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I'm looking to treat myself to a nice watch/chronograph. I would like an automatic, or even perhaps a mechanical.
I would like an easy to read dial, with numbers all the way around. Also with strong lumes. I have learned that they are referred to as Pilots Watches.
The more I look, the more possibilities pop up. Please help me narrow the field.
 
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What are you looking to spend?


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3k or less. it seems that the same movement can power watches of much different price points.
 
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http://www.citizenwatch.com/en...ldtime|price_600-999


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Lots of good info here. I bought a Seiko 5 based on experiences of our own members:

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...6031561/m/6290029643


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^^^ Perfect!, Thank you!
 
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I see you're new here. Look up our very own Dave Truong, Sigforum's official jeweler.




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I agree with the recommendation to contact Dave Truong. He will treat you right.


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How do i get in touch with Dave? I think he would be a tremendous help to me.
 
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How do i get in touch with Dave? I think he would be a tremendous help to me.


His contact info is in his profile.

You could also google Mimi's jewelry in Fountain Valley Ca.


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David...the best jeweler and nicest person you will find.

http://www.mimisjewelryinc.com/about-mimis/
 
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I would put in a plug for Resco. It's a small watch company owned by an active-duty Navy SEAL. His watches are unique and I got lots of comments on mine because not many people are familiar with them. Prices from around $1200-2200.

Maybe something like their RTAC GMT?

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Countycomm.com has a couple of good looking pilot's watches. I have their larger one. Probably one of the better ones for the $$$.

You can spend a lot more, if you want.




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Stowa is a good value
 
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These two are WAY below $3K, but you have to act fast, because they are on Massdrop:

Orient Mako II I own an Orient Ray, which is this watch with dots instead of numerals. It's a fantastic watch, and more importantly, a fantastic value. It looks better than some $500 watches I've seen, keeps great time, and has gotten more than one compliment from folks that appreciate nice watches.

Seiko 5 "Fifty Fathoms" I just got in on this drop, and I'm excited. It's a beautiful watch that was originally produced as an homage to a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch. The Seiko piece gets really great reviews, and for $125 I couldn't pass it up.

Both of them are automatics. The Orient is a 200m diver with a screw-down crown. The Seiko 5 is a 100m watch.
 
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When I think pilot watch I think Breitling Navitimer. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but sort of iconic. I also like the IWC Big Pilot and the Fortis Flieger Professional Chrono.



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I see you're new here. Look up our very own Dave Truong, Sigforum's official jeweler.


Cant go wrong with Dave. I won't go anywhere else.


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I see you're new here. Look up our very own Dave Truong, Sigforum's official jeweler.


Cant go wrong with Dave. I won't go anywhere else.

This. I'm in North Carolina and Dave is who I choose to do business with. That ought to say something.




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