WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

Nearly impossible!

6117 Views 114 Replies 51 Participants Last post by  Eric_M
To find a sport/everyday watch having:
-Automatic Movt.
-Stainless Steel case and bracelet.
-Between 34 and 38 mm.
-Sapphire Crystal.
-Screw down crown.
-No microbrands using Miyotas.
-Not easily beaten by Seiko.
-Not emulating Rolex or AP.
-Under 2K.

Update 1:
Thanks to a lot of work, and your help, Ive got my answer: Seiko Prospect Land. It is hard to say but it is nearly imposible to beat unless you pay such an amount that will make you look ridiculous. You go all the way up to Rolex Explorer or make your peace down there with a Prospex or Presage.

Update 2:
I have come down to the following:
1. Tudor 1926
2. Longines Spirit
3. Ball Fireman
3. Seiko Prospex SPB 241

I have considered too: Sinn, Hamilton, CW, Marathons as well as microbrand like Vaer, Batavi, Lorier, Astor + Banks and Archimede and I think they lack character, except for the Hamilton King Khaki, but it was to big over 42mm I think.

Update 3:
I have also considered Glycine, Presages, Tissots but they have no screw down crown.

Update 4:
***Well, I did it! And no need to Seiko! I went for the 38 mm Mido Multifort with the Powermatic 80 for under 500 on Jomashop. Pictures?
See less See more
  • Like
  • Haha
Reactions: 5
1 - 2 of 115 Posts
I would keep an open mind. Keep checking watch sales in jewellery stores, and keep checking eBay listings. There will be loads of options meeting your requirements without spending too much. If you don't necessarily want swiss made, you will see even more for well under your price target.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Another thought. If you haven't found anything that meets your criteria, have a serious think about your criteria. Screw down crowns are a real PITA on many watches, for example. They are a recent phenomenon. Watches from the 50s and later with push pull crowns and no large WR are still widely available.

Hand winding watches seem to have a far smoother wind than many automatic watches, to the point that I wonder whether hand winding automatic watches causes damage. Then you get some movements that don't handwind, so you have to shake them to get them running. So how does that work. Shaking a watch doesn't sound good, and running watches at a low power level sounds to me like they wouldn't be so accurate.
1 - 2 of 115 Posts