Looking to add a second watch to my collection. Currently have a 2009 Omega PO (2201.50) that is my daily wearer.
Want something dressier but with some versatility and I am okay with dress watches while more casually dressed. Preowned is fine and most probable as per my budget.
Prefer something with a little thickness say 12mm to 14mm tops. 40-42mm works best for my flat 7.5 inch wrists.
Budget range is $3500 - $4500 USD
Down to about three options. Though yes suggest others.
1. Breitling Transocean Chronograph 43mm
Can find this for $3800 preowned today.
Vintage looks that dresses up nicely
B01 in house movement that is well regarded
100M water resistance is nice
Bit thicker than I'd like
2. Omega Aqua Terra 41.5mm
A new unworn one is available for $3600 right now.
Partial to the silver dial with gold hands that is no longer produced.
Nice movement - already happy with 2500 and the one I am considering is the Master 8900 version.
I have a great regard for Omega
A bit too sporty looking. Wish it had standard markers not triangular and slimmer hands not the big Seamaster ones.
3. Jaeger LeCoultre Master Hometime
This is the discontinued version that is asymmetrical in design.
A 10 yr old version is available in Canada (bonus for me, private seller no tax) for $4600 USD.
JLC has a great reputation and the movement is probably the best of the options
Soft secondary market compared to some brands make it a solid value
Second time zone is practical
Most dressy and perhaps least versatile.
Thanks much for any feedback or other suggestions.