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I lean more toward the dress side. I have the MUT Moon 39 and a 1603 Datejust as the main watches in my rotation.
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Well then it looks like we have similar taste cheers.gif

 

here's my collection so far:

 

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so what about a chronograph? May not be the dressiest of complications, but maybe a JLC RDM, or a Glashutte Panoreserve?

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and a current shot in the afternoon sun:

 

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Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a business casual watch as a gift.  My budget is extremely low. $1000 any suggestions.  Now I'm sure there are some suggestions to my question already however there are over a thousand posts!!!

 

Many Thanks,

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Nice! The only difference is I put a brown alligator strap on my MUT Moon.

The chrono idea is a definitely worth thinking about. I love the speedmaster but just haven't thought about it seriously since I tend to wear brown shoes and belts. That's why this years 1931 TTR is something I'm considering vs last years since last year was a black cordo strap. I will wear black shoes maybe once every couple months...
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Originally Posted by NakedTie View Post

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a business casual watch as a gift.  My budget is extremely low. $1000 any suggestions.  Now I'm sure there are some suggestions to my question already however there are over a thousand posts!!!

Many Thanks,
That's a really tough price point. I would look at Hamilton in that price range. You don't start seeing decent swiss in house movement watches until you hit the $2000 threshold. Most watches in the $1000 price bracket are using ETA movements that while solid, can be found in watches that are half the price when sold through another manufacturer.

Another idea is going vintage like an Omega Deville, Constellation or Seamaster.
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Originally Posted by mackmittonz View Post

Nice! The only difference is I put a brown alligator strap on my MUT Moon.
The chrono idea is a definitely worth thinking about. I love the speedmaster but just haven't thought about it seriously since I tend to wear brown shoes and belts. That's why this years 1931 TTR is something I'm considering vs last years since last year was a black cordo strap. I will wear black shoes maybe once every couple months...

 

I'd love to see pix of your MUT Moon on a brown strap. Ive been thinking of putting it on a tan strap myself.

 

I wouldn't worry too much about straps. They come and go. Heres a speedy pro on a brown strap:

 

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http://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/watch-most-strap-versatility-704427-2.html

 

 

I think the Zenith El Primero comes on a brown strap at the moment too..

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thanks, guys. yeah, its not amazing, but i really like how it looks on me. peepwall[1].gif

also, we are looking at a lot of 18 watches today. breitlings, tags, panerais. oh my!
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Just bought this at work. Want to keep so bad.

 

I am constantly reminded on how I envy your job...

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it can be sweet sometimes. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by NakedTie View Post

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a business casual watch as a gift.  My budget is extremely low. $1000 any suggestions.  Now I'm sure there are some suggestions to my question already however there are over a thousand posts!!!

Many Thanks,

I would go with a Stowa Marine Original at that price point!
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And I concur with the Speedy Pro suggestion, GREAT watch:


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Respectfully I have to disagree.  I think its a pretty decent solution to giving the wearer a date.  I like it better than losing the 3 or 6 o'clock marker, which was done on the smaller sized version and on the Tank Francaise.  But to each his own. 

I really have no problem with the date at that position, but I do have a problem with the fact that it cuts off some of the IIII; just goes to show that the watch is based on a calibre not made for it. I am not a big fan of cutoff numbers in general (not a deal breaker, it depends on the watch), but I think that that is a pretty egregious example of it.
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And I concur with the Speedy Pro suggestion, GREAT watch:

I really have no problem with the date at that position, but I do have a problem with the fact that it cuts off some of the IIII; just goes to show that the watch is based on a calibre not made for it. I am not a big fan of cutoff numbers in general (not a deal breaker, it depends on the watch), but I think that that is a pretty egregious example of it.

 

I don't think I ever properly congratulated you on your SMP! Congrats to you and I apologize for the oversight!!!  cheers.gif

 

Are we racing for the PML?

 

...at the moment I am in a 5513/14060 frame of mind...

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I don't think I ever properly congratulated you on your SMP! Congrats to you and I apologize for the oversight!!!  cheers.gif

Are we racing for the PML?

...at the moment I am in a 5513/14060 frame of mind...

No problem amigo! Thank you very much--honestly, it has quickly become my favorite watch. I absolutely love it, it is the perfect daily wearer. And we are indeed racing for the PML, although I feel you probably have the edge on this one. I will definitely be the tortoise in the race, moving slow and steady smile.gif.

And you are alone on the Rolex front for now! I think I will go vintage if I go Rolex, and I cannot justify vintage right now I don't think.
Edited by Newcomer - 11/21/12 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by mackmittonz View Post


That's a really tough price point. I would look at Hamilton in that price range. You don't start seeing decent swiss in house movement watches until you hit the $2000 threshold. Most watches in the $1000 price bracket are using ETA movements that while solid, can be found in watches that are half the price when sold through another manufacturer.
Another idea is going vintage like an Omega Deville, Constellation or Seamaster.

 

Thanks I would consider looking for a vintage watch.  I'll have to search the web for some good deals before Christmas. 

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