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Daylight today.

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Go with the Explorer 114270. I'm in love with mine. It's just about perfect if you are looking for a versatile and understated higher end watch.

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@bigbadbuff

 

Automatic/manual steel watches on bracelets, priced $3-4k used with box and papers, 38-40mm, possibly sporty but mainly that don't look like a DateJust at all:

 

Chronographs:

 

Omega Speedmaster (and Speedmaster Professional)

Tudor Prince (various)

Zenith El Primero (Rainbow etc., various)

Girard Perregaux chronos (Ferrari, F1 etc., various)

Breitling Navitmer, Chronomat, Blackbird

 

 

Not (necessarily) chronographs:

 

Omega Aqua Terra

Omega DeVille GMT

IWC GST

Cartier Pasha (various), Cartier Roadster

Vulcain Cricket Classic

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Too many mention of Coke recently, so I felt obliged to post the pics of mine, circa 1999-2000. The watch I bought as a graduation gift to myself after the grad school!

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how you like it?

i just bought one last night, should have it next week.
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Would you consider a Speedy, bbb? Always a great idea, and a classic chrono.

Not as versatile obviously....more of a true sports watch, but I believe it would be a better complement to a silver-dialed Datejust.

I think it would fit your other criteria in terms of price and case thickness, and shouldn't overwhelm a 6 3/4" wrist.

That 3227 recommendation is also solid, if you can find one pre-loved for the right $$$.
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I LOVE the 36mm Explorer 1. I nearly bought one recently, but got my Omega Aqua Terra instead. I'm still torn over that one. I'll likely get the Explorer 1 at some future point.
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I LOVE the 36mm Explorer 1. I nearly bought one recently, but got my Omega Aqua Terra instead. I'm still torn over that one. I'll likely get the Explorer 1 at some future point.

pics of your Aqua Terra?

i'm going to grab one of those eventually...
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pics of your Aqua Terra?

i'm going to grab one of those eventually...

I've posted this one before:



I haven't taken another photo of it yet, but I will.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

@bigbadbuff


Automatic/manual steel watches on bracelets, priced $3-4k used with box and papers, 38-40mm, possibly sporty but mainly that don't look like a DateJust at all:

Chronographs:

Omega Speedmaster (and Speedmaster Professional)
Tudor Prince (various)
Zenith El Primero (Rainbow etc., various)
Girard Perregaux chronos (Ferrari, F1 etc., various)
Breitling Navitmer, Chronomat, Blackbird


Not (necessarily) chronographs:

Omega Aqua Terra
Omega DeVille GMT
IWC GST
Cartier Pasha (various), Cartier Roadster
Vulcain Cricket Classic

I have always liked the Speedy but do want an automatic. That watch has lost a little bit of luster for me over the years, I feel like if I was going to spend 2.5-3k for a good example, I am close in price to other things I like a lot more.

Tudor Prince/Breitling/Perregaux, not a fan.

I really like the El Primero, probably my favorite chrono in a few iterations. It's hard to find on bracelet pre-owned from what I've seen.

The Aqua Terra's are nice, I love the blue dial, but it is probably too similar to the Datejust.

The IWC has an amazing dial, I've always loved it, but the watch is a behemoth. Much too large for me.

I am a big Cartier fan for dress watches, not those particular models.

I very much appreciate the suggestions!
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Just kopped a Tissot Visodate the other day. Swapped out the band for a Hadley Roma grooved leather.


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I'm getting my first watch and I decided on the Cartier Diver, two tone. I think it's versatile enough for daily ware, but will also look good when I decide to suit up.

 

 

At the Caesar's shops today, both Tourneau and the Cartier boutique, said it would cost $10,600, non negotiable. I know these places have high overhead, but is that still just typical salesman procedure on their part? Where would I go in Vegas to get a competitive price? I found it here for $8600 http://www.chrono24.com/en/cartier/calibre-de-cartier-diver--id2662687.htm?query=cartier+diver&suchen=Search&dosearch=true&searchexplain=1&resultview=list&dosearch=true&urlSubpath=/search/index.htm


Edited by GrassFedBeef - 7/8/14 at 2:00am
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Remember there's vat etc., on imports, but the italian seller should deduct the italian vat.

Personally I would go with something else at that price point.
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Interesting reads these last pages, a bit of Rolex hating and much else to enjoy smile.gif

Reminiscing about an old friend as I look through my watch album. This Tudor Submariner 79090 was an awsome diver, with all the vintage Rolex traits at a modest price level. I bought it in the hope that it would satisfy my vintage Rolex craving. Yeah right. I would make a steeply declining drug addict. Fortunately, I only get high on worthless old steel divers. Watch is long gone, but not forgotten.

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I'm getting my first watch and I decided on the Cartier Diver, two tone. I think it's versatile enough for daily ware, but will also look good when I decide to suit up.


At the Caesar's shops today, both Tourneau and the Cartier boutique, said it would cost $10,600, non negotiable. I know these places have high overhead, but is that still just typical salesman procedure on their part? Where would I go in Vegas to get a competitive price? I found it here for $8600 http://www.chrono24.com/en/cartier/calibre-de-cartier-diver--id2662687.htm?query=cartier+diver&suchen=Search&dosearch=true&searchexplain=1&resultview=list&dosearch=true&urlSubpath=/search/index.htm

Tourneau is a terrible place to buy a watch. It's like they have a bunch of reject used car salesmen hawking watches. I wouldn't expect a good deal from them.
I'm not surprised the Cartier boutique doesn't discount either.
I've had good experiences at Roman Times across from Tourneau. I don't know if they carry Cartier though.
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