I'm in the process of taking a hard look at what I own and have decided to get rid of around 3/4 of my watches (10 gone so far). One thing I want to add is an understated, wear-anywhere piece:
- Silver dial
- No gold or gold-tones
- Preference is hand-wind then auto
- Not too high-end. Quality-wise around $1000...give or take
- In the traditional sense, more sport than dress I suppose
The biggies are size and dial color. I really need it to be 36mm on the nose and have a "silver/silver" dial as opposed to silver/white or silver /beige. If my Oris Classic Date was a millimeter smaller it would be perfect:
It might seem weird to fuss over a millimeter, but that's where I'm at...even considering the thickness of the bezel, 35mm is a touch too small and 37mm is a touch too large.
I didn't think this would be all that hard, but it's not until I ditch the non-fancy requirement that things open up some. Omega's 2500 caliber Aqua Terra has the lead then, but does anybody have ideas or favorites in the 1K range?
One question about vintage: I don't especially like the delicate / antique feel of the vintage watches I've tried, but is something out there that has the solid feel of a modern watch feel even though it might be decades old?