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Help - Any ideas for a Brown Leather Strapped / White Face / Silver Case 38-40mm Watch $3-5k?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a new watch and right now I'm leaning towards a brown leather strap, white face, and silver casing in the $3000-$5000 range (or lower if there's anything you would recommend). Moreover, my wrist is fairly small so i'm looking for case sizes that are 38-40mm.

For instance, I'm a fan of the IWC Portofino Chronograph IW391007 (http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/portofino/IW3910/) but i think the case might be too large.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
post #2 of 12
I think there is a ton of stuff, you might want to be more specific if you want a chrono or time only piece. Lots of brands are available in this price range, depending on your tastes. I'll throw this one out there because I doubt anyone else will:

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post #3 of 12
I'm assuming that you want this to be a dress watch and would recommend the Nomos Tangente. With your budget, you can get a nice brown croc/shell cordovan/whatever strap in addition to the watch itself.

The Tangente only measures 35mm, however, because it has almost no bezel, it will wear a lot bigger than 35mm as its dial should be as big or bigger than many dials found on 40mm watches.
post #4 of 12
I also like Nomos.

Aqua Terra? I like the grey dial but if you like white...



If you are partial to chronographs, then you should say so.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea i think chronographs are what i'm looking for. Works a little better on the weekends when i'm not in the work outfit. Thanks for the responses so far.

Any thoughts on Longines? For instance the column wheel chonograph in the heritage collection: http://www.longines.com/watches/heritage-collection/L2.733.4.72.2
post #6 of 12
That is a nice watch.

If you aren't opposed to used and have time, IWC Portuguese chronos can be found under 5k. It is 1mm over your size limit though.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6206663&rid=0

Also not available new is the Tag 1964 re edition. I think they are 36mm. Usually run around 2.5k.

post #7 of 12

go for a good used piece, you will get a better timepiece for less

- iwc portu. as mentioned

- rolex air king, 36mm, inexpensive for the brand , they come in many colors, and have a metal band (good when you are getting wet) and you can swap on a leather strap when you want to have leather

 

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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Tried on a few watches yesterday including the portofino and realized my size range is more likely 39cm - 41cm but can probably push to 42cm. Any other suggestions?
post #9 of 12
post #10 of 12

Or Sinn 903 :)  That's what I'm wearing.
 

post #11 of 12
IWC Spitfire maybe?

...But I have to tell you, it just sounds like you want a portofino.
post #12 of 12
Best one in my opinion, although the dial is technically more silver. Brown croc strap, comes in 39 or 40mm.

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