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    Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    Hi guys, I'm new on here and need your help.

    I've been searching for the "perfect" watch that I can wear everyday, and that can adapt to any surrounding whether I'm on the beach or in the office.

    I thought I nailed it recently when I picked up my 42mm Oris Bronze. I do love it, it is beautiful, but it is just a little too big for my small wrists.

    I have a 38mm Tag and also a 39mm Rotary so I guess my perfect size is under 40mm.

    My budget is £2k ($2,500).
    I would want to be able to swim with it on, so I guess this would mean a metal or rubber bracelet.

    I'd love to hear some suggestions.....
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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    The Sinn 556 has a screw down crown, 200m water resistance, and a style which works for most occasions.

    https://www.pageandcooper.com/sinn-556-i-m/

    38.5mm too.
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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    My work/play multitasker is my Damasko DA38. It’s 40mm

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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    I don't think you could go wrong with either the Sinn or Damasko suggestions above. I recently went through an exercise where I considered both. I ended up with a Tudor Ranger, but that's for reasons which may well not apply for you (plus I have larger wrists, so the 41mm Ranger is about right for me). In some aspects both the Sinn and the Damasko are better than my Tudor (though, obviously, and in other ways, I decided not).

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    P.S. I also looked at the Seiko Alpinist. It wasn't for me, but you might want to look at that one as well.
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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    Longines Conquest/Hydroconquest in 39mm is worth looking at too.

    Top of the budget, you could get a used Bremont Solo 37:

    Bremont Solo SOLO-37/SI Watch | Watchfinder & Co.

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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    Think about what you find annoying on a watch. I my case I have always liked the clean lines of Damasko watches but I would never buy a day-date watch. Do cut off numbers bug you?, they have a long history but are unacceptable to me.
    The Alpinist suggestion is a good one, sapphire, 200m water resistance, sunburst dial with date and a well finished case.
    The green version is a tad rebellious and the compass is useless but the cost is such that it leaves room for one to experiment.
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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    Sinn 556. Wears very nicely, extremely versatile, high quality.
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    Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    In your price range, the world is your oyster. Sinn and Damasko both have great offerings in that size and price range, with the Sinn being a little dressier. Christopher Ward has some great options too, not to mention Ball, Longines and Hamilton. As a general rule, Swiss movements will outperform Japanese movements in that price range, so I’d probably go that way.







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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    I’ll third the Sinn 556 though all the Sinns and Damaskos are worth looking at.

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    Re: Inspiration Needed - the perfect everyday watch 40mm?

    Which Tag do you own? The 40.5mm Aquaracer is a great one in my opinion. The WAY211X series. I use to own one and plan on buying it again (dont have anymore for reasons not my own). Or if you want something a little more dressy, try the 3 handed Tag Carrera calibre 5. The top of that budget you could also get a Seamaster 300 grey market. The Seamaster is not my cup of tea but I think it is well respected and well made.

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