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    Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Hello everyone,

    First of all, this is my first post in this community, i must admit i liked this place very much. There is a lot of people here willing to help each other.

    I have a question about choosing a watch. i have up to 2000$ budged. Im looking for over 45 mm and automatic movement watches. Also looking mostly sporty or casual dress watches. i kinda find straps better instead of bracelets, i think they look more casual and sporty to me . This is going to my first serious watch so im pretty exited. I hope i told you guys enough information. If not i can answer any questions.

    i also wonder would it be a better start to get used watches? I like the grand carrera style but its way over my budget. I guess even used ones are way over my budget. :)

    Anyways, i hope i had a chance to explain my thoughts for what im looking for.

    Every comment every suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    The Breitling Superocean Heritage 46mm.

    The Omega Planet Ocean should meet your criteria as well.






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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemaniac40 View Post
    The Breitling Superocean Heritage 46mm.

    The Omega Planet Ocean should meet your criteria as well.





    Thanks a lot for your reply. However, i think both watches are close to 3K $. I like the planet ocean tho, i wish i could have it :)

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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Quote Originally Posted by intimate View Post
    Thanks a lot for your reply. However, i think both watches are close to 3K $. I like the planet ocean tho, i wish i could have it :)
    You would be surprised what you can find on the pre-owned market.


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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Get a pre-owned Ebel Le Modulor ... Omega PO and Breitling SOH are great choices for pre-owned watches as well!
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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Love the Omega PO.

    How about a Ball aviator? 46mm, auto, tritium, strap, less than $2K.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    For your first serious watch I would recommend something Swiss Made, just because it has more cache (Ball, Oris, Longines, Hamilton could work). But if you're willing to get something Japanese, the Seiko Ananta automatics could work:





    I'm pretty sure both of these can be had under your budget and they do represent great value. They are big watches at 46mm (fits your requirement), and the workmanship on the Ananta case is pretty exquisite and unique. Here's a picture of my spring drive model (same case/strap) that shows off the case a little better than the stock Seiko pictures:


    I think the best thing to do is to go out and check out watches within your budget to see what appeals to you. Have fun!
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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    @HomerJ - I liked the Ball aviator... Looks like one of my future style watch. Although i cant find any price on amazon for ball. (any kind of ball)

    @GX9901 - that seiko has an amazing look but i think i am too obsessed with Swiss movements and brands even knowing that Japanese brands making good quality watches

    So far i liked Omega PO and Ball aviator 46mm... IWC has good watches too but very expensive.

    about elitedealseeker.com , is there any thread that tell you how to buy a pre-owned watches?

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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    If you like chronographs, you can get a quality NOS (new old stock) or pre-owned Ebel cal. 137, or a Zenith El Primero (if you're really lucky) for under $2000. If you're a fan of the "diver" style look for pre-owned Zenith de Lucas.

    Ball, Mido, Oris, Muhle and Nomos (in-house movements, but dressy) are all nice choices for under $2000 ...

    Should probably also add Sinn, Guinand, Tutima, Fortis and Damasko to that list.
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    Re: Looking for a new watch. My budget 2000$

    Welcome to wus mate. Have you considered a tag aquaracer auto, @44mm & auto with a cool case design and @ 300m water resistance. The breitling suggested by my good mate lemaniaco is an outstanding opt as breitling pieces are built like tanks and very water resistant.
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