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    Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Okay watch ninjas, I am looking for a manual wind - not automatic - with an exhibition back, I prefer 40mm or less, my budget is under $400. I like the face of the Cherwell by the Marloe Watch Co., but I find the movement visible through the back too busy. Love the view of the Nomos hand winds and the Glashutte Men's Sixties hand wind.

    Anybody have any ideas?

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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    I would target watchrecon searches by movement such as peseux or Unitas. The peseux that nomos are based on tend to fit 35-38mm watches, whereas the Unitas is 40mm+

    $400 is tough though.
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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Thanks!

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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Yeah, it's gonna be very tough. $400 mechanical is largely the territory of Seiko NH3x and 4R, and Miyota 82xx...which are autos.

    Check Christopher Ward's sales, tho. Malvern Slimline is a Sellita handwound. Might be in your budget, might be close enough that you can stretch. Might all be gone.......but hey, can't hurt to look.

    The ETA 280x movements are handwound, too...so check Hamilton. WatchBase is showing some Khaki Field use these.
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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    The Hamilton Field Mechanical is a great option for a cheap hand-wound, but alas it does not have a display back.

    The Seagull ST-19 is a hand-wound chronograph that's really pretty to look at:
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    The one above is a Seagull 1963, which is within your budget. Beware, though, that these movements have had quality issues. :/

    Finally, the Poljot 3133 is another hand-wound chrono that's a treat to look at, but they are getting harder to find as I guess they've stopped making them.

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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    If you don't mind Asian movements you should check out Wilk Watch Works. E.g.:



    Or Tisell:





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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Tough to beat the Sea-Gull 1963 (mentioned above) in your price range.

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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Yes seagull 1963 (pic of my panda below). You can get it for around $200, it wears quite nicely and looks great.






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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    I have been looking at the 1963, it is definitely in the running. Thanks for the tip about Wilk Watchworks - I had not heard of them before!

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    Re: Seeking recommendation for manual wind watch

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    Yeah, it's gonna be very tough. $400 mechanical is largely the territory of Seiko NH3x and 4R, and Miyota 82xx...which are autos.

    Check Christopher Ward's sales, tho. Malvern Slimline is a Sellita handwound. Might be in your budget, might be close enough that you can stretch. Might all be gone.......but hey, can't hurt to look.

    The ETA 280x movements are handwound, too...so check Hamilton. WatchBase is showing some Khaki Field use these.
    Good call on the CW Slimline. I recently picked one up and it is a real beauty. It was only $315 during the most recent sale!
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