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My collection has evolved especially in the last couple of years. So here I am now with 6 watches. I know not a massive amount but one has to start somewhere.
In order of purchase:

Oris Rectangular Moonphase Complication
Tissot PRS516 Chrono
Steinhart Triton 30ATM Dual Time
Laco Type A flieger handwinding (model Frankfurt)
Alpina Startimer Manufacture LE (horlogerie suisse edition)
Christopher Ward MKII Jump Hour LE

I have put pics to help set the stage :-!
(most pics borrowed too lazy to compile my own)

Oris:

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Tissot

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Stein

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Laco

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Alpina

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and finally the CW

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so now the question.
what to get next? I could stop but my Doctor says it would be a mistake to do so. Looking to stay under 1500 bucks.
I do like the Dievas a lot (Panerai style that I cannot afford, the Panerai that is).
Would rather aim for something casual enough I can wear daily without having to dress up in a suit (not that I would anyway).:think:


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I really also like the Baume et Mercier Clifton GMT a tad dressier but a tad pricier.

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or may be the Tourby vintage pilot


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HELP please
suggestions welcomed.
 

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That is a great collection. I would not go for the Tourby as you have that style covered with the Laco and Alpina. Probably look for a white dial watch if it were me, most likely a diver type.
 

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That is a great collection. I would not go for the Tourby as you have that style covered with the Laco and Alpina. Probably look for a white dial watch if it were me, most likely a diver type.

white dial any pointers ?
 

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What about a preowned Sinn U1? The Tourby would not make much sense since you have the Laco and the Alpina. You could always sell the Laco and the Alpina and make a play for a preowned IWC Mark Flieger...
 

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For Pam style,you can check magrette as well,personally I like the regattare model

That B&M kinda reminds me of Seiko alpinist

I think you can get both magrette (unless you go for the engraved pieces) and alpinist for around $1K
 

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Out of the 3 the B&M hands down ... nice collection btw.
For me too ... I like the Clifton quite a lot. But (and there is a "but") the movement isn't a real GMT, by which I mean an independent 12-hour hand à la Rolex, Omega, etc., but has the less desirable ETA 2893-2 movement which cannot quickly flip local time to a new time zone. It's also, at $3K list, considerably over your budget.

I will admit to a guilty fascination with the Radiomir knockoff Dievas with with that California dial. Why do I like a California dial? I don't know, but I do find it quite appealing ... if the "homage" issue doesn't bother you ... it's pretty sharp. But I have some difficulty with the idea of wearing a watch that passers-by may take to be something else.
 

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Of the three you've chosen, I'd pick the B&M as well. I recently got a Tourby Marine Silver hand wind which I really love. A marine
observer type watch would add to your collection and still be rather "vintage."
 

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For me too ... I like the Clifton quite a lot. But (and there is a "but") the movement isn't a real GMT, by which I mean an independent 12-hour hand à la Rolex, Omega, etc., but has the less desirable ETA 2893-2 movement which cannot quickly flip local time to a new time zone. It's also, at $3K list, considerably over your budget.

I will admit to a guilty fascination with the Radiomir knockoff Dievas with with that California dial. Why do I like a California dial? I don't know, but I do find it quite appealing ... if the "homage" issue doesn't bother you ... it's pretty sharp. But I have some difficulty with the idea of wearing a watch that passers-by may take to be something else.
Thanks for all the input everyone. much appreciated.
For some reason I like GMTs a lot and use the function a lot. I am not sure I could however get myself to pay 3k list for a B&M with as you point out the 2893-2 you can get in a Stein for well 1/6th of the price. Sure not the same type of watch but the price diff would make me cringe.
I do like the Sinn but here is what I am eyeballing as well, the Stowa GMT with ETA A07.171 Valgranges

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btw I am the same with the Cali style dial, I probably would not care as to what people think being a homage rather than the real deal, but the real deal is not worth a divorce :-d so I will stick with the homage if I end up getting it but boy do I now like the Stowa.

But again the stowa marine chrono (GTUCK thanks btw for the hint towards marine type watches) is pretty darn nice too.

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I need serious help, way too many choices. :p
 
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