After years of low dollar/volume collecting for myself, wife and daughter - I am looking to find my main daily wearer. I currently do not have anything in my collection over $1,500 so this is the piece to ultimately pass on to the next generation. I just do not seem to be able to find the one that speaks to the mind and heart.
I have had a soft spot for JLC since I read an article about the Extreme Lab 2 a number of years back and subsequently their history. So perhaps at this point I am trying to push too much to make this purchase a JLC. Below is what I think i want but cannot fully find a match for all criteria:
-Budget: Something like 5k pre-worn, would probably go $7,500 for something perfect
-Wrist: Just over 8" - it seems no one ever talks about what to put on a big wrist but always asks if a watch is too big. For me i wonder if a 41.5 like the JLC MC line is too small. It also seems hard to find a pre-owned bracelet that is not missing links and will cover my wrist
-At this point I have moved beyond the need for dress shirts and suits daily and only get that formal less than 10 times a year but it still might be nice to be able to fit under a cuff.
-No Rolex, no Breitling or Nomos
-My feeling is I would like something 60% dress and 40% sport - or maybe the other way around. I have so many divers, G-shocks, Suunto, etc. that I think it must be 60% dress but I am hard on the equipment and cannot get away from that feeling
-Does something like this exist in about 44mm x 12mm exist?
-Currently my #1 option is JLC MC Memovox or Chrono 2. Second option is GO...Sport Evo, Sport Evo Impact or Senator Observer- but read here and there that they take short cuts on unseen components and it may not have the brand weight of JLC or value in future.
Thoughts on the JLC vs GO above? Any other options that fit the need?
Any help is appreciated, Thanks!