Iíve been looking for a dress watch (hand winding, 33mm-36mm, <10mm thin, light dial with good detail) under £2000. Above this, and Iíd jump up to 34mm JLC Ultra Thin. The watch is as a gift from my late grandmother from some money that sheís left me.
Iíve narrowed it down to a vintage 36mm 18ct IWC cal. 89 or a 35mm Nomos Orion. The IWC is currently winning, its got buckets of vintage charm, and reminds me more of my nan. My concern is how the finishing would compare with a modern watch like the Nomos. Does anyone have first hand experience with these? Either one would be a forever watch, so resale isnít relevant. With this in mind, which is more timeless? Availability of parts in the future is also important.
The Nomos I would wear more than the IWC, but I also appreciate the excitement that goes along with keeping something for special occasions (from dinner dates to weddings).
Other suggestions are also appreciated
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