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    Recommendations on next watch

    Trying to grow my collection.

    I'm looking for some ideas on my next watch to lust after.

    Ideal criteria: $2k or less in the used market, 42-44mm, no quartz movements
    Doesn't have to be German, but I'm impressed with my last 2 acquisitions.

    Some current ideas.
    Bell & Ross 126xl - maybe the brown dial version on strap
    Omega seamaster planet 42mm on bracelet
    Stowa prodiver on bracelet
    Doxa - something with an orange or yellow dial. Not super familiar with the brand


    Here is my current collection.

    I recently acquired the stowa marine, and feel it added a must needed elegance to my (small) collection. I previously had a panerai 183, and felt like I was paying too much for the name. Looking for good quality/value pieces for the money.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    -Andrew
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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Hello Andrew,

    I like the appearance of many chronographs with two sub-dials.
    In addition to the Bell&Ross 126 you might look at the Schauer
    chronographs and new Stowa chronograph.

    When I look at your photo I think the next complementary watch
    might be chronograph with a central minute register. The most
    popular use the Lemania 5100 movement. That movement is out
    of production. Only Tutima still has a stock of new movements
    and still sells new chronographs. However, used watches by
    Tutima, Sinn, Revue Thommen, and others show up on the sales
    forum. I like the chronographs with the central minute register.
    I suggest searching those.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks,
    rationaltime

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    The UTS 1000m V2 or the Stowa Seatime Prodiver both excellent ideas for your budget. Can dress them up or down, and they both have a very different look from your current collection.

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Stowa Chrono, a wonderful watch imho.
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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Consider a vintage Omega Seamaster "Jedi". It will add just the right amount of funk to your collection. The Omega cal. 1040 (Lemania cal. 1340) is a very solid movement, on par with the Lemania cal. 5100, and more refined than the 5100 IMHO. It lives on today in the Lemania cal. 1350 guise in Ebel chronographs (Ebel cal. 137) and Breguet Type XX (in Flyback chrono form). You could also get a vintage Tissot Navigator chrono with the Lemania 1340.

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Some feedback.

    I've had my eye on UTS for a while. Actually talked a friend into buying one right after I bought my Sinn.
    I love the 3000m Ghost, but that doesn't really fit the budget right now. My next favorite UTS would probably be the 1000m GMT. I really don't need the complication, but i think the red GMT adds a nice touch to the dial.

    Official UTS photo:



    The vintage seamaster doesn't do much for me, though I see how that would bring another level of diversity to my collection.


    The Stowa Chrono looks very nice. Not sure I'm ready for the gold yet, but it's growing on me every time I see the photo!

    Official Stowa Photo:



    Schauer chronographs are another great recommendation. I really like the case design. The lighter dials with blue hands call to me, but new prices are out of my current budget (don't think I could handle the wait on a new order either). Plus they don't seem to show up often in the used market.

    borrowed photo of Schauer watch:




    Thanks again for the recommendations!

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Marinemaster 300 - forget the rest, get the best!!!

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    not knowing your tastes, you may want to take a peek at anonimo and ball - several of both brands' watches can be had within your price range in the pre-loved market. some brietling models (e.g. superocean) are available within your budget pre-loved as well.
    BALL Trainmaster Cleveland Express
    ANONIMO Cronoscopio
    LACO Pilot B Miyota
    OMEGA Speedmaster 3510.21
    SEA-GULL 1963 Re-issue
    BREITLING Navitimer A13322
    FORTIS B42 Flieger Day/Date
    ANONIMO D-Date
    LOCMAN 1970
    BALL Engineer II Moon Glow

    ANONIMO DINO ZEI Narvalo
    VOSTOK Amphibian
    OMEGA Speedmaster 3506.61.00
    BREITLING Sprint
    BENARUS Moray 4 - Model B

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Google is your friend.
    So what difference does it make, whether it's 20 minutes or 20 years, since neither amounts to the faintest echo of the tiniest whisper in the thunder of time.

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    Re: Recommendations on next watch

    Quote Originally Posted by NutellaBear View Post
    Google is your friend.
    Maybe there is a syntax there to search like this:
    SELECT * FROM GOOGLE WHERE product = 'watch' and value_for_money = 'HIGH' AND price < 2000 AND CONDITION = 'used' AND fits_current_collection = 1 AND movement_type IN ('MANUAL', 'AUTOMATIC')

    BTW, I'm looking for opinions from human, fellow enthusiasts. Thanks!

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