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    Looking for everyday wear chronograph

    This is my first post but I have been a lurker here for the last three months. This forum and other websites has been extremely informative on purchase of my first real watch: JLC MUT Moon 39. I love the watch and all but I kind of look ridiculous wearing it casually. I split my time between office and field work and chronograph function will be heavily used for work. Budget is around $10,000USD. I already considered JLC's own chronograph but I don't want to be stuck on one brand. My preferences for it to be stealthy enough but for others to not expect it to be worth $10k and case to be made of titanium (but it doesn't HAVE to be titanium). Being stealthy rules out brands like: Rolex, Omega, and Breitling. Watch should be preferably between 36mm-40mm but I can deal with anything up to 42mm.

    Thanks in advance for any guidance any of you can provide.
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    Re: Looking for everyday wear chronograph

    VC Overseas Chronograph / AP RO Chronograph for roughly ~12k. If those don't strike your fancy then perhaps an IWC Portuguese Chronograph (41mm) which retail for roughly 7k.

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    Re: Looking for everyday wear chronograph

    I....I don't know what to say. Most of these thread's budgets have at least 2 decimal places missing, LOL!
    10 grand....hmmm....If you have a JLC master, surely a Zenith el-primero is calling your name?

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    Good luck with the hunt!
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    Re: Looking for everyday wear chronograph

    Quote Originally Posted by woodsworth View Post
    VC Overseas Chronograph / AP RO Chronograph for roughly ~12k.
    I assume you are talking used since that is the price for the three hander OS and RO, the chronos new are in the $17k range.

    The IWC Portofino and Portuguese are nice but both on the large end of your spectrum and steel.

    I can't recall any titanium chronos at that price range but I am sure they exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    I assume you are talking used since that is the price for the three hander OS and RO, the chronos new are in the $17k range.

    The IWC Portofino and Portuguese are nice but both on the large end of your spectrum and steel.

    I can't recall any titanium chronos at that price range but I am sure they exist.
    Thank you- I forgot to mention those were preowned prices for the VC/AP.

    And yes, the Portuguese Chronograph is 41mm and steel. I'm unsure as to why the OP specifically wanted titanium, but the steel Portuguese Chrono isn't a heavy watch at all, if that helps him make his mind up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsworth View Post
    I'm unsure as to why the OP specifically wanted titanium, but the steel Portuguese Chrono isn't a heavy watch at all, if that helps him make his mind up.
    Less shinny, more durable, and lighter. IWC Portuguese are right up my alley. Any others contenders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moloch View Post
    Less shinny, more durable, and lighter. Any others contenders?
    Significantly less than your budget but Sinn makes the 103 (and maybe others) in titanium in several iterations.
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    Re: Looking for everyday wear chronograph

    IWC make titanium chronos in their Ingeniuer line but they're biggish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    Significantly less than your budget but Sinn makes the 103 (and maybe others) in titanium in several iterations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    IWC make titanium chronos in their Ingeniuer line but they're biggish.
    Thank you. Looks like I'll be busy going to all the AD to look at some watches. One thing that's pulling me to IWC's way is that my JLC AD also carries IWC. I got a fair deal on JLC but the sales guy told me he will give me even better deal on any future watches.
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    I have no idea about titanium but for chrono, i think Ulysse Nardin - Marine Chrono looks nice

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