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    Quality casual watch suggestions

    Hi, I'm having real trouble finding a casual watch that I can wear with jeans, t-shirts, jumpers etc and would appreciate any suggestions.

    i like relatively classic looks and nothing too ostentatious, I can find several quality dress watches that I love, e.g. Nomos, Dornbluth and Zenith watches but struggle to find the same quality for a more casual style of watch I can wear at weekends etc.

    i have up to £3000/$4800 to spend for a preferably new watch. However I would like something a little special and unusual and would like the watch on a leather strap. Preferably I would like to avoid the sort of brands that just order and assemble parts and stick in an eta movement etc (And I do not particularly like omega watches)

    As an example I really like the Baume and mercier capeland models, but I cannot justify the cost of the watch, do not know if the quality is there and feel it is overpriced for essentially a stock eta 7750. While I like the zenith captain central seconds and its in house movement but fear it is too formal for casual wear and that it would get put in a drawer and worn very rarely (despite enjoying looking at it).
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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    Sticking with the German theme you've got going, how about a Damasko DK12/13? Hardened polished case, in-house manual winding H 35 movement with silicon escape wheel and 52 hour power reserve. 42 mm. Here's the stunning grey dial DK13 reference, the DK12 has a black dial.

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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    I like this one:

    Jack Heuer 80th birthday Carrera Calibre 17 re-issue

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    These are slightly above your budget. List price is 4900USD but they are selling for more than that from what I can see due to the limited numbers.
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    Quality casual watch suggestions

    You are stuck in the middle at your budget. Nothing wrong at all with an Eta movement from a good company but that is what you will most likely find in your range (limitless options) If you had a little more to play with you could pick up a Navi or Transocean 01 or a used JLC Memovox.

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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    Preowned Rolex Explorer (I) 39mm should be within your reach. It is what I would go with if I were you.

    And actually, if you really did want this one on leather ( I wouldn't, but you seem to want leather) and are willing to sell the bracelet, this becomes easily within your budget. In fact, a new one could almost be within your budget by the time you factor in selling the bracelet. I would personally go preowned (should get one mint) and keep the bracelet though.
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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    I think the Zenith on a strap fits very well with jeans, t-shirts, jumpers. If the Zenith is appealing to you - gor for it.
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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    How about the Bremont Solo?


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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    I'll 2nd the Explorer I suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    Preowned Rolex Explorer (I) 39mm should be within your reach. It is what I would go with if I were you.

    And actually, if you really did want this one on leather ( I wouldn't, but you seem to want leather) and are willing to sell the bracelet, this becomes easily within your budget. In fact, a new one could almost be within your budget by the time you factor in selling the bracelet. I would personally go preowned (should get one mint) and keep the bracelet though.
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    Re: Quality casual watch suggestions

    You say you like Nomos, why don't you try their Club model? It's a more casual look.

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