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post #35701 of 48312

Remember Fok's "under $1k" watch competitions?  I bet you "TWAT Masters" do.  Well regardless of what you might have said then, or felt like saying, here's a simple question: 

 

"What is, in your view the best watch of any kind, that can be had easily for $1000 or so, new or mint used?"

 

N.B.  I have plans to buy one.  So your answers will probably be wrong. :)

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That's true, but I'm talking about the conditions that exist in things like fuel, cooling, hydraulic and fire suppressant systems. Also, ratings are stated in gauge pressure rather than absolute pressure, so the 1 atm at surface doesn't count.

Don't remind me. Watched this series about major plane disasters and their root cause research. One was about a 747 disintegrating in mid air. Reason was (forgot some of the details, though), the plane was held up on the ground for 2+ hours in severe heat, aircons blasting at full force inside. Once taking off something happened to the cooling system pipes crossing right on top of a main fuel tank, causing this one to explode.

Last one on WR, totally agree that any given rating should be what it says. I'm just saying it ain't. And that anyone can google.

On a totally other note, very happy new owner of a new 116520 (and she came in black). Thanks to Dino for the excellent write-up a short while ago.
She is dead accurate. I saw her and she smiled back at me. That was that.
post #35703 of 48312
Used Sinn 556 on bracelet, Nomos Club, 34 mm Rolex on strap (patience required), some Seiko whatchamacallit or a well-looked-after pie pan Constellation would all be in the running. New... I dunno.
post #35704 of 48312

One, dude.  And you're optimistic on some of those prices.  That's why it's hard.  Step up. :)

post #35705 of 48312

Oh Dear. 

 

This impresses me as a variant of the "one watch" question. 

 

From a purely functional perspective I'd have to go with the white metal version of the CWC SBS.

 

 

I was just reflecting on how my SBS is actually one of the most accurate watches I own (which is to say in HEQ territory - less than a second every few days, like my Seiko SBCM023), and in terms of functions and looks it hits most of the bells.  It my not hit the bells spectacularly, but it touches them all. And while it's a parts bin watch, it's put together well (everything lines up). Bezel, day and date are going to be the most often used features apart from basic timekeeping. Fixed spring bars mean you have to use NATO bands, and fortunately there are a good selection of leather NATOs out there. You may not be able to wear it with a dinner suit or business suit, but for anything else it works.

 

Of course I just checked Silverman's and it looks like they're out...

 

If you restricting choices to mechanical then it's more subjective and  much harder. Seiko, Orient, Stowa, Longines, maybe Junghans?

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No, it's not a one watch question.  It's a one watch now question.  This is TWAT.

 

And so far, two most learned men have failed to nail "one watch", without caveats.  To be fair though, you did start without equivocation, and I certainly didn't see that coming?  Er..a what?!

 

(*looking*)

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$1k watch = $1k or under or is there some give to that?
post #35708 of 48312
Damasko DA36

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I am strongly considering one on the new bracelet for well under $2k.
post #35709 of 48312
mimo, you should get a White Stowa Partitio, a watch you actually posted about not too long ago.
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On a totally other note, very happy new owner of a new 116520 (and she came in black). Thanks to Dino for the excellent write-up a short while ago.
She is dead accurate. I saw her and she smiled back at me. That was that.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!


PICS!
 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Remember Fok's "under $1k" watch competitions?  I bet you "TWAT Masters" do.  Well regardless of what you might have said then, or felt like saying, here's a simple question: 

 

"What is, in your view the best watch of any kind, that can be had easily for $1000 or so, new or mint used?"

 

N.B.  I have plans to buy one.  So your answers will probably be wrong. :)

 

I am unqualified to answer this question...

post #35712 of 48312

My first thoughts are:

Weiss Field watch

Sinn 556

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+9% variance allowed. 

 

Mechanical. Yes.

 

ONE, DAMMIT!

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I am unqualified to answer this question...

 

LOL!  I did wonder what your take on this might be...

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CONGRATULATIONS!

PICS!

Thanks! smile.gif Really chuffed, an instant favourite. Admittedly, she is still partly wrapped in plastic.

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