Hey guys. Long time lurker, been looking for an everyday watch that will get me through the next 5-10 years. I wear a G-Shock with t-shirts and when working out, so I'm looking for something more smart to wear with polo shirts, button-down oxfords, and the occasional suit.
I have a small wrist, so I want a case size of less than 40mm.
I prefer tabs to numbers on the face.
I'd like a durable movement. I'm a klutz and my watch will probably get dinged up.
Date window, please.
White or black face. Open to gilt hands. Bracelet preferred, but I'd like to be able to throw it on a NATO every once in a while.
Lume is prefered, but not required. I'm open to divers and chronographs, provided they fit the requirements above.
My ideal for a while was the MKII Kingston, but the price on those has become quite inflated.
Can you guys recommend watches at $500, $1000, and $2000? I'm looking at a Grand Seiko quartz at $2000, but I'm open to others as it's a touch more formal than I'm looking for.
My previous watches:
Riki Watanabe Alba AAAA101 on a black NATO strap. (37mm)
Seiko Daytona Chronograph. (39mm)
Casio G-Shock GW-M5600.