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    Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    027/3200.00 Junghans Meister Hand-Wound Watch

    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a new watch below $1,500 (and that's a hard stop). Particularly, I am interested in a simple, vintage-style dress watch such as the watch above. However, unlike the Junghans, I'd prefer an automatic (as opposed to a manual). I also like the domed glass and slim case. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by td50 View Post
    027/3200.00 Junghans Meister Hand-Wound Watch

    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a new watch below $1,500 (and that's a hard stop). Particularly, I am interested in a simple, vintage-style dress watch such as the watch above. However, unlike the Junghans, I'd prefer an automatic (as opposed to a manual). I also like the domed glass and slim case. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

    Thank you in advance!
    Look at the Junghans Max Bill Automatic, similar to the Meister but with a more vintage look and less than $1000. Available with indices or the uber cool Max Bill font, white or black.


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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    Vintage watch or vintage looking watch? Those are two very different things. For ACTUAL vintage watches, check in with the folks at the vintage watch forum. Another option is to look at your favorite current watches and investigate their predecessors. Many times, the vintage versions look much better. I'm not too keen on the Tissot SeaStar from about 2000 on, but the 1970s models look awesome.

    If you're after a vintage-looking watch, you'd be hard pressed to beat the Junghans Max Bill models. Most marine chronometers and deck watches also have a vintage feel to them.

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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    Tissot Visodate. Its a current remake of a 50's style Tissot. And well below your budget.

    Also, Mido and Rado offer current watches from their earlier styles from the 60's.


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    Stowa Partitio, Laco Vintage, Jacques Etoile Bidynator, Dugena.
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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    Why not get the real thing? Check ebay for Omega Seamaster and Constellations models. The guys in the Omega or vintage watch forums will be able to help you out with other suggestions.

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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by oklaiss View Post
    Why not get the real thing? Check ebay for Omega Seamaster and Constellations models. The guys in the Omega or vintage watch forums will be able to help you out with other suggestions.
    Exactly. You have $1500 to spend on a new watch that you want to look like an old one? Why not just get an actual vintage one? You have a big enough budget.

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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    I'd go for a vintage Longines, something like a Flagship or Grand Prize with a calibre 340. Or, if you want vintage style in a modern watch, this year Longines released a 60th anniversary 1954-2014 Conquest Heritage model.
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    Re: Looking for Simple, Vintage Watch

    As above check out the Junghans Max Bill series. Definitely vintage bauhaus styling.

    Quote Originally Posted by td50 View Post
    027/3200.00 Junghans Meister Hand-Wound Watch

    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a new watch below $1,500 (and that's a hard stop). Particularly, I am interested in a simple, vintage-style dress watch such as the watch above. However, unlike the Junghans, I'd prefer an automatic (as opposed to a manual). I also like the domed glass and slim case. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

    Thank you in advance!

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