In the pursuit of happiness I thought I would try to narrow things down by my 2 most desired complications - Grande Date and Alarm. Pieces that I love for each reason:
-JLC Master compressor Memovox or Extreme Alarm - love the style, maybe a bit less polished surfaces but...no big date
-GO Senator Observer - great big date, no alarm, might like a slight bit more sport
-Zenith Doublematic or Multicity Alarm (really like the blue black but don't need the travel time or the clutter it adds to the dial - and can't find reviews or any for sale)
As I made this list I realized that perhaps the GO Senator Diary is what I am looking for but it is over bit over budget and the dial is a bit 'less' than I would prefer.
If I could add a big date to the JLC MC Memovox and put it in a 44mm case (I have just over 8" wrist, think less than this is not in scope), its pretty close to right on.
So, any options? I appreciate any ideas!