superb idea with the speedy! CHRK - are you open to buying online from reputable non-dealers, or ADs only? if the former, your price range will get you a good deal more options. personal decision there though. there is a lot to choose from, from breitling, in that price range. i quite like the superocean heritage and the transocean day-date in that range. if you want to go to a less talked about brand, some of the Ulysse Nardin big date watches have an MSRP around 6k, i imagine you could find discounts on that to bring it close to your range, if not right into it.