Slightly over your budget. Fantastic build quality. A/R blows away anything else in its budget.
I suggest the SARG007. The size is a bit bigger than what I prefer - at around 41 ( I also want 39 - 40). It was a choice between this or the Hamilton Khaki for me. This won out in the end. Good luck on your search.
If in case you are wondering, the strap is a cheapo aftermarket, with hollow end links. I couldn't get the SARG bracelets to fit me nicely since they only have 2 micro adjustment holes.
Thanks, I've looked at the Alpinist, but I can't get over the hands and the gold markers. It is a really unique and nice-looking watch though.I was going to suggest my newly acquired SARB017 as well for something even more different. They come on leather and I'm looking to get a new bracelet. You have options with this one and I know green is hit or miss for people, but it's my favorite color and feel that it actually goes well in most scenarios. The compass makes it a little less dressy as well so it's a pretty versatile watch. It's 39mm, but doesn't look that much smaller than my Mako when next to each other. Sapphire, 200M WR, nice movement too.
Peacemaker, What bracelet did you get? I messed up the one that came with mine by not paying attention and removing the wrong links so I'm looking for a new one. I have the hollow end links from the current bracelet that I know will fit too.
Well, kinda yes and no....Thanks, that's a nice-looking watch, but much too similar to the SARB065 that I have already.