I'm selling off a large chunk of my collection to help fund my wedding/honeymoon and I'm looking for a pilot's watch to fill somewhat of a void.. My budget is $1500, pre-owned or new. Here are a few of the options I'm looking at, of course other recommendations are appreciated:
Sinn 856 UTC or non-UTC - love the technology and pre-owned prices are not too steep, also love the large numbering
Damasko DA36 - Again the technology is impressive, especially for the price and aesthetically pleasing
Omega Dynamic Chronograph or non-chrono - Interesting designs and Omega is my favorite brand
Alpina Manufacture Startimer - Manufacture movement, but size may be an issue
Stowa Fleiger Type A - An extremely versatile design and of course the history is outstanding
It's my understanding that the Sinn, Damasko and Stowa are going to have similar grade ETA/Sellita movements. The Omega Caliber will be an ebauche movement and the Alpina features the FC manufacture movement. The difficult thing for me, as a watch enthusiast is to decide on whether to go with aesthetics over technology/grade of movement or vice versa. IMO the Alpina is gorgeous especially with the anthracite dial, but as I've stated it's size may pose an issue.
So let's hear it.. What would you pick and WHY?