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    Suggestions for a similar watch

    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:

    - 36mm
    - 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:

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    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?
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    Re: Suggestions for a similar watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    I'm taking a hard look at what I own so I'm in the process of getting rid of around 3/4 of my watches. One thing I want to add is an understated, wear-anywhere piece:

    - 36mm
    - 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:

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    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?
    I thought Oris did do 36mm versions of the Classic Date or have they all been superseded already? You mention vintage so maybe it's worth looking for an old Oris if the current one is just that 1mm off.

    I'm after one of these myself but they are rare and get snapped up very, very quickly.
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    Re: Suggestions for a similar watch

    Royal Orient WE0031EG, or one of the older versions. 35mm, hand-wind, under $1,500, you're welcome.

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    Also, you sold your Seiko SD GMT and you're a crazy man
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    Re: Suggestions for a similar watch

    Nomos Orion or sportier Tangente..preowned ? Maybe a Stowa Antea

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    Re: Suggestions for a similar watch

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    Last edited by Bwana1; August 4th, 2014 at 03:36.
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    Doxa 800TI Pro & 600T Pro & DivingStar
    Damasko DA45 & DA36 & DC56
    Muhle Glasutte SAR
    Citizen PMT56-27"Tough" & PMU56-23"Ray Mears"
    Marathon GSAR
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    Omega SMP & 120m Baby Ploprof & AT 2500 & AT Railmaster
    Tutima DI300 & Pilot FX--Oris BC Regulator--Aquadive BS100 Bronze
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    Re: Suggestions for a similar watch

    If it has to be 36mm/silver and on the sport side I'm kinda stumped. Maybe a used Nomos Club?
    Or maybe haunt the Japanese auctions for one of these?



    A bit of a rarity though, even on Yahoo Japan.
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