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    Question Watch suggestions please

    I want to buy myself a decent watch, and I'd value any suggestions for makes/models to consider, to meet what I would have thought were some fairly easily satisfied criteria but which don't seem to be met by anything I ever see when browsing shop windows...
    • Fairly chunky (I like Oris, for example).
    • Stainless steel case & bracelet.
    • Day & Date.
    • No minor dials, pointers, knobs or buttons.
    • Simple rotating bezel - not a Tachymetric one.
    • Reasonably classic design, overall. I'm not a boring stick-in-the-mud, but I don't want it to look dated in 5 year's time
    • Only regular water resistance needed - I don't even swim, let alone dive, but I don't want to have to take it off to do the washing up.
    • Preferably no more than £500-600.
    • Preferably mechanical automatic.
    For example - if this had a rotating bezel it would tick every box:



    TIA.

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    If you want a rotating bezel, I guess that means a diver. You like Oris, so what an Oris TT1 diver? Or in the same price range, perhaps a Stowa Prodiver?
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric L. View Post
    If you want a rotating bezel, I guess that means a diver. You like Oris, so what an Oris TT1 diver? Or in the same price range, perhaps a Stowa Prodiver?
    The Stowa Prodiver has no day/date indication. I'd just google for ETA 2832-2.

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Ah Mike, I missed that.

    Diver with day-date. How about a Fortis Marinemaster.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Two thoughts -

    You might want to look at Seiko 5 watches. They are pretty well below your price cap (which will leave you with some additional pocket money!) I believe all Seiko 5s are automatic and shock resistant, and most are rated to 100m. Most Seiko 5 watches have day and date (some have day only). You can find some with bezels and there are a few with numerals on the dial. The Seiko 5 pictured below is model SNZE13K1.

    I would also suggest you also take a look at Hamilton King Khaki collection. The 'King' indicates that the day is featured on the dial (along with the date). Auto and Quartz models are available. The 'Scuba' version (pictured below) has a bezel. IMHO the dial is very distinctive without being too busy. And the watch can be had for ~400 USD.
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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    I'd recommend an Enzo!
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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric L. View Post
    Ah Mike, I missed that.

    Diver with day-date. How about a Fortis Marinemaster.
    Do they do more than one by that name?

    Only there's a bit of a snag with the only one I could see on their website...



    Quote Originally Posted by pekim View Post
    No minor dials, pointers, knobs or buttons.

    Can't see that it shows the day, either.

    Or are you talking about an earlier model?

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Just GIS "Fortis Marinemaster" - you'll find the one I am talking about.

    Oh never mind. I GIS'd this one up:



    Quote Originally Posted by pekim View Post
    Do they do more than one by that name?

    Only there's a bit of a snag with the only one I could see on their website...






    Can't see that it shows the day, either.

    Or are you talking about an earlier model?
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Ah - my apologies - I didn't follow the link on their website - the one I showed is what pops up when you just hover over the Marinemaster link here: http://www.fortis-watch.com/en/collection/index.html

    I like the look of the white face one....

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    Re: Watch suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_x View Post
    I'd recommend an Enzo!
    Very nice.

    No day though.

    And I fear it's probably considerably more than £500-600....

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