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    Struggling To Find A Watch

    Hi All,

    I've been a lurker for while but finally registered because I need your help.

    I am turning 21 next week and am looking to expand my humble collection (Certina DS First (2010), Fossil FS 4387, Casio W-756, Casio GWM-5610-1BJF) with a mechanical/automatic watch.

    My budget is within a flexible range of ~900 USD (+/- 300). I have exhausted my search finding nothing to truly love within the particular range.

    I have found I prefer small to medium dials (<42) and prefer watches that do not wear large. I don't mind complications but they are not necessary considering the price range.

    Thank you and I look forward to your suggestions.

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    What would be your preference? Pilot, dress, diver....

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    This might fit in your collection, only 750 MSRP, 40 mm (also in silver dial), has some vintage/racing vibe to it.
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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    I'm not picky regarding whether they conform to a style.
    But I prefer divers that are slightly dress-y and dress watches that are equal parts function and form. I've never actually owned or worn a pilot, though I love the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph (Sadly I'm not a huge fan of the Stowa Flieger).

    Hope that helps. I will try to answer any and all questions.

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    Christopher Ward C61 Trident Pro? I consider more of a dress diver and it is 38mm.
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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/bou...t-1034170.html

    Welcome to the forum. Let the journey begin!
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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    Welcome aboard! Some good suggestions so far. Should definitely be able to find something in the boutique list above. Good luck and let us know what you end up getting!
    Rolex Submariner
    Zenith Chronomaster XT Open El Primero

    Omega Seamaster James Bond 007 Limited Edition
    Kobold Comanche
    Helson Sharkmaster
    Sinn U1
    Alpina Extreme Diver

    Maurice Lacroix Miros
    Ball B&O First Mile

    Edox Classe Royale Open Heart Automatic
    Shinola Brakeman 46

    Luminox 3000 Navy Seal Diver
    Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub
    Seiko Black Monster
    Citizen Ecozilla
    Deep Blue Sunray Diver 1k
    and various other makes and models

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    If you're willing to go grey market, have you looked at Oris, Alpina, Longines & Hamilton? All have nice offerings available under 1K

    Christopher Ward perhaps?

    Are you looking for a particular movement?

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    There's a ton of stuff in this price range.

    I'll throw the Intramatic out there, since I just got mine and I like it a lot (though it does wear bigger than its 38mm suggests). I've got mine on a chocolate brown calfskin strap, so it's a little more dressed-down than the stock black strap.



    The Archimede Pilot 39 is a nice mid-size and well within your budget:



    For a "dress diver," the Longines Hydroconquest is right at the top of your budget.

    Cheers,
    Ben "LBD"

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    Re: Struggling To Find A Watch

    Lots of option in that price range if you are open to pre-owned. I would study the brand first, narrow down to a few brands that resonates with you, then select the watch from that brand. With that said, Oris is a great brand as the first serious mechanical watch.
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