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    Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    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.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    If you want something especially thin that's mechanical in your price range, you're probably going to want to look into handwinding watches as opposed to automatics.

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    Longines Conquest Heritage is gorgeous and 35mm. There's also the Flagship Heritage at 38mm. Both are great looking watches and within your budget.

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    the Speedy Reuced is far from heavy and bulky
    Regards Cam

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    Mido Multifort 38mm

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    B&M Classima 39mm

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    How about a Sinn 556i? German made, 38.5mm, and less than $1,100 on a leather band or a little north of $1,300 on a bracelet (although Sinn has announced a price increase effective Sept. 1). Although not as dressy as previous suggestions, I think it would look great with a suit or jeans. Worn and Wound recently did a review:

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    Tissot with a power reserve?
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    This is also under $2k at Jomashop:

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    Thanks for all the advice. I'll check them out.

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    Re: Looking for first nice watch <40mm

    If you want automatic (self-winding), I suggest you buy a pre-owned / vintage watch.

    For a new one, maybe check out Nomos. For < 2000 USD, you'll have to wind it yourself...

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