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    Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    I am looking for an automatic dress watch in the $500 to $1000 range but am a total novice to watches other than a dozen or so Gruens, Hamiltons, and an Omega inherited from the maternal grandfather. I tend to like watches about 34mm to 40mm at the absolute most, 36mm to 38mm prove the best. I like Hamilton and Longines. Anyone willing to offer a novice advice?

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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    Have a look at the SARB033/035 watches. They're at the lower end of your price range but IMHO are well worth looking at.

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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    Tissot Visodate, Hamilton, Oris, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant.

    Those should keep you busy. Take a look and see what you like in those. Then buy the Visodate. :)

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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    Tissot Visodate, Hamilton, Oris, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant.

    Those should keep you busy. Take a look and see what you like in those. Then buy the Visodate. :)
    Can't fault Rfortson's logic - the Visodate is a first rate watch.

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    I post this one because you said automatic, but I'd prefer the Antea KS, which is manual wind.
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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

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    I post this one because you said automatic, but I'd prefer the Antea KS, which is manual wind.
    I was thinking the same exact thing, but yes, I'd go for the Antea KS instead, too. It's not very dressy as is, but on a croc, gator, or lizard skin strap, it would work as a dress watch.

    Otherwise, I suggest Frederique Constant. Or a Seiko SARB 033 or 035 on leather.
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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    Junghans Max Bill. Super classy.



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    Re: Recommendations for Automatic Dress Watch $500 - $1k Range

    1k and slightly above gets you some very nice Longines dress watches and in the size range you are looking for. Hamitlon and Tissot tend to make larger, thicker watches, dont quite have the class of the Longines IMHO.

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