So I've been searching archived threads and looking around at internet sellers and have come to ask for some advice to see if there are any options I've missed.
What I'm looking for:
First off, I need to be able to buy two of whatever is recommended. One for me and one for my spouse. Sales forum posts, while greatly appreciated, might not be completely relevant given my need for 2 watches. I'd rather buy used, but oh well.
Diameter: between 40-42mm
Case: Steel (brushed or polished)
Strap: Leather pref as her wrists are small, but bracelet can work too.
Dial: No colour preference.
I'd like something on the dressy/classy side of the dress/tool divide, though I know it's a subjective line to say the least. I think the Sinn 103 St is about as 'toolish' as I'd like to go.
I prefer not to have roman numerals.
Complications are cool but not mandatory. PR, Chrono, Second Time Zone, regulator, Date...etc.
I'd also like something a little off the beaten path. While I like Omega (many of which meet this criteria) I think I'd like something a little more esoteric. I've been looking at some german watches which I've liked. This is to be a 'special' watch so timelessness and quality are key as well.
Fit and finish are important, aethetics can be a little 'left of centre' if need be (I like the ML Pontos Decentrique and some regulators)
My budget, per watch is $2000. I appreciate any and all help friends, Cheers!