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    Question Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    I am looking for a reasonably priced annual calendar watch with day/date/month, etc. sub-dials. The watch can be quartz, solar, or mechanical. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Quartz annual or perpetual calendars are common and affordable. Execution is quite simple as well.
    Off the top of my head...Tissot Tradition Perpetual Calendar is about $260 and looks like a classical dressy watch. Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual calendar with Cal8700 is about $250 and sportier looking.

    Mechanical is a somewhat different story as complication is not an easy one.
    I'm a big fan on Zenith El Primero Annual Calendar - Captain Winsor line- available in GM for around $5-6K these are beautiful chronographs with annual calendar complication well executed.
    Slightly more budget friendly and with a traditional dress watch aesthetic are Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Annual Calendars that are available in GM for $4-7K range. These are executed in a same design language as JLC at significantly lower price.
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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Love the Zenith.




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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    The OPs Month sub-dial request gives pause.
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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Wow, that Zenith is incredible. I'm not a fan of blue dials, but in this case it's gorgeous. The Zenith gets my vote, cost permitting.
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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Love the Zenith Triple Date Moonphase, as like a poorman's Patek 5970, but I guess it depends on your definition of "affordable"

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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Quote Originally Posted by osamu View Post
    Love the Zenith Triple Date Moonphase, as like a poorman's Patek 5970, but I guess it depends on your definition of "affordable"
    It is beautiful, but unlike Captain Winsors posted above, this one is not an annual calendar. Just a triple calendar.
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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    If reasonably priced is $500 +- then quartz watches like the Eco Drive models from Citizen are your best bet. The Zenith is a lovely watch but probably outside your undefined budget.


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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase lists for $3k. Not sure if it's a triple or annual, tho. Their calendar watches are, by and large, about the lowest cost mechanicals.

    Otherwise, solar quartz with RF is likely going to give you more options. I can't recall any Seiko models that actually show all the calendar elements. Casio and Citizen are likely better places to look. What worries me, tho...Citizen seems to do either world time (with all that busyness), or chop the heck out of the dial. The watch John MS shows, isn't that unusual, if I recall the catalog. The dials on their complication pieces are...choppy, IMO.
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    Re: Looking for Reasonably Priced Annual Calendar

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase lists for $3k. Not sure if it's a triple or annual, tho. Their calendar watches are, by and large, about the lowest cost mechanicals.
    Those are just triple calendars, not annual. In general, you won't find a mechanical annual calendar from a Swiss or Japanese brand cheaper than ~$5K (as noted above with the Zenith and MB models).
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