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    Watch recommendation

    Hey guys,

    I am sure you have heard it a thousand times before but here we go - I am looking for my first more expensive watch and I would like some recommendations. The world of watches can be quite intimidating at first, especially with hefty price tags attached to quite a few things.

    I am looking for something around(under) $2000
    I usually prefer, for lack of better words, elegance and simplicity over bulky and busy designs. I like the CONSTELLATION OMEGA CO-AXIAL 38 MM but they are outside my range.
    I'd prefer metallic band but wouldn't be opposed to a leather band.

    Thank you your help!

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    Sounds like a Seiko Cocktail man to me.
    Maybe Nomos....Bruno Sohnle maybe?
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    Re: Watch recommendation

    $2000 is arguably one of the worst price zones to buy a new watch, because the quality isn't that much better - if at all - than a watch in the $500-$1000 range. I'd suggest looking at the Seiko SARB range - you'll have to import directly from Japan, but there are specialists who make that easy, and you'll get $1000-$2000 of quality for about $600-$700, and most of the SARBs fit your spec exactly. Just do a google image search on "Seiko SARB" and then, if you like what you see, ask for advice on the Seiko forum, especially concerning which sellers to use - the right ones will handle things for you on a Japanese warranty claim if you need to make one.
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    Re: Watch recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    Sounds like a Seiko Cocktail man to me.
    ..That's the funkiest dress SARB. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a bracelet, but someone should be able to recommend one that fits if it really matters.

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    Check out some of the Casio Oceanus models as well. Some have very simple designs, are radio controlled, super lightweight titanium, and great build quality, as another option.
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    Re: Watch recommendation

    i think tissot may also have a few well below this price range that might appeal, their leloc, visodate, powermatic series are all quite elegant and simple in design and certainly well below the 2k mark. Seiko SARBS are also a good choice, especially those on metal bracelet, but the design isn't for everyone, appeals to a old guy like me but my younger colleagues think SARBS are too old fashioned.
    I want to be a ONE watch guy!!

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    Thank you guys for your suggestions.

    I really like Nomos. Zurich and Orion. Zurich is especially nice but it's 40mm - a bit too big for me. Which is good since it's also too expensive for me :)
    Do you know anything about the brand? I like that the make their own movements. The brand doesn't seem to have the mass produced/everybody has it feel of rolex/omega/breitling.
    I am going to NYC in a couple of weeks so I will actually get to see the watch in person.

    Any other suggestions in the same vein?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    Have you considered going vintage? You can find Omega constellations like this for around 500-600USD. Bracelet is very comfortable, its 36mm, has a great movement, day/date complication, and is certainly more on the side of being elegant and classic. You can of course also find them in all steel or steel with a white gold bezel. The only downside is the lack of a sapphire crystal, so you have to be careful to avoid scrapes.

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    I don't really want to go vintage. Like I said it'll be my first "big boy" watch and I'd like it to be distinctly mine. Thanks though!

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    Re: Watch recommendation

    I was quite underwhelmed by the Seiko SARB035 to be honest, honestly my Hamilton X-Wind blew it away in terms of build quality, and fit and finish. I think Seiko makes some great watches, but I also think a lot of their stuff gets built up merely because of Seiko's reputation. I knew within 30 seconds my SARB was getting immediately flipped, felt tinny, small, and all around not the quality level I was expecting.

    I definitely think you can do much, much better in the $2000 new range than a $500 SARB.
    Last edited by Mike_Dowling; October 15th, 2013 at 02:34.
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