenith Type 20 Extra Special bronze
    Luxury:
    - Omega Speedmaster Pro - Apollo/Soyuz - 2010 w/meteorite dial
    - Rolex Datejust II - blue dial
    - Rolex Yachtmaster F - 2004
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    Daily wear:
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    Vintage:
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    - Omega Seamaster Deville - 1963 - Grandfather's watch
    - Omega Constellation 35mm - 1990
    - Omega Geneve - 1972 (?)
    - Girard Perregaux - 1969 (?) w/alarm
    - Rolex Oyster Precision - 1963
    Ladies:
    - Omega - 14K white gold and small diamonds - 1968
    - Cartier Tank - sterling silver - 1928
    - Gruen Precision - platinum w/diamonds - 1923

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Tudor Princess? Can be had under $2000 vintage.

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Medium sized Pasha Big Date (used)

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Oooh, the Pasha is different than her Rollie Precision and is really nice indeed.

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Baume et Mercier Linea MOA10012. 32mm. $2150 at at least 1 well known / trusted grey market dealer. Auto chronograph.



    I have more thoughts but no time right now.
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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    IWC Mark XV, or IWC Mark XVI, on leather. I've seen one on a local actress recently, iconic men's pilot watch, makes a bold statement on a beautiful woman. Can be found in the FS forum around your budget $1800-$2600

    Also I know you're not looking at quartz, but a Cartier Tank Solo will meet your budget, and absolutely suits any woman working in a high-end shop. This certainly qualifies as iconic, and is universally recognizable in high social circles.

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    A Lady Datejust is fine, not sure whether it's iconic but I see plenty of them, women apparently like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    A Lady Datejust is fine, not sure whether it's iconic but I see plenty of them, women apparently like it.
    I think it's "the" women's watch, but it seems as if his wife already has something similar.
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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Thank you Fellow WISes!

    They are all excellent suggestions. I think the Cartier Pasha is closest to what she would like and I will spend some time looking around for one (here, Chrono24, TZ, etc..)

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    Re: Iconic Ladies watch for gift?

    Make sure you get the Pasha C instead of the regular Pasha. The C is the smaller model.

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