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    Need an opinion

    So, I have decided to downsize my watch collection to just two pieces. Because I find I would buy 4-5, and only wear one of them... Maybe switching the others on here and there.

    In that, I am definitely keeping my Planet Ocean XL 8500 with the ceramic bezel and orange numbers... It's just an awesome watch! And it works with anything. I just got rid of my Submariner because classic as it is... I just wasn't feeling it. I am trying to figure out something a bit more refined and classy, but that I can still rotate in on normal days, be it wearing a t-shirt, dress shirt, or sport jacket. I am considering a Nomos because I love the simplicity (I must admit I was sold on a Lambda until I saw the price!), and the in-house movement is just icing on the cake to me, but I am also considering a Speedmaster Broad Arrow (white dial, blue hands), because I've always loved the arrow style Omega hands. It's also nice to have a chrono, as I do tend to make a fair bit out use out of them. Previously I had owned two 3570.50 SMP's, but I feel the BA is a bit more relaxed and refined. I had considered long and hard the Tudor Black Shield Fastrider, even went to my AD to check one out (a first, I hate buying watches new), but I decided the lack of lume and very dark dial weren't for me (hilariously the AD saw me come up in my Red Audi S4 and kept trying to use that as a selling point for a red/black watch).

    Anyone have any other watches I should possibly consider? I'm a big fan of sapphire casebacks and in-house or highly customized movements, I just can't stand not seeing what makes my watch tick. I also have fairly large wrists... So though I love some of the Nomos I've looked at... I just can't see me pulling off anything under 40-42mm.
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    Re: Need an opinion

    Based on this I'd suggest IWC Portuguese Chrono, covers dressy/casual and size is 41 mm. But it doesn't have in-house movement or sapphire back.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToXic View Post
    I am trying to figure out something a bit more refined and classy, but that I can still rotate in on normal days, be it wearing a t-shirt, dress shirt, or sport jacket.

    It's also nice to have a chrono, as I do tend to make a fair bit out use out of them.
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    This Nomos would have a movement and caseback you like, size almost 40 mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToXic View Post
    I am considering a Nomos because I love the simplicity (I must admit I was sold on a Lambda until I saw the price!), and the in-house movement is just icing on the cake to me

    I'm a big fan of sapphire casebacks and in-house or highly customized movements, I just can't stand not seeing what makes my watch tick.
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    Re: Need an opinion

    That NOMOS Weltzeit is my current "saving up for it" timepiece. Verrrry nice.

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    Re: Need an opinion

    +1 for the Portuguese but go with the 7 Day Reserve.

    It has an in-house movement and sapphire case back.

    it's bigger than the chrono at 43mm, and thicker too.

    You can dress it up with leather or dress it down with a NATO, and it has more wrist presence than a lot of other watches out there!

    The piece is spectacular and on my grail list.

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    Re: Need an opinion

    How about this?

    - classy but versatile, check
    - chronograph, check
    - in-house movement, check
    - sapphire caseback, check
    - size 42 mm, check

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