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    Recommendations for a new watch

    I am on the market for a new watch, not looking for anything extravagant but would like it to be "classy". I have a Rolex GMT Master II BLNR, an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Annual Calendar and the previous generation Breitling Aerospace. I don't consider myself an avid watch collector by any means :). I would not want to go bigger than 42mm in dial size, preferably it is around 40mm.

    I am currently looking at the following so hopefully that will give you an idea as to what I am leaning toward, I am certainly open to other suggestions:

    1) Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar, 39mm
    2) Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic, 39mm
    3) Zenith, El Primero, Winsor Annual Calendar, 42mm
    4) Zenith, El Primero 410 Limited Edition, 42mm;

    Thanks!

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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    Can't go wrong with JLC
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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    your #3 is on my to get list...Zenith makes a fine watch

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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    Welcome to the forums! Both JLC and Zenith are great options; I think it really comes down to whether or not you want a dressy watch or a chronograph.
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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    I would go for option #4


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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    I like your suggestions already, but maybe also check out some IWC?

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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    What about:

    Dan.
    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
    Officine Panerai Radiomir PAM 720
    Rolex Submariner 114060 (No Date)
    Cartier Santos WSSA0010
    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    I like everything on your list and while you may not consider yourself a "collector" you are building a nice collection. IWC is a good reccemendation for similar model types. I really like the Winsor and the Geographic. Happy hunting and welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    Considering what you have right now, and out of the options above, easily the JLC Master Calendar. Not even a doubt. It is different to the others, more dressy, but still casual enough for smart-casual appearances. I would go even further on the dressy side with the JLC moon and drop the dates.
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    Re: Recommendations for a new watch

    1 or 2 are my suggestions. Both brands are great, but I personally like the look of JLC you have listed up.

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