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I would buy that one just because of the name. I love Spitfires! biggrin.gif

 

I think you're their target demographic...

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I agree that it's less hideous that other "smart" watches.  But still more hideous then a watch. :)

 

To Mr Mezentius' question, I've tried to go through a logical search:

 

- $3000-$4500  (There are cheaper, like the Junghans,  but it seemed to me that you really wanted this to be a purchase of a certain magnitude)

 

- new

 

- respectable maker that isn't Rolex

 

- steel case

 

- 36mm-39mm in diameter

 

- a dress watch (or possibly a chrono, but no bezels etc)

 

I give you:

 

Nomos, as suggested above: the 40mm Zurich ( *love*) is very minimalist Bauhaus, but the interesting dial colours might appeal.  If not, possibly the Tangomat for more visual interest on a white dial.

 

Omega: the Constellation is very distinctive, although personally not my taste.  The Aqua Terra I like, and plenty of options in your range.  But I think the one for you might be the DeVille Prestige with the power reserve: has the interesting subdials like a chrono, but not too fussy and definitely a versatile dress watch rather than a dressy sports watch.

 

Zenith: the Port Royal, probably.  I like the blue one.

 

IWC; The Spitfire Type XVI is around at your price.  Small by IWC standards, and works both smart and casual I'd say.  Very watch-cred maker for that money.

 

Chronoswiss: interesting maker that was mentioned recently.  The Regulator is interesting, I just saw one in this price range.

 

Unless you really want a dress-ish chronograph, in which case you have the Chronoswiss Classic Chronograph, that I think is quite smart.

 

Really good summary with some not so common recommendations. 

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I think you're their target demographic...

Is that bad? frown.gif

I mean if it is this one, it looks very interesting.

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In that price range, it's this one.  No display back.

 

 

But it's an automatic IWC with a bit of personality for $4k-ish.  Like it or not, it's pretty inoffensive at least.  And small enough for a dress watch, just, at under 40mm - although I suspect it sits up a bit.

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A little Omega / Galway action:

 

 

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Megagoofy 70's Corum. I think I want one

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Not sure if this magnificent timepiece was posted anywhere between page 1 and 1855, but if it was I'm sure you all won't mind seeing it once more!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I agree that it's less hideous that other "smart" watches.  But still more hideous then a watch. smile.gif

To Mr Mezentius' question, I've tried to go through a logical search:

- $3000-$4500  (There are cheaper, like the Junghans,  but it seemed to me that you really wanted this to be a purchase of a certain magnitude)

- new

- respectable maker that isn't Rolex

- steel case

- 36mm-39mm in diameter

- a dress watch (or possibly a chrono, but no bezels etc)

I give you:

Nomos, as suggested above: the 40mm Zurich ( *love*) is very minimalist Bauhaus, but the interesting dial colours might appeal.  If not, possibly the Tangomat for more visual interest on a white dial.

Omega: the Constellation is very distinctive, although personally not my taste.  The Aqua Terra I like, and plenty of options in your range.  But I think the one for you might be the DeVille Prestige with the power reserve: has the interesting subdials like a chrono, but not too fussy and definitely a versatile dress watch rather than a dressy sports watch.

Zenith: the Port Royal, probably.  I like the blue one.

IWC; The Spitfire Type XVI is around at your price.  Small by IWC standards, and works both smart and casual I'd say.  Very watch-cred maker for that money.

Chronoswiss: interesting maker that was mentioned recently.  The Regulator is interesting, I just saw one in this price range.

Unless you really want a dress-ish chronograph, in which case you have the Chronoswiss Classic Chronograph, that I think is quite smart.

Mimo, got it right there ^


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I would buy that one just because of the name. I love Spitfires! biggrin.gif

^ This^

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No its good!

I mean if it is this one, it looks very interesting.

Great back door!

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Mezentius, this is a budget stretch, but I'm wondering if it appeals to you in terms of aesthetics.  Not as austere as the Junghans or Nomos, but pretty simple in the overall scheme of things:

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The Zenith Captain is also a very nice all-rounder: Hosting provided by FotoTime 

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Thanks, @Cleav.  I'm truly gifted at shopping with other people's money.  Having said that...I am seriously weighing a very modest addition myself, if I sign my new contract tomorrow...

 

@RogerP I think the Captain is cool too.  This would be my pick of the Omegas, though:

 

 

 

And I really was drawn to this Chronoswiss:

 

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Thanks, [URL=]@Cleav[/URL].  I'm truly gifted at shopping with other people's money.  Having said that...I am seriously weighing a very modest addition myself, if I sign my new contract tomorrow...


[URL=]@RogerP[/URL] I think the Captain is cool too.  This would be my pick of the Omegas, though:






And I really was drawn to this Chronoswiss:




Ooh great news Mimo, tough it out for the best deal with that contract. Good luck!

Mezentius, Mimo is the man, they are two great shouts too. I would pick the Chrono ^
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Thanks Cleav.  But be warned, the tie sits near the top of the SF sh!t list for tie colours:

 

Last chance to look away....

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Like the pocket square and suit combination.  Really sharp!

 

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IWC from the Mad Med era (okay, just barely):

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Love the IWCs from this period.  Very cool case shapes.  Is the bracelet original to that watch...if so very nice find.  I don't think I've seen one on a mesh bracelet before.  The few I've seen are on straps or bracelets with larger links.

 

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Megagoofy 70's Corum. I think I want one

Yes, definitely an odd piece.  I saw one in YG many years ago....which looked even worse.

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RP and Mimo are horrible horrible enablers. And I absolutely concur with their suggestions.
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Ha! I'm with Dino on this one.

What's the time on that Corum? Is it supposed to remind me of a car grill?
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Like the pocket square and suit combination.  Really sharp!

Love the IWCs from this period.  Very cool case shapes.  Is the bracelet original to that watch...if so very nice find.  I don't think I've seen one on a mesh bracelet before.  The few I've seen are on straps or bracelets with larger links.

Yes, definitely an odd piece.  I saw one in YG many years ago....which looked even worse.
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A little Omega / Galway action:

 

 

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Fabulous on both counts.

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