Great choice. I was just about to post it. Of all the new watches at any price, this is my favorite. With a new daughter, it's def. over my budget, but I love it.I like your others a lot too, particularly the mention of the Vulcain alarm. I wish Vulcain, JLC, and Tudor would all bring back their alarms in 36-38mm with really plain dials (incl. no date). An alarm is the most practical complication imo. I have an old Vulcain that I use as a backup in case of power outage.