Mid-tier watch - any suggestions?
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  1. #1
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    Mid-tier watch - any suggestions?

    Hi all

    Would be grateful for your suggestions as to a Mid-tier watch. These are the considerations:

    1. Price of course - less than USD 2,500
    2. Automatic, no quartz. i'm not wholly opposed to manual.
    3. From a reputable brand.
    4. A classy, dress-style watch that can be worn everyday. that means probably no gold pieces.
    5. Round shape, 37mm to 41mm (max) - I have a small wrist.
    6. used is fine - so long as the condition's not too bad.

    Things i like:
    1. blue hands
    2. breguet hands are lovely.
    3. textured dials.

    Brands i like:
    1. Jaeger (but of course that's a bit out of the budget)
    2. Longines
    3. Zenith
    4. Habring2

    No Omegas, TAGs, Rolexes, Panerais - all of that.
    And sorry, no Stowas nor Nomos - I don't like the Bauhaus style, would prefer something more... fancy.

    Would any of you kind knowledgeable souls be willing to assist?

    (PS: There was a GP 4770 which was fetching a really good price but i let it slip! dang.)

    And have a happy new year.


  2. #2
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    Jun 2012

    Re: Mid-tier watch - any suggestions?

    You have just described, almost to a tee, a Frederique Constant FC-710. Search over.

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    Re: Mid-tier watch - any suggestions?

    Baume et Mercier might have something you like, too.

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  5. #4
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    May 2011
    Perth, Western Australia
    B&M I will second that, but id say oris could be your best bet. Very nice 40mm dressy watches and very affordable. Artelier range would suit you well I think
    Baume & Mercier Classima Executives 8875
    Omega Seamaster Chronograph Diver
    Tag Heuer Aquaracer quartz
    Seiko 5 Military
    Seiko 5 circa 1970s
    Baume & Mercier vintage
    Edox Supra vintage circa 1960s

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    Re: Mid-tier watch - any suggestions?

    I would take a look at Eterna. They make some beautiful watches in unique styles, and sometimes you can find a bargain. Here is an attractive moonphase chronograph for $1750:

    Eterna : Soleure Triple-Date Moon Chronograph : 8340.41.10.1175 : ETE48 : Bernard Watch Co.

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