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    Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Hi Guys & Girls, newbie alert!!!

    I'm wanting to buy my first mechanical watch, and I have some fairly specific ideas about what I want, but so far I haven't found a single watch that incorporates all of them! I've been trawling these forums as a lurker for a while, but where I live there is no broadband internet, so I'd appreciate a little help!!

    It should have:

    1) Roman numerals or "Longines" style numbers (a la second-setting watch)
    2) Day & date indication (preferably window-style 2386-2, but date pointer is also an option if on an INNER ring, not the outside ring of the watch face), or "Vollkalender"
    3) Have classic-looking hands
    4) Hand-wind is an option
    5) Be no more that 43mm across, no smaller than 38mm
    6) Maximum price about 3500 Euros

    The nearest I have come is the Aerowatch Phase de Lune Auto 1942, but for me it is missing minute marker dots on the outside of the face.

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    I hope somebody can help!!!

    Thanks in advance

    Rob

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Limes Pharo Vollkalender for 2395 Euro would fit the bill.

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Thanks Mike, I have already looked at the Pharo, but I would prefer the date to be on the inner ring, as on the Aerowatch, and without chrono. The Limes does look pretty though!

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Epos Emotion, almost a copy of the Aerowatch. 1500 Euro, formerly known as Epos Passion.

    Louis Erard 1931 Mondphase Vollkalender Automatic, new at Uhren Haeffner for about 1300.
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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Limes Pharo Vollkalender for 2395 Euro would fit the bill.

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    Jeez, fantastic watch! Easiest date function to read of all designs. I don't know why more manufacturers don't use it.
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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    OK thanks for the suggestions Mike, I have found at least pretty much how I would most like the face to look - see the pic of this Citizen Eco-drive

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    Nice & simple. I just can't seem to find anything like this in a mechanical version. They all seem to look like the Rolex "day-date" with the large day window, it's in vogue I guess. I know the movement exists for something like this because Fortis does a B-42 automatic day/date using the ETA 2386-2.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Wrong markers and probably not what you're looking for, but I like my Visodate (though I have the black dial):

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Nice try, thanks! That's the sort of thing, if only I could find that with roman numerals I'd be happy!

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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Here you go - gold though
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    Re: Please help me find my perfect watch!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    Jeez, fantastic watch! Easiest date function to read of all designs. I don't know why more manufacturers don't use it.
    The photo posted by mike is most likely a valjoux 7751 powerd wristwatch. This movement and layout is used by many many brands.
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