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post #31 of 38

It's a Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer (not the limited edition version which is much larger).

 

http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/navy/navy-pioneer/H78455543


Edited by RogerP - 2/12/13 at 1:41pm
post #32 of 38

You'll obviously have to see if they meet your criteria, but off the top of my head I would look at the following watches:

-Baume et Mercier Classima

-IWC Portofino

-Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control

-Zenith Elite

post #33 of 38
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If you shop around, you can get a JLC Reverso around $3500. Admittedly, just outside your stated budget, but a much better choice than most watches in this price range. This is a tricky price point. It's easy to pay too much or not enough for something much better. If you must stay in budget, I suggest an Omega De Ville.

 

If you're really talking dollars, then I could afford a JLC Reverso (my budget is 2-3k GBP not USD), but from the pics I found on the web I see that it is square, not round. I'm looking for a round case.

 

I looked at Omega De Ville and IWC Portofino today (steel case versions), and I liked them both. Portofino is definitely more expensive - why? Is the movement better?

post #34 of 38
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After plenty of hesitation, price-checking, watch-fitting and boring my SO to death with discussing the merits of different watches, I've decided that I can't spend so much on a watch, and almost 100% settled on this model:

 

http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/collections/muehle-glashuette-watches/products/muehle-glashuette-germanika-v-m1-38-45-lb-watch-mgl-036

 

I want to get a more "utility" watch now (hence the bigger case), designed with steel in mind and not a low-cost version of a gold one, and splurge £5k+ for a high-end gold Swiss watch at some unspecified point in the future.

post #35 of 38
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After plenty of hesitation, price-checking, watch-fitting and boring my SO to death with discussing the merits of different watches, I've decided that I can't spend so much on a watch, and almost 100% settled on this model:

 

http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/collections/muehle-glashuette-watches/products/muehle-glashuette-germanika-v-m1-38-45-lb-watch-mgl-036

 

I want to get a more "utility" watch now (hence the bigger case), designed with steel in mind and not a low-cost version of a gold one, and splurge £5k+ for a high-end gold Swiss watch at some unspecified point in the future.

 

 

I think you're making a great choice, especially given the decision calculus. For the price, in your shoes I might have gone for Baume et Mercier, but my taste may very well be different from yours. 

 

Anyway, good luck and enjoy your new watch. 

post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by katastrofa View Post

After plenty of hesitation, price-checking, watch-fitting and boring my SO to death with discussing the merits of different watches, I've decided that I can't spend so much on a watch, and almost 100% settled on this model:

http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/collections/muehle-glashuette-watches/products/muehle-glashuette-germanika-v-m1-38-45-lb-watch-mgl-036

I want to get a more "utility" watch now (hence the bigger case), designed with steel in mind and not a low-cost version of a gold one, and splurge £5k+ for a high-end gold Swiss watch at some unspecified point in the future.

Not a bad choice, you asked about Stowa earlier. I rate them with Mühle I'm terms of quality and you could look at the Marine Original, or an even better choice is Wempe (a Zeitmeister is a great option).
post #37 of 38

Good choice. Though I recommend you have a firm goal in mind with regard to what you're saving for. It's very easy to get into thinking that you're just x amount of money away from something even better, and then never getting anything.

post #38 of 38
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Good choice. Though I recommend you have a firm goal in mind with regard to what you're saving for. It's very easy to get into thinking that you're just x amount of money away from something even better, and then never getting anything.

 

This! Now that you've satisfied your "right now" need, you can take your time to find that big goal...that "classic" timepiece or "heirloom". Enjoy.

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