My 6 month search for my first significant watch has really evolved and I think has come down to two. The Sinn 203 ST is the watch that I keep coming back to. I love that it is an elegant chrono but yet a very functional tool watch. $2,020 from Watchbuys on black leather strap:
However, I have found Guinand (there is something about Helmut Sinn's watches that speaks to me). The 40.50-4 with the bezel removed I think would be stunning. It would have a very clean face and the movement through the display case-back is something else (see ahkeelt's review https://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/guin...es-753096.html). It would be about $500 less than the Sinn. Essentially this dial:
With this case:
What do you think?