Look in for my first mechanical watch!

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    Look in for my first mechanical watch!

    Hello fellow watch-fanatics,

    After wearing my Seiko Premier perpetual for over 7 years now i'm ready to look for a new love in my life.
    After being overwelmd by all the models i have narrowd it down to a classic design with a chronograph. With a budget ~10k i'm hoping you could help me a little.
    So far i like te design of the

    Zenith captain series
    Breitling transocean GMT
    JLC master control

    kind regards.

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    Member little big feather's Avatar
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    Re: Look in for my first mechanical watch!

    Have you looked at Chopard?
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    Member mchent's Avatar
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    Re: Look in for my first mechanical watch!

    Hard to beat the JLC Master Control or Master Compressor Chronos. I would also suggest you look at the Breguet Type XX Chrono (two versions: Aeronavale or Transatlantique).

    See my watch pics on Instagram: @timethief

    Current watches: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Chronograph GMT Navy SEALs, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Hometime, Seiko Prospex Spring Drive Diver, Sinn U1.

    Prior watches: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (15400st), Breguet Type XX Aéronavale, Breitling Avenger Blackbird 44, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar, Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, Rolex Submariner "Hulk" 116610LV, Rolex white-dial Explorer II, Panerai Radiomir 8-day (190), Panerai Luminor (176), Omega Seamaster "Bond" Co-Axial, Omega Dynamic Chronograph, Chronoswiss Timemaster, Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver, Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Chronograph (Peking to Paris), KOBOLD Soarway Diver - Cali dial, KOBOLD Soarway Diver SEAL, MeisterSinger No. 02, Sinn UTC Diapal 757, Sinn 656, Helson Bronze Shark Diver, Universal Geneve Aero-Compax.

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    Re: Look in for my first mechanical watch!

    More off the beaten path (so maybe a bad choice as a first mechanical) I really like these Montblanc Nicolas Riussec models with their new in house movements. They're GMT chronos, I don't think I'd get them in your shoes (currently leaning toward a Navitimer myself), but if you're looking for something different :

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    On another note, I think it might be good for you to get a cheaper mechanical chrono, to make sure you like the things that it will have different than your current watch - i.e. you'll have to set the date, you'll need to wind it (either wearing it frequently for an auto, or manually for a manual wind), it won't be as accurate so will need to be set, you'll have to service it every few years for a few hundred dollars, etc.
    ​Grand Seiko SBGE033, Jaquest Droz Grande Seconde, Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, Prometheus Piranha, Orient Wingman, Zeppelin Flatline 7366-3, Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar, Epos Emotion 3390, Steinhart Ocean 2 Premium, Hamilton Khaki Field, Omega 1965 Vintage, Seiko 5 SNKK27, Seiko 1977 Vintage, Nomos Orion 38, Wittnauer 1960's Vintage, Movado SL1 Chrono, Seiko SBQK085, Cyma Le Locle, Casio Oceanus OCW-S100-1AJF

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