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Not sure that something in a gold case with complications will fall in that budget.  You will have more options if you go with something with a steel case.  I also think platinum, although lovely, will fall outside that budget.  Even though the current price of platinum is not what it once was relative to gold, its a much more difficult metal to work with and there is still a premium for PT watches over gold.  

A few watches or brands to consider... Cartier Tank Americaine, a time only JLC Reverso, maybe something from Girard Perregaux, some form of Cellini Rolex, or Omega dress watch. Maybe a smaller sized time only Patek, VC, AP, if you don't mind something from the days when men were wearing 33 mm watches.  

Wishing you luck with your search!

I'd second the Reverso suggestion. You get a lot of watch for your money, a classic design you're unlikely to get bored with, and the reverse can be engraved which makes it a nice wedding gift. I haven't looked at prices but you might pick up a nice rose gold one used inside that budget.
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Another vote for the Reverso, it was the first watch that came to mind.

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I'm pretty sure you can get a new, solid gold Catier tank for that budget. That's where I'd be looking.
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@BostonHedonist : if you want platinum, and it has to be from a renowned maker, then the one $10k watch that leaps to mind is a Rolex Cellini.  It's the right size, has just the one complication (small seconds), a few different dial colours to choose from and is definitely supposed to be a dress watch.  I think it's fair to say that it will still look decent in twenty or fifty years, too.  But that rather depends on whether you think it looks good today.  It's not a SF favourite, but I rather like it personally.

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Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard

I'm a little hung up on this requirement, but yes either a Tank or Reverso should do nicely (pre-owned if necessary).

EDIT: Was it Dunhill that used to case up Reverso movements, that featured a faceted crystal? Their website shows a bunch of cufflinks and other cool $hit, but I don't find any watches.

(and they have some cool lighters).
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Many good suggestions gentlemen. I do rather like some of the newer Cellini models, but none of them have really sung to me. I think a steel Reverso or gold Tank might indeed be my best bets.

You know I never was crazy about the Reverso until I tried one on. I remember then thinking then that I would surely have one at some point. It wasn't an infatuation that was born so much a comfortable certainty. And the Tank; doesn't get much more classic than that. The Tank may be one of the few watches I'd wear in a much smaller size.

I may just input these options and let the lady decide.

@Keith T I was mainly thinking in terms of how markers were cut or, failing any embellishment there, case edges, bezel facets and so on.
Edited by BostonHedonist - 9/8/15 at 4:26pm
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2 quick pictures of my SMP300 (2541.80), because @TheWraith
 asked me to, last week, if I recall correctly!
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On the Staten Island ferry to south Manhattan



On the 102nd (or 101st?) floor of the One World Observatory


Some great pics there, @ShawnBC. Watch looks great and looks great on you. Mine says hi (wondering if I should breakfast on the balcony or not):


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Another vote for the Reverso, it was the first watch that came to mind.
Ditto!


How can one resist?


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Gemini IV for Speedy Tuesday.

 

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EDIT: Was it Dunhill that used to case up Reverso movements, that featured a faceted crystal? Their website shows a bunch of cufflinks and other cool $hit, but I don't find any watches.

(and they have some cool lighters).

Years ago Dunhill made very nice products.  They were a great company decades ago.  My father and his generation spoke highly of them as a brand.  But I think they went a bit down market.  Not sure if it was to try to get a broader audience (the way Tiffany & Co did with all their sterling silver merchandise), or if it was because of economic hard times. They still make nice lighters (not that I need one), but for most products they offer, I'd probably go with a different brand.  

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Ditto!


How can one resist?



My choice as well!
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Gemini IV for Speedy Tuesday.

 

 

Tell me more 'bout it, I love it!

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Some great suggestions here.

BostonHedonist, I suggest the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon. I might be biased since I own one but I think its a great watch and within the budget.
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@BostonHedonist

If you are willing to consider 36mm, you can find pre-owned Lange 1815's for around $10k
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Ditto!


How can one resist?


 

In terms of a watch that should almost certainly have to undergo engraving, I suppose it really doesn't get much better than a Reverso, does it? Though I suppose one does have to be a bit more careful about what is engraved and how!

 

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Some great suggestions here.

BostonHedonist, I suggest the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon. I might be biased since I own one but I think its a great watch and within the budget.

 

Ah yes, one of my favorite dress watches in the price range and another that I would most certainly be happy with. I will be sure to include this on my suggestion list. I do quite like the new gray dial version:

 

 

 

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@BostonHedonist

If you are willing to consider 36mm, you can find pre-owned Lange 1815's for around $10k

 

Another fine suggestion, and one I surely wouldn't turn away.

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