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JonnyOldBoy

Top 3 Classically styled watches

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A buddy of mine went watch shopping with his missus this weekend to (hopefully) purchase a new Gents Rolex Datejust for her father and got the usual story from the AD so he asked me for alternatives.

The brief is fairly straightforward : 38-43mm , classic styling ( Oyster pep/aqua terra/grand seiko for example so no Divers or Aviation) ,  date or no date  , auto , Chronometer .... so can people here come up with their top three classically styled watches to fit that spec !? Budget is £1000-£6000 , price not an issue but the watch has to be "right" if you get my drift....

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Surely  a tag heuer Monaco Steve McQueen has to be in the top three just for its iconic status 

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Nice I recommend one of these three ( mind you i dont buy new )

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 Or one of these 

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Or one of these

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Get a preloved one of these in gold for that budget 

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You can't go far wrong with the Rolex oyster or Omega AT. But for alternatives you could look at Tudor 1926, Bremont airco, Zenith elite or most Nomos models. Or if you want something very plain. 

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Classic styling, available new for your budget. Timeless (no pun intended), elegant, restrained, superb . . . . .

Japan, Germany and Switzerland . . .

 

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I'd go: GO, GS, JLC  --  but purely personal taste  --  all great watches.

 

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I have been very impressed with two classical dress watches, both purchased this year as it happens: Grand Seiko (I went Quartz, but there is something for everyone in your friend's price range) and Nomos (Orion 38). 

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1 minute ago, mrzee said:

The Glashutte that @yokel posted looks fabulous 

Thanks  --  I certainly think so . . .

 

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Acceptable in all areas of your requirements , well within budget.


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Acceptable in all areas of your requirements , well within budget.
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Went for some more unusual offerings.

Zenith Captain

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Breitling Transocean

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Bremont Solo

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Drive de Cartier extra flat

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