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    In search of inspiration

    Hi All, big fan of the forum. First time poster.

    I'll cut to the chase. I'm looking for some inspiration for my next watch purchase to celebrate(all being well) the birth of our son in October. One day hopefully in the distant future I plan to pass the watch on so I'm looking for something that ill be able to continue to wear into later life, something not too delicate to be worn everyday and finally something understated.

    Currently thinking Omega or Tudor but I'd like to explore other ideas with you help please.

    If there is any more info that would help support my query let me know.

    All ideas very gratefully received.

    -Wrist width 7" not a big fan of larger watches
    -Budget <£5k
    -Would prefer(not essential) to buy new to avoid surprises
    -always been interested in date pointer and moonphase complications
    -not a massive diver fan
    -for context I own a couple of seikos(sarb 17 and sarb 33) and a G-Shock(5610) currently. Pics attached.

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    Re: In search of inspiration

    Pointer date and moonphase: Oris and Frederique Constant offer some nice models.

    A bit different but still a pointer date, somehow: Glashütte Original Senator, worthy to commemorate your son‘s birth.

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    Re: In search of inspiration

    Pointer date and moonphase... you can get a JLC Master Calendar for that? If you buy from a reputable seller, of course. It's a pretty timeless design there.

    Do bear in mind that these complications usually bring a very dressy, classical look; on the one hand, it might age well, since it already feels aged (to me anyhow), on the other hand, the model might be a bit less universal and you would wear it less...
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    Re: In search of inspiration

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Pointer date and moonphase: Oris and Frederique Constant offer some nice models.

    A bit different but still a pointer date, somehow: Glashütte Original Senator, worthy to commemorate your son‘s birth.

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    Thanks stuffler,mike that Glashütte looks a real contender and very much in the timeless category for me. Never seen this model before. Much appreciated. Pointer date or moonphase complications were not essential but always intrigued me purely from a mechanical rather than functional perspective. Again many thanks

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    Tudor 58 is being released the year the little guy is born and is going to be a smash hit. You and he will never have to wonder how old the watch is and it will always look amazing.

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    Re: In search of inspiration

    As mentioned, FC makes a very nice moon phase with pointer date. Well under your budget.

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    Re: In search of inspiration

    Baume & Mercier doesn't get nearly enough love on this board. They're part of a group now, but they represent a grand old name in watchmaking with tons of heritage and some really classic, timeless styling. They make a lovely Clifton moon phase that would probably work well for you. Longines is in the same category.

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    Re: In search of inspiration

    Quote Originally Posted by irprof View Post
    Baume & Mercier doesn't get nearly enough love on this board. They're part of a group now, but they represent a grand old name in watchmaking with tons of heritage and some really classic, timeless styling. They make a lovely Clifton moon phase that would probably work well for you. Longines is in the same category.

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    Thanks for the suggestion irprof I'll check out the range in more detail. Definitely ticks all the boxes. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedingblue View Post
    As mentioned, FC makes a very nice moon phase with pointer date. Well under your budget.

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    Thanks for the suggestion BleedingBlue. Love the combined date pointer and moonphase. Very original. Cheers

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