Long time lurker here:
I am looking for my first nice watch. Looking for it to be an everyday watch but look nice enough to use when dressed up. Don't necessarily need a chrono, would like something automatic (I love the look of a nice sweeping second hand). Optimum size would be less than 40mm and as thin as possible. Budget is up to $2k.
I like a lot of the longines, but most are more than 40 mm.
I am leaning towards omega speedmaste reduced, though am concerned it may be too heavy/bulky. Also like the look of the submariners.
Not a fan of metal bands, will most likely change to a nato, leather or rubber.