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Hi Guys & Girls, newbie alert!!!

I'm wanting to buy my first mechanical watch, and I have some fairly specific ideas about what I want, but so far I haven't found a single watch that incorporates all of them! I've been trawling these forums as a lurker for a while, but where I live there is no broadband internet, so I'd appreciate a little help!!

It should have:

1) Roman numerals or "Longines" style numbers (a la second-setting watch)
2) Day & date indication (preferably window-style 2386-2, but date pointer is also an option if on an INNER ring, not the outside ring of the watch face), or "Vollkalender"
3) Have classic-looking hands
4) Hand-wind is an option
5) Be no more that 43mm across, no smaller than 38mm
6) Maximum price about 3500 Euros

The nearest I have come is the Aerowatch Phase de Lune Auto 1942, but for me it is missing minute marker dots on the outside of the face.

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I hope somebody can help!!!

Thanks in advance

Rob
 

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Thanks Mike, I have already looked at the Pharo, but I would prefer the date to be on the inner ring, as on the Aerowatch, and without chrono. The Limes does look pretty though!
 

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Epos Emotion, almost a copy of the Aerowatch. 1500 Euro, formerly known as Epos Passion.

Louis Erard 1931 Mondphase Vollkalender Automatic, new at Uhren Haeffner for about 1300.
 

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OK thanks for the suggestions Mike, I have found at least pretty much how I would most like the face to look - see the pic of this Citizen Eco-drive

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Nice & simple. I just can't seem to find anything like this in a mechanical version. They all seem to look like the Rolex "day-date" with the large day window, it's in vogue I guess. I know the movement exists for something like this because Fortis does a B-42 automatic day/date using the ETA 2386-2.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Rob
 

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Wrong markers and probably not what you're looking for, but I like my Visodate (though I have the black dial):

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Jeez, fantastic watch! Easiest date function to read of all designs. I don't know why more manufacturers don't use it.
The photo posted by mike is most likely a valjoux 7751 powerd wristwatch. This movement and layout is used by many many brands.
 

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OK thanks for the suggestions Mike, I have found at least pretty much how I would most like the face to look - see the pic of this Citizen Eco-drive

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Nice & simple. I just can't seem to find anything like this in a mechanical version. They all seem to look like the Rolex "day-date" with the large day window, it's in vogue I guess. I know the movement exists for something like this because Fortis does a B-42 automatic day/date using the ETA 2386-2.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Rob
That's a good looking watch.
 
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