Understood. The Master Control is a good bet for versatility, but if it doesn't have enough personality, then how about this? Available used in your price range, certainly smart enough for formal wear, but flip it over and it's good enough for fighting on horseback! Certainly setting you apart from the crowd, certainly versatile, and to my mind the one, original, absolutely JLC-only watch.
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iirc correctly i tried this on. it was freaking tiny on me.