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    Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    Hello all!

    I'm looking for a watch with the following specification, would love any suggestions you may have:

    Under 11mm thick
    Under 40mm diameter
    Has a date window
    Very legible hands, preferably with good lume
    No chronograph
    Budget is $7K, with preferable price between $1K-$5K
    Would also prefer a hand wind vs. automatic, but realize that this may be too restrictive a criteria

    My goal is to replace my omega 2264.50 which has served me very well for the past decade. I'm a one watch type of person, so I'm looking for something that is versatile (not too sporty or too dressy, kind of like this omega).

    From a visual standpoint, I love the way the Stowa Flieger looks, super clean dial. I would love that in a manual wind, with no logo, but with date (which I don't believe exists).

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    You could get a couple for that price, or three. You don't say what style. Are you open to gray market or prefer an AD? Would you buy used? More info, please.

    A pic of a watch or two that you like but don't quite fit the bill would help, a lot.

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    If you are favorably disposed to Omega, want something versatile, not too dressy or too sporty, why not consider the Aqua Terra on a stainless bracelet with an added leather band to dress it up a bit more?
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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    Changed my mind. What about Zenith Elite:

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    I'm feeling dornblueth & sohn might be the pick here.
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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    11.7mm thick
    40mm diameter
    Has a date window
    Very legible hands, with good lume
    No chronograph
    Retail price $6700; street price about $5000
    Inhouse movement
    versatile (not too sporty or too dressy)

    ZENITH ELPRIMERO ESPADA (White dial or Black dial)

    03.2170.4650/01.M2170 (OR) 03.2170.4650/21.M2170

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    I was going to say the IWC portuguese until I saw the need for a versatile piece..

    The zenith el primero posted above gets my vote!

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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    Quote Originally Posted by dbakiva View Post
    If you are favorably disposed to Omega, want something versatile, not too dressy or too sporty, why not consider the Aqua Terra on a stainless bracelet with an added leather band to dress it up a bit more?
    I would have suggested the Aqua Terra as well, but I think the 8500 based version is 13.5mm, which is more than the 11mm the OP has stipulated, otherwise it would be perfect.


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    Re: Looking for a watch under 11mm thick, 40mm diameter, with date, no chrono, budget $7000

    Thanks for great suggestions so far. I agree that the Aqua Terra could be a perfect fit, just a tad thick for my taste but maybe that 8500 movement is worth the extra thickness.

    The Zenith El Primero Espada is looking to be a real winner though so far. Looks great, perfect size, and seems to be versatile enough for an everyday watch although it probably borders a bit on the dressier side vs sporty (at least in my eyes).

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