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    Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    I am considering adding a daily wear watch to my collection which I plan to always keep between 3-4. (I am usually pretty gentle with my watches so I'm not calling a beater)

    Having a tough time finding some good options.

    MUST HAVE
    - Should be able to dress up and down (casual sport setting to business casual)
    - budget $2000. Ideally would like to stay below $1500
    - Manual wind (would like to nicely wind it myself every morning)
    - Display back (the best looking movement my money can buy with other criteria)
    - Date
    - Central seconds
    - Atleast 50M Water resistance
    - case size 38-42 (my wrist is 7"). I don't like wearing big watches
    - Lume
    - Clean dial

    GOOD TO HAVE:
    - 5 year complete service cost ~$300 (don't want to spend more than 15%)
    - Quickset date
    - Swiss or German only
    - weight <100 grams (with strap.. I don't usually wear bracelets)




    I have the following watches I like and are thinking though they don't fit all my criteria:
    - Stowa flieger no logo date ( problem is 2801 movement is sold out and the unitas has no date or central seconds option). I have a fascination for aviation.
    - Nomos club datum (dosent have Lume or quickset date, central seconds and it's just a bit above budget)

    like simple and unique watches that exude quality and finesse. Can you recommend some options that I should consider.

    ps: the other watches in my collection (Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro Blue and Victorinox alliance black dial/SS)
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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    This one fits every criteria except the quickset date and it is under $150



    Specs and pic of display back
    http://www.uhrenarmband-versand.de/U...rrenuhr-T.html
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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Nomos tangente or stowa antea would work, they wear bigger than their size. Might be harder to dress down though.

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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rag View Post
    Nomos tangente or stowa antea would work, they wear bigger than their size. Might be harder to dress down though.
    I did consider them. The issue is that Nomos only has small seconds and no quickset date. The Tangente 38 datum comes to $2780 which is way above my budget.

    Stowa Antea offers only handwind movement with small seconds no date so it's not a option that checks all the must have criteria.

    Any other options.?

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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    That must have requirement for a display back is sure as hell zapping some killer choices mate!
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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ssultan View Post
    That must have requirement for a display back is sure as hell zapping some killer choices mate!
    Please do make suggestions without display back in the end I might have to make some trade offs anyway if I can't find one that meets all the criteria.

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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Hi
    with display back, but i don't know about lume



    check it here Davosa Watches: Collection

    Best regards
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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Longines Legend Diver.

    A respected brand with a history. 42mm size. Classic design that can be dressed up and down. 300m water resistance. New model comes with date. No display back though.












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    Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchNRolla View Post
    Longines Legend Diver.

    A respected brand with a history. 42mm size. Classic design that can be dressed up and down. 300m water resistance. New model comes with date. No display back though.
    The legend diver is a beauty - had my sights on it for a while. Trade off is the display back as you pointed out as well as its not a manual movement but great suggestion.

    Let's see what other nice recommendation the rest of the community has to offer.
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    Re: Need your recommendation <$2000 daily wear watch

    I'd also suggest the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver which is one of the nicer "Dressy Divers" in it's price range.












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