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Old 6 April 2020, 03:24 AM   #1
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So trying to find something for everyday, here are the things I’m looking for, none are written in stone except size range and lug width

Explorer style dial or iwc pilot style (Arabic numbers, minimal)
38-42mm
Lume
Day/day would be awesome
20mm
Automatic preferred
Could have rotatable bezel
Low height
Up to 1500 ish

Things I have looked at are or have owned

Halios seaforth
Orient mako 2 (current)
Hamilton khaki
Sinn 104
Various seikos (not a huge skx fan)
Could stretch to Tudor prince maybe
Tag connect

Looking for some other Options I might not have considered, keep mind of events
I have owned everything from mako 2 to yellow gold day dates, I’m open minded

Maybe I’ll buy a dirt bike instead or put it toward gravel bike frame

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Old 6 April 2020, 03:27 AM   #2
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MkII......cruxible, hawkinge .....check them out.
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Old 6 April 2020, 03:32 AM   #3
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I have also checked out nodus and monta

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Old 6 April 2020, 03:34 AM   #4
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MkII......cruxible, hawkinge .....check them out.
I have looked at those before too!

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Old 6 April 2020, 03:39 AM   #5
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Have you checked out the Tudor Day Date in 39mm? You can find them pre-owned for around 2K
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Old 6 April 2020, 03:41 AM   #6
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Have you checked out the Tudor Day Date in 39mm? You can find them pre-owned for around 2K
I have along with the black bay one, trying to keep it under 1500 but I could stretch, I like the ranger better, a bit out of what I would like to spend but I appreciate the input

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Old 6 April 2020, 04:35 AM   #7
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Old 6 April 2020, 04:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the rec, like to stay below 1500, a little too dressy

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Old 6 April 2020, 04:44 AM   #9
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The Monta Triumph checks a lot of those boxes. Unfortunately they are out of stock on a few dial colors. It’s under budget with a lot of the strap options but $95 over your budget on a bracelet.


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Old 6 April 2020, 04:51 AM   #10
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The Monta Triumph checks a lot of those boxes. Unfortunately they are out of stock on a few dial colors. It’s under budget with a lot of the strap options but $95 over your budget on a bracelet.


https://montawatch.com/products/triumph
So I have been back and forth on that brand In general, do you own one? Right now if would be between monta, dd39 & khaki

Always admired the ocean king but had subs to fill they gap, I don’t now

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Old 6 April 2020, 04:56 AM   #11
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So I have been back and forth on that brand In general, do you own one? Right now if would be between monta, dd39 & khaki

Always admired the ocean king but had subs to fill they gap, I donít now

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I donít. I too went back and forth and waited too long. I had my eye on the grey dial with red ďTriumph.Ē There was a thread from someone who did buy one who seemed happy.
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Old 6 April 2020, 04:58 AM   #12
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I donít. I too went back and forth and waited too long. I had my eye on the grey dial with red ďTriumph.Ē There was a thread from someone who did buy one who seemed happy.
There is one on eBay, after sales tax same price as new, I would like the rubber strap, hmmm

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Old 6 April 2020, 05:00 AM   #13
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https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...hlight=Triumph

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Old 6 April 2020, 05:03 AM   #14
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Thereís a nice ocean king on eBay too, there was one for sale here and I missed it; they have been on my radar

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Old 6 April 2020, 06:19 AM   #15
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I got a monta triumph in blue with bracelet in cart, any other recs from tudor? Heritage ranger is cool but 22mm

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With the strong USD to EUR you don’t have to stretch far to get a vintage datejust from Europe. That would be my choice :)
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With the strong USD to EUR you donít have to stretch far to get a vintage datejust from Europe. That would be my choice :)
Yeah Iím done with Rolex for now, exhausted on the brand

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Old 6 April 2020, 07:38 AM   #18
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Steve, I will take a look at Oris. After many many Rolex, I too got brand fatigue. I bought this from an AD and it is become one of my favorite watches. Wearable. Cheap. Fun. Different. I recognize this model doesnít fit all of your criteria, but you should give the Brand a look.





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Old 6 April 2020, 08:29 AM   #19
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Those big pointers have been on my radar too, think I might go ocean king gilt or blue with bracelt, gilt would be no date

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Old 6 April 2020, 08:41 AM   #20
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Gilt with no date monta ordered, went $500 over budget, but wanted to support American company too and not buy used

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Gilt with date monta ordered, went $500 over budget, but wanted to support American company too and not buy used

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Well done. Like a boss!
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Well done. Like a boss!
Thanks man I liquidated a 114060 and day date recently to allow for my employee to be good for 6 months and paid the accounts a little so Iím def gonna appreciate it!

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Thanks man I liquidated a 114060 and day date recently to allow for my employee to be good for 6 months and paid the accounts a little so Iím def gonna appreciate it!

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That is extremely admirable. Not only taking care of your employee but helping out a small US business at the same time. These are tough and frankly unheard of times. I hope your new watch helps bring some enjoyment from your sacrifice. Enjoy
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